Lifestyle

Creating a home away from home: Sylvia Munoz's journey from Costa Rica to Elon University

4/18/17 4:50pm

Sylvia Munoz hadn’t encountered “space” until she first came to the United States in 1994. Back in San Jose, Costa Rica, her hometown, she lived with her family of seven in a house adjacent to all her closest friends — her cousins. At any given moment, her home was guaranteed to be full of excitement with either the noise of her sister and three brothers, her parents or her extended family members.

Sophomore brings social justice to Elon

4/12/17 6:22pm

“I’m from Westchester, New York, my major is human services and I have minors in Spanish, theater, and poverty and social justice.” For many people this may seem like a mouthful of an introduction, but to sophomore Amy Belfer it’s the norm.

Elon Eats: Spicing Up the Burlington Cuisine

4/12/17 11:22am

While driving around the Burlington area, it is easy to spy the handful of American chain restaurants like Panera, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, take your pick of Mexican cuisine at La Cocina or La Fiesta, but it is a bit tricky to find authentic Indian cuisine-- until now.

Senior Iris Sullivan makes first short film "About Paris"

4/7/17 11:04am

Senior Iris Sullivan is turning her own heartbreak and personal experiences into a series of short films. "About Paris" is meant to represent all types of relationships in an open letter to Paris, the name of the boy who was Sullivan’s inspiration and her first love.

Carnegie Hall presents: The Shirley Tempos

4/5/17 5:00pm

For the Shirley Tempos, one of Elon University’s female a cappella groups, the members never imagined scoring an opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. However, their dreams will soon become a reality Sunday, April 14 when they will perform in Total Vocal, a contemporary a cappella music concert in Midtown Manhattan, with Deke Sharon, the father of contemporary a cappella who created the event.  In this performance, 14 of the 16 Shirley Tempos members will sing four songs, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, “Put on a Happy Face”, “Summertime” and “We Are Home”, while also enjoying arrangements from cast members of the movie Pitch Perfect. In order to receive this opportunity, president of Shirley Tempos Sabrina Campelo ’18 took the initiative.

Freshman student charges into technology industry

4/5/17 3:00pm

What do Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Elon First-Year Jack Kane all have in common? They all started technology companies in a college dorm room. This past December, Kane was looking online for a new iPhone charger and struggled to find one that was high quality but still fit in his college student budget.

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!