Family Weekend 2016: Bigger and Better Than Ever

BY SEBASTIAN DUNCAN – STAFF WRITER 2016’s Family Weekend was bigger and better than ever.  Centre’s campus had it all–musical performances, athletic events, theatre productions, art exhibits, informational sessions, fundraisers, and more. On Friday, the Aegon Gallery opened its doors to students and family, Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Kappa Gamma started their 24-hour See-Saw-A-Thon,…

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The Islamic State’s Chemical Weapons

BY JAKE MCGUIRK – STAFF WRITER The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues what it considers a fight for statehood and salvation. The backdrop of ISIS’s war is an unstable Iraqi government, struggling to recover from a protracted war and occupation, and a civil war in Syria with many shifting, indistinct factions. Well…

Kentucky Kernel Scandal: A University’s Failure

BY JAKE MCGUIRK – STAFF WRITER A University of Kentucky professor resigned recently over his involvement in a case of sexual harassment. In response, the college conducted an internal investigation and reached a deal in February with the accused, James Harwood, allowing him to resign and receive pay and benefits through August 31. The Kentucky…


New Year, New SGA Plan

  BY BECKY FULTON – STAFF WRITER With the new school year underway, Centre’s Student Government Association (SGA) is busy at work implementing new plans to benefit students around campus. SGA President Sarah Hutchinson, a senior Behavioral Neuroscience major, is head of the new SGA executive team, that is creating ideas and talking to students…

Just as fall takes hold at Centre College, the students go on break. For those who stick around, the campus offers beautiful autumn scenery.

Centre College Ranked Highly in Latest U.S. News Report

BY SEBASTIAN DUNCAN – STAFF WRITER On Sept. 13th, U.S. News & World Report ranked Centre College as #44 in the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” ranking. Centre rising from #45 to #44 in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking is not a dramatic increase. However, this change is a direct result of gradual improvements…


Stress Relief

BY EMILY INNES – STAFF WRITER It’s that time of year again! Fall break is quickly approaching, which means that midterms are just around the corner! As usual, the atmosphere at Centre will soon become filled with the stress of students finishing projects, writing papers, and studying for exams. Students practice a variety of methods…

Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts’s schedule for this coming year offers big names like Smash Mouth, Wynnona Judd, and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra.

Norton Center Delivers with Comedic Duo

BY JASON PINTO – STAFF WRITER The Norton Center presented one of its most anticipated shows with the comedy duo of Howie Mandel and Nick Cannon on Friday, September 24. Nick Cannon opened the show with a much different look and coarser filter than most are used to seeing him with. Nick almost immediately dismissed…

Bevin’s Bloody Bodement

BY BRENNEN AMONETT – STAFF WRITER Several weeks ago, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin called upon the people of this country to make a sacrifice. A sacrifice that derives its historic and nationalistic relevance from the words of Thomas Jefferson, a founding father of a country economically and culturally oppressed by a nation across the sea,…

Gold Out Week: Centre Athletics Gives Back

BY MARINA BURKE – STAFF WRITER  September rushed by us, taking with it the last moments of summer; and with the flip of a page it’s already October. Take a deep breath and look around, things are changing everywhere on campus, but most notably in the offices of Centre Athletics. With the rebranding and expansion…


DramaCentre Presents: Proof

BY EMILY INNES – STAFF WRITER  DramaCentre’s annual performance is one of the highlights of Centre’s Family Weekend, and this year David Auburn’s play, Proof, takes the spotlight. Senior Sean Fannin is making his directing debut, a fact that has made the show all the more appealing to the actors. The opportunity to work with…

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