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Campus Cuttery

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Eleonore’s Hair Design in business since 1980 by Marlena Chertock, September 28, 2010 Since 1975, the shop between Live Oak Communications and Harold Acting Studio has been a barbershop and in 1980, it became Eleonore’s Hair Design. The shop is adorned with old-style barbershop chairs and wooden dressers that give customers a nostalgic feeling. In 1965, […]

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Opening the lines of communication

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Speaking about tough issues in America and the world by Marlena Chertock, September 22, 2010 Sometimes the toughest issues have to be discussed to make progress. In lieu of this, the Isabella Cannon Centre hosted a talk about Islam on Sept. 15. “We’re not able to communicate on a level like this, just talking,” freshman Muhammad […]

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Traveling abroad to help educators

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Elon professor receives Fulbright Award, will travel to Tajikistan by Marlena Chertock In mid-September, an Elon Education professor will travel to Tajikistan to help train teachers for a month. Associate professor Bird Stasz was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for this program. Stasz has specialized knowledge for education in Tajikistan, she said. She has been traveling to the […]

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Feminist writing: not just for women

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by Marlena Chertock, September 7, 2010 It’s the new f-word, some say. But feminism shouldn’t be a negative word. Sylvia Plath wasn’t afraid to speak her mind and divulge her feminist opinions, according to English professor Tita Ramirez. Plath’s book “The Bell Jar” offers a look into 1950s society and her feminist opinions. She wrote about […]

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Pedaling to California

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Elon senior designs ‘green’ tricycle to raise awareness and help schools in Sri Lanka by Marlena Chertock, September 3, 2010 The mountains of Virginia stretched on in front. Behind lay thousands of miles ridden. The two riders dreamed of California, but they wouldn’t make it on this trip. Last year, senior Jesse Lee, two other Elon […]

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Moving in ahead of the game

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Early student arrivals prepare campus for incoming class by Marlena Chertock, August 27, 2010 Smith Hall is empty, except one lone, early resident: junior Brandon Marshall. He moved to The Oaks on June 14 for jobs with Admissions as a summer tour guide and with the School of Communications as a student engineer. He is also […]

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Interviewing Across the Globe

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A talk with an Indian journalist by Marlena Chertock “Challenges come, face them as they come; that’s the way it is.” Shaili Chopra is a correspondent for ET Now (Economic Times), a business channel in India. She reports on business stories, corporate behavior, political policy and economics. Q: What is the state of press freedom […]

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The Courage to Create

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One artist’s “Leap Into the Void” by Marlena Chertock “The dominant invades the entire picture, as it were,” the famous painter said. “In this way I seek to individualize the color, because I have come to believe that there is a living world of each color and I express these worlds.” Express different worlds French […]

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Signs of Success

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Participants share their achievements one year after 2009 U.S. Leadership Institute by Marlena Chertock 2009 U.S. Leadership Institute participant Melodie Warner. Photo by IWMF. A year ago, participants in the International Women’s Media Foundation’s sixth annual U.S. Leadership Institute for Women Journalists left Chicago after spending three days deeply immersed in learning how to become […]

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Eat and be merry, according to this traveling food truck

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by Marlena Chertock I love trying new food.  Middle Eastern, Mexican, El Salvadorean, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Greek, Indian, and other types.  The new tastes, aromas, atmospheres, cultures—it all appeals to me. Photo from the Speak Foodish blog. Last Tuesday at my internship with the IWMF in D.C. I was getting ready for lunch.  I remembered the other week a bunch […]

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OPINION: PR attempt by BP

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Marlena Chertock After the oil spill on April 20 BP had their reputation to look after. A cover-up or public relations stunt had to be employed. BP spent millions on commercials to send out a message to the public, keep up their positive image and ensure people would still buy their products. BP has even […]

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Cultivating Leadership, Honoring Courage, Pioneering Change

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A DC non-profit pushes the status of women in the media by Marlena Chertock This summer I’m interning with the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) in Washington, DC. The IWMF was founded in 1990 in order to honor women in the media and support the freedom of the press.  An international conference in Washington, D.C., News in […]

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Strumming songs of hope

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by Marlena Chertock Photo by Marlena Chertock. On May 8 Ben Kweller, 28, sang to a packed Lighthouse at Elon University.  He jumped up on the stage and the crowd screamed at his arrival. Kweller began his charm right away. Kweller’s songs are catchy, with a little bit for everyone.  His style is diverse.  He […]

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Beautiful Sites of Israel

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by Marlena Chertock During the summer of 2007, I traveled to Israel.  This was my sixth visit to the country.  My summer camp and youth movement Habonim Dror North America hosts the trip the summer after sophomore year.  It is called Machaneh Bonim B’Israel (MBI) — roughly translating to camp in Israel. While in Israel my camp, Machaneh […]

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A State Park Close to Home

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by Marlena Chertock Turkey Point Lighhouse. Photo by Marlena Chertock. The warm breeze rustled the tall grasses. A group of hikers gathered together for a picture. They squinted in the bright sunlight. May 28 was another usual day along the Elk Neck State Park trails in North East, MD. I visited the park with my family. There […]

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Documenting four babies and culture

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by Marlena Chertock Exclamations of “aww” and “so cute” filled the air on May 27 as eight women watched the new movie “Babies” in a Maryland theatre. The women were the only viewers during the 8:40 p.m. showing. The documentary, directed by Thomas Balmes, offers a unique perspective on the first year of four babies. […]

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Food from nearby

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Students and community members tour local sustainable farms All photos by Professor Anthony Crider. by Marlena Chertock, April 27, 2010 In November, an Elon University BioBus was filled to capacity with students and community members who wanted to learn about eco-friendly T-shirts. April 25, students, faculty and community members boarded a BioBus again and took the […]

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Phone Applications: Made by students

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Computing class programs applications for new technology Graphic by Sarah Costello. by Marlena Chertock, April 20, 2010 Don’t forget lunch at noon. At 1 p.m. there’s a meeting with your adviser and at 3 p.m. a snack with your rugby team. Is your agenda overfilled and are you over stretched? Soon, there may be an app […]

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No need to ask ‘Where’s Waldo’

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Senior communications student creates his own version by Marlena Chertock, April 13, 2010 Waldo has been found. He is a quirky, fun-loving guy who rides around on a bike. He is a Francophile and enjoys quoting famous writers. Sound anything like the “Where’s Waldo” books? Elon University seniors Max Cantor and Eddie Schmit have created their […]