Features

  • Centre Service Day: New Hope Food Pantry

    BY KORE SEVERANCE – STAFF WRITER

    On Saturday, September 23, STAND and the Bonner Program organized an event at New Hope Food Pantry, a non-profit organization with the purpose of providing food for Boyle county families, often serving over a thousand families per month. At the event, the building was cleaned and renovated to make it ... Read more

  • What is a Hackathon, Anyway?

    BY PEYTON POPP – STAFF WRITER

    The word “Hackathon” seems a little iffy. It’s a combination of two words the average American probably doesn’t like very much: hack and marathon. Of course, hacking is commonly imagined as a devious dweeb dubiously hunched over a computer screen in ... Read more

  • Lunch with a Legend: Dr. Helen Longino, a Pioneer of Women in Philosophy

    BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER

    Anxiety bubbled in my stomach last Tuesday as I awaited my encounter with the prolific Dr. Longino. What does a sophomore undergraduate say to a woman who has spoken all over the world, published three books, been awarded numerous honors, and teaches at Stanford, one of the country’s top institutions? ... Read more

  • 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 United ... Read more

  • 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 P.M. ... Read more

  • 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 ... Read more

  • 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 end ... Read more

  • 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 to function ... Read more

  • 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 to ... Read more

  • 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. Then, ... Read more

  • 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 your ... Read more

  • 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 ... Read more

  • The Pinto Bean: Marksbury Farm

    BY JASON PINTO – STAFF WRITER AND FOOD CRITIC

    Many Americans seem to have lost the satisfaction of eating something straight from the earth. The near vicinity of Danville offers a wide selection of food, that, while maybe tasty, is a gross abstraction to what a purist defines ... Read more

  • One Hot Program

    BY BECKY FULTON – STAFF WRITER

    Centre is known for its study abroad programs, but its glass blowing program is prominent as well. After just over 30 years, there remains one constant figure behind Centre’s glass art, H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Art Stephen Powell. Powell began the program in 1985 after ... Read more

  • Coming Together: How The ‘Beloved Community’ Lunches are Bringing Us Together

    BY BECKY FULTON — STAFF WRITER

    While many students, faculty, and staff may recognize the faces around them as they walk around campus, how well do they actually know each other? Apart from a name or a title, what are these people to each other? Each person has their own story, and a group of faculty ... Read more

  • Panhellenic Party: The Sorority-Wide Tailgate

    BY EMILY INNES — STAFF WRITER

    One of the Centre social scene’s most notable characteristics is its Greek life. The small school setting makes our system a little different than most schools, but the fraternities and sororities are known for their continual positive presence on campus. Throughout the year, the different organizations host a variety of ... Read more

  • The Pinto Bean: The Coffee Bean


    By Matthew KoBY JASON PINTO — STAFF WRITER AND FOOD CRITIC

     

    As a regular consumer of coffee, quality matters to me, and when I venture to purchase a cup of coffee from one of Danville’s selections, I want that cup to be worth the trip! Recently, ... Read more

  • With Open Arms: Welcoming a Refugee Family to Danville

    BY EMILY INNES – STAFF WRITER

    Last week, Danville and Centre College opened their arms and hearts to welcome a refugee family into the community. Many of you may remember the convocation last November where Barbara Kleine of Kentucky Refugee Ministries discussed the global refugee crisis. A Centre graduate, Kleine inspired campus to take action and ... Read more

  • Homecoming 2K16

    BY MICHELLE KIM – STAFF WRITER

    College — you spend four years living, studying, crying, and partying with the same group of people. It is only standard for the most impeccable of friendships to evolve during these years, especially when attending a school the size of Centre.

    Homecoming festivities began on Thursday night, with a Black Alumni Reception ... Read more

  • Finding Grace in Food Insecurity: The Mission of Grace Cafe

    BY EMILY INNES – STAFF WRITER

    Grace Café opened in July 2015 as a mission-focused restaurant aimed to combat food insecurity in the Danville community and surrounding area.

    Owner Rochelle Bayless first learned about the “pay what you can” restaurant model after seeing Jon Bon Jovi discuss his New Jersey café on an episode of Oprah. Bon ... Read more

  • The Pinto Bean: Nellie Burton’s is Uninspired, Overpriced

    BY JASON PINTO – STAFF WRITER AND FOOD CRITIC

    Jason Pinto continues his culinary exploration of the surrounding Danville area. This week’s adventure take’s him to ‘Nellie Burton’s Restaurant and Steakhouse’.

    One afternoon this semester as I was making a visit to Jane Barleycorn’s, I saw a new establishment next door – a steakhouse and sports bar ... Read more

  • Meet the KD Consultants!

    BY EMILY INNES – STAFF WRITER

    The Cento is thrilled to welcome Kappa Delta to campus, giving Centre a total of five national sororities. Founded at Virginia’s State Female Normal School, now known as Longwood University, in 1897, Kappa Delta currently has 165 active collegiate chapters, including Centre, with more than 250,000 members worldwide.

