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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 [...]

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. [...]