Lifestyle

Twins find success on campus

3/9/17 10:49am

Have you ever walked around campus and thought you saw someone twice? It could be that they were twins, like sophomores Tyler and Colin Kless.

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.

Less is more

2/22/17 8:00am

Minimalism is not a fleeting fad of the social media sphere but rather a simple and rewarding lifestyle.

'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.

Bringing Zenitry to life with student mural

2/21/17 12:17pm

Almost every day senior Alaina Kiesel wears a combination of two sun and moon necklaces. This piece of her will soon be translated onto a mural she is painting on a wall in Zenitry at Timberline Station. “I just feel really connected to the sun and moon,” Kiesel said.

Elon's Gospel Choir Director finds strength through singing

2/20/17 8:16pm

Lana Logan, sophomore, is involved on campus, like many students. She’s a SMART mentor, the community outreach chair for Black Student Union, a member of the National Council of Negro Women, and an LGBTQIA ally. But last spring, unexpectedly, she was given a leadership position, Director of Elon’s Gospel Choir. “I’d heard nothing about it and I look around at the other people and I’m like, “Oh okay.” And so I began being the sole director in September,” Lana Logan says. As a freshman, walking into gospel choir she felt a positive energy and vibrant atmosphere that enticed her to join.

Student receives grant from the Maker Hub after starting jewelry business

2/15/17 5:00pm

Frustrated by expensive jewelry prices, Elon University sophomore Jocelyn Pietro decided to start her own business, crafting handmade, metal-stamped bracelets and necklaces for the fraction of the cost of local retailers called Impressions Jewelry Co.  To start, Pietro reached out to Greek organizations, offering to make stamps with the letters of the sororities.