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Study tips for the final stretch

    It’s easy to get overwhelmed at the end of the semester by the amount of work still left to do before summer.  Here are some pro tips on how to hit the books hard without them hitting you back. Stay organized. Make to-do lists for your classes with deadlines, meetings and long-term projects so you know what you have ...Full Article

Helping college students live a healthy life

This week is National Public Health Week, and the American Public Health Association is working to bring together communities across the country with a goal to create the healthiest ...Full Article

Pollen particularly bad for Elon area

With each passing week, the official start to spring gets closer and closer. While the first day of spring is for March 20, signs of warmer and longer days have already ...Full Article

Elon University, Aramark, and Burlington’s Company Shops Market discuss

The Company Shops Market, also known as Burlington’s Food Co-Op, is discussing creating a satellite store in Elon. A satellite store is a retail store that is part of the larger parent ...Full Article

Love Your Body Week and Elon’s experience with eating disorders

With Spring Break coming up, college students across the nation are pushing themselves to get the perfect “beach bod”  But for many adolescents, the pressure to be skinny can ...Full Article

February is heart health awareness Month

February is heart health awareness month. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. ...Full Article

Governor McCrory encourages N.C. residents to prepare for winter

Some may be wondering where the snow and cold have been hibernating so far this winter, but Governor Pat McCrory says it’s time to prepare for the colder weather ahead. ...Full Article

Beyond The Image: The struggle for positive body image amongst college women

Fifty-eight percent of college women feel pressure to be a certain weight, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. Maddie Donner, a junior at Elon ...Full Article

Elon students taken to hospital with similar illness

Several Elon students have contracted an illness that appears to be a viral infection. The students were taken to Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, N.C. this week. According to ...Full Article

Stadium becomes shelter as community celebrates Elon junior

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 ...Full Article

Benefits of being a yogi

A scroll through Instagram and other social media might have you seeing several pictures of yoga poses all labeled #zen but for Susan Hearn, co-owner of Om Shanti Yoga, yoga ...Full Article

Student creates blog after battle with eating disorder

Senior Anna Jervis created an outlet and resource for teens who have eating disorders. Her journey and battle with body image has lead her to helping others. Jervis discussed ...Full Article

Reading goes to the dogs

It turns out that man’s best friend can do more than play fetch and roll over. The ability to read can determine a great deal about the immediate and ...Full Article

Health Watch: The benefits and drawbacks of a vegan diet

The vegan stereotype is shifting. Once the image of crunchy granola hippies and tree hugging environmentalists, now associations with glamorous and beautiful celebrities like Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow. Hollywood ...Full Article

Mental health checkups: Checking in

As suicide prevention month continues, some students have been wondering why Elon does not require pre-screening for mental health issues like depression or anxiety. More than one thousand suicides ...Full Article

How to become a morning person

The infamous morning person. We all know one. Sitting at the front of the room in your 8 a.m. class, answering every question with energy and unnecessary enthusiasm. Meanwhile, you sulk ...Full Article

Burlington Downtown Farmer’s Market offers more than food

Every Saturday and Wednesday from April to October, farmers and customers at the Burlington Downtown Farmer’s Market have the opportunity to see, smell and purchase some unexpected items and ...Full Article

Update on new gym facility

Construction of Elon University new gym facility near the north side of the Danieley center neighborhood is nearing completion.  Taking a look inside, you can see several exercise bikes, ellipticals, ...Full Article

ELN Morning Clean Eats Challenge

Finding an available treadmill in Belk Gym is nearly impossible in the beginning of the school year. Having a regular workout schedule is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, ...Full Article

Sexual assault at Elon: Perspectives and a personal experience

Since first publishing this story, Dean of Students, Dr. Smith Jackson, released a statement informing that when the university learned of the incident involving  McClendon, he was suspended from ...Full Article

Elon community runs 5K to raise awareness for H.O.P.E.

