LIFESTYLE 3/21/19 8:00am

Tanner Mead, whose debut album “Iris” was released in August 2018, performs as Jessie Iris alongside the band Small House at The Oak House on March 8, 2019 [Ian Kunsey].

An Iris in bloom: One Elon senior's musical dreams

Jessie Iris was born in Florence, Italy, in spring 2018. Now, just a year later, he’s performing as a headliner on local stages, and his debut album “Iris” is racking up thousands of streams online. Iris isn’t a real person — he’s the musical alter ego of Elon University senior Tanner Mead. 


NEWS 3/20/19 8:00am

Local community reacts to New Zealand tragedy

Religious leaders from across campus came together Monday afternoon to show their support for the Muslim community in the wake of the terrorist attack in New Zealand, where a gunman killed 50 people and injured 50 more at two mosques. Nearly every seat was filled in the Numen Lumen Sacred Space to reflect, pray and support one another.


SPORTS 3/18/19 2:52pm

Elon men’s basketball coach Matt Matheny fired

Elon University men’s basketball head coach Matt Matheny has been fired following an 11-21 (7-11 in CAA) season. Matheny coached 10 years for the Phoenix — five years in the Southern Conference and five years in the Colonial Athletic Association. Matheny will leave Elon with an overall record of 151-169. This comes days after three players entered their names into the NCAA Transfer Portal with hopes to leave Elon.