    Two chapter leadership consultants, ... Read more

  • The Pinto Bean: Plank on Main is Anything but Plain

    BY JASON PINTO – STAFF WRITER

    Jason Pinto continues his exploration and review of the hidden culinary gems Danville, KY, and the surrounding area have to offer.      

    ‘Plank on Main’, is a progressive new coffee and juice bar and is bringing healthy options and quality refreshments to Danville. Located across from The Hub, ‘Plank’ opened on ... Read more

  • Embracing New Roles: Dr. Brian Cusato’s Promotion to Associate Dean

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    BY SEBASTIAN DUNCAN – STAFF WRITER

    Dr. Brian Cusato’s promotion to Associate Dean marks a new page in his professional career here at Centre College. Cusato, who is also associate professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, was named associate dean at Centre College in July of 2016. Since then, he has had the opportunity to reflect ... Read more

  • New Year, New Faces: Vanessa Bentley

    BY EMILY INNES – STAFF WRITER

    This year, The Cento continues their series featuring new faculty on campus and introducing them to the Centre community. This edition, The Cento would like to welcome Professor Vanessa Bentley to Centre as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy this year.

    A graduate of Hiram College and the University of Cincinnati, ... Read more

  • The Pinto Bean: ‘Tut’s’ is King

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    BY JASON PINTO – STAFF WRITER

    Danville is not on the top of the charts when it comes to culinary variety, but I will not let that stop me from bringing you quality food reviews from some of the hottest new places popping up in the area.

    This week, Jake McGuirk and I hit up ‘Tut’s, A ... Read more

  • CentrePeace display awakens students to realities of Syrian refugee crisis

    BY HAYLEY HOFFMAN – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    By last count, over 4 million people have registered as Syrian refugees. This fact was just one of many exposed to students during “End of March” week, centered around a chain-link fence display found on the front lawn of the Campus Center. The display, put up by CentrePeace in partnership with ... Read more

  • Health Corner: Simple swaps that could change your life

    BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

    Just a few swaps in your lifestyle can create a healthier and happier life for yourself! There are several to choose from including:

    Food/Diet

    1. Black Coffee for Latte. You’ll drink less coffee, spend less money, and consume less calories. This is one I know I could work on as well!
    2. Cinnamon for Sugar. ... Read more
    3. Local activities for warmer weather

      BY BECKY FULTON – STAFF WRITER

      With the promise of spring and warmer weather, Centre students are crawling out of their Netflix nests to spend more time outdoors on campus and around Danville. Abandoning the blankets and sweatpants of colder days, students now take to shorts and leave behind their jackets.

      And, even though both Centre and ... Read more

    4. New Year, New Faces: Dr. Karen Gill

      BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

      The Cento continues  its “Meet the new faculty member” series this week with Dr. Karen Gill, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience.

      Dr. Gill most recently taught as a graduate student at the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University. She is originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She graduated from the University ... Read more

    5. Health Corner: Learning to love yourself

      BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      What have you done for yourself today? Some of you may be confused by this question, and think that it is promoting selfish behavior. But the truth is it is very important to take time to do things that help you love and accept yourself. I am not talking about ... Read more

    6. Research Spotlight: Karan Aletty and lignin

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      Have you ever wondered why trees are so sturdy, but paper made from trees is so thin? This is because trees contain strong polymers called lignin and cellulose. Since lignin is so strong, bacteria can easily break down the cellulose in wood so it can decompose, but lignin cannot decompose ... Read more

    7. Health Corner: Benefits of water

      BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      We’re told to drink more water all the time, but what are the health benefits of doing so? In order for your body to function properly, it’s important that you stay hydrated. However, the myth of drinking eight cups of day may not be necessary; the daily recommended amount of ... Read more

    8. Senior Volur Zhang interns on campaign of Centre alum Bill Noelker

      BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      Economics and finance major Volur Zhang is spending part of his final semester getting a first-hand experience of American politics as an intern for Bill Noelker, the Democratic candidate for District 54, Kentucky House of Representatives. While working in the attorney’s office, Zhang has also been working to promote Noelker’s ... Read more

    9. Health Corner: Being Positive

      BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      Imagine: You pull an all-nighter to cram for a test and finish feeling miserable. A few days later, you get the test back and your grade does not reflect the effort that you exerted. You’re bummed. You turn to your friend hoping to gripe about the class, and he/she says ... Read more

    10. ‘The art of coming home’ convocation opens eyes to reverse culture shock

      BY BECKY FULTON – STAFF WRITER

      Becky Fulton  The Art of Coming Home Convo

      Centre College is known for sending its students abroad. These students travel on wonderful journeys that allow them to learn about life outside the United States; however, many of the students face the jarring effects of reverse culture shock when returning home.

