Ellis Chandler


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LIFESTYLE 10/29/21 5:03pm

Fall musical reimagines Broadway classic

The Elon University performing arts department is presenting its fall musical — “42nd Street” — beginning Oct. 29 and running through Oct. 31. This weekend’s performances consist of two evening shows at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the general public or free for students with your Phoenix Card.


NEWS 10/6/21 4:37pm

Q&A with University Police Chief Joe LeMire

Elon University Police Chief Joe LeMire began his role on campus in March 2021, after a lengthy recruitment process that started in 2020. LeMire sat down with Elon News Network to discuss the 2020 Fire and Safety Report and safety measures on campus.


NEWS 8/19/21 5:07pm

Parking lots blocked, roads closed for move-in 2021

Students with cars parked in residential neighborhoods are asked to move them to alternate locations by 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 19. Faculty and staff are asked to park in the Arts West, Oaks, South Campus and Station at Mill Point lots. Campus roads are partially closed and one-way from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 19.


NEWS 8/11/21 11:55am

Masks reinstated for beginning of semester

Beginning Aug. 16 all students, faculty, staff and visitors must wear masks in indoor campus spaces. The decision was made out of “an abundance of caution” due to the number of community members traveling to campus at the beginning of the semester and the increased virus transmission in Alamance and Guilford counties due to the Delta variant of the coronavirus, according to the university.  


NEWS 4/14/21 11:55am

Geese police organization works to relocate Elon fowl

Elon has a goose problem. It’s not that the fowl act overly foul, but take a gander around the university and you’ll see — and possibly smell and step in — their presence at the various campus lakes. Enter the Geese Police, an organization that began working on campus two months ago to remove the geese who have taken up residence at both Lake Mary Nell and Lake Verona. 


LIFESTYLE 4/1/21 2:38pm

Tiny Dorm documents Elon music scene

Tiny Dorm concerts are filmed in co-founder and Elon senior Brendan Steuart’s apartment. He grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and said he enjoys driving past the NPR studios where NPR Music hosts the Tiny Desk video concert series. Knowing how many famous artists had made an appearance on Tiny Desk led to Steuart to create his own version on a more local level.


LIFESTYLE 3/23/21 11:15am

Alternative spring breaks provided service opportunity for students

The five programs moved from a week-long experience to one weekend and took place in Burlington, Greensboro and Chapel Hill. All programs were less than one hour away from campus and were free for all participants. The school also required all participants to confirm a negative COVID-19 PCR test within a week of the program taking place.


LIFESTYLE 3/19/21 3:11pm

Musical teaches intersection of race and womanhood

“The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin” taught cast members the joy that can be found in tough moments and taught the community the joy that can be made in new experiences. The musical is a semi-autobiographical musical about Viveca Stanton, a Black girl growing up in 1960s California. The show follows her through three decades as she grows up and tries to make it on Broadway, all while combating prejudice and industry stereotyping.


LIFESTYLE 2/26/21 8:17am

Tough topics inspire art, celebration of Black History Month

The 2021 Black History Month Dance Concert came with long hours of rehearsal and conversations that left dancers in tears of mixed emotions. The concert features numbers in dance styles like West African dance, a poet laureate of North Carolina and a live band. Unlike in past years where a recital occurred live, the cast and crew filmed the show in November, and the significance of the performance has only increased since.


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