Ellis Chandler

Ellis Chandler '23 is studying journalism and political science at Elon University. Upon graduating, Chandler will be a weekday and weekend morning producer at WYFF News 4 in her hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. She hopes to eventually work in special projects. At Elon News Network, Chandler works in all different fields, such as producing, directing 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 most recently received the 2022 Broadcast Feature Story of the Year from the Associated Collegiate Press. On campus, she is the president of Order of Omega and is deeply involved with the Panhellenic Association. Click here to see Chandler's best work.

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LIFESTYLE 5/8/23 11:49pm

Burlington community celebrates return of Carousel Festival

The Burlington community celebrates  32nd annual event and return of Carousel Festival held May 6 to 7 at City Park. The 100-year-old landmark site sits inside a newly built carousel house. The last time the festival occurred was in 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and construction and renovations. The carousel is now open for the spring and summer on Friday, Saturday and Sundays and costs $1.50 a ride.

SPORTS 5/8/23 4:36pm

Elon University senior continues dancing dreams at professional level

Elon University senior Lindsey Rothenstein continues her dancing dreams at the professional level as an NFL dancer for the Washington Commanders. Nicknamed the Command Force, Rothenstein auditioned for the team in April and underwent a four-day tryout process. The team will practice all summer to prepare for the NFL season, which takes place from May to January, with two to three practices a week in addition to game days and community appearances.

NEWS 5/1/23 3:53pm

Southern Alamance Middle School teacher charged with indecent liberties

A Southern Alamance Middle School teacher is facing charges of indecent liberties.According to a press release, Ivan Danilo Ardila-Perez was charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a student and two counts of indecent liberties with a child. He is a Spanish teacher and soccer coach.The Alamance-Burlington School System held a joint conference with the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Monday.

NEWS 4/26/23 10:58am

Elon University earns voter friendly campus distinction

For the second year in a row, Elon was designated a voter friendly campus in a project started in partnership with Fair Election’s Center’s Campus Vote Project and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Elon was one of 14 North Carolina schools given this designation and one of 258 schools nationwide.Elon Votes announced this designation April 16 and Co-lead Voting Ambassador Ruby Radis said this designation was earned in part due to the work her organization put into making voting easier for students. 

SPORTS 4/3/23 5:32pm

Elon University Dance Team looking to ‘stay present’ going into 2023 Nationals competition

On April 6 and 7, the Elon University Dance Team will compete at the national level in Daytona Beach, Florida in the first round of the National Dance Alliance College National Championship. Prior to departing for nationals, the team is hosting a send-off performance where it will showcase both routines it will be competing. It is set to begin at 7 p.m. in Schar Center on April 3. 

LIFESTYLE 3/2/23 4:21pm

PHOTO GALLERY: Elon University's 2023 Spring Dance Concert

Elon University’s Spring Dance Concert features six choreographed pieces by Elon dance faculty in collaboration with students and guest choreographer Ming-Lung Yang from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The concert is set for March 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and March 4 and 5 at 2 p.m. in McCrary Theatre.

NEWS 3/1/23 11:04am

Social district to open in downtown Elon

The town of Elon is establishing a social district — an area that allows patrons of downtown businesses to purchase and drink alcohol outdoors — outside of local restaurants such as Pandora’s Pies, MaGerk’s and TANGENT Eat+Bar.

NEWS 2/19/23 9:14pm

Ashton Newhall to be Elon University’s 2023 commencement speaker

Ashton Newhall '98 will deliver the keynote address for the class of 2023 at Elon University's undergraduate commencement ceremonies May 19. The 133rd Commencement Exercises will include two ceremonies for the Class of 2023 in Schar Center. The 9 a.m. diploma ceremony will be for the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education and Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences. The 2:30 p.m. diploma ceremony will be for the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business and the School of Communications. 

LIFESTYLE 12/5/22 9:00am

Elon University charters first Asian-interest sorority

After working for more than three years to get a bid to charter a chapter on campus, Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. is now officially the first Asian-interest sorority at Elon University. The organization was formerly the interest group known as EMPRESS— Elon Maintaining Pan-Asian Respect, Equity and Social Service. 

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. 

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