Xernay Aniwar

Administrative Intern

Xernay Aniwar

Xernay (JerN-eye) Aniwar is a graduate of Elon University, where she studied strategic communications and psychology.

Born in Beijing, China, Xernay spent the first eleven years of her childhood influenced by both Chinese and American values. After moving to Massachusetts, and becoming fully immersed in American culture, she became fascinated with observing and analyzing the differences in behavior between different types of societies and demographics. Xernay enjoys stories that contradict stereotypes and is passionate about accurate media representation of women and other marginalized members of society.

 

Ways to Connect

woman wearing Virtual Reality glasses
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For years North Carolina has been one of the fastest-growing states in the nation. This growth has had a profound impact on the state’s environment, government and economy. 

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This year marks what would have been the 100th birthday of jazz legend Thelonious Monk. 

Chips aisle in the grocery store
Pixabay

 In his 2018 budget proposal, President Donald Trump proposed a cut of more than $190 billion to SNAP  – the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – in the next 10 years. 

Courtesy of Tift Merritt & Bernhardt Design / bdesignny

Seventeen months after the birth of her daughter, singer-songwriter Tift Merritt is gearing up for an international tour through Europe later this month with her baby by her side. 

Courtesy of Daniel Snyder

Magnolia Collective is made up of local musicians who describe their sound as psychedelic rock fused with Southern Gothic. 

Cindy Whitehead
Jennifer Robertson

Cindy Whitehead pursued a career in pharmaceuticals to help solve real problems that were affecting people’s health. She was especially outraged by what she perceived as sexism at the Food and Drug Administration after it rejected a new drug named Addyi that would treat low sexual desire in women. 

Hemp plant
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Cannabis has historically been a taboo subject in North Carolina, but this year, that may be beginning to change thanks to a new law supporting a pilot program for industrial hemp farming.