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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 [...]

Review: Captain America

Spoiler Alert: this review contains details concerning the film’s later plot elements and major themes. Those of you who wish to preserve the mystery until viewing, do not read further. Seriously, I’m going talk about some [...]

Pleiad recognized at Leadership Dessert

Yesterday, on April 8, The Pleiad‘s editor-in-chief recognized four student journalists for contributions to the staff at the Sleight Leadership Dessert.  The Albion College office of campus programs and organizations honored student achievement with funding from the Sleight [...]

From visual to musical art

Say what you will of its price tag or employment (and thankfully quick dismissal) of odorous snow-melting beet juice, Albion College does much to support students and their endeavors. In this case, it even supported a [...]

Introducing Mauri Ditzler, Albion’s 16th president

Mauri Ditzler, recently named Albion College’s 16th president, will inherit more than a fancy office in Ferguson when he starts his new job this summer. He will inherit the privilege of getting to know the many [...]

An introduction to Albion’s 16th president

Coming from Monmouth College, a small, liberal arts institution in Illinois where he served as president for nine years, Dr. Mauri Ditzler, was announced yesterday as Albion College’s 16th president. After exchanging his blue and purple [...]

Albion takes first step towards Reconciliation

On Monday, Nov. 4, the Albion College Student Senate voted unanimously in approval of a resolution penned by Indianapolis, Ind. junior, Philip Carlisle, to allow/begin a discourse on campus about the Reconciling Ministry sect of the [...]

First-year and family near 100 pairs of Converse shoes

Upon moving to college, my heaviest basket contained the multitude of books I had deemed necessary, for either academic referencing or “free time” reading. I deemed, as so many do, erroneously, as a great majority of [...]

Ender’s Game review

Let’s just get this out of the way now: the book is better. Big surprise, I know, but with that established, I can now talk more objectively about Gavin Hood’s Ender’s Game, the film adaptation of [...]

Albion among ‘best bang for your buck’ liberal arts schools

Despite what most students consider to be a rather sizable price-tag, the Washington Monthly ranked Albion College 34 out of 70 on their 2013 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings for liberal arts colleges. According to [...]