Ellis Chandler


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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.


LIFESTYLE 2/8/21 3:36pm

Elon alumni find work while theaters remain dark

During a time where live theatre is at a standstill, Broadway professionals and Elon alumni have taken to television acting and even Tik Tok to continue their careers. One alumnus J.J.  Niemann starred in “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical” which has raised over $2 million for The Actor’s Fund, a charity that supports workers in the performing arts and entertainment industries.


NEWS 12/15/20 9:05pm

Computer requirement for business students to begin fall 2021

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University will require students to use a Windows computer for all business classes beginning in the fall of 2021. The business school cites macOS compatibility issues as the reason for switching to Windows. LSB Dean Raghu Tadepalli said the business school announced this recently in hopes that families would take advantage of holiday sales to buy new computers.


NEWS 10/15/20 3:41pm

Voters face long lines at the polls for early voting

Today is the first day of early voting in North Carolina. Hundreds of voters have been lining up at Holly Hill Mall,the closest early voting location to Elon University of the five different locations in Alamance County. Voters began lining up around the building before 8 a.m. to get to the polling place within the mall.


NEWS 3/5/20 12:20am

Elon School of Communications hosts panel on media and the culture of shame

Four panelists sat down with Elon students to discuss the controversial aspects of media culture as well as media law and ethics. The four speakers were: Frank LoMonte, director of the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida, Deborah Dwyer, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill doctoral student, Ryan Tuck, a media consultant and Christal Carmichael, a psychology instructor at North Carolina Central University.


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