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President Ditzler on Borders, Principles and the Need for Meaningful Action

  Guest Piece by President Mauri Ditzler   These are interesting, challenging and confusing days in America. For many, a new administration’s policies have them wondering where they fit into America and concerned about what America [...]

Opinion: Why Casey Affleck Still Deserves an Oscar

Hollywood is currently abuzz with news about actor Casey Affleck, specifically regarding sexual harassment allegations that stem from his actions during the production of the 2010 film “I’m Still Here.” It’s been reported that he made [...]

Pleiad Staff Book Recommendations

As the holidays rapidly approach, the staff at The Pleiad wanted to get in on the holiday gift-giving action. This year, our staff members compiled a list of book recommendations perfect for every kind of reader [...]

Opinion: Jabrill Peppers Should Top Everyone’s Heisman Shortlist

By Tyler Schingeck When Jabrill Peppers signed his letter of intent with the University of Michigan in the spring of 2013, it was no surprise he received comparisons to an all-time Michigan football great, Charles Woodson. According [...]

Opinion: What ‘Up North’ Really Means

My first year at Albion was a whirlwind of new things — a new town, new friends and despite being from Michigan, eight hours from home. Being a Yooper I’d never spent much time “under the [...]

Opinion: I Do Not Mind Differences of Opinion. I Do Mind Hate.

Watching the election was supposed to feel good. I anticipated witnessing a historic event, the way our polls predicted, with our country’s first female President-elect. In disdain, I watched as the map turned from grey to [...]