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NEWS 11/4/13 6:26pm

From Coach To Mayor

Current Elon town Mayor Jerry Tolley will run for re-election this Tuesday and says he is confident going into the election. "Well when you run unopposed, you feel pretty good," he says. Tolley has held the job for 12 years and still has goals for Elon's future. "We're working with consultants right now to look at the downtown area to see what we can do to revitalize it to get people from all over Alamance County and even Greensboro to make the town a destination place to come to eat, visit and have a good time," Tolley says. As mayor, Tolley helped revitalize the downtown area.


NEWS 10/31/13 9:13pm

SGA Senate Recap: Oct. 31

At Thursday night’s SGA Senate Meeting, Elaine Turner, director of Residence Life, explained Elon’s strategic plan to create a more engaging residential program. In fall 2014, Elon will roll out a new residential plan designed to support the needs of students during all four years of their college experience.


NEWS 10/31/13 4:10pm

Singing group holds book drive benefit concert

On Saturday, a cappella singing group Twisted Measure presented an Aca-Book Drive, a concert to benefit the Worldwide Book Drive, a philanthropic business that works to distribute books to people in need. Admission was free with one book donation, and attendance was so great that the number of book donations was far more than anticipated by Twisted Measure members. But Twisted Measure wasn't singing solo that night.


NEWS 10/28/13 10:58pm

Student comedians perform for a cause

Students packed Fat Frogg on Oct. 24 for a night of laughs that benefitted St. Judes Children's Hospital. Elon's very own group of stand-up comedians, including Michelle Leibel, Meredith Sullivan, Sergio Ingato, Jack Adkins and Grace Baldridge, told jokes, performed impressions and pumped up the crowd throughout the night. Senior Grace Baldridge, one of the comedians, said this performance was extra special for her because it was her last at Elon, since she is graduating in December. "I've loved kind of building some sort of Elon standup community that I hope will carry on after I leave," Baldridge said.


NEWS 10/28/13 10:13pm

Elon residents battle Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Two residents of Elon N.C. support one another through their battle. "I stayed on the chemotherapy machine for 4 hours and 45 minutes," Mae Jayce Cousin said.


NEWS 10/27/13 10:16pm

Allied Churches expands to new food pantry

When Loaves and Fishes, Alamance County's largest food distributor, closed it doors in August, many community members worried where they would get their next meal. Allied Churches, a local food bank, stepped in to help out.


NEWS 10/26/13 11:34am

Elon’s take on BuzzFeed: the new news or new distraction?

It’s the bane of every teacher’s existence. It clutters Facebook homepages. It draws people of all lifestyles in with articles like “10 Peculiar Works of Art Featuring Donald Trump” and “23 Moments of Beyonce Realness.” At Elon University, students appear split on BuzzFeed’s attraction.


NEWS 10/24/13 1:21am

Construction disrupts parking plan

Students are back on campus following fall break, but they probably noticed some changes to where they are allowed to park. Construction on the new Inman Admissions Center, opening in 2015, reduced the Moseley Center parking lot to 100 spaces reserved strictly for faculty and staff, admissions visitors and campus visitors.


NEWS 10/23/13 9:05pm

Alexis Gray permitted to remove electronic monitoring device

The Alamance County District Court today granted Alexis Gray permission to remove the electronic monitoring device she has been required to wear since December 2012, when she was charged with felony possession of a firearm on Elon University's campus. Gray is awaiting her trial, which is scheduled for Dec.


NEWS 10/22/13 10:43pm

Raw Chicken Served in Lakeside Dining Hall

Complaints about Elon's dining services continue; the most recent one at Lakeside Dining Hall. "It was so gross." Jessica Trinidad cut into an unexpected dinner last week at Lakeside Dining Hall. "They gave it to me and when I was cutting into it, it was completely raw on the inside," Trinidad said. An Aramark worker served her raw chicken and when Trinidad brought it back, she was even more surprised by the response. "She responded with she already knew," Trinidad said.


NEWS 10/22/13 10:15pm

Piercing for a Cause

Elizabeth Jinx is a piercer at Inferno Ink Tattoo. "I have 155 of them, and I can tell you the meaning of each one," Jinx said. Each of Jinx's tattoos mean something to her.


NEWS 10/22/13 5:45pm

A Historical Twist on Halloween

You don't have to go to a cornfield to get spooked this October. The Haunted Forest Reborn is a Halloween trail right here in Burlington. You can find clowns, monsters, vampires and plenty of scares all in owner April Tate's backyard.


NEWS 10/8/13 8:14pm

Moseley parking lot to shrink with start of construction on new admissions building

The Moseley parking lot will be downsizing after fall break to allow for construction to begin on the Inman Admissions Welcome Center, according to an email to the student body from Dennis Franks, director of campus safety and police. The Moseley lot currently has 287 spaces and will decrease to approximately 100 spaces along with a few 20 minute parking spaces. "I think it's going to cause a lot of problems because everybody likes to park here to go to the library, go to the gym, go to Moseley," said Devon Rogers, a sophomore who has a car on campus.


NEWS 10/8/13 4:48pm

Researching to Save Lives

15 students from the class of 20-14 were awarded the Lumen prize, a 15,000 dollars scholarship that helps fund various academic endeavors.


NEWS 10/7/13 10:11pm

Historical Town Gives Guests a Look into the Past

Students not headed home for Fall Break can head 40 minutes down the road to the historical village of Old Salem. Founded in 1766 by a Protestant group called the Moravians, Old Salem acted primarily as a town for craftsmen instead of an agricultural town like many of the surrounding areas. Tyler Cox, Manager of Community relations for Winston Salem, says he enjoys giving back to the community and seeing people from all over come to visit. "We consider ourselves the Monticello of Winston Salem," Cox said.