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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...

Senior, Juan Garcia, takes an at-bat for the Panthers against Bridgewater College.

Baseball Drops Two Double Headers

Eliza Copes, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

Sun., March 24, the Panthers faced Eastern Mennonite University at home for a double header. Ferrum dropped both games, with the score of the first being 12-8, and the score of the second was 17-6. In...

The Ferrum Farmers Market will mark the entrance to what will become Ferrum Park. Supervisors last week voted to allow the Friends of Ferrum Park proposal to proceed.

Park Proposal Passes

Kyle Markowitz, Editor April 1, 2024

After a year-long battle, Friends of Ferrum Park’s proposal was accepted by the Board of Supervisors of Franklin County last Monday. “Emotional rollercoaster is incredibly accurate.  We kind of...

At right, Tripoom Jala, junior, and Kevin Nester, junior, prepare for the ball in an intense doubles match.

Men’s Tennis Falls

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer March 22, 2024

Tennis continues to fall as the season continues following Spring Break. The post-break matches began March 10 on the home court, with a loss against Olivet. The women's team lost 1-8, and the Men...

Jairo Herbas, freshman, forehands the ball to his opponents on the opposite side of the court.

Moving Forward, One Hit at a Time

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

The Panthers continue forward as the spring tennis season continues for a second week. Men's Tennis played against Randolph last Wed., Feb. 21, and Guilford Sun., Feb. 25. Women's Tennis competed...

From left, Jamerise Holland, freshman and member of the SET, stands with trivia winners Luke Morgan, senior; Airiana Beverley, junior; and Kiana Somerville, senior.

The Answer Is: What is, Black Excellence?

Franklin Melton, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

Twelve players, fifty-seven questions, and only one grand prize. Trivia night began once again, boasting a Black Excellence theme this time around. The Black Students Union hosted a Black Excellence...

Tripoom TJ Jala projects the ball across the court as he follows through with a backhand swing.

Game. Set. Match. Let the Season Begin!

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

Men's Tennis opened its Spring 2024 season Sat., Feb. 17, on their home courts in a match against Hampden-Sydney College. While perhaps the game lacked in the favoring of the Panthers, with a scored...

Emily Arrington, Senior, looks at her creation.

Students Capture a Permanent Rainbow

Eliza Copes, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

Settling into seats in Honors 215, Science and Art class, Biochemistry Professor Natalia Smelkova starts the class with instructions for the lab. The lab includes light emissions spectrum, absorption,...

Breanna Weaver, senior, had the second-highest batting average on the team last season, coming in at .304, and her fielding percentage was at .964.

Softball to Start Season Saturday

Kyle Markowitz, Editor February 15, 2024

The Lady Panthers take the field this Saturday on the road against Christopher Newport. At the helm, is Head Coach Joshua Freeman, and this will be his first year at the college. “The goals for...

Darrian Johnson, senior, throws for a record at the Liberty Open.

Track and Field Breaks Two School Records at Liberty Open

Kyle Markowitz, Editor February 14, 2024

Track and Field traveled to Liberty University for the Liberty Open, the first weekend of February.  Darrian Johnson and Antaveon Steele finished the weekend beating their own personal and school...

Senior Rayshawn Dixon won at 285 pounds and improved to 24-0 this season.

Maroons Take Panthers in ODAC Wrestling

Cody Gibson, Sports Editor February 6, 2024

The Panthers men's wrestling team dropped an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) dual meet to Roanoke College, fall 38-9 at the Cregger Center last Thursday. The match started at the 141-pound weight...

Kayla Fedison stands in front of her first place poster at NCHC conference in Chicago.

Kayla Fedison takes First Place at NCHC Conference

Kyle Markowitz, Editor February 1, 2024

The Windy City held host to the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference, where Kayla Fedison’s presentation blew the judges away, as she won first place. Fedison’s project topic was...

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