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NEWS 4/5/15 9:00am

Banned in India, brought to Elon

Indian government officials may have attempted to silence Leslee Udwin’s “India’s Daughter,” but since their ban on its distribution in India, it has stirred conversations across the globe and its message continues to speak volumes.


NEWS 4/3/15 8:01am

Asher leads women’s lacrosse in hot start

The Elon University women’s lacrosse team is off to a strong start. A group of young talent led by freshman midfielder Stephanie Asher has propelled the program to a 7-3 start this season. Asher made an immediate difference for the Phoenix this year.


NEWS 4/2/15 6:53pm

The Sky is Not the Limit: Neil deGrasse Tyson visits Elon

American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson addressed the Elon community for the 2015 Spring Convocation on Thursday, April 2. "Coherence is not a priority here," Neil deGrasse Tyson said to a sold-out crowd in Alumni Gym. Tyson kept the audience laughing and tweeting, as he spoke about achievement and truths. He also shared many of his own "controversial" tweets with the audience, like his Christmas Day tweet from 2014 reading: "On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world.


NEWS 4/2/15 8:05am

Elonthon set to blast off April 10

Friday, April 10, hundreds of Elon University students will take part in an “out of this world” experience of standing, dancing and celebrating “For the Kids” (FTK) at Elonthon 2015: To Infinity and Beyond FTK. As of Tuesday, March 31, 1,073 students signed up for Elon. Elonthon PR Chair Tegan Oglesby said that A popular event for Greek organizations to participate in — all nine PHC sororities and six out of the seven IFC fraternities are signed up — Elonthon executive members made it a goal this year to diversify the groups who participate in the event. “Every year, Exec makes it our mission to reach out to as many campus organizations as possible and personally invite them to make a team for Elonthon,” said Elonthon Director Kaylyn Weller.


NEWS 3/29/15 3:10pm

Elon bookstore staff member dies

Robin Russell, who worked at Elon's campus bookstore, died last night in her sleep, according to an email from Provost Steven House. Robin was the wife of Alan Russell, an associate professor of mathematics at Elon.


NEWS 3/18/15 11:22pm

From the court to the computer

Adam Constantine graduated from Elon University in 2010, but now he's back. Constantine was known around Elon for his contribution to the Men's Basketball team which he played on for all four years.


NEWS 3/18/15 9:57pm

Elon student faces multiple drug charges

Elon student Joseph Michael Centofanti, 20, was charged with two felony and two misdemeanor drug charges after Town of Elon police responded to a drug complaint on March 16th. According to court documents, the felony charges are possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and manufacturing of marijuana.


NEWS 3/17/15 7:52pm

One Bio Bus Route saves the day for community members

The Bio Bus service helps many students get to campus, Alamance Crossing, Target and even Lowes grocery store, but a route that is often forgotten is the Downtown Burlington Express Route. This route was created in 2010 to help bridge the gap between community members and students with hopes that this service would be useful to both. "It's free it beats walking and it takes you places that you need to go," said community user Prince Blackwell. Now that the route has been in existence for five years, the route serves as the only public transportation available to community members making the access to this bus critical for the community. "It's good for the community of Burlington because we have no transportation at all, we all have to walk," said Burlington Resident Phillip Walker. The loop is an hour long and has 10 stops stopping in places like Allied Churches, May Memorial Library, Wal-Mart and the Burlington Housing Authority.


NEWS 3/14/15 1:23pm

Elon first-year student charged with rape and sexual offense

Updated 3/15/15 5:30 p.m. Alamance County Jail said bail was posted Sunday afternoon for Tristan Pierre Hardinger, an Elon first-year student who was charged Friday by Elon University Police with second-degree rape and second-degree sexual offense. Hardinger's bail was set at $75,000. Vice President of University Communications Dan Anderson said the complainant is a female Elon student. Anderson said Hardinger is still enrolled as an Elon student.


NEWS 3/12/15 7:00am

Don’t execute UNC shooter

Since the fatal shooting of three Muslim students from Chapel Hill nearly a month ago, details have remained relatively scarce regarding the circumstances behind the attack.


NEWS 3/10/15 7:47pm

Director Of Greek Life announces departure

Director of Greek Life Shana Plasters has announced she will be leaving the university after this semester. Plasters, who has worked at the university since 2010 said in an email to the executive members of Greek Life that her last day as the Director of Greek life will be May 31.


NEWS 3/9/15 5:42pm

ISIS, ISIL: What you need to know

For months, the media has covered ISIS, an Islamic extremist rebel group operating in Iraq and Syria. Behind its mass violence and social media campaigns, ISIS has become one of the most well known terrorist organizations in the world. Here's the breakdown of some of the most important facts to know about the extremist group: At first, the U.S.