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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...

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,...

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...

From left to right, riders Ashly Cutliff, freshman; Abby McGuire, sophomore; and Kolby Snow, sophomore; comprise the equestrian team.

Small Program, Big Dreams

Franklin Melton, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

The college is home to many different sports teams, and among those teams is a small program, the equestrian team. While the team is small in numbers, currently only having three riders, they still...

Riley Young, freshman, hit the go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning of softballs win over Bridgewater.

Softball 3-7 in ODAC Play

Kyle Markowitz, Editor April 11, 2024

In two weeks of conference play, softball is on the outside looking in. After going 1-5 last week, the team sits as the nine seed in the ODAC rankings with 12 games still left to play. “We control...

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...

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,...

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