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.


LIFESTYLE 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.


LIFESTYLE 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.”


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