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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 [...]

Opinion: College Failing Students After the Election through Safe Spaces

In the aftermath of the election, classes have been canceled. Professors have moved due dates on projects. We have had quizzes that ask us to reflect upon why this election makes us feel unsafe and community [...]

Opinion: Honoring Our Heroes

My biggest hero has always been my grandma, Emma Marie Burger Mahaney. When I was in second grade, we had to make paper flowers for our grandparents. Having only a grandma, I made her the most [...]