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LIFESTYLE 1/8/21 9:33am

Navigating faith in a pandemic

Over 10 months of masks, limited gatherings and physical distancing have affected aspects of everyday life — work, school, social activity and even how people worship during the coronavirus pandemic. As COVID-19 continues to spread, places of worship and people of faith are learning to worship during a pandemic. Thus leaving spiritual leaders and people of faith to navigate their beliefs and hardships of life during a pandemic.


LIFESTYLE 12/8/20 6:10pm

A look into Alamance County's only mosque

Located on Mebane Street in Burlington, Shaher Sayed and his family acquired the Burlington Masjid's building u2014 which used to be a church u2014 on the last day of 2014. Sayed and his family had been laying the groundwork for that move for years. In 2004, they started a Sunday school which they held in rented out spaces and Shaher Sayed's wife, Amal Khdour, started the clinic in 2009.


LIFESTYLE 12/2/20 12:40pm

Elon panhellenic sorority and IFC recruitment postponed

Recruitment was already expected to take place virtually to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, but now Elon’s Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council recruitment process, which usually takes place during Fake Break has been postponed without a rescheduled date as of now.  


LIFESTYLE 11/19/20 1:21pm

Burlington Animal Services sees increase in fostering

Rather than to connect friends and family, Burlington Animal Services is using online video chatting in a different way — to connect people and pets. Rather than staying at the BAS facility, 90% of their animals are currently in foster homes, whereas before coronavirus, Arias estimated that no more than 25-30% of their animals were in foster care. 


LIFESTYLE 11/17/20 1:13pm

Marketplace Under the Oaks promotes student businesses

Marketplace Under The Oaks helps students, alumni and faculty with small businesses gain attention by sending out newsletters every Tuesday afternoon and posting about companies on their Instagram account. Bach, senior Laura Welch and Director of the Doherty Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Alyssa Martina created the platform to allow Elon students and alumni entrepreneurs to gain exposure. 


LIFESTYLE 11/12/20 12:25pm

Elon reenvisions Festival of Holiday Lights

Typically, students assemble in front of Alamance Building for an evening of live music, hot chocolate, apple cider, snacks and an appearance from Santa Claus. The event will reportedly not host live performances this year to minimize crowding. But this year, students will have access to a virtual component including QR codes to help guide them to different stations set up throughout the Academic Village instead of events being centrally located at Alamance building.


LIFESTYLE 11/6/20 10:43am

N.C. zoos impacted by COVID-19

Despite the overwhelming impact of the coronavirus, representatives from local zoos said that animal care must continue regardless of the status of the pandemic. The representatives said they hope to continue to educate the public while still following precautionary guidelines. 


LIFESTYLE 10/27/20 10:40am

Life@Elon continues to push virtual learning

For a decade, Life@Elon has been helping senior citizens in the Elon community continue their education. Although they can’t meet in their usual home of Johnston Hall because of the coronavirus pandemic, Life@Elon is still promoting their mission of lifelong learning online.


LIFESTYLE 10/23/20 3:58pm

Elon singing groups find ways adjust to pandemic

With the onset of the pandemic, Elon choir and a cappella groups are now adapting to new rules and regulations put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In accordance with the new regulations, singers now wear masks, practice virtually or at socially distanced rehearsals and are shifting their focus from large concerts to making new recorded music.


LIFESTYLE 10/21/20 11:26am

Elon STEM students highlight Black contributions to the field

In light of the racial tensions and disparities occurring in the United States, Elon students 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.


LIFESTYLE 10/20/20 12:04pm

Sixth annual Alamance Pride goes virtual

Every October since 2015, Alamance Pride, a nonprofit that serves the LGBTQIA community, has held an annual Pride festival in downtown Burlington, but this year’s sixth annual event was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.


LIFESTYLE 10/20/20 9:58am

Quarantine's impact on mental health

Students who test positive for COVID-19 or are in close contact with a positive case are required to quarantine. These students are in isolation to contain the spread of the virus. But as a result of their solitude, their mental health can face negative effects.   


LIFESTYLE 10/19/20 10:30am

Elon students start podcast on gender, sexuality

Junior Mac Lengyel and other students at Elon University’s Gender and LGBTQIA Center recently started the podcast SexualiTEA. The podcast focuses on discussing the intricacies of gender and sexuality along with sharing the stories of Elon students, faculty, staff and alumni.


LIFESTYLE 10/17/20 1:20pm

Elon student honored for song about social justice

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Foundation awarded Elon junior Eliza Spear the 2020 Jay Gorney Award along with co-writers Lindsay Gitter and Rachael Williams for their song “If I Don’t Try.” The award is given to a songwriting team or songwriter, who is not affiliated with a label, for their original work and is handed out based on the song’s social implications, according to the ASCAP Foundation. 



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