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Opinion: Faith Fowler as commencement speaker captures a moment of Albion history

As far as traditions go, commencement speakers are as old as they come. With the likes of Winston Churchill at Harrow School in 1941 to John F. Kennedy at American University in 1963, the position of [...]

Show Review: Lysistrata

Synopsis The Greek men have been off at war for who knows how long, and the women are sick of it. Lysistrata rallies the women to protest the war. How do they protest? By withholding sex [...]

Opinion: Are night classes really necessary?

As college students, we frequently attend classes at obscure times of the day. One day we might be up for class at 8 a.m. The next day, our school days might not begin until 2 or [...]

Opinion: The Hillary Clinton email scandal is missing the real issue about accountability

Full disclosure: the author owns a Hillary Clinton t-shirt. Pics available upon request. A couple of weeks ago, The New York Times broke a story about Hillary Clinton’s email use during her time as Secretary of [...]

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 [...]