Over 230 Elon students, faculty and community members participated in the Run for H.O.P.E 5K on Saturday, April 18 on campus. H.O.P.E., which stands for Health Outreach Program of ...Full Article

Health Watch: Allergy Tips

Trees budding, flowers blooming, and grass thriving on Elon’s campus might make things beautiful, but there’s one drawback: pollen. The golden dust is out in full force. Try these ...Full Article

Spring Break ab workout tutorial

Spring break is only two weeks away. Pair this quick and easy 10 minute workout with your normal cardio routine to get that beach bod ready!  Abdominal Chair Hold- ...Full Article

Orthorexia: when being “healthy” becomes dangerous

According to the National Association of Anorexia and Associated Disorders, 86 percent of students reported onset of an eating disorder by the age of 20. This week is National ...Full Article

Heart health starts now for college students

February is known in commercial America as a time for hearts, love, Valentine’s, lots of red and, of course, lots of sweet treats. However for the medical community, February is ...Full Article

Tibetan Monk Geshe Gelek teaches meditation to Elon students

Some go for a run when they’re stressed, while others do yoga as a form of catharsis. Now, there is a different kind of monthly opportunity to meditate. Monk ...Full Article

Alamance Regional receives “D” grade from national organization survey

Alamance Regional Medical Center is less than four miles down the road; its services are frequently used by students and faculty for care. In a recent rating issued by the LeapFrog ...Full Article

More time in the gym could raise your GPA

Finals are just around the corner and with the onslaught of tests, projects and papers comes stress. But it might not be too late to turn that GPA around, ...Full Article

No Shave November inspires students to raise awareness

  “We really want to go above and beyond, so some of our ideas this year are to really make this year special and kind of make it a ...Full Article

Mammograms for college students: “More harm than good”

To screen or not to screen, that is the question many female college students are faced with when determining whether or not to receive mammograms. For millions of Americans, the ...Full Article

Aramark, Elon dining adjusts menus due to allergies

Dining options are changing across many Elon dining halls and local restaurants. According to Celiac Central, seven to eight percent of the population is gluten sensitive and an additional 29 ...Full Article

Summer success: five apps for interning

  Two words: Summer internship. With July just around the corner, many Elon students especially the upper classmen, are roughly one month into their summer internships. For those looking to bulk up ...Full Article

How to Stay Healthy This Summer

Whether you’re heading home for some relaxation, working a summer job or preparing for an internship, staying healthy and fit during the summer can be tough. Although you might ...Full Article

Elon senior overcomes injuries to train for CrossFit competition

Elon senior Suhail Nimji hits the gym at 5:30 a.m. He stays for two to four hours and sometimes goes twice a day. Nimji even gives up weekends to ...Full Article

Last minute health tips to remember over Spring Break

While we might not be on the beach yet, spring break is only a few days away. Here are a few tips on how to make last minute preparations ...Full Article

Environmental testing reveals contents of Elon’s lakes

This time in 2012, students were splashing in Lake Mary Nell for North Area Council and Residence Life Association’s Polar Bear Plunge. While this tradition ended two years ago, ...Full Article

Five safety tips to know before traveling over break

Even though it looks like the weather will clear up before fake break next week, North Carolina weather is unpredictable. Many students like to travel for this short break, but ...Full Article

Drinking during Winter Term: Pastime or problem?

With only one class to take during Winter Term, many students consider the month of January a time to relax, a time to have fun and for some students, ...Full Article

Flu spreads through North Carolina, across college campuses

Sneezing, coughing and wheezing may not be the greatest way to ring in the new year, but that’s exactly what a typical January in North Carolina often brings with ...Full Article

Zumbathon garners higher energy, greater turnout in 2014

Students clapped, danced and wobbled their way through Zumbathon Jan. 17 in Jordan Gym. Zumba group exercise instructors led the two-hour event, which attracted lively participants. “We had a really good turnout,” ...Full Article

Students put fitness first as New Year’s resolution in 2014

The clinks and beeps of workout machines are ringing in 2014 at Elon University. Well, at least, they are if you have been going to the gym lately. “Go ...Full Article

Affordable Care Act affects health services at Elon

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has only been in effect for two weeks, but the American opinion of the act is at an all-time low. According to a recent ...Full Article

Arctic blast hits Elon

An arctic blast hits Elon from Monday night into Tuesday, just in time for students to begin classes. The National Weather Advisory released a Wind Chill Advisory for tonight, ...Full Article

