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Inauguration performers announced, receive mixed reaction

  Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor will be headlining a performance Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C., at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony, which some say is overshadowed by celebrity appearances. College students are expected to be excited by popular artists, but some find the guests off-putting. “It makes no difference to me who’s performing at the […]

From class to farm: Students grow understanding of food production

The demand for food is expected to double by 2050, according to Jerry Dorsett, adjunct instructor of environmental studies at Elon University, and the need for sustainable agriculture is going to grow with it. In North Carolina, agriculture is the largest industry, accounting for $70 billion of the state’s economy, according to Dorsett. He also […]

Elon university students find joy, growth in serving others

It’s all about self-empowerment, according to Elon University senior Alexis Janes. Janes is completing her practicum at the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) in Burlington, an organization that gives women in Alamance County the support they need to become self-sufficient. The WRC is hosting its 15th annual herb festival April 26-28 to raise money for its programming and initiatives. […]

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 […]