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Thabelo Nemulodi, junior, dribbles the ball with no defender in sight.

Ready To Take On Medicine

Refentse Maselwa, Editor September 19, 2023

Not only is she speedy in accelerating her career, she is speedy on the field, too. Thabelo Nemulodi, a junior majoring in Pre-Professional Health Science with an emphasis in Pre-Med and a midfielder...

Students participate in disc golf at the colleges practice tee.

Norton Outddors Announces Events/Activities

September 15, 2023

Norton Outdoor Adventures has announced events and activities for the coming week and beyond.   Hooked on Fishing When: Friday, Sept. 15, 6–7 p.m.--weekly on Fridays, until Oct 14. Location:...

Scout Lynch, sophomore, performs a song and paints a picture of Makaila Veney, junior, at a previous coffee house.

Coffee House Slated for Tonight

Compiled by Staff September 13, 2023

Chrysalis, the Undead Poets Society and The Iron Blade have teamed up to host for the first coffee house of theJoin us in the Coffee House of the semester tonight in the Panther's Den. Festivities...

From left, Rachel Blankenship-Tucker; Professor Emily Blankenship-Tucker; and Rex Stephenson, professor emeritus; perform a Jack Tales story at the Ag Fair.

Franklin County Agricultural Fair Host Jack Tales Players and Orchestra Appalachia

Darwin Randolph II, Staff Writer September 8, 2023

An ensemble of Ferrum students and community members performed at the Franklin County Agricultural Fair from Aug. 14- Aug. 20 as part of both the Jack Tales or the Orchestra Appalachia. The college...

Theatre Department Performs Steel Magnolias

Theatre Department Performs ‘Steel Magnolias’

Refentse Maselwa, Editor September 8, 2023

“There’s no such thing as natural beauty.” That's motto of Truvy Jones’ beauty salon in the small town of Chinquapin, Louisiana. Jones, played by Rebecca Crocker, says that this is how she...

The Norton Outdoor Adventures website shows an array of activities available to students.

Norton Outdoors Expo Scheduled for Tomorrow

September 6, 2023

Norton Outdoors Adventures is urging studetns to stop by the Quad tomorrow from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for its Expo. "Please come out and enjoy some hammocks, bike riding, foam sword fighting,...

Students participate in Stanley library escape room.

Stanley Library Creates Escape Room

Franklin Melton, Staff Writer September 5, 2023

The Stanley Library added an escape room last semester as a learning resource and will also have a Murder Mystery theme through the end of September. The idea was formed by the library staff when trying...

Chrysalis is seeking submissions for the fall 2023 edition. Submissions are due by Sept. 4.

‘Chrysalis’ Submissions Due Sept. 4

Compiled by Staff August 31, 2023

Have artwork? Photographs? Stories? Poems? Songs? Chrysalis is seeking submissions for its fall 2023 edition. For the chance to win $100 or $50, students, staff, and faculty, can submit creative...

From left, Truvy (played by Theatre Arts Professdor, Rebecca Crocker), styles Shelbys (played by TJ Baker, senior) hair, while Clairee (English Professor Lana Whited) looks on.

Production of ‘Steel Magnolias’ Set to Begin Aug. 24 and Run Through Aug. 27

Compiled by Staff August 10, 2023

The Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre and Ferrum College Theatre Arts season will open with Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling, on Aug. 24. The comedy-drama is based on a real family’s experiences with diabetes...

From left, Brian Bingham, Recreation Leadership Professor Dan Caston, Kyle Hayhurst, and Seijin Campbell stand at the entrance to the colleges disc golf course.

Disc Golf Tournament Set for Aug. 12

Compiled by Staff August 1, 2023

Brian Bingham stands atop a tee box on the newly renovated Ferrum College Disc Golf Course. He checks the placard: 147 feet. Par 3. He sizes up the shot, winds up a couple times, and lets it fly down...

Rex Stephenson, Emeritus professor of Drama, cuts ribbon to open the Rex Theatre.

From Flex to Rex

Lindsey M. Foster and Marina J. Powell April 26, 2023

The surprise had been kept a secret for the past few months, but the idea had been brewing for a few years. The whole thing was kind of a bait-and-switch. Bait: Lure in Rex Stephenson, Emeritus (retired)...

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