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NEWS 11/13/14 10:53am

Fitness obsession just as dangerous as eating disorders

We see it every time we turn on our phones, open our laptops or watch television: the “ideal” body. This concept of unattainable beauty has plagued women and men alike for decades, causing an estimated 24 million people in the United States to suffer from disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). The majority of those suffering from these disorders are teenagers and young adults, who are far more likely to be swayed by the messages given out by me- dia outlets.


NEWS 11/6/14 10:41am

Putting down the bricks

On the walk to class, Elon University students are accustomed to running into detour signs, mile-high fences and entire sections of cam-?pus that are closed off.


NEWS 11/6/14 10:38am

Let’s talk about sex, Elon

No matter how hard some try to deny it, there is one activity that is, without? a doubt, happening at Elon University: sex. In an online survey of 100 sophomores, juniors, and seniors, students consistently expressed concerns about how sex goes down at Elon.


NEWS 11/5/14 2:50pm

Smarter than your average Burly, apparently

On my first day of class at Elon University, I blatantly lied about where I was from. I told people I was from Durham or South Dakota or Beirut — anything to deter the inevitable line of questioning that I knew would ensue if I told the truth. Now, I say it out loud.


NEWS 10/22/14 10:50am

Frenzy over Ebola causes animal deaths

While the topic of Ebola continues to spread around the world, news stories instill shock and fear throughout the United States.  It is difficult to leave one’s home without hearing a new story about the fatal disease, and with good reason.  At this moment, more than 4,000 cases have been discovered in West Africa alone.  And as the fear and mass deaths continue on to more victims, people are taking extreme precautions. Just recently, it was announced that even animals are not safe from this frenzy.  According to a recent Washington Post article, one Spanish dog was euthanized after his owner tragically caught the disease.


NEWS 10/20/14 4:50pm

Recycling on campus needs additional options

In today’s world, recycling is no longer a foreign word.  Whether or not one recycles at home, many Elon University students are familiar with the concept and know how to separate out plastics and glass products.  The school’s Office of Sustainability makes it difficult to ignore recycling, since events throughout the year, including RecycleMania and the Don’t Trash it!