Daily Archives: 02/19/2015

Until the Whistle Blows: The Weight of Perfection

By ALEX MULHALL – STAFF WRITER “Perfection” is a word that gets thrown around a lot when talking about sports – too much, probably. No matter how unwilling you are to admit it, Michael Jordan was not a perfect player, Derek Jeter was not a perfect shortstop, and Michael Phelps is not a perfect swimmer….

Films of 2014 to be honored at Academy Awards

By Morgan King- Staff Writer From historical features like Selma to creative masterpieces like Boyhood, the film industry is offering great pieces just in time for award show season. These movies and many others will be judged for the most contested award in the industry: the Oscars. Established in 1929, the Academy Awards honors films for…

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Lincoln Scholars Program to be established at Centre

By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER As of a recent anonymous donation, a new scholars program joins the ranks of the existing Brown Fellows Program, Posse Program, Bonner Scholars Program, and incoming Grissom Scholars Program. Named the Lincoln Scholars Program, this scholarship opportunity seeks to financially aid incoming students with a strong initiative to “change the…

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Men’s Basketball Steamrolls the Competition

By JOHN WYATT – SPORTS SECTION EDITOR Men’s Basketball is a strong athletic tradition at Centre College, and this year’s team is playing like a well-oiled machine. The Colonels are coming off a strong season from last year, where they went 24-5 (13-1 in conference play), before losing to the Emory University Eagles in the…

Editorial Board: Call for Senior Week discussion

Editorial Board On Feb. 12, Kendrick Durham emailed the senior class with a tersely titled email: “Important Announcement Regarding Senior Week.” In the body of the email, Durham briefly explained changes made to the Senior Week guest policy, namely, that no guests could stay during Senior Week. Durham bluntly states: “It has been determined that…

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A Bad Call or Something More? The Superbowl Conspiracy

By Alex Mulhall – Staff Writer Down four points with under a minute to go, the Seattle Seahawks found themselves on the one-yard line with a chance to make Super Bowl history. Marshawn Lynch, one of the most physical runners in the National Football League (NFL), looked primed and ready to make a push to win…

Track and Field/Cross Country Head Coach Wins KTCCA Awards

By JOHN WYATT –  SPORTS SECTION EDITOR Even before the season opener for Men’s Track and Field, the Centre College’s Track and Field/Cross Country teams already had a good year. The Men’s and Women’s Track and Field coach, Lisa Owens, attended the 2014 Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (KTCCCA) awards. At the ceremony,…

Editorial Board: New information on Senior Week Discussion

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD On February 13, every member of the senior class received an email notifying them of a policy change regarding senior week activities. Citing chronic damages and misconduct, Kendrick Durham, speaking on behalf of the Student Life Office, explained that seniors would no longer be allowed to have guests during senior week. Angered…

Boko Haram Acts of Terror and Violence Increase

By JARED THOMPSON – NEWS SECTION EDITOR In recent months, and particularly since the beginning of 2015, the threat of Boko Haram has magnified to a previously unparalleled height. Headlines of various massacres and attacks have dotted cable news headlines with worrying frequency, leaving viewers asking the reasonable question “What is being done about the…

Experts Discover Abraham Lincoln Conceived at Centre

By GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS SECTION EDITOR In a stunning new historical development, Centre College administrative experts have determined, independent of the modern academic community, that the sixteenth president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was conceived on what are now the footsteps of Old Centre. President Lincoln, known for his leadership during the American…

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