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School of Communications dedication and beam signing ceremony

This past Friday the Elon community gathered in McEwen Communications Building’s Studio B to dedicate the site of the expanded School of Communications. Donors who supported the construction project were recognized and those that that were in attendance were invited to sign a steel beam which will be incorporated into the new building.  One of the main donors, the ...Full Article

Leonard Pitts, Jr., challenges culture of innocence regarding racial bias

This coverage was a collaboration between Elon Local News’ Alex Hager and The Pendulum’s Tommy Hamzik and Sarah Wood Society is in a continual struggle with the crime of ...Full Article

Campus reacts to Presidential Task Force findings

For years there has been a lot of conversation, both privately and publicly, about the divide of race and experiences on Elon’s campus. Now, because of the results from ...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

Student and professor team up to create a “tiny house”

While Elon continues to focus on living and learning communities, one student and professor have teamed up to take this focus to the next level. Mobii is what students ...Full Article

“Weird Enough Productions” offers a different perspective on life at Elon

“Weird Enough Productions,” a production company founded by Elon Students, is showing a different perspective on campus by focusing on diversity. They are taking advantage of the big screen ...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

Task Force Releases Report on “Black Student, Faculty, and Staff Experiences”

Survey results and recommendations have been released today by the “Presidential Task Force on Black Student, Faculty and Staff Experiences.” The Fall 2014 campus climate survey was administered by ...Full Article

A festival with a cause

Food vendors, campers, bands and hundreds of people came together for one of Gibsonville’s biggest parties of the year…Applefest. Applefest was first created by Ronny Apple. It started out ...Full Article

SURPRISE: Elon students making Acorn worker’s dream come true

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. Kathryn, one of those ...Full Article

2016 Presidential candidates and their stances on student loans

With the presidential primary elections nearly four months away, candidates are laying out their platforms for many issues. One issue that some Elon students will soon be dealing with is ...Full Article

Greensboro “Feeling the Bern”

North Carolina “Felt the Bern” Sunday night in Greensboro, as democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders took the Greensboro Coliseum Complex stage to speak to the more than 9,000 ...Full Article

A helping paw

Senior Emma Hughes made a new friend for her last year here at Elon. Candy, Hughes’ yellow lab service dog travels around campus and to class everyday, right by her ...Full Article

Edward Burtynsky illustrates conflicts between humans and nature using multimedia

Photographer and filmmaker Edward Burtynsky shed light on several environmental issues during his presentation, “Manufactured Landscapes: A View of Human Systems,” Tuesday night at Elon University. While Burtynsky unveiled several ...Full Article

Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Greensboro Sunday night

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, announced earlier today he will hold a rally at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex Sunday at 7 p.m. Although ...Full Article

Getting to know Dan Faill: Elon’s new Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Dan Faill, Elon’s new director of Fraternity and Sorority Life and self-proclaimed thirty-four-year-old geek is changing the way Elon students view Greek life, including changing the name to Fraternity ...Full Article

WaBo: Beyond the Bottle

What started as a class project has turned into a social media campaign. One Elon student is using a basic necessity to make a change. As U.S. landfills overflow with ...Full Article

The big and the small clubs look for new members at org fair

Elon University sophomore Josh Bothwell arrived at the organization fair in unusual fashion. He had no table. He had no signs. But he did have a few juggling balls. ...Full Article

Class of 2019 Student Government Election Speeches

The following students are running for positions in the Student Government Association’s Fall 2015 Election. Click on the name to the right of the candidate’s photo to watch their speech. Voting ...Full Article

Elon buys 19.5 acres of land for new convocation center

This list of construction sites on Elon’s campus is about to get longer. Elon University recently purchased 19.5 acres of land across the street from Elon’s athletic facilities. The property ...Full Article

Tree planting honors Trent Stetler

A crowd of students gathered outside Danieley K Saturday morning to celebrate the life of Trent Stetler. Several friends and family told stories about Stetler, remembering him as a ...Full Article

