Corey Shegda participated in this Fake Break service trip through Elon Volunteers, and wrote about her experiences for Elon Local News. Elon Volunteers sponsored a fake break service experience that allowed 10 Elon students and two staff members to travel to Washington, D.C.
Mckinnon Hall was filled during College Coffee with the sounds of the African-American Dance Ensemble of Durham, N.C, who performed one of many other Martin Luther King Jr.
An American College Health Association, National College Health Assessment in 2011 study found that 30 percent of college students surveyed said they were "so depressed that it was difficult to function at some time in the past year." If that number applies to Elon, that could be roughly 1,500 students. Some students might catch themselves saying "I'm depressed" and not really understanding the seriousness of that statement.
Elon sets a precedent on the importance of networking through social media. Elon sophomore Sophie Pearson and her cousin Nathalie Ford have made a business designed to help students improve their professional presence on social media sites. "She's more of the technical brained computer nerd and I am more of the creative social media wizard type of person, and we come together and make the perfect team," Pearson said. Pearson and cousin Nathalie Ford started a new business this summer called LinkedIn Experts. "Our services right now are brush ups and touch ups, like if you just want us to take a look at it and see what we can help you fix or improve on your profile, we can help make the whole thing," Pearson said. They have been working on their business plan for about three months and hope to start getting the word out in the next week.
The Elon Board of Alderman unanimously approved plans Tuesday night to further develop downtown Elon. The plan, now called the Downtown Elon Master Vision, is focusing on increasing retail, commercial and residential building, as well as green space and parking.
The Greensboro Science Center is home to penguins, stingrays, sharks and many other animals.
Poverty is an issue that is happening worldwide, but is prevalent in the Elon community.
"We didn't have enough local business to stay open," Chris Russell owner of Town Table and College Street Taphouse, said. Both businesses closed their doors over the summer for economic reasons, even though they were hotspots just outside of Elon's campus. Though it wasn't the summer that closed the restaurant and bar, it did not help Russell.
"I am gay and I am very okay with that," said Diego Fernandes, a first-year exchange student from Brazil. Others have expressed that they are excited for Pride week to start this week, but Fernandes is not as enthusiastic. "I don't feel the necessity to be celebrating the fact that I am gay for some reason because it is so natural for me." Instead of large, public celebration Fernandes says understanding is the first step to accepting someone who is gay.