Tag Archives: Elon University

Legalizing marijuana unlikely to affect colleges

Washington and Colorado voters recently legalized recreational use of marijuana, initiating a national debate. Should North Carolina follow suit and allow adults 21 and older to buy up to an ounce of dried marijuana, college campuses in the area are unlikely to see big changes. But Elon University students, staff and visitors disagreed on the […]

Students, alumni feeding a solution to global hunger

What started in Raleigh more than 13 years ago and moved across the globe has returned once again to its North Carolina roots. Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization, made its annual visit to Elon University in partnership with the Kernodle Center for Service Learning to package 55,000 meals for children and their families. […]

Revamped SUB box office program reels in success

Outings to the movie theater don’t always fit into the average college student’s budget. But with its Movie Run program, Elon University’s Student Union Board has been helping to offset the cost of a night at Carousel Cinemas in Alamance Crossing since 2005. Previously, students could purchase $5 tickets from 5-6 p.m. at the Moseley […]

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. […]

From Elon to Japan

For the past few weeks I have been swimming in a sea of internship applications. Luckily I’m an organization powerhouse; resumes and cover letters don’t stand a chance against my color coded folders. But anyway, the whole process has really got me thinking about what I want to do, and what I only want to […]

Women’s basketball looks to improve after first win

The Elon University women’s basketball team kicked off its regular season with a 70-46 victory against Virginia Union University Nov. 12 in Alumni Gym. But for head coach Charlotte Smith, her first season with the Phoenix still looks like a challenge. “It feels great to get the win,” Smith said. “We’re excited. But when I […]