Brexit Begins

By Niamh Sammon Like the majority of referendums, “Brexit” was born out of long-standing promises made by politicians for change, discontent and a sprinkling (or bucket) of bad luck. With fears over mass immigration from other European countries high and pressure to “get a better deal for Britain” in terms of trade building, former Prime […]

Alumni Spotlight

By CJ Reed Jacob Charles Irvin, known by his peers as “Swirv”, “Irv”, or “Jake,” is an early graduate of Ferrum College who will be walking this coming May. Jake was a part of the baseball team, where he was able to win two conference titles and received two rings during his three years. Irvin […]

Alumni Spotlight: Avery Ardis Tosh

By: Graceanne Gershner 2015 graduate Avery Ardis Tosh updated the Iron Blade about what she’s been up to in the past year and a half since leaving Ferrum. Tosh had a full schedule while she was a student here. She was a double major in liberal arts and Russian with a minor in elementary education. […]

Haley Overstreet: The First To Score In Three Sports

by Graceanne Gershner Senior Haley Overstreet achieved a huge college milestone this October. Overstreet is Ferrum’s first athlete, men or women, to score goals in three sports; soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey. When speaking to her about her experience Overstreet said, “I never saw myself coming to Ferrum and playing three sports.” Overstreet transferred to […]

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 […]

Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Price

by Graceanne Gershner 2016 Ferrum graduate Kyle Price talked to “The Iron Blade” about his experience here in school and how he is enjoying his post grad life. Price described his time here at Ferrum as “ok,”. He said, “I made a lot of great friends and met plenty of good people while I was […]

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, […]

Born & Raised In Ferrum

By AnneGardner Eubank In a rural town of 2,043 people, it’s not unusual for those who grow up in towns like Ferrum to wonder what else is out there in the world. Max Harper, a senior at Ferrum College, was born, raised, and attends school all in the small mountain town of Ferrum, and can’t […]

Real Deal Crazy Game Show

By Aleysia McMillan The Real Deal Crazy Game Show, hosted by New Yorker, Ralph Tetta, represents exactly what the title says. This game included cash prizes for students and mystery box objects, which involved t-shirts, and mystery envelopes that included funny, interactive activities to entertain the audience, such as “do the river dance for $5.00,” […]