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Danielle Deavens ’16 was Christmas shopping for her family in 2016 with one condition in mind — the gifts must all be from Black-owned businesses. However, Deavens encountered difficulty finding Black-owned businesses to support. Four years later, Deavens and her college sweetheart Doug Spencer ’16 created a solution to this problem by co-founding Bold Xchange, an online retailer that offers an efficient way to discover and shop from a variety of Black-owned products with guaranteed quick shipping.
Alamance County is up against a lawsuit over the Confederate soldier’s monument in Graham. The North Carolina NAACP and other advocacy groups filed the lawsuit in Alamance County Superior Court Tuesday, March 30 to have the monument removed.
Elon University students paid $146 each semester in student activity fees in 2020-21 tuition, a price determined by the board of trustees. However, the allocation of these fees by the Student Government Association has been handled differently due to the coronavirus pandemic and an increase in virtual settings.
Junior Ethan Gabriel already knew what it was like to experience anti-Asian discrimination before the lethal Atlanta spa shootings that occurred March 16.
Adrienne Barr watched with pride as her daughter, Leah, completed her cheer routine. The single mother knew performances were not always easy for Leah, who often experienced stage fright before she took the floor.
The racial injustices repeatedly replayed on the news in the summer of 2020 were getting to Soniyah Robinson. Frustrated, the Elon University sophomore took action to raise awareness about police brutality and racial discrimination.
The academic experience — all-nighters in the library, lab experiments, class field trips and connecting with professors during office hours — are all aspects of in-person instruction that have been redesigned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, students are adjusting to an online learning environment as virtual instruction has become widely prevalent in the education process over the past 11 months.
Greek life serves as an integral part of shaping the Elon experience for many students; however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the recruitment process will be reenvisioned.
Rep. Ted Budd, the 49-year old Republican representative of North Carolina’s 13th congressional district, said he is experiencing mild symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus.
With shining lights, holiday music and warm drinks, the Festival of Holiday Lights is a tradition that gets people in the holiday spirit by gathering the Elon community to kick off the holiday season.
Elon University has announced that classes for the upcoming Winter Term and spring semester will be conducted in-person or hybrid and will require pre-semester COVID-19 testing before students, faculty and staff return to campus, according to an email to the Elon community from Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Aswani Volety.
In light of the racial tensions and disparities occurring in the United States, senior Emma McCabe, junior Anne Williams, and executive board members from the physics, biology, chemistry, exercise science and the engineering clubs started the STEM for Black Lives Matter club. The new club emerged on campus in July to promote diversity and advocate against racial disparities in the STEM communities. McCabe said the club’s main goal is to raise awareness to these issues.
Cardboard boat racing, slime-making, and the Pumpkin Chunkin – a competition in which students design a catapult to see who can launch a pumpkin the furthest – are all projects that have been undertaken by Elon Engineers, a small group of students with a passion for engineering.