Politics


NEWS 2/16/20 2:55pm

The push for bail reform in Alamance County

Alamance and surrounding counties have been debating bail reform for the last 20 years, and Caldwell — who’s running on a bail and criminal justice reform platform — is one of the many advocates who have been through the criminal justice system and now uses their second chance to push for a change in policies for the system they use to be in.


NEWS 2/13/20 11:20pm

SGA passes bill to replace Safe Rides with Uber

In the first phase of the pilot program beginning after Spring Break, students will get two discounted Uber rides to anywhere geographically close to campus. It will replicate the range of Safe Rides, with off-campus housing along with Crest and Danieley included.


NEWS 2/13/20 8:41am

Early primary voting begins across North Carolina

The North Carolina primary is here. Voters can indicate their preference for their party’s candidate. For voters looking to participate prior to the primary date, early voting is an alternative solution. This process has been known to decrease lines and encourage voter participation. Any person looking to participate must be registered to vote in the state of North Carolina, no photo ID is required.


NEWS 1/17/20 3:57pm

Vaping on the campaign trail

After a slew of vaping-related illnesses led to more stringent federal regulations, some presidential candidates on the campaign trail have been pushed to confront their stances on vaping and e-cigarettes. 


NEWS 1/16/20 8:26am

SGA treasurer, finance board amend treasurer’s manual

Throughout Winter Term, Amanda Yaffa, senior and executive treasurer of Elon University’s Student Government Association, will draft changes to the treasurer’s manual with the finance board. Yaffa said she hopes to see the changes implemented in the spring semester when she said SGA will likely vote on the issue at the first or second business meeting in February.


NEWS 1/15/20 12:57pm

College students react to the Democratic debate

The final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses, hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register, was held at Drake University on Jan. 14. Even though most Drake students were unable to attend the debate, candidates and student groups hosted multiple watch parties in and around the campus. 


NEWS 1/13/20 6:06pm

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg addresses Iowans

Presidential hopeful, Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, spoke to roughly 300 people in attendance about the issues of climate change, economic instability and gun control, among other topics. Many of Buttigieg’s talking points were related to President Donald Trump.