Birth control controversy pains editor

Staci Poston, Managing Editor

February 28, 2012

As Jon Stewart said on “The Daily Show” on Feb. 14, “You’ve confused a war on religion with not always getting everything you want.” The Affordable Care Act has recently undergone a slew of controversy, even inspiring...

College football fan offers up predictions

Tim Laurent, Sports Writer

September 7, 2011

It’s the fall semester, which means new students, new classes and new goals. While these things occur every year, they aren’t the only things we can rely on to return when the leaves begin to change. There’s another constant...

It’s yellow journalism, and it can be helped

Hunter Deas, Copy Editor

March 30, 2011

As a member of the press, I have to admit a certain measure of wonder as I question the ethics and degree of practicality shown to be - I say - lacking in the coverage of the tragedy that has befallen Japan - in particular, the...

Freedom is for people, not export

Hunter Deas, Copy Editor

March 2, 2011

The U.S. government has claimed to have given Iraq the gift of freedom. It is supporting the Egyptian move toward democracy. It cheers the atmosphere of democracy spreading throughout the Middle East, a faint whisper now a loud...

Mars Bluff crater: a personal perspective on the site

Christopher McKagen, Guest Writer

October 20, 2010

When you live in Florence, S.C., it seems like every weekend you often overhear young people telling their associates, "There is absolutely nothing to do in this town!" Admittedly, I have pretty much thought the same thing since...

Ham spamming drags all South Carolinians through mud

Hunter Deas, Copy Editor

October 20, 2010

South Carolina made it into the news around the state and around the country - again. Somehow, it can't seem to manage making the news for a positive contribution. This time, the city of Florence brought the Palmetto State back...

Do you believe what you believe?

Lindsay Buchanan, Senior Writer

October 6, 2010

Do you believe what you believe? Or do you believe what you do because someone told you to? Each of us holds basic individual morals, ideas and religious beliefs. Each of us considers our beliefs to be the right ones, superior...

Americans should remember First Amendment rights apply to all

Lindsay Buchanan, Senior Writer

September 22, 2010

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution grants five basic rights to citizens of this country that are freely enjoyed by each of us on a regular basis without conscious thought, and envied by people in other countries...

Staff member looks back on her semester in Washington, D.C.

Lindsay Buchanan, Senior Writer

August 23, 2010

Recently I returned from an amazing experience in Washington, D.C, where I lived, studied and worked as an intern for C-SPAN for three and a half months. I was there as a fellow of the Washington Semester Program which is organized...

Student recounts experience at the University of Delaware

Staci Poston, Assistant Editor

August 23, 2010

This summer, fellow FMU student Shannon Pratt and I spent a month at the University of Delaware participating in the Arts and Humanities Summer Institute (AHSI), which is aimed towards preparing undergraduate students for graduate...

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