Campus

OCD documentarian speaks on campus

11/2/16 3:54pm

About 30 students gathered in McKinnon Hall on Tuesday night to learn about mental health disorders and how they can impact the lives of their friends and their families. The student-group, Active Minds, held a discussion to help spread awareness of the growing concerns that surround mental health ...

Elon InterVarsity seeks to foster student dialogue, reflection after national reiteration

11/2/16 12:00pm

This month marks the deadline for staff members of national InterVarsity to leave the organization if they disagree with its recently reiterated theological stance against same-sex relationships, premarital sex, divorce and masturbation. The move by the national collegiate evangelical Christian ministry, which has a chapter on Elon University’s campus, created outcry in the LGBTQIA community after it was reported by Time Magazine in October. While the edict applies only to staff members — not student leaders or members — it has caused many students at Elon to try to distance itself from the national organization’s position and has prompted questions about the role of inclusivity and theological debate within the fellowship organization.

5 student-athletes reprimanded after shooting paintballs at President Lambert's house

10/28/16 4:15pm

Five Elon University freshmen student-athletes were reprimanded by their respective athletic teams for shooting paintballs at the house of President Leo Lambert late last week, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. Three of the athletes were football players — wide receiver Jeremiah Bridges, defensive back Khalil Moore and defensive lineman Marcus Willoughby — and two were women’s basketball players — guards Jada Graves and Madison Wilder.

Elon students distribute flyers outside Lakeside Dining Hall protesting Aramark's treatment of animals

10/27/16 2:24pm

When Elon University students walked into Lakeside Dining Hall for lunch today, they were handed a pamphlet with the headline, "The Life of an Aramark Chicken." The front of the flyer featured a picture of an abused chicken. The pamphlets were being handed out by senior Marissa Costner and Humane League member Maddie Segal. "We are asking [Aramark] to change a few of their policies to make it better for animals," Segal said.

Examining voter registration at Elon

10/5/16 6:30am

Registering to vote can be a complicated process at Elon University. Forty-nine different states are represented on campus, with 75 percent of the student population coming from out of state, according to the university’s most recent Registrar’s Report.

Football puts out suicide prevention video

10/3/16 5:56pm

While the Family Weekend game did not go well for the Elon University football team Saturday afternoon, the Phoenix received attention around campus for something positive. The football team partnered with Active Minds — the student advocacy club that “strives to break the stigma surrounding mental illness” — to create a 40-second video that was shown on the videoboard during the first half of Saturday’s game.

Kathleen Parker, after summer controversy and student petition, to speak Oct. 4

10/3/16 5:35pm

The fall semester at Elon University has just started this, but this summer, Kathleen Parker was the catalyst for many Elon students grumbling about certain aspects of the upcoming school year— complaints that were more serious and ethically challenging than homework and exams. A planned Baird Pulitzer Prize lecture in October from Parker, a syndicated Washington Post columnist, was met with hostility among the Elon community as more than 300 students, alumni and others signed a petition asking the school to cancel the event, according to the Greensboro News and Record.