Politics


NEWS 9/21/22 9:15am

SGA wrestles with lack of student engagement

A lack of public attendance at Elon University’s Student Government Association’s recent meetings and a 68% decrease in voter turnout for freshman class elections compared to the year prior have some members of SGA reconsidering the organization’s methods to engage students. 


NEWS 9/20/22 7:00pm

Elon expands early voting access

With the midterm elections approaching on Nov. 8, Bob Frigo, director of Elon University’s Kernodle Center for Civic Life, said his office and the center’s Elon Votes initiative are working to increase voter registration and accessibility across campus through nonpartisan resources and outreach.


NEWS 9/13/22 11:34pm

Elon Town Council debate new social district

At Elon's regular town council meeting, council members debated the repercussions of making downtown Elon a “social district.” This change would mean that in a limited space, beer and wine purchased from local restaurants can be enjoyed outside.  


NEWS 9/11/22 2:26pm

CHEAT SHEET: Mikhail Gorbachev’s influence on global politics

 Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, died Aug. 30 at the age of 91. Safia Swimelar, professor of political science and policy studies, explains Gorbachev’s efforts to democratize Russia’s political system, his role in the breakup of the Soviet Union and why Gorbachev’s legacy is crucial in understanding modern Russian and world politics, including the Russian-Ukrainian war. 


NEWS 9/2/22 2:26pm

CHEAT SHEET: Buying into Biden's bill

President Joe Biden signed a sweeping bill on Aug. 16 focused on counteracting climate change, as well as Medicare and health provisions and IRS resources, through the biggest investment in U.S. history. The $740 billion package consists of $80 billion to be pumped into the IRS and around $700 billion to be used for new spending and easing deficits. 


NEWS 7/12/22 11:41pm

Elon Town Council delays vote on Parc Northwest development

Elon Town Council voted to continue the conversation regarding the rezoning request made by GreenHawk Development, a firm which plans to create a mixed use development, Parc Northwest, in Elon. This decision came during the council’s regular meeting July 12, after a month that included a neighborhood meeting, technical review committee meeting and planning board meeting, as well as a public hearing where Mayor Emily Sharpe deemed this rezoning request one of the most contentious rezoning discussions she’s been a part of. 


NEWS 7/7/22 10:48pm

Alamance Democrats approve candidate slate, elect secretary

Beth Kennett, first vice chair of Alamance County Democratic Party opened the July 7 meeting with a call to action. The general election is Nov. 8 and Kennett said the party has a lot of work to do before then and believes party members must work together in order to get the candidates they want into office.



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