Deirdre Kronschnabel


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NEWS 1/16/18 6:23pm

Greek Life: Through the haze

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.


NEWS 11/1/17 12:31pm

"Hello, Dolly!" performers connect their lives to their characters

"Hello, Dolly!" tells the adventures of mischievous meddler Dolly Levi as she travels to Yonkers, New York, for the matchmaking scheme of a lifetime. The department of performing arts' presents this turn of the century pick-me-up performance in a celebration of life's every moment. Elon University brings the musical to the McCrary Theatre stage this year — the year it returns to Broadway — in a larger-than-life show emphasized by outbursts of mad giggles, blundering gentlemen and grandiose verbosity. The show's stars are portrayed by musical theater students who use their own experiences and strengths to give "Hello, Dolly!" its timeless, giddy essence.


NEWS 10/4/17 7:03pm

Nonmajor students embrace musical theater off campus

Elon University has an intensive and selective musical theater program. This year, 20 students were selected from an applicant pool of 802. But outside of Scott Studios and the Center for the Arts it doesn’t take long to hunt down the plainclothes theater junkies; there’s the guy in Oak House with a cast party picture from his high school production of “Chicago” as his desktop, and the girl in the religious studies seminar who absentmindedly hummed the opening number of “The Book of Mormon.”


NEWS 5/3/17 1:22pm

Alumni share stage in ‘Pippin’ National Tour

Sprinkle ’15 and Mara Lucas ’15 performed alongside each other in McCrary Theatre in “Crazy for You” and “Ragtime” while in the same musical theatre class at Elon. Now, the two alumna are spreading the magic to stages across America in the 2017 Pippin National Tour.


SPORTS 2/22/17 8:30am

Always in net: Elon goalie Rachel Ramirez

Armored in full protective gear—gloves, throat guard, throat piece, chest pad, shield, mouth guard—10-year-old Rachel Ramirez widened her stance. Feet spread a couple inches wider than the width of her slight shoulders, heels raised, crouched low.


SPORTS 2/16/17 12:15am

​Women’s lacrosse trounces Winthrop 13-5

Fresh off the second win over a ranked opponent in program history, the Elon University women’s lacrosse team defeated Winthrop University 13-5 Wednesday night at Rudd Field, starting out its three-game homestand with a victory over the reigning Big South Conference champions.


NEWS 2/15/17 8:00am

Elon Eats: Zack's Hot Dogs

Zack's Hot Dogs has two main entrances, and around noon on any given day--besides Sundays, when the restaurant closes its doors-- both are obscured by a jumble of bodies, waiting hungrily for a taste of classic American cuisine.


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