High turnout, diverse crowd at mosque prayer vigil

Dozens from Burlington area attend to support Muslim community By Christina Elias People from throughout the Burlington area gathered at 7 p.m. Thursday night to participate in a prayer vigil at the local masjid, where attendees formed a circle around the mosque, holding votive candles to light up the chilly night. Before the vigil began, … Continue reading High turnout, diverse crowd at mosque prayer vigil

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The end is near: Symposium unpacks origins of apocalyptic thought

By Christina Elias Getting together to discuss the end of the world might not seem like the ideal way to spend a weekend for most people, but for those on Elon University’s campus next week, that’s one of their options. The Elon Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society (CSRCS) is sponsoring a … Continue reading The end is near: Symposium unpacks origins of apocalyptic thought

Millennial spending habits illustrate generational shift

By Christina Elias According to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Millennials are more frugal than older generations. The study shows that Millennials spend the largest share of their income eating out, have the fewest number of vehicles, rent more and spend the least on apparel. Age may help explain much of the … Continue reading Millennial spending habits illustrate generational shift

Michelle Obama focuses on the future at NC State rally

By Christina Elias RALEIGH, N.C. – During First Lady Michelle Obama’s Tuesday rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Obama spoke about the importance of the 2016 presidential election and how key issues will unfold over the course of the next presidency. Obama spoke at Reynolds Coliseum at North Carolina State University after delivering remarks in … Continue reading Michelle Obama focuses on the future at NC State rally

University sees another record-breaking Elon Day

Elon raised $955,099 from 3,749 gifts during Elon Day. By Christina Elias ELON, N.C. – In its third year, Elon Day continued its upward trend of breaking the previous year’s record donations. This year, the university received 3,749 total gifts, an increase of more than 1,000 from 2015. According to Assistant Vice President of University … Continue reading University sees another record-breaking Elon Day

Protests erupt at love-centric Trump rally

Despite positive message, Trump supporters and protesters clashed outside after event. By Christina Elias and Bryan Anderson FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Republican businessman Donald Trump delivered an unusually positive message during his rally Wednesday night in Fayetteville. But as he expressed his gratitude to those in the armed forces and said he loved Hispanics, angst and divide … Continue reading Protests erupt at love-centric Trump rally

Clinton, Sanders defend policy records

Debate highlights experience and first-term proposals. By Christina Elias ELON, N.C. – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) faced off in the latest Democratic presidential debate Sunday night in Flint, Michigan, focusing largely on policy differences. The debate was policy-heavy with each candidate eager to point out their own record on specific pieces … Continue reading Clinton, Sanders defend policy records

Drawing the line between heritage and history

A local group aims to change perceptions of Confederate flag. By Christina Elias For many in the South, the Confederate battle flag is a common sight. Following the shooting of nine African-Americans in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, this past June, the flag has come under fire as a symbol of white supremacy … Continue reading Drawing the line between heritage and history

Eating disorders are more common than you think

Members of the STA community share their struggles with body image and eating disorders. By Christina Elias and Katherine Green DoSomething.org‘s website defines body image as “the way that someone perceives their body and assumes that others perceive them. This image is often affected by family, friends, social pressure and the media.” According to the … Continue reading Eating disorders are more common than you think

Inmates unlock potential in design programs

A program in a Kansas penitentiary has close ties to St. Teresa's Academy. By Christina Elias and Gloria Cowdin LEAVENWORTH, KAN. – The two-lane Highway 5 that winds its way through the fringes of Leavenworth, Kan., seems as unassuming a road as any, bordered intermittently by lazily grazing cows and small barns. About ten minutes … Continue reading Inmates unlock potential in design programs