Autism: More than a bad name

Cassidy McKnight, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Several reputable scientific studies have disproven the idea that vaccinating your child would cause them to develop autism. It was a “scare” for many parents when fake studies were posted all over social media, and as a pers...

The thorn in the side

Joshua Hardee, Assistant Editor

November 15, 2019

I was recently reading Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” for one of my classes. Concerning the context of the letter and who wrote it, there’s, of course, a lot of food for thought. But there was...

The right food for thought

Elizabeth Floyd, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

College is not for the faint of heart. Completing a college degree of any kind is not an easy feat, taking willpower, determination and the capacity for all-nighters when the occasion calls for extreme measures. There is so much dem...

Furry babies: Parenting is ruff

Elizabeth Floyd, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

College is a fast-paced and stressful time of life that calls for stress relief one way or another. Many college students turn to a furry friend to calm them when the semester is getting rough. Personally, I find that just a l...

Mother May I? Not just a game

Cassidy McKnight, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

Thinking back to my childhood, I remember a game my friends and I used to play called “Mother May I?” The rules were simple, the “mother” directs her “children” to take a certain number of hops, skips or steps towa...

Keepin’ It Reel: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Cassidy McKnight, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

Let me start out by saying this film was a long-awaited sequel to one my favorite live action Disney films. As expected, due to her impeccable performance in the first movie, Angelina Jolie killed the role of Maleficent on the big sc...

Don’t mock our scars

DeAndrea Norman, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

When Donald Trump first announced he was running for President of the United States, I thought it was a joke. Once he started gaining support from Republicans, I thought, “Well, someone with more experience can get more vote...

My opinion is sleepy and hollow

Joshua Hardee, Assistant Editor

November 1, 2019

Halloween is coming in a few days and I’m reminded of how uninterested I generally am in it, and yet I have this odd assortment of thoughts that resurface from everyone else’s excitement. That’s actually strange for me to say...

Remember the silver lining

Elizabeth Floyd, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Hurricanes are an ever-present threat, or as some would say a nuisance, in the place FMU calls home. Large or small, no matter the size, hurricanes are a part of life this time of year in South Carolina. Hurricanes for long-time...

Falling on deaf ears

Joshua Hardee, Assistant Editor

October 18, 2019

“Mr. O’Malley, you don’t see us foodservice like we’re people; from day one you haven’t.” Among others, this is what I remember from my first school board meeting at Florence School District 1 (FSD1): the appeals ...

Keepin’ It Reel: “In the Tall Grass”

Cassidy McKnight, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Stephen King has done it again. As an undeniable master in all things horror, it was expected that this film would get the praise and criticism that it did. Stephen King is known for his novel-based films, such as “Carrie,”...

Stop! Relax and breathe

DeAndrea Norman, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

For many college students, it is now the midway point of the semester. If you are like me, papers are due nearly every week, sometimes multiple times a week, project deadlines are nearing, tests are piling up and so is the str...

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