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Letter to the Editor


Rachel Rudisill, Student
September 17, 2013

Dear Darby, When entering the new school year I was very pleased when I found out that we would be getting a Starbucks.  I am a coffee fanatic so to hear that we could possibly get a Starbucks was very exciting news.  Even though we would be losing Mondo’s I was still very excited to be getting good... Read more »

Smoke-Free Catawba: Yea or Nay?


Tim Wellman, Writer
February 3, 2013

Catawba College is extremely progressive for such a small private college.  We have a variety of environmentally-friendly initiatives, and the college’s impending university status seems to be on everyone’s mind lately.  Administration at Catawba tries its very best to meet student and faculty... Read more »

Let It Snow!


Darby Reedy, Editor
January 18, 2013

There’s something about the way the first snowfall of the year in Salisbury, North Carolina stirs the soul. Nothing is quite like it. Perhaps Catawba College is a unique experience—students gathered from around the world, experiencing something so unusual or so common for them. Floridians rejoice... Read more »

Leigha Martinelli Tells Us Her Story

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Leigha Martinelli, Survivor
October 7, 2012

When I was 8 years old I was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, one of the deadliest childhood cancers. I got hurt playing soccer and continued limping and complaining all night. The pain got worse and worse so we immediately went to Duke. They said I was stage 4 already when the cancer was found, which is... Read more »

Letter to the Editor


James Everidge, Student
September 23, 2012

Dear Darby, I am writing to inform you about the recent switch of the Welcome Center and the President’s Office.  Even though an email was sent out, I am not sure how many students, faculty, and staff know or realize that this change has actually occurred.  This change is one that does not affect... Read more »

Letters to the Editor: Two Sides of the Same Coin


Leana Guzman & Domhnall Minogue , Students
September 23, 2012

A Positive Review Dear Darby, The school cafeteria has been completely changed this summer.  The old, colorless and somewhat depressing appearance of the schools primary eating area has been transformed to an open, well-lit and better equipped venue. Before we departed for our annual summer leave, the... Read more »

Critical Habit Putting Catawba Residents at Risk


Sydney Smith, Co-Editor
September 7, 2012

At some point as a resident Catawba student, you’ve seen this familiar scenario: after leaving your dorm, you return to find the doors of the building propped open. Door propping happens for numerous reasons. Some students do not allow the doors to shut properly. Others use rugs or other objects to... Read more »

Zimmerman vs. Martin


Bianca Stokes, Writer
April 17, 2012

Background: On February 26th, Travyon Martin, a 17 year-old junior in high school, was spending the weekend at his father’s home. Martin left briefly to visit a nearby 7-Eleven where he purchased a bag of Skittles and an Arizona Tea. On his way back, Martin was spotted by 28 year-old George Zimmerman,... Read more »

Timeline: Do You Really Want to Switch Over?


Sydney Smith, Writer
February 26, 2012

When most students spend a few hours on Facebook each day, they want the website to work as smoothly as possible…especially when it connects to them to friends and family quickly. Timeline, Facebook’s newest feature, raises numerous opinions on using the social networking site with this major... Read more »

Voy a El Patron!

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Megan Varnadore, Lifestyles Editor
February 14, 2012

Looking for a good place to eat, but you’re tight on money?  I’ve got just the place for you.  There’s a Mexican restaurant close to Wal-Mart called El Patron.  This is not your typical Mexican restaurant.  The atmosphere is excellent, the service is good, the food is great, and the prices... Read more »