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Elon Physical Plant’s snow plan

Elon University’s Physical Plant got off to a late start in preparing for this round of winter weather. Since Physical Plant’s workers were not here over the weekend they didn’t ...Full Article

Application process for tour guide positions begins

Each Spring, the Office of Admissions hires new university guides and admissions staff. Working for admissions is not only one of the top choices for student employment on campus, ...Full Article

Elon University classes cancelled due to weather

By Al Drago ELON, N.C. - All classes at Elon University have been canceled after 3:30 p.m. according to a email by Dean of Students Smith Jackson sent to students due ...Full Article

Most Valuable Managers: The men behind the scenes of Elon Men’s Basketball

At 7 a.m. every morning, most Elon students are struggling to get out of bed. But for Men’s Basketball managers Corey Roe, Jeff Cook and Mac Ryan, the day ...Full Article

Elon rallies to defeat Longwood 10-7 on the road

After trailing Longwood 3-0 early in the first half, the Elon Women’s Lacrosse team bounced back to defeat the Lancers 10-7 on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Longwood Athletic ...Full Article

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity under hazing investigation

Updated: Sunday Feb. 15 at 8:30 p.m. Elon’s Pi Kappa Phi chapter is under investigation by the Office of Student Conduct for alleged hazing, according to Dean of Students, Smith ...Full Article

Elon vigil held for students killed in Chapel Hill shooting

On Thursday Feb. 12, Elon University held a vigil to honor the three students that were killed in Chapel Hill, N.C. The vigil took place in the scared space inside of ...Full Article

Elon tuition to increase next school year

Correction: ELN originally reported that tuition was $43,170 next year. That was incorrect. Tuition will be $31,773 and the total (with room, board and fees) will be $43,170. We apologize ...Full Article

Vigil held at UNC for shooting victims

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — More than 2,000 people attended a vigil on Wednesday evening at the University of North Carolina for Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha, who ...Full Article

Elon losing streak reaches five games as Phoenix fall in Williamsburg

A long two week stretch of losing continued for the Elon Men’s Basketball team as the Phoenix fell for the fifth consecutive game, 58-77 on the road Wednesday night ...Full Article

The benefit of eating duck eggs

Breakfast might become even more nutritional by substituting a chicken egg for a duck egg. Duck eggs have a proportionally larger yolk to the egg itself. It’s higher in Omega ...Full Article

Changes coming to Elon Hillel this month

After one semester at Elon, Rabbi Becky Joseph stepped down as Director of Elon Hillel and Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life. “We were really happy to have her here, ...Full Article

Legendary North Carolina basketball coach dies at age 83

Former University of North Carolina head basketball coach, Dean Smith, died Saturday evening in Chapel Hill at age 83. “Coach Dean Smith passed away peacefully the evening of February ...Full Article

Elon tops Charleston in final seconds

The Elon Women’s Basketball team pulled out a last-minute win against College of Charleston on Sunday, Feb. 7, defeating the Cougars, 75-71. Senior Sam Coffer had the winning put-back ...Full Article

Elon Goes Undefeated on Opening Weekend

The Elon Women’s Softball team kicked off the 2015 season going undefeated at Hunt Softball Park on Saturday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, Feb. 8 The Phoenix got off to a ...Full Article

Elon Women get shut out by Wake Forest

Elon Women’s Tennis dropped their third straight match on Saturday in Winston-Salem, falling 0-7 to 61st-ranked Wake Forest in a non-conference contest. The Phoenix go to 1-4 overall with ...Full Article

Phoenix remain winless after loss to Old Dominion

The Elon Men’s Tennis team fell to Old Dominion University 7-0 on Saturday at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center in Norfolk, Va. This brings the 66th ranked Phoenix record to ...Full Article

Let us Breathe event encourages students to express themselves

McBride Gathering Space came to life on Tuesday, Feb. 6 when Elon students from various backgrounds came together for the event, Let Us Breathe. Let Us Breathe was a ...Full Article

Three-Pointers Propel Elon Past Towson

TOWSON, Md. — The Elon Women’s Basketball team scored a program record 15 three-point shots on its way to an 84-70 victory over Towson Thursday evening, sweeping the season ...Full Article

Elon rolls over Kennesaw State in season opener

It took just 33 seconds for the Elon Women’s Lacrosse team to score its first goal of the 2015 season. After that, the Phoenix never looked back, routing Kennesaw ...Full Article

