Kyra O'Connor

Kyra O'Connor '23 is studying journalism and creative writing at Elon University. O'Connor serves as executive director at Elon News Network. As a multimedia reporter, 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 exploring North Carolina.  See O'Connor's best work on her online portfolio here. 

Recent Articles

LIFESTYLE 9/6/22 4:26pm

Local Gibsonville business to celebrate one year opening

When she found herself sitting in a hospital supporting her loved ones through chemotherapy treatment, Gibsonville resident and small business owner Tina Mardis said she needed something to keep her mind and hands busy. A lifelong crafter, Mardis decided not to turn to books or games, but to her love of crafting, to help her through the dark moments.

NEWS 8/24/22 12:32pm

Biden announces plan to provide student loan cancellation for millions

President Joe Biden announced his plan to provide $10,000 in debt cancellation for millions of Americans and up to $10,000 more for people with great financial need. The long-awaited plan was part of Biden’s original campaign promises and is eligible only for current students who took out loans prior to July 1, 2022. Biden will deliver remarks on the plan at 2:15 p.m.  

OPINIONS 6/6/22 1:27pm

2022 summer reading guide

From reading on vacation to a few pages before bed, the summer can be the perfect time to dive into a new book. Whether you’re rolling out a towel on the beach or in your backyard, Elon News Network has five books to add to your “to-be-read” pile this summer.

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.  

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