How to Plan the Perfect NC Day Trip

By: Katie Kane Before starting college, I lived on the Jersey shore. Living in New Jersey and being able to visit New York City frequently was a privilege that I had become accustomed to —  I didn’t realize how much I took it for granted until I left. Coming to college in North Carolina meant…

How to be the Holiday Hostess With the Mostest

By: Ashley Andrews There’s no better way to kick off the Yuletide season than planning a holiday get together with friends. With the amount of possible wintertime festivities running longer than Santa’s naughty list, it can be hard to decide what to include when organizing a soirée. I’ve found the best gathering consists of good…

New Year’s Resolutions: Does a New Year Really Mean a New Me?

By: Matt Reichenbach, Assistant Style Editor If you’re anything like me, New Year’s resolutions are overhyped and seem to exist only so you can: A) lie to yourself for 5 minutes after you make them and B) tell people you made a few. I love the idea, but in practice, resolutions are about as useful…

Self Care: Tips for tackling winter term like a champ

By: Gigi Woodall As Elon students, we tend to push ourselves beyond our limits to keep up with schoolwork, clubs, and our social lives. We always manage how to get it done, but not always in the most healthy way. Below are some tips to maintain good health and practice self care while accomplishing everything…

Tyson’s Corner: America’s Next Great City

By: Matt Reichenbach If you’re anything like me, convenience is key. Growing up in a Washington D.C. suburb definitely has its perks: a somewhat functioning metro, tons of great shops and restaurants, a very diverse population, and most of all, sprawling urban centers that feature great places to socialize and spend days exploring. Together, these aspects…

San Francisco Hotspots: A Travel Guide

By: Gigi Woodall Over Thanksgiving break, I travelled to San Francisco with my family. Here are my top seven things to do in the city. 7. Ghirardelli Square VIEWS AND CHOCOLATE SUNDAES. That’s all. 6. Local Union We drove to Palo Alto to see the town and ate at Local Union on University Avenue. Here’s…

Easy and Healthy Paleo Pumpkin Pie (Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free)

By: Erin McDowell  Whether you’re prepping for your family meal, friendsgiving, or just a casual night with friends, this easy paleo pumpkin pie recipe is perfect for gatherings big and small. INGREDIENTS For the crust: 125 grams almond flour (about 1-1/4 cups) 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted pinch of sea salt For the pie: ¾…

5 Outfits Perfect for Thanksgiving with the Fam

By: Johanna Hilpuesch Thanksgiving break is upon us and many, like me, may be struggling with what to wear to Thanksgiving dinner back home. Being from Chicago, I’ve been preparing for how to brave the northern winds. Here I put together a few versatile outfits that can be worn to almost any family occasion. This first…

Paranormal Activity: Getting “Ghosted”

By: Matt Reichenbach Sometimes I believe that Elon is haunted. Not by evil spirits or ghouls that run around at night terrorizing students, but ghosts – lots and lots of ghosts. I’m not talking about the typical ghosts you see in the movies or the classic bed sheet with eye cutouts on Halloween; I am…

Dirty Chai Energy Balls: Satisfy Your Afternoon Cravings

By: Gigi Woodall When the clock hits four PM, there are three places you might find me: at Acorn, eating a chocolate chip cookie, at Oak House, drinking a vanilla latte, or in my dorm room, snacking on whatever chocolate I can find. It’s not even that I ate poorly or skipped a meal during…

Must-Read Books for Thanksgiving Break

By: Ashley Andrews It’s time to polish off the last of your Halloween candy and bring out the cornucopia, because November is officially here. You can now freely express holiday joy without judgment from the Scrooges who aren’t quite as festive. This includes preparing for Thanksgiving, which may be one of the best holidays ever….

Freedom Fashion

By: Blythe Tokar This Election Day, women all over the country pledged to dress in all white when going to the polls. For those who are unaware, white is more than a fashion choice when it comes to equality, especially in regards to women’s suffrage. In the 1920’s the suffragettes who pioneered the initial battle for cross-gender equality chose…