As students spend their school year doing work for classes, jobs and extracurriculars, some have a little more on their plate as they develop and conduct their own research in any given field. The Student Undergraduate Research Forum — more commonly known as SURF Day — is an opportunity for students to present their original research in front of students, faculty and staff. Introduced at Elon University in 1993, SURF has showcased undergraduate research for more than 20 years.
Brett Gubitosi is a contributor for The Pendulum.
Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, transfer sophomore Charles Perschau leaves home by 7:15 a.m. While his classmates roll out of bed 15 minutes before class begins, he is pulling into Elon University and searching for a parking spot. Perschau was born in Raleigh.
As class periods ended, students shuffled about campus and walked to their next class, but a few lagged behind.
After graduation, some students start their careers. Some take a year off to travel, and others move back home.
Kyle Whitaker ’14 was in the zone. To perfect his arrangement of Sara Bareilles’ “I Choose You” for his a cappella group, Twisted Measure, he listened to the song for hours each day — while driving, while doing homework and while walking to and from classes. His work paid off, and he was nominated for a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) for Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement, which are the best arrangements by individual members for college level male/female a cappella groups. The CARA winners will be announced April 11.
As they walk into the space shared by Mel’s Good Times Cafe and The Wicked Mojo Bar & Grill, customers are transported to New Orleans. Bright colors, the smell of Cajun food, a nine-foot projection screen playing live sports and a signed pair of Muhammad Ali’s boxing shorts give the space an aura of authenticity and uniqueness that sets it apart from the rest of Burlington’s restaurant scene. The Wicked Mojo Bar & Grill, a sports bar with authentic sports memorabilia, occupies 8,000 square feet with Mel’s Good Times in the Holly Hills Mall in Burlington. Hunt Ward, president of Wicked Mojo’s Entertainment Group, Inc. and cook, purchased the cafe Nov.
Correction: The original article stated that Delta Sigma Theta was founded at Harvard University.
Sitting in the hospital bed with no fear or worry, Nathan Copeland was about to donate his kidney to his best friend’s brother.
Boom-pat, boom-pat! That sound is a drumbeat performed by Elon University students practicing for the “World Percussion Ensemble” concert. This semester’s performance will include instruments such as the chekere, dumdum, bongos, congas, clave, cajon and the cowbell, among others. “World Percussion Ensemble” is a one-credit course that culminates with a live performance.
An Elon University student ambles through campus on a sunny afternoon. She is many years older than most of her classmates.
Here’s a hard job: make decisions that impact each community member, and try to assess the best possible choices for the entire community.
Elon University’s campus was different during Fall Break. The student population was noticeably smaller.
Jim Roberts walked into a small record store in Clinton, North Carolina in 1973 looking for music to buy.
Takasuke Tsuji arrived at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport Aug. 19. He had been on an airplane for nearly 24 hours, but he was almost at his destination: Elon University.
A few days ago, I saw a film that completely mesmerized me. The amount of cinematic style, finesse and overall enjoyment I experienced while viewing it helped me come to the conclusion that it was one of my new favorite movies.