It’s 7 a.m. Homecoming game day. Kick-off is at 3:30 p.m., which means most of Elon is catching a few more hours of sleep. But, the “Elon7amTailgate” crew is late. Multimedia by Sophia Asmuth, multimedia editor.
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.