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Women's basketball holds off Seahawks in back-and-forth contest

11/19/12 9:29am

About eight minutes into the second half of Sunday night's game between the Elon University and University of North Carolina at Wilmington women's basketball teams, there was a minor clash between Elon senior forward Kelsey Evans and UNCW senior forworder viagra onlineard Karneshia Garrett as they scuffled for a rebound.

Volleyball drops two Southern Conference matches

9/27/12 5:12pm

After the loss against the College of Charleston Saturday, Sept. 22, Elon University’s varsity women’s volleyball team is now 0-2 in the Southern Conference with an overall record of 7-10. The Phoenix fell to the Cougars in three sets, which follows a loss against the University of North Carolina at Greensboro that went to a decisive final fifth set. Both senior captain Ali Deatsch and head coach Mary Tendler said being consistent is something the team needs to work on as whole. “We can be a tough team and we can fight,” Deatsch said.

Women's volleyball moves forward following tough loss to Alabama

9/4/12 2:00pm

This past weekend, the Elon University women’s volleyball team hosted the Elon Phoenix Classic tournament, which included Gardner-Webb University, North Carolina Central University and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. Elon started off strong in the tournament, winning its first two matches in three games against Gardner-Webb and NC Central. But in the final match of the tournament, the Phoenix faced the powerhouse the Alabama Crimson Tide. With the advantage of being able to watch Alabama play, head coach Mary Tendler said the team knew what Alabama was going to do.

Position changes follow loss of last year’s seniors

8/31/12 5:40am

The losses of setter Megan McMahon and outside hitter/middle blocker Caroline Lemke leave big holes in both Elon University women’s volleyball’s offense and defense.  Although head women’s volleyball coach Mary Tendler said she will miss their leadership and what they could do on the court for the team, she feels good about the players she has now. “They are ready to take on bigger roles and get more playing time and help the team win,” Tendler said.

Elon volleyball sweeps North Carolina A&T in first home match

8/29/12 11:25pm

The Elon women’s volleyball team won its first match Wednesday night against North Carolina A&T three games to zero. Freshman Ana Nicksic started as setter this match and had 21 assists. She said she was excited to be out on the court for the first home match. “We prepared all preseason and I’m happy I had the chance to be out there,” Nicksic said.

Tough tournament play, setter uncertainty tests volleyball team

8/28/12 6:35pm

The Elon University volleyball team started off its season last weekend with the Hilton RTP/NCCU Tournament in Durham, but fell to Hampton University, Bradley University and Liberty University. With mainly tournaments for the next four weeks, the team will take on schools such as the University of Alabama, Duke University and Northeastern University.

Students divided on importance of luxury in college housing

6/4/12 5:19pm

Photos of the Station at Mill Point have generated excitement for students about their new home, but have also fueled criticism from others. “I am very excited about the Station next year especially the beds, which will be a major upgrade from the twin beds I’ve been sleeping on for the past two years," said sophomore George Adams. The Station at Mill Point, which is scheduled to open in August, will offer junior and senior students townhouse-style living on campus.

Elon Law professors voice concern about Amendment One's language

5/7/12 9:10pm

Professor from the Elon University School of Law have discussed what they foresee as the implications of Amendment One at recent meetings held by the Elon Community Church. Two of the professors, Mike Rich and Sonya Garza, both said they think the amendment is poorly written and thus could lead to unwanted consequences. Rich said he personally disagrees with the amendment because he does not think marriage must uniquely be between two people of the opposite sex. But when it comes to law, he said he thinks it is interesting how North Carolina is attempting to put a restriction on a statue that is already in existence in the state’s constitution and that is a restriction on people’s rights. “Constitutions are things that we as citizens of a state put together to preventing the government from treading on our rights,” Rich said.

Residential Campus Initiative brings learning full circle

5/7/12 9:10pm

With the building of the Global Neighborhood and The Station at Mill Point, Elon University will get even closer to completing its Residential Campus Initiative of building for a capacity of 75 percent of the student body that will mix academics with the living environment. According to English professor Russell Gill, who is also the faculty liaison between faculty and learning communities, nearly $100 million will be invested to build these new residence facilities in the hopes of connecting the academic life found in the classroom with the lessons learned outside of class. One of the main ways in place to support this part of the initiative is to have faculty, called teacher scholars, live among the students, said Connie Book, the associate provost for academic affairs.

Students create visual art to fight sexual violence

5/1/12 6:21pm

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, SPARKS took part in The Clothesline Project, a national program that allows women who have been personally affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a T-shirt. From April 23-27,  students could pick up supplies to make the shirts from a box in Harden and then drop them off anonymously. In addition to encouraging students outside of SPARKS to participate, SPARKS also encouraged participation in from other  associated organizations, said Kyle Whitaker, a sophomore in SPARKS. “We reached out to local organizations like the Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County,” he said.

Sunglasses, hat drive shines light on needs of Honduran farmers

4/17/12 7:15pm

Traveling to Honduras, Elon University’s chapter of Global Medical Brigades will leave more than footprints. The chapter of the national organization had a donation drive last week to collect sunglasses and hats to give to farmers in Honduras during its fourth annual brigade there this summer. Global Medical Brigades works with licensed medical professionals to provide free health services in rural communities, specifically in Honduras, Ghana and Panama. Twenty-eight Elon students along with a doctor, dentist and OB/GYN will travel to Honduras Aug.