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LIFESTYLE 4/28/23 11:05am

Elon University student starts YouTube channel teaching Spanish

When junior Dejour Banks was in middle school, he took Spanish as one of his required classes, and found that he had a gift.Banks grew up in Raleigh, which he said only contains pockets of Spanish speakers, so it wasn’t until years of practicing grammar and concepts when he had his first conversation with a fluent speaker. Banks said he couldn’t understand the speaker, but the experience is what pushed him to learn everything he could about the language.


LIFESTYLE 4/28/23 9:43am

Kappa Phi Lambda of Elon University hosts information session teaching history of henna

Elon University’s Asian-interest sorority, Kappa Phi Lambda, hosted an information session about the South Asian practice of henna art to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month. The session included a presentation on the history behind the cultural use of henna, followed by henna art for all to participate. Academic chair of Kappa Phi Lambda, junior Lindsey Mathew, led the session with a brief presentation on the background of henna, including different names and various styles depending on the region.


LIFESTYLE 4/28/23 7:14am

Next cohort of Elon University Multifaith Scholars selected for 2023-25

The Multifaith Scholars consists of Elon University juniors and seniors who will participate in a mentored undergraduate research program related to interreligious studies. Scholars design their own research project to devote time to, and undertake a major or minor in religious or interreligious studies. Scholars will receive a $5,000 grant annually to support their research and academic development.


LIFESTYLE 4/27/23 1:00pm

Elon University Department of Performing Arts debuts Deep Water Ballad

On the April 28, the department of performing arts will debut a workshop of “Deep Water Ballad,” an original musical that has been over a decade in the making. “Deep Water Ballad” is set in the fictional coal mining town of Deep Water, West Virginia. When a devastating mining disaster happens the area spirals into the paranormal and the residents struggle to rebuild. The story follows a girl who tries to reconnect with her broken family in both the spirit world and natural world. 


LIFESTYLE 4/22/23 11:53am

Elon University student starts Pancakes for Parkinson’s chapter on campus

A love for ’80s movies and a passion for a cause turned into a new endeavor for sophomore Ari Turobiner. One of his favorite movies is “Back to the Future,” and Turobiner had an idea based on one of the actors in the movie: Michael J. Fox. Turobiner started a chapter on campus of Pancakes for Parkinson’s, an event that benefits the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research. Turobiner lost his great aunt to the disease and wears a bracelet each day in her honor. 


LIFESTYLE 4/19/23 7:25am

Elon University’s Department of Music hosts spring orchestra concert

A mainstay on campus since 1916, the Elon University Orchestra held its 106th annual spring concert April 18. The performance, which occurred in front of a packed crowd at the McCrary Theatre, was organized and conducted by musical director Thomas Erdmann. This was Erdmann’s last show, as he is retiring after 34 years in Elon’s Department of Music.


LIFESTYLE 4/16/23 4:08pm

Elon Muses hosts first concert

Upon walking into Yeager Recital Hall, not a single person sat still in their seats. The crowd filled with friends and family of the performers as Elon Muses hosted its spring concert April15. The performance included a series of songs from Hamilton, Hercules, Taylor Swift, Adele and more. Each song was accompanied with choreography, a cappella, acting and featured soloists. 


LIFESTYLE 4/14/23 11:57am

‘Empathy through empowerment’: Ashley Judd delivers Elon University’s spring convocation address

Editor’s Note: This article includes discussion of sexual violence and suicide. The audience went from laughter one moment to tears the next in Alumni Gym Thursday night as Ashley Judd delivered Elon University’s Spring Convocation address. The actress and activist candidly spoke about her life, journey of healing from trauma and the search for discovery, peace and resilience. 


LIFESTYLE 4/13/23 4:42pm

Shannon Bream of FOX News gives lecture at Elon University School of Law

Shannon Bream, chief legal correspondent for FOX News, spoke at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro Wednesday evening about social media, being a woman in journalism and her books. Bream was welcomed and introduced by Elon Law Leadership Fellow Courtney Latourrette and Interim Dean and professor of law Alan D. Woodlief, Jr. The conversation held on stage with Bream was moderated by Professor Catherine Dunham. 


LIFESTYLE 4/7/23 10:28pm

Caleb King shares tales from 16 years in Rwanda to Elon University audience

Dr. Caleb King gave Elon University a look into his 16 years in Rwanda as he delivered the 2023 James P. Elder Lecture on Thursday. In 2003, King and his wife Louise King brought their family to Rwanda after being invited to work in the community. In his 16 years away from the States, he had helped build hospitals, churches and bring electricity to the community. 


LIFESTYLE 4/7/23 1:27pm

Elon University hosts Special Olympics Alamance County Spring Games

Elon University hosted the 2023 Special Olympics Alamance County Spring Games for the first time since the pandemic, bringing together children with disabilities and making them all feel like winners. Elon sophomore Elizabeth Price is the special events coordinator for Elon volunteers and said the hometown version of the event opened her eyes. She said she was excited to be able to be a big part of the Special Olympics that Elon hosts as soon as she got here. 


LIFESTYLE 4/7/23 11:50am

Christian, Muslim community members break-fast together in interfaith iftar event

Muslim, Hindi and Christian Elon University students and community members broke their fasts Tuesday evening. The interfaith celebration of Muslim iftar was organized by the Truitt Center for Religious Life and the Global Neighborhood in collaboration with the Burlington Masjid, Alamance County’s only mosque. While eating, the religious communities reflected on their faith together.  



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