Lifestyle

Elon freshman shares inspiring battle with cancer

4/3/17 11:55pm

Elon Freshman Olivia Pierce was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer which destroys local tissue and weakens the bone. According to the American Cancer Society, it affects about 450 children and teens under the age of 20 each year. 

Arranging a cappella

3/15/17 8:00am

Sophomore Anna Corsiglia almost didn’t go to her a cappella auditions freshman out of nerves. But today, she is arranging a version of “Greedy” by Ariana Grande as music director for the Shirley Tempos. “Over the summer I arranged a song by Panic at the Disco!

Elon Eats: Warm atmosphere at Filament Coffee and Tea

3/1/17 8:00am

Something about the twinkling lights across the ceiling and local art hanging from the walls make Filament Coffee + Tea feel like home. Less than 30 minutes west of Elon University in downtown Mebane, Filament is a cozy cafe dedicated to serving fresh coffee, tea and pastries, as well as showcasing the work of local artisans. One of Filament’s baristas, Karly Thomas, said that the cafe attracts a variety of customers, making it an interesting place to spend your time. “One of the things I love is the diversity of the people that come in,” she said.

'My Black is' project hopes to break down barriers

2/28/17 12:26pm

“My Black is,” is a simple yet complex phrase- just like blackness. For senior Chann Little, it is the title of his recent video project which displays what black students on campus define their blackness as with a one-word answer. Little was inspired for this project after seeing the phrase “my black is solid,” printed on shirts that students wore during Black Solidarity day, a day-long event sponsored by the CREDE for students that identify as black. “My black is black people labeling themselves in positive ways,” Little said, “I just wanted to add on that and make it where we can reclaim our own blackness because I feel like society labels black people a lot.”   This project is part of Little’s blog “Chann Daily,” which he began in November of 2016.

'Senzenina' celebrates Black History Month and diversity

2/22/17 8:00am

On Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in McCray Theatre, the Elon Department of Performing Arts will present “Senzenina”, a multimedia performance intended to remember and celebrate Black History Month. Featuring a variety of singing, dancing and speaking, “Senzenina” examines racial segregation and apartheid in South Africa plus the country’s battle toward freedom. Likewise, the performance intends to relate these past events of injustice to current incidents of inequality that the black community in the United States faces today. “I try to bring reality and what is happening now to what we are remembering,” said Jason Aryeh, the director and choreographer of the show. In order to make history relevant today, the production expands upon the meaning of “Senzenina”, “What have we done?” and asks, what can we do now? Throughout the black South Africans’ struggle toward equality, these individuals would constantly ask themselves, what have we done? Addressing this question in a new context and time period, Aryeh said he hopes that the audience members will ask themselves what they can do now to make permanent strides toward freedom and creating a more unified community.

Senior pursues dreams with release of 1st EP: Hello Sunshine.

2/22/17 8:00am

Since watching Selena for the first time at age 2, senior  and Musical Theater major Auston Henderson has always knew he wanted to be a singer—and now with the release of his first EP just a few weeks away—his dreams are beginning to come true. Henderson—a Houston, Texas native—grew up singing choir and for his senior year in high school, decided to move to Virginia and attend the Governor’s School of the arts where he could study musical theater more seriously.