Jinger Callwood

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NEWS 4/7/21 1:54pm

North Carolina NAACP files lawsuit to remove Confederate monument in Graham

Alamance County is up against a lawsuit over the Confederate soldier’s monument in Graham. The North Carolina NAACP and other advocacy groups filed the lawsuit in Alamance County Superior Court Tuesday, March 30 to have the monument removed.The state and local NAACP, Engage Alamance, Down Home North Carolina and five residents of Alamance County have filed the lawsuit against the County Commissioners to remove the Confederate monument. 

NEWS 3/28/21 2:54pm

'It genuinely broke my heart': Elon community denounces anti-Asian hate in the U.S.

Over the past year, the United States has witnessed an increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans. The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University-San Bernardino reported data showing a 149% spike of anti-Asian violence in 16 of America’s largest cities. A 21-year-old white male took the lives of eight victims six of whom were women of Asian descent.

NEWS 3/26/21 9:32am

Pandemic cuts student activity fee allocations

Elon University students paid $146 each semester in student activity fees in 2020-21 tuition, a price determined by the board of trustees. However, the allocation of these fees by the Student Government Association has been handled differently due to the coronavirus pandemic and an increase in virtual settings.

NEWS 2/8/21 8:53am

Elon students weigh staying home for spring semester

The academic experience — all-nighters in the library, lab experiments, class field trips and connecting with professors during office hours — are all aspects of in-person instruction that have been redesigned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, students are adjusting to an online learning environment as virtual instruction has become widely prevalent in the education process over the past 11 months.

LIFESTYLE 12/2/20 12:40pm

Elon panhellenic sorority and IFC recruitment postponed

Recruitment was already expected to take place virtually to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, but now Elon’s Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council recruitment process, which usually takes place during Fake Break has been postponed without a rescheduled date as of now.  

NEWS 12/1/20 8:11pm

Rep. Ted Budd tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Ted Budd, the 49-year old Republican representative of North Carolina’s 13th congressional district, said he is experiencing mild symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus. Budd, who won reelection to represent NC-13 which includes Alamance County, released a statement and short video on his social media on Tuesday, Dec. 1, stating that he tested positive for coronavirus and will self-quarantine at home. 

LIFESTYLE 11/12/20 12:25pm

Elon reenvisions Festival of Holiday Lights

Typically, students assemble in front of Alamance Building for an evening of live music, hot chocolate, apple cider, snacks and an appearance from Santa Claus. The event will reportedly not host live performances this year to minimize crowding. But this year, students will have access to a virtual component including QR codes to help guide them to different stations set up throughout the Academic Village instead of events being centrally located at Alamance building.

LIFESTYLE 10/21/20 11:26am

Elon STEM students highlight Black contributions to the field

In light of the racial tensions and disparities occurring in the United States, Elon students from the physics, biology, chemistry, exercise science and the engineering clubs started the STEM for Black Lives Matter club. The new club emerged on campus in July to promote diversity and advocate against racial disparities in the STEM communities.

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