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Guest Opinion: Why “The Talk: A War on Silence” matters

By Langston Brannon-Pugh We aren’t really talking if no one is saying anything, even if it’s misunderstood or completely wrong. Mistakes are what groom our growth. I’ve noticed talking about diversity or indifference on this campus [...]

Profile: While the city sleeps, Harry Longon hits the roads and all its potholes

It’s 3:30 a.m. and the sun has a good four hours before it will rise. At this hour, you wouldn’t expect anyone to be starting their day. Yet Harry Longon has already gotten his cup of [...]

Breaking: President Ditzler announces plan to provide local students with Albion College education

On Monday, Nov. 10, Albion College announced its largest investment to date in the revitalization of its host community. In a press conference in Norris Hall, Albion College president Mauri Ditzler unveiled the Build Albion Fellows [...]

Candidate forum gives citizens a chance to speak

A diverse crowd gathered on Thursday night in the cafeteria of Albion’s public school for a political candidate forum. In the background, the sounds of a middle school basketball game and the scent of popped popcorn clung [...]

Second Halloween Spooktacular doubles down on community outreach

Following the success of last year’s event, Albion College is hosting another  Halloween Spooktacular for the community. The event aims to bring the Albion community and the college together, as children from the town will partake [...]

Gallery: Bohm Theatre reopens downtown

Additional reporting by Josh Van Laan The Bohm is back and better than before. On Thursday, Oct. 16, the Albion community came together to celebrate the reopening of the city’s historic downtown Bohm Theatre. The event [...]

Q&A: Albion city manager Sheryl Mitchell

By Clare Kolenda  Albion’s long search for a new City Manager has finally come to an end. On Sept. 3, 2014, Sheryl Mitchell started her first full day on the job as the new City Manager [...]

Step inside the new Bohm Theatre

On Thursday, October 16th , the marquee on the Bohm theater will be lit for the first time in six years.  The lighting comes ahead of the Bohm’s “soft opening” that weekend, featuring walking tours and screenings of [...]

Savoring a sweet spot at Festival of the Forks

By Cara Henry How’s this for tradition? Every single year for nearly half a century, people have gathered in downtown Albion for a huge celebration. As you probably know, since you were probably there last weekend, Festival [...]

President Ditzler blessed by community faith leaders

On Saturday, Sept. 13, Albion College President Mauri Ditzler and his wife Judith were blessed in an ecumenical ceremony by a group of Albion religious leaders at Lewis Chapel. The blessing was part of a series [...]