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Practice makes perfect

by Erikah Haavie, Contributing Writer Rachel Donaldson spent her summer pushing stretchers, assisting surgeons, fetching food and water, and offering a listening ear to strangers in a New York City hospital. The hours were long,...

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Bread for the Journey: Nadia Savova

TRAVELER magazine, published by National Geographic, recently launched a “Travelers of the Year” program to recognize “individuals who explore the world with passion and purpose.” Contributing editor George Stone described the 10 inaugural recipients as...

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Of travel, education and multicultural perspectives

by Anna King Flournoy “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”  — Marcel Proust The most profound gift my Furman education gave me was replacing provincial...

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Strings attached

In addition to being a master of ceramics, Furman art professor Bob Chance also makes music. The only sculptor in a six-piece "postmodern jug band"—the other five members are painters—Chance has built a few instruments...

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Out on a ledge

    When you think of a typical college student's weekend, you might think of hanging out in coffee shops, playing intramural sports, or going downtown. But scaling up the side of a mountain? That's...

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Freedom Reexamined

When Reagan Thompson and Lena Pringle were sitting in their high school geometry class in Lancaster, S.C., they had no idea just how important education was to their teacher, Melina Oueini. But when the Furman...

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Furman students take on Crowders Mountain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpGhgWLwKEk&feature=youtu.be By Kylee Perez, Contributing Writer When you think of a typical college student's weekend, you might think of hanging out in coffee shops, playing intramural sports, or going downtown. But scaling up the side...

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Beyond Moneyball

by Bryan Betts ’13, Student Writer In 2002, the Oakland A’s proved that a player’s worth isn’t always defined by his batting average. The team won 20 consecutive games setting an American League record, despite...

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Eyewitnesses to history

By Erikah Haavie, Contributing Writer It’s a story Taylor Mitchell plans to tell her grandchildren. The United States’ first African-American president was sworn in for his second term, and she was privileged to be an...

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Fraternity farming

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Furman holiday traditions, past and present

by Kate Dabbs '09, Contributing Writer Unlike its college neighbor Bob Jones, Furman does not quite burst forth in a magnificent holiday spirit each year. For most, it’s a time for hunkering down and academic...

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Big shoes to fill

Bob Miller knows drama. During his career, he’s made preparations to host every American president on campus since Richard Nixon. He’s also planned for nearly 30,000 screaming teenagers to arrive on campus — not for...

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