Kate Murphy


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NEWS 9/22/15 3:15pm

Religion’s lack of authenticity causing lack of influence in American society

Nearly three-quarters of the public think that religion is losing influence in American life. According to a recent poll by Pew Research Center that number rose 5 percentage points since 2010, and the majority of people see that as a bad thing. “A religion as defined in this particular survey has to do with the worship of a deity with a set of rituals with an agreed upon set of moral laws,” said Anthony Hatcher, Associate Professor of Communications at Elon University.


NEWS 3/24/15 4:40pm

Homeless and hopeful below the Alamance County poverty line

The human face of homelessness “It’s been rough as far as our family because we can’t stay together in the building,” Vickers said. he has a six-month-old baby girl, Allie, who she wants to raise in a safe environment, but unemployment has made that difficult. “[Day to day], we apply for jobs and more or less try to keep her entertained and hopefully try to get out of there as soon as we can,” Vickers said. “It’s been a struggle.”


NEWS 8/28/14 11:01pm

Elon men's cross country relies on leadership

The Elon University cross country team recently experienced some major changes in the program, but the men’s team hasn’t lost its focus. “The important thing is that we’re all still together,” said senior Ari Rothschild.


NEWS 8/28/14 11:01pm

Elon women's cross country looks to fill in the pack

The Elon University women’s cross country team had its best season in program history last year with a ninth place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships, its highest ever.  The team is looking to improve on that ranking and make an immediate impact in the Colonial Athletic Association.


NEWS 8/26/14 9:57pm

Elon cross country brings in new coach, keeps culture running

The philosophy of new Elon University cross country coach Nick Polk is deep, but simple. “A culture of confidence: knowing and believing in your training so that when you get to your starting line, you know exactly what you need to do,” he said.  Polk was hired the same day the athletes’ reported back to campus for preseason.  Just days before preseason training was scheduled to begin, the Elon cross country team lost head coach Christine Engel when she left for a head coaching job at Duke University. The runners were left not knowing if they would have a coach when they returned to campus.  “We were all shocked,” said sophomore Kimberly Johansen.


NEWS 5/3/14 12:23pm

Elon falls to Detroit in A-Sun Semifinals

The second-seeded Elon University women’s lacrosse team finished out its season May 2 with a 15-11 loss to third-seeded University of Detroit Mercy in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Tournament. The Phoenix put up a fight, taking the advantage in shots 29-23, putting 27 on net, but Titans goalie Lexie McCormick came up with 16 saves to keep the Phoenix attack out of the back of the net.


NEWS 4/30/14 11:47pm

Women's lacrosse seeks A-Sun Conference Championship

Coming off a winning record and claiming the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament, the Elon University women’s lacrosse team is on the hunt for a conference tournament title that would send them to the NCAA tournament.  “Anyone is beatable on any day, and the beauty of tournaments is that sometimes it’s not the No.


NEWS 4/27/14 10:46pm

Phoenix falls to Jacksonville to end regular season

The Elon University women’s lacrosse team was hit with a momentum-killing 17-4 loss to Jacksonville University today, April 27. Despite a strong defensive effort, the Phoenix wasn’t able to handle the experienced pressure of the Dolphins attack.


NEWS 4/19/14 5:20pm

Elon women's lacrosse stays unbeaten in A-Sun

The Elon University women’s lacrosse team continued its unbeaten streak in Atlantic Sun Conference play with a 19-7 win over Howard University April 19 in Greene Stadium. The Phoenix is now 3-0 in the A-Sun and improves to a 7-7 record overall.