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North Carolina delegates' thoughts on Trump

7/21/16 6:44pm

Elon News Network spoke to two North Carolina delegates about their thoughts on the convention, Donald Trump, millennials in the Republican Party, the American Dream and North Carolina's body camera law. Mike Hager is the delegate for the 112th district and North Carolina's House Majority Leader.

Indie pop band 'MisterWives' captivates audience at spring show

5/8/16 8:54pm

An alternative-indie vibe blasted from the Colonnades parking lot as MisterWives performed at Elon University's Spring Concert May 6. Though Elon is notorious for bringing rappers to headline shows such as Ludacris and B.o.B, about 2,000 students were packed in the parking lot grooving along to the music. "It's very melodic, feel-good music," senior Mitchell Thompson said, who wore the band's t-shirt to the show. Doors opened at 7 p.m.

Dr. Danieley to retire from teaching

5/6/16 2:42pm

Dr. James Earl Danieley, a member of the Elon University faculty since 1946, will retire from teaching at the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, according to family members and university sources. Danieley, 91, has spent time in the hospital with health concerns this semester.

Elon awards 15 Lumen Prizes

4/22/16 11:12am

Elon names 15 rising juniors the recipients of the 2016 Lumen Prize. This is the university's premier award for undergraduate research that comes with $15,000 to support their academics and research scholarship.

SGA unanimously passes resolution against HB2

4/22/16 1:07am

SGA unanimously passed a resolution against the controversial House Bill 2 at its meeting Thursday night. All 30 members of the Senate who were present approved the resolution. "I thought it would pass, but I wasn't expecting unanimous," SGA President and junior Kyle Porro said.

Iowa Caucus 2016

1/11/16 8:30pm

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An Apology from Elon Local News

12/3/15 3:28pm

On Tuesday night, Elon Local News was set to premiere "The Threads of Burlington," an all encompassing, student look at the city of Burlington, N.C., and the people who call it home. We at Elon Local News realize we failed our audience.

Update: Elon Junior dead after fall at UNC Chapel Hill

11/12/15 2:19pm

Updated at 12:10 p.m. Elon junior Demitri Allison's death has been ruled a suicide, according to a report from UNC police. Allison died Wednesday afternoon after falling from a 10-story Morrison Residence Hall, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. According to the police report, the investigation is still ongoing, and it is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the death. The story will continue to be updated as more information emerges. An Elon University student died Wednesday after falling from a 10-story Morrison Residence Hall, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to an email from Smith Jackson, vice president for student life. Demitri Allison, 21 and a native of Cornelius, N.C., was a junior management major and wide receiver on the Elon football team. There will be a gathering of friends at 4:30 p.m.

Mother remembers Demitri Allison's kindness

11/12/15 1:19pm

"He was an extremely kind and gentle, thoughtful person who was so humble and I always felt like when Demitri came into our life, he was just a blessing from above to us," said Allison's mother, Lisa Hartman. The mother of Demitri Allison remembered her son as a "kind and gentle, thoughtful person who was so humble," speaking the day after he fell to his death from a 10-story building. Allison, 21, was an Elon University junior who died Wednesday afternoon after falling from Morrison Hall, a residence hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native of Cornelius, N.C., Allison was a wide receiver on Elon's football team. Mark and Lisa Hartman took in Allison eight years ago when "he was going through a rough time," and he became a part of their family, Lisa Hartman told Elon Local News and The Pendulum in a phone interview Thursday.

Elon athletes share respects for Allison on social media

11/11/15 9:34pm

The Elon student body received word of the death of Demitri Allison, a junior wide receiver on the football team, on Wednesday night. According to an email from Smith Jackson, vice president for student life, Allison died Wednesday afternoon after falling from Morrison Residence Hall, a 10-story building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since Allison's death, the football team and student body have expressed their condolences and mourning for him on social media. https://twitter.com/cchristiansen_8/status/664615671871991808 Close friends and members of the team such as Megan Gravley, Connor Christiansen and Alex Higgins posted their thoughts and feelings of loss on Twitter. https://twitter.com/HiggeeSmalls/status/664616511672221696 https://twitter.com/meggravley/status/664621050626486272 Tomorrow the university will hold a Gathering of Friends in remembrance of Allison at 4:30 p.m.

Leonard Pitts, Jr., challenges culture of innocence regarding racial bias

9/24/15 9:23pm

This coverage was a collaboration between Elon Local News' Alex Hager and The Pendulum's Tommy Hamzik and Sarah Wood Society is in a continual struggle with the crime of innocence, according to Pulitzer Prize winner and Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. He called race in America, also the title of his speech, a "big, scary topic" and that there's an "accepted script" the nation follows in incidents where a "brown person is singled out treatment that's harsh out of proportion based on the threat." There was the time 41 years ago, when Pitts walked out of a University of Southern California dormitory aside a white man, and Pitts was asked if he knew anything about a stolen bike.