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Show Review: Lysistrata

Synopsis The Greek men have been off at war for who knows how long, and the women are sick of it. Lysistrata rallies the women to protest the war. How do they protest? By withholding sex [...]

Community Profile: Steven Stark

By Clare Kolenda It’s a small apartment a block away from downtown Albion. There’s a quaint kitchenette, with small, out-of-the way sleeping quarters off to the side. Light floods through the windows facing the street, illuminating [...]

Q&A: Molly Beauregard talks meditation, education and the power of creativity

Sociology professor Molly Beauregard has taught at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit for 15 years. In 2013, she co-founded Tuning the Student Mind, a foundation sponsored by the Creative Activist Program supporting individuals who use [...]

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, [...]