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A prom to remember
Spectrum gives students a second
opportunity for a high school staple
With all the glamour and
the low-bucigct decorations
characteristic of a high school
dance, Spectrum held its
second annual prom Nov. 14,
giving students of'all sexual
orientations a chance to
experience the special night
while being themselves.
Spectrum, the gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transgender and
straight alliance on campus,
threw its first prom last year in
support of what many colleges
and universities are calling
"A lot of gay people couldn’t
go to the prom or didn’t feel
comfortable going in high
school," said sophomore Aly
Poggi, one of the dance's
The gender-sensitive prom
did not require guests to bring
a date, and many of those in
attendance chose not to.
The blue and green
streamers hanging from the
ceiling of McCoy Commons
complimented the dark blue
tablecloths and sparkling false-
flower centerpieces for the
“Under the Sea” theme. There
was even a photo backdrop set
up for students to take prom
For some, the atmosphere
was a stark contrast to their
high school prom experiences.
“I’m gay, and I wasn't out
at the time,” senior Brandon
Tynon said of his high school
prom. “It's nicer since I’m not
trying to pretend I’m someone
I'm not. It’s just much more
Outfits ranged from
glittering ball gowns to khakis
and ties, while men and women
alike came clad in three-piece
“We’re doing this so no one
feels left out or excluded,"
sophomore co-chair Valerie
Later that night, Resovsky
and Danny Glassmann, a staff
member for Residence Life and
the Multicultural Center, were
crowned prom queen and king.
The competition didn't
follow traditional rules.
“Last year we had two
queens," Poggi said. “A guy and
Valerie Resovsky and Danny Glassmann were crowned
queen and king at Spectrum’s second annual gay prom.
Jackie Channey and Aly Poggi mimic a traditional
prom pose while taking a break from the action.
JR Riegel, Aly Poggi, and Leigh Lampley were in attendance at the event, and
enjoyed the festive decorations to enhance the prom atmosphere.
Students work together to create spiritual CD
Sure, you’ve seen them worship and
get involved in the Elon community.
But Catholic Campus Ministry’s newest
endeavor is music to the ears.
The organization plans to release
a CD, called Patchwork, this Friday. It
features spiritual performances from
individual students, student groups
and the Catholic Campus Ministry’s
The CD began when Father
Gerry Waterman, Catholic Campus
minister, thought up the idea and
approached professor Barth Strempek's
entrepreneurial class to undertake it.
Senior Alex Buchheim began
working on this project for the class
last fall, during his junior year, by
brainstorming and formulating ideas.
Along with senior Marvin Morgan, he
began working with Father Gerry to
execute the CD.
“I have had a pretty close
relationship with Father Gerry since
freshman year and saw the potential
in this project," Buchheim said. “I also
knew that this project was very close
to Father Gerry and wanted to see it
come to fruition."
During the spring semester of
junior year, Buchheim and his partners
began creating the business plan for
the project and were put in contact
with musicians and artists who Father
Gerry wanted to see on the CD.
That same semester, Buchheim and
Morgan were joined by other students
to work on the CD, including senior
Alex Matthews and junior Lily Brown,
who handled much of the art design
and talent for the CD.
Recording for the CD also began in
the spring. Students Paul Ahlgrim and
Erin Lobdell joined the others, helping
to plan the upcoming release party as
well as the marketing of the CD.
“Throughout the entire process
professor Strempek has provided
insight and advice that has helped
us to reach where we are today,"
Sophomore Erin Sawyer, CCM
minister of community building, is one
of the artists featured on the CD.
Sawyer, who sings in the CCM
choir every Sunday, said she is excited
about getting the word out about CCM
through this project.
“It will really get CCM’s name out
there as being a prominent group on
campus," she said. “We have so many
Catholics on campus that 1 think it will
be an easy way for those that are not
necessarily practicing to want to come
have fun with us."
Buchheim said Bryan Baker, a senior
audio producer at Elon, and the School
of Communications were instrumental
in getting the charity project off the
“The most important part of this
project is that all proceeds from the
sales of the CD will go to charity," he
A Web site is being put together to
market the CD further.
The release party for Patchwork will
be held at 5 p.m. Friday on the first
floor atrium of the Koury business
center. Friday. The CD will be sold
for $15, which will go towards CCM,
and artists featured on the CD will
Want a copy?
What: A CD featuring
spiritual performances by
students, student groups and
the Catholic Campus iVlinistry
When: A release party will
be held on Friday at 5 p.m. in
the first-floor atrium of Koury
Who: Father Gerry
: Waterman, Catholic
Campus minister, with the
help of students from an
Why: To raise money for
Catholic Campus Ministries
and attract publicity for the
NEWS IN BRIEF
“Blackout Elon” hosts awareness
“Blackout Elon,” a campaign
to correct misconceptions about
student drinking, is hosting
a series of events this month.
Three movie trailer spoofs,
based on “E.T.,” “Pulp Fiction”
and “Napoleon Dynamite,” are
posted on YouTube and aim to
provide information about student
Today is Blackout Elon Day.
Students are encouraged to vvear
all black and clothespins with
information about drinking on
them. A table is set up in Moseley
with more information and
Tomorrow, an event will be held
at Lighthouse that emphasizes
low-risk drinking behaviors.
Interest meeting for social
The Social Entrepreneurship
Scholars Program is recruiting its
second class. Current freshmen
can apply to the program, which
emphasizes service learning.
Students participate in course
work, service learning, seminars,
workshops and service trips that
focus on problems in the local
Applications for the three-year
program are available online at
http://org.elon.edu/ses and are
due March 20. An interest meeting
for students will be held tomorrow
at 4 p.m. in Ward Octagon.
Questions should be directed to
Angela Lewellyn Jones at ajonesS «
elon.edu or Mary Morrison at
Children’s program at Beck Pool
A children’s program will be
held this Saturday at Beck Pool.
The free event, called Pumpkins
at the Pool, will have several
activities, including pumpkin
painting, pumpkin basketball in
the pool and bobbing for apples.
There will be food and prizes.
The event begins at 10 a.m. and
ends at noon. To sign up or get
more information, speak with a
lifeguard at the pool.
Knitting circle on Sunday
The Friends of the Elon
Community Garden are
sponsoring “Stitch and Sip” on
Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Tea
and cookies will be provided at
the knitting circle. All levels of
knitters are welcome to attend,
and needles and yarn will be
provided. The event will be held in
the Truitt Center.
“How to Succeed as a
Lambda Pi Eta, the
Communications Honor Society,
is hosting “How to Succeed
as a Communications Major”
tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in LaRose
Digital Theater. Students and
professors will be available
to answer questions and give
advice to students who are
considering a major or minor
in communications. Light
refreshments will be provided.
Event planning class hosts Casino
On Friday, the LSM Event
Planning class will host a Casino
Night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the
Olde Forest Racquet Club. There
will be games, food, drinks and
prizes provided by local sponsors.
Tickets are $15 and can be
bought at the door or by sending
a check to Same Christenbury at
campus box 3736. Checks should
be made out to LSM 277. All
proceeds go to Loaves and Fishes.
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