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Shutdown Felt by Current and Past Elon Students

Although Washington D.C. is about 300 miles away from Elon’s campus, the impact of the government shutdown, which has gone on for a week now, is being felt by several members of the Elon community. Junior Katie Blunt, a Lumen Scholarship recipient, is one of those people. Blunt, who is doing her research on the media’s framing of Hitler and ...Full Article

Historical Town Gives Guests a Look into the Past

Students not headed home for Fall Break can head 40 minutes down the road to the historical village of Old Salem. Founded in 1766 by a Protestant group called ...Full Article

Demolition of Moseley Parking Lot Begins After Fall Break

There has been construction all over campus in the past few months, and starting in less than two weeks, it is coming to the Moseley center parking lot. The ...Full Article

Local Farm is a Family Heirloom

“Happily growing your vegetables… also growing your clean air and water.” That’s the motto of Iseley Farms. Passed down through five generations, it has been in business since 1790. ...Full Article

Burlington Police Department improves city safety, one push-up at a time

You won’t find Burlington police officers eating donuts. Especially when, in two years, they will have to pass a mandatory fitness test to keep their jobs. “We’re gonna make ...Full Article

Burlington Man’s Passion is his Business

Jerry Barbee runs his business out of a trailer that he rents near Alamance Crossing. However, it’s what he sells that makes his business unique: metal detectors.  The trailer ...Full Article

Dr. Smith Jackson Addresses Recent Hate Language

Following our report of hate language being found on a whiteboard in Colonnades D, some students and faculty questioned why Vice President of Student Life, Dr. Smith Jackson, didn’t ...Full Article

Elon battles spider problem

Whether you’re a student living on or off-campus, you may have noticed more creepy-crawlies around your house than in years past. Many students are saying that spiders are roaming ...Full Article

Remnants of World Trade Center to be Made into Sculpture

Each sculpture at Beechwood Metalworks has a story and is carefully crafted to leave an impression on people. “I want it to be something people feel,” owner Casey Lewis ...Full Article

Hate Language Found In Colonnades D

Two Elon students say they woke up to hate language on Sunday. The two roommates, one Jewish and one African-American, claim someone wrote “KKK” and drew a swastika on ...Full Article

More Stores Now Accepting Phoenix Cash

You can now use your Phoenix Card at more locations. Elon has added nine off-campus merchants in the Burlington area that will now accept Phoenix Cash. The new locations ...Full Article

Annual Autumn Bash Advocates Safety

Members of the Town of Elon gathered on Saturday Sept. 14 in Beth Schmidt Park to celebrate the fifth annual Autumn Bash. The fair allows community members to meet ...Full Article

On-Campus Programs Defy College Stereotype

Drinking and college go together, or at least that’s what many people think. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says more than 80 percent of college students drink ...Full Article

Changes for Future Master of Education Students

Current North Carolina Master of Education graduates earn between 10 and 15 percent more than teachers in N.C. who do not hold a master’s degree. But that bonus is ...Full Article

President Lambert Reflects on New Year

Campus is changing and to President Lambert, the improvements made to the university in the past 12 years when Elon College changed its name to Elon University, is remarkable. ...Full Article

Student Organization Fair Encourages Student Involvement

Many first year students came to the annual Organization Fair on Friday, Sept. 6, eager to become involved on campus. The fair allows students to see and learn about ...Full Article

Alamance County 9/11 Memorial Events

The following are local events honoring the many lost lives in the 9/11 attacks. Elon: There are no 9/11 memorial events at Elon. Burlington: Burlington Fire Department will sound ...Full Article

NC voter I.D. law poses problems for out-of-state students

Out-of-state students may face issues when voting in N.C. elections. In an attempt to prevent voter fraud, North Carolina passed a bill that requires people to bring a government-issued ...Full Article

Students question value of unpaid internships

For many academic programs on Elon’s campus, having at least one internship is a curriculum requirement. With interns filing lawsuits and raising campaigns about their wages, unpaid interns are ...Full Article

Elon freshman reflects on life after Katrina

Elon freshmen started this school year just like many freshmen across the country. But not too long ago, for one Elon student, what should have been a normal start ...Full Article

Elon Businesses Closing

“We didn’t have enough local business to stay open,” Chris Russell owner of Town Table and College Street Taphouse, said. Both businesses closed their doors over the summer for ...Full Article