Elon struggles early, eventually falls at JMU

HARRISONBURG, VA. — With 13:27 left in the first half and the Elon Women’s Basketball team down two, Precious Hall, the preseason CAA Player of the Year, hit a ...Full Article

Learning how to brand yourself on social media

As the spring semester begins, internship applications and deadlines are approaching fast. While cover letters and resumes are key components in your job application, student social media pages also ...Full Article

Elon falls flat in loss at UNCW

WILMINGTON N.C.- Midway through the second half of the Elon University men’s basketball team’s 82-65 loss to UNC Wilmington on Wednesday night, sophomore forward Christian Hairston stopped looking up ...Full Article

Terror attacks in Niger close to Elon student

More than one thousand students studied abroad in dozens of countries this winter term. Elon Sophomore, Keller Biswurm decided instead to spend these weeks in Niger on a missions trip. ...Full Article

SGA’s Executive Secretary Resigns

Elon Student Government Association’s Executive Secretary Matthew Crehan has resigned, citing personal issues. The resignation is effective immediately. Crehan was elected to the position of Executive Secretary in February of ...Full Article

Elon remembers Jacob Rankin Parks III ’32

To some, Jacob Rankin Parks III was a skilled hunter. To others, a loving father, brother and grandparent. Within the Elon community, Parks was known as a proud Phoenix ...Full Article

Day of Service brings students and community together

More than 60 Elon students went to the Four Seasons Mall in Greensboro for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service gathering. Elon students were accompanied by hundreds ...Full Article

International admissions counselor works to increase diversity

Hebe Fuller has been an international admissions counselor for 25 years, but it was only until 2014 that she became Elon’s Associate Dean and Director of International Admissions. “The first thing we do ...Full Article

African-American ensemble teaches equality through dance

Mckinnon Hall was filled during College Coffee with the sounds of the African-American Dance Ensemble of Durham, N.C, who performed one of many other Martin Luther King Jr. events ...Full Article

Burlington marches to commemorate Civil Rights movement

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activists led 50-mile-long marches throughout Alabama and Washington, D.C., and Alamance County’s chapter of the NAACP led a two-mile march on Monday to continue ...Full Article

NC’s first black female talk show host on segregation

Sandra Hughes is no stranger to segregation. “I grew up knowing that I can’t sit in that seat. I can’t walk through that door. I can’t drink out of ...Full Article

Alternative Health Care Options in Burlington

It’s flu season, which means crowded waiting rooms and long lines. Monday, the Elon Health Center wasn’t too busy, but it had about a 30-minute wait for most of the ...Full Article

Artist Kip Fulbeck on the Power of Identity

Spoken word performer and filmmaker Kip Fulbeck visited Elon Jan. 15 for his event titled “Race, Sex and Tattoos.” Fulbeck is an artist, surfer, lifeguard, activist and father. He’s ...Full Article

From outside the bubble: Transitioning to Elon

While hundreds of freshmen were receiving acorns at convocation, first-year Cora Abdoo was far from being Under the Oaks. “I still have the acorn,” Abdoo said, “but instead of saying ...Full Article

Funeral arrangements made for Elon University junior Trent Stetler

The funeral for Trent Stetler, an Elon junior who died earlier this week, will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 415 East Athens Avenue, Ardmore, ...Full Article

Elon student creates clothing company

Elon student Brett Spelker founded the Bahama Llama clothing company this fall. Spelker was inspired to start the business after he and his brother went shopping at the local outlet ...Full Article

Elon community remembers junior Trent Stetler

Updated: Monday January 12th 7:15 p.m. A “Gathering of Friends” was held today in Lakeside Meeting Room, above Lakeside Dining Hall, at 5:30 p.m. for those who wished to share memories ...Full Article

Jeffrey Cook’s reaction to father being 2015 commencement speaker

Dad, political correspondent and commencement speaker. All three titles describe Elon’s 2015 Commencement speaker, Charlie Cook. But there will be one graduating student in the audience who calls him first ...Full Article

Death of Elon junior Trent Stetler

Article updated 5:50 p.m. According to an email sent Sunday Jan. 11 from Dean of Students Smith Jackson, Elon junior Trent Stetler has died. Dean Jackson’s email says the Burlington ...Full Article