      The Center ... Read more

    11. New Year, New Faces: Dr. Tara Strauch

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      New faces are easy to pick out amongst Centre College’s tight-knit community, and this extends to faculty members as well. Last semester The Cento began its “Meet the new Faculty” series, and it continues with Dr. Tara Strauch, Assistant Professor of History.

      During our interview, Dr. Strauch is warm and smiling. ... Read more

    12. Humans of Centre College: Introducing the faces of our campus

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      On October 26, Humans of Centre College made its first Facebook post. It chronicled the life of international student Eh Nay Thaw, and how he came to Centre. This first post is a good indication of what the organization will be doing in the future—interviewing students, faculty, and staff about ... Read more

    13. Health Corner: Tips to relieve stress

      BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      With the semester soon ending and finals fast approaching, every one of us becomes consumed in exorbitant amounts of stress. It is not uncommon to see Centre students frantically sprinting across campus after oversleeping due to a long night of studying, and trying to get to the library to have ... Read more

    14. Grace Doherty Library hosts pumpkin decorating contest

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      As the leaves continue to turn and the temperature continues to drop, it is truly beginning to fell like fall on Centre’s campus. It’s the perfect time of year to sip on pumpkin-spiced lattes, bundle up in warm sweaters and have a bonfire is also a great time to visit ... Read more

    15. Health Corner: A Centre coffee addiction?

      BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      To most students, getting through the day without coffee would be very difficult. For me, personally, a day without coffee would be nearly impossible. I know that I tend to overload on coffee and there have been many times when my stomach has not thanked me for this, yet I ... Read more

    16. Campus stereotypes, and how to avoid them

      BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      Across a campus that claims to strengthen diversity and promote a positive environment for all students, there is still one issue that continues to prevail: stereotyping. Referred to as a cognitive shortcut, stereotyping allows people to make judgments immediately based upon physical characteristics or attributes. Brains are immediately hardwired to ... Read more

    17. Health Corner: Tips for budding vegetarians

      BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      A little over three years ago, I became a vegetarian. I made this switch as a first year in college with the hopes of practicing a healthier diet. This transition was not too hard for me because I have never truly been a “carnivore.” But before you make this switch, ... Read more

    18. New year, new faces: Dr. Shayna Sheinfeld

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      Centre College is a small, tight-knit community, so any new or unfamiliar faces are immediately picked out amongst the crowd. It is not just students that are new to this campus every year, but faculty and staff as well. When professors have taught at Centre for years, students pick up ... Read more

    19. Students discuss their favorite Cowan creations

      BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      With tough schedules, practices, and limited time: meal planning and prep is a pain Cowan fortunately provides convenient and good food—food that, if used correctly, can be used to fulfill student-crafted recipes, providing variety to sometimes repetitive diets.

      As a senior, Kirsten Larson has mastered the art of creating a cookie ... Read more

    20. Health Corner: The Importance of Sleep

      BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      What is the one thing that almost all college students are lacking? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this one out, it is most definitely sleep. But between hard classes, exams, sports practices, choir, student government, etc., how are we supposed to make time?

      Like everyone else on the ... Read more

    21. SGA Finance Committee on allocations, special funding requests

      BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      Within each academic year, the Student Government Association (SGA) is given an allocation of funds from Centre’s Board of Trustees that is used to finance events and organizations across campus. Instead of having self-sustaining organizations, Centre promotes an atmosphere where is the Student Government Association plays an active role—taking on ... Read more

    22. Centre’s rugby club takes to campus

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      Looking to learn a new sport? Have no fear! A hot new sport is right under our noses, and its name is rugby.

      Inspired by ball games from Ancient Greece, rugby was a style of football developed in the city of Rugby, Warwickshire, in England. A little known fact is that ... Read more

    23. Saving Grace: Setting the table of Danville

      BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

      Imagine an idyllic cottage café, cozy and brightened with flowers on every table, with blackboards highlighting a daily menu of locally sourced and often organic meals. An enticing aroma will pull you through the door, and you’ll notice only one thing missing from the charming restaurant—prices. In their place, a ... Read more

    24. Getting to Know…The SLO: Part II

      BY HAYLEY HOFFMAN – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

      Students often recognize how important faculty members, who they interact with during classes, are to their day-to-day lives at Centre. But what about the other staff members who keep the College up and running, and make all aspects of the challenging yet rewarding Centre Experience one worth pursuing?

      Throughout the 2015-2016 academic ... Read more

    25. Health Corner: Reasons to stay healthy

      BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      As college students, by now we know that it is important to exercise daily, to maintain a healthy diet, and to get enough sleep. But sometimes, temptations get the better of us. In an atmosphere of numerous tests, quizzes, papers, etc. it is easy to overlook the importance of staying ... Read more

    26. Getting to Know…The SLO: Part I

      BY HAYLEY HOFFMAN – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

      Students often recognize how important faculty members, who they interact with during classes, are to their day-to-day lives at Centre. But what about the other staff members who keep the College up and running, and make all aspects of the challenging yet rewarding Centre Experience one worth pursuing?

