Sarah T. Moore

Sarah T. Moore ’26 is studying journalism at Elon University with minors in food studies and public history. Moore currently serves as Chief Copy Editor of Elon News Network, but also works in multimedia journalism, analytics, design and photography. Outside of ENN, she is passionate about wildlife conservation, enjoys painting, board games and spending time with friends and family. 

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NEWS 9/25/23 7:54am

Student Health Services at Elon University unable to provide allergy shots

At the end of the 2022-23 academic year, registered nurse Cynthia Moore retired after working at Elon for over 14 years. Registered nurses are licensed through the North Carolina Board of Nursing and, according to the NCBON, their role within a medical practice includes the implementation and evaluation of patient care. The NCBON was unavailable for comment. The lack of registered nurses on its staff affects what treatments health services are able to administer in patient care. Elon Student Health Services currently has two physician assistants, two primary care nurse practitioners and three certified medical assistants on staff. 

LIFESTYLE 9/23/23 6:09pm

Carolina Cowboys make homestead debut in Greensboro

The Carolina Cowboys, North Carolina’s professional bull riding team, made its homestead debut at the Greensboro Coliseum Sept. 22 — the first night of a three day team series tournament called the PBR Cowboy Days. The Carolina Cowboys is now ranked fourth in the league, moving up one spot after winning against the Arizona Ridge Riders with a 4.5 point lead Sept. 22. 

LIFESTYLE 9/7/23 2:07pm

Elon University students create, publish video game

Six Elon University students worked together to create “Samira: Taken From Time” for their game design minor capstone during their Winter Term class at the start of 2023. What started as ideas written on sticky notes, became a published video game just a few months later. “Samira: Taken From Time” is a free, narrative-driven, puzzle-solving adventure game featuring an animal companion, a post-apocalyptic world, time travel, ancient gods, supernatural powers and futuristic technology. Interactive media student Morgan Chisholm said the most rewarding part of creating the game was figuring out how to incorporate everyone’s ideas and seeing it all come together in the final product.

LIFESTYLE 8/25/23 9:16am

Elon University counselors, students advise freshmen on transitioning to college

Itumeleng Shadreck, counselor and outreach coordinator for Elon’s Counseling Services, gave advice to new students as the incoming class adjusts to college for the first time. According to Shadreck, newcomers should take time for themselves and students struggling academically, socially or emotionally should give themselves grace — especially since, for many, college is their first time living away from home. Shadreck also said new living arrangements, classes and classmates make adapting to college a difficult task.

NEWS 8/18/23 12:25pm

Elon University freshmen move into East Neighborhood amid expansion

East neighborhood, Elon's newest residential housing space, hosted a flurry of emotions as incoming freshmen met their roommates and residence assistants — many for the first time — on Move-In Day 2023, Aug. 18. Freshman Neve McGowan traveled to East from Raleigh and is the oldest of three siblings. "“t’s surreal. It's weird, being the oldest and not knowing how my siblings are feeling and not being with them anymore,” McGowan said. “But I'm excited to start a new chapter.”

NEWS 8/17/23 1:14pm

North Carolina General Assembly overrides Gov. Cooper’s veto of bills directed toward LGBTQ+ communities

The North Carolina General Assembly voted Aug. 16 to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's vetoes of HB574, HB808 and SB49, which restrict transgender education, healthcare and participation in sports. Republican lawmakers hold supermajorities in both the state House and state Senate, giving them the ability to override vetoes made by Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper. Republican State Sen. Amy Galey, who represents Alamance and Randolph Counties in District 25, voted in favor of all three bills. Galey was also a cosponsor of Senate Bill 49.

NEWS 8/15/23 4:08pm

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Elon, Burlington

Elon Alert sent out a severe thunderstorm warning on Aug. 15. The warning advised community members to seek shelter and monitor local weather. According to the National Weather Service, the storm could produce up to 80 MPH wind gusts and ping pong ball sized hail. The severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 9 p.m Tuesday night. Despite this, NOAA predicts clear skies by Wednesday and continuing through Sunday — in time for Elon University's move-in weekend which officially begins Friday, Aug. 18. 

SPORTS 8/14/23 11:24am

Elon University athletic director driven by student, professional athletic experience

After working at the University of Miami since 2012, Jennifer Strawley began as Elon University’s director of athletics on Aug. 1. Strawley is Elon’s first female director of athletics and the 20th individual to hold the position, filling the role after Dave Blank stepped down at the end of the 2022-23 academic year. She was the senior deputy director of athletics at Miami, and also served as the sport administrator for football, women’s soccer and women’s basketball.

NEWS 7/15/23 4:47pm

Elon University students encourage community to come together following anti-trans legislation

Elon University students brace for the impact of three major pieces of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation working their way through the North Carolina General Assembly. Despite Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of these bills on July 5, the General Assembly is scheduled to vote on overriding his veto July 19. House bill 574, senate bill 49 and house bill 808 would restrict transgender students from participating in school sports, gender affirming healthcare for minors and classroom instruction surrounding gender identity and sexuality. In 2023 alone, 413 pieces of anti-transgender legislation have been proposed or passed in the U.S. 

NEWS 6/27/23 10:31am

Bill passes through state Senate and House that restricts transgender athletes

House Bill 574 passed through the state Senate and House and would restrict North Carolina student athletes to only play on teams aligning with their assigned biological sex at birth. The bill now only requires North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's signature before becoming law. It would apply to every middle school, high school and college in North Carolina for both interscholastic and intramural athletic activities. Elon University being one of the many educational institutions affected by the bill, it would take effect at the start of the 2023-24 academic school year if it becomes law.

NEWS 5/6/23 10:18pm

Elon University celebrates class of 2023 Odyssey scholars

Elon University celebrates the accomplishments of 35 graduating Odyssey scholars for the class of 2023. Kellcee Batchelor ’18 gave the ceremony’s keynote address an Odyssey alum and asked students to always prioritize their values, impact and purpose — what he referred to as the VIP framework. University President Connie Book started the celebration acknowledging the newest cohort of Odyssey scholars, class of 2027, as the largest cohort yet with 57 participants. 

NEWS 5/2/23 10:47pm

Elon University holds graduation ceremony for first-generation seniors

Elon University celebrated the accomplishments of over 20 undergraduate and graduate first-generation students Tuesday evening during its First Gen Graduation Ceremony. The students received first-generation graduation stoles, noting their journey as the first in their family to graduate higher education. The event was hosted by the university’s Center for Access and Success, which includes first generation student support services. 

LIFESTYLE 4/29/23 1:45pm

Elon University community celebrates $260 million fundraising campaign

Friday evening, over 400 Elon University students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and families gathered in Schar Center to celebrate Elon LEADs, the university’s largest fundraising campaign to date. Over the course of seven years, the campaign raised over $260.5 million from 34,000 donors, according to Senior Vice President for University Advancement and External Affairs Jim Piatt. The effects of the campaign are already present on campus, through expanded scholarship programs and new buildings, such as the Schar Center, Innovation Hall and Founders Hall. 

SPORTS 4/12/23 7:00pm

Elon University football team works with Be The Match

This is the fifth annual drive Elon’s football team has helped with. Elon community members were also able to sign up via a QR-code to become a donor. Once signed up, participants swabbed their cheeks and submitted the samples. If a participant is selected as a match, they will receive further instructions on what to do next. 

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