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Jared Sebree used to enjoy his quiet home on Franklin’s Supernova Drive. Now, he hears the perpetual rumbling of bulldozers and scrapers as they clear ground for new houses. 

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The chimes are back. To an onlooker, it may seem that someone is up in Old Main ringing a bell, but in reality there is no bell in the tower, in fact, there’s nothing up there but some speakers and dust. The bells are electronic. They have been for many years.

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Students flooded into their seats inside the Artcraft Theater, coming out to support Zeta Tau Alpha’s fight against breast cancer at this year’s Big Man on Campus event. 

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At the campus chat Wednesday, “Let’s Talk about Parkhurst Dining,” students gathered to express concern about their dining experience. 

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The Franklin Co-Executive Editors Tabby Fitzgerald & Alexa Shrake catch up with Franklin College President Kerry Prather about COVID updates on campus, chimes and diversity.

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Kerry Prather, the newly inaugurated 17th president of Franklin College, never anticipated he’d be in this position when he began working for the college almost 40 years ago. 

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Aside from the puttering of Kirk Bixler’s 1924 Ford Model T engine, it’s a quiet day. He cruises down a county road, observing the machines as they swallow this year’s corn harvest. 

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A butterfly flaps its wings as it’s caught within a net, to be tagged with a sticker the size of a pinky nail.

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With COVID-19 halting most sporting events at Franklin College during 2020, Franklin began to look for ways to fill the void and continue to hold athletic competition. The answer was esports.

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For many high schoolers in the United States college is out of the question. They don’t have the funds to enroll. Sure, they can take out loans, but most don’t want to spend the rest of their lives paying them back. However, there is a solution. 

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Franklin's class of 2025 is the most racially diverse the college has seen to date, with 56 of 253 being students of color. Yet, the term ‘student of color’ can mean a lot of diٺerent things, which is something that freshmen Alia Sarris and Bailey Gibson understand.

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Stacks of clothing, nonperishable foods and hygiene products float high above tables, or toted off and packed into different vehicles from SUVs to buses to be driven to a dropoff point.

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Sophomore Amber Nelson had to explain to her dad why the word “WHORE” was spray-painted in green letters on her car this morning. 

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The Franklin Co-Executive Editor Alexa Shrake and Tabby Fitzgerald catch up with Franklin College President Kerry Prather about COVID updates on campus, Enrollment, and new weight room construction.

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The Franklin Co-Executive Editor Alexa Shrake and Tabby Fitzgerald catch up with Franklin College President Kerry Prather about COVID updates on campus, Enrollment, and new weight room construction. 

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President Kerry Prather releases new guidelines for 2021-22 school year.

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Students and faculty participating in international Immersive Term trips received an email Aug. 20 from Kristin Flora, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, relaying the message that all of their upcoming study away courses have been canceled.

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Combining her various degrees in music and educational psychology, the new director of Diversity and Inclusion Maegan Pollonais, PhD, hopes to make the Center for Diversity and Inclusion the heart of campus.

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Franklin College President Kerry Prather announced the college’s return-to-campus plan Friday in a video message emailed to the campus community. He said the college will need the help of all students, faculty and staff to ensure the health of community members.

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The Franklin, the monthly news magazine of Franklin College, will have two executive editors taking the reins once again as the school returns to entirely in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year.

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Phi Delta Theta was the first fraternity established at Franklin College in 1860. As of April 24, the fraternity has reinstalled twice in the past 20 years. Now, with 18 members, their official charter and a move to the house currently rented by Tau Kappa Epsilon on the horizon, the group is…

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The controversial mask mandate was changed to an advisory on April 6 by Gov. Eric Holcomb when COVID vaccinations began being offered.

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While the cities of Franklin and Kuji, Japan were officially affirmed as sister cities in 1961, the ties between the two municipalities goes back to one Franklin College grad who dedicated her life to service.

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The small yellow house across the street from Spurlock Center isn’t just another building on campus. Soon, it will be offering opportunities for students to expand their creativity in the technological world.

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After shootings in Atlanta March 17 rocked the nation and brought attention to growing hate against Asian Americans, lifetime Franklin resident Michelle Waugh-Dahl is pushing for her majority-white hometown to answer questions about race and community that she feels have often been ignored.

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Associate art professor Randi Frye uses a thoughtful approach inside and out of the classroom to encourage her students and those who view her art.

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Emily Jones denied the educators’ blood running through her veins for years before she realized living out of suitcases wasn’t the reality she wanted.

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Co-Executive Editor Taylor Wooten sat down with President Kerry Prather to discuss the announcements made at Gov. Eric Holcomb’s recent coronavirus reflection, including the transition from a mask mandate to a mask advisory and vaccine distribution opening to college students and other India…