Make it and break it

The 21st century introduced us to 3D printing and the Elon campus is being imprinted with much more than new technologies. “This is a space where it’s okay to ...Full Article

Elon student reports he was held at knifepoint

According to an email sent to students by Smith Jackson, Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students, an Elon student reported that he was held at knifepoint ...Full Article

Budgeting: a college essential

Budgeting is absolutely necessary for college students. Spending your money loosely without considering your budget often leads to a penny-pinching in the Spring semester. I suggest doing what I ...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

Elon’s tour guides to receive pay for training

In response to an Elon Local News story questioning unpaid training planned for tour guides from the Office of Admissions, tour guides will now be paid for the 14.5 hours of training ...Full Article

Unpaid tour guide training could land Office of Admissions in legal trouble

Many Elon students are not only returning to classes this semester, but also returning to work. After a long summer, student employees can expect a refresher training session at ...Full Article

Construction changes up move-in day

Turning the key in the door with a small click, Sidney Hager enters her room for the first time. She sets down the boxes in her arms and before ...Full Article

Preseason camp with a musical twist

Football trains almost all summer to prepare for the fall athletic season. But they are not the only ones practicing in the hot August sun. Elon’s own marching band, ...Full Article

Uber looks to start Elon-specific market

Chances are if you’ve traveled to any major city in the past year you’ve heard people talking about Uber or maybe even taken one. Uber is a digital service offering ...Full Article

Autumn additions and adjustments

Whether you’re at Elon for your final year or your first semester, the campus may look different from your last visit. First, Daniel Commons got an upgrade. Now there’s ...Full Article

Sheriff Terry Johnson speaks after dismissal of DOJ lawsuit

Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson spoke today for the first time since a judge dismissed the federal lawsuit that alleged that he and his office discriminated against and profiled Latinos within Alamance County. ...Full Article

Elon Transfer Elijah Bryant commits to BYU

Former Elon basketball standout Elijah Bryant announced that he has committed to Brigham Young University through a post on his Instagram account. The 2015 CAA Rookie of the Year ...Full Article

Skrosky preaches efficiency at CAA Media Day

BALTIMORE, MD - For the second time in as many seasons, Elon football is projected to finish last in the Colonial Athletic Association as the league kicked off the ...Full Article

Elon graduate students teach a lesson

Even though it is summer, some are still taking the opportunity to learn on campus. Elon graduate students pursuing their master’s in gifted education led the Flex Program, a ...Full Article

Undocumented student fundraises tuition on Go Fund Me

Her mom’s hands were trembling. The immigration officers made their way to Paloma Figueroa’s seat on the Greyhound bus. She tried to hold them back but tears filled her ...Full Article

Kernodle Center reports increase in service at Elon

The Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement released new statistics on service at Elon University, with increases in student participation and completed service hours. Over 3,000 student ...Full Article

European grocery coming to Alamance

Alamance County will be the home to one of the best-known grocery stores in Europe, bringing an estimated 200 new jobs to the area. Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina ...Full Article

Two dead just outside Elon

Police found a man and a woman dead inside their home on Walker Rd. in an apparent murder-suicide, Thursday afternoon July 2. According to Alamance County Sheriff, Terry Johnson, ...Full Article

Promotions within the Office of the President

President Leo Lambert promoted Steven House from provost to executive vice president and provost. House’s predecessor was Gerald Francis who was the university provost emeritus and executive vice president before ...Full Article

Elijah Bryant reportedly to transfer from Elon

Elijah Bryant, the 2015 Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year in men’s basketball, has reportedly asked for his release from Elon’s men’s basketball team. Atlanta-based CTD-Hoops reported the ...Full Article

Two-vehicle car crash in Elon leaves one dead

A fatal car crash on University Drive in Elon left one female dead and several injured. It happened at about 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. According to an Elon Police Department press release, ...Full Article

NC reacts to same-sex marriage ruling

Just three years ago, North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment stating that the state could not recognize or perform same-sex marriages or civil unions. Last October, a decision ...Full Article

