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SPORTS 2/11/15 10:24pm

Elon losing streak reaches five games as Phoenix fall in Williamsburg

A long two week stretch of losing continued for the Elon Men's Basketball team as the Phoenix fell for the fifth consecutive game, 58-77 on the road Wednesday night against William and Mary. Elon (11-15, 3-10) has dropped nine of its last ten games and sits only above College of Charleston in the CAA standings. William & Mary (16-8, 10-3) got out in front early, scoring 42 points in the first half.


NEWS 2/9/15 1:47am

Changes coming to Elon Hillel this month

After one semester at Elon, Rabbi Becky Joseph stepped down as Director of Elon Hillel and Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life. "We were really happy to have her here, but it just wasn't a good fit and that's something that happens in organizations a lot," said Ginny Vellani, the new Acting Director of Elon Hillel and Elon's Coordinator for Jewish student life. Rabbi Joseph was here for a shorter duration than some expected. "I think that's [a semester] as much time as it takes to figure out if you're in the place that's right for you," Vellani said. Student leaders and families on the Jewish Life Advisory Council were notified last Monday evening.


SPORTS 2/9/15 12:31am

Legendary North Carolina basketball coach dies at age 83

Former University of North Carolina head basketball coach, Dean Smith, died Saturday evening in Chapel Hill at age 83. "Coach Dean Smith passed away peacefully the evening of February 7 at his home in Chapel Hill, and surrounded by his wife and five children," said the Smith family in a statement.


SPORTS 2/8/15 6:38pm

Elon Women get shut out by Wake Forest

Elon Women's Tennis dropped their third straight match on Saturday in Winston-Salem, falling 0-7 to 61st-ranked Wake Forest in a non-conference contest. The Phoenix go to 1-4 overall with the loss. Freshman Olivia Lucas fought hard playing the No.


NEWS 2/6/15 3:58pm

Let us Breathe event encourages students to express themselves

McBride Gathering Space came to life on Tuesday, Feb. 6 when Elon students from various backgrounds came together for the event, Let Us Breathe. Let Us Breathe was a way for Elon students to express their own thoughts and experiences regarding social justice for the Black community through art, song and poetry.


SPORTS 2/5/15 10:42pm

Three-Pointers Propel Elon Past Towson

TOWSON, Md. -- The Elon Women's Basketball team scored a program record 15 three-point shots on its way to an 84-70 victory over Towson Thursday evening, sweeping the season series. Senior Zora Stephenson led the way with six three-pointers made.


SPORTS 1/30/15 10:28pm

Elon struggles early, eventually falls at JMU

HARRISONBURG, VA. -- With 13:27 left in the first half and the Elon Women's Basketball team down two, Precious Hall, the preseason CAA Player of the Year, hit a three-pointer that looked to take the life out of the Phoenix.


NEWS 1/28/15 10:59pm

Elon falls flat in loss at UNCW

WILMINGTON N.C.-- Midway through the second half of the Elon University men's basketball team's 82-65 loss to UNC Wilmington on Wednesday night, sophomore forward Christian Hairston stopped looking up at the scoreboard. The Phoenix trailed the Seahawks by 30, and the team was trying to keep fighting. "As a competitor you just try to play basketball," Hairston said.


NEWS 1/23/15 8:06pm

Elon remembers Jacob Rankin Parks III '32

To some, Jacob Rankin Parks III was a skilled hunter. To others, a loving father, brother and grandparent. Within the Elon community, Parks was known as a proud Phoenix and the university's oldest living alumnus, graduating in '32. Parks died on Jan.