Lifestyle


LIFESTYLE 2/7/17 12:39pm

The Flower Project spreads unconventional love

Throughout Winter Term and the beginning of February, about 40 volunteers gather with colorful scrapbook paper and markers, creating personal, handmade cards with sayings such as “You are so loved” and “You are important.” On Valentine’s Day these cards – along with bouquets of flowers – will be delivered to the Family Justice Center in Burlington, Allied Churches and Crossroads Sexual Assault Resource Center and given to women who were abused, rejected, abandoned or homeless as part of The Flower Project.


LIFESTYLE 1/31/17 2:53pm

Alumna starts positive campaign to combat post-election negativity

After the contentious election cycle of 2016, many Americans are trying to find ways to combat the hate and negativity that dominates social media and funnel that energy elsewhere.  One Elon alumna is facilitating this by creating Hive Five to Kindness—a social media campaign aimed at encouraging acts of kindness and volunteering. Katie Perez graduated from Elon last year as an accounting major and is now working at Duke Energy as part of a finance rotation program.


LIFESTYLE 1/31/17 2:39pm

Phoenix published: Young Elon alumnae work in print in national literary magazines

Beckah Porter ’16 was sitting in a coffee shop one May weekend in 2016. She had come there to write, a routine she’d formed since graduating Elon University a short time before. But that day, she didn’t get any writing done. It was the day she got the email that her poem “Vignette” was going to be published in The Prairie Margins, Bowling Green State University’s undergraduate literary journal. “I had to step outside, do a little dance, I was so excited,” Porter said.


LIFESTYLE 1/17/17 5:00pm

Elon senior's smart walker design to aid senior mobility

Watching her great aunt struggle to grip the breaks on her walker, Elon University senior Beth Lester decided to create a design that would enhance the accessibility of this mobility aid.  Lester witnessed her great aunt’s loss of mobility from multiple sclerosis and her feelings of frustration with being dependent on a faulty device.


LIFESTYLE 1/17/17 2:00pm

Elon alumna to open Simply Oak Boutique in downtown Elon

On Jan. 21, the vacant storefront on W. Lebanon Ave. — previous home to Mynt Boutique — will open its doors to a new boutique run by Elon University graduate, Melissa Deaton '13. Deaton graduated with double major in accounting and finance and since then has been working in the Phoenix card office, where she is now the business coordinator.


LIFESTYLE 12/6/16 7:00pm

"Food brings everyone to the table”

A small bumper sticker of a mason jar pinned on a bulletin board above the desk of Felicia Campa ‘16, reads “First we eat, then we do everything.” Campa, the Campus Kitchen Coodinator at Elon University (CKEU), said she believes the quote by M.F.K Fischer captures her commitment to addressing the issue of hunger in Alamance County.


LIFESTYLE 11/30/16 8:00am

Let faith take its course

With long strides and a determination to succeed, Katie O’Dunne Kilpatrick bolted through the grassy fields of North Carolina during her first cross country race at Elon University in 2008. Her positive attitude and passion for running propelled her onward, but the more distance she covered, the more she felt an excruciating pain develop in her foot.


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.