Ellis Chandler

Ellis Chandler '23 is studying journalism, psychology and professional writing studies at Elon University. She was most recently a summer news intern for WYFF 4 in Greenville, South Carolina. Chandler works in all different fields at Elon News Network, from producing and anchoring broadcasts of Elon Local News to copy editing the Pendulum and helping run the organization's social media accounts. As a reporter, Chandler most enjoys taking on feature stories, and often covers Elon's performing arts department. Outside of Elon News Network, Chandler enjoys reading and spending time with friends, and she almost always has a disposable camera with her. Following graduation this spring, she hopes to work as a producer for either a local or national program or a digital streaming program within one of those. 


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NEWS 9/29/22 6:34pm

Tribute to Jeanne and Jerry Robertson to be held Sept. 29

The Elon University community is gathering tonight to honor longtime university leaders and donors Jerry and Jeanne Robertson, who died in June and August 2021, respectively. The tribute is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 in Whitley Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. 


LIFESTYLE 9/17/22 8:00pm

Tailgate kicks off Elon football home opener

Student organizations and groups such as the Elon University Dance Team, Student Union Board and Black Student Union also all hosted tailgates in the Student Zone located on Bank of America Drive. The next tailgate will be held during Family Weekend before the football game against the University of Richmond on Oct. 1. 


LIFESTYLE 8/31/22 11:08am

All That JAS celebrates 20 years of business

Since opening, the store has moved locations three times and changed its inventory throughout. All That JAS started in Graybeal’s basement before moving to downtown Burlington. It relocated to the Faucette House on East Trollinger Avenue before finding its latest home at the downtown Elon location, where it’s been for over 10 years. 


LIFESTYLE 8/27/22 3:54pm

Elon University alumni host ‘biggest challenge yet’ on campus

Joey Gizzi and Steven Lannum, hosts of AreYouKiddingTV, returned to Elon University to host a series of challenges where Elon students could win prizes. One of the challenges this weekend was the duo's biggest one yet and included three locations. AreYouKiddingTV is set to return to campus for more challenges and fun on Homecoming Weekend.


NEWS 8/15/22 1:38pm

President’s Address brings sense of hopefulness for Elon University’s academic year

Elon University President Connie Book’s is beginning this academic year with a sense of hopefulness. This morning, she delivered the President’s Address, which officially marks the beginning of the academic year. Book first spoke about meeting with Elon students leaders and preparing for the upcoming year, and she said they all found that building relationships and community was the number one factor for student success.


LIFESTYLE 7/29/22 1:37pm

Getting to know William Dissen: a new addition to Elon Dining

The quick-service restaurant opened its only other location in 2018 at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. The menu features southern fried chicken sandwiches and baskets with sides such as macaroni and cheese, waffle fries and coleslaw. Billy D’s will be available as a retail option for students who have purchased a meal plan, and the Chicken Shack downstairs in McEwen Food Hall will be discontinued. 


NEWS 6/24/22 5:44pm

Congress passes gun safety bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill to address gun violence today. All House Democrats and 14 Republicans voted for the legislation, and the final vote was 234-193. This marks the first major gun safety legislation since the 1994 assault weapons ban. The bill now heads to President Joe Biden for his signature. He is expected to sign.


NEWS 6/23/22 7:35pm

Supreme Court strikes down New York gun control law

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a century-old New York gun law today that placed strict restrictions on carrying a concealed firearm in public for self-defense purposes. This comes at the same time the U.S. Senate is working to pass a bipartisan gun safety bill, and other states, including North Carolina, are in the process of passing gun safety bills. The 6-3 decision found that requiring applicants applying for a concealed carry license to demonstrate a special reason for self-defense is a violation of the Second Amendment.


NEWS 6/23/22 7:08pm

U.S. Supreme Court rules North Carolina Republicans can defend voter ID law in court

The U.S. Supreme Court released a key decision today in the ongoing fight over North Carolina voting laws, ruling 8-1 that leaders of the state’s Republican legislature can defend a photo identification law in court. The court’s ruling did not discuss the merits of having photo ID laws. Justice Neil Gorsuch, who wrote the majority opinion, based this decision on the right of partisan state governments to represent themselves in court. 


NEWS 5/17/22 10:06pm

Reimagined baccalaureate ceremony celebrates Elon University class of 2022

Four years ago, the class of 2022 gathered Under the Oaks for the first time during New Student Convocation. On May 17, they gathered once again to reflect on their time at Elon. This year’s reimagined senior baccalaureate ceremony took place near the beginning of Commencement Week. The ceremony included time for reflection, musical performances, prayers and a candlelight ceremony.


NEWS 5/16/22 12:03am

Campaigning for US House of Representatives: Robert Thomas hopes to address national unity, prosperity and safety

For Robert Thomas, this year’s campaign cycle is all about talking to people. It’s something he didn’t get to do when he ran in 2020 for North Carolina’s 4th congressional district. Now, Thomas said he’s “on the upswing.” His motivation for running is his family and their history of service. This year, Thomas is one of two Republican candidates running for the 4th congressional district.  


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