Columns


OPINIONS 8/31/15 10:14pm

Not a ‘Fun Home’ at Duke

Allison Bechdel’s “Fun Home” is no stranger to controversy. Since its initial publication in 2006, the graphic memoir has been repeatedly studied, scrutinized and summarily rejected for its unflinching portrayal of harsh subjects.


OPINIONS 8/26/15 9:18am

Experiences over expectations

Coming into college, many of us were told, “Watch out for the Freshman 15,” those pounds you may or may not pick up after late-night snacks and forgetting to go to the gym for a few weeks in a row. It doesn’t end with freshman year, though.


NEWS 6/24/15 9:47am

Elon summer construction should prompt wide eyes in fall

Picture arriving on campus for the upcoming fall semester. There are so many changes to formerly familiar buildings on campus, and you can’t imagine how it all was done in three months. There is a whole new part of Daniel Commons with an Einstein Bros Bagels, and Danieley Neighborhood added a huge gym.


OPINIONS 4/30/15 12:19pm

Doctor's Orders: An open letter to Kanye Omari West

Doctor's Orders is a weekly satirical column in which two unprofessional, definitely fake doctors offer up prescriptions for their Phoenix patients. This past week, the Elon University Student Union Board sent out the list of potential artists for our Fall 2015 Homecoming Concert.


OPINIONS 4/28/15 4:41pm

Column: Decision making with Rich Skrosky

Let’s hope this doesn’t become an annual question. Spring practice is over and as we progress into the summer and fall, the same question surrounds the Elon University football team. Who’s going to start at quarterback? It’s head coach Rich Skrosky’s second season, and it’s the second straight year this is at the forefront of discussion.


NEWS 4/24/15 8:00am

Phoenix lacrosse finding a home in CAA

This was probably just what Elon University had in mind when it made the move to the Colonial Athletic Association. A late Friday afternoon women’s lacrosse game against a team from Long Island who brought fans to tailgate. That sounds quintessential for the league, one based with teams up through the mid-Atlantic where lacrosse is a popular sport.


NEWS 4/16/15 2:46pm

Doctor's Orders: Economic diversity: Who needs it?

Doctor's Orders is a weekly satirical column in which two unprofessional, definitely fake doctors offer up prescriptions for their Phoenix patients. Elon University got dragged through the mud by traditional media this past week when education news and analysis website The Hechinger Report revealed that, apparently, Elon isn’t economically diverse, and The Times News — our hometown newspaper — picked up the story.  Burned on our own turf?  Stabbed in the back?


NEWS 4/16/15 2:44pm

Learning from the mistakes of Rolling Stone

If you’re a journalist, a college student, a professor, a college administrator, or any participating member of society, you’ve probably heard about the epic misstep made by Rolling Stone’s editorial team in the reporting of a University of Virginia campus gang rape. “A Rape on Campus” was published in November 2014, and within weeks major news outlets like The Washington Post were seriously and publicly questioning the validity of Rolling Stone’s reporting.