      Throughout the 2015-2016 academic ... Read more

    27. Ten checks in four years

      BY NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

      1.  Run the Flame

      Running The Flame is a Centre tradition, passed down from class to class. While it may be embarrassing and risky in terms of getting a citation, students partake in this tradition on what seems to be a weekly basis, especially on the weekends. It is common to ... Read more

    28. Read it. Then eat it.

      BY ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER

      Every student who takes his/her academics seriously knows that a library is invaluable on a college campus. As a school where all students prioritize their studies highly, Centre’s library is often densely populated with students studying and gathering sources for various research papers or projects. Centre’s library is more than just ... Read more

    29. What to do when you’re Undecided

      BY MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      There are few questions that can truly rattle a student’s mind and cause unnecessary stress. While a college senior cringes at questions about post-graduation plans, the idea of major declaration leads to stress-induced dreams and consistently changing life plans.

      Many students enter college with an intended major and stick with it ... Read more

    30. Four Years Inside the Art Barn

      BY ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER

      Centre’s appreciation of and dedication to the arts is evident anywhere you are on campus. Pieces are on display in almost every building, and every student knows the Lincoln statue, the Flame, and the odd angles and sloping halls of Grant Hall. The arts are as big of a part ... Read more

    31. Tales from the Teachers

      BY MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      During a recent CentreTerm trip to London students saw German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron walk through the British Museum. Singers performed in La Sagrada Família, the basilica in Barcelona. Students had an up close and personal experience with a charging elephant at Murchison Falls National ... Read more

    32. A Chilly Warm-Up

      BY ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER

      This year Centre has faced a big challenge with extreme weather conditions. Cancelling class is nearly unheard of, yet the College did so for two-and-a-half days this Spring term in order to ensure the safety of students and faculty. While many of us crowd in the warmth of our rooms ... Read more

    33. A Caffeinated Centre

      BY NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

      Centre students love their coffee. It keeps them energized while writing and reading until the early hours of the morning, and with Sandella’s now serving a full Starbucks menu, the possibilities of coffee options are seemingly endless.

      A quick peek behind the counter at Sandella’s shows a myriad of syrup flavors, ... Read more

    34. Bringing the Outside Inside

      BY CHAD CARTER – STAFF WRITER

      The Environmental Studies (ENS) major is Centre’s newest major, and it is becoming quite popular at Centre. The major contains unique and complicated criteria. Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program Dr. Brett Werner and Lucas Do, a junior Environmental Studies and Spanish major explain ... Read more

    35. Researching the possibilities

      BY ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER

      A complete education is a difficult thing to define. What constitutes a full breadth of knowledge might be up to interpretation, but at Centre College, students are provided with enriching opportunities to expand their knowledge and pursue diverse interests. One such opportunity is applying what one has learned in class ... Read more

    36. How to walk and talk like a guide

      BY MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      Every day you can see them, sometimes even battling the elements of ice, rain, and snow. They are impossible to miss with large groups of students and parents tagging along, and if you are close enough, you can hear their conversations full of personal anecdotes and Centre’s history. They are ... Read more

    37. Hanging in those hammocks

      By NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

      In sunny Mérida, Mexico, students studying abroad are getting the hang of a new trend—hammocks.

      Hammocks are typically large pieces of material and/or rope that are tied to either two sides of a wall or two trees. Due to their hanging nature, hammocks allow you to rock freely back and forth ... Read more

    38. What to expect when you’re declaring: Chemical Physics

      By MICHELLE KIMSTAFF WRITER

      Two common majors on campus are Physics and Chemistry. These majors are fairly popular because they commonly result in occupations in the medical or engineering fields. However, as many tend to quickly realize, the course load in attaining these degrees is not one that can ... Read more

    39. The Beard: A man’s best decision

      By CHADWICK CARTER – STAFF WRITER

      On Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter. It promises to be a frigid six weeks.

      Fortunately for the many men on campus, nature has provided protection from ... Read more

    40. An orange leaf never freezes

      By MICHELLE KIM – CENTO WRITER

      Oh, the weather outside is frightful.

      Though extremely inconsistent, but for the most part it is just plain freezing. Students transition from one class to another much faster than they used to back when the ... Read more

    41. A view from the orchestra’s front row

      By ADAM FALLUJISTAFF WRITER

      Centre’s orchestra is always an active ensemble, with many students continuing to hone their music skills from high school. Sitting in the front row of the entire ensemble, the flautists are a unique component of the orchestra.

      Read more

    42. Ways to keep your New Year’s resolutions

      By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

      Another year, another you—at least, in theory.