Dr. Danieley Welcomes New Danieley Center Residents

On Friday, August 23, Elon welcomed the largest freshman class of more than 1,450 new students with excitement and anticipation. Dr. J. Earl Danieley, President Emeritus, is one man who ...Full Article

Photo Gallery: Elon move-in day

  Here is what happened around campus on move-in day.       Full Article

College Street Taphouse, Town Table To Close

Two off-campus favorites for Elon students are shutting their doors. Town Table closed on August 16 and, according to an Elon Local News exclusive interview on Wednesday with President ...Full Article

Steve Wozniak Coming to Elon

Apple Computer Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak will be the keynote speaker for Elon’s Fall Convocation. “Fostering Creativity & Innovation in a Technical Environment,” will take place on October 3 ...Full Article

Elon Town Manager Passes Away

Elon’s town manager of 23 years, Mike Dula, died Sunday June 30. He was 63-years-old and battled cancer for several months, according to the Burlington Times-News. Dula supervised projects ...Full Article

Private School Police Bill Signed by Gov. McCrory

A bill that makes police records at private universities available to the public was signed by Governor Pat McCrory on Wednesday. The bill, NC H142, stems from a lawsuit ...Full Article

Elon Joins Colonial Athletic Association

Team Multimedia Reporting by: Joe Bruno, Ryan Greene, Gary Grumbach and Alex Rose. Elon University announced Thursday that it will leave the Southern Conference and join the Colonial Athletic ...Full Article

Students Protest Intolerance at College Coffee

(DISCLAIMER: The following article contains offensive language. This reflects the decision of Elon Local News to accurately report the protest by quoting the students involved.) Students staged a demonstration ...Full Article

President Lambert, President Bishopric Release Statement on Chick-fil-A

President Leo Lambert and SGA President Welsford Bishopric released this statement on Chick-fil-A via email: Dear students, faculty and staff, Today’s communication from the Board of Trustees calls upon ...Full Article

Kicking For A Cause

Elon students, war veterans and ROTC cadets gathered to play kickball this past Saturday. The tournament raised money for “Paws and Stripes,” a nonprofit organization that rescues dogs and ...Full Article

Campus Parking Changes

Parking lots all around campus are reducing the size of their lots. Moseley will be reducing the current size of 287 to about 50 spaces. The Harper lot will ...Full Article

Elon’s Miracle Child

On April 12th Elon put on one of the biggest events of the year, Elonthon. Every year, miracle children and their families share their stories at the 24-hour dance ...Full Article

Learning the Game

Elon University offers more than 20 club sports, ranging from the equestrian team to ultimate Frisbee. But one sport Elon students might not know much about is women’s rugby. ...Full Article


Play dough, yoga and even a rave. It may seem like just a party, but for some it’s much more. Students chanted “For the Kids!” in honor of Elonthon, ...Full Article

Greek Week Dance Changes

It’s that time of year again. For the past few days, hundreds of Greek affiliated students have been participating in the annual “Greek Week” to show off their chapter ...Full Article

Championship Rings Stolen from Elon Baseball Player’s Home

Two rings, a laptop, and an XBOX were among items stolen An Elon baseball player arrived to his Jennings Berry Drive residence early Sunday morning to find his 2011 ...Full Article

Hitting Home for Crossroads Tailgate

Sport and event management students hosted the Hitting Home for Crossroads tailgate on Sunday, April 14, at Hunt Softball Park. Students were able to enjoy food and fun games, ...Full Article

Pride Week

“I am gay and I am very okay with that,” said Diego Fernandes, a first-year exchange student from Brazil. Others have expressed that they are excited for Pride week ...Full Article

New Social Media Manager Logs On

Elon University posts photos, videos and tweets each day, but who is in charge of social media on campus? Philip Jones came to Elon from WFMY where he worked ...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

Mill Point Problems

The Station at Mill Point has been advertised as an upscale apartment complex on a college campus but some students living at the Station say the buildings were not ...Full Article

Gang Activity Near Elon

Right outside the Elon bubble students might not notice a big problem taking over Burlington - gang activity. I spoke with Sergeant Brandon Jones of the Alamance City County ...Full Article

Refusing Service

A don’t tread on me flag waves outside Handgunners Inc. Guns are fired Inside, but not by everyone. “We are handling and discharging live weapons,” said Mike Hinshaw, owner ...Full Article

