A handful of Elon students share a similar past. It isn’t a common history, but rather the lack of any known history.
As the Multimedia Editor of The Pendulum, Sophia knows that a great story isn’t told—it’s shown. The simple curiosity of listening to another’s perspective quickly shaped itself into a love of journalism. With many extra batteries in tow, she looks forward to sharing Elon's story.
Around 1.6 billion Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha on the evening of Sept. 23. One week later, roughly 150 Elon University students and community members celebrated the holiday in the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Oct. 1.
CAMPUSPEAK’s Lori Hart ended her talk, “A Few Too Many: Our Campus Culture of Alcohol,” with one crucial piece of advice: “Use [your bowels] as any excuse to get out of an uncomfortable drug-related situation.” “Let’s be real,” Hart said, “No one has ever looked at a friend and said, ‘Stay, we’ll clean up your [expletive].’” Students filled Elon University’s Whitley Auditorium Sept.
[embed]https://youtu.be/AsSekTKHcRo[/embed] Raafe-Ahmadd Purnsley describes his experience with drag entertainment. Spectrum, Elon University’s LGBTQIA organization, wrapped up its annual Pride Week Thursday, April 23 with the second annual Dragstravaganza show. While the words “fabulous” and “fun” may have come to mind for some, one word trumped them all: “acceptance.” More than 150 students, visitors, professors and coaches from organizations across campus and packed into The College Street Taphouse to support performers who donned drag for the night. Matthew Antonio Bosch, director of the gender and LGBTQIA center, held the title of Master of Ceremonies for the night.
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwzLtMS-HTM&list=UU_hlA78Ox-M0avU29j1dHrg[/embed] Bridget Creel, otherwise known as “B,” emulates calmness. What’s her secret? Exercise. As a senior, she works for Elon University’s Campus Recreation as a yoga and cyclist instructor.
[embed]http://youtu.be/bh3WO5IjxTw[/embed] Thursday, Feb. 5, The Center for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Education (CREDE) teamed up with Elon’s National PanHellenic Council and the Black Cultural Society to host an artistic showcase called “Let Us Breathe.” The event was an artistic showcase of artwork and performances that focused on social justice for the Black community.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNwnChsbGYw&feature=youtu.be Rachel Lewis, a junior at Elon, is the leader of Elon Feminists for Equality, Change and Transformation (EFFECT). Known as the activist child in her family, she consistently questions the status quo and is determined to change the negative image of feminism--starting with Elon's campus.
Elon's feminist organization, EFFECT (Elon Feminists for Equality, Change and Transformation), held a march on April 3 for students to show support for victims and survivors of sexual assault and violence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD5aSh_qjTQ&feature=youtu.be