Judging vs. sentencing

Ashley Krause, Copy Editor

February 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

While I have been fortunate enough to not encounter sexual assault, many other people have been less fortunate. Recently, there has been a media frenzy surrounding the trial of Larry Nassar, the man who has been convicted of ...

Melina’s Memorandum: What to know about the stock market tumble

Melina Much, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Monday, Feb. 5, the U.S. stock market stumbled, causing the largest drop on record for the Dow Jones industrial average (Dow) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index (S & P 500). The Dow fell more than 1,000 po...

Passion before paycheck

Joshua Hardee, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Last semester, I was taking a full load, which included a physics class, calculus class and a four-hour lab. I only had ten-minute breaks between each, and because of the exhaustion I was feeling, I came to an important realization. ...

Keepin’ it Reel: “The Greatest Showman”

Jacob Suggs, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Michael Gracey’s new musical, “The Greatest Showman,” is both a literal and metaphorical crowd pleaser. On one hand, it’s a fantastic biopic about the life of P.T. Barnum, and tells the incredible story of the curious i...

Sex education is important

Sara Porter, Assistant Editor

February 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

We all remember the moment in health class when our teacher stood up and announced the topic of discussion for the day would be sex. I remember the girls behind me snickering. The uncomfortable tension in the air was so thick ...

End childhood Obesity

Sarah Jones, Assistant Editor

February 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Growing up, one of my favorite things about school was lunch. It’s a toss-up between pizza day and chicken ring day as to which day was the best. I’ve never had pizza that tasted like delicious cardboard anywhere other than my...

Keepin’ It Reel: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Jacob Suggs, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018

Filed under Reviews

It’s been two years since “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” shocked the world by both reinventing the franchise and reminding almost everyone why they fell in love with “Star Wars” to begin with. Director J.J. Abrams c...

Melina’s Memorandum: The dangers of electing celebrity presidents

Melina Much, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It’s hard not to like Oprah, or at a minimum not acknowledge all the amazing things she has overcome in her personal life and the successes she has had in her career. She is a billionaire media mogul that has successfully revolutionize...

FMU: a home away from home

Harrison Smith, Sports Writer

January 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

For a small, state-supported liberal arts college in the Pee Dee area of South Carolina, FMU holds an incredibly diverse student population. From the exchange students that spend only a year here to some of the athletes that spend th...

The thrifting advantage

Sara Porter, Assistant Editor

January 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I started thrifting, or shopping in  thrift stores, after I went on a weekend shopping trip that left me unsatisfied, self-conscious and bored. For a while, I was feeling like my style, body-type and personality were not syncin...

There’s power in participation

Sarah Jones, Assistant Editor

January 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Imagine you are sitting in class listening to your professor talk about the lesson they spent hours preparing for. They ask a question to the class clearly waiting for an answer from you or one of your classmates. You nervously...

The southern snow dilemma

Ashley Krause, Copy Editor

January 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

What is happening? There are these white, dusty flakes coming out of the sky. The temperature is less than 60 degrees. Am I going to freeze? We need to go inside. Is the world ending? I don’t know. But, what I do know is th...

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