LIFESTYLE 9/28/20 2:10pm

DJ ecuatoriano comparte sus raíces en Elon

Si bien la música ha formado una gran parte de la cultura de Kevin Alvarado, las raíces de su familia en Ecuador también han tenido un efecto en la persona quien es hoy en día. Durante su infancia, Alvarado pasó un verano con sus abuelos en Cuenca, donde pudo sumergirse en la cultura de sus padres.

LIFESTYLE 9/28/20 2:10pm

Ecuadorian DJ shares roots at Elon

While music has been a large part of Kevin Alvarado’s culture, his family’s roots in Ecuador also have impacted cultivating the person he is today. During his childhood, Alvarado spent a summer with his grandparents in Cuenca, where he was able to immerse himself in the culture of his parents. 

LIFESTYLE 9/27/20 11:50am

Students get involved through From the Flames Challenge

The From the Flames Challenge includes a semester-long scavenger hunt and other unconventional competitions. According to Schmiederer, it was created to help bring the community together and to encourage students to get to know Elon on a deeper level. The “quirky” scavenger hunt, found on their new Instagram page, encourages students to get to know Elon on a deeper level, while having fun solving clues for challenges. 

LIFESTYLE 9/16/20 12:29am

El Centro kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is officially observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, beginning on the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence on Sept. 16 and Sept.18, respectively.

LIFESTYLE 9/15/20 1:13pm

Irish step dance teammates reflect on past performances

While the spotlights’ beam descended onto their costumes at the 2020 Spring Relay for Life, the team soaked up the audience’s praise. After the celebratory dance concluded, Elon Junior Ellie Mitchell took a moment to observe how the team’s hard work paid off in the crowd’s reaction.

LIFESTYLE 9/14/20 2:34pm

Pandemic messes with in-person connections

A key component of every introduction to sociology class is the “looking glass self,” a concept created by American sociologist Charles Horton Cooley. The looking glass self describes how people develop their characters from interactions with others. But due to COVID-19 physical distancing regulations, interactions with others have changed, leaving some to wonder what the long-term impact on mental health and interpersonal relations will be. 

LIFESTYLE 9/12/20 4:11pm

Panhellenic recruitment moves online

Now that Elon University’s Panhellenic Association has announced that 2021 sorority recruitment will be officially moved to a virtual format because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, many freshmen like  are wondering what joining a fraternity or sorority will look like this year.

LIFESTYLE 8/14/20 10:09am

Freshman class copes with unique first-year experience

With an enrollment number of 1602 students, the class of 2024 is the third-largest class to have entered Elon University. Compared to last year, there are 57 fewer students on campus for fall semester. Greg Zaiser, the vice president of enrollment, said he found that notable considering the COVID-19 pandemic.

LIFESTYLE 8/13/20 1:56pm

What you need to know about Elon University move-in for fall 2020

Freshmen students moving into their college dorm room at Elon University are going to have to go through a different move-in process than past years due to the coronavirus pandemic. Citing coronavirus concerns, the university pushed up freshmen move-in and lengthened the time in which students can first come onto campus to help practice social distancing.


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