LIFESTYLE 2/19/23 10:21pm

Elon University Truitt Center Sponsors annual, student-led Ripple Conference

Students from Elon University and visiting campuses left the three-day Ripple Conference after a weekend of interfaith discussion, speakers, and activities. The annual student-led Ripple Conference was sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and aimed to inspire interfaith students to create leaders within spiritual and religious work. This year was the conference's eighth year and the first fully in-person conference since 2020. 

LIFESTYLE 2/16/23 10:00pm

Burlington’s Paramount Theater presents screening of “Racist Roots: The Film”

Burlington’s Paramount Theater held a screening of “Racist Roots: The Film,” a film about North Carolina’s racist history with the death penalty Feb. 16. The film portrayed a series of stories from people who were advocates of ending the death penalty, who have been exonerated and who are currently on North Carolina’s death row. The 25 minute film was made by the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, a non-profit law firm that represents people on death row in North Carolina.

LIFESTYLE 2/13/23 9:00am

Elon University dance program to host Black in the Theatre, Black History Month dance concert

Elon Dance partnered with the CREDE this year to put together this Black History Month Dance Concert called Black in the Theatre, directed by Keisha Wall, professor of dance at Elon. Together, they chose the theme “Black Renaissance” to celebrate Black art. Black in the Theatre has been put on at Elon since 2012 as part of Black History Month, but in 2020 — with Wall as the new director — they held their last in-person performance right before the COVID-19 pandemic placed concerts on pause. In 2021 and 2022, the performance was filmed with dancers wearing masks.

LIFESTYLE 2/12/23 5:00pm

Down to Ride

My Saturday morning begins at 6:30 a.m. All my tools, camera equipment and water bottles are already in a bag. The only thing I need to do is put on my lycra and take my bike out to the car. Those two simple tasks consume 30 minutes. It has not been my finest morning. This story continues on Elon News Network's In-Depth page. 

LIFESTYLE 2/10/23 2:38pm

Elon University Gender & LGBTQIA Center to host do-it-yourself valentines event

Communications and Resources Manager Elon University's Gender & LGBTQIA Center sophomore James Hemmingway and CLEAR Manager for the GLC junior Oliver McGowan are coordinating an event inspired by the theme of Valentine's Day. On Feb. 10, they are inviting students on campus to make postcards for faculty and staff that made an impact on their Elon experience, specifically with the GLC from 5 to 7 p.m. in Moseley 206. 

LIFESTYLE 2/10/23 9:43am

Elon University School of Law hosts Sunny Hostin for speaker series

Elon University School of Law welcomed co-host of “The View” Sunny Hostin on Feb. 9 as part of its Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Interim dean of the School of Law Alan Woodlief moderated the conversation, where the three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist spoke on her childhood, early career, social justice, the importance of media and her autobiography, “I Am These Truths.” 

LIFESTYLE 2/7/23 11:25pm

Chef Kabui brings indigenous wisdom to Elon University

After his “chef takeover” with Elon Dining, Kabui headed to El Centro for a food justice dinner and discussion in partnership with the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education and Elon Sustainability. The event, “A Black Food Odyssey in the American South,” was an in-depth cooking lesson infused with Kabui’s deep knowledge on sustainability, community and humanity. He discussed the deep roots between his community and food and how the principles of health and community wellbeing are deeply intertwined. 

LIFESTYLE 2/7/23 7:22pm

Elon University Interfraternity Council hosts spring recruitment

The Elon University Interfraternity Council’s annual spring recruitment is taking place this week, through Feb. 12, 2023. Throughout the week, the potential new members attend events to get to know the university’s eight recognized IFC fraternities that participate in formal recruitment: Alpha Epsilon Pi, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Upsilon, Kappa Alpha Order, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Pi and Zeta Beta Tau.