Ostrich Farm

Matt Lee and I took a cruise down U.S. 87 on Friday afternoon and wound up at Perkin’s Ostrich Farm, just 30 minutes away from Elon, NC. We spent ...Full Article

Drunk Driving in College

A study from the University of Maryland suggests that 1 out of 5 college students admits to driving after drinking alcohol and 40% of college students admit to getting ...Full Article

Students React to Offensive Posters Around Campus

During one of Elon’s busiest weekends, fellows weekend, students are usually handed out packets of information about our school. This time, they also found flyers on the windshields of ...Full Article

New Jewish Fraternity

Elliot Aks, Garrett Mann, Ben Karas, Zach Csillag, and Mason Sklut all had a vision. The five Elon students wanted to bring a jewish fraternity to our campus, and ...Full Article

New Numen Lumen Pavilion

Workers completed construction last week on the new multi-faith center, named the Numen Lumen Pavilion. The building was constructed as part of the Elon Commitment and completes the Academic ...Full Article

Deadly Train Accident in Burlington

Ralph Byrd of Burlington remembered his neighbor of 10 years, Glen Plester, as “a pretty good fella.” Police say Glen Plester, a 50-year-old from Burlington was struck and killed ...Full Article

Renaming the Oaks

Last week, several buildings within the Oaks apartment complex underwent a change. Oaks A, B, E and F were renamed after prominent Elon faculty and staff members. Oaks A is ...Full Article

Student Government Association Election Results

Executive: SGA President- Welsford Scott Bishopric Vice President- Joe Incorvia Treasurer- Richmond Rosati Executive Secretary-Lauren Reiman Class of 2014: President: Connor O’Donnell Class of 2015: Vice President: Alexandra Shahade ...Full Article

Battling Student Loans with the Tuition Increase

“It may just seem like $1500, but it’s a lot more than that,” said junior Arnetia Fogg, one student affected by a 3.9% increase in tuition for 2013-2014. The ...Full Article

In Her Shoes

Elon University has 19 academic buildings and 5200 students. I sought out an experiment to prove that everyone has a story to tell. By aiming with a dart at ...Full Article

Elon Trustees Approve Tuition Increase

The Elon University trustees approved a tuition increase under 4 percent for the third year in a row. Next year, tuition will increase by 3.9 percent for Elon’s undergraduate ...Full Article

Gunpoint Robbery Follow-Up

The Elon Town Police have requested help from the NC State Bureau of Investigation with their investigation into the February 1st gunpoint robbery of an Elon student. They are ...Full Article

New Dating App

It’s being called “a fun way to break the ice,” as well as the modern-day version of the game “hot or not”. With Valentine’s Day approaching, Tinder, a new ...Full Article

Lakeside Dining’s New Chef

One week after it’s grand opening, Lakeside dining hall is packed, and the students are leaving with smiles on their faces. Executive chef, Pinky Varghese, is responsible for the ...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

Dual Degree Program

Although many Elon students choose to graduate early, one unique Elon program is designed for students to obtain their bachelor’s degrees in only three years. The dual-degree engineering program ...Full Article

Local Cake Shop Bakes Happiness Into the Community

What she said began as a “fluke,” turned into a local shoppe in Burlington for April Murray who opened Main Street Cake Shoppe on South Church Street seven weeks ...Full Article

Student Robbed at Gunpoint

An Elon student was robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning behind building D of the Trollinger Apartments. According to the police report, a black male took the student’s wallet ...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

NC Society of DC Ball

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Representative Richard Hudson

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Representative George Holding

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Representative Virginia Foxx

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Kids’ Inaugural Ball

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Civil War and the Inaugural Parade

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Military and the Inaugural Parade

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Inaugural Parade Floats

Floats are the main attraction at many parades but at Saturday’s Gubernatorial Inaugural Parade, one of the floats promoted a local industry. With more than 70 floats taking part ...Full Article

Gap semester students arrive at Elon

More than 70 percent of Elon students study abroad during their four years but imagine going abroad before your life at Elon even starts. With the new gap semester ...Full Article

Fiscal Cliff Affects Elon

As 2012 came to a close, Congress and the White House were able to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff”, that would have caused more than a five-hundred-thousand dollar tax ...Full Article

January 14 Newscast

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College Students Take Their Relationship to the Next Level

Today, several people choose careers and to have life experiences before settling down. As a result, the average age at which a couple gets married is increasing. According to ...Full Article

