Feb 1, 2021 Taylor Pepitone

Pandemic affects mental health

TAYLOR PEPITONESTAFF WRITER COVID-19 has easily taken so much from everyone. Indoor dining in restaurants has been restricted, public and recreational facilities are closed and some schools have moved their students online. Because of these limitations, many people are stuck inside of their homes to prevent spreading or catching the coronavirus. While it is important […]

Ella Bright Feb 1, 2021

Former MI governor, others facing charges

ELLA BRIGHTSTAFF WRITER On Thursday, Jan. 14, the Michigan Attorney General’s Office announced they would be charging former Michigan governor Rick Snyder for his role in the Flint water crisis. Along with Snyder, seven former officials and one current Michigan official are also being charged for their roles in the crisis. Together, they’re all facing […]

Campus Feb 1, 2021 Hannah Stiffler

New COVID-19 campus-wide testing rolls out

HANNAH STIFFLERSTAFF WRITER RAUL RIVERAGRAPHIC CREATOR Coming into this Winter semester brought many uncertainties for students, faculty and staff. Before arriving on campus, Alma College required COVID-19 saliva kits be ordered, completed and sent in for testing via FedEx on January 12. Many students found the instructions for ordering the kits clear and concise. Confusion […]

Campus Emily Henderson Feb 1, 2021

Retention rate in response to the pandemic

EMILY HENDERSONSTAFF WRITER Alma College’s campus has looked very different this past year: new restrictions being put in place, classrooms looking and behaving differently and social events being a thing of the past. The question now that must be asked is how this pandemic has affected Alma’s retention rate. Retention rate refers to the percentage […]

Feb 1, 2021 Thoughts/Opinions Wade Fullerton

Alma College in World War I

WADE FULLERTONSTAFF WRITER WADE FULLERTONGRAPHIC CREATOR “There can be no turning back.” These were President Woodrow Wilson’s words when he asked Congress to declare war on Germany in early April 1917. Debates across the United States ensued concerning the extent of militarization. Over one hundred years ago – at the cost of five cents per […]