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Championship Ambitions On and Off the Mat

Franklin Melton, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

Heavyweight wrestler Rayshawn Dixon, a senior wrestler and HHP major, hails from Fayetteville, NC and strives to be a champion both on the mat and in life. Dixon came here hungry to make a difference...

Senior Brodie Johnson, right, and Coach Dan Caston retrieve their discs from the basket and head to the next hole.

Disc Go Dis Way

Grace Weaver, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

"Did you mean to hit that tree?" jokes Brodie Johnson, senior, as he witnesses a bright green disc thrown by his opponent soar directly into the leaves above. There always seems to be some light banter...

Students Show Love for Coffee House

Refentse Maselwa, Editor February 20, 2024

Thomas Gray once said: “Poetry is thoughts that breathe and words that burn.” If you want a breath of fresh air and a flame to keep you warm inside, the coffee house might be exactly what you need,...

BSU Hosts Black Excellence Sunday

Refentse Maselwa, Editor February 16, 2024

The Black Student Union (BSU) collaborated with the Inner-Faith Fellowship Ministries Church Feb. 4 to organize a soul-lifting, spirit-tingling, joy-spreading Sunday service. “I think planning was...

Bridgewater Slips By Men in OT Victory

Compiled by Staff February 15, 2024

A lot went right for the men's basketball team Wednesday night. They had three players in double figures, one with a double-double, and senior Calvin Washington threw down a monster dunk that stopped...

Women’s Basketball Downs EMU

Compiled by Staff February 15, 2024

The thing about steam locomotives is that they take a while to get really moving, but once they do, they roll right on down the track. Such was the case with the Lady Panthers basketball team last...

Men’s Basketball Ends Skid, Tops Randolph

Compiled by Staff February 2, 2024

After losing six out of the last seven games--and the last five straight--the men's basketball team notched one on the W side Wednesday, defeating Randolph College 82-67 at Swartz Gym. It was slow...

Chrysalis Revealed to Packed House

Compiled by Staff November 18, 2023

They had to bring out more chairs to accommodate the audience. Friday night's Chrysalis Reveal was so well attended, officials had to augment the seating for what had been standing room only. English...

Panther Singers and Jazz Combo Perform Fall Concert

Compiled by Staff November 16, 2023

The Panther Singers and Jazz Combo took audience members on a musical journey Wednesday night in Vaughan Chapel that wound through the "Shenandoah", to places up "On Broadway" on a "Sunday Afternoon"...

The draft horse pull is always one of the big draws at the Folklife Festival.

Folklife at Fifty

Kyle Markowitz, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

The fourth Saturday of October is always distinctive in the Village of Ferrum and on campus. This year was no different. It was a golden day. One of those late-autumn October mornings and afternoons....

Former Panther Deshone Hicks (right) drives to the basket for a layup against his defender in a game for the Finland Raider Basket pro team.

Dropping Dimes and Draining Threes

Darwin Randolph II November 1, 2023

Alumni Deshone Hicks (class of '23) crossed the Atlantic to start his professional basketball career. Hicks has been in Finland since August and is hoping to help pave the way for other basketball players...

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