What is the Pleiad?

The Albion Pleiad, founded in 1883, is Albion College’s award-winning student news publication.  As student journalists, we publish content three times each week related to news, features, arts and cultures, sports, opinions and community.  Staffers meet twice each week to pitch, write, edit and fact-check stories during both the fall and spring semesters.

Our staff is composed of 22 students who produce over 200 articles each semester. Working on The Pleiad provides student journalists the opportunity to build their resume, develop a portfolio for future employers post-Albion and participate in a student organization. Academic interests range from English, economics and management, art and art history, education, Spanish, biology, communications and French.

In recent years, several Pleiad staffers were awarded the Michigan Press Association Foundation’s Community Journalism Scholarship, the Rae S. Corliss, ’23, Endowed Pleiad Prize, the John Wayne Stringer Scholarship in Journalism and the Roxanna Sayre Award in Environmental Journalism.  This month, the editor-in-chief recognized four staff members at the Sleight Leadership Dessert for their contributions to The Pleiad.

Featured staffers include:

Nick Diamond – Rochester junior and editor-in-chief

Lauren Ridenour – Troy senior and managing editor

Travis Trombley – Monroe senior and managing editor

Claire Van Raaphorst – Rochester senior and business manager

Geoff Knight – Ann Arbor senior and copy editor

Dan Myckowiak – Detroit senior and staff writer

Kurt Miller – Dexter senior and sports section editor

Emily Miller – Lake Orion first-year and staff writer

Kylie Ambu – Brown City first-year and staff writer

The Pleiad is accepting applications for the fall 2014 semester.

Video by Alexa Hyman and Travis Trombley 

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Alexa Hyman is a senior from Chicago, Ill., studying Business and Professional Writing. You're likely to find her in another country, listening to Bob Dylan or sniffing the pages of old books in the campus library.

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