Keepin’ it Reel: “The Greatest Showman”

Jacob Suggs, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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...

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