Elon establishes town fire department

Elon has officially established a town fire department as of Tuesday, June 23. This comes after the Elon Board of Aldermen passed a series of agreements and a resolution ...Full Article

Summer concert series promotes “Elon scene”

Class is out and most students have returned home, but Downtown Elon is looking to keep the streets “alive” this summer. For the third time, Downtown Elon merchants are partnering ...Full Article

Update: Rosales’ condition improving

Gabriela Rosales is able to write more words with her right hand, three months after being hit by a car while crossing North Williamson Ave. in Elon. According to her ...Full Article

“Chandelier” cover brings Elon a capella group into the spotlight

Correction May 30, 2015 10:20 a.m.: It was previously reported that Abby Franklin had spent four years at Elon. She actually transferred to Elon in her sophomore year. “Unreal.” ...Full Article

Death of an Elon Faculty Member

  According to an e-mail sent to Elon faculty and staff, Sarah Hinton, a longtime custodian in the Environmental Services department, has died. No details of her death were given. ...Full Article

Car Crash at Elon Animal Hospital

Alexandra Swallow, 21, of Portland, Maine was charged with DWI and damage to real property after crashing into the Elon Animal Hospital on S. Williamson Ave. This incident happened ...Full Article

Changes No Longer Brewing in Downtown Elon

Elon University is delaying all plans for changes in the dining venue in the historic neighborhood and Downtown Elon, according to Gerald Whittington, senior vice president for business, finance and ...Full Article

New Construction on Elon’s Campus

Summer is around the corner for Elon students as the end of the 2015 school year approaches, but that means that work is just beginning for the university’s construction. This ...Full Article

Elon rallies for respect and racial equality

A conversation on race, bias and privilege started Tuesday and those in the dialogue hope it will last throughout the years. “We need to get involved. We need to ...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 custodian shares his story

Fifty-two-year old Thadeous Carr is the floor tech and custodian for the Global Neighborhood Commons and though he says his life is squeaky clean now, it hasn’t always been that way. ...Full Article

Four-year-old steps up to the bat for Elon baseball

The Elon University baseball team welcomed a new face to the dugout Sunday afternoon before finishing out its weekend series versus Delaware. Four-year-old Braxton Ware, winner of the Phoenix ...Full Article

Tony’s Pub-N-Subs issued overcrowding citation

The Alamance County Fire Marshal issued a citation to Tony’s Pub-N-Subs at 415 W. Haggard Ave for “overcrowding or admittance of any person beyond the approved capacity of a ...Full Article

Update: Conversation about Starbucks in Elon Continues

Updated 4:15 p.m. Friday May 8, 2015 Rod Salazar, owner of Irazu Coffee, said he was also concerned about changes to the downtown area. At one point Salazar had ...Full Article

New Security Cameras Come to Campus

The Department of Campus Safety and Police will be adding new security technology ,according to an email sent out to the student body this afternoon by Smith Jackson. This ...Full Article

Elon Football Player Arrested

The Alamance County Clerk of Courts says Cordell Wesley Forrest, a 19-year old Elon freshman and defensive back for the Elon University football team, was arrested and charged Monday with first-degree ...Full Article

Senior crosses Saxapahaw off the bucketlist

There are less than 20 days until commencement 2015, and there are many things seniors want to do before May 23rd! When tasked with completing a senior “bucket list ...Full Article

Changes brewing in downtown Elon

Downtown Elon has become a place where local businesses have grown and thrived off the local community. That’s why when Elon Dining Services announced that Starbucks would be replacing Acorn ...Full Article

Elon prepares for Commencement festivities

As the school year winds down, seniors have one major event on their minds, Commencement. Graduation will take place on Saturday, May 23 at 9:15 a.m. under The Oaks. Jeffery Clark, executive ...Full Article

Racial slur incident sparks conversation about inclusivity on campus

On Friday, April 24, the Elon University community received an email from President Leo Lambert regarding a racial slur incident that occurred near campus. In his email, President Lambert ...Full Article

