Campus Claire Wittlief

Art department presents senior exhibition

KYLEE LARYPHOTOGRAPHER CLAIRE WITTLIEFFLAYOUT EDITOR 3/27/2023 Earlier this month, the Alma College Art Department opened its Senior Art Exhibition in the Flora Kirsch Beck gallery in the Clack Building. The showcase, titled “Ablaze,” includes different artistic mediums such as photographs, paintings, sculptures, sketches and more. The exhibit will be open until April 8.  “I am […]

Campus Megan Neeley

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 […]

Campus Claire Wittlief

Alma College hosts annual Highland Arts concert

KYLE SCHECKPHOTOGRAPHER CLAIRE WITTLIEFFLAYOUT EDITOR 3/27/2023 On Saturday, Mar. 25, Alma College hosted a performance highlighting the Highland Arts. This showcase included performances from the Alma College Pipe Band, the Kiltie Dance Company and the Belle Valley Community Band as guest artists. The Highland Arts performance was directed by Allison Murad, a 2009 graduate of […]

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Barlow Trophy nominees announced

EMMA FIGLEWICZPHOTOGRAPHER JORDAN FOXSTAFF WRITER 3/27/2023 In early March, the nominees for the annual Barlow Trophy were announced. Lainie Ettema, Audrey Plouffe and Gavin Swiecicki are the 2023 finalists. The Barlow Award was established in 1949 to recognize graduating seniors who rank in the top 10% of their class and demonstrate high achievement inside and […]

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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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EPA demands clean-up by Norfolk Southern Corporation

LIATHANO RAMIREZGRAPHIC DESIGNER HANNAH STIFFLEREDITOR-IN-CHIEF 3/13/2023 The Gilded Age is known for the expansion of railroads. In the 1900s, trains revolutionized the economy beyond imagination. Despite the positives of train transportation, there are continual mechanical errors that have led to environmental catastrophes. On Feb. 3, 2023 in East Palestine, Ohio, a train derailed causing a […]