New Year, New Faces: Vanessa Bentley

BY EMILY INNES – STAFF WRITER This year, The Cento continues their series featuring new faculty on campus and introducing them to the Centre community. This edition, The Cento would like to welcome Professor Vanessa Bentley to Centre as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy this year. A graduate of Hiram College and the University…

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Happy Trails: Fall Hiking in Kentucky

BY GABRIELA CIPOLLA – ARTS AND LEISURE EDITOR  With fall approaching quickly, it is hard not to feel the excitement that the season brings on Centre’s campus. The trees in front of Old Centre are starting to shed their leaves, and stepping outside and feeling a cool breeze instead of a blanket of humidity is…

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The State of the 2016 Election

BY: JAKE MCGUIRK – STAFF WRITER This year’s presidential election has dominated news and conversation for the better part of the last four years. November 8 is fast-approaching, and as we enter the final weeks of the election cycle it is useful to take a step back and consider how we got here. Hillary Clinton…

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The Pinto Bean: ‘Tut’s’ is King

BY JASON PINTO – STAFF WRITER Danville is not on the top of the charts when it comes to culinary variety, but I will not let that stop me from bringing you quality food reviews from some of the hottest new places popping up in the area. This week, Jake McGuirk and I hit up…


Pottery Painting: Community Arts Center

BY BECKY FULTON – STAFF WRITER  Tucked away under the back staircase in Danville’s Community Arts Center lies a colorfully renovated pottery studio open to the public. Run by Education Director Maggie Haskett, the ceramics program includes the Paint Your Own Pottery (POP) Studio and ceramics classes for kids and adults. “We have two adult…

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CentOnion: Cowan’s Meaty Monotony

BY JAKE MCGUIRK – STAFF WRITER Far more important than newly tenured faculty, a rapidly growing student body, a presidential election, or an ever-heightening conflict in the Middle East is this pressing question: what food will we get to shove in our mouths today? There’s no doubt about it; no single topic dominates conversation at…

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What a Larger Student Body Means for Centre

BY: SEBASTIAN DUNCAN – STAFF WRITER With 401 first-year students, the Centre College class of 2020 is the largest in history. Riding a wave of new scholarship programs, Centre’s successive classes are often touted as diverse and increasingly qualified. Some of Centre’s upperclassmen have voiced concerns about the college’s population growth and its sustainability. However,…

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DramaCentre’s ‘Assassins’ to run April 20-23

BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER Next week marks the premiere of DramaCentre’s musical production, Assassins, written by Stephen Sondheim. Dr. Patrick Kagan-Moore, Charles T. Hazelrigg Professor of Dramatic Arts, is directing the production, alongside Dr. Jaemi Loeb as Musical Director, Rebecca Stephenson as Dance Instructor, and Professor Matthew Hallock as Scenic and Lighting Designer….

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