Ellis Chandler

Ellis Chandler '23 is studying journalism, psychology and professional writing studies at Elon University. 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, she hopes to work as a producer for either a local or national program or a digital streaming program within one of those.


Recent Articles

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.  


NEWS 4/22/22 12:29pm

Elon University community turns to TikTok

Like many others around the world, freshman Cece Guyader has watched the war unfold through their phone screen since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. Countries with open access to social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are able to receive instant news updates about nations overseas. Now, TikTok is changing the content and context of social media — especially on how people view Russia’s war on Ukraine. 


NEWS 4/12/22 1:16am

ELN: Elon University Board of Trustees visits campus

Tonight on Elon Local News, our Chloe Franklin and Jenna Manderioli sit down live with Elon University's dance team to talk about their historic win, hear from University Physician Ginette Archinal as spring sickness spreads across campus and look into student frustration with study abroad registration.  


NEWS 4/7/22 3:55pm

ELNM: Elon University student shares 'positive' quarantine experience

Today on ELN Morning, Ashlyn DeLoughy and Baylor Rodman sat down live with Dean of Students Jana Lynn Patterson to celebrate her final day as Student Government Association advisor. Plus, with 48 students in quarantine, one talked about her 'positive' experience at home, and why she thinks that this go around is better.   


NEWS 3/24/22 8:59am

Madeleine Albright dies at age 84

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright died at age 84 after battling complications with cancer, her family announced yesterday. Albright was the featured speaker for Spring Convocation for Honors at Elon in 2009. 


NEWS 3/22/22 9:00am

Elon University hosts town hall to review master plan

The town hall meeting included representatives from Ayres Saint Gross, an architectural and planning firm that guided the development of the current master plan. University architect Brad Moore is a member of the long-range planning committee and said the town hall was designed to see what areas will be focused on for future developments. 


LIFESTYLE 1/24/22 5:07pm

Elon University alumni become hidden heroes of theatre

The show must go on” is a common mantra in theatre, and the Omicron variant is proving that it wouldn’t be possible for the show to go on without swings, understudies and standbys. These performers cover the lead and ensemble tracks in a production and are becoming a new kind of essential worker within the realm of theatre.  


LIFESTYLE 1/10/22 12:13pm

STAFF PICKS: Best White Noise

Best Of is an annual publication by Elon News Network that surveys students, faculty, staff and the general community on their favorite dining, entertainment outlets, academics and more.   


LIFESTYLE 12/23/21 11:17am

BEST OF: Tradition

Best Of is an annual publication by Elon News Network that surveys students, faculty, staff and the general community on their favorite dining, entertainment outlets, academics and more.    


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.


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