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More space, more art, more to love: North Carolina Museum of Art reopening

After three years of renovation and collection and seven months of being closed to the public, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh reopened to the public April 24. The museum renovation added a 127,000-square-foot building to house the museum’s permanent collection, restaurant and store. With white walls and blond floors, the interior of … Continue reading

Decoding Dewey: Understanding classification while enjoying your library

In college, students pick up extra-curriculars left and right, sometimes more often than they can handle. Perhaps the easiest extra-curricular seems to take a backburner to other, more time-consuming activities. A book can be picked up and put down at will, making it the ultimate in customizable time commitment. So why don’t students read? Most … Continue reading

Elon Camerata a modern medieval musical force

Forty-five minutes of chamber choral music isn’t how most college students anticipate spending the waning hours of their Sunday afternoons. But the Elon University Camerata held a “short and sweet spring concert” April 11 in Whitley Auditorium. With the theme “The Birds and the Bees,” the Camerata sang a cappella love songs and madrigals from … Continue reading

Words, songs and dances of praise: Affinity’s open-mic night draws talent from the faithful

A lone podium and a chair lit by a portable soft light, throwing shadows on a hefty keyboard and what looks to be an old-fashioned broadcast microphone. Welcome to Affinity’s first open-mic night. Affinity is a Christian Bible study and prayer group formed this academic year after almost three years of work. Founding members saw … Continue reading

Children living behind bars: Trying children as adults poses significant threats to both justice and future of society

Last February, a 26-year-old woman was found shot dead in her bed in western Pennsylvania. She was eight months pregnant and her daughter, four, found her and alerted people working around the house. The lead suspect in the case was apprehended the day of the shooting and has been charged with a double homicide. The … Continue reading

21st century college etiquette: avoid crossing the line

Knowing how to cover your tracks after a misplaced text message or saving face while hung over in class is far more important for college students than knowing which fork to use or how to fold your napkin properly. Here are a few tips to keep you in good standing with your professors and friends … Continue reading

Spanking: Disciplinary tactic or abuse?

In Graham. Michael David Ward spanked his 8-year-old son after he disobeyed him and proceeded to lie about his actions. The following weekend, the boy’s mother (who has visitation rights) saw red marks on his buttocks and called the police, citing child abuse by Ward. Ward was charged with abuse and the case went to … Continue reading