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  • Erasing the Centre Bubble: Towards a More Empathetic Campus

    BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER

    This article is a member of a series focused on Diversity at Centre College.

    On September 5, many Americans moved throughout their day, unaffected by the events unfolding at the White House, as Jeff Sessions announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. However, for other Americans, ... Read more

  • CentOnion: Master Plan Directors Announce Blueprints for Campus Parthenon

    BY BRENNEN AMONETT – OPINIONS EDITOR

    The St. Louis-based architectural, planning and engineering firm, Hastings+Chivetta announced on Tuesday at a student forum the first campus improvement in the development of Centre College’s new master plan. A LEED Certified Parthenon will soon be an aesthetic fixture on campus with plans to complete the structure by the college’s ... Read more

  • 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

  • Pulitzer-Prize Winning Novelist Colson Whitehead Speaks at Centre College

    BY ROOP PATEL – STAFF WRITER

    Renowned author Colson Whitehead delivered a convocation on October 2nd to discuss his award-winning sixth novel, The Underground Railroad. This year the First-Year Book Committee, comprised of six Centre College faculty, chose The Underground Railroad for the New Student Book Discussion.

    The novel follows Cora—a young slave on a cotton plantation—to ... Read more

  • Honesty in Comedy: DramaCentre Brings The Odd Couple: Female Version to Campus

    BY KIT HAIST – STAFF WRITER

    Even if you aren’t familiar with Neil Simon’s oeuvre, you’ve still probably heard the phrase “Odd Couple.” It’s a fairly simple concept.  “It’s two people living together who are complete opposites,” said Jonathan Hunt ’18, director of The Odd Couple: Female Version.

    Simon’s original play about “complete opposites” follows Felix ... Read more

  • Centre Hosts Myanmar Art Exhibit in JVAC Through October 21

    BY CHLOE GAMES – STAFF WRITER

    It is early autumn in Danville; leaves and cool temperatures are beginning to fall about the gnat-infested walkways of Centre College. For many students at Centre, fall is a time to wholeheartedly jump back into college life. As students become involved in their academic and social communities, the world shrinks ... Read more

  • Repeal and Replace: The Third Time Is Not the Charm

    BY KATHLEEN MURPHY – STAFF WRITER

    Another attempt at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act fell short last Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew the vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill after several senators refused to vote for it.

    Senators Rand Paul, John McCain and Susan Collins announced they would not vote for the bill, ... Read more

  • Moving Forward: Centre Football

    BY DEVIN BAKER – STAFF WRITER

    The Centre Football team (4-1) is coming off of a big win over Austin College. This follows a tough loss to Berry in Rome, Georgia on September 23. The Berry matchup had seriously playoff implications for both teams. Going into the game, Centre and Berry were both undefeated and in ... Read more

  • 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 climate ... Read more

  • A Conversation with Dr. Jennifer Goff, New Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts

    BY RACHEL BISCHOFF – STAFF WRITER

    Joining Centre’s faculty this fall is new Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts, Dr. Jennifer Goff—or as her students like to call her (with her enthusiastic permission), Jen. Jen is the first new faculty member to the Dramatic Arts department in two decades, comprising a third of the department’s main professor ... Read more

  • 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 ... Read more

  • Kentucky Actor Harry Dean Stanton Honored in Annual Festival at Kentucky Theatre

    BY JUSTIN KLINE – STAFF WRITER

    The night of September 28 would have seemed surreal to any regular, passing attendant of the Kentucky Theatre in downtown Lexington. Opened 95 years ago, the cinematic and cultural hub of Lexington has built its present following on its repertory of niche films. It showcases foreign arthouse, classic films, and ... Read more

  • 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 ... Read more

  • 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, Virginia. ... Read more

  • Hallie Searcy: A New Face for Centre Cross Country

    BY KORE SEVERANCE – STAFF WRITER

    With an overall best in the 5k being 18:46 (2013) and the top time in her Centre career being 19:35, Hallie Searcy is one of the strongest runners on the women’s cross-country team. She was named Women’s Runner of the Week by the Southern Athletic Association after her race at ... Read more

  • Colonel Spotlight: Softball Coach Tori Brown

    BY WILSON BLAKEMAN – STAFF WRITER

    “I will tell you: I went down to Melton’s Deli the other day and they knew my name. I got all kinds of excited about that!”

    New Centre Softball Coach Tori Brown is new to Danville, but is no stranger to small-town living. Growing up in Harrison, OH just outside of ... Read more

  • Solidarity, Post-Charlottesville

    BY STEWART COARD – STAFF WRITER

    In recent years, Centre has taken measures to ensure a more inclusive and diverse campus, open to individuals from various backgrounds. However, our campus must contend with the difficult reality of existing in a part of the country that frequently fails to accept deviations from the norm. Although Centre has ... Read more

  • Presidential Tweets: Donald Trump’s Controversial GIF

    BY AILIYAH ALIM – STAFF WRITER

    It is no secret that the Trump Administration has been controversial. Throughout his eight months in office, Trump has faced public criticism for his undisclosed and suspect ties to Russia, aggressive immigration policies, mocking American citizens with disabilities, and his apparent desire for escalation with North Korea.

