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Why the Tigers can still win the ALDS

The month of October holds a special place in my heart. It’s not because of Halloween, changing leaves, or even pumpkin spice-infused everything. October means one thing to me: playoff baseball. The Detroit Tigers won the [...]

Let’s talk about “The Fappening”

On Sunday, the Internet exploded when every 12-year-old boys’ dreams came true. On Sunday, a poster on the internet message board 4chan leaked naked pictures of many celebrities (including Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence).  This event [...]

Opinion: Why I love “Shake it Off”

On Monday, Aug. 18, Taylor Swift released her newest single, “Shake it Off,” the first single from her upcoming pop album. Yes, pop album. And, as far as I’ve observed, listeners either love it or hate [...]

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 [...]

Opinion: The 65-year legacy of Orwell’s 1984

Quick! Get away from your TVs and computers! The government is watching you… That’s a warning that would be relevant, if George Orwell had accurately predicted the future in 1984, which was published 65 years ago [...]

Opinion: Playoffs more entertaining than NCAA

With the 2014 NBA playoffs having recently started, the discussion of whether the NCAA tournament or playoffs is the better entertainment has risen again. There is also the theory that college players care more about the [...]

Opinion: Errors & cover-ups fail rape victims

Recently, the Tallahassee police force and Florida State University came under fire for not investigating a sexual assault case in due time. The accused is Jameis Winston, quarterback of the Florida State Seminole football team. After [...]

Opinion: Albion overspends on administration

It’s no secret that school is expensive. Especially at Albion College, where the official cost of enrollment for the 2013-14 school year topped $45,000. The mystery is figuring out the true cost for students, and how [...]

Opinion: Oil spill receives little coverage

Lake Michigan is a major point of pride for our state. No matter the season, many Michiganders flock to its cool waters to stare at its soft blue shoreline and admire its clarity. Recently, however, that [...]