Megan Neeley Thoughts/Opinions

Student concerns vs. statistics: admissions and prestige

KYLEE LARYPHOTOGRAPHER MEGAN NEELEYCOPY EDITOR 4/10/2023 Alma College admissions rates have been on the rise with the campus seeing a 20% increase in applications and a 22.7% increase in admittance from Fall 2022 according to Rachel Plasche, the Assistant Director of Admissions and Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment. More students will also be transferring to Alma […]

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On campus environmental sustainability

KYLE SCHECKPHOTOGRAPHER MEGAN NEELEYCOPY EDITOR 3/27/2023 With many college students being deeply interested in sustainability, it is important to note the sustainability efforts being made by Alma College’s recent planning, services and rural initiatives. Previously written on was the topic of the new recycling program partnership with Granger Waste Services coming to Alma College’s campus. Granger was […]

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Shonda Buchanan visits Alma College

LIATHANO RAMERIEZPHOTOGRAPHER MEGAN NEELEYCOPY EDITOR 3/13/2023 Professors have expressed students’ hunger for Shonda Buchanan’s literary works. Buchanan, an award-winning poet and educator, is now working for the Master Fine Arts program in Creative Writing here at Alma College. Among her most accomplished works is her memoir, Black Indian, an intergenerational telling of Buchanan’s “large extended family […]

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The Alma College Division III Experience

MEGAN NEELEYCOPY EDITOR 2/20/2023 The Three D’s: Discover, Develop and Dedicate, according to the official website of NCAA Division III sports, specifies student athletes should be “encouraged to pursue their interests and passions beyond the classroom and field of play… to discover themselves.” The NCAA Division III website also relays that the “emphasis on participating […]

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Spring sports start at Alma College

LIATHANO RAMIREZPHOTOGRAPHER MEGAN NEELEYCOPY EDITOR 2/6/2023 With practices for spring sports beginning in late January, student-athletes participating in men’s and women’s lacrosse, baseball, softball and men’s and women’s track and fi eld are getting busier and busier. On Jan. 23, the men’s lacrosse team’s full practice schedule commenced for the 2023 spring season with a week full of winter […]

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Alma College basketball update

KYLE SCHECKPHOTOGRAPHER MEGAN NEELEYCOPY EDITOR 1/23/2023 Out with the old and in with the new. Scots, it’s time for some basketball. Now that football – with its season full of victories – is over, the time has come to focus on the triumphs of Alma College basketball.  The Alma College Men’s Basketball team has had many […]

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David Zerbe inducted into Golden Thistle Society

MEGAN NEELEYCOPY EDITOR 12/5/2022 David Zerbe, director of bands and percussion studies at Alma College, is the first ever non-Alma College alum to be inducted into the Order of the Golden Thistle. The Golden Thistle Society is an acknowledgement of alumni loyalty and is typically an honor given to those that attend their 50-year class reunion at Alma College. For […]

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Alma College partners with Granger Waste Services

MEGAN NEELEYCOPY EDITOR 11/21/2022 An exciting new partnership has made its way to the Alma College campus and community. Alma College has partnered with Granger Waste Services in order to enact a formal recycling program on campus. An email sent out to the campus community from Raymond Barclay, Alma College’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, on Nov. 8 included […]