Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Phenomenal Women: Why the Red and Purple?

BY EMMA PRESBERG – STAFF WRITER Traveling to class on Wednesday, March 8, you may have noticed an unnatural number of people wearing red or purple clothes. Then, if you were walking between Young and Crounse around 11:20 a.m., you may have noticed a large gathering of students and teachers. These were just two ways…

Spotlight on: STAND

BY ZAMIRAH HUSSAIN – STAFF WRITER Stand is one of the many clubs on campus yet most people don’t know what it is. In an interview with club president Hannah Gibbs she clarifies what the club is for and what they have done so far this year. 1) What exactly is STAND and what do the…

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The Path of the EPA and Environmental Rollback

BY OLIVIA MURRELL – STAFF WRITER   What’s going on with the Environmental Protection Agency recently? The environmental justice chief, Mustafa Ali, resigned in early March in the face of proposed budget cuts coming out of the Trump administration. There could be a 30% or more funding cut for the EPA if Congress approves the…

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New CIA Leaks: Lots of Smoke, A Small But Growing Fire

BY KATHLEEN MURPHY – STAFF WRITER Certainly not the only embarrassment the United States’ government has experienced in the last two weeks, but one directed towards the already criticized US intelligence community, Wikileaks released one of the largest collections of classified material on March 7. This trove included 7,818 pages of files and 943 attachments…

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SGA Debate 2017

Kirby Fitzpatrick | Candidate for SGA President “Centre friends, I am so excited to be running for SGA President. I have been on SGA for each semester I have been on campus, including spending two years on Executive Council as Communications Chairman and Secretary of Administration. As Communications Chairman, I worked to ensure that students were able…

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McReynolds Hall Is Renamed Amid Revelations

BY STEWART COARD – STAFF WRITER The Centre College Board of Trustees has recently voted to remove the name of Justice James McReynolds from the McReynolds residence hall, in light of his prejudiced views and behavior. A group of Centre students researched McReynold’s background and requested to have the name, due to his misogynistic, racist,…

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Amid Scandals, The French Presidential Election Continues

BY KATHLEEN MURPHY – STAFF WRITER With polls for the first round of the elections set to open April 23, two of the main contenders in the French presidential elections find themselves tangled in allegations of misuse of public funds and promoting violent imagery online. Until recently the top contender, François Fillon of the conservative…

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Centre Debates New Medical Amnesty Policy

BY HALEY VARNADOE – STAFF WRITER From day one at Centre College, students are immediately educated on the dangers of alcohol through programs such as AlcoholEDU and are informed of the disciplinary actions set forth by the school’s alcohol policy. Currently, the school’s policy has a single use medical amnesty policy, to be used when…

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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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