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COVID19 brings adjustments to life on campus

By NICHOLAS HORTON / Correspondent Photo by WHITNEY JOYNER / Asst. Art Director   As students begin yet another fall semester at Barton College, excitement always accompanies the beginning of the semester. This year is different as a new obstacle is thrown into the semester to challenge everyone, Covid-19. In order to assure the safety […]

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Cups of Joy coffee shop opens in Wilson

Story & Photos by DEBBIE HERRERA / Photo Editor During this pandemic, many stores and shops are forced to close down temporarily and sadly permanently. Not many shops are open for dine-in or sit in at this time. Even if they are, masks and maintaining social distance is required at all times. COVID-19 has affected […]

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COVID-19 causes changes to Greek Life on event on campus 

By CASSIDI HINSON / Social Media Editor Photo by: CASSIDI HINSON COVID-19 will not be canceling Greek recruitment this semester. Fraternities and Sororities at Barton have done Greek recruitment a certain way for years, but with the recent rules and regulations put in place, they are having to adjust with the times. There are a […]

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Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series welcomes poet-musician Jim Clark on Sept. 22

Story & Photo by Barton College News Services Barton College will welcome poet and musician Jim Clark as the featured speaker for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The program will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel on campus. This event is open to the public […]

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College makes progress on football stadium

By JAKOB RYAN / Staff Writer —  Photograph by: NIKKI PRUITT With the announcement on August 7 by the Southern Atlantic Conference to postpone the 2020 football season until the spring of 2021, Barton College will have to eagerly wait for it’s return to the grid iron. As for the construction of the new football […]

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Staff Spotlight: Mark “Maestro” Peterson makes beautiful music

By K.J. ASKEW / Senior Writer Barton College’s musical section of the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts has been run by Mark Peterson for the past 18 years. Peterson has served as the musical director of Barton college since August 2001. Peterson is known to his colleagues and students as “The Maestro” or […]

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Fortuno transitions from pro ball to student athlete

By JAKOB RYAN / Staff Writer   Barton College’s baseball team does not have your typical starting pitcher throwing Friday nights for them. Gentry Fortuno is a 23-year-old Freshman who has already spent some time playing professional baseball. Fortuno is a product of a special rule in baseball that allows players to compete collegiately even […]

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Prep for football season, stadium continues

By HILLARY GEARY / Staff Writer Barton College has paused preparation for fall football season in response to COVID-19 pandemic. The fall of 2020 was to be the first football season at Barton since 1950, until the nation was blindsided by Coronavirus. Barton College has currently paused all sports practices and events. “We were about […]

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Abby Wade: the daily life of an art student and soccer player

By JONATHAN MOSS She wakes up at 7:30 a.m. to the sound of her phone alarm ringing through her ears. She knows she has a long Thursday filled with art classes ahead of her as she puts on her clothes that she laid out the night before. Only a step or two away, she walks […]

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