Feature Hank Wickley Jan 28, 2019 Sports Uncategorized

Smith named head coach of volleyball

HANK WICKLEY SPORTS WRITER On Friday, Jan. 18, director of athletics Steven Rackley announced that Alma College alumni Madison Smith would take over the volleyball program as head coach. Smith, who graduated in 2017, was a four-year member of the volleyball team, and spent the past two years as an assistant coach at Tufts University. […]

Atulya Dora-Laskey Jan 28, 2019 Thoughts/Opinions Uncategorized

Bangladeshi workers go on strike

ATULYA DORA-LASKEY STAFF WRITER For over two weeks now, 50,000 Bangladeshi garment workers have been striking against a multi-billion-dollar fashion industry. The protests turned violent when Bangladeshi police opened fire on garment workers using rubber bullets; killing one worker and injuring 50 others. Since then, undeterred garment workers have been burning tires, blocking roads, and […]

Jan 28, 2019 Jasmine D'Arcangelis Uncategorized

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes waves

JASMINE D’ARCANGELIS STAFF WRITER Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the recently-elected democratic representative of the 14th congressional district of New York. Ocasio-Cortez was elected into Congress on June 26, 2018. She was endorsed by several progressive and civil rights-based organizations and didn’t accept funding from major corporations. Ocasio-Cortez is a self described democratic socialist. Her political positions […]

Campus Feature Jan 28, 2019 Syndey Bossidis Uncategorized

Students participate in Women’s March

SYDNEY BOSSIDIS STAFF WRITER On January 20, Alma students took part in the Women’s March in different cities to exercise their first amendment right to free speech. The McCurdy House assisted students in getting to Lansing for the march on Michigan State University’s campus. Colleen Loftus (’21) and Eryn Corinth (’21)were leaders in helping set […]