Alyssa Potter

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Elon highlights significance of upcoming Black History Month

2/1/17 8:54am

Feb. 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month and this year numerous groups are working to plan events to bring Elon students, faculty and staff together to remember the month’s significance. According to Elon’s Black History Month web page, one of the main goals of the month’s activities is to promote awareness and understanding of Black experiences.

Taking Scotland by storm, song

10/22/16 11:37am

When Elon first-year Jess Avellino was a child, she was “obsessed” with Willy Wonka. Now she's a published screenwriter--her musical "Black Heart" was performed in Scotland this past summer. 

Elon alumni shine on Broadway

9/13/16 3:48pm

When Drew Redington, Matt Meigs and Gerald Caesar took the stage on Broadway this fall, they remembered how Elon’s music theatre program prepared them for their career debut.

Hiking in Peru for the Thankgiving holidays

1/20/16 8:39am

Instead of gobbling down turkey and mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving, a group of Elon students spent their week-long break hiking the Inca trail as part of Elon’s newest embedded study abroad class—Adventure and Wilderness Therapy.  The course is rooted in the tradition of experiential learning while studying cognitive therapy.

From shot to safe

11/17/15 1:07pm

Aleks Babic said some of their happiest childhood memories were when an underground bomb shelter served as their home.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of the puck

10/29/15 8:00am

When Elon University junior Rachel Zaleznik was growing up, she watched endless hours of hockey with her dad. “If you don’t love hockey and are from the Boston area you’re crazy,” she said.

'Friends' Intro Gets a Furry Re-make

7/26/15 11:05pm

Forget “man’s best friend” — these rescue puppies just replaced the iconic “Friends” cast in a mock-intro of the famous television series. This video depicts baby canines, rather than the original human actors, running around in inflatable pools, playing with hoses and proving that even the most basic of summer items are so, so much cuter with a puppy — or five. Hilariously enough, Chandler Bing’s character was kept in human form — because, well, why not.

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