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Students safe after shooting threat in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Twelve Elon students experienced a close call after a potentially fatal shooting on Sunday night around 11:30 at the George Washington Center Residential & Academic Facility at NoMa. According to senior Steven Armendariz, the building’s fire alarm sounded shortly after 11:30 PM. Students began walking to the main stairwell in their building. He says he was one ...Full Article

19-year-old NC delegate attends DNC

PHILADELPHIA — John Easterling is a University of North Carolina at Greensboro student, a North Carolina delegate and a Hillary Clinton supporter.   And he’s only 19. Easterling got involved ...Full Article

Elon student among delegates at DNC

PHILADELPHIA — Traveling across many state lines, one Elon University student found his way into the Democratic National Convention. The Mayor of Atlanta invited senior and Georgia native Chris Edwards ...Full Article

Elon community gathers to reflect, honor Orlando   

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 ...Full Article

#ActualSororityMove spreads on campus

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 ...Full Article

April ‘Elon Poll’ puts Cooper ahead in N.C. gubernatorial race

The Elon University Poll released its latest survey results entitled, ‘Elon Poll: Cooper pulls ahead in N.C. gubernatorial race’ on Wednesday, April 19. This month’s poll asked questions from a variety ...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

Preparing for Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin is expected to hit the Elon area this weekend, with the heaviest rain fall on Sunday night. According to the National Weather Service, there is a Flash ...Full Article

President Obama announces changes to FAFSA application

Though his days in office are numbered, President Obama rolled out a new piece of legislation this week during a speech in Des Moines, Iowa. In order to make it ...Full Article

An Elon Connection to the WDBJ Shooting

“I asked her if it was hard to be a journalist and she said ‘Yeah, of course it is. It is hard. And it will be but you’ll love ...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

Students take trip to Selma, Ala. to commemorate the 50-mile march

It isn’t everyday that Elon students become a part of national history. On Saturday, March 7, our nation honored the 50th anniversary of the 50-mile march, known as “Bloody ...Full Article

ISIS, ISIL: What you need to know

For months, the media has covered ISIS, an Islamic extremist rebel group operating in Iraq and Syria. Behind its mass violence and social media campaigns, ISIS has become one of the most ...Full Article

Class follows “North Star,” attends 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday march

Over 25,000 people gathered in Selma, Ala. at the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March. Five students and two teachers from Elon ...Full Article

Elon group meets with North Carolina politicians on trip to Washington

Corey Shegda participated in this Fake Break service trip through Elon Volunteers, and wrote about her experiences for Elon Local News. Elon Volunteers sponsored a fake break service experience ...Full Article

Duke’s Muslim call to prayer brings hundreds

Hundreds gathered outside of Duke University’s Chapel for the Muslim call to prayer Friday afternoon, despite the University allowing, then denying, the prayer to be broadcast across campus from the ...Full Article

Dr. Maya Angelou: “A Voice for Justice, Equality and Love”

“Life is a constant choice. Will you choose to reach out or draw in? Will you choose to speak out or shut up?” President Bill Clinton reflected upon Dr. ...Full Article

Students reflect on Boston Marathon bombings, one year later

Patriots day and marathon Monday have always been special for many Massachusetts natives, including Ottavia Pomazon. “It’s just kind of ingrained in you that it’s a special day and I guess its ...Full Article

ELN Morning: Behind-the-scenes footage of Academy Awards

Our Ashley McGetrick was behind-the-scenes at the Academy Awards. Here’s some exclusive content from her coverage of the Oscars.Full Article

President Obama announces Innovative Manufacturing Institute at NCSU

President Barack Obama announced during a speech at North Carolina State University Wednesday that a “Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute” will be built in hopes in strengthening U.S. manufacturing. ...Full Article

Photo Gallery: President Obama visits NC State

See Chief Photographer Al Drago’s photo gallery of President Barack Obama’s visit to NC State in Raleigh, N.C. on Jan. 15. The President was in the Triangle for only ...Full Article

Food Pantries Feel Pinch from Shutdown

Imagine not knowing where your next meal comes from. In the Tar Heel state, a good amount of North Carolinians know this feeling all too well. According to Christine ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

The Government Shutdown: How Will it Affect You?

After weeks of arguing over this upcoming fiscal year’s national budget, the United States government officially shutdown at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1. This hasn’t happened since 1996, ...Full Article

Explosions reported at Boston Marathon

Witnesses are reporting two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon shortly before 3 p.m. According to Boston Police Commissioner, Ed Davis, two explosions occurred simultaneously on ...Full Article

Ceremonial Swearing-In

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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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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

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

Making snowflakes is an activity children do every year, but on Saturday, January 5th the children in Graham were designing snowflakes for a cause. “We’re going to send them ...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

Rumor of Doomsday at Elon

The end of the semester is here and while students are stuck studying in the library, many students are wishing for an excuse to relieve them from the stress ...Full Article

Students organize relief help for Sandy victims

It’s been an exhausting, devastating week for many in the Northeast United States. Superstorm Sandy blew in last Monday night killing 111 people across 10 states. The storm wiped ...Full Article

Remembering 9/11

Today marks the 11th Anniversary of the attack on New York City’s World Trade Center. “I didn’t know what happened, no one else knew what happened. We all just ...Full Article

DNC: First Amendment Rights of Protesters

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DNC Preview

Jason Puckett and Nicole Chadwick give us an idea of what Elon Local News will be covering at the Democratic National Convention next week.Full Article

Update- Aldawsari found guilty on terror charges

By Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari was found guilty on terror charges Wednesday in federal court in Amarillo, Texas. Sentencing is scheduled for September 11. Aldawsari, 22 and former student at ...Full Article