Charlie Cook to give Elon’s 2015 Commencement address

Elon parent and nationally acclaimed political analyst Charlie Cook will be giving the 2015 Commencement address. Elon’s senior class, including Cook’s son, Jeff Cook, will graduate at the May 23 ceremony ...Full Article

Bryant fuels comeback as Elon beats William and Mary in CAA home opener

Down by seven with with 7:13 to go, Elon freshman Elijah Bryant went on a tear, scoring 16 points over the remaining time to spark a comeback and ignite the Alumni ...Full Article

Elon falls to Drexel in CAA home opener

After the Elon University Women’s Basketball scored a solid win at Delaware on Sunday in its Colonial Athletic Association opener, the team fell short Tuesday, Jan. 6 in its ...Full Article

Elon snaps win streak in loss at Towson

The Elon University Men’s Basketball Team saw its four-game win streak come to an immediate close as Towson jumped ahead early and held off a furious Phoenix comeback to ...Full Article

Elon rolls past Delaware for first CAA win

It was a debut to remember for the Elon University Women’s Basketball Team as it took home its inaugural game in the Colonial Athletic Association with a 60-50 win ...Full Article

Bryant, Phoenix hold off Drexel for first ever CAA win

Freshman guard Elijah Bryant shined once again, leading the Elon University men’s basketball team over the Drexel Dragons 77-67 in its inaugural Colonial Athletic Association game in Philadelphia. Bryant, ...Full Article

March for justice and racial unity in Burlington

On Tuesday Dec. 23 in Burlington, NC, local clergy and community groups marched in support of the national movement to end racial disparities. According to the press release, the ...Full Article

Jim Waggoner (’55), author of The Fighting Christians, dies at 81

By Brooke Wivagg Elon University graduate, published author and sports enthusiast Rev. James (Jim) M. Waggoner died Sunday Dec. 14 at the age of 81. Waggoner, who authored The Fighting Christians: ...Full Article

Behind the Scenes: Election 2014

Take a look behind the scenes of our coverage of the 2014 Midterm Elections.Full Article

Schar family gives largest single donation in Elon history

An email from President Leo Lambert Thursday morning announced Dwight and Martha Schar, P ’16, pledged $12 million to go towards the new School of Communications and proposed convocation ...Full Article

Campus conversation on Ferguson decision

A Campus Conversation on the Ferguson decision was held in the Lakeside meeting rooms Monday night. The Elon community was encouraged to share their thoughts on the events happening ...Full Article

Students protest Ferguson decision at luminaries ceremony

Monday night during the annual Festival of Holiday Lights celebration, better known as Luminaries, more than 60 Elon students and staff members held a silent protest of the grand ...Full Article

Battling Depression on a college campus

An American College Health Association, National College Health Assessment in 2011  study found that 30 percent of college students surveyed said they were “so depressed that it was difficult ...Full Article

“College Fix” author responds to “Freshman” vs. “First-Year” discussion

“I didn’t do anything wrong,” junior Diana Stancy said. Stancy is the author of “The College Fix” article that discusses the use of “freshman” vs. “first-year” at Elon University. ...Full Article

Next Steps for Elon’s Sigma Pi Fraternity

According to Rex Waters, Dean of Student Development, Elon University and Sigma Pi, International have both signed the return to campus agreement. Dean Waters told ELN that the agreement ...Full Article

First-year or freshman? Elon responds

Elon University has not banned the word “freshman,” and there is no university policy against using the word, according to Vice-President of University Communications Dan Anderson. Elon has been in ...Full Article

Acting class puts on original production

A class is creating an original performance, where students are getting more than just a grade. “You will laugh and you will cry,” said sophomore B.A. theater student Courtney ...Full Article

Warm Clothing for a BBQ Sandwich

A number of Elon’s religious organizations partnered with the Kernodle Center for Service Learning to sponsor a clothing drive event called BBQ for Warm Clothing on Friday. It was an ...Full Article

BFA Class of 2015 host senior showcase

Investing in the future can be expensive, and for the BFA Acting Class of 2015, casting directors and agents are not cheap. Elon’s BFA Acting Class of 2015 hosted ...Full Article

Update on the New School of Communications

Danielle Commons isn’t the only building awaiting major construction. The fundraising campaign for the new School of Communications is officially one month in, and the Dean of the School ...Full Article