      Every Jan. 1, millions of people make resolutions to better themselves over the course of the New Year. Whether that’s eating more healthfully, being more fiscally responsible, or finally getting started on that magnum opus you know that’s inside you, the New Year promises it ... Read more

    43. Dennis Barrett Profile

      By THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

      In this day and age, the job market is still strained, and employers are looking for people who are not only well educated, but also acclimated to working in the modern world. They are looking for people with actual work experience and enough discipline to both ... Read more

    44. Declaring a major in Art History

      By THOMAS SACCENTESTAFF WRITER

      Being able to take an image that one has in mind and using it as the basis to create something tangible, be it in the form of a sculpture, painting, or anything else, has always been a valued skill and ... Read more

    45. Harrodsburg restaurant serves up sweet treats

      By ADAM FALLUJISTAFF WRITER

      With no end to the papers, presentations, and looming finals in sight, students may be seeking any kind of diversion from their ever-constricting workload.

      Those seeking something new and tantalizing for their taste ... Read more

    46. Directing class allows students to produce one-act plays

      By MORGAN KINGSTAFF WRITER

      If you are interested in the dramatic arts, then Professor of Dramatic Arts Dr. Patrick Kagan-Moore’s “Directing” class could be just the class for you.

      “The class actually reminded me a lot of a photography ... Read more

    47. Exercise raises GPAs, new studies show

      By SARAH CORNETTEDITOR-IN -CHIEF

      For all of those students looking to raise their GPA this semester, the answer may not be found in the library, but in the gym.

      Physical activity has been linked to higher brainpower, but ... Read more

    48. Five shows to binge-watch over break

      By HAYLEY HOFFMAN – MANAGING EDITOR

      Looking for a way to fill your new-found free time (or avoid your family) over break? The Cento has compiled a list of must-see TV shows for any dedicated viewer to binge-watch this winter.

      Read more

    49. Faculty sees dip in class attendance after these four games are released

      Time management is an ongoing struggle for everyone at Centre. Between classes, extra-curricular activities, and social lives, it’s hard to find time to just relax.

      Gamers though, somehow manage to find that hour or three to play ... Read more

    50. Dr. Chris Haskett on Life, Death, and Composting

      By ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER

      Centre professors have amassed years of insight and experience that they readily offer to those who seek them out. This makes getting to know your professors not only advantageous, but an essential component of what the Centre experience truly has to offer.

      Read more

    51. The unofficial rules that every Centre student lives by

      By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

      At Centre, we are all aware that there are some unofficial rules that exist on campus that seem quite ridiculous to any other college student. Many might find it absurd that we make a point not to step on the ... Read more

    52. The ten things you didn’t know about playing soccer

      By MASON McCLAY – STAFF WRITER

      Soccer, the sport of the gods, has eluded my skillset for years. And in light of the praise and attention the soccer players are getting, for their incredible victories, I have decided to “kick” out of my bubble of fear of all things team-oriented and ... Read more

    53. Creating Frankenstein: Lab Experiments gone wrong

      By CHADWICK CARTER – STAFF WRITER

      It’s the standard, general-education science experience—the lab. Three long hours of careful manipulation of variables are all spent to try to produce the exact same results as the rest of the class. Occasionally, though, the monotony is broken by something more exciting—and accident.

      Read more

    54. A Girl, her Guitar, and the Records

      By HAYLEY HOFFMANMANAGING EDITOR

      Junior Jeri Howell has turned a childhood passion into a career as a professional musician and performer. Traveling all around the state, Howell has played at a variety of venues, from Frankfort’s Grand Theater to local coffee shops.

      Read more

    55. Four Years Full of Melodies

      By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      Music is an essential part of life. Listening to a song can change one’s mood or lead to a reflective meditation. The number of Music majors on campus is small, but an even smaller percentage choose to focus on the most natural of instruments—the ... Read more

    56. A Time for Squiggles and Poses

      By THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

      Midterms at Centre College can be a stressful time for even the best of students. Weeks of reading, studying, and writing all come down to this: a series of thorough, lengthy, and often difficult exams that ultimately play a huge role in determining one’s grade ... Read more

    57. Taking it Back to the Playground

      By KINSEY HISLE – COPY CHIEF

      In the 1980s Regan was President, gasoline cost 97 cents a gallon, boom boxes blasted Michael Jackson, and Ferris Buller skipped school. During this time at Centre College, the men of Beta Theta Pi (Beta) and the women of Kappa ... Read more

    58. Tony serves you a smile on a plate

      By ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER

      Being friendly on Centre’s campus is second-nature, not just among students and faculty, but also between students and the college’s staff, including one of the most recognizable faces on campus, Tony Gause.

