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Burlington Housing Authority, Burlington, NC

This is one of the projects I worked on for Multimedia Journalism, one of the capstone classes for the journalism major at Elon University. I was the project manager, which meant I had to make schedules, keeps us on those schedules and berate people for not sticking to the schedule. I also wrote all of … Continue reading

Elon alumnus positively rock n’ rolls

When Chris Hendricks was young, doctors told him he would never walk. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age 4, a neurological condition that affects muscle function. The messages from his brain to his legs are disrupted, limiting his mobility. Around the same time, Hendricks said, he began singing. It was a love of … Continue reading

Four friends, 13 years on the road: Professors from varying disciplines commute in long-standing car pool

For more than a decade, four Elon University professors have been riding to and from work together in an effort to make their 40-plus minute drive more interesting. Only 18.3 percent of Americans, on average, carpool to work daily, according to Associated Content, citing 2005 statistics. But Elon professors Paul Miller, Jeffrey Pugh, Steve DeLoach … Continue reading

Top 6: deals at the Tanger Outlet Mall

Last November, there was a mad rush to the new Tanger Outlet Mall to stock up on super-sales and the hype hasn’t died down. It’s still difficult to find parking and the breezeways between stores can get crowded, but the outlets are worth a second look. Here are the six best deals at Tanger Outlets … Continue reading

How to: pack lightly and efficiently

Whether you’re flying out to Cancun or spending the week back home in Des Moines, spring break is a welcome relief from the stresses of college. Regardless of the destination, though, everyone needs a quick and efficient way to pack clothes. 1. Start with tops and T-shirts Take the most delicate and easily wrinkled items … Continue reading

Local farmer creates a buzz about bees

At his table at the Elon Community Church farmers’ market, Mike Ross displays boxes of tart muscadine grapes, bags stuffed with turnip greens and boxes of okra. A full half of the table is dedicated to squeeze bears and Mason jars topped with sticky, amber honey. Mike Ross has been a farmer all his life. … Continue reading

How-To: Get back in the swing of things

Getting back into a school routine is a struggle to be surmounted every year. No matter how many times summer has ended and academia begun, students always have a learning curve to get used to waking up in the morning and doing homework at night. Here are a few tips for making the annual transition … Continue reading

Music theatre seniors star in ‘Spring Awakening’ national tour

The music theatre program at Elon University has made is recognized as one of the best educations in the country for an aspiring Broadway star. Graduates from the esteemed program have landed roles on national tours and television spots, with roles ranging from “High School Musical” to “State Fair.” The 2010 graduating class features many … Continue reading

Town Table: expect the unexpected

The much-hyped — at least, through word of mouth — opening of Elon’s newest restaurant, the Town Table, inspired many to try out the so-called “gastro pub.” To owner Chris Russell, that means duck and a lot of it. There is almost nothing you can’t get without duck in or on it. Salad? Yes. Pizza? … 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

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