Students petition selection of speaker Kathleen Parker
July 26th, 2016
University responds, confirming Parker will speak and reaffirming its commitment to speakers with different beliefs. By: Tommy Hamzik A petition that garnered more than 300 signatures from students, alumni and various community members furious that Elon University invited Washington ...
North Carolina delegates’ thoughts on Trump
July 21st, 2016
Elon News Network spoke to two North Carolina delegates about their thoughts on the convention, Donald Trump, millennials in the Republican Party, the American Dream and North Carolina’s body camera law. Mike Hager is the delegate for the 112th district ...
Police presence increases on third day of RNC
July 21st, 2016
CLEVELAND – Protesters flocked here the past three days to voice their opinions. Different groups are speaking their mind on religion, foreign policy, LGBT issues and more seemingly all day long. So far, the protests have been mostly peaceful. ...
Mitchell leaves Elon to pursue graphic design / Deck: CAA’s leading tackler graduated in May
July 16th, 2016
By: Alex Simon Corey Mitchell ’16 has decided to forego his final year of eligibility and will not play for the Elon University football team in 2016. Mitchell graduated in May with a degree in Communication Design. He said ...
In Raleigh, Trump criticizes Clinton, FBI ruling
July 6th, 2016
Republican frontrunner repeats gibes at opponent, Obama By: Alex Simon RALEIGH — Even as he strayed off on tangents, presidential candidate Donald Trump threw multiple verbal barbs at Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton at his rally at the Duke Energy ...
Obama backs Clinton, attacks Trump at Charlotte rally
July 5th, 2016
Extra firepower needed to gain votes for pivotal state By: Emmanuel Morgan CHARLOTTE — In her second trip to North Carolina in the span of two weeks, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by President Barack Obama, stressed the importance ...
Former Elon pitcher makes pro debut in Burlington
June 27th, 2016
BURLINGTON — Fresh out of a blood test, former Elon University pitcher Chris Hall ’16 couldn’t help but laugh at his Sunday night. “A lot of firsts tonight,” Hall joked. The first official blood test followed his first appearance ...
Elon Study Abroad plans for Brexit impacts
June 24th, 2016
By: Kailey Tracy Senior Noah Ganz stayed up until 1 a.m. to hear the news. United Kingdom, a country he spent four months in studying abroad last fall, was no longer part of the European Union. “The vast majority ...
Elon community gathers to reflect, honor Orlando
June 13th, 2016
By: Tyler Patchen Elon University held memorial services on Monday in the aftermath of the shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse Orlando. Members of the community gathered in the Numen Lumen Pavilion early in the afternoon and again later ...
Elon’s Nick Zammarelli selected by Seattle Mariners in MLB Draft
June 11th, 2016
This story was reported by Tommy Hamzik. Zammarelli, a utility player, was picked by Seattle in the eighth round Friday. Elon University utility player Nick Zammarelli was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the eighth round of the MLB ...
Sophomore charged in breaking and entering
May 24th, 2016
McCrae A. Wahl, 19, of Burlington, was charged with felony first degree burglary, felony larceny after breaking and entering and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Alamance County Jail. According to an email from Smith Jackson, ...
Registrar unveils new visual Elon Experiences transcripts
May 10th, 2016
The Office of the University Registrar is introducing a new virtual transcript that will be available to all students. According to an email released on Monday by Smith Jackson, “The Office of the Registrar is pleased to introduce you ...
Indie pop band ‘MisterWives’ captivates audience at spring show
May 8th, 2016
An alternative-indie vibe blasted from the Colonnades parking lot as MisterWives performed at Elon University’s Spring Concert May 6. Though Elon is notorious for bringing rappers to headline shows such as Ludacris and B.o.B, about 2,000 students were packed ...
Dr. Danieley to retire from teaching
May 6th, 2016
Dr. James Earl Danieley, a member of the Elon University faculty since 1946, will retire from teaching at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, according to family members and university sources. Danieley, 91, has spent time in the ...
#ActualSororityMove spreads on campus
May 4th, 2016
This story is being covered by Selina Guevara and multiple staff members. Updated May 4, 10 a.m. The #ActualSororityMove campaign that started on Elon University’s campus and engaged over 3 million online viewers continued Tuesday morning at College Coffee. The ...
