Mackenzie Dunn


Mackenzie Dunn, from Westchester, New York, is a multimedia reporter and news senior reporter for The Pendulum. She is majoring in Print and Online Journalism with minors in Political Science and Poverty and Social Justice. When not writing or making videos, Mackenzie can be found watching reality television, reading or just trying to save the world.


Recent Articles

Becoming numb: Voices from war-torn Iraq

11/9/16 8:40am

Driving along highway I-40 through Chapel Hill one summer evening, Ahmed Abdullah Al Fadaam heard a sudden loud bang. Mind racing, he stopped the car, pulled over and began frantically searching the area looking for where the noise came from. Fadaam scanned his surroundings. He took a breath, realizing where he was. This was not Iraq. The day was July 4, 2015. The sound was not an explosion.


Party lines blur amid divisive 2016 election

11/2/16 8:00am

With widespread, tense emotions directed toward Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton — even from members of their respective parties — the country as a whole has seen a shift in partisan lines. Jason Husser, assistant professor of political science and policy studies and director of the Elon University Poll, has labeled this the “volcanic eruption of politics,” political party realignment occurs when large coalitions of voters switch from one party to another, along with certain groups being mobilized to vote, increasing or changing the electorate.


Students stick around for summer jobs

5/4/16 9:09am

While many students are beginning to gear up for their summer internships or stressing about not yet having one, others are choosing to stay at Elon University to work on campus. In the past, staying on campus for the summer has been affectionately termed “Camp Elon” for the more relaxed atmosphere that comes from fewer students and classes being in session.  Students remain on campus from June to August for several different reasons.


Relay For Life raises record high amounts

4/27/16 1:55am

Hundreds of Elon University students gathered to increase cancer awareness in the annual Colleges Against Cancer Relay for Life 12-hour fundraiser April 23-24. Despite having to be moved inside because of rain, the event shattered previous fundraising records with a total of $90,388.61.


DU Dogs don't disappoint

4/25/16 6:43pm

Students enjoyed a break from end-of-year stress Monday afternoon at Delta Upsilon fraternity's DU Dogs event. The afternoon allowed students to buy tickets for the opportunity to pet both puppies and dogs from the Humane Society of Alamance County. The event served as the main attraction for the organization's philanthropy week — all proceeds benefitted he Boys and Girls Club of Burlington and the Humane Society.


Students weigh Spring Break travel options

3/16/16 2:42pm

When students say they are going home for spring break, “Are you driving or flying?” is often the follow-up question. With just 27 percent of students calling North Carolina home, students weigh the costs and benefits of different travel options for returning home for break.


Elon Votes! works to increase student participation

3/9/16 11:10am

It was junior Kristen Lilley’s first time voting in her state’s primary elections last week. She chose to request an absentee ballot for her home state of Virginia. Lilley said she used the online site TurboVote and went through an easy registration process.


Recent Media