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DOJ drops lawsuit against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson

GRAHAM — Sheriff Terry Johnson and the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference Friday to speak publicly about the settlement reached that led the Department of Justice to drop its lawsuit against the Office. Almost a year ago, Federal Judge Thomas Schroeder released a 253-page document dismissing the federal lawsuit against the department, which the DOJ initially appealed. ...Full Article

Burlington’s Allied Churches fires Executive Director

According to The Times-News, the board of Allied Churches of Alamance County has fired Executive Director Kim Crawford. Allied Churches is a homeless shelter and food pantry which also ...Full Article

Owner puts Tony’s Pub-N-Subs up for sale

Tony’s Pub-N-Subs, a bar and sandwich shop just off Elon University’s campus on West Haggard Avenue, is up for sale, according to owner Tony Caruso. Caruso, who’s owned and ...Full Article

First floor of Park Place still vacant

Updated 1:45 PM August 4, 2016 The owners of the Saxpahaw General Store are discussing making the ground floor of apartments at Park Place on Haggard Avenue their second ...Full Article

Father Peter Tremblay comes to Elon

According to Elon University’s website, Father Peter Tremblay begins Aug. 1 as the University Catholic Campus Minister and Associate Chaplain for Catholic Life. In the spring, Father Gerry Waterman, ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

Elon student interns at the DNC

Madison Rieger is a junior at Elon spending her week as a runner for ABC Radio.  Her daily tasks can include anything from grabbing coffee for talent to scouting out ...Full Article

AC units stolen from Trollinger Apartments

Updated with new photograph at 8:27 PM on July 28.  According to Town of Elon Police, two air conditioning units were stolen from Trollinger Apartments during the past week. ...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

Students petition selection of speaker Kathleen Parker

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 ...Full Article

Millennials attend Democratic National Convention

PHILADELPHIA — The 2016 Democratic National Convention has given Millennial Democrats an opportunity to voice what characteristics they want in the next president. Brown University student Melissa Cairo is ...Full Article

Millennial Voices of the DNC

These are some of the voices of millennials at the Democratic National Convention. The first two are young delegates Melissa Cairo and Jade Hamilton who reflect on what life is ...Full Article

See all of Elon Local News and The Pendulum’s coverage from the RNC

CLEVELAND — Last week, The Pendulum and Elon Local News jointly covered the Republican National Convention. Instead of covering what everyone else was — Melania Trump’s plagiarism, pandemonium over ...Full Article

Texas delegate on Cruz’s speech: ‘That took some serious guts’

CLEVELAND — Nick Allman said Texas delegates were so unsure of whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) would endorse nominee and former rival Donald Trump at Republican National Convention, they were taking ...Full Article

As RNC concludes, LGBTQIA rights take center stage

CLEVELAND — LGBTQIA rights, a subject that’s kept the Republican Party at odds, surfaced on the crowning night of the Republican National Convention, further deepening the divide and putting ...Full Article

Trump in RNC acceptance speech: ‘I am your voice’

CLEVELAND — Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president Thursday night, crafting an image of a damaged country while proclaiming to the masses that “I am your voice” ...Full Article

Police presence increases on third day of RNC

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 ...Full Article

RNC Youth Caucus shows contrast within Republican Party

CLEVELAND — Delegates have flocked here for the Republican National Convention this week. Tuesday, the GOP formally elected Donald Trump as the nominee for the Republican Party. Although most ...Full Article

Young people attend the RNC

CLEVELAND — The Republican National Convention started Monday with many young people in attendance representing the Grand Old Party. Cassie Unruh, 17, says she “loves being part of the ...Full Article

Mitchell leaves Elon to pursue graphic design / Deck: CAA’s leading tackler graduated in May

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 ...Full Article

Big oaks to the Big Apple

Senior takes on COR class, internship during Elon in NYC Completing a COR capstone class and a summer internship while exploring a new city can be challenging. But senior ...Full Article

In Raleigh, Trump criticizes Clinton, FBI ruling

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 ...Full Article

Obama backs Clinton, attacks Trump at Charlotte rally

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 ...Full Article

Why Elon Student Health Services clinic is closed for summer

Anticipated drop in visits, cost of staffing contribute to closing. Plans to improve communication are in the works. Students on Elon University’s campus for the summer should take special ...Full Article

