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Spotlight on: Alpha Phi Omega

BY STEWART COARD – STAFF WRITER While volunteering at Soups-on-Us one Saturday morning, sophomore David Kim noticed that a large portion of the student volunteers belonged to Centre’s co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega (APO). “I thought these people were pretty cool to be spending their weekend helping others,” Kim said. Inspired by their values,…

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DramaCentre Presents: Love 95 Times

BY EMILY INNES – ARTS AND LEISURE EDITOR DramaCentre’s most recent production, which took place this past weekend, is Love 95 Times, the program’s second FARM Theater collaboration project. The FARM theater company, located in New York, is designed to help early career (and usually female) playwrights get their shows on their feet. The playwright…

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Black History Month

BY ZAMIRAH HUSSAIN- ARTS AND LEISURE EDITOR In 1915, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, African-American historian, author, and journalist, founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). This organization later became the driving force behind the establishment of Black History Month. Originally “Negro History Week,” the leaders of the ASNLH chose the…

Refugee Resettlement: Kentucky’s Stories

BY EMILY INNES – ARTS AND LEISURE EDITOR Last year, Centre College inaugurated the Creative Thinking Immersion Program (CTIP), a component of the Creative Centre initiative designed to have students create their own research projects with faculty mentorship and creative thinking and problem solving. Junior Emma Jackson and sophomore Hibah Siddiqui took an immediate interest…

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Artivism Festival: Timely, Profound, and Unforgettable.

BY GABRIELA CIPOLLA – ARTS & LEISURE EDITOR  “To be an artist is to believe in life,” quotes artist Henry Moore. “And that’s the entire point of art,” senior environmental studies major, Mariah Harrod, states, “it inspires people to believe in something and gives their passion to others.” Harrod and her peers recently coordinated an…

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Big View of a Little Rock

BY BECKY FULTON – STAFF WRITER   Thus far, 2016 has been a year with many turbulent events, even including a few instances where the moon seems to be bigger in the night sky. Monday marked the peak of an unusually big and bright Moon, commonly referred to as a “supermoon,” appearing 30 percent bigger…

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A Dually Delectible Experience: Chocolate and Tea

  BY JASON PINTO – STAFF WRITER  Tea is an art shared by numerous cultures since the 3rd century C.E. Its preparation and consumption is a ritual that relaxes the body and mind and intrigues the senses with its combination of simplicity and aromatic complexity. Chocolate was invented in 1900 B.C.E. but is now widely…

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Movember: It’s a Hairy Situation

BY EMILY INNES – STAFF WRITER  It’s that time of year again. Your guy friends start having more stubble, that one kid seemed to have grown a beard overnight… It can only mean one thing: Movember is here. While many are more familiar with the “No-Shave November” concept, Movember is a nonprofit campaign that encourages…

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