When it comes to studying abroad in college, most students will agree with Senior Sarah Endorf, who believes that everyone should go abroad as much as possible.
Evan Strong grew up in Hawaii with dreams of becoming a professional skateboarder. Ten days before his 18th birthday his dreams were shattered when he was struck by a drunk driver while riding his motorcycle.
Since 2010, there have been more murders in Honduras than anywhere else in the world, which is why Elon had some reservations when the Periclean class of 2016 proposed a trip there this January. Elon does not sponsor travel to areas with travel warnings, and the U.S.
For many people, the first time they saw or heard the term “Bitcoin,” it was on the pages of the business section or on CNBC or Fox Business as analysts reported that large quantities of the digital currency went missing. While there are only around 200,000 registered Bitcoin addresses with at least one bitcoin, what made the news of this relatively underused digital currency grab headlines is that the disappearance of these bitcoins represented a loss of around $460 million. Bitcoin was the first “cryptocurrency,” created in 2009 as an all-digital form of money that can be spent between individuals using a peer-to-peer public ledger that keeps track of all transactions. While many other forms of digital currency have come since Bitcoin was unveiled, including the Canadian government-backed MintChip, Bitcoin has remained the most widely used cryptocurrency. “You assign your computer to do some hard math problems in its spare time and when it’s done, you’ve mined one bitcoin.
DOVER, England — On a bright Saturday afternoon, my friend Alex and I braved the wind to visit Dover, home of Dover Castle, one of the most famous castles in England. Dover is not exactly a tourist hot spot, so there weren’t signs plastered all over the town pointing out the way to the castle.
March 5, the Global Education Center unveiled its Winter Term study abroad programs for 2015 at the Winter Term study abroad fair. This year there are more programs being offered than ever before, including the first upper level GST study abroad course, among several others. Bill Burress, assistant director of international programs at the Global Education Center, said he is very excited for Winter Term 2015. “We have a really good variety of courses this year,” Burress said.
For those studying abroad in the fall, it may be too early to pack, but get a jump-start on budgeting your trip with these money managing tips. For Elon students, study abroad is common, with 72 percent of students studying abroad at some point during their four years.
After three months of civil and violent unrest, a new day has risen for Ukraine. President Yanukovych has been ousted by Parliament leaving its people wondering what's next. Since November, thousands have taken to the streets protesting the fate of the country.
After more than two months of protests in Kiev, fighting has surged again, leaving more than 100 people killed since the morning of Thursday Feb.
While most encounter international competition through TV, one Elon student experienced it firsthand by competing with her synchronized skating team, Skyliners. Lauren Snow, a junior at Elon, began to skate when she was 3 years old and then started Synchronized Skating when she was 5 years old. "It was at my rink, I wanted to get involved with a team sport because I was tired of skating individually and that just seemed like the best fit," Snow said. What started out as a fun event held by her orthodontist turned into hard work and dedication. "I skated thirty hours a week: on ice, ballet training, off-ice training.
The 2014 Olympic Games kicked off on Feb. 7 with a dazzling Opening Ceremony. The show began with a video of a little girl asleep in her bed.
DUBLIN- Nigeria’s recently passed anti-gay laws are not something one would expect to encounter outside areas of major media coverage, nor would Dublin be the place one would expect to encounter coverage of this legislation. Founded in 2000, Metro Eireann is Ireland’s leading multicultural newspaper, catering mainly to the diverse population of Dublin.
When the 72 percent of Elon University students who study abroad come home, many of them experience a phenomenon known as “culture shock.” The students in Thomas Arcaro’s class “GST 433- Coming Home: The Impact of Study Abroad,” have written a book to ease students through this transition.
South Africa is celebrating its 20-year anniversary since the end of the Apartheid. Reporter Douglas Foster has spent the last eight years writing his book, After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa, about the situation in South Africa since the end of the Apartheid through the eyes of six young South Africans. Foster has worked as a reporter in developing countries for 30 years.
BERLIN — On Jan. 1, 2014, citizens of Romania and Bulgaria were allowed to freely move, live and work in the major economic powers of Europe, including the United Kindom, France and Germany.
MELBOURNE, Australia — At any given time of the year, thousands of people travel to Melbourne, Australia, to experience its artsy culture, tasty cuisine, and breathtaking attractions.
I will miss meandering through the open, European-esque plazas of Old Quito. I will miss the walks through the dozens of parks teeming with joggers, dogs, futbol players and the occasional couple. I will miss the sound of Spanish rattled off at lightning speed, the friendliness of Quito’s people, the food and the stunning scenery that surrounded me at every turn. All things considered, it was both an enjoyable and successful ten days in Quito, Ecuador, documenting the education system in the South American country for a fellowship from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. While in Ecuador, my partner and I spent three days alongside members from the iMedia program interacting with and interviewing students (the children were the cutest), teachers and alumni from the Escuela Nuevos Horizontes del Sur, a tiny, rural private school a winding and mountainous 45-minute drive outside Quito. We also spoke with professionals involved in the higher education system in Ecuador, including a member of the university accreditation board, the head of a language immersion program for both exchange students and native Ecuadorians and an American professor who helped revamp the teacher training programs in dozens of schools across Ecuador and other nations. The interviews helped shape the narrative of a nation that for many years, and even still to this day, lacked quality education for its citizens, but now is trying to turn the tide to provide a better life for its people. Once upon a time, children in rural areas who spoke an indigenous language struggled to succeed in a Spanish-speaking school system.
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vorToOB5TLU&w=560&h=315] Threats of a terrorist attack surround the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics taking place next month.
A troubled childhood left 17-year-old Anna Malika searching for love. "All these things that I had been wanting to hear my whole life, I was finally hearing from him," Malika said. She met her 40-year-old ex-boyfriend while working at a movie theater.
LONDON — “Sustainability is like teenage sex. Everybody says they’re doing it, very few people actually are doing it.