As members of Elon Universityâs Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Ally (LGBTQIA) Alumni Network, Elon graduates Ashley Fowler and Jon Shutt created Ignite, the official blog of the network, to enhance the community and encourage its members to contribute. âWe wanted to give ...
Zack's Hot Dogs has two main entrances, and around noon on any given day--besides Sundays, when the restaurant closes its doors-- both are obscured by a jumble of bodies, waiting hungrily for a taste of classic American cuisine.
Junior Maddy Gross wants to use the tools she has to make a difference—and for her that means making people laugh. As the head writer for Elon Tonight, Gross has lots of experience writing comedic material, but eight months ago she took the dive into stand-up comedy.
Growing up, sophomore Lillian Engel felt as if she was embarking on an adventure whenever she saw movies in theaters. This childhood memory inspired her to write a script for a commercial that is now one of five finalists for the Coca-Cola and Regal Films program- a student filmmaking program that invites up-and-coming student filmmakers from top film schools across the nation to participate in creating a 35-second film about the moviegoing experience. Engel had the desire to write something that brought the adventures that she saw on the screen into reality.
About a year ago, sophomores Nabriya Ware and Nic Zuhse were sitting down at dinner when Ware brought up an idea for a new project. She was attempting to find her niche on campus, and found things she seemed interested in but didn’t match her own outward style or internal struggles with race and ethnicity.
The Vagina Monologues has become a Valentine’s Day tradition for the Elon community and this year, while the topic of Women’s Rights hangs in the air around the country, the performance aims to be even more poignant than years passed. The Vagina Monologues is a play written by Eve Ensler that premiered in 1996 and is performed all around the world each year. The play consists of monologues that Ensler composed after conducting interviews with over 200 women about their experiences.
Upon crossing the finish line of her first marathon at age 17, Haley Ghelfi felt a mixture of exhilaration and disbelief.
The Elon Department of Performing Arts will be opening its production of "Cats" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in McCrary Theatre under the direction of Associate Professor of Dance Lynne Kurdziel Formato. Formato is supported in costume, makeup and design by guest designer Caitlin Graham ’11.
Welcome to the 1950s in America. Look out the window and embrace the endless rows of identical houses during this booming period for suburbia.
Throughout Winter Term and the beginning of February, about 40 volunteers gather with colorful scrapbook paper and markers, creating personal, handmade cards with sayings such as “You are so loved” and “You are important.” On Valentine’s Day these cards – along with bouquets of flowers – will be delivered to the Family Justice Center in Burlington, Allied Churches and Crossroads Sexual Assault Resource Center and given to women who were abused, rejected, abandoned or homeless as part of The Flower Project.
In a constantly evolving, fast-paced technological society, Jean-Paul (JP) Lavoie sparked his passion for multimedia.
Elon Artistic Collective—a website by Elon arts students, for Elon students pursuing the arts as a career
Chris Carter ’16, Liam Hall ’16 and Matias Breuer, Vassar University alumni ’16, are only a year out of college and already well on their way to producing their first feature film, “Here On Out”.
After the contentious election cycle of 2016, many Americans are trying to find ways to combat the hate and negativity that dominates social media and funnel that energy elsewhere. One Elon alumna is facilitating this by creating Hive Five to Kindness—a social media campaign aimed at encouraging acts of kindness and volunteering. Katie Perez graduated from Elon last year as an accounting major and is now working at Duke Energy as part of a finance rotation program.
Beckah Porter ’16 was sitting in a coffee shop one May weekend in 2016. She had come there to write, a routine she’d formed since graduating Elon University a short time before. But that day, she didn’t get any writing done. It was the day she got the email that her poem “Vignette” was going to be published in The Prairie Margins, Bowling Green State University’s undergraduate literary journal. “I had to step outside, do a little dance, I was so excited,” Porter said.
Yesterday on Lebanon Ave., "Simply Oak" boutique opened its doors to the public for the first time.
Spins, tricks, dances and poles—these are all elements of one Elon student’s new favorite workout and body confidence activity. Senior Stephanie Bedard found her own form of female empowerment when, last fall, she took the initiative to finally do something she had considered doing for years—taking pole dancing classes.
Watching her great aunt struggle to grip the breaks on her walker, Elon University senior Beth Lester decided to create a design that would enhance the accessibility of this mobility aid. Lester witnessed her great aunt’s loss of mobility from multiple sclerosis and her feelings of frustration with being dependent on a faulty device.
On Jan. 21, the vacant storefront on W. Lebanon Ave. — previous home to Mynt Boutique — will open its doors to a new boutique run by Elon University graduate, Melissa Deaton '13. Deaton graduated with double major in accounting and finance and since then has been working in the Phoenix card office, where she is now the business coordinator.
This winter, Elon University’s department of performing arts “You Can’t Take it With You” explores what it means to be an individual in a world that urges us to conform.