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At every game, tailgate and sporting event, you see it. The personality and face of Elon University doing cartwheels down the fields, cheering on fans and making every person around it go wild. Even now, The Phoenix is part of Elon University culture — although it may not be able to do cartwheels on a Zoom call.
You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. But it’s there. The air inside Elon University buildings is flowing at maximum capacity this year in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus, according to Assistant Vice President of Physical Plant Tom Flood.
Human trafficking, a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that is the second-largest in the world, can take place anywhere — including, as economics professor Casey DiRienzo likes to remind her students in her class economics of human trafficking, in their own backyard.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities are struggling to find ways for students to get involved on campus while being socially distant. A group of students came up with an idea that would solve those problems: a virtual scavenger hunt. The idea for the interactive scavenger hunt came from a University of Chicago tradition, but according to the supervisor of the Elon Traditions council, professor Jodean Schmiederer, the Elon Traditions Council of Judges customized this to be interactive with the Elon student community.
Elon University’s Student Government Association announced the election results for the class of 2024 race tonight in front of Moseley Center. 603 freshmen casted ballots to elect their representatives.
One of the women in my hall introduced herself on move-in day. I was overjoyed to have found somebody to talk to. We spoke for a while, and then she gestured to the crowd at the end of the hall. She asked me which one of the masked strangers was my roommate.
27 students have faced or are in the process of facing conduct charges for hosting mass gatherings as of Sept. 12, according to Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley, representing an increase of 20 students since Aug. 25.
With a cellphone, a cardboard box, a lens, some masks, a device that harnesses the power of a laser and a laser, it is possible to test how good a mask is at stopping water droplets from someone’s mouth, all for less than $200. A few weeks ago, a team of researchers at Duke University did exactly that.
Updated Sept. 15, 2020 at 10:32 a.m. to include video.
Elon students aren’t the only ones getting suspended for violating coronavirus restrictions. Elon Dining employee Amanda Parrish was suspended last weekend for taking off her mask during her shift.
Updated Sept. 10 at 1:07 p.m. to include video from the rally.
Updated Sept. 9, 1:15 p.m. to include video from the rally.
September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness to the issue.
After passing a motion to update the town of Elon’s budget with the coronavirus relief funds, the town of Elon Board of Alderman discussed an increase in sales tax revenue in the month of June, reopening playgrounds and the possibility of a citizen’s advisory committee to town of Elon Police at their September regular session.
As Elon football sets its sights on a spring season after the coronavirus pandemic squashed a traditional fall campaign, head coach Tony Trisciani said that he is impressed by the leadership his veterans have displayed while preparing for the spring season.
Chuck Hannah was just a high schooler when he started to become aware of what “code-switching” was. Growing up in suburban areas, the now-Elon University junior and men’s basketball player found himself changing his appearance and actions to fit in with his peers.
Hands on her hips, Elon junior Ellie Mitchell alternated between light kicking and agile jumps while on stage alongside her peers, the rest of the Elon Irish Step Dancing Team. While the spotlights’ beam descended onto their costumes at the 2020 Spring Relay for Life, the team soaked up the audience’s praise. After the celebratory dance concluded, Mitchell took a moment to observe how the team’s hard work paid off in the crowd’s reaction.
A key component of every introduction to sociology class is the “looking glass self,” a concept created by American sociologist Charles Horton Cooley. The looking glass self describes how people develop their characters from interactions with others. But due to COVID-19 physical distancing regulations, interactions with others have changed, leaving some to wonder what the long-term impact on mental health and interpersonal relations will be.
For freshmen like Sarah Dodman, who do not necessarily know what the process looks like, sorority recruitment can be a nerve-wracking experience. Now that Elon University’s Panhellenic Association has announced that 2021 sorority recruitment will be officially moved to a virtual format because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, many freshmen like Dodman are wondering what joining a fraternity or sorority will look like this year.
Elon University’s quarantine policy, still unfamiliar to a majority of the student body, is becoming a reality that more and more members of the Elon community have to grapple with.