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Review: Thread of the Warp

Thread of the Warp is a 90 minute play written by Sean Michael Welch. He came to Albion to teach a workshop class as well as see the production unfold for the very first time. Directed and set design [...]

Guest Opinion: Why “The Talk: A War on Silence” matters

By Langston Brannon-Pugh We aren’t really talking if no one is saying anything, even if it’s misunderstood or completely wrong. Mistakes are what groom our growth. I’ve noticed talking about diversity or indifference on this campus [...]

Opinion: How will Facebook’s anonymous app be any different from Yik Yak?

Facebook now features a mobile app that allows users to access the site without having to identify who they are. The app, called Rooms, was released on Thursday, Oct. 23. The purpose is to allow users [...]

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 [...]