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27th Kapp Honors Day, Barlow winner announced

SALEM GRAYSTAFF WRITER 4/10/2023 On April 6, 2023, Alma College hosted Honors Day for faculty, students and community members. Honors Day is a longstanding tradition at Alma that celebrates student research and creative projects.  On that night, Audrey Plouffe (’23) was announced as the winner of the Barlow Award. Students, family, and faculty gathered at […]

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Biden administration approves Willow Project

LEIA LEHRERGRAPHIC DESIGNER SALEM GRAYSTAFF WRITER 3/27/2023 On March 13, 2023, the Biden Administration approved the Willow Project, an oil-drilling project located on Alaska’s North Slope. Three oil rigs were approved to be built, two less than the original plan that ConocoPhillips’ had approved by the Trump administration.  The project is set to bring in […]

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New clubs approved at StuCo

SALEM GRAYSTAFF WRITER 2/20/2023 On Feb. 6, 2023, Student Congress approved four new clubs on campus: IPHS Club, Water Polo Club, Diversity in STEM and Squirrel Club. Typically, only one or two clubs are introduced during constitution committees. This was the largest number of clubs approved at a Student Congress meeting within the last few […]

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Students react to the Learning Commons

KYLE SCHECKPHOTOGRAPHER SALEM GRAYSTAFF WRITER 2/20/2023 On January 25, 2023, the Greg Hatcher Learning Commons opened for student use after 11 months of construction. Parts of the interior building, as well as the landscaping on the exterior, are still being renovated. However, the basement, first floor and second floor are all open to students. The Learning Commons […]

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Thinx period underwear faces lawsuit

SALEM GRAYSTAFF WRITER 2/6/2023 Near the end of last year, a class-action lawsuit was settled against Thinx period- absorbing underwear. Class members accused the company of lying to customers by advertising their underwear as a non-toxic and safe alternative to traditional period productsdespite the presence of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) in their products. The lawsuit was filed in May […]

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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 […]

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Club Q shooting in Colorado

WESTON HIRVELAGRAPHIC DESIGNER SALEM GRAYSTAFF WRITER 12/5/2022 Approximately ten minutes before Midnight on Nov. 19, 2022, 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich allegedly opened fire inside Club Q, a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, CO. At 11:56 PM, the Colorado Springs Police received a 911 call, and within six minutes, Aldrich had been subdued and taken into custody.  Richard […]