LIFESTYLE 9/22/22 11:59am

Elon University represents on Broadway

Playbill, a national magazine and website for theatergoers, released its 2022 Big 10 list earlier this month, ranking American colleges and universities by the number of current students and alumni who performed on Broadway from Aug. 22, 2021 to May 4, 2022. Elon tallied 17 alumni on Broadway this year, but it was not the university’s first time being featured on Big 10. It received an honorable mention in 2016 and was No. 10 on the list in both 2017 and 2018. 

LIFESTYLE 9/17/22 8:00pm

Tailgate kicks off Elon football home opener

Student organizations and groups such as the Elon University Dance Team, Student Union Board and Black Student Union also all hosted tailgates in the Student Zone located on Bank of America Drive. The next tailgate will be held during Family Weekend before the football game against the University of Richmond on Oct. 1. 

LIFESTYLE 9/16/22 11:42pm

“LGBTQIA Histories and Future of Alamance County” conversation panel takes place at Persnickety Books

The event was hosted by Alamance Pride, Elon University’s Gender & LGBTQIA Center, Elon Women’s Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Elon’s Gender & Sexuality Living Learning Community. Hosted at Persnickety Books, the event featured a presentation from Josh Hollands, Elon University’s Fulbright Scholar, a poetry reading from Founder of Define and Empower Amanda Bennet, and small group discussions. 

LIFESTYLE 9/15/22 10:45am

Elon University to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Week was first implemented in 1968 by former U.S. President Lyndon Johnson to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens with ancestors who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South American. Twenty years later, the week expanded to a full 30 day period from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.  

LIFESTYLE 9/9/22 3:21pm

Sweet B Cookies to open Holly Hill Mall storefront

Burlington resident Brittany Shaw gives back to the community through what she knows best — baking cookies. She began baking as a way to make money while in nursing school. Now, she owns her own company, Sweet B Cookies. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, she had to close and find another job, but Shaw said as she gets back into business, she never lost sight of her dream. 

LIFESTYLE 9/8/22 9:08am

Street art blooms in downtown Elon

When public artist Mary Ryan wakes up early in the morning during a project week, she gathers her supplies, puts on her paint-covered shoes and says goodbye to her husband before heading off to paint alone for eight hours — this week, in downtown Elon.