Elon awards 15 Lumen Prizes
April 22nd, 2016
Elon names 15 rising juniors the recipients of the 2016 Lumen Prize. This is the university’s premier award for undergraduate research that comes with $15,000 to support their academics and research scholarship. Lumen Scholars work closely with their faculty ...
SGA unanimously passes resolution against HB2
April 22nd, 2016
SGA unanimously passed a resolution against the controversial House Bill 2 at its meeting Thursday night. All 30 members of the Senate who were present approved the resolution. “I thought it would pass, but I wasn’t expecting unanimous,” SGA ...
2016 Greek Week Dance Results, Videos
April 7th, 2016
The annual Fraternity and Sorority Life Greek Week Dance was held in Alumni Gym on April 6, 2016. Here are the results- Interfraternity Council: 1st: Sigma Chi 2nd: Beta Theta Pi 3rd: Delta Upsilon Panhellenic Council: 1st: Sigma ...
Elon professor dies of heart attack
February 26th, 2016
Updated Friday, 5:39 p.m. Heidi Frontani, professor of geography, died Friday of a sudden illness according to an email from President Leo Lambert. Faculty sources say she died of a sudden heart attack at Alamance Regional Medical Center. Frontani ...
An Apology from Elon Local News
December 3rd, 2015
On Tuesday night, Elon Local News was set to premiere “The Threads of Burlington,” an all encompassing, student look at the city of Burlington, N.C., and the people who call it home. We at Elon Local News realize we ...
Elon Local News to premiere “The Threads of Burlington” Dec. 1
November 30th, 2015
Elon Local News is set to premiere its documentary “Elon Local News Presents: The Threads of Burlington” on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in LaRose Digital Theater in Elon University’s Koury Business Center. The documentary brings you the good, the bad and hope ...
Stadium becomes shelter as community celebrates Elon junior
November 12th, 2015
No one said anything, because no one knew what to say. No cameras flashed. No cellphones glowed. The only lights were the streetlights and the dozens of candles brought by those in attendance, and of the shooting star one ...
Update: Elon Junior dead after fall at UNC Chapel Hill
November 12th, 2015
Updated at 12:10 p.m. Elon junior Demitri Allison’s death has been ruled a suicide, according to a report from UNC police. Allison died Wednesday afternoon after falling from a 10-story Morrison Residence Hall, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. According ...
Mother remembers Demitri Allison’s kindness
November 12th, 2015
“He was an extremely kind and gentle, thoughtful person who was so humble and I always felt like when Demitri came into our life, he was just a blessing from above to us,” said Allison’s mother, Lisa Hartman. The ...
Elon athletes share respects for Allison on social media
November 11th, 2015
The Elon student body received word of the death of Demitri Allison, a junior wide receiver on the football team, on Wednesday night. According to an email from Smith Jackson, vice president for student life, Allison died Wednesday afternoon after falling from Morrison Residence ...
Leonard Pitts, Jr., challenges culture of innocence regarding racial bias
September 24th, 2015
This coverage was a collaboration between Elon Local News’ Alex Hager and The Pendulum’s Tommy Hamzik and Sarah Wood Society is in a continual struggle with the crime of innocence, according to Pulitzer Prize winner and Miami Herald columnist ...
Greensboro “Feeling the Bern”
September 13th, 2015
North Carolina “Felt the Bern” Sunday night in Greensboro, as democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders took the Greensboro Coliseum Complex stage to speak to the more than 9,000 supporters in attendance. Sanders, who spoke for nearly an hour, ...
Class of 2019 Student Government Election Speeches
September 4th, 2015
The following students are running for positions in the Student Government Association’s Fall 2015 Election. Click on the name to the right of the candidate’s photo to watch their speech. Voting for the class of 2019 will be online on Monday, ...
Skrosky preaches efficiency at CAA Media Day
July 28th, 2015
BALTIMORE, MD - For the second time in as many seasons, Elon football is projected to finish last in the Colonial Athletic Association as the league kicked off the 2015 season at M&T Bank Stadium. After finishing the 2014 ...
Elijah Bryant reportedly to transfer from Elon
June 29th, 2015
Elijah Bryant, the 2015 Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year in men’s basketball, has reportedly asked for his release from Elon’s men’s basketball team. Atlanta-based CTD-Hoops reported the news on Sunday. CAA ROY Elijah Bryant requests release 14.2 ...
