NEWS 5/12/15 2:48pm

Elon custodian shares his story

Fifty-two-year old Thadeous Carr is the floor tech and custodian for the Global Neighborhood Commons and though he says his life is squeaky clean now, it hasn't always been that way. "I went from being unemployed for about a year and a half, to Elon rescuing me from the pits of despair," said Carr. When Carr lost his job as a mental health therapist in 2012, he says four letters saved him. [youtube=] "My world was rescued by E-L-O-N," said Carr. While his job is cleaning the floors, his hobby is talking. "I've got a couple of set mantras that I ask them," said Carr.

NEWS 5/7/15 5:31pm

Tony's Pub-N-Subs issued overcrowding citation

The Alamance County Fire Marshal issued a citation to Tony's Pub-N-Subs at 415 W. Haggard Ave for "overcrowding or admittance of any person beyond the approved capacity of a building" on Friday May 1st. The total fine for the citation was $40,500.

NEWS 5/6/15 5:37pm

New Security Cameras Come to Campus

The Department of Campus Safety and Police will be adding new security technology ,according to an email sent out to the student body this afternoon by Smith Jackson.

NEWS 5/5/15 4:32pm

Elon Football Player Arrested

The Alamance County Clerk of Courts says Cordell Wesley Forrest, a 19-year old Elon freshman and defensive back for the Elon University football team, was arrested and charged Monday with first-degree felony burglary. According to the incident report, police responded to a burglary call just before midnight at the Danieley O Center. Alamance County Jail says Forrest has posted his $50,000 bond. According to Elon Athletics spokesperson Chris Rash, Forrest has been "suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules." The Charlotte native redshirted during the 2014 football season and recorded two tackles in the teams' spring game just two weeks ago. Police lifted fingerprints from the scene that have been registered as evidence in the case.

NEWS 5/5/15 8:41am

Senior crosses Saxapahaw off the bucketlist

There are less than 20 days until commencement 2015, and there are many things seniors want to do before May 23rd! When tasked with completing a senior "bucket list challenge," I decided to combine two things I enjoy, good food and going to a new place. A scenic 30 minute drive from Elon will get you to the quaint town of Saxapahaw where the Eddy Restaurant and Pub is located. Getting a rooftop view of the Haw River, five of my friends joined me for great service and amazing food.

OPINIONS 4/30/15 12:19pm

Doctor's Orders: An open letter to Kanye Omari West

Doctor's Orders is a weekly satirical column in which two unprofessional, definitely fake doctors offer up prescriptions for their Phoenix patients. This past week, the Elon University Student Union Board sent out the list of potential artists for our Fall 2015 Homecoming Concert.

SPORTS 4/27/15 8:42pm

Aaron Mellette Returns to the NFL

Former Elon football player Aaron Mellette is back in the National Football League. The two-time first team FCS All-American announced Monday evening that he signed a deal with the New York Jets via Instagram. "\0x2028All I can say is how blessed I am for being afforded another chance to pursue my dream" he wrote as the caption.

NEWS 4/27/15 4:44pm

Burlington, N.C. businesses struggle to stay afloat

Fifteen minutes away from Elon's campus is a small shopping center off of North Church St. Cum Park Plaza is home to a number of businesses, but it also hosts a number of empty lots where stores and restaurants used to reside. Vaughan McCraw is the store manager of Schewel Furniture Company, one of the businesses in the plaza.

NEWS 4/24/15 11:00pm

President Lambert urges Elon community to take action against racial intolerance

University officials along with police and campus security are investigating an incident of racial intolerance that occurred Wednesday night on North O'Kelly Avenue. The incident involved an African American female student being shouted at from a passing car. In a press report released on Friday, April 24, students and members of the community were informed of this incident and asked to take action. President Leo Lambert urged Elon students and community members to take a stand regarding racial misbehavior. "Let me be as clear as possible: Our community will not tolerate acts of racism, which undermine and contradict our core values and cause fellow members of the community to feel unsafe and devalued as human beings," President Lambert wrote in his email. President Lambert is asking students and members of the community to take it upon themselves to make a change to their everyday lives and interactions. "Bias and bigotry are not unique to Elon-indeed racism seems to be part of an increasingly toxic environment in modern society" Lambert wrote. Members of the Black Student Union along with other student organizations are developing a plan aimed at attacking "the fundamental issues that are at the root of the racial incidents we have experienced." Police are asking for information that might help them in their investigation.

NEWS 4/21/15 1:47am

Elon Employees Take Advantage of Tuition Remission

According to Bill Burpitt, associate dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, about 10 percent of the Masters of Business Administration students at Elon University are employees of the university. One of the benefits Elon employees receive is free tuition to any classes offered at Elon, also known as tuition remission. Morgan Oliver, director of basketball operations for women's basketball, has been taking MBA classes for about a month.

NEWS 4/20/15 12:31am

Elon community runs 5K to raise awareness for H.O.P.E.

Over 230 Elon students, faculty and community members participated in the Run for H.O.P.E 5K on Saturday, April 18 on campus. H.O.P.E., which stands for Health Outreach Program of Elon, is a student-run pro bono clinic that provides those in Alamance County and the surrounding area with free physical therapy treatment.