Lauren Owens, Editor-in-Chief
Hometown: Johnsonville, SC Major/Minor: Mass Communications/Spanish Why did you come to FMU? I came to FMU because my parents messed up my FAFSA paperwork for USC, and I got scholarship money to FMU. Why did you want to work for The Patriot? I wanted to work for The Patriot because I've always loved journalism and photography. Interesting Fact: I've won awards at the South Carolina Press Association for my stories. Favorite Candy: Heath Bars! English Toffee is the bomb!      

Lauren Owens, Editor-in-Chief

Oct 05, 2017
Professor Spotlight: Dr. David Baxley (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
Big band performs free concert (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
Meet the Athletes: Devin Nelson (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
Faculty sponsors essay competition (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
Student pursues passion for the fashion industry (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
Walk a mile in their shoes (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
FMU prepares for Hurricane Irma: Hurricane path shifts to miss South Carolina (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
Students beat the heat with water games (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
FMU starts community clinics, serves underserved population (Story)
Apr 21, 2017
Professor Spotlight: Dr. Leroy Peterson (Story)
Apr 14, 2017
Meet the Athletes: Emma Driggers (Photo)
Apr 14, 2017
Crosswalk caution (Story)
Apr 14, 2017
Alumnus starts coffee roasting company (Story/Photo)
Feb 25, 2017
Single mother serves campus, community (Story)
Feb 12, 2017
The power of speech (Story)
Feb 01, 2017
FMU faculty march for women’s rights: Eight professors take midnight bus to protest inequality (Story)
Jan 12, 2017
Office of Career Development to be part of CASA (Story)
Jan 12, 2017
Professor Spotlight: Jeremy Lewis (Story)
Jan 12, 2017
Professor leaves FMU to become psychiatric nurse (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
MI Ensemble goes on tour (Story)
Oct 27, 2016
Professor Spotlight: Shitu Rajbhandari (Story)
Oct 27, 2016
FMU decides not to make up class days in wake of hurricane (Story/Photo)
Oct 14, 2016
Student interviews celebrities on YouTube (Story/Photo)
Oct 14, 2016
Low voter turnout for SGA elections (Story)
Sep 22, 2016
Professor Spotlight: Dr. Wendy Caldwell (Story)
Sep 22, 2016
Gift of singleness (Story)
Sep 22, 2016
Freshman records original music (Photo)
Sep 21, 2016
Student conquers language barrier, pursues degree (Story)
Sep 21, 2016
Move-in day (Photo)
Sep 19, 2016
Luther F. Carter Center for Health Sciences now open (Story)
Apr 20, 2016
FMU remembers life of classmate ()
Mar 30, 2016
Right Here, Right Now (Story)
Mar 30, 2016
Professor Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Kunka (Story)
Mar 10, 2016
Campus police installs new cameras, dead bolt locks (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
Organizations march in traditional parade (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
Grad furthers education in Russia (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
Meet The Athletes, Richie Ashforth ()
Feb 02, 2016
Private Fears in Public Places (Story)
Feb 02, 2016
FMU Alumni perform local concert at coffee shop (Story)
Feb 02, 2016
Student trains dogs, wins awards (Story/Photo)
Jan 15, 2016
FMU students rebuild homes for flood victims in Florence County (Story/Photo)
Jan 15, 2016
Professor Spotlight: Eric Belk (Story)
Jan 15, 2016
FMU Concert Choir, Cut Time perform (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
The Social Media Stir (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
Freshman uses music, battles illness (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
Community showcases talent in play festival (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
MI ensemble takes stage at PAC, Students perform ‘80s music, learn about industry (Story)
Nov 16, 2015
Music industry ensemble holds teaser concert on campus (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
FMU celebrates Halloween with music, candy, costumes (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
TKE, Omega Psi Phi sponsor blood drive (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
Strength In Adversity (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
Student’s worst nightmare confirms biggest dream (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
FMU students, faculty endure 1,000-year flood (Story)
Sep 30, 2015
Student Stress: Just the beginning (Story)
Sep 30, 2015
Professor Spotlight: Dr. Will Daniel (Story/Photo)
Sep 30, 2015
Country music comes to FMU (Photo)
Sep 30, 2015
Patriots soar past nationally-ranked Hawks (Photo)
Sep 30, 2015
FMU and Florence communities converge through the cosmos (Photo)
Sep 30, 2015
Jags drowns in sea of red ()
Sep 30, 2015
Coalition sponsors student, faculty talent show (Photo)
Sep 30, 2015
New programs for downtown facility ()
Sep 15, 2015
Fraternity holds memorial for victims of 2001 terrorist attack (Story)
Sep 05, 2015
Aramark: FMU’s dining service (Story/Photo)
Sep 05, 2015
Lady Patriots kick off season (Photo)
Sep 05, 2015
Student leadership training ()
Sep 05, 2015
Crow Caws inspire unique undergraduate research (Story/Photo)
Sep 05, 2015
Adventure Awaits (Story)
Apr 22, 2015
Lady Patriots battle for PBC tournament bid (Photo)
Apr 22, 2015
Patriot sluggers split in doubleheader, lose series (Photo)
Apr 22, 2015
FMU tennis sweeps in non-conference play (Story/Photo)
Apr 22, 2015
Management class uses sales skills for a cause (Story/Photo)
Apr 22, 2015
Follow your heart (Story)
Apr 22, 2015
Willams crowned Ms. FMU (Photo)
Apr 22, 2015
Campus prank goes too far, Fraternity pledges arrested for vandalism (Photo)
Apr 04, 2015
RED unites university (Photo)
Apr 04, 2015
Midterm Madness (Story)
Apr 04, 2015
FMU adds Canadian partner (Story)
Apr 04, 2015
Road work continues (Photo)
Mar 04, 2015
Heritage program interprets history through dance (Photo)
Mar 04, 2015
Money: It doesn’t grow on trees (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
First Semester Reflections (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
UPB hosts Ultimate Mingle (Photo)
Feb 05, 2015
Students gather for weekly worship at BCM (Story/Photo)
Feb 05, 2015
¿Hablas español? (Photo)
Feb 04, 2015
Multicultural Advisory Board hosts Holocaust rememberance (Photo)
Jan 14, 2015
Patriots fall to Flagler, still winless in PBC play (Photo)
Jan 14, 2015
Lady Patriots march through Saints, 68-52 (Photo)
Jan 14, 2015
Begin with the end in mind (Story)
Jan 14, 2015
Students spread gospel in Greater Cleveland (Photo)
Jan 12, 2015
Nursing pinning ceremony recognizes 36 graduates (Photo)
Nov 22, 2014
To Vote or Not to Vote (Story)
Nov 22, 2014
Seniors display choice artwork (Photo)
Nov 22, 2014
Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival thrives: Award-winning authors attract record attendance (Photo)
Oct 30, 2014
PAC explores outer space through music (Photo)
Oct 30, 2014
ZTA bake sale sweetens breast cancer cause (Photo)
Oct 30, 2014
FMU welcomes incoming students; Over 200 prospects attend campus tours, seminars (Photo)
Oct 10, 2014
Volleyball splits in PBC action (Photo)
Oct 09, 2014
Late Night Oct Activites (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
NYC actors present Muse at PAC (Photo)
Oct 09, 2014
Grant graces Preforming Arts Center (Photo)
Oct 09, 2014
Francis Marion celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (Photo)
Sep 20, 2014
FMU volleyball breaks even at Patriot Invitational tournament (Photo)
Sep 20, 2014
Red Cross Bloodmobile stops at FMU (Photo)
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