Aryaan Misra National Oct 5, 2020

Belarus – the last European Dictatorship

ARYAAN MISRASTAFF WRITER 100,000 people on the streets, 12,000 arrested, 450 injured, and 50 missing. These seemingly plain numbers carry on their shoulders the largest protest that Belarus has ever seen. A small landlocked country in Eastern Europe, Belarus emerged an independent state in 1991 after the Soviet Union collapsed. The country first held elections […]

Oct 5, 2020 Taylor Pepitone Thoughts/Opinions

Anti-racism vs. ICE Detention Centers

TAYLOR PEPITONESTAFF WRITER The following contributions are solely of the writer’s own views and are not affiliated with the Almanian and Alma College. Robert J. Patterson, professor of African American Studies at Georgetown University, defines anti-racism as, “…an active and conscious effort to work against multidimensional aspects of racism.” President Donald J. Trump has taken […]

Jordyn Bradley Morgan Gust Oct 5, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves a legacy

JORDYN BRADLEYSTAFF WRITER Graphic by MORGAN GUST Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, passed away on Sept.18 from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. In her 87 years of life, Ginsburg was a trailblazer for gender equality. “I was shocked, but not surprised,” said Claire Wittlieff (‘24), who noted Ginsburg’s declining health. “When […]


NYC labeled “Anarchist Jurisdiction”

COURTNEY SMITHSTAFF WRITER Last Monday, President Trump’s Department of Justice declared three major American cities, New York City, Portland and Seattle, as ‘Anarchist Jurisdictions,’ alleging that these three locations contribute to lawlessness, violence and destruction. Although the label of ‘Anarchist Jurisdiction’ sparks strong sentiments by itself, some believe it fails to accurately represent the current […]

Ella Bright Oct 5, 2020

Puerto Rico to Receive Billions

ELLA BRIGHTSTAFF WRITER On Friday, Sept. 18, President Trump announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would be sending almost $13 billion, including $11.6 billion in federal funding, in aid to Puerto Rico to help rebuild. This announcement came almost exactly three years after Hurricane Maria caused devastating damage in Sept. 2017. Congress had approved […]

Alivia GIles Campus Oct 5, 2020

Alma welcomes new PAGE club

ALIVIA GILESSTAFF WRITER With the semester under way, many clubs and organizations have started holding meetings and events. Recently, Alma College welcomed a new organization. The PAGE (which stands for Pop Culture, Anime, Gaming, and Entertainment) Club has begun hosting various campus events. The PAGE club was founded at the end of last year. The […]