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Scout Lynch, sophomore and Chrysalis editor, leads the reveal in the Panthers Den.

Revealed

Eliza Copes, Staff Writer May 1, 2024

The room was lightly lit. Poets, writers, and artists shared laughter and smiles. Many in attendance had contributed to the newest publication of Chrysalis for Spring 2024--and this was their moment. The...

Elgie stalks the grounds outside the library among the plants and flowers.

The First of His Name, The Last of His Kind–Grand Master Elgie

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer April 29, 2024

Prior to the release of summer break and the commencement of the semester, each work-study department evaluates its employees based on a series of performance-based categories. These evaluations incorporate...

The sun gleams into the pavilion as Monday nights jam session commences.

Jamming the Night Away

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer April 19, 2024

It's 7 p.m., on a crisp, spring Monday night, and a cool breeze whispers, carrying the lyrical medley of mandolins, banjos, fiddles, and other acoustic instruments as a group of approximately ten musicians...

Seniors TK Baker, left, and Ashley Patrick played the roles of Joseph and the Narrator, respectively.

Whimsical Joseph Musical Hits the Mark

Refentse Maselwa, Editor April 19, 2024

Have you ever wanted to rewind a show you are watching because of how good it is? Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical adaptation of the well-known Bible story Joseph, most beloved...

Around the World in One Room

Refentse Maselwa, Editor April 10, 2024

Big on travel but haven’t been too far? Natalie Hernandez, Fulbright Scholar, in collaboration with Student Engagement, the Modern Languages Department, and the International Programs office,...

Punt looks off in the distance as the sun rises.

Horsin’ Around

Eliza Copes, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

In my dreams, I see dark, vibrant, green grass with a tint of blue reflecting. It's a cool, crisp morning, and the scent of farmland brushes past my face. The sun is just rising to show all the...

The revamped LEaP Studio is open from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

LEaPing Into Progress

Eliza Copes, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

Bright lights flash from a monitor as the battle begins. One opponent strikes, leaving the player wounded. He replenishes and recovers as he takes another shot at his opponent. Silence. Then a...

It was a frenzied night of friends, smiles, fun, and dancing at the DJ Party in the Panthers Den.

DJ Night fills Panther’s Den

Darwin Randolph II April 1, 2024

It was a sunny Saturday March 16. Anticipation hung in the air for the DJ Party in the Panther's Den to begin at 9 p.m. Alfredo Able-Rivera, a sophomore, eagerly awaited the event. "It is a good...

Cullen Nash-Cleek, senior, prepares to tee off using a forehand throw.

A Little Deeper Than Just Discs

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer March 14, 2024

This weekend, on March 16, the college will host an event called Panther Strong alongside the disc golf tournament on campus. From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, there will be a Spartan DEKA Strong Competition,...

Cullen Nash-Cleek, senior, tees off with a fore-hand throw on the colleges disc golf course.

When Life Gives You Discs–Throw Them Right Back

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

Anticipation is rising for the college's disc golfers and the Spring Opener In partnership with Blade Gaming, Ferrum Disc Golf is set to hold a tournament on Sat. March 16, on campus. This is the...

Macbeth Plays to Sold-Out, Packed Houses

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

Macbeth took center stage on campus over the weekend, hosted by the Theatre Production Department. The show debuted in a students-only performance on Thurs., Feb. 22, and continued with shows across...

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,...

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