You are your parents

Dr. Karen Thompson, APRN, WHNP Assit. Professor Dept. of Nursing

March 2, 2013

The title of this article probably sends shivers down the spine of the average college student.  Attending college is a time when young adults get to separate themselves from the people that controlled their existence for the...

What to give up…pepsi or Facebook?

Marsh Julian

March 2, 2013

As a Baptist, it is not our custom to participate in many of the practices of Lent. However, as a Christian, I believe in the importance of the story in which the forty-day season is based. The forty days of fasting are to emulate...

Cartoonist addresses comic backlash

March 25, 2012

To whom it may concern,   In the last issue of The Patriot, a cartoon of mine was published in the Opinion section featuring Darth Vader attempting to convince Luke Skywalker to join him in a FMU fraternity.  Some...

College Democrats and Republicans agree on candidate endorsement for Simpson

March 25, 2012

On behalf of the Presidents of College Democrats and College Republicans at Francis Marion University, we are supporting Cody Simpson for re-election as President of SGA. Cody has truly helped build a bridge between the College...

English instructor reacts to recent controversy over published editorial cartoon

Natalie Mahaffey

March 25, 2012

An Open Letter to the Students of Francis Marion University:   I’m pissed off. No, really. I am. I’m pissed off at the student body on this campus. And I’m not ashamed to express that to you because I once was...

Ringling Bros. Circus responds to recent protest coverage

March 25, 2012

For over 142 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been showcasing the most amazing talent from around the world. Animals have been an integral part of Ringling Bros. throughout the years and they are consistently...

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