Nyah Phengsitthy

Nyah Phengsitthy '23 is studying communication design and media analytics at Elon University. Phengsitthy serves as the managing editor of The Pendulum, Elon News Network's student-run newspaper. She manages the weekly paper, in addition to reporting, taking photos and working with new reporters every day. Phengsitthy focuses on writing news and investigative stories of Elon and Burlington. When she is not reporting, Phengsitthy enjoys shopping, watching Law & Order and hanging out with her family. She hopes to go straight into a newsroom after graduation. See Phengsitthy's best work on her online portfolio.

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NEWS 4/7/23 4:29pm

Extra Enforcement: Elon University sees more parking regulation across campus

The sun is still rising as Kim Farmer begins roaming the streets of Elon University in his security car. As students, faculty and staff roll into their parking spots around campus for the day, Farmer makes sure that everyone is following campus parking rules. As a university traffic officer, Farmer mainly drives around the south side of campus, checking  faculty parking along East Lebanon Avenue, Historic Neighborhood lots and other areas when needed.

NEWS 2/28/23 6:50pm

Elon University’s Active Citizen Series hosts spring deliberative dialogue on mass shootings

Since the dialogue was first planned four months ago, community and school shootings have only increased into the new year — 94 mass shootings have been reported in 2023 as of Feb. 28, according to the Gun Violence Archive. The discussions were partly led by a guide from the National Issues Forums Institute on How Should We Prevent Mass Shootings in Our Communities, with students, faculty, staff and community members sharing additional ideas for prevention and exchanging views.

NEWS 2/9/23 2:42pm

History of Black travel presentation at Elon analyzes past, present movements

Charis Tucker said she will always remember every trip and vacation she’s ever been on. The creator and host of the study abroad podcast, STAMPED, considers herself a Black traveler and explorer. But when she learned that other Black and African American individuals weren’t exposed to the same experiences, she knew there was a part of history that needed to be addressed. “There's these gaping holes and things that we don't know about the early experiences of Black travelers from a leisure perspective,” Tucker said. “There's a lot that starts kind of right after the civil rights movement, but Black traveling was long before that and we don't really know a lot about that Jim Crow era.”

NEWS 5/16/22 7:27pm

Campaigning for US House of Representatives: Stephen Valentine hopes to address the job market, healthcare and taxes

Stephen Valentine describes himself as a veteran, social worker and educator. The New Jersey native, who has lived in Durham County since 2005, has held many roles in his life, but he hopes to soon add representative for North Carolina’s 4th Congressional District. Running in the 2022 primary election, Valentine will fight as a Democratic representative and he said he is running for one reason: to serve.

LIFESTYLE 5/4/22 9:08am

Elon University Chinese club celebrates full recognition on campus

Two rejections and two years of waiting is what the Chinese club at Elon University has been through. From the first and second club proposals rejected in 2017 and 2018, to finally getting accepted with a provisional club status in 2020, the club has been through a lot. But after two years of waiting, the organization finally became fully recognized this spring semester. 

NEWS 4/27/22 12:11pm

Elon University students host benefit concert in honor of Ukraine

Over 50 Elon University students will come together on April 28 to showcase their talents, skills and other gifts for a special talent show — “Elon Elite.” From live singing and band performances to fire throwing, this talent will showcase students’ special skills. But it’s also about raising money for those in need. 

NEWS 4/6/22 8:28am

Local retirement community contributes aid to Ukraine

Residents at The Village at Brookwood have spent the past few weeks clearing their closets and filling suitcases. The Burlington retirement community has been collecting items to add to North Carolina’s aid and donations to Ukraine and neighboring European countries. 

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