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

Michelle Obama focuses on the future at NC State rally

By Christina Elias / Elon News Network 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 … Continue reading Michelle Obama focuses on the future at NC State rally

Protests erupt at love-centric Trump rally

Despite positive message, Trump supporters and protesters clashed outside after event. By Christina Elias and Bryan Anderson / The Pendulum 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, … Continue reading Protests erupt at love-centric Trump rally

Clinton, Sanders defend policy records

Debate highlights experience and first-term proposals. By Christina Elias / The Pendulum 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 … 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 / The Pendulum 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 … 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 / The Dart 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.” … Continue reading Eating disorders are more common than you think