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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 [...]

Blues at the Bohm is a hit with College, community

On the first Monday in March, the rhythm of the blues lured an eclectic group of Albion’s community into the Bohm Theater. It all started less than three weeks before when Albion College chemistry professor Dr. [...]

Humanities labs: liberal arts outside the classroom

Albion College is making some exciting innovations to its curriculum this year by introducing the humanities labs. The labs partner students’ coursework with hands-on projects during the Spring 2015 semester. The college received a $100,000 grant [...]

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 [...]

History, passion, and art: a Holocaust survivor’s story

Last week, one of the last messengers of a violent period in history came to the Bobbitt auditorium at Albion College. On Wednesday, Feb. 4, Holocaust survivor and digital artist Miriam M. Brysk presented her exhibit, [...]

Up your dating game with an Albion twist

When I think “dating” at Albion, three things come directly to mind: third floor Mudd, the unsettling smell of a fraternity and heading to jackson to eat AKA sushi—over and over and over again. I mean, [...]

Albion Biggby Coffee hosts fundraiser for Springport boy with optical tumor

The Albion Biggby Coffee house on Friday, Jan. 30, was bustling with the steady hum of chatter from the customers. Sky blue shirts with the “Super Z” decal dominated the room.  From students to the elderly, [...]

The 70th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation: deaths we will never forget

By Clementine Boyer Tuesday, Jan. 27 marked the 70th anniversary of millions of Jews being freed from Nazi concentration camps. On that day in 1945, Soviet troops saved people from concentration camps in Poland and Germany. [...]

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 [...]