Lifestyle


LIFESTYLE 11/30/16 8:00am

Elon Eats: Prego's offers tasty pasta and smiling faces

            Only minutes from Elon’s campus, Prego’s Trattoria offers traditional Italian fare at prices fit for college students wanting a step above dining hall cuisine.             Opened 11 years ago by Ecuadorian native, Vincento Hernandez, the restaurant is situated right across the street from Harris Teeter at 2740 South Church Street.


LIFESTYLE 11/9/16 8:00am

Elon Eats: Mixed Rice offers more than authentic Korean cuisine

A framed picture of five Elon University students in familiar maroon caps and gowns sits at the payment counter at Mixed Rice, a restaurant wedged between NC Jelly Donuts and Painted Grape: Craft & Paint studio in Stans Plaza on South Church Street, Burlington. One of the students in the picture, Meredith Carey ’15, said she and her roommates gifted the frame to the restaurant to thank them for the sense of home they provided at every visit.


LIFESTYLE 11/8/16 1:11pm

Alumna publishes book about the comedy in motherhood

DeeDee Filiatreault has spent her career “writing words for other people,” but with the publishing of her first book of essays, the spotlight is on her. Filiatreault graduated Elon in 1993 after serving as the Editor in Chief of The Pendulum. At the time the organization consisted of a few students and a wax machine. “When I became editor, everyone took a step back and I was the one standing there,” Filiatreault said.


LIFESTYLE 10/30/16 1:58pm

Annual Pumpkin festival brings in autumn

October has blown past, and the season of autumn has arrived. The time has come for pumpkins, cider and the changing of leaves. On Friday, the Garden Club hosted its annual pumpkin festival, bringing many of Elon’s students together. Everyone enjoyed the festivities, whether it was pumpkin carving, decorating cookies, or playing composting games.


LIFESTYLE 10/24/16 10:19pm

Students film biggest budgeted movie in Elon’s history over Fall Break

Over the span of nine days, 37 Elon University students were running around with cameras, props and actors, spending around 13 hours a day filming “Providence,” a short film written and directed by senior Kenner Clark. Taking place in a rural college town in North Carolina, “Providence” follows four characters that become entangled in a crime of passion and how a deteriorating relationship reaches its breaking point in 36 hours.


LIFESTYLE 10/22/16 11:37am

Taking Scotland by storm, song

When Elon first-year Jess Avellino was a child, she was “obsessed” with Willy Wonka. Now she's a published screenwriter--her musical "Black Heart" was performed in Scotland this past summer. 


LIFESTYLE 10/11/16 10:37am

Film series to help educate community on difficult issues

Through their partnership with Crossroads, an Elon class is helping to educate the Burlington community on important issues through film. Crossroads is a sexual assault response and resource center and child advocacy center that was established 40 years ago.  With offices only minutes away from campus, Crossroads provides a 24/7 crisis hotline as well as trained advocates for victims of sexual assault. “That’s where we provide really valuable services,” said Julie Budd, volunteer and outreach coordinator for the center.