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Women’s Soccer Battles Hard in ODAC Loss

Compiled by Staff September 25, 2023

Ashli Wuss spent a lot of time in the air Friday night. The sophomore goalkeeper also spent a lot of time on the ground. In total, Wuss jumped, shuffled, dived, punched, and parried her way to 14...

Women’s Soccer Takes Close One Over EMU

Compiled by Staff September 22, 2023

It looked like it would be an easy night for the women's soccer team. Bri Bitz, junior, scored off an assist from Kayla Fedison, junior, in the first six minutes, and it appeared as though the women...

Bait and Switch

Compiled by Staff September 22, 2023

Leaves crunch underfoot, and small twigs snap as Bailey Peek, freshman, and Forestry and Wildlife Professor Todd Fredericksen duck underneath a canopy of trees just off the Writers Trail by Dyer Hall. The...

Foreground, Mary Turner, left; Don Vineyard, right; and Rebecca Saunders, far right; steady the sign while Ed Saunders (behind the sign) fastens hardware to it.

Ferrum Forward Updates Both Ends of Village

Compiled by Staff September 19, 2023

It's Friday, it's hot, and a small bead of sweat slowly slips down Mary Turner's brow as she drills holes in a signpost along Route 40 in Ferrum. The whine of the drill drowns out the squawking cicadas...

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...

Bethany Worley, Director of Blue Ridge Institute and Museum presents details of the 50-year anniversary of the Folk Life Festival in Ferrum.

Ferrum Forward’s Annual Meeting Covers New Change and Old Tradition

Kyle Markowitz September 16, 2023

At Ferrum Forward’s annual meeting Sept. 12, Friends of Ferrum Park proposed a public park to Steve Sandy with the Department of Development in Franklin County. The property in question shares a border...

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:...

Payton Rausch, (12) sophomore, heads the ball for one of his three goals on the night.

Men’s Soccer Rolls Over Mary Baldwin

Compiled by Staff September 14, 2023

Payton Rausch scored his first goal of the season last night. And his second. And his third. "He's a guy we knew had goals within him," said Head Coach Matt Cureton. "We knew we were waiting...

At right, Thabelo Nemulodi, junior, had a goal and an assist in the season opener against Southern Virginia.

Women’s Field hockey Opens The Season On The Road With a 1-3 Record

Franklin Melton, Staff Writer September 13, 2023

Women's field hockey went on the road to kick off its season and currently hold a 1-3 record. They defeated Southern Virginia in the season opener on Sept. 2 and then lost to Meredith, Wittenberg, and...

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...

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...

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