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Your Ultimate Finals Playlist

Songs to Get You Through 15 Phases of Finals Week Whether you’re prepared or not, Monday is just two days away. As much as you want to press fast-forward your life, it’s time to face the [...]

Should the Dow be Open 24/7 for Finals?

With finals coming up, the college is preparing to help students push through their last exams of the semester without losing their minds too much. The library will be open 24/7 with snacks each night; Bon [...]

Backward Progress

In the plant world, most plants can fall into two different categories: perennials and annuals. As a child my mother, a certified master gardener, tried her darnedest to teach me the difference between the two, and [...]

A Place in This World: The Role of the United Nations Then and Now

Guest Post by Aurora Lobatos As the United Nations celebrates its 70th anniversary, its role in international relations has proven to be more important than ever. Seventy years ago, Europe was in shambles as the deadliest [...]

Memories of Paris

These past couple of days have sent a shockwave through the country of France. Three senseless acts of terrorism have deprived the world of 129 beautiful human souls, along with leaving 352 in serious condition. The attacks [...]

Brit to the Future

On the fateful date of Oct. 26, 1985, Dr. Emmett Brown arrived with a quest for a young man by the name of Marty McFly. In order to save his future children, they must make an [...]

To Vote Or Not to Vote: Students, Know Your Power

For decades, one group of Americans has remained consistently underrepresented at the polls: young adults. Only 19.9 percent of 18-29 year olds voted last year, according to The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning [...]

Guess What? You Have Friends…Right in Front of You

Dear Kit, Whenever I hang out with my friends, we always just end up on our phones…is there anyway to avoid this? One of my biggest pet peeves is when I’m talking to someone and they [...]

There Should Be an App for That

We’ve all heard the familiar phrase, “There’s an app for that!” Apps are created to make our lives easier and solve some of our first world “struggles”. But what apps are there that could make the [...]

Small School vs. Big University: Cultural Differences in Spain

Guest Post by Emily Miller When Albion College students leave for a study abroad program, they hear seemingly endless lectures on culture shock or experiences of adapting to different cultures. By the end of most of [...]