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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 [...]

Opinion: social media isn’t making us unsocial

By Clare Kolenda We’ve all heard the argument about how social media is making us unsocial. In fact, this constant barrage of warnings has become almost a cliché. While there is a truth to these words, [...]

Opinion: Leelah Alcorn’s suicide is tragic, but started a conversation

Leelah Alcorn, born Joshua Ryan Alcorn, made national headlines just over a month ago when she committed suicide on Dec. 28, 2014. Leelah struggled with identity her whole life. She was sent to conservative Christian and conversion therapists [...]

Four years, 48,000 kilometers: a senior’s reflection on studying abroad

In this competitive economy, college students everywhere are looking to obtain an edge, a unique element, a resume-builder that sets them apart and gives them an advantage. Throughout my college career, I’ve had the opportunity to [...]

Opinion: Obama forgoes bipartisanship for liberal agenda

Late Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address. His speech aimed to not only outline the White House’s 2015 legislative agenda, but evoke a sense of unity amongst the American [...]

Hiding in homophobia: Living openly gay in Senegal

By Nick Diamond We feared the case of Ebola in the neighborhood next to mine.  And even when I was tested for malaria, nothing proved to be more challenging than living as a gay student in [...]

Editorial: Albion College must allow students to live off-campus

A few weeks ago, I spent some time in Detroit with the Ford Institute on the Sleight Leadership Fellowship trip.  The visit was designed to give select students hands-on interaction with the revitalization of Detroit.  Throughout the [...]

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, [...]

Opinion: Fantasy football is way cooler than I expected

It was August and I was preparing to say goodbye to the sunny beaches of Saginaw, once again, as I prepared for another semester at Albion. As I began to make my rounds, saying goodbye to [...]

Opinion: Hockey players are overlooked in America

When people bring up hockey, they often only bring up fighting and Canada. Although hockey was invented in Canada, it has become one of the most popular sports across all of the Northern Hemisphere — or [...]