Broadway struggles with accessibility

By Samantha Anteau Staff Writer In the past decade, as a result of the rise of the internet and a new resurgence in the popularity of musical theater, bootleg videos of Broadway productions have become a point of contention for many creators and fans.   Some creators and actors, such as Lin Manuel Miranda of Hamilton... Continue Reading →

Highland Java employees reflect on changes

By Nathaniel Fryer Staff Writer Highland Java was founded by Alma students in 2006, and its purpose was to serve the Alma College community as a student run coffee shop, which had not previously existed.   Since then, Highland Java has grown and changed into a representation of Alma students in Entrepreneurs in Action (EIA) working... Continue Reading →

Tensions rise about service dog on campus

By Brittany Pierce Staff Writer The monthly visits from the therapy dogs are generally highly anticipated on campus, but service dogs have not been getting the same treatment. One student has had her service dog Max on campus for three years, but she often runs into complaints.   “The teacher informed me that there was a... Continue Reading →

Superhero movies lack diversity

By Samantha Anteau Staff Writer When people think of superheroes, they often think of attractive white men saving the world. It’ll usually take a couple rounds of “name a superhero” before someone says a woman (though, admittedly, the “Wonder Woman” movie helped change this a little; more on that later) and even longer for them... Continue Reading →

Morris avoids traps of pop, does it right

By Paige Daniel Thoughts Editor Rae Morris is new to the pop that her second album, “Someone Out There,” is steeped in – but she is familiar with good songwriting. When those two elements come together, Morris obliterates the sophomore slump into mere myth.   I had not become acquainted with Morris until she started promoting... Continue Reading →

Grammy Awards receive backlash over snubs

By Paige Daniel Thoughts Editor In case you don’t exist somewhere on the internet where people talk about music, collective heads rolled in outrage after the 60th annual Grammy Awards were held on Jan. 28. Usually I concede and watch the ceremony despite its continuously disappointing three hours of television. This year, however, I abstained... Continue Reading →

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