The Eye of the Storm: Hurricanes and Climate Change

BY OLIVIA MURRELL – STAFF WRITER The record number of recent hurricanes has many people questioning whether this is a direct result of climate change. Since August, we have seen Harvey decimate the gulf coast of Texas and Louisiana, Irma barreling through Florida, Jose destroy the Bahamas, and Maria wreak havoc on Puerto Rico. Does…


SGA Amendment Unity

BY PETER YANG – STAFF WRITER In a vote ending on September 15th, the student body voted in favor of an amendment which would add six seats to SGA. While 68% of the student body voted, 57% of them voted in favor of it. This is a significant difference compared to the unanimous vote inside…


Be the Change: Centre Students work to Improve Title IX

BY MAGGIE MYERS – STAFF WRITER Title IX is a federal law that was implemented in 1972 stating that no person should be denied their right to an education, and no person should experience discrimination of any kind within their education system. Each school or university has some form of this law that applies to…


Spotlight on Brian Daniel: the new Director of Residence Life

BY OLIVIA MURRELL – STAFF WRITER As of July 1st, Brian Daniel assumed the position of Director of Residence Life here at Centre College. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. Afterwards, he earned his Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at Old Dominion University in Norfolk,…


SGA Unanimously Passes New Diversity Initiative

BY JARED THOMPSON – NEWS EDITOR At the meeting of the Student Government Association on April 27th, the body took up discussion and unanimously passed a new initiative aimed at increasing the representation of certain populations of Centre students within the Student Government Association. The proposal, brought by Senior Senator Lola Fakunle, Secretary of Administration…


Trump’s Syria Strike Ignites Foreign Policy Debate

BY STEWART COARD – STAFF WRITER On April 6th, President Trump ordered 59 Tomahawk missiles launched at the Syrian air base holding the same planes used to carry out chemical attacks on civilians.   The move has spurred a great deal of controversy, with some extolling the president for taking action against Assad, while others…

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Macron and Le Pen: A Face-Off for the Future of France

BY MORGAN UNDERWOOD – STAFF WRITER We are now through the first round of the French Presidential Elections, going from four main candidates to two. The Front National Leader Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron of the newly created (only this past September) En Marche party are the two candidates that earned the votes in…


Kentucky’s Last Abortion Provider Stays Open Pending Lawsuit

BY KATHLEEN MURPHY – STAFF WRITER The Kentucky state government and the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville, the last abortion provider in Kentucky, reached an agreement in court on the 4th, allowing the clinic to remain open as a federal lawsuit between the two parties continues. The federal lawsuit started after the state informed…


Centre College Seeks New Director of Global Citizenship

BY MAX ADDINGTON – STAFF WRITER Centre College is currently in the process of selecting a new Director of Global Citizenship. The application process began when Dr. Milton Reigelman, the current Director of Global Citizenship, announced his retirement during the Spring of 2016. The selection committee began meeting the following semester, and applications were accepted…

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