      Most students know Gause from Cowan’s Fire and Ice line where he has become famous for his made-to-order omelets. Known ... Read more

    59. HeaRT Week Hosts “Sex Positive” Events

      By HAYLEY HOFFMAN – MANAGING EDITOR

      To go along with changes to Centre’s revised sexual misconduct policy, the Panhellenic and Interfraternal Councils are hosting Healthy Relationship Together (HeaRT) Week Sept. 29-Oct. 5.

      Billed as a “sex positive” event, HeaRT Week aims to engage them discussions centered on perceptions of relationships in the Centre community.

      Senior and Panhellenic ... Read more

    60. Dare to Dream in chocolate, not color

      By THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

      Whether it be as a result of exams, papers, extracurricular activities, or a combination of all three, at Centre it is all too easy for someone to be swept away in the hectic maelstrom that is a staple of a Centre education. However, those looking for a temporary reprieve from these ... Read more

    61. Mr. and Mrs. Colleagues

      By NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

      In the morning, most married, working couples grab their bags, their coffee, and give each other a kiss before driving away for work. Yet Dr. Robert Bosco and Dr. Dina Badie as well as Dr. Amos Tubb and his wife Madame Karen Tubb never have to part ways in the driveway.

      Assistant ... Read more

    62. The Man at the Center of Centre

      By ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER
      At the epicenter of the Centre community there exists a position reserved for one who exemplifies the characteristics of a true product of Centre and who serves as a beacon for its students. Filling this role so that the dream of Centre’s ultimate potential may be realized is President John ... Read more

    63. A Major That’s Good for the Soul

      By THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

      Regardless of one’s spiritual faith, religion is and always has been, a crucial aspect of our culture. For thousands of years, religion has formed the crux of cultures across history, shaping the way people live and the way other nations interact with one another in ways that could not have been ... Read more

    64. A Passion for Splashin’

      By MASON McCLAY – STAFF WRITER

      Each year carries its own unique and novel thrills that never cease to entertain Centre’s student body, although through sometimes very unexpected means.

      However, traditional activities have always been carried wholeheartedly in our culture—particularly sports. As a former sportist (err, athlete), I’m committed to researching some of the more cult-driven sporting events ... Read more

    65. No tu-tus but all the pain

      By AUDREY JENKINS – STAFF WRITER

      If you are looking for an easy workout, put this article down and walk away right now, because Barre Fusion is simply not for you.

      When I walked into the dance studio to experience my first session of Barre Fusion, I had no idea what to expect. The name itself reveals almost ... Read more

    66. Looking back before going forward

      By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

      The semester is finally drawing to a close, and with it, the school year. Students are gearing up for their final papers, tests, and projects and are excited for the day they will have it all behind them. The end of the semester is also a time for personal reflection back ... Read more

    67. Here are the keys to this man’s vault

      By MASON McCLAY – CENTO WRITER

      Let’s face it, the ability to fly is something we all long to have. Ask anyone for his/her most-preferred, classic superpower and the answer will understandably be, “I wish I could fly!”

      Unfortunately, unlike the potential opportunity of being bitten by a radioactive spider to grant you web-slinging powers, or being a ... Read more

    68. When you’re drawn to that drama

      By MASON McCLAY – CENTO WRITER

      “The entire process is creativity!” Professor of Dramatic Arts Dr. Anthony Haigh exclaimed, eyes filled with enthusiasm.

      “What about those students who have been exposed to and love theatre, but are unsure of whether they should pursue it as a major?” Haigh said. “Let me read you something.”

      Haigh proceeded to log on ... Read more

    69. His smile will warm your coffee

      By ALEC HUDSON – STAFF WRITER

      Going to Jazzman’s is a daily ritual for many at Centre College. Whether it’s rushing to get a coffee before class or buying protein shakes after a workout, there never seems to be a shortage of customers.

      Part of this is because of the high-quality staff that works there, including arguably one ... Read more

    70. If J.Crew met Ann Taylor

      By DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      For many college students, fashion seems to take the back seat. With the goal of making it to class on time, many Centre students often overlook their wardrobe choices.

      But as it turns out the term “dress for success” does really have an impact on how people perform.

      Although at Centre students are ... Read more

    71. A message behind the melodies

      By MASON McCLAY – CENTO WRITER

      Eyes closed, absorbing the rapid stream of electric guitar chords alongside a pounding drum rhythm and the resounding voice of junior Nicholas Teale, I begin to envision the landscape in which Teale’s concept album — a blend of heavy metal and classical — is being created.

      An intimidating stretch of desert comes ... Read more

    72. A professor and his paint

      By AUDREY JENKINS – STAFF WRITER

      When he’s not busy mentoring 60 student leaders as the Director of the Bonner Program, facilitating campus community service initiatives in his role as the Campus Director of Community Service, teaching biology as an Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, or chasing after his one-year-old daughter Evy, Dr. Matthew Klooster ... Read more

    73. Pondering about Philosophy

      By Laura Humble Staff Writer

      You are considering potential majors offered by Centre for that fateful day in March when you declare.

