Don’t judge a dog by its bark

Kyle Graham, Photographer

November 16, 2017

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As an avid dog lover, it bothers me when I hear people discuss how dangerous pit bulls are. Just about everyone I have heard this from has never owned one. A common misconception is that they are naturally aggressive. Where...

Patriot Perspective: Abroad

Taylor Gray, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017

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Summing up the experience of studying abroad is extraordinarily difficult; I have experienced many emotions, experiences and lessons.  Four years ago, when I received a scholarship that required me to study abroad, I was over...

r.ankers: Thor: Ragnarok

Rachel Ankers, Copy Editor

November 16, 2017

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The latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe did not disappoint. “Thor: Ragnarok” was released on Nov. 2 and held all of the major elements that have made so many Marvel films successful. The new movie revolved arou...

The neglect of thanksgiving

Sara Porter, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

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The entire month of October is not only spent in anticipation but also in preparation for Halloween. Pumpkin carving, haunted houses, costume parties and scary movies are all on our minds as soon as the air turns crisp and the...

Melina’s Memorandum: First Openly Transgender Woman Elected Over Incumbent to Virginia Senate

Melina Much, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

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Democrat Danica Roem, an openly transgender woman, makes political history as the first publicly trans individual to hold elected office in the state of Virginia and is among a small number of trans individuals to serve in elec...

Creating local community

Sarah Jones, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

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For the past 15 years, the Florence Downtown Development Corporation (FDDC) and the City of Florence have implemented plans to revitalize downtown Florence. This has included renovating current spaces within the area, beautifying...

Journalism’s higher purpose

Joshua Hardee, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

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There is a general mistrust of journalists; indeed, such wariness has been and always will be very present because of human nature and journalism’s imperfect track record. Journalism, at its heart, strives to share important...

The noble field of journalism

Rachel Ankers, Copy Editor

November 3, 2017

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When I decided to pursue a career in mass media, there were a lot of people who congratulated me for pursuing a noble profession. Yet, there were many others who frowned and asked me if I was sure or told me I was wasting my time...

Melina’s Memorandum

Melina Much, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

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We all have those friends or family member on Facebook who share every headline they see that seems newsworthy. I can practically see them scrolling through Facebook then they suddenly see this piece of news that seemingly blows...

Live on your own timeline

Sarah Jones, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Society puts a lot of pressure on young people to have their lives together by a certain age and to have a certain image throughout their time in college. By the age of 18, we are expected to know what we want to do for the next...

Gifted

Rachel Ankers, Copy Editor

November 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Without watching the trailer, the average person would assume that a movie called “Gifted” starring Chris Evans, most famously known for playing Captain America in the Marvel franchise, would be yet another superhero movie....

Finding beauty in my figure

Jasmine Mitchell, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Have you ever been on social media and seen a post that you couldn’t forget? That happened to me a few weeks ago. It still sits with me the same way it did when it was first posted. It was a post about someone being overweight....

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