Movie Review: IT

by Patrick Duggan It can’t be easy to make a serious movie about an evil, superpowered clown who kills children. The 1990 mini-series rendition of It, Stephen King’s iconic novel, caved under the pressure. If not for Tim Curry’s legendary performance as the title character, I doubt the story would have made it to reboot. […]

An Honest Review of Cabaret

Actors Rehearsing Cabaret

By Staff The Ferrum Theatre Department had high expectations following their hilarious fall performances of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged and the completely captivating and spectacular performance of August Osage County. Unfortunately, with such high expectations, the theatre arts department and the music department fell a bit short from the bar that had […]

All About The Iron Blade – Opinion Piece

By Kaitlin Roeper Every so often you open up your mailbox to find a new volume of The Iron Blade.  Some of you don’t read it and some of you look through to see what’s going on around campus.  One thing that remains a misconception is who puts the newspaper together. For those of you […]

Fashion at Ferrum

By Myles Francisco Ferrum College could potentially be the place where fashion comes to die. While some students use fashion as creative ways to express their emotions, others would not think twice about the clothes they put on to cover up their bodies. The students here at Ferrum College have different ideas of what fashion […]

It’s More Than Just Social Media

By Alysia Goodley Although social media has various positive advantages, there are also plenty of disadvantages. With sites like Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube and Tumblr, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of people from all over the world and some- times lose yourself at the same time. Americans have become particularly emotionally sensitive […]

Hypnotist Wows Crowd As Students Fall Into Trance

by: Nia Pettiford Sat. Nov. 5 the Panthers Den was under the trance of hypnother- apist Steven Stone. At promptly 7pm Stone invited 10 guests to the stage. Within minutes of being on stage Stone spoke his words and made all of the participants fall asleep with the touch of a finger and the sound […]

Appalachian Music At Folklife

by Joseph Pride Most people came to the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival this weekend for the food and some of them stayed for the coon dog racing, but one of the less appreciated attractions was the music. People found themselves at one of the three various music stages, where different bands performed all day. The […]

Bond Between Dog, Trainer And Sheep Strong

by Aleysia Goodley  On Saturday,  Oct. 22, Ferrum hosted the annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, where there was a variety of country foods, music, demonstrations and activities for everyone to enjoy. The event was free for all Ferrum students to experience, and if you did not get the chance to go, you missed a variety […]

Mule Jumping

The mule jumping competition, which took place during the Folk Life Festival on Saturday, October 22, only had two contestants this year. Mindy was the losing mule of the two competing. Mindy decided to not attempt jumping over the 36-inch-high bar. The winning mule  named Ally May  is from Coleman Falls Virginia. Ally May jumped […]

Pulling Teams Of Horses Mean Tons Of Competition

By Jacob Rich The horse pull started 30 minutes late because travelling teams from Florida and Kentucky were caught in traffic. Eight small teams and three big teams competed. The goal of the horse pull was to have each pair of horses pull the weight 37 ½ feet. The competition began with 2000 pounds. Then, […]

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