      If you like to ask the hard questions about life, about existence, about consciousness, about abstract ideas such as justice and mercy, then philosophy may just very well be the major for ... Read more

    74. Attention: Will Strip for Art

      By Audrey Jenkins Staff Writer

      At a rate of $13-an-hour, nude modeling is easily one of the most lucrative student jobs on Centre’s campus. Although stripping down to “Run The Flame” may certainly appear to be a full-time job for a select group of dedicated Centre students, the Studio Art Department is still ... Read more

    75. Closing the “Book” for Seven Days

      Staff writer Derek Beaven becomes “unplugged” from social media for one week

      By Derek BeavenStaff Writer

      It seems that in today’s world, everyone is linked in to some form of social media, be it Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

      New apps and platforms pop up every day, and there are always those individuals who argue that we ... Read more

    76. Losing Its Famous Magic

      By Dana Reynolds Staff Writer

      Every Centre student has heard the rumors surrounding the Centre Seal, but are they really true? If you step on the Seal, will you really fail your next test, or is it simply a superstition that Centre students are too scared to test out?

      Junior Kristen Gallo does not ... Read more

    77. The Major, Not the Clothing Store

      By: Dana Reynolds – Staff Writer

      If you are considering a major in anthropology, you have probably started asking questions such as, “What courses should I take?” or, “How many credits are required?” But a question that probably concerns you and your parents more is, “What are you going to with that degree?”

      Many people who choose to study ... Read more

    78. The Wheels on the Dumptuck Go Rock and Roll

      By: Mason McClayCento Writer

      Take a moment to visualize sitting in a biology lecture. Now as you glance at your professor, a striking image catches your eye — a seashell bra and short-shorts donned on a middle-aged man’s body, the same man who is continuing to discuss snakes’ ability to process vibrations through their ... Read more

    79. Under the Needle and Back Again

      By: Adam FallujiStaff Writer

      A close look shows that many students on campus have tattoos of different designs, each with its own story. Tattooing is an ancient practice that spans over centuries of human history and can be traced to numerous cultures across the world. Meanings or purposes for tattoos vary, and students at ... Read more

    80. Eating is BelieVing

      By: Derek BeavenStaff Writer

      Danville’s own V the Market has always been known for its wide variety of bourbons, whiskeys, and beers. But now, the business is adding food to the list of things that it does so well.

      “We have many wines and beers that are fine and wonderful on their own,” V the ... Read more

    81. New Year’s Resolutions: A Peek Into Their Notebooks

      By Regan DevlinCento Writer

      While establishing goals for oneself is a noble ambition, New Year’s resolutions are notorious for their inconclusive nature; starting off the New Year with high hopes and a fresh slate sounds good in theory, but it is a well-known reality that many abandon these objectives soon after their establishment.
      Alfred ... Read more

    82. It’s Not Just What You Say

      By Adam FallujiStaff Writer

      A liberal arts education provides a diverse and thorough knowledge base. To this end, students are well-versed in all subjects, and can make an informed choice toward which major their interests are tailored.
      Selecting an area of focus for one’s studies at Centre can be difficult when there are so ... Read more

    83. Greek Row Sweet Row

      By Mary BurgerStaff Writer

      Greek Row. That section of Walnut Street on the outskirts of campus near the train tracks. The source of noise and festivities from 11:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. on weekend nights. A home to the four sororities and five of the six fraternities, where each house is the home for ... Read more

    84. Breaking a Sweat on a Step

      By Dana ReynoldsStaff Writer

      College students often find many excuses to avoid going to the gym. For example, they may feel too tired or are too busy to find the time. However, the benefits of getting a proper amount of exercise each day outweigh the perceived inconveniences.
      The most obvious benefit is that exercising ... Read more

    85. She Makes a Skirt Statement

      By TORIE DIMARTILESTAFF WRITER

      By looking around Centre’s campus, it is easy to see that fashion is important to many students. Fashion is a way of expressing oneself, whether dressing to brighten up a rainy afternoon or dressing for success when preparing to take an exam.

      Senior Martha Grace Burkey is no exception. She has ... Read more

    86. Pick Up A Pen For a Kid at St. Jude’s

      By HAYLEY HOFFMANSTAFF WRITER

      The student-run program of Up ‘til Dawn was founded at the University of Memphis over 14 years ago to raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The program, which is present on over 250 college campuses, hosts smaller fundraising events throughout the year and has raised over $20.6 ... Read more

    87. Styling Up the Soft Serve

      By TORIE DIMARTILESTAFF WRITER

      As the fall season rapidly unfolds, students are all reminded of the delicious food that comes with Thanksgiving.

      From buttered baked yams and sweet baby corn to Mom’s classic stuffing and mashed potatoes, it is easy to see why so many students crave the home-cooked meals that come with the holidays.

