Kyra O'Connor

Kyra O'Connor '23 is studying journalism, business and creative writing at Elon University. O'Connor serves as executive director at Elon News Network, managing the website and leading the organization, in addition to reporting, taking photos and managing the podcast. As a storyteller, O'Connor focuses on local politics and the stories of the Elon and Gibsonville communities. When she is not reporting, O'Connor enjoys reading, hiking and listening to true crime podcasts. She hopes to work in local news and pursue a master's degree in creative non-fiction after graduation.  See O'Connor's best work on her online portfolio here. 


Recent Articles

NEWS 5/16/22 10:02am

Campaigning for US House of Representatives: Crystal Cavalier hopes to address climate, healthcare and cybersecurity

Crystal Cavalier grew up in Alamance County: living on the land that has been in her family for generations, graduating from Eastern Alamance High School and settling in Burlington, where she lives currently. Now, she hopes to serve Alamance County as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 4th Congressional District.  


NEWS 5/9/22 2:20pm

Campaigning for US House of Representatives: Ashley Ward hopes to address climate change, access to education

For district four congressional candidate Ashley Ward, being elected to congress would not just be a personal victory. If elected, she will be able to bring her specific expertise in climate change to the Congress floor. While Ward said it would be a great honor to bring climate change to the forefront, she wishes someone with climate expertise had been elected earlier and brought climate issues to the congress floor.  


NEWS 2/18/22 1:43pm

Book bans, challenges impact local Burlington bookstore

When a book is placed on a banned book list, Owner of Persnickety Books Ian Baltutis notices — right before the title flies off the shelf. The Burlington used bookstore has everything from textbooks and classics to graphic novels and children’s chapter books, and Baltutis said banned books find their ways onto the shelves, too. 


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