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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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President-Elect Trump: Where We Stand

BY BRENNEN AMONETT – STAFF WRITER On April 12th, 2015, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her intention to run for President of the United States. On June 16th, after 14 other candidates announced their intentions to run for the Republican nomination, business mogul Donald J. Trump formally declared his intention to do…

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From Port Royal to Danville: Wendell Berry at Centre

BY JAKE MCGUIRK – STAFF WRITER Wendell Berry visited Centre this past week to read from his work and converse with students. He came to us, radiant and witty, to share his intellect and poetic spirit. If you read Berry, you know his genius. If you heard him speak, you know his heart. I will…

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Protests at Standing Rock Continue

BY SEBASTIAN DUNCAN – STAFF WRITER Depending on who you ask, the Dakota Access Pipeline is either an economic boon or an environmental hazard. Thousands of people have joined camps at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota to oppose the construction of the pipeline, and daily protests have led to clashes between the…

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A Portrait of the Professor as a Young Man: Milton Reigelman

BY BRENNEN AMONETT – STAFF WRITER I believe a privilege of attending a small liberal arts school in central Kentucky is the community built by Centre’s presence in Danville. It’s safe to say that the names of Centre legends don’t retire with them, and that a school of 1,400 students can feel the impact of…

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Wikileaks and the 2016 Election

BY SEBASTIAN DUNCAN – STAFF WRITER With less than a week remaining until the 2016 US Presidential Election kicks off, many people might find the amount of information being released about the election to be overwhelming and superfluous. However, in the past couple of weeks a new factor has entered the presidential election, and although…

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CentrePoint Podcast: Sharing the Best of Centre

BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER Podcasts have exploded in popularity over the past five years, as news organizations rapidly adapt to the market by developing their own news podcasts. Centre is the most recent intellectual source to join this new venture in news media and idea sharing, with its very own CentrePoint Podcast. Dr….

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