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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 [...]

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 [...]