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Horky House Car Accident Leaves One Dead

BY MAX ADDINGTON – STAFF WRITER On February 20 at around 7:15 a.m. Eastern Time, Ricky Baker drove his car into the front of the Horky House on Centre College’s campus. According to Director of Facilities Management Wayne King, there were no signs of an attempt to brake before hitting the building. Authorities have indicated…

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Winners Need to Go Home Too

BY LANEY TAYLOR — STAFF WRITER Fridays at 7:41 A.M. were punctuated by the side eye of my neighbor trying to take out the trash. The twang of Bluegrass Junction apparently warmed all cars but only some hearts. Fridays at 7:44 A.M. were marked by the palpable relief in finding a clear stretch of road…

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Unpresidented

BY KATHLEEN MURPHY — STAFF WRITER Throughout his terms as president, many called Barack Obama a “social media president” with his young, tech-savvy campaign and White House staff. So in the social media era, what does this make Donald Trump? The obvious answer is the Twitter president. Throughout the election, he was known for his tweets–for…

The United States and “Neocolonialism”

BY ZAMIRAH HUSSAIN — STAFF WRITER Colonialism is defined as “the quality or state of being colonial; control by one power over a dependent area or people.” While this definition can easily be argued, it does provide a base for the much larger social concept of colonization. The European colonial period often referred to as the…

Centre Baseball off to Best Start in 25 Years

BY EMMA PRESBERG – STAFF WRITER  After completing their first 10 games, Centre Baseball sits at an impressive 8-2. This includes sweeping both Coast Guard and Defiance while splitting their recent series against Whitman. The program is off to their best start in 25 seasons, when the Colonels won their first 11 games in 1992….

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Seasons Come to Close in SAA Tournament

BY EMMA PRESBERG – STAFF WRITER  Centre men’s basketball finished the season after falling to Birmingham Southern 77-71 in the SAA conference tournament semi-finals. The Colonels ended the season 14-11 overall and 9-5 in conference play. First year guard Perry Ayers came into his first collegiate season and quickly found his place. Ayers finished second…

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Perez Elected DNC Chair, and the Future of the Democratic Party

BY DEVIN BAKER — STAFF WRITER Tom Perez, the former labor secretary for President Obama, was elected as the newest Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman for the Democratic Party. Perez replaces interim chair Donna Brazile after a long, four-month race and an interesting final day of voting. Given the hotly contested battle between Hillary Clinton and…

Islam in America: Giving This Peaceful Religion a Face

BY OLIVIA MURRELL This past January during Centre Term, Dr. Matthew Pierce and Dr. Christian Haskett led a course on Islam in America. For the first week or so, the students engaged with some literary material regarding Islam. They began with some rich historical material regarding the long history that Islam has had in America….

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Faculty Recommended Reads

BY ZAMIRAH HUSSAIN – STAFF WRITER Books can leave a very profound impact on a person’s life. A book you read as a 7-year old can evoke a sense of nostalgia and wonder ten years later.  Literature and the arts is a way of exploring what you don’t know and what you’d like to know. My…

Sick at Centre: A Roadmap

BY MORGAN UNDERWOOD – STAFF WRITER It’s 7:30 in the morning, you wake up feeling terrible and unusually tired, but you can’t afford to miss class at this point in the semester so you decide to attend anyway. Fast forward 24 hours later when you’re waking up again at 7:30 in the morning to puke…

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