Cate McCahill

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LIFESTYLE 5/7/21 8:56pm

Lavender Graduation honors Elon’s graduating LGBTQIA+ students

After over a year of limited opportunities for Elon’s LGBTQIA+ community to gather in person, Lavender Graduation took place in-person on Friday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m. in McKinnon Hall. Unlike previous years, only lavender graduates, professional staff and the staff of Elon’s Gender and LGBTQIA+ Center were in attendance.

LIFESTYLE 4/23/21 12:49pm

Barefoot Dialogues offers safe space for vulnerable conversations

Elon’s Barefoot Dialogues organization offers Elon students an outlet to participate in “barefoot” conversations where vulnerability — and taking off one’s shoes — is encouraged and accepted. Elon sophomore and Barefoot Dialogues facilitator Morgan Chisholm said being barefoot represents a mindset that is cognizant of one’s own vulnerabilities and circumstances and those of others. 

LIFESTYLE 4/18/21 4:32pm

Local florist industry is blooming, but supply can't keep up

Local florists in the Burlington area, including Roxie’s Florist, are experiencing an increase in demand as events resume. However, the surge in business has left the florist industry facing a major supply shortage. Longtime Roxie’s employee Wendy Grady said the pandemic didn’t decrease the demand, but it did decrease the supply.

LIFESTYLE 4/11/21 1:23pm

Burlington local opens beauty salon in Elon

The hair and beauty bar opened in January 2021. But the growth of an Elon student clientele had been slow until the last few weeks, according to Ashley Waddell. Waddell traded her stethoscope and scrubs in for scissors and style when she opened Brushed Hair + Beauty Bar. The salon is located next to Fat Froggs Bar off of West Haggard Avenue less than a mile from Elon’s campus. 

LIFESTYLE 4/2/21 4:35pm

Suspension of Broadway leaves Elon music theatre majors in limbo

When seniors in Elon’s music theatre department began college, no one expected in four years to graduate into a stagnant job market, after more than a year of virtual performances. Music theatre students have not only adjusted to physically classes and the loss of live theater, but program seniors seeking post-graduate employment are facing an additional burden — the shutdown of Broadway. 

NEWS 3/19/21 10:04am

Some Alamance County, North Carolina residents face food insecurity

March 2021 marks the one year anniversary of the pandemic, yet as it continues with food insecurity rates on the rise, many food banks and pantries are weary of the strain the past year has put on food resources and volunteers and staff. Food insecurity — the lack of access, at times, to sufficient amounts of food for a healthy life for all household members — has been an issue in North Carolina prior to the pandemic. 

LIFESTYLE 3/9/21 3:48pm

Studying abroad amid COVID-19 pandemic

Elon University junior Heeba Chergui was studying abroad in Jordan last spring when she and many other students across the globe were sent home at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Determined to get her full experience abroad, Chergui is currently in Jordan for the second time. However, study abroad programs were not guaranteed for Elon students during the 2020-21 academic year. 

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