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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. First year Pre-med Student Alexis Machigian said that it is never too early to start monitoring your heart health. “Heart health is something that starts from the minute you are ...Full Article

Couple invests in Saxapahaw buildings, people

If you’re driving down N.C. 87 from Elon, don’t blink, or you might miss the charming village of Saxapahaw. Located along the banks of the Haw River, between Burlington ...Full Article

Burlington announces rebranding and redevelopment of downtown

“2016 will be remembered as the year the city remade itself,” said mayor and Elon University alumnus Ian Baltutis. Tuesday night, set on the backdrop of the historic Paramount ...Full Article

Downtown Burlington merchant celebrates Mardi Gras

Purple, green and gold cupcakes and beads means Fat Tuesday is on its way. But for one store on East Front street, it also meant ample foot traffic in ...Full Article

New Burlington police officer seeks to build trust, mentorships

In the current climate where the word “police,” has countless connotations, one man said he is trying to break down negative stereotypes without compromising his mission. Curry Hall, 25, has ...Full Article

Transfer students adjust to campus as spring semester begins

For many Elon University students, the first week in February is a time for reuniting with friends who studied abroad and beginning their last classes of the school year. ...Full Article

N.C. Senators put their team spirit to the test in Super Bowl 50 wager

Some people are willing to bet money on their team’s success in the Super Bowl this Sunday. For the Senators Cory Gardner, R-CO, Michael Bennet, D-CO, Thom Tillis, R-NC, ...Full Article

School of Education names new dean

The school of Education has recently named a new dean. Ann Adams Bullock, an associate professor of education at East Carolina University, was selected to lead Elon’s education program ...Full Article

Elon football adds 22 with 2016 recruiting class

For the second consecutive year, local North Carolina recruits stood out in Elon football team’s 2016 recruiting class. Of the 22 recruits, a record high for third year head ...Full Article

Running Water Shut Off in Academic Pavilions

The residents of Elon’s Honors Pavilion woke up to a surprise Tuesday morning when they learned that the running water to their building had been shut off. According to an email ...Full Article

Colin Jost of Saturday Night Live is coming to Elon

If you are a fan of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, then mark February 24 on your calendar. Colin Jost, third-year cast member of the hit sketch-comedy show, will bring ...Full Article

Elon student arrested for Driving While Impaired

Elon student Grace Gaskin Shealy, 19, was arrested Sunday night after a traffic accident. According to the Town of Elon Police report, police responded to a crash on East Haggard Avenue ...Full Article

Winter weather update

At least for the Piedmont Triad region, Winter Storm Jonas has been underwhelming and luckily it will continue to follow that trend. At one point Thursday night, the National Weather ...Full Article

#ElonSnow: Weekend of January 22, 2016

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Hillary Clinton’s “Fighting for us” campaign

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held an organizing event in Toledo, Iowa. She discussed her Chicago-Suburb beginnings, being raised by what she says were two loving parents, and ...Full Article

Donald Trump rally in Urbandale, Iowa

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Bill and Chelsea Clinton campaign for Hillary Clinton in Des Moines, IA

Bill and Chelsea Clinton attended an organizing event for Hillary Clinton’s campaign at Lincoln High School in Des Moines on Saturday. With the former president and first daughter at opposite ...Full Article

Marco Rubio holds town hall meeting in Johnston, IA

Florida senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio held a town hall meeting at the Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston, IA. At the event, Rubio focused on appealing to ...Full Article

Chris Christie returns to Iowa with multiple campaign stops

New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie returned to Iowa Saturday with multiple campaign stops Christie began the day with a breakfast meet and greet at Machine ...Full Article

Undercard debate candidates share thoughts on education

Throughout the course of the Jan. 14 Republican undercard debate, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum expressed much opposition against the Obama administration ...Full Article

Cruz, Trump go on attack against one another at prime-time debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Much of the focus of the Republican prime-time debate on Jan. 14 centered around gun violence and immigration. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) argued he changed his immigration policy and ...Full Article

Drake University class analyzes campaign messages in 2016 election

While Elon students are spending part of their winter term in Iowa to study the Iowa Caucus, students at Drake University in Des Moines are also studying this major ...Full Article

Carly Fiorina greets supporters at event honoring new legislative year

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina stopped by the Iowa State Historical Building in Des Moines to attend a welcome back reception for the Iowa State ...Full Article

Jeb Bush talks military strategy, gun rights, and college finances

A firearms manufacturing warehouse is an uncommon location to host an event. But Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, highlighted his Texas roots by choosing a potentially controversial location, in ...Full Article

“We Will Need Courage,” says Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry

Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry spoke at Elon Wednesday evening with a speech entitled, “We Will Need Courage.” Dr. Harris-Perry is a professor, author, columnist, news anchor, mother and wife. She ...Full Article

Humorist Jeanne Robertson set to headline annual “Night of the Phoenix”

American humorist and Elon enthusiast Jeanne Robertson is scheduled to headline Elon’s ninth annual Night of the Phoenix fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. in Alumni Gym. ...Full Article

Jean Rattigan-Rohr becomes Elon’s executive director of community partnerships

Associate Professor of Education, Jean Rattigan-Rohr, has just received the title of Elon University’s executive director of community partnerships. In this position, Rattigan-Rohr will serve as a permanent member of ...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

David Gergen to deliver Elon’s 2016 Commencement address

CNN political commentator David Gergen has been announced as Elon’s 2016 Commencement speaker. Gergen is a former adviser to four American presidents and currently serves as co-director of Harvard’s John F. ...Full Article

Elon student arrested for biting his roommate’s finger

The Town of Elon police department answered a call on Saturday night at approximately 1:40 a.m. for a reported physical assault near Elon’s campus. The two officers, Officer Rice and ...Full Article

Immigration in Alamance County creates divides and support systems

It’s a quick and simple transaction for most people. You hand your ID to the bank teller and deposit your paycheck but for Drucila Perez, this simple transaction stirred ...Full Article

Islamophobia in America

Islamophobia. It’s one of the hottest topics in society today. Some say it is spiraling out of control. With more than 50 occurrences of American Islamophobia since the terrorist ...Full Article

Upcoming lectures in honor of Elon student killed by domestic violence

In July of 2011, incoming Elon freshman Lauren Dunne Astley was killed by her boyfriend in an act of domestic violence just weeks before beginning her time at Elon. Now, ...Full Article

Two Elon students hit by car on Haggard Avenue

Two female Elon University students were hit by a car driven by another Elon student around 8 p.m. Sunday on Haggard Avenue crosswalk between Belk Library and the Powell Building, according to ...Full Article

Katerina Diaz ’16 remembered at “Gathering of Friends”

As Elon University students filed into Numen Lumen’s Sacred Space Sunday night, a brief moment of sadness swept through the room. But as friends shared memories of Katerina Diaz, a ...Full Article

Former class of 2016 member dies

​A former Elon University student who would have graduated with this year’s senior class has died, according to an email from Chaplain Jan Fuller. In the email, sent Sunday afternoon ...Full Article

An Apology from Elon Local News

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 ...Full Article

Elon Local News to premiere “The Threads of Burlington” Dec. 1

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. ...Full Article

Gov. McCrory names upcoming week for winter weather preparedness

In preparation of this upcoming winter, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has declared this upcoming week as Winter Weather Preparedness. Throughout the week of November 29 through December 5, McCrory ...Full Article

Elon Commencement set to be held in front of Alamance

In an e-mail sent to the class of 2016, senior class president Sean Barry announced that 2016 commencement will be held in front of Alamance instead of under the oaks. Barry ...Full Article

Elon Poll: N.C. residents believe race and wealth affect the court system

Elon Poll: North Carolinians divided on fairness in the courts North Carolinians believe that race and socioeconomic status play a role in the state courts treat people. According to ...Full Article

Student brings news DMAX Club to Campus

DMAX is a new student organization that wants to offer resources to students who are dealing with mental health issues. Junior Ben Kleinman is starting an organization on campus ...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

Faces of Homelessness panel raises awareness of local issues

Monday night, Campus Kitchen and the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement sponsored the Faces of Homelessness panel to raise awareness of an issue that affects about ...Full Article

Students abroad in London react to Paris attacks

Four Elon students are studying in Paris right now and were safe during the attacks, but they weren’t the only ones in harms way. More than 100 others are ...Full Article

Local friends spread holiday cheer for Elon’s international students

Thanksgiving is over a week away but for Elon internationals students, it came much earlier. Last night at Johnston hall, tables and stomachs were full of turkey, gravy and ...Full Article

Fall DIY: leaf garland

We’re well into autumn, and as Thanksgiving nears, everyone is relishing in the beautiful sight of crisp leaves falling. Here is an ideal craft to bring the spirit of ...Full Article

Search continues for the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

While construction on Park Place at Elon and the School of Communications garners most of the campuses’ attention, the Elon University College of Arts and Sciences will be undergoing ...Full Article

Elon senior honored for community service

Elon senior and Baltimore native, Noah Sakin, has been awarded the North Carolina Campus Compact  2015 Community Service Impact Award. This year’s conference was held at UNC Pembroke, where students ...Full Article

Redbud Farm: one of many struggling N.C. farms

Nearly every day for the past several decades, 70-year-old Redbud Farm owner Clay Smith has woken up at sunrise eager to plant, tend and market his crops. Recently, however, he ...Full Article

