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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 [...]

Opinion: Bauccio as commencement speaker

No, Albion didn’t bring in Bill Nye to speak at commencement this year. They didn’t bring in Barack Obama or some other big name politician. Instead, they went with the Fedele Bauccio, CEO of Bon Appétit, [...]

Opinion: Cruelty-free and beautiful

Animal testing is a topic generally ignored by the cosmetic industry and their consumers. It’s swept under the rug and not talked about, or if it is, it involves companies dancing around the issue. Or slapping [...]

Opinion: Miley Cyrus sociology course

Starting this summer, Skidmore College, a small, private, liberal arts college in New York, is offering a course titled “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus.” As a sociology major and a pop culture enthusiast, I am thrilled [...]

Opinion: Marriage equality holdup

When Michigan’s marriage equality ban was ruled unconstitutional by Detroit federal Judge Bernard Friedman on March 21, I was filled with pride. I joined other marriage equality Michiganders in flooding Facebook with celebratory posts. I shared [...]

Opinion: March Madness at a DIII college

It’s that wonderful time of the year again. What’s so wonderful about gloomy skies and constantly lower than anticipated temperatures day-in and day-out, you ask? College basketball and March Madness. The time of year everyone seemingly [...]

Opinion: Openly gay pro athletes

In the past few months, one college football player openly admitted to being gay months before the NFL Draft and a 35 year-old gay basketball player was signed to a 10-day contract with the New Jersey [...]

Opinion: Schuette’s gay marriage ban defense creates conflict

Most students don’t know the identities of the Albion College Board of Trustees until one of them is thrust into the spotlight. There are plenty of eyes on Bill Schuette right now as he defends Michigan’s [...]

Opinion: Sorority sisters prep for Anchor Splash

Throughout the next week or so, it should come as no surprise if you spot sorority houses lit up at 11 p.m., hear loud music blaring from the Kresge dance studio or see girls (who may [...]