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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 delegates or speakers for radio interviews. As a communications major, Madison came to Philadelphia this week feeling well prepared and thankful to Elon for the diverse set of classes she ...Full Article

Hillary Clinton makes history by accepting Democratic Party nomination

Making history in her signature pant suit, Hillary Rodham Clinton officially became the first woman to accept a major party’s presidential nomination on Thursday. She said she will accept ...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

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

Donald Trump returns to North Carolina for first time after becoming Republican nominee

WINSTON-SALEM — Donald Trump returned to North Carolina after becoming the Republican nominee at the Republican National Convention last week in Cleveland. He spent most of the rally at ...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

North Carolina delegates’ thoughts on Trump

Elon News Network spoke to two North Carolina delegates about their thoughts on the convention, Donald Trump, millennials in the Republican Party, the American Dream and North Carolina’s body camera ...Full Article

On last day of RNC, protesters relatively quiet

CLEVELAND — It’s the last day of the Republican National Convention, and while downtown streets are still filled with people, one group isn’t as prominent as expected. Protesters. All ...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

Young delegate discusses RNC from Millennial perspective

CLEVELAND — At 18, Jack Pickett is the youngest of the 44 Washington delegates, and is one of the youngest delegates at the Republican National Convention. “Politics is my ...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

Millennial Republicans express discontent with Trump

CLEVELAND — Xander Almeida laughs when he says he doesn’t support Donald Trump for president. It’s a laugh of disbelief, a laugh of incredulity and a laugh of fear. ...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

At RNC, Millennials look to future of Republican Party

CLEVELAND — Cassie Unruh’s been coming to Republican National Conventions since she was born. Now 17, she says she’s finally old enough to care about what happens. Her mom, Kendal ...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

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

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

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

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

Bernie Sanders rallies in Raleigh

RALEIGH- Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders drew thousands of supporters to a rally in Raleigh on Friday afternoon, four days before North Carolina and four other states are ...Full Article

Clinton focuses on education in N.C.

Durham, NC- The energy was high at Durham’s Hillside High School as Hillary Clinton supporters flocked to the school’s gymnasium for the campaigns get-out-the vote rally before the North ...Full Article

Hillary Clinton wins big in South Carolina primary

Just days before Super Tuesday, South Carolina primary voters made a loud statement on Saturday by voting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as their nominee for the White ...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

Jeb Bush Suspends Presidential Campaign

COLUMBIA, SC- Gov. Jeb Bush suspended his campaign for the 2016 Republican nomination on Saturday night following a fourth place finish in the South Carolina Primary. “Tonight I am ...Full Article

Donald Trump draws big crowd for big win in South Carolina

SPARTANBURG, SC- It didn’t take long on Saturday night for Donald Trump’s South Carolina Primary results watch party to turn into a celebration. CNN projected Donald Trump the winner with 32 ...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

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

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

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

Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump for president

AMES, IA - Donald Trump held a special announcement event at Iowa State University today. The barn, as Trump called it, was filled with several hundred primarily white, millennials. Trump ...Full Article

Donald Trump’s message to college students

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Donald Trump rally in Urbandale, Iowa

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Sen. Rand Paul on the College Vote

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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

Marco Rubio on College Debt

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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

President Bill Clinton Speaks with ELN on College Issues

Elon Local News spoke to President Bill Clinton today about why college students should vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Here’s what he said:Full Article

What is Conservatism?

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ELN Exclusive interview with Martin O’Malley

Democratic Presidental Candidate Martin O’Malley spoke with Elon Local News following a speech at the Ankeny Area Democrats Winter Banquet.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

Santorum, Bush Canvas Iowa

  Speaking to very different groups, Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and Governor Jeb Bush campaigned in and around the Des Moines area Wednesday. Governor Jeb Bush began his ...Full Article

Rick Santorum on Ted Cruz’s “Natural Born” Issue

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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

Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton’s Message to College Students

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Minority Issues Take Center Stage at Democratic Forum

The three major Democratic candidates took part in “The Iowa Brown & Black Forum” Monday night, presented by Fusion TV. Hosted by Drake University, Sec. Hillary Clinton, Governor Martin O’Malley ...Full Article

Dr. Ben Carson brings “We the People” town hall meeting to Jefferson, IA

Presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson held a town hall meeting today at Abundant Life Ministries in Jefferson, Iowa. Carson told the audience to encourage their family and ...Full Article

