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


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...

Seniors grab their cap and gowns in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room.

The Years Are Short; The Days Are Long

Cody Gibson, Sports Editor April 25, 2024

It's almost time for the class of 2024 to start a new chapter in their life. Luke Morgan, senior, is about to take the next step after being a Panther for the past four years. "It was crazy kind...

Gabriel Alavarez, sophomore, sends the ball to the opposing side of the court.

Tennis Closes Spring Season

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer April 22, 2024

The Panthers have fought hard as the spring 2024 tennis season is coming to an end, striving to close on a good note. Sat. April 13, both teams were off, by road trip, to Virgina Beach to compete against...

A sign directs attendees to the location of the grand reopening of the Farmers Market.

Fresh and Fun Featured at Farmer’s Market Reopening

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer April 22, 2024

April 18 was a Thursday evening long-awaited in the Village of Ferrum. Months upon months, to be exact. It wasn't a particular holiday, memorial or remembrance day, or seasonal tradition of the locality,...

Earth Day Jam hosted at the BRIM from 3:00-8:30 p.m.

Monday Night Jam Goes Green

Kyle Markowitz, Editor April 22, 2024

This afternoon and evening, the BRIM and Monday Night Jam are coming together for an Earth Day celebration. The festivities today will be hosted at the Blue Ridge Museum and Institute with festivities...

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...

Bob Pohlad, left, and Ferrum Forward Chair Jennie West help with the unveiling of the Villages new historical marker

Marker Makes History

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer April 15, 2024

It was a brief ceremony, yet a historical moment Saturday as members of the Ferrum community gathered to unveil the Village's new historical marker. Members of the audience parked alongside the street...

Michael Hamm, junior, Jamaari Blackburn, freshman, and Joe Bissue, senior, mulch inside the campus center with their track and field teammates.

Day of Service

Compiled by Staff April 15, 2024

In keeping with the college's motto of "Not Self, But Others", students, faculty, and staff participated in the bi-annual Day of Service April 4. A myriad of projects took place across campus--from...

Tripoom Jala, sophomore, and Kevin Nester, junior, face their opponents in a doubles match.

Tennis Bounces Back

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

As the final two weeks of the spring season draw close, Panthers Tennis took a swing in a winning direction, taking a first overall match win on Sun. April 7. The weekend did not start out on such a...

The map of Conference Carolinas starting in the 2025-26 school year.

College Goes D-II

Kyle Markowitz, Editor April 11, 2024

The athletic journey on campus continues to grow as Ferrum will be the sixteenth school to join Conference Carolinas in the 2025-26 school year. The NCAA Division II conference will host 18 sports between...

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