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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...

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...

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...

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...

Ferrum Farmers Market is announcing its Re-opening April 18 from 3-7.

Farm Fresh to Ferrum

Eliza Copes, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

Ferrum Farmers Market is opening its gates back up to the public April 18 for the Opening Day Celebration. This market has farm fresh fruits and vegetables, crafts and other wares from local vendors in...

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,...

Jenny West, Ferrum Forward Chair, speaks during the April meeting.

Only Steps Forward, Never Back, with Ferrum Forward

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

With the rain continuing to settle across the mountainous terrain of Ferrum College in the background, members of Ferrum Forward gathered once more in the lobby of the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum on...

Students, faculty, staff, friends, and family alike gather as the academic awards ceremony is soon to begin.

An Amiable Honor of Academic Achievement

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer April 8, 2024

For many students, faculty, staff, friends, and family members, Fri., April 5, marked a day both notable and to remembers folks congregated in Vaughn Chapel at 3 p.m. that afternoon. And, although...

Gentry Lockes Spring Presentation Hosts and Speakers will be speaking on the subject of Artificial Intelligence.

Gentry Locke Spring Speaker Series to Focus on A.I.

Kyle Markowitz, Editor April 8, 2024

Gentry Locke Law Firm is teaming up with Ferrum College to host the Gentry Locke Speaker Series April 10. The spring presentation will have a panel of multiple speakers with the focus on Artificial...

Ashli Wuss, junior, pies President Mirta Martin as the finale to the DIII Week fundraiser.

Coaches Versus Confections

Franklin Melton, Staff Writer April 7, 2024

March 13 is known as Pie Day. It came late to campus this year--April 2 to be exact. But this pie had nothing to do with math, however--it was more Cool Whip based. Out on the Quad, chairs were...

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