Published March 8 in Elon’s student magazine The Edge
Steatopygic is the Greek for “fatty buttocks.” In ancient times obesity was a symbol of wealth. If you had money, you could afford large amounts food, which could not be accessed by the majority of people.
Today, it is not a symbol of wealth anymore. It has, in a sense, become connected to those in the lower class of American society.
Even though less Americans are unemployed than years before, there are still plenty of families that are tight on money. According to the National Poverty Center, the poverty rate in 2010 was the highest since 1993.
Photo Submitted: A group of Periclean Scholars is creating an instructional video to educate volunteer groups on how to quickly build housing in slum areas.
Ten of the 25 Periclean Scholars from the Class of 2012 traveled to India this Winter Term to execute projects planned throughout fall semester. The first of these projects was the creation of a training video that will instruct volunteer groups on how to quickly build housing in slum areas. Continue reading
by Emily Hines, January 17, 2012 in The Pendulum
A change in Elon University’s tobacco policy prohibits smoking within 30 feet of the perimeter of any building since fall.
The change has be not been accompanied by accommodations for smokers, a possible factor of the ineffectiveness of the policy, according to Jordan Perry, coordinator for student development on substance education.
by Emily Hines, November 11, 2011 in The Pendulum
With the recent passing of the Affordable Care Act, some university health centers are being forced to adjust their fees because of changes under the preventative care portion of the act, which lists several preventative medications and measures that are covered under universal health care.
by Emily Hines, October 25, 2011, in The Pendulum
Before Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in March 2010, the least-insured group in America was adults ages 19-24, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.
“Young people sometimes think they’re invincible, but it’s important for everyone to have insurance,” said Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, in a post to the White House Blog in September. “One car accident, one slip in a shower or one sudden illness can result in months or even years of health care bills that can bankrupt the average family if that son or daughter is uninsured.”
Despite top Sierra Club ranking, some calling for bigger ‘green’ push
by Emily Hines, October 15,2011 in The Pendulum
Elon was recently ranked no. 57 in a list of the top “cool schools” by the Sierra Club. Recycling is just one of the ways the campus attempts to remain “green.” Photo by Julia Murphy.
Though Elon University is making a large push for sustainability, some students are calling for even more action by students, staff and faculty.
The Sierra Club recently released the 2011 “Coolest School” rankings. Elon was ranked no. 57 out of 118 schools on the list, scoring lowest in the category of energy.