Max Garland


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A gaming clash in the Carolinas

12/10/15 10:53pm

In its four years of existence, the Elon University E-Sports team has grown from a small, inexperienced club to an organization soon participating in the largest East Coast collegiate gaming competition to date. Elon’s team, along with 13 other schools in the Carolina Collegiate E-Sports Committee (CCEC), will have a chance to make a name for themselves at Clash of the Carolinas, a two-day gaming tournament held January 16-17. Teams from each CCEC college, including Elon, the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Clemson University and Duke University, will participate in tournaments for the games League of Legends, Hearthstone, Counterstrike: Global Offensive and Super Smash Brothers Melee.


Asian Resource Scarcity

11/18/15 8:04am

The Asian Studies Club had a problem. Members were running to and from different rooms in Elon University’s Moseley Center to get enough chairs for the unusually high amount of people present for its biweekly meeting Nov.


Triple the pitches, triple the impact

11/12/15 10:35am

More than 90 Elon University students pitched their ideas for business ventures and social entrepreneurial opportunities, ranging from a pet rental service to a hunger prevention app, at the Triple Impact Challenge Nov. 11 in Upstairs Lakeside. The pitch competition, sponsored by the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, aimed to promote entrepreneurship and innovation among Elon students. Even more so than previous iterations of the challenge, that included non-business majors.


Discoveries anytime, anywhere

11/7/15 1:11pm

A major scientific discovery can happen at any time and any place, according to Robert Dunn, author and associate professor of biology at North Carolina State University. That includes during a bathroom break in Cape Town, South Africa.


PARC holds grand opening

11/3/15 10:50pm

It took some time, but the Phoenix Activities and Recreation Center (PARC) received an official nod from Elon University Tuesday afternoon with the PARC Grand Opening Ceremony. Members of Elon University’s senior staff gave brief speeches and mingled with dozens of Campus Recreation and Student Union Board members, along with Danieley Neighborhood residents, to celebrate PARC’s impact since its Sept.


Mapping Elon's Mushrooms

10/28/15 1:15pm

On associate professor of biology Antonio Izzo’s website is a link to a map that shows dozens of fungi, all in different shapes, sizes and colors, around Elon University’s campus.


The eyes of the university

10/28/15 1:02pm

Progress in both technology and the size of Elon University has led to the number of campus security cameras balloon to roughly 500 total. The cameras are primarily located in places such as parking lots and campus pathways, Elon Police Chief Dennis Franks said in an email, where people could be vulnerable to crime that no one else could witness. Other cameras are installed on building exteriors and popular areas in larger, public buildings such as the Moseley Center and Belk Library.


Advancing to the next level

10/6/15 8:46am

For the Elon University eSports team, setting up matches for its video games has been a hassle since its inception in 2012. “We need a place to play, so right now we rent out [McEwen 207] for practices and games,” said Elon eSports Vice President Tyler LaVecchia, a sophomore.


Biochemistry department bucks larger STEM trend

9/30/15 5:50pm

If college chemistry departments are typically made up of a large male majority, it doesn’t show at Elon University. Elon already has a strong female presence on campus with a roughly 60-to-40 male-to-female ratio, according to Elon Fact Book trends.


Elon Poll: Trump leads GOP, trails Clinton

9/25/15 11:13am

Donald Trump holds a slim lead over Ben Carson for North Carolina’s Republican presidential preference, but Carson and Jeb Bush would fare better against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, according to the Elon University Poll’s latest report.


Gender-focused documentary series debuts at Moseley

9/10/15 2:10pm

Violent media. Mass shootings. Pornography. Rape culture. These are a few of the hot-button topics “The Mask You Live In,” a 2015 documentary directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, links to the damage the United States’ idea of masculinity can have on boys and young men. Roughly 40 Elon University students and faculty members watched the documentary Sept.


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