Archive | February, 2012

Business blooms for student entrepreneur

When Elizabeth Greenberg’s friend was suddenly diagnosed with thyroid cancer last spring, silk flowers didn’t do the trick. The Elon University sophomore was not allowed to bring live arrangements to the oncology facility where her close friend was receiving treatment. Her background in business and passion for helping others led to the creation of Non- […]

Toasting milestone with mentors at Turning 21 dinner

Once a semester, the chime of glass and a few spoken words ring in the sacred age for college students. But at one of the university’s treasured rites of passage, those glasses aren’t full of alcohol. “Ironically, we toast sparkling grape juice because at that moment, it isn’t about alcohol at all. It’s about so […]

Stewart, Colbert are entertainers, should not be mistaken for journalists

As an aspiring journalist among a troupe of others at Elon University, understanding the functions and effects of news consumption is a top priority for me. But it’s a double-edged sword because I certainly get tired of studying the media. This overexposure makes me especially susceptible to comedic “news” programs that satirize the current events […]

La Table Francaise attracts native speakers, new learners

For some Elon University students, spending four years in North Carolina is already an international adventure. Senior Margaux Lepretre was born and raised in France. She’s admittedly homesick, but she’s found a way to stay close to her French roots at La Table Francaise, a weekly French language practice session held in Irazu. “I started […]

Men’s tennis opens season with losses

The men’s tennis team is fighting the odds with a squad of five freshmen, two sophomores, one junior and one senior. But the youth of the players is not keeping the Phoenix from aiming high. “The bad news is we don’t know what’s going to happen,” said head coach Michael Leonard. “But the good news […]

Hitting high notes on and off the basketball court

On the court, a certain rhythm is responsible for the Elon men’s basketball team snagging second place in the Southern Conference’s North Division. But outside the gym, some of the guys still rely on pattern, practice and a different kind of move. Among them are sophomore guard Jack Isenbarger and junior guard Josh Bonney. “I […]

SGA elections challenge student apathy

The Student Government Association will host university-wide elections Feb. 21 and 22. The electronic voting process is open to all current students, but participation in SGA events and issues are not a top priority for some students, according to Sam Warren, SGA executive president. “I don’t think necessarily all the time that people have the interest to […]

Expanding horizons

It’s so easy to get into a routine of writing and reading the same types of pieces. As a features person, I know what I like–and it’s rarely hard news. This realization prompted me to make (and actually uphold) my journalism resolution for 2012–pick up stories out of my comfort zone. So far, I’ve been […]

Elon-based Phoenix Highway delivers solid recording debut

What would it sound like if The Eagles joined forces with the Zac Brown Band? It might resemble “American Blend,” Phoenix Highway’s EP released last December. In five tracks,the band of Elon University students and alumni successfully pinned down the sounds of the South with traces of rock and pop that appeal to the masses. The album […]