Elon falls to Maine on Senior Day

Following Elon’s 24-17 loss to Maine on Saturday evening, Phoenix seniors hung around on the field for a few extra moments as they left Rhode’s Stadium for the final ...Full Article

Eddy, Sabato fuel Elon in season opener

The Elon University men’s basketball team kicked its season off with a bang Friday night as Luke Eddy and Tony Sabato led a Phoenix comeback to take down Florida ...Full Article

Administration makes new plans for building projects on campus

Expect to see more construction cones around campus. The board of trustees recently approved a project to add additional facilities to the Danieley neighborhood. The new facilities will include ...Full Article

Charter Revoked From Elon’s Sigma Pi Fraternity Chapter

According to Sigma Pi, International, the Elon University Epsilon-Theta Chapter has had its charter revoked as of Nov. 11. Eric Townsend, Director of Elon University News Bureau, says the ...Full Article

Elon Sigma Pi Fraternity Suspended for Hazing

Please see our updated information here. According to Eric Townsend, Director of Elon University News Bureau, the university has upheld the three-year suspension of Elon’s Epsilon-Theta chapter of Sigma Pi. Dean Jana ...Full Article

Gas leak causes shut down of Lakeside Dining

A gas leak reported at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, caused the shutdown of Lakeside Dining Hall. Elon Dining said all connections to the gas line were immediately cut ...Full Article

Alamance Battleground Celebrates Veterans

Preserving the past is what Alamance Battleground reenactor Bill Thompson strives to do everyday during Colonial Living History Week. Thompson has worked at the battleground for 11 years, and he started working during his junior ...Full Article

Dancing in the black box

This weekend Elon’s Department of Performing Arts held its annual dance concert, consisting of nine original choreographic works done by the students, faculty and guest artists. The event was ...Full Article

Northeastern knocks Elon out of CAA playoffs

Coming off of Rudd Field following Elon’s 2-0 defeat by Northeastern, Jason Waterman felt only one emotion: anger. Not sadness, not regret, but anger at the way he and ...Full Article

Religious Studies Dept. hosts discussion in response to controversial speaker

In response to controversial speaker, Avi Melamed, the Religious Studies Department hosted a panel discussion so that students could further the discussion. Melamed spoke at Elon on Tuesday, Oct. ...Full Article

No Shave November inspires students to raise awareness

  “We really want to go above and beyond, so some of our ideas this year are to really make this year special and kind of make it a ...Full Article

LIVE Coverage: 2014 Midterm Elections

Join Elon Local News for our 2014 Midterm Election coverage from 8-10 p.m. live from both in Studio A and around the state. With reporters in Charlotte, Greensboro and ...Full Article

Student Professional Development Center kicks off ‘A Year of Service’ Initiative

The Student Professional Development Center partnered with the Kernodle Center and other organizations on campus to encourage “A Year of Service” initiative. “The idea is to encourage students to ...Full Article

Elon officer bridges age gap between police force and students

At quick glance, you might mistake her for a student; two years ago officer Hannah DeAngelo was one. “I can relate to these students’ college life, the workload,trying find ...Full Article

Clinton Speaks at Raleigh in Support of Kay Hagan

Former President Bill Clinton spoke in favor of Kay Hagan, Friday at a rally held in a high school gym in Raleigh. The former president spoke to a crowd of more ...Full Article

Govs. Romney, McCrory Rally for Tillis in Raleigh

Following a day where he rubbed elbows with Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain, touring the garages of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson at Hendrick Motorsports, U.S. Senate ...Full Article

Students compete in TriathElon for a cause

A 250 meter swim, 12 mile bike ride and a 3.1 mile run. Elon’s first TriathELON tested the mind and body in more than one way Friday, Oct. 24. ...Full Article

Elon Softball hosts #HomeRunsForHope fundraising event

The Elon Softball team hosted another fundraising event, this time it was for cancer. The #HomeRunsForHope event, a home run derby, took place on Monday, Oct. 20 with three ...Full Article

Public transportation is coming to Alamance County

Burlington and Gibsonville are partnering up to bring a public transportation system to Alamance County. Although the Elon Board of Aldermen voted against the Burlington public transportation proposal earlier ...Full Article

Apartment complex, restaurant coming to Alamance Crossing

Burlington’s Director of Planning and Economic Development, Amy Nelson, discussed some of Alamance Crossing’s current construction and future plans. “ encourages competition amongst stores, which keeps the prices low,” ...Full Article

