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    Uni in the UK versus College in the USA

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    By Niamh Sammon Having spent almost an entire academic year immersing myself in the world of American College as a Northern Irish student, I thought it would be useful, if not a bit of craic (fun), to reflect and relate my experience here at Ferrum College with that of home. First and foremost, the amount […]

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  • Dennis Dimick: Chronicling Environmental Degradation with Beautiful Photos

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    By Patrick Duggan Dennis Dimick is a bonafide photography superhero. His devotion to photojournalism and environmental activism blossomed into a decorated career that spanned multiple publications, culminating as National Geographic’s executive editor of environment. Now a retired father of two college-aged women, he still works with NatGeo in an advisory position, but spends most of […]

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  • Virginia Senator Tim Kaine Visits Ferrum

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    By Patrick Duggan On April 12, President Spooner hosted another town hall meeting in Vauhn Chapel with special guest Senator Tim Kaine. Kaine talked about his past in public service and policy and his educational background. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and later earned his law degree from Harvard. While […]

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  • Brexit Begins

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    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 […]

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  • All About St. Patrick’s Day

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    By Niamh Sammon and Sarah Shuford St Patrick, known as the patron Saint of the Emerald Isle, was born in Britain in 387AD. He was captured and brought to Ireland by Irish pirates at the age of sixteen and worked as a shepherd until the age of about twenty two, when he experienced a “spiritual […]

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  • Celebrity Journalist Beth Macy Visits

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    by Patrick Duggan Celebrity journalist Beth Macy spent the last couple months touring the country in support of her new book, Truevine, with stops in Rich- mond, Washington DC, and New York City. On Oct. 25, she spent an evening at Ferrum College talking to students and faculty about how she dug up the incredible […]

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  • 43rd Annual Folklife Festival

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Coon Dog Open Water Race Still Main Attraction by C.J. Reed Every year in Franklin County, Ferrum College hosts the annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival. Here, the community as well as people from all over the state get together in a day of fun and hard work to put on the best festival around. There […]

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  • Students Volunteer Over Fall Break To Help Those In Need After Tornado Hits Waverly Virginia

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    by Nia Pettiford Over fall break, six Ferrum students and two instructors volunteered their time in Waverly, Virginia. Waverly was hit by a deadly tornado in February that did tremendous damage to the entire community. With coordination from Dean of Chapel Jan Nicholson-Angles, the work team volunteered with the Virginia United Methodist Volunteers in Mission […]

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  • Brother4brother Takes On UVA

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    By Chris Rogers Ferrum College mentoring program, Brother4brother, planned a day trip to attend the Julian Bond Symposium at the University of Virginia. The symposium honors the life of Julian Bond and his legacy of fighting for civil rights and against social injustice. It was fitting that the symposium be held at UVA, since Bond […]

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  • Football Recap On Panthers Vs. Panthers

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    by Hunter Ferguson & Chris Rogers Ferrum Football traveled down to Georgia to play the LaGrange College Panthers Oct. 22, 2016. Following a 42-19 lost last week to Maryville, Ferrum’s record dropped to 3-3 overall (1-2 USA South). Star freshman running back Brian Mann and the Panthers would be to be too much to handle […]

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Other Stories

Dec
9

Theatre Arts Presents Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

By: Alexis Witcher The Ferrum College Theatre Arts Department presented Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Anna Deavere Smith’s work about the devastating human impact of the Los Angeles riots in 1992. The performances were held on Nov. 17 to 19 in Schoolfield Hall’s FLEX Theatre. Dramatists Play Service writes about Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, on its […]

Dec
9

Panthers Top the Royals

By: Quentin Mack The Ferrum Panthers basketball team had a close victory against the Eastern Mennonite Royals basketball team on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the Swartz Gym. Though the Royals managed to tie with the Panthers a few times, especially in the latter half of the game, the Royals fell behind as the final score […]

Nov
19

Ferrum Football: Senior Night

By: Allison Martin      On Nov. 7th, the Panthers faced Averett University of Danville, VA on the newly finished Adams Stadium Turf Field. The seniors were overjoyed to be able to play their last game at home on their new field. It was definitely worth the wait! Although the rain was persistent, it did not […]

Nov
18

Men’s Wrestling

By: Kaitlin Owens

Nov
18

Men’s Basketball Open with Exhibition Game at West Point

By: Myles Francisco The Men’s basketball team played an exhibition match against the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.  This is Bill Tharp’s eleventh year as head coach of the Panthers. Tharp was a 1996 West Point graduate and spent five years in the U.S. Army as an artillery officer. The Panthers lost (93-54) in […]

Nov
18

Ferrum Men’s Wrestling

By: Kaitlin Owens Ferrum College Panthers hosted its home opener on Nov. 14 against Spartanburg Methodist College (1-1) at Swartz Gym and won the non-conference duel with a 44-0 score. When the match started, Justin Zimmerman accepted a forfeit at 125 and then next nine matches posted the second shutout in school history. Robert Cunningham […]

Nov
18

Holocaust Survivor

By: Chris Rogers On Nov. 10, Nancy Wright-Beasley, a freelance writer from Richmond, held a presentation about Holocaust Survivors from Lithuania in the Panther’s Den. She wrote a story about meeting Holocaust survivors called “Izzy’s Fire”. During the presentation, she discussed the things she saw at the Konvo ghetto camp where Jews were being held […]

Nov
18

Women’s Basketball

By: Mary-Beth Worley Ferrum Women’s basketball team (1-1) went against Catholic University (1-1) on the second day of the Tip-Off Tournament Classic at Randolph-Macon College. Catholic University took a strong lead in the first quarter with a 22-8 lead to set the tone of the game. Catholic University continued to extend the lead to a […]

Nov
5

Folk Life Festival: Behind the Scenes

By: Allison Martin On Saturday, Oct. 24, the annual folk life festival was held right here at Ferrum College. There was music, coon dog races, families, and food. The Folk Life Festival was held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many people from the community came out to enjoy these festivities. Anyone can go to […]

Nov
5

Ferrum Outdoors’ Indoor Promo

By: Quentin Mack On September 10th, Ferrum Outdoors had a promotional event at the Panther’s Den in Franklin Hall. Heading this promotional event was Dan Caston, Interim Coordinator of the Ferrum Outdoors program, who was assisted by senior staff member, Max Ruozzi, and several volunteers hoping to attract new members. Despite the number of activities […]