In recent months, the conversation around hazing has become a national conversation. In 2017, four student deaths involving hazing became viral stories, bringing the conversation around the all-too-frequent Greek life practice to Elon. According to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, 42 percent of Elon’s student population belongs to a Greek organization. With National Panhellenic and the Interfraternity Council recruitment happening at the end of the month, Elon said it is preparing to counteract the hazing trend, should it arise.
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.
Just down the road from Elon University, a community of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation lives on a reservation. But back at Elon there are just a handful of students who identify as Native American, and many feel during their time at Elon they have been forced to put that part of their identity aside.
The film puts viewers in the shoes of a woman visiting a health center for an abortion. The viewer is faced with bombardment of pro-life protesters yelling real-life recordings of slurs yelled at women across the country.
Gabby, whose last name has been excluded to protect her identity, remembers an incident two years ago as “the most aggressive form of sexual assault” she had ever faced; but earlier this month, when the #MeToo campaign resurfaced on social media to support survivors of sexual assault, the thing that hit Gabby the most was: “I don’t have one story, I have multiple.”
This year, SGA continues to make changes to an Elon University tradition by bringing hundreds of alumni and students together each year. Homecoming weekend comes every fall with tailgates, football and the annual Homecoming concert headlined this year by Jon Bellion.
As freshman begin settling into their new homes at Elon, Betsy Polk, Hillel’s new interim director is settling in as well.
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.