Lifestyle


LIFESTYLE 10/9/17 6:28pm

Activist by day, mother by night

Elon University students have always been part of a busy campus culture. Students often have to balance classes, meetings and working on-campus jobs. Citlaly Mora felt these pressures while she was a student at Elon just a few years ago. The Elon alumna graduated in 2016, and had to balance all of the above — and more.


LIFESTYLE 10/4/17 7:03pm

Nonmajor students embrace musical theater off campus

Elon University has an intensive and selective musical theater program. This year, 20 students were selected from an applicant pool of 802. But outside of Scott Studios and the Center for the Arts it doesn’t take long to hunt down the plainclothes theater junkies; there’s the guy in Oak House with a cast party picture from his high school production of “Chicago” as his desktop, and the girl in the religious studies seminar who absentmindedly hummed the opening number of “The Book of Mormon.”


LIFESTYLE 10/3/17 6:50pm

WSOE celebrates 40 years of student radio

While the community may be familiar with Elon University’s student-run radio station WSOE, few know their call sign actually stands for "Wonderful Sounds of Elon." This year, the station is celebrating 40 years of broadcasting across Elon and Burlington. The station has heard from many WSOE alumni as they celebrate four decades. 


LIFESTYLE 9/6/17 12:18pm

Welcoming the Class of 2021 with Inclusivity

Maura “Jazz” Harris is a freshman Odyssey scholar from Charlotte, N.C. When beginning her college search, an inclusive community was just as important as finding the right fit for her major. “I didn’t really ever have to come out to my family, just because they’re very accepting and my sister is bi as well,” Harris said.


LIFESTYLE 8/31/17 10:25am

Uplifting Black males on campus

The recent police shootings, current political climate and protests such as the one Charlottesville, Virginia have led senior Alonzo Cee to combat the negative stereotypes aimed at black males. While interning and doing research at the Alpha Phi Alpha headquarters this summer, Cee came to the realization of the lack of support systems that exist for black males on college campuses. “The books I was reading and researched talked about that there needs to be support groups specifically targeted for black men in order to make them feel like they have some worth, have that connection and have that bond,” Cee said. Cee’s research focused on African American men on college campuses and he came across the subject of support systems in predominantly white college campuses.


LIFESTYLE 8/24/17 5:07pm

How one freshman arrived to Elon from Shanghai

Freshman Nikki Gupta is excited to begin her new chapter and cannot wait to set foot on campus, but as a third culture student from India, her outlook on the next four years is a bit different. “To me, it means I’m exposed to a variety of cultural influences,” Gupta said.



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