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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 [...]

President Ditzler’s reflections on the last day of summer

A guest column by Albion College President Mauri Ditzler In many ways, this afternoon is like so many others since I arrived on campus in late June. From my window I can see the spire of [...]

Editor’s welcome

It’s the first day of class, Brits. 400 or so first-years are sitting through their first college classes with you right now, loaded with anticipation, fear, excitement and more energy than a dozen upperclassmen. About a [...]

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 [...]

Editor’s farewell and end of the semester notice

We would like to announce that this is our last publication cycle until fall 2014. Also, it’s become somewhat of a Pleiad tradition for the editor-in-chief to write lessons learned at the end of his or her term. After six semesters on [...]

Benefit concert rocks Victory park

Victory park was full of energy on Saturday evening when Albion College and the Albion Elementary and Middle School teamed for The Art of Noise: Nothing but Talent Benefit Concert. During the two-hour show, the audience [...]

Students fundraise for Albion community

Here at Albion College, it’s not uncommon to attend unusual fundraising events – synchronized swimming competitions, paying to throw a pie at your friends’ faces or smashing cars with sledgehammers certainly come to mind. This past [...]

Brief: Professor spends sabbatical in Albion

Every year, professors go on sabbatical and take a break from their work here on campus. Lynne Chytilo, ceramics and sculpture professor, has used her sabbatical before as an artist in resident at the International Ceramics [...]

Review: Senior Art Show

The Senior Show is a gallery that is set up and features art from the graduating art majors. They use work from their entire collegiate experience to display how they have grown throughout the years.   [...]

Review: Blue Ruin

Rich Morgan, ’14 Blue Ruin is the movie that I didn’t know I had been waiting for. It is the anti-Captain America. In a summer sure to be riddled with high-profile sci-fi and action blockbusters, Blue [...]