Archive for Community

Students join the fight against hunger

The first thing that stood out at the Kids Against Hunger packaging event on Saturday, March 29 was the hairnets. Every participant in the Albion College Student Volunteer Bureau’s annual Kids Against Hunger event donned one [...]

Five ways to participate in philanthropy week

Casey Hoffman, ’12 alumnus and Albion College Board of Trustee member March 18-21 marks Albion College’s yearly celebration of “philanthropy week” — a time when the campus community rallies around the importance of financially supporting the College [...]

College wins Senator Paul Simon award

Albion College has won the Senator Paul Simon Award for campus internationalization. The city of Albion and Albion College have developed strong ties with the French cities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly.  The National Association of Foreign [...]

Q&A with Andrea Walles

The Bohm Theater is an anticipated addition to the Albion downtown district. Andrea Walles, The Woodlands, Texas, junior, is currently interning at the theater for the Spring 2014 semester. She is working with the Albion Community [...]

Incoming president plans to live on campus

Incoming Albion College president Mauri Ditzler is looking to engage directly with students, staff and faculty in his upcoming term, and plans to do so by living among them on campus. Ditzler lives on campus at [...]

The Gina behind Gina’s

The Albion hotspot, Gina’s, serves café style meals to Albion College students, staff and residents.  Its owner is Gina Pritchard. Pritchard is an Albion resident and has been for years.  She is even an Albion College [...]

‘Boo bowling’ at local alley is a frightfully good time

The pulse of cranked pop music seeps through a set of double doors, beyond which lies a glorious study break. Through these doors, a milky white, paper skeleton hangs eerily from a neon scroll along the [...]

New entrepreneurs open Albion restaurant-boutique

A new restaurant-boutique recently opened in downtown Albion. The establishment is the brainchild of two friends, Nora Jackson and Lorene Gant, who decided to pursue their dreams. Gant, Albion resident, is heading “It’s New To Me,” [...]

Farmer’s market takes over Hannah

Early last Thursday morning, local market popped up on Hannah Street. Local and established farmers were selling their fresh produce, meats and plants alongside others selling homemade snacks, pastries and even pickles. Inspired by the Year of [...]

Q&A with Biggby Coffee owner

Biggby Coffee was originally opened in 1995 in East Lansing and has expanded across Michigan and to eight other states. Biggby prides itself in using local and fresh products such as milk from Grand Rapids and [...]