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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist encourages social activism

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by Marlena Chertock, April 12, 2010 America is considered the land of equal opportunity. But in reality, chances are not always evenly spread out. On Tuesday night for Elon University’s Honors Convocation, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist described how to generate more widespread opportunity. The New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof encouraged students to leave their comfort […]

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Going barefoot for a cause

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Shoe company hosts day to spread awareness of children without shoes by Marlena Chertock, April 6, 2010 Untie those shoelaces, unzip those zippers and unbuckle those sandals. Feel the grass between your feet, the smooth brick on your heels and the carpeted classroom floors. Get ready to go barefoot on Thursday, April 8 for a day […]

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A safe haven

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Late-night studying at Belk Library by Marlena Chertock, March 17, 2010 While your high school librarian may have always shushed students, this is not necessary in Elon University’s Belk Library. The atmosphere remains hushed and respectful. Students can be found typing papers, reading and studying in the library until early-morning classes. Most computers are occupied until […]

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NPR journalist discusses Supreme Court in final Sunshine Day event in Greensboro, N.C.

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NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg gave the Supreme Court justices a human quality on March 16 in the Carolina Theater in Greensboro, N.C., delivering the keynote address that ended the state’s annual Sunshine Day, which aims to recognize openness in government and to honor those who work to promote transparency. NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg put a […]

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NC Open Government Coalition hosts event to honor sunshine laws; president thanks supporters

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Hugh Stevens, the president of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition, expressed his gratitude to the various organizations that have supported the coalition at the beginning of Sunshine Day on March 16. The event was hosted at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, N.C. Among the organizations he thanked were WRAL, the North […]

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Documenting the waves of ownership

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Student produced documentary honors efforts of former captain, wins N.C. Filmmaker award by Marlena Chertock, March 16, 2010 An Elon University student-produced documentary won the N.C. Filmmaker award at the 2010 Carolina Film and Video Festival in Greensboro. The group made a documentary of the U.S.S. Sequoia and Capt. Giles Kelly. The adventures of filming The Potomac River stretches out […]

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Local and touring bands rock out at Elon’s Lighthouse

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by Marlena Chertock, March 2, 2010 The band played as the crowd nodded their heads and tapped their feet to the beat. Some stood near the bar while others crept closer to the stage, wanting the full front-row experience. Almost every weekend, Elon’s student radio station, WSOE, brings in bands for shows at Lighthouse Tavern. The […]

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Breaking the silence

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Award-winning filmmaker raises awareness of rape by Marlena Chertock, February 25, 2010 A two-time Emmy-Award winning documentarian lamented the culture of denial and complicity in the world when it comes to rape Thursday night at Elon University. Filmmaker Lisa Jackson screened clips of her film “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo,” which she made in 2007 during […]

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More than an award

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Interest in international child rights leads student to volunteer abroad by Marlena Chertock, February 22, 2010 When sophomore Meagan Harrison, went to the Philippines she was able to help many children and in return they taught her valuable life lessons. In order to travel to the Philippines and help children there, Harrison needed the funds. Last […]

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Woolworth museum honors protestors of injustice

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by Marlena Chertock, February 14, 2010 History happens fast. Fifteen to 20 years after the Woolworth sit-ins, the lunch counter and store were integrated. Elon communications professor Anthony Hatcher, then a student of UNC Greensboro, sat down at the store in 1975, but now remembers the store without segregation. “No doubt that the 1960s was a […]

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Increase of depression nationwide, Elon rates remain the same

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Some people call it the silent killer. Depression has recently increased in college-aged students across the country, but the depression rates at Elon have not dramatically increased. According to a study published in USA Today the amount of college students with hypomania, “a measure of anxiety and unrealistic optimism,” has risen from 5 percent of […]

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OPINION: Consequences of interference

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Questioning the heart of journalistic altruism by Marlena Chertock, February 2, 2010 A journalist covering a story about an insane asylum witnesses a male patient escape. Should he stop him? A fundamental rule of journalism prohibits interference. Journalists are taught to keep a separation from sources, to not befriend them or become emotionally attached to […]

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Commemorating the courage of four

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Museum in Woolworth Building to open on 50th anniversary of Greensboro Four sit-ins by Marlena Chertock, January 20, 2010 Fifty years ago, four black college students joined together to fight discrimination and pervasive injustice in the American South. On Feb. 1, the International Civil Rights Center and Museum opens in the Woolworth building where the Greensboro sit-ins took place.The opening […]

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The heart behind the lens

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by Marlena Chertock, December 1, 2009 Do we have the power to create good in this world? Photojournalist Dave Labelle believes so. On Nov. 18 Labelle came to Elon to speak about his professional journeys. The first half of the speech was mostly techniques, guidelines and how to improve photographs. Labelle suggested a few minutes […]

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Boys and Girls club provides home away from home

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by Marlena Chertock, November 18, 2009 Several elementary and middle school children scribble away at their homework. Some shift in their seats, while others draw pictures on their papers instead of completing their math problems. After a few minutes of restfulness, one child cracks a joke and the entire room bursts out in laughter. This is […]

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BioBus proposal prompts discussion

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by Marlena Chertock, November 3, 2009 As senior Dan Miller promised in his Facebook group “Late Night BIOBUS,” he has written a proposal and met with members of the administration to talk about possibly extending the time the BioBus would run into the night. So far, more than 1,000 Elon students have joined the group, which […]