NEWS 10/7/15 9:39pm

Double the Food Truck Frenzy

During the spring 2015 semester, Elon University’s Student Union Board (SUB) collaborated with Dining Services to launch a new event: Food Truck Frenzy. Five food trucks parked in the temporary parking lot behind Belk Library and served a variety of foods, from dumplings to ice cream to gourmet baked potatoes. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, SUB welcomed back last year’s vendors in addition to five more, resulting in a diverse array of cuisines.

NEWS 10/7/15 10:45am

Smith Hall in Smithereens

It’s Sunday morning in Smith Hall. Freshman Matt Sullivan is waking up, walking out of his dorm room and taking in the sights of Smith for the first time that morning.

NEWS 10/7/15 8:31am

Itzhak Perlman fills Fall Convocation with classical music

The first time Itzhak Perlman played his idol Yehudi Menuhin’s violin, he knew he had found the one. “I played a couple of notes on that violin and said to myself, ‘I’ve died and gone to heaven,’” Perlman said to a packed Alumni Gym Tuesday afternoon, the guest of honor at Elon University’s Fall Convocation. Two weeks later, as the young Perlman negotiated a home purchase, he received an un- expected phone call with news most-welcome: the out-of-reach violin of his dreams was for sale.

NEWS 10/6/15 6:50pm

Symposium shares perspectives

Speakers will highlight academic work about Hispanic and Latino communities in “Perspectivas,” a two-night series Oct.

NEWS 10/6/15 8:46am

Advancing to the next level

For the Elon University eSports team, setting up matches for its video games has been a hassle since its inception in 2012. “We need a place to play, so right now we rent out [McEwen 207] for practices and games,” said Elon eSports Vice President Tyler LaVecchia, a sophomore.

NEWS 10/5/15 11:31pm

Cheat Sheet: Oregon Shooting

A shooting at Umpqua Community College in southwestern Oregon Oct. 1 became the most recent and most severe of the more than 40 school shootings that have occurred in the United States in 2015.  What happened in Oregon? Christopher Harper-Mercer, 26,  opened fire around 10:30 a.m.

SPORTS 10/5/15 11:16am

Elon softball strikes out hunger in Alamance County

Most college students spend their Friday evenings going out and hanging with friends. For members of the Elon softball team, they spent their evening at Allied Churches of Alamance County handing out food to the those in need. Patrons lined up outside the Burlington shelter anxiously awaiting a dinner featuring turkey and cheese sandwiches, salad and various tasty desserts.

NEWS 10/1/15 9:34pm

Preparing for Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Joaquin is expected to hit the Elon area this weekend, with the heaviest rain fall on Sunday night. According to the National Weather Service, there is a Flash Flood Watch from today, October 1 from 8:00 p.m.

NEWS 10/1/15 12:28pm

Amendment to HB 318 could keep local ID program running

A new amendment added to House Bill 318 could quell some of the concerns local law enforcement officers had regarding ID cards. As Elon Local News reported on Monday, the controversial HB 318, the Protect North Carolina Workers Act, is a bill to make stricter rules for employers that are verifying whether or not their employees can legally work in North Carolina.

NEWS 9/30/15 5:50pm

Biochemistry department bucks larger STEM trend

If college chemistry departments are typically made up of a large male majority, it doesn’t show at Elon University. Elon already has a strong female presence on campus with a roughly 60-to-40 male-to-female ratio, according to Elon Fact Book trends.