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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.


NEWS 1/21/15 1:22pm

Doctor's Orders: Post-study abroad stress syndrome

Doctor's Orders is a weekly satirical column in which two unprofessional, definitely fake doctors offer up prescriptions for their Phoenix patients.  Okay, so you’ve used some of that extra $12 million your parents had lying around and spent a semester abroad.


NEWS 1/16/15 5:45pm

From outside the bubble: Transitioning to Elon

While hundreds of freshmen were receiving acorns at convocation, first-year Cora Abdoo was far from being Under the Oaks. "I still have the acorn," Abdoo said, "but instead of saying 'I sat here with a bunch of people,' I have a more unique story." Abdoo's convocation took place on a rural field in Wyoming during the first part of her Gap Semester program. "Even though it was less traditional and less formal," she said, "I think that it was still helpful and good." Abdoo believes her trip across the country and to Costa Rica readied her for the college atmosphere. "It made me so much more prepared to go here.


NEWS 1/13/15 12:05am

Elon student creates clothing company

Elon student Brett Spelker founded the Bahama Llama clothing company this fall. Spelker was inspired to start the business after he and his brother went shopping at the local outlet mall. "We went to a Polo store.



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