As Gabriela Rosales crossed the Williamson Avenue crosswalk on March 16, 2015, she was excited to attend her first meeting of the Eta Zeta chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha at Elon University.
Diego Pineda was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, but has lived in Raleigh for most of his life. He is the Photo Editor for Elon News Network. He is a Journalism major and has a minor in Human Services.
At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, more than 100 Elon community members — mostly Elon University student athletes — gathered on the hill beside Irwin Belk Track to pray, sing and share stories about freshman Molly Offstein. Offstein, a cross country runner and Honors Fellow, was struck by a car on her morning jog Monday and is now in a medically induced coma at the UNC hospital.
A phone call is no longer the most efficient way to contact an Elon alum.
“My Black is,” is a simple yet complex phrase- just like blackness. For senior Chann Little, it is the title of his recent video project which displays what black students on campus define their blackness as with a one-word answer. Little was inspired for this project after seeing the phrase “my black is solid,” printed on shirts that students wore during Black Solidarity day, a day-long event sponsored by the CREDE for students that identify as black. “My black is black people labeling themselves in positive ways,” Little said, “I just wanted to add on that and make it where we can reclaim our own blackness because I feel like society labels black people a lot.” This project is part of Little’s blog “Chann Daily,” which he began in November of 2016.
Growing up, sophomore Lillian Engel felt as if she was embarking on an adventure whenever she saw movies in theaters. This childhood memory inspired her to write a script for a commercial that is now one of five finalists for the Coca-Cola and Regal Films program- a student filmmaking program that invites up-and-coming student filmmakers from top film schools across the nation to participate in creating a 35-second film about the moviegoing experience. Engel had the desire to write something that brought the adventures that she saw on the screen into reality.
Elon University senior Philip Rodriguez thought Latinos on campus were non-existent. The Cuban-American junior was born and raised in Miami, Florida—a melting pot of racial and cultural diversity. That dynamic environment is drastically different at Elon, which is widely categorized as a predominantly white institution.