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Show Review: Lysistrata

Synopsis The Greek men have been off at war for who knows how long, and the women are sick of it. Lysistrata rallies the women to protest the war. How do they protest? By withholding sex [...]

Review: “I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt”

Earl Sweatshirt’s website wordlessly directs you to an inverted color video for the track “Grief”. It starts out with the flame of Earl’s blunt gleaming like a bright star in a dark sky. Similarly, Earl has shined [...]

Review: Student-written Workshops

Every year, Albion College theatre students get the opportunity to write and direct their own short plays. This allows them to express themselves as actors and writers as well as experiment with directing style. They also [...]

The Pleiad picks the Oscar winners

The 87th annual Academy Awards are fast approaching—they air this Sunday, Feb. 22nd. The nominations have been causing quite a stir in the media since their announcement. Many people claim the nominations are “whitewashed,” and lack [...]

Q&A: Artist-in-residence creates collages out of leaves and paint

The Albion College art department invited Katie St. Clair, a fine arts graduate student from the University of Michigan, to complete an artist in residency program at the Bobbitt Art Center during the Fall 2014 semester. St. [...]

Review: Thread of the Warp

Thread of the Warp is a 90 minute play written by Sean Michael Welch. He came to Albion to teach a workshop class as well as see the production unfold for the very first time. Directed and set design [...]

Review: Urinetown

In a world where water is short, something’s got to give. In this town, plumbing is what gives. No one is allowed their own toilet, nor are they permitted to pee where they please. Public privies [...]

Fall 2014 concert preview

Summer is over, and with it comes the end of the music festival season. Since most big festivals take place in the summer, many bands will tour during those months since they’re already on the road for festivals. [...]

Summer Superhero Films Review

By Travis Trombley, ’14 Captain America: The Winter Soldier ended as expected – with a multi-leveled set piece made up of dog fights, explosions, moral tension, more explosions, and, of course, the one-on-one “boss fight” between [...]

Opinion: Why I love “Shake it Off”

On Monday, Aug. 18, Taylor Swift released her newest single, “Shake it Off,” the first single from her upcoming pop album. Yes, pop album. And, as far as I’ve observed, listeners either love it or hate [...]