Beta Theta Pi fraternity to join campus

Beta Theta Pi fraternity will be the newest fraternity to join campus in the spring of 2016, according to a Facebook announcement made Friday afternoon. According to the Facebook post ...Full Article

Update: Elon Junior dead after fall at UNC Chapel Hill

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 ...Full Article

Mother remembers Demitri Allison’s kindness

“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 ...Full Article

Elon athletes share respects for Allison on social media

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 ...Full Article

Burlington’s first bilingual playschool starts Spanish education early

Holding up a piece of colored paper the instructor declares, “Yellow. Amarillo.” A chorus of 4 year olds sitting crosslegged in a circle around her repeat, “Yellow. Amarillo.” This is ...Full Article

Hoverboards capitalize on Elon market

You can lock up your bike because there’s a new way to get around campus. Meet the hoverboard. It sounds like something out of Back to the Future but this two-wheeled ...Full Article

Elon Police look to add body cameras

This May the Department of Justice announced a $20 million pilot program to increase security and accountability around the country. Now Elon Police is looking into new technology to be ...Full Article

Elon University Campus Safety and Police launches traffic safety initiative

Elon University Campus Safety and Police is launching a week-long educational and enforcement campaign Wednesday to address traffic safety. “The big thing is just to be aware of your surroundings,” said Dennis ...Full Article

Elon offense leads way in exhibition win

The Elon University men’s basketball team used a strong first half and an impressive debut by freshman Dainan Swoope to run past Division III William Peace University 95-73 in ...Full Article

Darla Deardorff discusses importance of intercultural competence

On Wednesday Nov. 4, the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Education brought Dr. Darla Deardorff to campus to discuss the important issue of intercultural competence around the world ...Full Article

Students to travel to Brazil for Internet Governance Forum

Next week, six lucky communications students, including a few members of our staff, will be traveling to João Pessoa, Brazil to participate in the tenth annual Internet Governance Forum ...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

Body image reflected through a mirror

Body image is a social issue facing the nation. According to nyc.gov, more than 80 percent of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat. Elon senior, Colby Meagle, is fighting ...Full Article

Longtime N.C. congressman dies at 84

Howard Coble, 84, died Nov. 3, 2015, in Greensboro after an extended hospital stay. Coble’s brother, Ray Coble Jr., sent this statement to local media outlets Wednesday morning: “J.Howard ...Full Article

Ian Baltutis is elected Burlington Mayor

Tuesday night Ian Baltutis woke his mother up with a phone call. But, he had a good reason to call: he had just been elected Mayor of Burlington, North ...Full Article

Serving with “Good Intentions:” Voluntourism and short-term service trips

The cautions and realities of short-term service trips More than 1.5 million people in the United States participate in a mission trip each year, according to Missiology journal, and with that comes an ...Full Article

Schar Convocation Center land annexed

The town of Elon’s Board of Aldermen approved annexation for the Schar Convocation Center. This allows the property of North Williamson Avenue behind Elon University’s Hunt Softball Field to ...Full Article

Do it yourself: Calculating your cumulative GPA at Elon

While midterms may have ended, the final exams are starting to become a reality for Elon students. The thought of exams always brings anxiety for some students about the ...Full Article

Latin American fall celebrations

Halloween may have ended but some Latin American countries still have several celebrations. All Souls Day, All Saints Day, and Day of the Dead are three celebrations that take ...Full Article

Update on U.S. Department of Justice vs. Johnson

The U.S. Justice Department is allowing Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson to receive federal funds after a court dismissed allegations that he ordered deputies to violate the civil rights of ...Full Article

“BOO-ze it and Lose it” Campaign Starts Friday

As of September 30, there have been over 8,000 alcohol related crashes in North Carolina in 2015 and 288 of them resulted in fatalities. In response to this, The ...Full Article

Preventing mold and mildew

Residence Life sent out an email earlier today on how to prevent mold in mildew in resident halls on campus.  Due to the high levels of humidity in North ...Full Article

From Acorn to Ellen

  The surprises keep coming for the two Elon students whose good deed to Kathryn Thompson, an Acorn Coffee Shop employee, went viral. Thompson, Taylor Zisholtz and Lucy Smith-Williams ...Full Article

Local BBQ restaurant hosts fundraiser for families of cancer patients

The TickleMyRibs parking lot was packed over the weekend when the owners raised money for Little Pink Houses for Hope. The now annual “Q for the Cure” brought the ...Full Article

Elon University paves the way for gender identification

Elon University registrar Rodney Parks is making big changes in gender identification on campus. Parks has tried to make it easier for transgender students to get their diploma changed to their ...Full Article

