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Students Show Love for Coffee House

Refentse Maselwa, Editor February 20, 2024

Thomas Gray once said: “Poetry is thoughts that breathe and words that burn.” If you want a breath of fresh air and a flame to keep you warm inside, the coffee house might be exactly what you need,...

Kiana Sommerville Walks into the SET office to get her treats before they run out.

Treat Tuesdays Offer Respite

Refentse Maselwa, Editor February 19, 2024

Stomach rumbles, mind blank, but not yet ready for lunch. Student Engagement Team (SET) office has Treat Tuesdays during common hour and happen every last Tuesday of every month. There are snacks...

Macbeth Opens On Campus This Week

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer February 19, 2024

The days left of rehearsal dwindle as the  Theater Arts Department sets the stage for the upcoming performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth on campus. The production will make its debut this Thurs., Feb....

The Panther Nation fills the seats and partakes in the friendly competition at the Rocky Mount Bowling Center.

Students Make Trek to Rocky Mount for Bowling Night

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

Members of the  Panther Nation spent the afternoon at Rocky Mount Bowling Center Jan. 26. The activity was offered by the Office of Student Engagement. The local facility was filled with the cheer...

Lee ODell leads centering exercises in a restorative yoga session.

Relax and Restore

Eliza Copes, Staff Writer February 8, 2024

There is many ways one can relax--from writing to watching a sunset. Many prefer the way of yoga. Yoga is an ancient practice that can help relax and restore. It has been known to enhance flexibility,...

On left, from left, the Frogtown Hollow Jug Band Jubilee consists of Wendell Porcupine, Charlie Muskrat, Emmet Otter, and Harvey Beaver. In the photo on the right is the band without the make-up. They are from left, Django Burgess, freshman; Stewart Werner, junior; Emily Walker, junior; and Rachel Blankenship-Tucker, assistant director.

Emmet Otter Jug Band Brings Existing Chemistry to the Stage

Compiled by Staff December 13, 2023

When the members of the rock band Kiss decided to remove their make-up in 1983, it revealed four average musicians who made one of the biggest marketing blunders of their careers. When the Frogtown...

Emmet Otters Jug Band Christmas features many hand-fashioned puppets such as this owl that were built by the crew and actors.

Commentary: Spectacular Emmet Otter Show Exceeds Ambitious Goals

Lana Whited, Special to the Iron Blade December 8, 2023

Sliding in the snow with her son Emmet, Alice (“Ma”) Otter observes, “Pa didn’t leave us much, but that old slide is just about enough.” Having just about enough is a key theme in Emmet...

The cast of Emmet Otters Jug Band Christmas  performs the final number of the show during the curtain call.

Emmet Otter Opens

Compiled by Staff December 6, 2023

In one scene, a 35-foot mural scrolled from wing to wing while a makeshift rowboat piloted by otters floated down the river. In another, critters from throughout all of Waterville gathered at the...

From left, Gage Shelton, junior; Troy Smith, junior; and Scout Lynch, sophomore; begin the process of bringing puppets to life via needle and thread.

Dinner Theatre Players Prep for Emmet Otter Performances

Compiled by Staff November 30, 2023

The days are long, and the sounds are busy, but the mood is light, and the energy is high. A cacophony emerges from within the Sale Theatre and below, as saws hum, hammers bang, ideas are tossed...

Music Department Plans England Trip

Music Department Plans England Trip

Refentse Maselwa, Editor November 27, 2023

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”--Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss couldn’t have said it better, because the music department is...

Chrysalis Revealed to Packed House

Compiled by Staff November 18, 2023

They had to bring out more chairs to accommodate the audience. Friday night's Chrysalis Reveal was so well attended, officials had to augment the seating for what had been standing room only. English...

Brad Dalton, 77 Restaurant owner, speaks with customers about travel baseball.

Nothing Screams Local Like the 77 Restaurant

Kyle Markowitz, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

Friends, Family, and Ferrum is the heart and soul of the 77 Restaurant. The smell of hot coffee and home cooking fills patrons when walking into the restaurant.  Staff walk around with smiles on their...

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