Affordable Care Act is expensive for former Burlington dentist

Healthcare is a hot topic in the news today. People from both sides of the political spectrum are fired up about the new changes coming to healthcare access and ...Full Article

How to Stay Healthy in Cold Weather

As temperatures drop and we approach cold and flu season, it’s easy to get sick. Here are a few tips for keeping the cold away! Bundle Up Your parents ...Full Article

Elon community gathers for forum on healthcare reform

Parking was limited Monday evening as more than 250 people, many of whom ended up standing in the back, packed McKinnon Hall for a community a discussion on healthcare ...Full Article

Researching to Save Lives

15 students from the class of 20-14 were awarded the Lumen prize, a 15,000 dollars scholarship that helps fund various academic endeavors. Senior Andrew Fischer was one of the ...Full Article

Cooking With Cook: Chicken Stir-Fry

October is here and that means comfort food. With the cold weather rapidly approaching, why not wrap-up with some quick, warm chicken stir-fry? This recipe is easy to make, ...Full Article

Colonnades Dining Hall Receives Multiple Health Violations

North Carolina Public Health Inspectors gave Colonnades Dining Hall a health inspection score of 82 on Tuesday, September 17. The 1889 Grill Room was included as a part of ...Full Article

Health Center Gets Facelift

This year, Elon’s population expanded to 5,357 students. With the growth in student enrollment, comes a growth in campus infrastructure, according to U.S. News and World Report.  “As Elon ...Full Article

Mold On Campus

While some students were greeted by orientation leaders this weekend, others were greeted by an unwelcome guest in their homes. Mold was found in some areas on campus from the ...Full Article

Students relay for a cure

Relay for Life is the nation’s largest not-for-profit event for cancer research. For twelve hours beginning Friday night, Elon students had the opportunity to take part in this cause. ...Full Article

Her story: wishing for an end to domestic violence

Prizes, raffles, food and music marked a fundraiser known as the “Purple Ribbon Gala” at the Alamance County Country Club Saturday night.  The community gathered to support Family Abuse ...Full Article

More Than Just Research

For the last two years, Senior Erica Schenhals has been doing scientific research on breast cancer cells, watching them bond and double in quantity. “It’s $450 dollars to buy ...Full Article

Dozens at Elon event affected by gastrointestinal illness

At least 44 people associated with an on-campus event at Elon University have reported symptoms of gastrointestinal illness, according to an email sent by Dr. Ginette Archinal, University Physician ...Full Article

Autism Awareness Week

Walk into the Community Center at the Elon Community Church on the first Friday of the month and you would see crafts, kickball, dancing and a parachute. But the ...Full Article

Hooked on Hookah

Some like grape, some strawberry. But these Elon students aren’t talking about their favorite fruit. They’re talking about a nearly 700-year-old trend that’s picking up steam here at Elon, ...Full Article

Diet Drinking

Alcohol- some call it their only friend, others call it their guilty pleasure. According to SPARKS, a majority of Elon students drink at least once or less a week. ...Full Article

Flu Season at Elon

Flu season has hit Elon and the flu is spreading fast. The flu can spread by physical contact with everyday objects. “The sort of viruses we’re talking about with ...Full Article

How to look for signs of relationship violence

Senior Chrissy Pacewicz knows first hand the dangers of an unhealthy relationship. “It started off fine and it was a good relationship and then I think he just became ...Full Article

Changing hair styles: natural vs. products

A relaxer (or commonly referred to as a perm) chemically straightens the hair. It comes with a crème and an activator which is applied to coarse textured hair to ...Full Article

Community comes together for a cause

Pink ribbons, pink shirts and pink hair. October is breast cancer awareness month, and Elon community members are taking the opportunity to give back. One local business that continues ...Full Article

The Battle of a Lifetime

“When I came back for the job,” Elon Town Police’s Lake Blalock says, “I didn’t realize how much the town had changed.” Blalock grew up close-by and attended Walter ...Full Article

Health Tips From Julie Morse

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Changes to Elon’s Health Center

Will a new doctor restore your trust to Elon’s health center? Scarlett Fakhar spoke with Dr. Ginette Archinal.Full Article