LIFESTYLE 2/18/21 5:08pm

Elon alumna converts school buses into mobile homes

Elon University alum Megan Donahue ‘20 and her mother, Lisa, cover Tobius’ metal sides with paint looking for any spots that need touch-ups. Tobius is the latest bus the mother-daughter duo is transforming into a home under the banner of their company Live Simply. The company began as a way to honor Megan’s brother, Michael, who died in 2015 after getting hit by a car. 

LIFESTYLE 2/17/21 6:38pm

Q&A with #silenced playwright and projection designer Sydney Dye

#silenced tells the story of social media posts and comments about the leading up to, the fall of and the aftermath of the Confederate monument Silent Sam at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sydney Dye is the playwright and projection designer behind the virtual production set to premiere Feb. 18, on the #silenced website.

LIFESTYLE 2/12/21 12:47pm

Vital Signs a cappella group to host their seventh annual Make-A-Wish benefit concert

Vital Signs’ annual Make-A-Wish benefit concert will visually be different, but still showcase their talent and philanthropic work. The concert will be streamed on YouTube premiere Friday at 7 p.m. Members of the a cappella group said they will put on a show that will “feel like a concert,” but through a screen. This year's theme is "Spread the Love" as the concert takes place days before Valentine's Day.

LIFESTYLE 2/8/21 3:36pm

Elon alumni find work while theaters remain dark

During a time where live theatre is at a standstill, Broadway professionals and Elon alumni have taken to television acting and even Tik Tok to continue their careers. One alumnus J.J.  Niemann starred in “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical” which has raised over $2 million for The Actor’s Fund, a charity that supports workers in the performing arts and entertainment industries.

LIFESTYLE 1/29/21 6:53pm

President Book welcomes home new puppy

A mere four pounds and full of energy, this week, Elon University President Connie Book welcomed home her new dog, Beaux Oakley. The 12-week-old Yorkshire Terrier was adopted from a breeder in Oak Ridge; a town about 35 miles west from Elon. 

LIFESTYLE 1/8/21 9:33am

Navigating faith in a pandemic

Over 10 months of masks, limited gatherings and physical distancing have affected aspects of everyday life — work, school, social activity and even how people worship during the coronavirus pandemic. As COVID-19 continues to spread, places of worship and people of faith are learning to worship during a pandemic. Thus leaving spiritual leaders and people of faith to navigate their beliefs and hardships of life during a pandemic.

LIFESTYLE 12/8/20 6:10pm

A look into Alamance County's only mosque

Located on Mebane Street in Burlington, Shaher Sayed and his family acquired the Burlington Masjid's building u2014 which used to be a church u2014 on the last day of 2014. Sayed and his family had been laying the groundwork for that move for years. In 2004, they started a Sunday school which they held in rented out spaces and Shaher Sayed's wife, Amal Khdour, started the clinic in 2009.

LIFESTYLE 12/2/20 12:40pm

Elon panhellenic sorority and IFC recruitment postponed

Recruitment was already expected to take place virtually to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, but now Elon’s Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council recruitment process, which usually takes place during Fake Break has been postponed without a rescheduled date as of now.  

LIFESTYLE 11/19/20 1:21pm

Burlington Animal Services sees increase in fostering

Rather than to connect friends and family, Burlington Animal Services is using online video chatting in a different way — to connect people and pets. Rather than staying at the BAS facility, 90% of their animals are currently in foster homes, whereas before coronavirus, Arias estimated that no more than 25-30% of their animals were in foster care. 

LIFESTYLE 11/17/20 1:13pm

Marketplace Under the Oaks promotes student businesses

Marketplace Under The Oaks helps students, alumni and faculty with small businesses gain attention by sending out newsletters every Tuesday afternoon and posting about companies on their Instagram account. Bach, senior Laura Welch and Director of the Doherty Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Alyssa Martina created the platform to allow Elon students and alumni entrepreneurs to gain exposure. 

LIFESTYLE 11/12/20 12:25pm

Elon reenvisions Festival of Holiday Lights

Typically, students assemble in front of Alamance Building for an evening of live music, hot chocolate, apple cider, snacks and an appearance from Santa Claus. The event will reportedly not host live performances this year to minimize crowding. But this year, students will have access to a virtual component including QR codes to help guide them to different stations set up throughout the Academic Village instead of events being centrally located at Alamance building.

LIFESTYLE 11/6/20 10:43am

N.C. zoos impacted by COVID-19

Despite the overwhelming impact of the coronavirus, representatives from local zoos said that animal care must continue regardless of the status of the pandemic. The representatives said they hope to continue to educate the public while still following precautionary guidelines. 


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