Grudge bikers battle for bragging rights

When it comes to motorcycle racing, there’s nobody “badder” than grudge racers. “We the baddest motorcycles on the planet baby, we just pretty much the fastest of the fast,” ...Full Article

REAch Wounded Warrior Veterans Program

Since the Iraq War, which began in 2003, the Wounded Warrior Project said, there have been over 48,000 service men and women physically injured in combat. “They need to ...Full Article

Sparkle Cat Rescue saves abandoned cats

Sparkle Cat Rescue was founded in November in 2014 with the goal to help the “forgotten felines” through fostering and adoption. Stephanie Grantham, president and co-founder of the organization, ...Full Article

Co-owner of Pandora’s Pies, The Fat Frogg Arrested

UPDATED: Aug. 4, 2016 The Alamance County District Attorney dismissed a breaking and entering charge against the co-owner of Pandora’s Pies and The Fat Frogg Bar and Grill. Peter ...Full Article

Beta Theta Pi fraternity seeks to impact Elon Greek culture

Tuesday Beta Theta Pi fraternity made their pitch to Elon staff, Greek students and members of the community that the men of Beta should be the newest greek organization ...Full Article

FEC data indicates lack of support for many presidential candidates

Alamance County has a long history of supporting Republican presidential candidates. According to David Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas, Alamance County residents have not voted for a Democrat since Jimmy ...Full Article

Theta Chi fraternity makes pitch to come on campus

Fall of 2016 at Elon University is set to feature new areas of growth, including a new fraternity. The new Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Dan Faill, announced, ...Full Article

Spring housing tips

For many acquiring housing can be a stressful process. It is about that time for those who were abroad this fall to make sure they sign up for Winter ...Full Article

Luke Eddy looks to overcome injury for 2015-2016 season comeback

For as long as he can remember, Luke Eddy has made countless layups over his basketball career. But on the night of December 20, 2014 against the UNCG Spartans, ...Full Article

Homecoming 2015 Events

Elon University alumni are on their way home to Elon for this years Homecoming. The weekend is full of events ranging from open houses all over campus to a football ...Full Article

Governor McCrory comes to Burlington to sign historic tax credit bill

Governor Pat McCrory and several legislators celebrated the preservation of historic tax credits in front of a large crowd at the Burlington Depot this afternoon. The historic tax credits ...Full Article

Gun control panel discusses Elon and Burlington’s future

About 40 Elon University students, faculty, and staff and community members, a smaller crowd than usual, attended the Panel Discussion: Violence associated with Guns Wednesday evening in Lakeside Meeting ...Full Article

First Annual Alamance Pride makes history in the county

By Leena Dahal, Pendulum Senior Reporter It may have drizzled over Alamance County on Saturday, but the more than 1,000 people gathered at the Historic ​Train Depot & Amphitheater ...Full Article

U.S. Attorney Office investigates NC Department of Health and Human Services

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is under federal investigation after being subpoenaed by the U.S Attorney’s Office in Raleigh. Investigators are looking into expensive contracts ...Full Article

Elon Food Truck Frenzy adjusts to increased demand, Dusty Donuts cashes in

Elon University’s Student Union Board made significant changes to for its second annual Food Truck Frenzy after experiencing several issues last year. Some of the notable changes included increasing ...Full Article

Andy Grammer cancels performance at Elon Homecoming

According to a facebook post from the Elon Student Union Board, Andy Grammer has canceled his performance at this year’s homecoming concert. The homecoming concert will still go on ...Full Article

Acorn worker’s Disney dream becomes a reality

The friendly faces behind the counter serving you cookies, sandwiches and coffee at Acorn are often thought of as just workers with some southern sweetness. One Acorn employee, Kathryn ...Full Article

Elon softball strikes out hunger in Alamance County

Most college students spend their Friday evenings going out and hanging with friends. For members of the Elon softball team, they spent their evening at Allied Churches of Alamance ...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

Amendment to HB 318 could keep local ID program running

A new amendment added to House Bill 318 could quell some of the concerns local law enforcement officers had regarding ID cards. As Elon Local News reported on Monday, ...Full Article

House Bill 318 Update

As of 11 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 29, House Bill 318 has been ratified by the N.C. General Assembly and is to be presented to Governor Pat McCrory on Wednesday ...Full Article

N.C. General Assembly bill could affect local immigration efforts.

Three percent of all undocumented immigrants in the United States live in North Carolina, according to the Department of Homeland Security. One of the counties with the largest immigrant ...Full Article

Star studded family weekend

People flocked to the Oak House this family weekend for open mic night and to escape the torrential downpours. Headlining the night was Elon’s own local celebrity, Lowell Oakley. Oakley delivered a heartwarming ...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
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