Birth control develops

Tracy George, Guest Writer

April 18, 2013

Have you heard of LARCs? That stands for long-acting reversible contraception. In the U.S., almost half of all pregnancies are unintended. LARCs are the most effective methods of reversible contraception available in the U.S..Essentially,...

From the editor’s desk: Farewell and Goodbye

Veronica Wilson, Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2013

As I am wrapping up the end of my last year at FMU, I think of a song like Vitamin C’s Graduation (Friends Forever).  I remember listening to it when I was younger and thinking that time is never going to come… then here...

Spring Break for Some…But Not All

Marsh Julian, Staff Writer

April 18, 2013

Spring Break was great, right? Spring Break is the much-anticipated event usually occurring in mid-semester. I love the break. I try and take full advantage of my time off from the busy grind of the school regiment. Many will...

The Sum Of All Parts

Robyn McNeil, Copy Editor

April 18, 2013

As another semester ends and I prepare for my senior year, I consider how long it has been since I walked across the stage to receive my diploma.  Within those three years, I have noticed a transition; and I feel more “myself”...

Finals and the Rise of Narcotic Stimulants

Martha Armstrong, Staff Writer

April 18, 2013

She was an 18-year-old freshman at Francis Marion University (FMU) who excelled in high school and had a full academic scholarship. She had been living in the dorms on campus and was struggling to juggle her newly found freedom...

Is the sky the limit?

Martha Armstrong, Staff Writer

March 13, 2013

As college students trying to find our path in life, we have all heard the idiom: “The Sky’s the Limit!” I decided to research the meaning of this term, coming up with the following: the potential is limitless. Just as the...

Twenty-six acts of kindness

Robyn McNeil, Copy Editor

March 13, 2013

An act of violence that surpasses all comprehension claimed 26 lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012.  On that day, what the nation thought was improbable - and perhaps impossible - became a...

Rhye’s debut “Woman” blurs gender lines

Justin M. McGee, Assistant editor

March 13, 2013

Released on March 4, "Woman," Rhye's debut album, is sexy, smart pop-rock. Together, Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal are the band Rhye, and with "Woman," the duo deliver 10 tracks that absolutely ooze sexuality. Every track...

Genealogist publishes on American roots

Susan Altman, Staff Writer

March 13, 2013

Some individuals can already trace their family back for several generations, and they can even name their third cousins twice removed. Others may not know the identities of their grandparents, but hope to discover more. No matter...

Ditch the diet

Melanie Mitchell, Copy Editor

March 13, 2013

I am completely against diet drinks. I do not even like the word “diet” because I feel like it carries such a negative stigma. When I think of the word “diet,” I automatically think hunger and restricting. I work at a...

Harden’s account of prison camp

Susan Altman, Guest Writer

January 29, 2013

North Korea has long been a nation shrouded in mystery. Few from outside its borders may visit, and those that do manage to gain access are often only allowed to see a meager portion of the country. Its inhabitants are often unable...

opinion