North Carolina rap-rocker returns at Fat Frogg

For 18 years Sunny Ledfurd has traveled the country alongside artists such as Kid Rock, Colt Ford, Brantley Gilbert and Corey Smith. Now, he’s come home. Raised in Cramerton, N.C., Ledfurd returned to his roots to play a show at The Fat Frogg Oct. 8. Music has been a part of his life for as […]

Dave Barry jokes, ‘The future? Forget about it’ at Fall Convocation

He’s driven the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. He’s spoken to Barbara Bush. He’s the namesake of a sewage-lifting station in North Dakota.  He’s rocked out with Stephen King. He’s also won a Pulitzer Prize. Columnist Dave Barry described these accomplishments to students, faculty, staff and alumni at Elon University’s Fall Convocation and the 2011 Baird Pulitzer […]

Elon graduate named executive VP of marketing at MGM

He was a tour guide, a lacrosse player and a Lambda Chi Alpha founding father. He was once an Elon University student finding his way. Now, Doug Finberg, Class of 1994, was named the executive vice president of marketing at MGM on Sept. 6. He manages corporate communications and marketing for the studio that produced “The […]

LGBTQ issues on television can be positive

“They’re just friends.” This is the point the producers of “Sesame Street” insisted in response to an online petition to bring characters Bert and Ernie together in holy matrimony. In August, more than 10,000 people signed the document requesting that PBS host a wedding ceremony for the long-time roommates. Was this group asking the children’s […]

Reporter relives immigration investigation

Blood stained the streets of Buenos Aires. After two journalists were murdered for telling the truth, a girl in Argentina vowed to follow in their footsteps. Now a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Sonia Nazario can say she fulfilled her promise. And by revealing the truth behind the exodus of thousands of migrants fleeing […]

‘Collage’ celebrates arts, looks to future through song and dance

Who will take over when I leave? For music theatre majors, this question was answered at “Collage,” a program of Broadway song and dance held Sept. 23 and 24 in Yeager Recital Hall. The annual performance featured the university’s music theatre department, welcoming first year students who will continue the department’s commitment to the arts. […]

One-day plays take Center for the Arts by comedy storm

Eli Whitney was born in 1929 in Houston, Texas. No? Well his cotton gin was the OxiClean of the 1940s, according to Sept. 10ths One Day Plays hosted by Alpha Psi Omega, the Theatre Arts Honor Society. Senior Adam Kaplan’s story of a tutoring session gone awry, presenting the inaccurate life of Eli Whitney to three […]

Summer internship instills empathy, direction

Out of 600 applicants, fewer than 75 were chosen. The summer internship is a coveted part of the undergraduate education. For junior Caroline Pittard, a position at Youth Villages was more than a line on her resume. “I wasn’t before, but now I’m interested in working with kids, maybe foster kids or kids that have […]

Greensboro arcade boasts nostalgia with something retro for all ages

Lovers of Atari, Nintendo Wii and everything in between, look no further thanLost Ark Video Games, Greensboro’s independent video game store. Co-owners Asa Cooney and Daniel McMillan grew up playing video games, and have fond memories of the arcade scene. “We always talked half joking, half seriously, that we’d really like to do something one […]

Dating platform launches at Elon University

DateMySchool, an online meeting and dating platform for university students and alumni, launched at Elon on Aug. 17. The site, founded by Columbia University MBA classmates Balazs Alexa and Jean Meyer, aims to connect academically driven, time-constrained students attending the same school or different schools within the same geographic area. “Members understand, trust and relate […]