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…

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….

Five Songs You Need on Your Weekend Playlist

By: Rachel Acquaviva 1. Mac Miller (feat. Anderson .Paak)- Dang! Here’s one of everyone’s old favorite R&B/ hip hop artist making magic with who is going to be everyone’s new favorite. Paak is bringing back the boom-bap genre of the ‘90s. Check out his song “Am I Wrong” featuring ScHoolboy Q and spoiler alert, it’s…

Your Local Travel Guide: The NC State Fair

By: Ashley Andrews The sweet aroma of fried dough saturates the crisp autumn air, while children shriek in delight and pull worn and weary parents from ride to ride. Though it may sound like the “happiest place on earth”, this is not Disney World. It’s the North Carolina State Fair. As a native of N.C., I’ve…

#NoStressNovember: Fun November Holidays to Spice Up Your Month

I once read that you should always have a bottle of champagne in your fridge. We all need something to get excited about even if all we have to celebrate is that same bottle of champagne in the fridge. To help with the winter-is-coming-and-I-can’t-cope feelings, there’s a way to celebrate every day for the month…