LIFESTYLE 10/19/20 10:30am

Elon students start podcast on gender, sexuality

Junior Mac Lengyel and other students at Elon University’s Gender and LGBTQIA Center recently started the podcast SexualiTEA. The podcast focuses on discussing the intricacies of gender and sexuality along with sharing the stories of Elon students, faculty, staff and alumni.

LIFESTYLE 10/17/20 1:20pm

Elon student honored for song about social justice

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Foundation awarded Elon junior Eliza Spear the 2020 Jay Gorney Award along with co-writers Lindsay Gitter and Rachael Williams for their song “If I Don’t Try.” The award is given to a songwriting team or songwriter, who is not affiliated with a label, for their original work and is handed out based on the song’s social implications, according to the ASCAP Foundation. 

LIFESTYLE 10/13/20 11:16am

A look at Elon's devoted beekeeper

Elon University senior Megan Noor is in search of a new caretaker for the bees she’s helped manage the last three years. Noor, who spent the spring taking care of bees, has been interested in bees ever since she joined took a class with the Alamance County Beekeepers Association her freshman year. 

LIFESTYLE 10/3/20 2:13pm

Sisters set out to create a sustainable style

In June 2019, Brigette Hedvat '20 launched UENVI with her sister, Adrienne Hedvat, who is now a senior at Elon University. UENVI is a sustainable lifestyle company that makes an array of one-of-a-kind pieces ranging from t-shirts to swimwear. 

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.


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