Greyhound Friends

Families across America are adopting dogs, but the one species that is often overlooked is the greyhound. Many people associate greyhounds with the race track; but they are actually ...Full Article

Executive Mansion Tours

On Saturday afternoon, crowds of people lined the streets of Raleigh as they awaited a glimpse into Governor McCrory’s new home. ELN visited the open house at the governor’s ...Full Article

Inaugural Parade Celebrates Past and Present

Crowds gathered in Raleigh Saturday morning to welcome the man they elected into office. In his speech, Governor McCrory shared his high hopes for the next four years. McCrory ...Full Article

Safe Surrender

This past weekend, Greensboro officials partnered up with community leaders to help with gun control right here in the Triad. Handguns, shotguns, rifles and ammunition were all collected at ...Full Article

Inaugural Celebration ties up a week of festivities

Pat McCrory and guests gathered at the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday for a final celebration to end a week of inaugural events. The night had a “Nothing Could ...Full Article

Airsoft Galore

Elon University technician Wayne Thompson is the co-owner of the new store, Airsoft R Us, a local business that caters to Airsoft players. Thompson was looking for something new ...Full Article

Holly’s Holidays

Fears of falling off the fiscal cliff were expected to hurt holiday sales. But locally, that was not the case. The management at Holly Hill Mall in Burlington says ...Full Article

Gubernatorial Inauguration Festivities

ELN will be reporting on the upcoming Gubernatorial and Presidential Inauguration festivities this month. Our coverage will be broadcasted on January 21. Here is a list of gubernatorial inauguration ...Full Article

Spring Convocation for Honors Speakers

Elon Local News has learned that along with founder and Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core Eboo Patel, several other notable religious and spiritual figures will be attending the ...Full Article

DOJ files civil rights suit against Alamance County Sheriff

The United States Department of Justice filed a civil rights lawsuit against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson Thursday, after he was faced with allegations of racial profiling and discrimination. ...Full Article

No-Contact Order Filed Against Alexis Gray

Elon Local News worked with The Pendulum to obtain a no-contact order for stalking or nonconsensual sexual conduct filed against Alexis Gray on December 3. Gray, the 18-year-old who ...Full Article

Gray “Uses Suicide as a Threat”

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 ...Full Article

Security presence in Smith angers some students

Campus Security is around to keep students safe, but their presence in the Smith dorm is putting some freshman boys on edge, to the point that some have decided ...Full Article

Elon students say ‘Thank You’

Two words that everyone wants to hear, but never get said enough: thank you. Elon’s “A Thousand Thanks” campaign kicked off last week with the mission to collect more ...Full Article

‘Acorn Eddie’ Moving On

Perhaps the most popular employee in Elon’s history, the man known simply as “Acorn Eddie”, is now moving forward after his recent termination. Aramark fired 7-year employee Eddie Talley ...Full Article

Changes Coming to McEwen School of Communications

Elon’s communication majors will be seeing some changes to their school in the not so distant future. Within the next three to four years Dean Paul Parsons of the ...Full Article

Elon’s Paint Race

Students gathered at South Campus on Saturday to get a little messy for a cause. About 500 students signed up for Campus Rec’s first annual paint race, running or ...Full Article

First in the Family

First in the Family is a new mentoring program being introduced to the Elon community. It is for first generation college students, and the program’s advisor Becky Olive-Taylor, spoke ...Full Article

DOJ investigation affects ACSO’s 287(g)

Fairness Alamance, a Burlington immigration rights group, held a press conference last Friday to speak out against the Alamance County Sheriff, Terry Johnson and to discuss the findings of ...Full Article

Shenanigans in Carolina

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Elon’s Latina Community Broaden Their Experience On Campus

Hispanic students count for four percent of the student population at Elon University. Some were born in the United States and others come from countries like El Savador, Costa ...Full Article

The Cards to a Bright Future

“It’s funny because you’ll go out there and a lot of the kids are so shy they won’t even ask you for your card.” Elon Town Police Lieutenant James ...Full Article

Missing Burlington Woman Related to Nagatha Tonkins

Rusie Dixon Suggs, aunt of Communications Internship Director Nagatha Tonkins, is missing. The family of 90-year-old is offering a $2000 reward for any pertinent information that leads to her ...Full Article

Off-Campus Behavior at Elon

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2012 Organization Fair

Highlights from the 2012 Organization fair held on Young Commons.Full Article
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