Kyra O'Connor

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NEWS 12/3/19 10:54pm

Keeping holiday traditions sustainable on campus

Once a year, Elon University students gather around Alamance fountain, sipping hot drinks and listening to music. Santa and Mrs. Claus can be spotted posing for cameras and talking to children. The soft light from the Luminaries illuminate paths around Alamance and Moseley Student Center. Last night, the campus and town community joined to celebrate the holiday season and take in the sights of the 35th annual Festival of Holiday Lights.

NEWS 10/16/19 8:00am

Refugees farming for change in Chapel Hill

Just down the path from where students disembarked from their vehicles were steaming pots of traditional Burmese dishes, children at play and volunteers chatting with local community members. This incubator farm, also a cultural center for Burmese refugees, hosts community events as a form of local outreach.

NEWS 10/8/19 1:32pm

Title IX pioneer speaks at Elon

Pino-Silva was one of the first people to file a Title Ⅸ complaint, sparking a nationwide movement in 2013. Since then, she has co-authored the book "We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out" and starred in the documentary "The Hunting Ground." 

LIFESTYLE 10/3/19 11:07pm

Colonnades hosts a Burmese-style dinner

Terry Tomasek, faculty director of the Colonnades neighborhood, had the idea to host a Burmese-style dinner for the Colonnades neighborhood after reading the 2019 Common Reading, "Futureface." The book is being discussed in the freshmen Global Experience classes.

NEWS 9/11/19 12:00am

Eighteen years later: Remembering 9/11

Wednesday, Sept. 11 is the 18th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. While many Americans can recall where they were on the day, there is a new generation of adults who were not alive for the event. The Class of 2023 is the first class to have students who may not have been born before the attacks took place.

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