Elon drops fifth straight as Richmond rolls

#16 Richmond’s offense has been among the best in the FCS all season, averaging nearly 500 yards and more than 36 points a game. That was no different on ...Full Article

Hillary Clinton, Alma Adams campaign for Hagan

Marcela Hawkins and Ashley Bohle “North Carolina is not for sale.” Voters chanted this phrase Saturday at the Kay Hagan rally in the Charlotte Convention Center. With Election Day ...Full Article

Gov. Perry, McCrory and Sen. Burr rally for Tillis

Rajat Agarwal and Andrew Feather Fire Kay Hagan and fire Harry Reid. That was the main message from Thom Tillis at the Conservative Rally Friday night in in Smithfield, North ...Full Article

Elon Community Church in process of affirming homosexuality

Many churches are ecstatic about the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in North Carolina – Elon Community Church is one of them. “I am a lesbian,” said Elizabeth Rogers, ...Full Article

Student athlete continues on road to recovery after sustaining injury

Junior cross-country runner Emily Dunne had aspirations of setting both individual and school records as a freshman. But a long list of injuries sidelined her for the better part ...Full Article

Students walk to end victim blaming

Elon students gathered at Speakers Corner for the Walk Against Victim Blaming on Friday, Oct. 3. The event was put on by EFFECTS, Elon Feminists for Equality, Change and ...Full Article

North Carolina Senate candidates face off in second debate

Incumbent North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D) and Speaker of the House Thom Tillis (R) met for their second debate in Raleigh on Tues. Oct. 7. Hagan lead the ...Full Article

North Carolina coin show draws countrywide audience

The Greensboro Coliseum hosted the 56th annual North Carolina Numismatic Association Coin Show and Convention this past weekend. It was the third year in a row that Greensboro hosted ...Full Article

Student uses artwork as a way to establish identity

One Elon student uses art to get a new perspective on their image. Mollie Crawford, who prefers to go by “he,” does not see himself the way that most college students do. ...Full Article

Elon senior reflects on his past, looks forward to the future

Desmond Harrell isn’t your typical Elon student. Harrell, a senior art major at Elon, is the first person in his family to attend college. Elon Academy helped him ease his ...Full Article

Elon releases 2014-2015 men’s basketball schedule

This morning Elon Athletics released the complete 2014-2015 men’s basketball schedule. Following an exhibition game against Emory and Henry, the Phoenix will open the season at home against Florida ...Full Article

Elon releases Women’s Basketball Schedule

Elon University released its 2014-2015 women’s basketball out of conference schedule this morning. The school released the team’s conference schedule just over two weeks ago. Following an exhibition match against ...Full Article

Death of Elon Staff Member, Bill Huff Jr.

Long-time Elon bio bus driver, William “Bill” H. Huff Jr., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Elon Local News talked to Huff last October. He said ...Full Article

DEVoted to Recovery

Elon tailgates are packed with barbeque, corn hole and of course school spirit. But this past tailgate was a little different. The Club Baseball tent was devoted to Elon ...Full Article

Elon Connection Spans Generations

Kerry and Stuart White both enrolled as students at Elon College 30 years ago after falling in love with the school. The Elon tradition continued last year when they ...Full Article

U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis visits Burlington for fundraiser

Biscuits and Politics; that was the name of the game on the morning of Sept. 20, as the Alamance County Replublican Headquarters hosted N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis for a ...Full Article

Skrosky wins first game as Elon tops Charlotte

Following a week one blowout loss to Duke and a defeat at the hands of North Carolina A&T last weekend, Elon fans found themselves getting antsy over when first-year ...Full Article

Safety at Elon after dark

University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham is still missing after leaving a party by herself on Sept. 13. She was last seen around 1 a.m. For many college students, walking ...Full Article

Chris Neal gets 100th career win

Entering Friday evening’s game, Elon head women’s soccer coach Chris Neal was sitting on win number 99, but with a 2-0 victory over Gardner-Webb, Neal finally hit the century ...Full Article

Apples and Airplanes rocks Elon tailgate

Football and tailgating weren’t the only seasonal favorites welcomed at Elon this Saturday; so was Apples and Airplanes, a Raleigh-based multi-instrumental alternative modern rock band. “We love playing at Elon,”said ...Full Article
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