United States Conference of Mayors calls on candidates to focus on Urban issues

DES MOINES — In the hours before “The Iowa Brown and Black Forum,” a minority focused forum featuring the three major Democratic presidential candidates, the United States Conference of ...Full Article

Bernie Sanders hosts town hall in Iowa

PERRY, IA — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) held a town hall today in an effort to share his platform with Iowa residents in preparation for the upcoming Caucuses on ...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

Ben Carson widens lead in N.C. according to latest Elon Poll

Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and now republican presidential candidate, is leading the polls in North Carolina, according to the latest Elon University Poll. The poll shows Carson with a ...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

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

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

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

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

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

Electoral College: national candidates make headlines

Throughout election night, Elon Local News spoke with candidates from all over North Carolina. In ELN’s Midterm Election coverage, Katie Maraghy looked into national candidates making headlines in Electoral ...Full Article

Midterm elections have national impact on millennials

The 2014 election may be over, but there are long term impacts of the midterm election that directly affect college students. Dr. Jason Husser, Assistant Director of the Elon Poll, ...Full Article

Outcome of election may cause major changes for students

With election polls closing in just a few hours, politics is the topic of conversation among many students. “You can’t complain when you don’t vote. If you have something ...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

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

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

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

Elon students works as campaign manager for local politician

Election day is less than two months away, and while most students educate themselves about political platforms, one Elon student does more to help a local politician. Sophomore Gabriel Corbett is the campaign manager ...Full Article

Education in N.C.’s Midterm Elections

North Carolina students heading back to classrooms aren’t the only ones with education on their mind. Political candidates at all levels have made education a hot topic as the ...Full Article

Lawsuit Against Sheriff Johnson Heads to Federal Court

A United States District judge ruled that the civil lawsuit against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson can proceed. Sheriff Johnson, who is accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers in Alamance ...Full Article

Elon’s assistant bursar to run for Alamance County School Board

A seat on the Alamance County School Board may soon be occupied by an Elon University administrator. Jeremy Teetor, Elon’s assistant bursar and a graduate of the class of 2010, ...Full Article

President Obama announces Innovative Manufacturing Institute at NCSU

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

President Obama visits Raleigh, speaks at NC State

A warm welcome greeted President Barack Obama Wednesday when he stepped up to the podium at NC State. Students and community members arrived early and filled the small Eisenhower ...Full Article

Obama, McCrory discuss job creation for graduates at Air Force One

President Barack Obama touched down in North Carolina this morning, Jan. 15 at 11:10 a.m., bringing a message of hope for the unemployed. Air Force One reached the Raleigh ...Full Article

Photo Gallery: President Obama visits NC State

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

Election loss won’t stop Elon Alumnus

Ian Baltutis may have lost the 2013 bid for Burlington’s mayoral office, but he still has plans for developing downtown Burlington. The 2008 Elon graduate walked the streets of ...Full Article

Shutdown Felt by Current and Past Elon Students

Although Washington D.C. is about 300 miles away from Elon’s campus, the impact of the government shutdown, which has gone on for a week now, is being felt by ...Full Article

NC voter I.D. law poses problems for out-of-state students

Out-of-state students may face issues when voting in N.C. elections. In an attempt to prevent voter fraud, North Carolina passed a bill that requires people to bring a government-issued ...Full Article

Moral Monday Comes to Greensboro, Chapel Hill

It’s a movement that started just as students were taking final exams last semester. Moral Mondays began as a small movement of people angry with new policies enacted by ...Full Article

New N.C. Gun Law Causes Buzz in Elon Community

Jeff Mackenzie, co-owner of Fat Frogg Bar & Grill, is a member of the Elon community who is unhappy with a recently passed N.C. law. The law allows concealed ...Full Article

The Sequester Affects Elon

Sequester is a term we hear often, but what is it? It’s the federal process, by which Congress has agreed to cut spending, according to USA TODAY Collegiate Correspondent ...Full Article

Ceremonial Swearing-In

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NC Society of DC Ball

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Representative Richard Hudson

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Representative George Holding

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Representative Virginia Foxx

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Kids’ Inaugural Ball

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Civil War and the Inaugural Parade

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Military and the Inaugural Parade

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Inauguration Show

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