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Equus offers a celebration of difference—and an indictment of the way we worship

Donner Banks May 2, 2023

“Extremity is the point!” exclaims main character Dr. Dysart, midway through the first act. This serves as not just an assessment of the play’s depicted crime, but it gives the audience an idea...

What professors think about ChatGPT

Donner Banks March 14, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) has caused a lot of controversy on college campuses around the globe. The language model Chat GPT is often at the center of debate, with a variety of mixed responses. A...

Photo by Caroline Parker
 Students, Jordan Jackson ‘26 and Jenna Hollis ‘26, demonstrate the features of Chat GPT, an artificial intelligence software that may alter the future of academia and plagiarism.

Artificial intelligence and the future of learning

Donner Banks February 28, 2023

Artificial Intelligence softwares are changing the technology landscape and could have the potential to disrupt many industries, including education. With the ability to auto-generate words and images,...

Photo by Anna Lee Hoffman. The campus safety sign inside the Mungo Student center. Students are encouraged to interact with staff on all events, including safety trainings and drills.

Wofford’s safety procedures

Donner Banks December 7, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: Active shooter situations discussed. This article discusses statistics and scenarios of active shooter situations in detail. For 10 minutes on Friday, Nov. 12, Wofford College was...

Photo courtesy of Workman Publishing.
A hard copy of Paper Bullets from Jackson’s website. Published in November 2021, his most recent work has already received critcal acclaim.

ODI and LGBTerriers bring “Paper Bullets” author Jeffrey Jackson to campus

Donner Banks November 16, 2021

The latest in a line of speakers brought to Wofford College, Professor Jeffrey Jackson has a story to share. A professor of history at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, Jackson brings a new book with...

Photo courtesy of Mark Olencki.
The ferris wheel at the annual Homecoming Carnival. The carnival is just one of many events during Wofford’s First 54.

What is Wofford’s First 54?

Donner Banks November 2, 2021

From the Homecoming Carnival, to Sliding and Shagging, to eating donuts in front of Old Main, there is always something going on at Wofford.  For the first 54 days of the academic calendar, clubs,...

Campus parking is often full for all students. This causes a great deal of problems, especially for commuting students. Photo courtesy of Mark Olencki.

Fifteen minutes: a whole life away

Donner Banks October 19, 2021

Wofford’s “inclusive” nature causes problems for some outside students Coming from Converse Heights, it takes about eleven minutes, depending on traffic, to reach Wofford College. Similarly,...

Is Wofford safe?

Is Wofford safe?

Donner Banks October 5, 2021

A brief student survey reveals some good news, and some complications Safety on college campuses is always a subject of discussion, and with Clery Act reports and detailed crime logs, there are lots...

The American flag sits in front of Main. To many, it is more than just a flag. Photo Courtesy of Anna Lee Hoffman.

20 years of American exceptionalism

Donner Banks September 21, 2021

 9/11, Afghanistan and U.S. symbols in retrospect with Dr. Demars Almost twenty years after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, the war in Afghanistan has ended. The U.S military withdrawal from...

Maintaining distance is something proven to work, photo by Natalie Aversano.

Coronavirus Cases Rise At Wofford

Donner Banks November 23, 2020

Administration urges students to follow guidelines for the home stretch SPARTANBURG, SC—On campus, things might be quiet, but people are restless. It’s been just slightly over 238 days since March...

President Elect Joe Biden (left) and incumbent President Donald Trump.

Terrier News Update 5: Joe In, Bye Don?

Donner Banks November 23, 2020

Welcome to the Terrier News Update. We look at all the top headlines and form a coherent briefing on all of the news spreading across the nation, giving you updates every two weeks. Feel free to contact...

Terrier news update 4: Election day

Terrier news update 4: Election day

Donner Banks November 3, 2020

Welcome to the Terrier News Update. We look at all the top headlines and form a coherent briefing on all of the news spreading across the nation, giving you updates every two weeks. Feel free to contact...

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