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"Why am I here?"

9/12/17 9:30pm

This Fall Elon University welcomed 1,553 freshmen onto campus to begin the four years of their undergraduate career.

Welcoming the Class of 2021 with Inclusivity

9/6/17 12:18pm

Maura “Jazz” Harris is a freshman Odyssey scholar from Charlotte, N.C. When beginning her college search, an inclusive community was just as important as finding the right fit for her major. “I didn’t really ever have to come out to my family, just because they’re very accepting and my sister is bi as well,” Harris said.

Uplifting Black males on campus

8/31/17 10:25am

The recent police shootings, current political climate and protests such as the one Charlottesville, Virginia have led senior Alonzo Cee to combat the negative stereotypes aimed at black males. While interning and doing research at the Alpha Phi Alpha headquarters this summer, Cee came to the realization of the lack of support systems that exist for black males on college campuses. “The books I was reading and researched talked about that there needs to be support groups specifically targeted for black men in order to make them feel like they have some worth, have that connection and have that bond,” Cee said. Cee’s research focused on African American men on college campuses and he came across the subject of support systems in predominantly white college campuses.

How one freshman arrived to Elon from Shanghai

8/24/17 5:07pm

Freshman Nikki Gupta is excited to begin her new chapter and cannot wait to set foot on campus, but as a third culture student from India, her outlook on the next four years is a bit different. “To me, it means I’m exposed to a variety of cultural influences,” Gupta said.

Hitting the road for homelessness

5/16/17 3:00pm

In 2014, 39.8 million United States households, more than a third of all, were housing cost-burdened, according to the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. The U.S. Conference of Mayors has cited affordable housing as the leading cause of homelessness. To raise awareness for this issue, after graduation senior Jack Pasi will hit the road with his girlfriend Charolotte Robin in a 48-square-foot tiny home on an 11,000 mile cross-country journey towed by 2005 Honda Pilot in a project called “Coast to Coast, Cote a Cote.”

Multi-faith scholars spark conversation

5/3/17 3:00pm

Sophomore Sophie Zinn considers herself as the person in her friend group that is constantly encouraging others to talk about religion, a subject that she is very passionate about and that she believes is not talked about as much. "It’s not really in the public sphere of college life or America in general as something that’s positive," Zinn said.

Alumni share stage in ‘Pippin’ National Tour

5/3/17 1:22pm

Sprinkle ’15 and Mara Lucas ’15 performed alongside each other in McCrary Theatre in “Crazy for You” and “Ragtime” while in the same musical theatre class at Elon. Now, the two alumna are spreading the magic to stages across America in the 2017 Pippin National Tour.

Everyone’s favorite sweet spot

5/3/17 2:00am

There are 5,189 miles between Elon, North Carolina, and Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The time difference is 4 hours, and Abidjan has a population of 4.7 million, about 4.69 million more people than there are in the town of Elon.

Jerusalem native to bring Mediterranean cuisine to Downtown Elon

4/26/17 8:02am

A Jerusalem native, Jamil Kadoura, came to the United States in 1978 to fulfill his American dream and learn business management. “I started as a dishwasher actually when I was a student,” Jamil Kadoura, owner of Mediterranean Deli, Bakery and Catering in Chapel Hill said, “ I started getting promotions to assistant cook then assistant chef and sous chef.