NEWS 11/15/13 1:16am

SGA Senate Recap: Nov. 14

At Thursday night's SGA Senate meeting, a resolution to express sympathy for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan and allocate funds toward disaster relief efforts passed in a unanimous vote. The resolution authorized the executive treasurer to donate $500 of SGA funds to the Red Cross and called upon leaders of campus organizations to donate $5 from their organizational budgets, if possible. Before the vote, several senators questioned whether it was appropriate to use student funds to aid an area that isn't strongly connected to Elon. But Will Galleher, senior class senator, mentioned his experiencing rooming with an Elon student who was from the Philippines. "This is a great cause to stand behind," he said.

NEWS 11/12/13 6:26pm

Phillippines' Typhoon Haiyan Impacts Elon

First-year student Gaby Chiongbian has lived in the Philippines all her life but now misses home more than ever. "It really does make you feel homesick but more than anything I feel helpless," Chiongbian says. Chiongbian called home to her family on Saturday, who was near the eye of Typhoon Haiyan. "I asked them, 'What time is it?' and they said 'It's two.' I apologized, but I was so scared for them," she says.

NEWS 11/11/13 8:39pm

Stop Hunger Now

More than 250 students, alumni, and families, spent the Saturday morning of Homecoming Weekend in a gym: but they weren't playing basketball. On homecoming weekend, volunteers could have slept or tailgated, but they instead chose to feed the hungry. Forty-eight thousand.

NEWS 11/11/13 11:38am

Elon Alum Named Kappa Sigma Man of the Year

He may be an Admiral, but to those in the room, he's still "Shortney." Admiral William Gortney of Elon's Class of 1977 was in Burlington Saturday where he received his fraternity Kappa Sigma 2013

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.