Former Elon pitcher makes pro debut in Burlington

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 ...Full Article

The Oak House bartender fails alcohol compliance check

Updated June 28, 3 p.m. The Oak House failed an alcohol compliance check conducted by Town of Elon Police during a private event, according to a police report and ...Full Article

Elon’s ‘It Takes a Village’ project granted $1 million to support literacy program

Oak Foundation grant to support expansion of tutoring services in ABSS schools Elon University’s “It Takes a Village” project, which began in 2008 and pairs volunteers with students who ...Full Article

Elon Study Abroad plans for Brexit impacts

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 ...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

Elon’s Nick Zammarelli selected by Seattle Mariners in MLB Draft

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 ...Full Article

Elon alumnus Mitch Pittman receives fifth Emmy Award

Mitch Pittman, a 2009 Elon graduate, received his fifth Regional Emmy award at the 53rd Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards on June 4. Pittman won top honors in the ...Full Article

Elon Law student dies of illness

Elon Law Student Juma Jackson died of an unspecified illness Wednesday, according to Luke Bierman, dean of Elon Law. Jackson was in his first year as a student at ...Full Article

Elon’s “30 Minutes” show wins College Television Awards Emmy

Elon University’s “30 Minutes” news program was awarded first place in the “Magazine” category of the 37th College Television Awards, presented on May 25 by the Television Academy Foundation in ...Full Article

Kenneth Fernandez, Director of Elon Poll and Assistant Professor of Political Science, to leave Elon

After four years of working as the Director of Elon Poll and as an Assistant Professor of Political Science, Kenneth Fernandez, Ph.D., is moving to Las Vegas for family ...Full Article

A ‘Berry’ Good Time

Monday’s are notorious for being long and stressful days. Returning back to work and class can be a big challenge after a weekend of fun. On Monday May 9, Elon ...Full Article

Registrar unveils new visual Elon Experiences transcripts

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, ...Full Article

Indie pop band ‘MisterWives’ captivates audience at spring show

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 ...Full Article

Center for Leadership Director to leave Elon

Steve Mencarini, the Director of the Center for Leadership, will leave Elon at the end of this academic year, according to an email sent to LEAD program and Isabella ...Full Article

Dr. Danieley to retire from teaching

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 ...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

Elon juniors ‘Drop Knowledge’ with new video series

It all began as a random idea one hungover morning right before spring break this year. Junior Ryan Gill called his friend junior Austin Krauss. He told Krauss he ...Full Article

‘Pay-It Forward’ week at Elon

Today is national “Pay-It-Forward” day, but at Elon, the Center for Leadership has sponsored an entire week of good deeds. “Pay It Forward week is a week at the ...Full Article

Simple, no heat, picnic recipes

Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with friends and food. Here are three easy recipes on how to make your picnic, well, a ...Full Article

Anti-HB2 rally, sit-in in Raleigh

  Monday brought the first day of the North Carolina General Assembly’s “Short Session.” It also brought thousands of protestors to downtown Raleigh, for an anti-House Bill 2 rally ...Full Article

Elon awards 15 Lumen Prizes

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 ...Full Article

The Black Student Union uses fashion and dance to send a message to Elon: The Struggle Continues

According to Gallup Poll, the percentage of Americans that are worried about race relations has significantly increased in the past two years from 17 percent in 2014 to 35 ...Full Article

CELEBRATE! week, full list of events

Elon students will be involved in activities during CELEBRATE! 2016, which is a celebration of “achievements in academics and creative endeavors.” The week is April 25-30, and is a ...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

Elon organization looks for approval on bathroom petition proposal

When Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, organizations around the state voiced their displeasure with the bill. One of the organizations that wants the bill repealed is Spectrum, Elon’s ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

The impact of construction on Elon’s environment

As you enter Elon University’s campus from Williamson Avenue, it’s hard to miss the construction site that will eventually become the new School of Communications. What may be easier to overlook ...Full Article

More than just an Uber driver

  Her name is Keisha Herbert. But they call her something else. “He started calling me Mama Keisha and he was like is that okay? I was like sure, ...Full Article

Local transplant recipient pushes for organ donation

A little more than a year ago Craig Edwards was within weeks of dying. He had been diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, and was severely in need of a transplant. ...Full Article

Eileen Claussen lecture on “Tackling Climate Change” kicking off Earth Day activities

Eileen Claussen, founding president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, will speak on April 19. Claussen will discuss the implications of a changing climate, the strategies and solutions ...Full Article

Bob Woodward to be Fall 2016 Convocation Speaker

Elon has named the 2016 fall convocation speaker to be journalist Bob Woodward. Woodward is the current Washington Post associate editor and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. He ...Full Article

Safe driving campaign underway in N.C.

Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed April as Work Zone Safety Awareness Month in order to drive safely through work zones. The N.C. Department of Transportation and the N.C. Governor’s ...Full Article

Elon’s study abroad program, students confront terrorism scare

Elon University ranks number one by Princeton Review for top study abroad program in the country. According to the university’s global education program, more than 75 percent of students ...Full Article

Elon students stage “pee-in” in protest of HB2

Since controversial House Bill 2 two weeks ago, Elon has responded with a campus statement, educational sessions and through Elon students posting fliers. Yet for Monique Swirsky, sophomore and SPECTRUM ...Full Article

2016 Greek Week Dance Results, Videos

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 ...Full Article

Student balances performing in Georgia

Elon student James Tiernan is a member of Sweetbay, a professional band based in Georgia. Tiernan is balancing being a full-time student, and finding time to commit to his ...Full Article

PBS ‘NewsHour’ anchor advises importance of humanities

Poetry and journalism. Not two topics often linked together, but Jeffrey Brown, co-anchor and senior correspondent for the PBS nightly news program “NewsHour,” incorporated the two when talking to ...Full Article

Greensboro rallies against House Bill 2

GREENSBORO - Hundreds of people packed College Park Methodist Church for the Greensboro rally against House Bill 2 as members of the North Carolina community continue to speak out ...Full Article

SGA honors Heidi Frontani

Elon University’s Student Government Association honored the life and legacy of Dr. Heidi Frontani, professor of geography, Thursday with a passing of legislation that granted two $500 scholarships to ...Full Article

MisterWives announced as SUB Spring Concert

Friday, May 6, students can watch MisterWives the group headlining the SUB Spring Event Series. The event is free to all Elon students, staff, faculty, and alumni with a valid ...Full Article

Dean of Multicultural Affairs Randy Williams appointed to new senior leadership position.

Elon University Senior Staff member Randy Williams has been named the Elon University Associate Vice President for Campus Engagement, a new role among the leadership staff positions at the ...Full Article

“Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine” Speeding Enforcement Campaign begins March 24

Updated March 24, 8:15 p.m. Beginning Thursday, March 24 at 11 a.m. North Carolina drivers will have to watch their driving speed more than ever. The N.C. Governor’s Highway ...Full Article

Hillary Clinton rallies in Charlotte on night before Primary

CHARLOTTE-On Monday night Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton spoke in Charlotte in her final speech before the North Carolina Primaries on Tuesday. “I am determined that I am going ...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

Campus Recreation hosts Battleship: A board game with a splash

When walking past the pool in the Koury Athletic Center, you will usually see people swimming or diving but last Friday was not your typical day as Campus Recreation made a ...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

‘Changing the Conversation’ lecture takes cyber harassment from the web to reality

Media critic and blogger Anita Sarkeesian had been facing serious harassment and threats as part of the ‘Gamergate controversy’ since she launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a series ...Full Article

Junior launches wedding planning business

Junior Katharine Mann doesn’t just fantasize about her own wedding. She dreams about other brides’ big days as well. “Having someone telling me what that vision is and making ...Full Article

Elon University Board of Trustees welcomes two new members

Elon University Board of Trustees recently elected two new members: Cynthia Citrone of Southport, Connecticut and David King of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Cynthia Citrone serves on the Elon Parents ...Full Article

Coordinator of Jewish student life leaving Elon

The current acting director and coordinator of Jewish student life on campus, Ginny Vellani, will be leaving Elon at the end of May, according to an email sent to ...Full Article

Server Problems Continue for Elon Residence Life

In an email sent to rising sophomores planning to live on-campus next fall, Residence Life at Elon say they are experiencing “Widespread problems with the servers for the housing selection system.” Residence ...Full Article