Changes No Longer Brewing in Downtown Elon
May 14th, 2015
Elon University is delaying all plans for changes in the dining venue in the historic neighborhood and Downtown Elon, according to Gerald Whittington, senior vice president for business, finance and technology. Previous plans to move a Starbucks into Acorn Coffee Shop’s ...
Greek Week Dance 2015
April 16th, 2015
The PHC contest was won by Alpha Xi Delta, with a tie for second place between Phi Mu and Sigma Kappa. Delta Upsilon won the IFC/NPHC contest with the NPHC coming in second place and Kappa Sigma coming in ...
#FTK: Elonthon goes 24 hours ‘For the Kids’
April 11th, 2015
Photos by Dan MacLaury and Ryan Greene. From 6 p.m. Friday night until 6 p.m. Saturday, Elon students danced away 24 hours for the annual dance marathon, Elonthon. For each six hour shift, hundreds of students took to Alumni ...
NCAA Championship: Cameron Crazies watch Duke Blue Devils in final game
April 6th, 2015
FINAL: Duke defeats Wisconsin 68-63 to win fifth National Championship - first since 2010. Our Justin Biegel and Sky Cowans made the trip to Duke University to hang out with the Cameron Crazies as they watched their Blue Devils ...
Elon bookstore staff member dies
March 29th, 2015
Robin Russell, who worked at Elon’s campus bookstore, died last night in her sleep, according to an email from Provost Steven House. Robin was the wife of Alan Russell, an associate professor of mathematics at Elon. The couple lived in ...
Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Suspended from Elon’s Campus
March 20th, 2015
The Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi has been suspended from Elon University’s campus as of March 17th , according to an email sent to chapter alumni from Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity CEO Mark E. Timmes. The chapter’s recognition has been rescinded ...
Female hit by car on N. Williamson
March 16th, 2015
A first-year female student, Gabriela Rosales, was hit by a gray Toyota Camry on North Williamson Avenue tonight, outside of The Oaks Apartments and McCrary Theater. Rosales was airlifted to UNC Hospitals by the UNC Air Care helicopter. According to Alamance ...
Kappa Sigma fraternity members cited in trespassing incident
March 6th, 2015
According to an email from Dean of Students, Smith Jackson, the university is investigating a trespassing incident involving several members of Kappa Sigma fraternity’s new class. Dean Jackson said Elon was notified of the situation by Abingdon, Virginia police. The ...
Elon snaps seven-game losing streak with win at Delaware
February 21st, 2015
The Elon University Men’s Basketball team’s seven-game losing streak came to an end Saturday afternoon when the Phoenix pulled out an 83-75 overtime win at the University of Delaware. The win, Elon’s first since a 94-82 victory over Delaware at ...
Elon University classes cancelled due to weather
February 16th, 2015
By Al Drago ELON, N.C. - All classes at Elon University have been canceled after 3:30 p.m. according to a email by Dean of Students Smith Jackson sent to students due to the inclement weather forecast for this afternoon. Campus will ...
Elon defense falters in loss to James Madison
February 14th, 2015
Heading into a 86-75 loss to James Madison on Saturday night, Elon senior Austin Hamilton told his teammates to keep their heads held high, and that they would make it through the rough patches. But those rough patches have ...
Elon tuition to increase next school year
February 12th, 2015
Correction: ELN originally reported that tuition was $43,170 next year. That was incorrect. Tuition will be $31,773 and the total (with room, board and fees) will be $43,170. We apologize for this error. Next year, Elon students could be writing a ...
SPECIAL COVERAGE: 2015 SGA Speeches & Presidential Debate
February 8th, 2015
2015 Candidate Information & Speeches
Funeral arrangements made for Elon University junior Trent Stetler
January 13th, 2015
The funeral for Trent Stetler, an Elon junior who died earlier this week, will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 415 East Athens Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003 (610-642-3211). According to the email sent out Tuesday evening ...
Dear Taylor: Elon student’s scrapbook on display in Grammy Museum
December 20th, 2014
By: Ryan Greene “I have loved her for seven years, going on eight. Before she was huge.” First year student McKenzie Floyd has been to dozens of Taylor Swift concerts, has met the singer four times and now has ...
