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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 [...]

Challenging sexual assault at Albion

It is hard to miss the posters plastered all over campus. The simple yet striking design features recognizable Albion College staff and students holding up signs against rape culture and campus sexual assault. Some signs feature [...]

Pleiad in Paris: France from two departments

At Albion, it’s not uncommon for students to travel to far off places with classes or other organizations. Some students, like me, even get to travel to the same destination twice. In October 2012, I went [...]

Q&A: author Joe Wilkins

The American West has fascinated Americans for decades.  The great plains have been romanticized in American literature, film, and music countless times.  Something about the wide-open spaces and the tough men and women who have attempted [...]

Review: Urinetown

In a world where water is short, something’s got to give. In this town, plumbing is what gives. No one is allowed their own toilet, nor are they permitted to pee where they please. Public privies [...]

Pleiad from Senegal: The case for the liberal arts in Senegal

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.   According to a 2011 [...]