Monthly Archives: March 2016

Centre reacts to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy

BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER Beginning with host Chris Rock’s bold opening monologue and ending with the fiery, political anthem “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy running over the credits, the 88th annual Academy Awards delivered a sustained and wildly messy attack on Hollywood’s diversity problem. This year, uproar was unavoidable; for the second…

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Health Corner: Learning to love yourself

BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER What have you done for yourself today? Some of you may be confused by this question, and think that it is promoting selfish behavior. But the truth is it is very important to take time to do things that help you love and accept yourself. I am not talking…

Women’s Lacrosse utilizes young experience for 2016 season

BY LAURA MCCANDLESS – STAFF WRITER The 2016 Women’s Lacrosse team is off to a hot start this spring. After suffering a hard fought 14-13 loss in Alabama to Birmingham Southern, the Colonels have won three straight contests. This year’s Colonels have multiple key role players returning from last year’s team, including senior Jacqueline Anderson…

Men and Women’s Track and Field at the top of the SAA

BY BEN DUNNING – STAFF WRITER The approaching 2016 season for the Centre Men and Women’s Track and Field squad will bring lots of promise from last year’s championship teams. For the men, they will be looking to repeat their victorious performance at the 2015 SAA Conference Championship after achieving 19 All-Conference awards for Top…

Research Spotlight: Karan Aletty and lignin

BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER Have you ever wondered why trees are so sturdy, but paper made from trees is so thin? This is because trees contain strong polymers called lignin and cellulose. Since lignin is so strong, bacteria can easily break down the cellulose in wood so it can decompose, but lignin cannot…

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SGA Debate 2016

SARAH HUTCHINSON Candidate for SGA President   “It is essential to elect an SGA President who has a proven track record of getting things done. One who cares for and includes each and every student. One who is committed to serving you and improving campus. I believe my SGA record reflects all of these principles…

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Race for presidency heats up in South Carolina

BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER This week’s South Carolina Primaries ended in landslide victories from the two leading candidates on the Democratic and Republican sides—Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Trump won with 32.5 percent of the vote, and all fifty of the Delegates, while Clinton eviscerated Bernie Sanders, winning 73.5 percent of the vote,…

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A contentious battle in nominating a new Supreme Court Justice

BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER The recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has turned into a political battle, with both parties fighting for their right to nominate a new candidate. Although President Obama still has a little less than eleven months left in office, Republicans are eager to push him out of…

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Parsons Student Health Center to expand

BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER This year, Parsons is undergoing an expansion of its office space. This is due to several reasons, primarily the addition of a third counselor and the desire for a more accessible entrance. There will be three new counseling offices added to the front of Parsons. Currently the third counseling…

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Cooking on campus

BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER Tired of eating Easy Mac, ramen noodles, Cowan, and pizza? You’re not alone. It turns out several Centre students have come up with cheap, quick, fun and easy alternatives to the boring old standards. First year Haley Varnadoe has a stir-fry dish that she likes to cook when she…

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