Letter to the editor: Student Employment Committee

YOUNG DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA 10/24/2022 Since the beginning of the fall semester, the Young Democratic Socialists of America have been meeting regularly to discuss important topics such as voter registration and the conditions of student workers on campus. Encouraging young people to vote is a focal point for YDSA. We will continue to have […]

Campus Emma Figlewicz Feature

Insight into Alma College interfaith program

KYLE SCHECKPHOTOGRAPHER EMMA FIGLEWICZSTAFF WRITER 10/24/2022 Alma College has numerous clubs and programs that allow students to connect with peers and faculty. The Interfaith program on campus seeks to bring students, staff and faculty together through the practice of spirituality, religious identity and spiritual exploration. “Alma’s Interfaith program gives students a community to activate their […]

Claire Wittlieff Thoughts/Opinions

The pros and cons of being an education major

LEIA LEHRERGRAPHIC DESIGNER CLAIRE WITTLIEFFSTAFF WRITER 10/24/2022 Since I declared my major my freshman year at Alma College, I have been a Secondary Education/ English double major for going on three years now. In that time, I’ve completed one placement and am currently completing another, accepted a work study position within Gratiot County, taken what seems like a boatload of […]

Alivia GIles Campus Thoughts/Opinions

Title IX concerns at Alma College

ALIVIA GILESLAYOUT EDITOR 10/24/2022 While several Alma College students have voiced concerns about how the college handles Title IX cases, it is also important to consider how misuse of the Title IX system causes victims to suffer.  One student who chose to remain anonymous has seen their peers resort to filing Title IX cases in instances where they felt it […]

Darcy Daenzer Oct 24, 2022

Hurricane Ian’s devastating consequences

WESTON HIRVELAGRAPHIC DESIGNER DARCY DAENZERSTAFF WRITER 10/24/2022 On September 28, Hurricane Ian, the landmark Category 4 storm, wreaked devastation on Florida with winds up to 155 miles per hour. The storm was responsible for “at least 119 [lives], more deaths than any other hurricane had caused in Florida since 1935,” said Smith et al. of the New York Times. Furthermore, estimated insured […]

Claire Hipps Oct 24, 2022

Potential SCOTUS ruling jeopardizes Voting Rights Act

CLAIRE HIPPSCOPY EDITOR 10/24/2022 The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) is currently considering the case Merrill v. Milligan, where the State of Alabama allegedly attempted to redistrict their congressional map in a way that under represents black voters. Alabama has been accused by Evan Milligan, the executive director of Alabama Forward, and his associates of illegally packing black voters into a single district while dividing […]

Campus Maria Kolb Oct 24, 2022

Choir and Orchestra tune up

CLAIRE WITTLIEFSTAFF WRITER LEX FLINTCOPY EDITOR 10/24/2022 Alma College’s Choir and Orchestra programs have begun practicing for their fall performances and for the rest of the school year to come. Both esteemed programs on campus, the choir and orchestra, are some of the ways Alma College features musically talented students.  The Choir’s performance this past […]