Jim Waggoner (’55), author of The Fighting Christians, dies at 81
December 16th, 2014
By Brooke Wivagg Elon University graduate, published author and sports enthusiast Rev. James (Jim) M. Waggoner died Sunday Dec. 14 at the age of 81. Waggoner, who authored The Fighting Christians: Elon College Athletics Through the Years (1989), graduated from Elon ...
Behind the Scenes: Election 2014
December 13th, 2014
Take a look behind the scenes of our coverage of the 2014 Midterm Elections.
Schar family gives largest single donation in Elon history
December 4th, 2014
An email from President Leo Lambert Thursday morning announced Dwight and Martha Schar, P ’16, pledged $12 million to go towards the new School of Communications and proposed convocation center. According to Elon, this is the largest single donation in ...
Campus conversation on Ferguson decision
December 2nd, 2014
A Campus Conversation on the Ferguson decision was held in the Lakeside meeting rooms Monday night. The Elon community was encouraged to share their thoughts on the events happening in Missouri. The conversation was hosted by the Center for Race, ...
Students protest Ferguson decision at luminaries ceremony
December 1st, 2014
Monday night during the annual Festival of Holiday Lights celebration, better known as Luminaries, more than 60 Elon students and staff members held a silent protest of the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police ...
Charter Revoked From Elon’s Sigma Pi Fraternity Chapter
November 12th, 2014
According to Sigma Pi, International, the Elon University Epsilon-Theta Chapter has had its charter revoked as of Nov. 11. Eric Townsend, Director of Elon University News Bureau, says the university upheld its three-year suspension of Sigma Pi. The university ...
LIVE Coverage: 2014 Midterm Elections
November 4th, 2014
Join Elon Local News for our 2014 Midterm Election coverage from 8-10 p.m. live from both in Studio A and around the state. With reporters in Charlotte, Greensboro and Alamance County, our reporters will be in the field with ...
Neighborhood Police Program gains traction
September 8th, 2014
Almost anywhere you go on campus, you see Campus Police or Campus Security cars. At times, it can be intimidating to have a police presence in residential areas but this year, Elon Campus Police wants to change their relationship ...
Students evacuate Oaks apartment building after lightning strike
September 3rd, 2014
Update: As of 5 p.m. Thursday Sept. 4, Oaks E residents were allowed back into their apartments. For the three apartments that were water damaged during the lightning strike, Director of Elon Residence Life Elaine Turner said in an email ...
Photo Gallery: Convocation 2014
August 23rd, 2014
See Chief Photographer Al Drago’s photos from Convocation 2014.
A Day in Pictures: Best of #ElonMoveIn
August 22nd, 2014
See Chief Photographer Al Drago and Reporter Jacob LaPlante’s photos from Move-in day.
UPDATE: Elon Student Injured in Accident near Campus
July 6th, 2014
The Elon student in Sunday afternoon’s car accident near the Elon Post Office has been identified. According to the Town of Elon Police report, 21-year-old Devon Bartholf ’16 of West Grove, PA was traveling northbound on South Williamson Ave. when she lost control of ...
ELN covers Community Connections: Education
April 15th, 2014
Elon University will host its final Community Connections forum of the year this Wednesday, April 16. This program’s theme is funding for public education and will be composed of Alamance County residents, faculty and students having organized dialogue on supporting ...
Elon Greek Week Dance 2014 results
April 9th, 2014
We will be posting videos throughout the day. Check this article later for videos of all performances. Sororities: 1. Delta Delta Delta 2. Alpha Xi Delta 3. Alpha Omicron Pi Other performances: Alpha Chi Omega Kappa Delta Phi Mu ...
Power outage forces blackout at Elon
March 12th, 2014
Power has returned to all areas of campus after students were left in the dark for nearly two hours Wednesday night, according to University Communications. Duke Energy said the outage was due to a blown transformer and reported 268 customers ...
Elon Ice Storm: Photo Gallery
March 7th, 2014
As ice hits the Triad area, Elon University has canceled classes for Friday. Ice weighed down tree branches to breaking point, knocked out power to several areas on campus and off, and made driving conditions much more perilous. Check ...
Elon Ice Storm: Live Updates
March 7th, 2014
From Thursday night to Friday morning, an ice storm hit Elon University and the surrounding area in Alamance County. Here’s a look at some of the live updates on the ice storm, categorized by Schedule, Dining, Safety and Power ...
