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Whitmer or Dixon to become Michigan’s next Governor

CLAIRE HIPPS AND MEGAN NEELEYSTAFF WRITER 11/7/2022 Gretchen Whitmer (D) and Tudor Dixon (R) are facing off in Michigan’s (MI) 2022 gubernatorial election, or the election for governor. Whitmer, the incumbent, highlights infrastructure development, investments in business and access to abortion as key aspects of her campaign. Dixon, endorsed by former President Donald Trump, is […]

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 Claire Hipps Feature

Alma College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

RAUL RIVERAPHOTOGRAPHER CLAIRE HIPPSCOPY EDITOR 10/3/2022 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate Americans who have ancestry traced to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Hispanic Heritage Week was first celebrated in 1968 under Lyndon Johnson. […]

Campus Claire Hipps Sep 19, 2022

As library evolves, history is uncovered

KYLE SCHECKPHOTOGRAPHER CLAIRE HIPPSCOPY EDITOR 9/19/2022 Among Alma’s distinguished faculty and staff is Matthew Collins, the director of the Alma College Library and occasional adjunct faculty member in the religious studies department, where he specializes in disambiguating the meaning of the New Testament. The library-to-Learning Commons renovations have posed some challenges for the library staff. […]

Campus Claire Hipps Sep 9, 2022

Alma welcomes eleven new faculty members

CLAIRE HIPPSCOPY EDITOR 9/9/2022 You may have been asked to attend teaching demonstrations by faculty candidates last semester, or even asked to eat breakfast with a potential new professor. Given the large number of faculty vacancies, Alma is welcoming eleven new faculty members to campus this fall. The psychology department is welcoming both Janelle Blazek […]

Claire Hipps Feb 1, 2021 National

Unpacking the COVID-19 Vaccine

CLAIRE HIPPSSTAFF WRITER Pfizer and BioNTech produced an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine found to be 95% effective in November. Despite the existence of this vaccine, many Americans are apprehensive about receiving it. According to AP/University of Chicago, 35% of Americans aged 18-29 said that they will not received the COVID-19 vaccine; another 22% said that they […]