A few weeks ago I visited my boyfriend at University of Illinois for a long weekend.
Alexandra Schonfeld, a Journalism major from New York City, serves as Lifestyle Editor for ENN with hopes of moving back home after graduation and write for a magazine or newspaper. She enjoys listening to music, spending time with friends and writing stories about interesting people.
Elon University’s Musical Theater program has reached record ranking numbers in the most recent lists released by various websites and publications.
Growing up in Northern Ireland as one of four children, freshman Hannah Doherty was always competitive. But now Doherty is gearing up for her second season on Elon University’s women’s soccer team.
When senior Sara Elgart first walked onto Elon’s campus, she didn’t anticipate joining sorority and fraternity life—but now, the former Sigma Kappa president has accepted a job to work for the national organization.
At 5:30 every Tuesday, excited students file into a dance studio in The Koury Gym for an hour of dance, sweat and empowerment.
Since senior Zach Bocian was a kid—he has struggled with masculinity and what it meant to 'be a man.' It wasn’t until he reached adulthood, that he was able to come to terms with his own gender identity. “I realized that I don’t have to wear baggy clothes or go to the gym all the time if I don’t want to—or don’t like to to prove I’m a man,” he said. It was that realization and fascination with gender, along with his interest in the Trans-community that led him to begin research for his BFA thesis project: a film package for a feature film called “Facemask.” The package includes a screenplay, trailer, a projected budget and schedule, visual references and a business plan. “Facemask” is the story of a closeted transgender female named Tyler grappling with coming out as her true self as well as maintaining her passion: football.
Monday morning phones were buzzing with news alerts about the historic “best-picture snafu” at the 89th annual Academy Awards Sunday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It wasn't long after graduating from Elon College that J. Early Danieley came right back to the classroom. And between then and spring 2015 when he finally retired from teaching, the chemistry department — and so much more — was forever changed.
Only minutes from Elon’s campus, Prego’s Trattoria offers traditional Italian fare at prices fit for college students wanting a step above dining hall cuisine. Opened 11 years ago by Ecuadorian native, Vincento Hernandez, the restaurant is situated right across the street from Harris Teeter at 2740 South Church Street.
DeeDee Filiatreault has spent her career “writing words for other people,” but with the publishing of her first book of essays, the spotlight is on her. Filiatreault graduated Elon in 1993 after serving as the Editor in Chief of The Pendulum. At the time the organization consisted of a few students and a wax machine. “When I became editor, everyone took a step back and I was the one standing there,” Filiatreault said.
Through their partnership with Crossroads, an Elon class is helping to educate the Burlington community on important issues through film. Crossroads is a sexual assault response and resource center and child advocacy center that was established 40 years ago. With offices only minutes away from campus, Crossroads provides a 24/7 crisis hotline as well as trained advocates for victims of sexual assault. “That’s where we provide really valuable services,” said Julie Budd, volunteer and outreach coordinator for the center.
This week, the Elon community will have a chance to see “an amazing play that most Americans have never heard of,” according to Kevin Otos, the director of Memorandum—a play by Václav Havel and this year’s fall production. Many people know Havel, the native of Czechoslovakia, as a politician. He was largely opposed to the communist domination in Czechoslovakia.