SPDC hosts spring Job and Internship Expo Thursday

Spring semester is almost halfway over, and summer is coming sooner than we think. For many Elon students, that means going to work in the real world is just ...Full Article

Shining light on security at Elon

Elon’s Campus Security has had a blue light emergency system for many years. There are now 35 blue lights on campus, each of which function on a distress button that immediately ...Full Article

Future McEwen Dining Hall Food Options Released

According to a White Paper from the President’s Student Leadership Advisory Council, the new McEwen Dining Hall will have the motto, “A place where the Elon community will gather, ...Full Article

Expansion to the Business School to be named Sankey Hall

The new Richard W. Sankey Hall, will be an extension of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, and will provide classrooms and learning facilities for all Elon ...Full Article

Heidi Frontani: More than Just a Teacher

Mentor, teacher, advisor, wife, mother, friend, author, and other titles are just a few ways that the Elon community has described Dr. Heidi Frontani since her death on Friday, ...Full Article

Roscoe’s Guitars finds its tune

Roscoe’s Guitars shop has been shaping the sound of music for many years. Recently, their customers are becoming more “high profile”. Drew Averett is the production manager and head ...Full Article

Elon professor dies of heart attack

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 ...Full Article

College Cooking: Tortilla pizzas and chips

These mini pizzas and homemade tortilla chips will have all of your friends begging you to cook for them, and are a great way to refuel in between classes! ...Full Article

Housing selection process postponed due to technical problems

Students faced technology problems when signing up for next year’s housing through a new online system today. The issues prompted a cancellation of the housing selection process until further ...Full Article

Belk Library comes to life

People were renting out more than your average book in Belk Library on Friday. The book jackets came to life and shared their stories in person. “The human books basically ...Full Article

Stopping fear through education: Eradicating Islamophobia from Elon’s campus

Anna Torres-Zeb, the Muslim Life Coordinator at Elon University, reflects on the month of February. “It is the one year anniversary of the Chapel Hill Shootings and so there ...Full Article

Rubio looks to carry strong performance to Nevada

COLUMBIA, SC- In a close race, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz battled all night to finish ahead of one another in the South Carolina Republican primary. While Rubio may not have ...Full Article

Election Update: How candidates are faring heading into Saturday

The election climate could be drastically different when the 2016 presidential candidates arrive in North Carolina as over 20 states will hold their primaries between now and March 15. Two of ...Full Article

Burlington Animal Shelter to expand facility

The shelter is inspected annually by the State Agricultural Department and has not met basic state standards on health and cleanliness. Program Coordinator, Laura Michel, believes disease control, air ...Full Article

Philanthropy differs greatly among Elon’s fraternities and sororities

Fraternities and sororities across the country often tout philanthropy as one of their essential values and it’s no different here at Elon. Alaina Schukraft is one of the thousands ...Full Article

Elon self defense trainer teaches more than how to just use your hands

Elon self-defense instructor Jason Thomas had a career as a cage fighter, but an injury ended his days in the ring. “Unfortunately eight years ago I damaged my neck ...Full Article

Area high school students get jump start on college

“You’re allowed to eat in class. I love it. You’re also allowed to just get up and go to the bathroom without signing anything or taking a pass,” high ...Full Article

Revived campus organization supports U.S. troops and their families

Team Hero at Elon University is an organization on campus whose goal is to connect the Elon Community with members of the military and support members of military families. ...Full Article

Local archery shop hits the bullseye in Burlington

Local business owner Carson Koury has been hunting for as long as he can remember. “I’ve been hunting ever since I was little,” he said. “It’s really been a ...Full Article

Rio de Janeiro works to hide its flaws before the Olympics

Leaning over the concrete walls on his friend’s rooftop, William de Oliveira excitedly points out the view. On all sides, stretching down the hill, filling the valley, are thousands ...Full Article

Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in his sleep last night at age 79 while visiting Texas. According to CNN, President Obama plans on nominating a replacement “as ...Full Article

Black history in the modern age

Each year as the month of February flies by, one cannot help but question the meaning behind “Black History Month.” What history haven’t we learned about and why do ...Full Article

Senior’s new company heats things up

At Koury Business Center young entrepreneurs learn how to start, finance, and run a business. For some, these are merely exercises but for students like Madison Tamblyn, a Project ...Full Article
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