Place ban on guns not E-cigs

Mirella Manilla, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

After nine vape-related deaths were reported in the United States this year, several stores have decided to stop selling e-cigarettes, yet some still continue to sell firearms even after astronomical numbers of gun-related deaths have b...

Step out of your comfort zone

Elizabeth Floyd, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

FMU’s student newspaper, “The Patriot,” is home to many different students with different majors from different walks of life. I love working for the student newspaper, but it seems like most of the time when I mention tha...

Is tuition going up too high?

DeAndrea Norman, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Last year I wrote an opinion article on how college should be cheaper for all students because I was not sure that it was reasonable for college to be free. While college tuition costs should be lowered, I do not think those w...

Keepin’ It Reel: Rambo: Last Blood

Cassidy McKnight, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Beginning in 1982, the Rambo series sparked great controversy by telling the story of a traumatized Vietnam War hero just nine years after the United States ceased its involvement in the war. Nevertheless, it became a popular sur...

Is special ed really special?

Cassidy McKnight, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

The injustice done to children with disabilities by undertrained and ignorant (of their disorders) staff is just that: injustice. Teachers of special education are not just thrown into the classroom and expected to figure out...

Grant us mental healthy days

DeAndrea Norman, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Mental health was once a taboo subject and was hardly talked about. However, in 2019 mental health is now talked about more freely and honestly in communities, and the stigma and shame of having a mental illness is slowly fad...

Keepin’ It Reel: Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark

Cassidy McKnight, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

As an adaptation of a trilogy I once loved as a pre-teen, “Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark,” otherwise referred to as “Scary Stories,” is a great nostalgic film for fans of the books, and a great thriller for those who...

First day jitters

Elizabeth Floyd, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

First day jitters, most students get them. It’s the first day of class, your palms are sweaty and you are repeating the room number in your head as you go to the first lecture of many to come. You sit in your chair hoping, along...

Politics doesn’t have to be hard

James McCarley, Copy Editor

September 20, 2019

Politics is one of those topics that almost always results in conflict. Whenever I’ve talked to anyone about politics, almost every time their first question is, “What are you?” What they really mean is, “Which party do you ...

Look, read my lips

Joshua Hardee, Assistant Editor

September 20, 2019

The word politician is synonymous with liar in some dictionaries. And I think we can all agree that’s a fair assessment to make based on the track record of many of our politicians, especially these days. With the elections c...

Two sides of the same coin

Joshua Hardee, Assistant Editor

April 19, 2019

In the ‘80s, Dr. Chris Simopoulos was indicted in Norfolk, Virginia, for having performed spurious abortions on women who were not actually pregnant. This came shortly after a sting operation in which he wanted to do an abor...

Keepin’ It Reel: Pet Sematary

Cassidy McKnight, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Have you ever thought about all the things you would give to see your deceased loved one just one more time? What it would be like if you could have more time with them? Well, according to “Pet Sematary,” the dead are best...

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