      However, ... Read more

    88. Strap on Heels and Tie the Tie

      By MARY BURGERSTAFF WRITER

      The Norton Center is well-known for bringing famous and spectacular events to the Centre College campus. One unique aspect of the high-class establishment is that so many students are given the opportunity to work during the featured shows.

      Student positions include House Managers, Concessions, Valet, Security, and perhaps the most well-known, ... Read more

    89. The TOM-CATWALK

      By TORIE DIMARTILE STAFF WRITER

      “Going once, twice, SOLD!”

      These words can be heard echoing throughout the Warehouse on Nov. 16 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for Kappa Kappa Gamma’s annual philanthropy auction. However, the event is not just any ordinary auction. Instead of auctioning antique jewelry and marble sculptures one might find on a ... Read more

    90. Being a Fly on a Stage Prop

      By COURTNEY LUCASCENTO WRITER

      The academic year is in full swing. Students continue with their schedules and routines day-in and day-out, consumed with homework, studying, sports practices, and club meetings.

      But few students are busier than the cast of the fall play.

      As a group, the actors and crew members rehearse between two and four hours ... Read more

    91. Tricks With a Strip of Fabric

      By TORIE DIMARTILESTAFF WRITER

      Have you ever wondered how scarves became such a popular and widespread fashion accessory? Though continuously re-invented in different styles, fabrics, and usages, scarves have an extensive history that has hopped cultures and continents to become the pervasive fashion icon of cosmopolitan cities and liberal arts colleges alike.

      The website Scarves ... Read more

    92. All Roads Lead to the Centre

      By TORIE DIMARTILE – STAFF WRITER

      THE STORIES BEHIND HOW TWO CENTRE PROFESSORS FOUND THEIR WAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO THE COLLEGE

      Centre College has long been notorious for attracting the brightest students from all across the globe. From the heat of Texas to the cities of China, students continue to bring diverse backgrounds, ideas, and experiences to ... Read more

    93. Our Secret Finds and Sweet Spots

      By TORIE DIMARTILE – STAFF WRITER

      DESPITE ITS SMALL SIZE, STUDENTS HAVE DISCOVERED QUAINT SPOTS ON CAMPUS THAT FEEL JUST LIKE HOME

      The crisp fall weather often stirs in students’ hearts a longing for home.

      There is nothing quite like enjoying a hot drink in the comfort of one’s own living room, nestled into a favorite chair with the warmth ... Read more

    94. Committing to the Language of Love

      By THOMAS SACCENTECENTO WRITER

      THE BASICS OF WHAT UNDERCLASSMEN CAN EXPECT AFTER DECLARING FRENCH AS THEIR MAJOR

      With the onset of globalization and the increasing prevalence of the Internet, learning about other cultures has become a necessity in the modern world. Every nation is connected and many of the world’s problems can only be solved ... Read more

    95. The No-Cost Costumes

      By DANA REYNOLDSSTAFF WRITER

      Most Centre students would agree that spending a lot of money on an elaborate Halloween costume is not an option while living on a college budget. Therefore, most students look for quick, cheap alternatives. But instead of throwing some last-minute items together, there are several low-priced and creative ways to ... Read more

    96. They’re A-Ca-Coming For You

      By MARY BURGER STAFF WRITER

      COMMON TIME TELLS STORIES THROUGH SONGS BUT HAS A STORY OF ITS OWN TO TELL

      Singing a cappella, or with the absence of musical instruments, has probably existed since humans first realized that the voice could be used in a melodious manner. Nowadays, it continues to be a popular form of musical ... Read more

    97. His Holiday in the Sun

      By REGAN DEVLIN – CENTO WRITER

      JUNIOR SAM CLAGGETT REFLECTS ON HIS SUMMER DEVOTED TO SERVICE, SCUBA, AND SEA-BASE ADVENTURES

      As part of his summer of service for the Centre Bonner program, junior Sam Claggett spent his time volunteering at the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base in Islamorada, Fla., a program for Boy Scouts of America located ... Read more

    98. If You Can’t Take the Heat, Stay Out of the Studio

      By DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      PROFESSOR STEPHEN POWELL INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO AN ART FORM THAT IS TOO HOT TO HANDLE

      In the year 1985 the first furnace was found on top of the Norton Center for the Arts. Without a doubt, Professor Stephen Powell’s introductory-level course to the art of glass blowing has come a long way ... Read more

    99. What To Expect When You’re Declaring BNS

      By ADAM FALLUJI – CENTO WRITER

      THE BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE (BNS) MAJOR IS AN INNOVATIVE AND EXPANDING FIELD FOR STUDENTS

      College is the best time to explore one’s interests—and choosing a major is one way to do so. Declaring a major allows an undergraduate student to immerse him/herself in a direction of study; however, there are so many to ... Read more

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