Salem Gray Thoughts/Opinions

The trouble with Metz

SALEM GRAYSTAFF WRITER 1/23/2023 Ever since Metz Culinary Management took over as Alma’s dining vendor this fall, some students have been hoping for massive improvements from Sodexo’s subpar food and services. Unfortunately for the student body, Alma’s campus has been left with few food options and few improvements have been seen.  “In this industry, it […]

Claire Wittlief

American Teacher Act first step towards fair pay

CLAIRE WITTLIEFFLAYOUT EDITOR 1/23/2023 On Dec. 14, 2022, a new act was introduced in the United States Congress by Representative Frederica Wilson, a Democrat from Florida.  The American Teacher Act, which was referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor, promotes the increase of wages for American teachers. The legislation was also drafted by the […]

Alivia GIles

McCarthy elected Speaker of the House

ALIVIA GILESLAYOUT EDITOR 1/23/2023 Following a historic 15 rounds of voting and negotiations with other members of his party, California Republican Kevin McCarthy secured the position of speaker of the United States House of Representatives over New York Democrat Hakeem Jeffries.  In the first round of voting, 19 House Republicans cast their vote for Republicans other than […]

Campus Danielle Nykanen

Alma College celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

KYLE SCHECKPHOTOGRAPHER DANIELLE NYKANENSTAFF WRITER 1/23/2023 On Monday, Jan. 15, classes paused in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Campus, however, remained active as students, faculty and community members participated in activities to celebrate and reflect MLK’s life.  The day kicked off with a campus and community brunch in Art Smith Arena that featured speeches, music and […]

Campus Darcy Daenzer

Travel spring terms back in full force

LEIA LEHRERGRAPHIC DESIGNER DARCY DAENZERLAYOUT WRITER 1/23/2023 For the first time in over two years, spring terms are in full swing as the number of options students have to choose either a domestic or abroad spring term has increased to pre-COVID standards.  Restrictions in response to COVID-19 made it so that Alma College, as well as many other institutions, […]

Campus Reyna Edwards

FSL winter recruitment continues

REYNA EDWARDSSTAFF WRITER 1/23/2023 Winter recruitment for Fraternity Sorority Life (FSL) is getting into full swing at Alma College. The winter semester holds the informal recruitment period and the fall semester holds the formal recruitment period.  Informal recruitment is often called the Continuous Open Bidding (COB) period.  Panhellenic council held an event on Jan. 21 for potential new […]