Elena Stidham

Recent Articles

Loud and Clear: Never forget my Iraqi family

09/13/2019 9:29am

9/11 was a day everyone remembers in detail; where they were, who they were with and what they were doing.  Nobody ever asks me where I was the first time someone called me a terrorist. 

Loud and Clear: 6 things I learned from studying abroad

08/21/2019 8:04pm

This June I was given the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Japan. I have always wanted to go, and after I took my first Japanese language class, I thought it would be even more rewarding to be able to experience the culture and practice my new skills. 

Loud and Clear: Hellfire

04/19/2019 3:39pm

“Like fire. Hellfire.”  These lyrics from the song “Hellfire,” from the movie “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” scorched into my brain the moment I found out the Notre Dame in Paris, France was burning. 

Loud and Clear: The opportunity metaphor

03/03/2019 5:37pm

The most hauntingly human words I have ever heard came from a being that never contained a heartbeat.  “My battery is low and it’s getting dark.”