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Students and staff collaborate for year of wellness

Fitness classes and guest speakers are encouraging students to be aware of the year of wellness – but what does this really mean? Each year, the college explores  a different element of the liberal arts education through its theme [...]

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 [...]

Personality profile: Mary Johnson goes beyond her job to reach out to students

By Clare Kolenda For the past 35 years, first-years, returning seniors, faculty and even alumni from classes past have one thing in common: at one point Albion experience they almost certainly encountered Mary Johnson, the lunch [...]

Review: Paying for the Party

As first-years became accustomed to their new lives in Wesley Hall and upperclassmen fled to their familiar frat haunts, I found myself reading a book on the first Saturday of the semester. This book was not [...]

Pleiad from Senegal: Protest in Mermoz

Pleiad from Senegal is a guest column by former Pleiad editor-in-chief Nicholas Diamond. Nick is abroad in Senegal, studying public health, French and Wolof.  He’ll be reporting about health challenges and cultural experiences while in Dakar.   On Sept. 18, protesters [...]

Photos: New community park opens

On Saturday, Sept. 13, members of the Albion community and representatives from Albion College gathered to celebrate the opening of Collaboration Corner, Albion’s newest park. The park, located at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Monroe St., [...]

Albion College joins Kalamazoo Promise

The last thing most college students want to think about is student loans: that haunting, gruesome, ugly lump of money just waiting to get paid back after college. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, [...]

Staff column: Albion do’s and don’ts

It is customary for the Pleiad to publish an advice column every fall semester, as new first-years arrive and make the same mistakes we all did when we first stepped foot in Albion.  In the name [...]

Celebrating The Wizard of Oz 75 years later

Much like an Albion first-year, 75 years ago a Kansas girl named Dorothy found herself on her own and a long way from home. Based on the 1900 L. Frank Baum book, The Wonderful Wizard of [...]

Sharon Frandsen’s recipe for success

Even in a sea of people, it’s never too difficult to spot Sharon Frandsen at campus events. She’s the one with a basket on her arm, a gaggle of students surrounding her as she passes out [...]