    Though not the most ... Read more

  • 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 Kirby Fitzpatrick, ... Read more

  • 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 despair at increased ... Read more

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

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    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 the ... Read more

  • “Fake News” Does not belong on Our Campus

    BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – OPINIONS EDITOR

    Last week a banner was hung in Cowan proclaiming a meeting for a “dialogue on Pro-life.” Yet, as was quickly ascertained, a dialogue was not the only intention of this meeting. The moderator was Brenna Lewis, a member of the non-profit organization Students for Life of America, whose mission is ... Read more

  • The Big Apple: Free Education in New York

    BY OLIVIA MURRELL – STAFF WRITER 

    The state of New York recently created The Excelsior Scholarship, which will offer free tuition at two and four- year colleges. Only full-time students within the State University of New York system would be covered, however, this does encompass 64 campuses and over 1 million students. Students that come from ... Read more

  • High Hopes or Hopelessness: Trump and el-Sisi’s Budding Relationship

    BY KATHLEEN MURPHY – STAFF WRITER

    After twin suicide bombings on Coptic Churches on the important Christian holy day of Palm Sunday in Egypt, American president, Donald Trump, called Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to express his condolences. While such exchanges among world leaders after tragedies are usually common, the sentiments expressed went beyond polite sympathies, ... 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

  • Chelsea Handler Brings Trump and Trouble to Netflix

    BY MORGAN UNDERWOOD – STAFF WRITER

    TV personality, talk show host, and comedian Chelsea Handler has been turning TV on its head since her beginnings on the E Network with her show “Chelsea Lately”. Now with her new show “Chelsea,” which will be premiering its second season on Netflix May 5, she is changing the game ... Read more

  • 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 the ... Read more

  • 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 ... Read more

  • Massacre in Mosul Underscores Trump’s ISIS Strategy

    BY KATHLEEN MURPHY – STAFF WRITER

    As Iraqi civilians in Mosul find themselves trapped on the ground between retreating ISIS forces and American-backed coalition forces seeking to regain the city, U.S. coalition strikes threaten them from above. On March 17, an airstrike, if confirmed by the ongoing investigation, may have resulted in the highest death toll ... 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

  • Men’s and Women’s Soccer Prepare for Fall Season with Spring Practice

    BY EMMA PRESBURG – STAFF WRITER 

    Following the Alumni Weekend soccer events, the new Amend Field saw its first intercollegiate competition on April 8th and 9th as the Centre men’s and women’s soccer teams hosted their first scrimmages of the spring season.

    The men’s team competed against Miday and Cumberlands on April 9th, both NAIA schools. After ... Read more

  • Centre’s Game of the Week Promotion

    BY EMMA PRESBURG – STAFF WRITER 

    You might have seen the fliers posted around the athletic buildings –Athletes in the middle with the words “Centre Game of the Week” written across the top.

    This new promotion is an attempt to increase attendance at home athletic events, encouraging students to come out and support their fellow Colonels.

    The Game ... Read more

  • From the Trail to the Track: Cross Country Runners Take on Track and Field

    BY EMMA PRESBURG – STAFF WRITER 

    On Friday, April 14, Track and Field will wrap up the regular season at home with the Centre twilight meet, Centre College’s Game of the Week. After this, the Colonels will enter the SAA conference tournament.

    For some of these athletes, SAA competition is nothing new this year, having participated in ... 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

  • Passion Politics: A New Hope for the Democratic Party?

     

    BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – OPINIONS EDITOR

     Deep down in the 6th Congressional District of Georgia, a special election is taking place that could determine the trajectory of the Democratic Party heading into the 2018 midterms. A lone face stands as the picture of a new, younger Democratic Party. At only thirty years old, this protégée of John ... Read more

  • Alternative Spring Break

    BY STEWART COARD – STAFF WRITER

    A group of Centre students and faculty traveled up to Chicago this March to spend spring break volunteering and learning about poverty.

    The Alternative Spring Break Program provides students with the opportunity to use their free time to not only benefit others, but explore issues relating to poverty, ... Read more

  • Spotlight On: Vantage Point

    BY OLIVIA MURRELL – STAFF WRITER

    What is Vantage Point?

