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Nagata Shachu pounds out a solid performance

With a shout and a thudding downbeat, Nagata Shachu Japanese Taiko and Music Group began its performance on Sept. 29. A traditional Japanese music form, Taiko refers to one or more people playing one or more large daiko drums. Nagata Shachu breathes new life into this ancient art and seeks to bring the enjoyment of … Continue reading

Art group attempts to sketch out future at Elon

One of Elon’s newest student organizations, Art Guild, is looking to make a big splash this year. Founded last year, Art Guild is a symposium for all student artists, regardless of intended major. Junior Erin Day, the Guild’s president and an art history major, stresses that Art Guild is not just for the “creative” types. … Continue reading

Step Afrika! demands, receives big attention

Step Afrika!, touted as the “world’s first professional step team” visited Elon’s campus as part of its 15th anniversary tour Sept. 2. The approximately hour and a half show filled McCrary theater with pulsating rhythms and infectious handclaps — hallmarks of the style of dance known as “stepping.” Stepping involves carefully coordinated arm, leg and … Continue reading