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Holiday Shopping in Downtown Albion

With the Christmas season already underway, this time of the year is prime time for retailers. Commercials, emails and ads with coupons are just a few of the ways that they want to capture your attention [...]

Opinion: Homeschooled and more than literate

Recently I read an article titled “Homeschooled and Illiterate.” The title caught my attention and intrigued me because I myself grew up homeschooled all the way up until my college career. As I read the article, [...]

Why I hate the Christmas song “Baby it’s Cold Outside”

I think Christmas songs are great – they get people in the holiday spirit, and they remind me of great memories. Whether a classic hit or a new spin on an old favorite, Christmas music is [...]

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. [...]

Black Student Alliance panel discusses racial and identity issues

On Saturday, Nov. 22, The Black Student Alliance hosted “The Talk: The War on Silence” in Upper Baldwin. “The Talk” consisted of a panel of Albion students and faculty that answered questions about race, stereotypes, sexuality [...]

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 [...]

College incorporates financial wellness into theme year events

The Wellness Theme Year at Albion College encompasses seven different dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, financial, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental. During the month of November, the wellness theme year committee is encouraging awareness of financial [...]

Personality profile: Cristina Ybarra

Unlike many Albion College students, Cristina Ybarra traveled much farther than two or three hours by car to get to school this year. She hopped on a flight across the Atlantic from Granada, Spain, packing almost [...]

Photos: Second Halloween Spooktacular

The second Albion College Halloween Spooktacular took place  on Friday, Oct. 31. The event was a way to celebrate collaboration between the college and community as well as the traditions of Halloween. Photos by Alex Carey [...]

Law professor speaks on importance of social media professionalism

How prepared would you feel if a future employer or graduate school was to examine your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram profile at this very moment? Would there be any offensive language?  Inappropriate pictures? We all know [...]