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 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. 

SPORTS 3/7/22 8:19pm

Elon University junior Lauryn Carlton shares throwing success locally

Lauryn Carlton grew up in Burlington and attended Western Alamance High School — just a few miles from Elon University’s campus. Carlton said she’d anticipated that if she continued with a sport in college, it would be soccer — not football or track and field. But when she accepted Elon’s offer, she didn’t realize that she would continue to share her strength and success with her hometown.  

NEWS 2/23/22 11:23pm

Black Alamance to host first awards ceremony

The Black Alamance County Awards mission is to celebrate Black owned and operated businesses, serving as a marketing and recognition platform for individuals. The awards give the community a voice in identifying and promoting businesses they most support. 

NEWS 2/17/22 10:16pm

Black residents in Alamance County search for a safe space

According to Seneca Rogers, a candidate for the Alamance Board of Education, the need for more meeting spaces throughout Burlington has been a goal for many members of the Black community. These spaces can be used for civic engagement, meetings with personal agendas and, most importantly, a place to express voices. 

LIFESTYLE 12/20/21 11:25pm

BEST OF: Minor

Best Of is an annual publication by Elon News Network that surveys students, faculty, staff and the general community on their favorite dining, entertainment outlets, academics and more.   

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