Itzhak Perlman, Walter Isaacson headline 2015-2016 Cultural Programs

Elon is set to host several professionals in the media, music and business fields during the 2015-2016 academic year. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. will be speaking in McCrary Theater on ...Full Article

Elon students affected by riots in City of Baltimore

Riots broke out in the City of Baltimore as people protest the death of Freddie Gray, 25. Gray’s funeral was held on the morning of Monday, April 27. Gray ...Full Article

Aaron Mellette Returns to the NFL

Former Elon football player Aaron Mellette is back in the National Football League. The two-time first team FCS All-American announced Monday evening that he signed a deal with the ...Full Article

President Lambert urges Elon community to take action against racial intolerance

University officials along with police and campus security are investigating an incident of racial intolerance that occurred Wednesday night on North O’Kelly Avenue. The incident involved an African American ...Full Article

Elon Employees Take Advantage of Tuition Remission

According to Bill Burpitt, associate dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, about 10 percent of the Masters of Business Administration students at Elon University are ...Full Article

Greek Week Dance 2015

The PHC contest was won by Alpha Xi Delta, with a tie for second place between Phi Mu and Sigma Kappa. Delta Upsilon won the IFC/NPHC contest with the ...Full Article

Help U Store It comes to Elon, an alternative storage method for summer

Finding a place to store belongings for three months over the summer can be tough. That’s why Elon junior Sean Barry co-founded Help U Store It with his three ...Full Article

Railroad Crossings Unsafe and Illegal

Unless you’re hearing the whistle of the train as it passes through the railroad tracks running alongside Trollinger Avenue, it is easy to forget that the tracks are more ...Full Article

Update: Rosales’ condition continues to improve

Elon first-year Gabriela Rosales’ is now able to breathe without a ventilator at UNC Hospital, four weeks after getting hit by a car while walking across North Williamson in Elon. ...Full Article

#FTK: Elonthon goes 24 hours ‘For the Kids’

  Photos by Dan MacLaury and Ryan Greene. From 6 p.m. Friday night until 6 p.m. Saturday, Elon students danced away 24 hours for the annual dance marathon, Elonthon. For ...Full Article

Elon uses alternative energy to fuel campus and community

Elon has made many efforts to be a more sustainable campus, including the use of alternative energy. More than 9,000 solar panels are being installed in Loy Farm. Workers from Solar ...Full Article

The Sky is Not the Limit: Neil deGrasse Tyson visits Elon

American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson addressed the Elon community for the 2015 Spring Convocation on Thursday, April 2. “Coherence is not a priority here,” Neil ...Full Article

Elon bookstore staff member dies

Robin Russell, who worked at Elon’s campus bookstore, died last night in her sleep, according to an email from Provost Steven House. Robin was the wife of Alan Russell, an ...Full Article

Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Suspended from Elon’s Campus

The Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi has been suspended from Elon University’s campus as of March 17th , according to an email sent to chapter alumni from Pi Kappa ...Full Article

From the court to the computer

Adam Constantine graduated from Elon University in 2010, but now he’s back. Constantine was known around Elon for his contribution to the Men’s Basketball team which he played on ...Full Article

Elon student faces multiple drug charges

Elon student Joseph Michael Centofanti, 20, was charged with two felony and two misdemeanor drug charges after Town of Elon police responded to a drug complaint on March 16th. ...Full Article

Female hit by car on N. Williamson

A first-year female student, Gabriela Rosales, was hit by a gray Toyota Camry on North Williamson Avenue tonight, outside of The Oaks Apartments and McCrary Theater. Rosales was airlifted to UNC ...Full Article

Elon first-year student charged with rape and sexual offense

Updated 3/15/15 5:30 p.m. Alamance County Jail said bail was posted Sunday afternoon for Tristan Pierre Hardinger, an Elon first-year student who was charged Friday by Elon University Police ...Full Article

