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To Tip or Not To Tip? It’s Not Really a Question

BY MORGAN UNDERWOOD – STAFF WRITER Who doesn’t love a nice meal out? You get delicious food you don’t have to cook, no dishes to wash afterwards, it’s a dream. There’s just one increasingly controversial aspect to dining out, as well as other services, the tip. Tipping has become quite the gray area in the…

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Off the Beaten Path: Moving Off Campus

BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER There are many unusual qualities about Centre’s campus including a small following of people deeply devoted to the sport of badminton, our celebrated victory over Harvard which is about to be 100 years old, and the chance that you might run into your professor or President Roush at 9:30…

Signing Out of the Centre Bubble

BY DEVIN BAKER – STAFF WRITER In January of 2016, Rhoman James, who currently serves as the group’s president, founded Centre Signers. Centre Signers is an American Sign Language (ASL) club on campus where the learning of ASL and deaf culture is taught. In addition, the group also offers language opportunities to engage the deaf…

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To Break Bread in Cowan

BY MAX ADDINGTON – STAFF WRITER Next to “How’d your test go?” and “What in the world is going on with this weather?,” the question “What’s at Cowan?” is one of the most frequently asked questions on a day to day basis at Centre. The answer to this question usually determines whether or not you…

The Muslim Student Association

BY ZAMIRAH HUSSAIN – STAFF WRITER  Being a Muslim in the United States is not easy. After the horrific and tragic events of 9/11, being Muslim became associated with terrorism and anti-Western sentiment. Many students don’t know that here on campus there is a Muslim Student Association with roughly 17 members. The MSA is meant…

The Afterschool Program

BY EMILY INNES – ART & LEISURE EDITOR The After School Program (ASP) is a campus-housed and student-led organization that serves educationally disadvantaged students in the Danville and Boyle County communities. The program is open to elementary through high school students, with most participants being ESL students. Centre students established the program several years ago…

Islam in America: Giving This Peaceful Religion a Face

BY OLIVIA MURRELL This past January during Centre Term, Dr. Matthew Pierce and Dr. Christian Haskett led a course on Islam in America. For the first week or so, the students engaged with some literary material regarding Islam. They began with some rich historical material regarding the long history that Islam has had in America….

Sick at Centre: A Roadmap

BY MORGAN UNDERWOOD – STAFF WRITER It’s 7:30 in the morning, you wake up feeling terrible and unusually tired, but you can’t afford to miss class at this point in the semester so you decide to attend anyway. Fast forward 24 hours later when you’re waking up again at 7:30 in the morning to puke…

Traveling Galleries: Students and Their Indelible Ink

BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER Few of us consider that every day we sit beside art acquisitions experts, students who can tell you everything and anything about certain works of art, specifically the ones they carry permanently. Small and large, tattoos grace the skin of many students on Centre’s campus, telling stories, carrying symbols,…

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