LIFESTYLE 10/27/20 10:40am

Life@Elon continues to push virtual learning

For a decade, Life@Elon has been helping senior citizens in the Elon community continue their education. Although they can’t meet in their usual home of Johnston Hall because of the coronavirus pandemic, Life@Elon is still promoting their mission of lifelong learning online.

LIFESTYLE 10/23/20 3:58pm

Elon singing groups find ways adjust to pandemic

With the onset of the pandemic, Elon choir and a cappella groups are now adapting to new rules and regulations put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In accordance with the new regulations, singers now wear masks, practice virtually or at socially distanced rehearsals and are shifting their focus from large concerts to making new recorded music.

LIFESTYLE 10/21/20 11:26am

Elon STEM students highlight Black contributions to the field

In light of the racial tensions and disparities occurring in the United States, Elon students from the physics, biology, chemistry, exercise science and the engineering clubs started the STEM for Black Lives Matter club. The new club emerged on campus in July to promote diversity and advocate against racial disparities in the STEM communities.

LIFESTYLE 10/20/20 12:04pm

Sixth annual Alamance Pride goes virtual

Every October since 2015, Alamance Pride, a nonprofit that serves the LGBTQIA community, has held an annual Pride festival in downtown Burlington, but this year’s sixth annual event was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.

LIFESTYLE 10/20/20 9:58am

Quarantine's impact on mental health

Students who test positive for COVID-19 or are in close contact with a positive case are required to quarantine. These students are in isolation to contain the spread of the virus. But as a result of their solitude, their mental health can face negative effects.   

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.


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