Women’s basketball advances to CAA semis with win over UNCW

Upper Marlboro, MD - For the first time in Elon history, the women’s basketball team is headed to a semifinal game in the CAA tournament. The Phoenix took to the ...Full Article

Director Of Greek Life announces departure

Director of Greek Life Shana Plasters has announced she will be leaving the university after this semester. Plasters, who has worked at the university since 2010 said in an ...Full Article

Kappa Sigma fraternity members cited in trespassing incident

According to an email from Dean of Students, Smith Jackson, the university is investigating a trespassing incident involving several members of Kappa Sigma fraternity’s new class. Dean Jackson said Elon ...Full Article

Elon knocks off Delaware in overtime thriller

For the second time this season, the Elon women’s basketball team went into overtime — and for the second time in as many tries, freshman Shay Burnett took over ...Full Article

Elon women’s tennis finishes strong against UNCG

The weather was not all that was hot today as the women’s tennis team defeated UNC Greensboro on Wednesday, March 4 at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.  With the ...Full Article

Elon set to take on Towson in CAA tournament

The Elon University men’s basketball team earned the No. 8 seed in this weekend’s Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championship. The Phoenix begin play on Friday, March 6, at ...Full Article

Guy Harvey speaks at Elon

Marine conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey visited Elon on Monday to receive the Elon University Medal of Entrepreneurship. Elon Local News sat down with Harvey to learn more about him ...Full Article

Elon men’s tennis loses a tight match indoors

After a more than two-week break due to the winter weather, Coach Leonard and the men’s tennis team fell short of a victory against Gardner-Webb on Sunday, Mar. 1. ...Full Article

No. 2 UNC blows past Elon women’s lacrosse

The Elon women’s lacrosse team fell 21-2 to the No. 2 ranked UNC Tar Heels Sunday, Mar. 1, in what as a rather one-sided contest. The Tar Heels (5-1) rolled ...Full Article

Anonymous website gives Greek life a rating

Kasey Sullivan, the former head of Panhellenic Recruitment, said the website Greek Rank has become a sounding board for individuals to express their dislike towards Greek life. “I think ...Full Article

Phoenix schedule for week of February 22

Winter weather set back several games and contest last week for Elon athletic programs. Here is what is happening on campus this week: On Wednesday, the baseball team returns ...Full Article

Asher has career day as Elon tops Stetson

The Elon women’s lacrosse team rebounded after a tough loss to Jacksonville on Friday with a strong win over Stetson, 16-5, on Feb. 22 to wrap up its weekend in the ...Full Article

Elon storms back late, takes down Tribe at home

For the second consecutive game, a late surge propelled the Elon Women’s Basketball team to victory, this time claiming a 64-60 win over William and Mary in Alumni Gym on ...Full Article

Elon drops second game to Ball State

The Elon University baseball team failed to capitalize with runners in scoring position, leaving 11 baserunner stranded in a 8-3 loss to Ball State on Feb. 22. With the ...Full Article

Elon splits doubleheader between High Point and Ball State

The Elon Baseball team split its first two games of this weekend’s tournament in Aiken, S.C. with a 6-5 win against High Point and an 18-8 loss versus Ball State. ...Full Article

Elon snaps seven-game losing streak with win at Delaware

The Elon University Men’s Basketball team’s seven-game losing streak came to an end Saturday afternoon when the Phoenix pulled out an 83-75 overtime win at the University of Delaware. ...Full Article

Coffer nails jumper in final seconds to push Elon past Northeastern

For the second time this season, senior Sam Coffer hit a late jump shot to give Elon a victory, this time with 1.1 seconds remaining as the Phoenix knocked ...Full Article

Top five things in the news this week

1. Nation faces frigid temps. North Carolina is not the only state in the nation experiencing extreme cold. According to the national weather service, most of the eastern half ...Full Article

Elon’s losing streak stretches to seven in loss at Charleston

The Elon University men’s basketball team’s losing streak continued on Wednesday night as the College of Charleston used a hot shooting hand to down the Phoenix 77-63. The loss ...Full Article
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