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NEWS 9/13/13 3:29pm

Alaskan Student Adjusts to Life at Elon

"I've lived there since I was four, so about 14 years. I lived in Washington for about a year, but I was born in the Philippines," Elon freshman Marella Gungbob said. Marella Gungob is a


NEWS 9/13/13 10:47am

New Requirement for Communications Fellows Program

As of next year, Freshman fellows will be required to finish one publishable research project by the end of their first year. The change was put in place due to historically low numbers of communications students doing research during their four years at Elon. "It's something that I came up with.


NEWS 9/12/13 10:16pm

Elon Alumni Win Sprite Film Competition

Elon Alumni Dean Coots and Michael Tahan won both the fan vote and the Judge's Award for their 60 second film, "Break the Night." The short film features break-dancers, music, and lots of paint. Coots won $30,000 for directing the film, and the School of Communications received $5,000. "I really wasn't expecting to win both.


NEWS 9/12/13 7:55pm

Freshman Class Election Results

The Student Government Association held freshman class elections Sept. 9-10. The results are as follows: Freddy Suppes - President Kyle Porro - Vice President Shelby Allen - Secretary Prateek Patel - Treasurer Kenneth Obi - Senator Elyse Ruppert - Senator Mark McGann - Senator


NEWS 9/12/13 5:48pm

More Than 700 Bricks Stolen on Campus

It's only been three weeks into the fall semester, and already more than 700 bricks went missing from the pathways and sidewalks on Elon's campus. Some call it an innocent tradition, but others, a criminal offense. Danieley Center Resident Assistant Kelle-Anne Gecawich isn't a fan of the tradition. "One of reasons why I hate it when bricks are being stolen, is the fact that when they are found, we have to carry them," Gecawich said. Upperclassmen share their views on the tradition as well. Senior Village resident Ben Perron chooses not to steal bricks because it goes against what he considers moral. Perron referenced the Bible, concerning especially the teachings of Jesus Christ. Senior Jimmy Stevenson chooses not to steal them because of the dangers that loose and missing bricks can cause when riding bicycles or skateboards. "If you go over ground where missing bricks are, you can face plant," Stevenson said. Stevenson then made reference to unfortunate personal experiences the tradition has caused him. Elon Campus Safety and Police are penalizing offenders with fines, and second time offenders can receive misdemeanor charges.


NEWS 9/12/13 9:08am

Escalating crisis in Syria evokes discussion of legal, moral responsibilities

A panel of experts came together Sept. 11 at Elon University to discuss the alleged use of chemicals weapons ordered by Syrian President Bashar Assad and what the United States, and the world, should do about the ongoing conflict there. Haya Ajjan, a native Syrian on the "Crisis in Syria: Prospects and Perspectives" panel said she lived in fear all her life in Syria.


NEWS 9/8/13 11:18pm

Historical Torah is Brought to Elon

The Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah celebrates a new year, when Jews reflect on their lives through the teachings of the Torah, and according to Hillel Development and Jewish Life Associate Ginny Vellani, the Torah is "special." "The Jews respect the Torah like it was a person," Vellani said. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/GLwWjIe6JWM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> But the Torah isn't read like your average book; they are carefully written out, letter by letter, with a special Hebrew calligraphy. "That person trains their entire life to have the skills to write a Torah," Vellani said.


NEWS 9/8/13 3:42pm

Underage Drinking Rights

Underage drinking is a common issue on college campuses and sometimes Elon students are unsure how to react when approached by a police officer, especially if they've been drinking underage. Here are some things to think about when it comes to students knowing their rights. "When an officer actually says 'hey stop' or "let me ask you a few questions,' you're not free to leave," Kristina Marshall, an attorney in Graham, N.C., said. But there are some situations where it's fine to walk away. "If an officer comes up to you when you're just hanging out and says 'Hey how about the Phoenix... how about your classes,' you're still free to go," Marshall said.


NEWS 9/4/13 12:41am

Campus Recreation installs new gym equipment in accordance with improvement plan

Elon University’s Stewart Fitness Center has changed — but not by way of adding additional floors this time. This summer, Campus Recreation installed several new pieces of equipment in accordance with the fitness equipment replacement plan. “We had equipment that was anywhere from 10 to 19 years old,” said Peter Tulchinsky, director of Campus Recreation at Elon.


NEWS 9/2/13 11:38pm

SGA Swears In New Sophomore Class Leaders

Elon's Student Government Association swore in three new members on Thursday to replace three sophomore class members who resigned over the summer. Former Sophomore Class Vice President Ruth Robinson, Class Secretary Natasha Schettini and Senator Conor Janda all resigned over the summer. SGA was not given reasons for their resignations, and all three refused to comment when contacted. Students Matthew Crehan, Madison Gosselin and Brittany Armstead



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