Monthly Archives: October 2016

CentOnion: Centre to Host 2016 Vice Presidential Cage Brawl

BY BRENNEN AMONETT – STAFF WRITER The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) revealed a new partnership with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) today, announcing the first ever Vice Presidential Fight-to-the-Death Cage Brawl. This event is set to take place at Centre College on October 13th, 2016, and will be the fourth of now five general election…

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Meet the KD Consultants!

BY EMILY INNES – STAFF WRITER The Cento is thrilled to welcome Kappa Delta to campus, giving Centre a total of five national sororities. Founded at Virginia’s State Female Normal School, now known as Longwood University, in 1897, Kappa Delta currently has 165 active collegiate chapters, including Centre, with more than 250,000 members worldwide. Two chapter…

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The Pinto Bean: Plank on Main is Anything but Plain

BY JASON PINTO – STAFF WRITER Jason Pinto continues his exploration and review of the hidden culinary gems Danville, KY, and the surrounding area have to offer.       ‘Plank on Main’, is a progressive new coffee and juice bar and is bringing healthy options and quality refreshments to Danville. Located across from The Hub, ‘Plank’ opened…

Girls Can Throw Parties, Too

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD As with many colleges, a staple of Centre’s student culture is the frat party; nearly every weekend, any number of the school’s six fraternities will open their houses to the student body for a night of themed outfits, blaring music, and dancing away the stresses of the week. Banners hung in…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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