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Let’s talk about “The Fappening”

On Sunday, the Internet exploded when every 12-year-old boys’ dreams came true. On Sunday, a poster on the internet message board 4chan leaked naked pictures of many celebrities (including Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence).  This event [...]

Opinion: Miley Cyrus sociology course

Starting this summer, Skidmore College, a small, private, liberal arts college in New York, is offering a course titled “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus.” As a sociology major and a pop culture enthusiast, I am thrilled [...]

Stockwell celebrates 15th annual poetry fest

On Tuesday, April 1, the Friends of the Albion College Library will be hosting the 15th annual Library Poetry Fest. The festival will be held on Shakespeare’s 450th birthday and will begin at 3 p.m. in [...]

College offers courses at correctional facility

Sociology professor Scott Melzer and political science professor Bill Rose have received approval to teach a course each at Jackson’s Cotton Correctional Facility through the Inside-Out Program. The program began in the mid-1990s as a way [...]

Q&A with Dr. Jeffrey Wilson

Psychology professor Dr. Jeffrey Wilson is a recognizable face around the halls of Olin. Known for his upbeat attitude and his fascination with earthworms, Dr. Wilson has become a staple of the third floor Psychology Department [...]

Beatles 50th anniversary on Ed Sullivan

A few weeks ago I was in a rebellious mood, and like I usually do when I’m in a rebellious mood, I did something dangerous. I tweeted. “Three most innovative/important artists since popular music became a [...]

Albion alumna conquers Jeopardy

Sarah McNitt, ’02 alumna, was a recent contestant and winner on the hit game show Jeopardy! What made McNitt’s time on Jeopardy! truly exceptional is that she won five consecutive games,  meaning she is eligible to [...]

Opinion: The 2014 Grammys

“Okay, so first is who should win, and then second is who you think is going to win,” is a common phrase I utter whenever I am watching the Grammys with someone. My distaste for the [...]

Looking back with Kendra Schiffman

Recently The Pleiad had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Kendra Schiffman of the Anthropology and Sociology Department to chat about her experiences at Albion College. Why are you leaving? My position was a temporary position, and [...]

Goodbye with Dr. Amity Reading

Recently The Pleiad had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Amity Reading of the English Department to chat about her experiences at Albion College. This will be Dr. Reading’s final semester at Albion College as [...]