ELN Morning: Behind-the-scenes footage of Academy Awards
March 4th, 2014
Our Ashley McGetrick was behind-the-scenes at the Academy Awards. Here’s some exclusive content from her coverage of the Oscars.
SGA election speeches & debates 2014
February 16th, 2014
2014 Candidate Information & Speeches Individual candidate speeches will be posted following our election coverage Monday night.
Edith Brannock’s Heart of Gold
November 11th, 2013
The sisters of Sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma gathered for their annual sisterhood brunch Saturday afternoon in honor of an important alum: Edith Brannock. Brannock, Class of 1939, was also a faculty member for forty years. She is a beloved figure for the ...
This Month in History: Evolution of McEwen building
November 6th, 2013
The Iris Holt McEwen building is home to the School of Communications now, but in 1968, McEwen was home to a different kind of communication. In the mid-1960s, Elon College’s past library in Carlton struggled to accommodate the growing ...
Smith Jackson Email Reports Campus Thefts
November 4th, 2013
Elon Campus Safety and Police are investigating two theft incidents. Smith Jackson sent an email at 6 p.m. Monday to the student body regarding the thefts. According to the email, the Elon University Police Department are searching for a ...
Construction disrupts parking plan
October 24th, 2013
Students are back on campus following fall break, but they probably noticed some changes to where they are allowed to park. Construction on the new Inman Admissions Center, opening in 2015, reduced the Moseley Center parking lot to 100 ...
Local group hosts Special Olympics competition
October 24th, 2013
On Saturday, Special Olympics North Carolina’s central region held its annual bocce tournament, bringing the event to Burlington for the first time. Groups from all over the state - from Iredell to Stanly, NC - showed up to compete ...
Elon Students Address Campus in Blog Post
September 23rd, 2013
This letter was published by sophomore Shelby Lewis in the Class of 2016 Facebook page. Sarah Holland, Diana Abrahams and Paige Ransbury wrote the article to address the recent discriminatory incidents that took place last week on campus. To ...
Burlington Hosts Putt-Putt National Championship
September 22nd, 2013
Generally putt-putt golf is all fun and games, but that wasn’t the case last week when the Burlington Putt-Putt Fun Center hosted the 54th Annual Professional Putters Association National Championship. The Professional Putters Association has hosted miniature golf putting ...
Elon Alumni Win Sprite Film Competition
September 12th, 2013
Elon Alumni Dean Coots and Michael Tahan won both the fan vote and the Judge’s Award for their 60 second film, “Break the Night.” The short film features break-dancers, music, and lots of paint. Coots won $30,000 for directing ...
Hip Hop Debate
February 26th, 2013
The Morning Show’s “Hip-Hop Debate” had well-informed guests Conor Ambrose (junior), Steve Dicecco (junior), Jonathan Smith (senior), and Jasmine Whaley (senior) weigh in on their favorite music: hip-hop. This discussion went beyond the surface level and delved into the ...
Interview with Elon Musician: Sean Magee
February 26th, 2013
Check out the full video for Sean Magee’s song “A Little Bit Different”:
February 17th, 2013
Miss this SGA speeches? You can watch them below: Executive President: Patrick Brown Welsford Scott Bishopric Post Speech Interview with Patrick Brown Post Speech Interview with Welsford Scott Bishopric Executive President Debate Executive VP: Joe Incorvia Ryan Budden Executive ...
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Gray “Uses Suicide as a Threat”
December 6th, 2012
Elon Local News has obtained copies of the domestic violence protective order against Alexis Gray, taken out by her ex-boyfriend, Elon student Greg Seelagy. In the document, Gray is ordered not to “assault, threaten, abuse, follow, harass…or interfere” with ...
Scarlett Fakhar Senior Tribute
December 5th, 2012
Scarlett Fakhar is graduating early to become a weekend anchor/ reporter in Lubbock, TX. Congratulations Scarlett!
Alexis Gray’s Ex-Boyfriend
December 4th, 2012
ELN is able to report Alexis Gray’s ex-boyfriend is Greg Seelagy. Seelagy is listed as a first-year student in the Elon student directory. We reached out to Seelagy for comment but he declined. Seelagy was arrested this past summer ...
November 29 Web Update
November 29th, 2012
Web update for Thursday, November 29, 2012