Coffee House Returns to Panther’s Den

Lindsey M. Foster

Lindsey M. Foster, Editor

Musicians, poets, storytellers, oh my!

The Panther’s Den was filled with different performers on Sept. 29 for the first coffee house of the school year with a total of 16 performers.

“I was ecstatic with the turnout and participation,” said Katherine Grimes, Program Coordinator of English.

This coffee house was sponsored by Ferrum College’s Chrysalis and the Iron Blade. 

“We had every student from Chrysalis there and five of them performed,” said Grimes.

Performances ranged from original songs, covers, poems, and people telling personal stories.

“It’s great to see so many talented people on campus and getting to see them share their talents,” said Emma Brubaker, senior.

The coffee house concluded with freshman Gabriel Álvarez with a piano performance of “New York, New York,” by Frank Sinatra that was dedicated to his grandfather.

“The environment was great and people showed greats support,” said Álvarez.

Once the event concluded, there was an unexpected freestyle performance by CJ Hughes, junior; Zion Wade, senior; and Justin Muse, Director of Student Activities.

“It was an event where the brave felt free and the shy felt safe,” said Wade. “It was great to see everyone participate.”

The next coffee house of the semester will be held on Oct. 28 in the Panther’s Den.