    Vantage Point Literary Magazine is a student-run, student-written, and student-illustrated literary magazine that comes out once a semester, sometimes including Centre Term. The Centre Term issues are still run by students, but feature faculty and staff writings and illustrations. Vantage Point accepts ... Read more

  • Faculty Recommended Reads

    BY KERSEY REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

    Dr. Helen Emmitt, J. Rice Cowan Professor of English, Chair of the English Department

    I generally love books, so it isn’t very easy for me to choose favorites or even those most influential to me.  I do know that the two authors who made me ... 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

  • Dancing With a Purpose

    BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER

    Finals are fast approaching and the air of tension as students bustle from class to class and lock themselves in the library for hours at night has never been so high. Few people would imagine that two weeks ago on March 31st these very same stressed out ... Read more

  • NY Times Bestselling Author J.D. Vance Named as Commencement Speaker

    BY SHRUTI RAM — EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    This year’s Commencement speaker will be J.D. Vance, bestselling author and Kentucky native.

    J.D. Vance is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. He grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town ... Read more

  • Meet Kirby Fitzpatrick: SGA’s New President

    BY STEWART COARD – STAFF WRITER

    The Cento sat down with Kirby Fitzpatrick, president elect for the Student Government Association (SGA) in the 2017-2018 school year. We discussed her goals and vision for the school next year, as well as how she wanted the student body to be involved in new changes.

    What ... Read more

  • SGA Debate Allows Candidates to Address Issues Directly

    BY STEWART COARD – STAFF WRITER

    Centre’s candidates for Student Government office faced off in a debate on March 14, roughly two weeks ago.

    Students running for positions as Student Government President, Speaker of the House, President of the Student Senate, and President of the Student Activities Council, spoke on stage, discussing their platforms, addressing questions from ... Read more

  • Taking a Stand on Sexual Assault and Violence on Centre’s Campus

    BY MORGAN UNDERWOOD – STAFF WRITER

    Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, there are 321,500 victims of rape or sexual assault every year in the United States, and ages 12-34 are at the highest risk for rape and sexual assault. 1 out of every 6 American woman has been the victim of an attempted ... Read more

  • GOP Fails to Gain Momentum to Repeal Obamacare

    BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER

    Over the past week as Centre students sunned themselves on beaches or enjoyed quality time with their dogs and Netflix, the GOP suffered defeat at the hands of their own party as they attempted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, more widely known as Obamacare. The failure to ... Read more

  • President Trump Talks Big but Acts Small on Women’s Rights

    BY DEVIN BAKER- STAFF WRITER

    March is National Women’s History Month. It is just a small recognition of the many amazing achievements brought forth by women in the United States’ history. In the ins and outs of everyday life, it may be easy to forget how pivotal of a role Women have played in American history. ... Read more

  • Centre Athletes Return From a Spring Break Full of Competition

    BY EMMA PRESBURG – STAFF WRITER

    All Centre athletics’ in-season sports competed over spring break traveling to the likes of Atlanta, Florida, and Jekyll Island.

    Women’s lacrosse opened break with a non-conference home game against Kalamazoo, winning 17-5. Junior Hannah Bellamah led the Colonels with four goals but with three goals to her name but senior ... Read more

  • Kentucky Charter Schools Signed Into Law

    BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER

    Last week saw the passage of the Kentucky Charter Schools Bill, a contentious issue that lawmakers have been considering since 2008.

    Matt Bevin, Kentucky’s governor signed the bill into law on the March 22, making Kentucky the forty-fourth state to allow charter schools to be established. Proponents argue that charter schools ... Read more

  • Faculty Recommended Reads

    BY OLIVIA MURRELL – STAFF WRITER

    Dr. Matthew Klooster, Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies

    When I asked him about his favorite book, Dr. Klooster responded that he reads so much scientific literature, it’s hard to think back to a real book he read for pleasure. A Separate Peace by ... 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

  • Phenomenal Women: Why the Red and Purple?

    BY EMMA PRESBERG – STAFF WRITER

    Traveling to class on Wednesday, March 8, you may have noticed an unnatural number of people wearing red or purple clothes. Then, if you were walking between Young and Crounse around 11:20 a.m., you may have noticed a large gathering of students and teachers.

    These were ... Read more

  • Spotlight on: STAND

    BY ZAMIRAH HUSSAIN – STAFF WRITER

    Stand is one of the many clubs on campus yet most people don’t know what it is. In an interview with club president Hannah Gibbs she clarifies what the club is for and what they have done so far this year.

    1) What exactly is STAND and what ... Read more

  • The Path of the EPA and Environmental Rollback

    BY OLIVIA MURRELL – STAFF WRITER

     

    What’s going on with the Environmental Protection Agency recently?

    The environmental justice chief, Mustafa Ali, resigned in early March in the face of proposed budget cuts coming out of the Trump administration. There could be a 30% or more funding cut for the EPA if Congress approves the budget. There ... Read more

  • New CIA Leaks: Lots of Smoke, A Small But Growing Fire

    BY KATHLEEN MURPHY – STAFF WRITER

    Certainly not the only embarrassment the United States’ government has experienced in the last two weeks, but one directed towards the already criticized US intelligence community, Wikileaks released one of the largest collections of classified material on March 7.

    This trove included 7,818 pages of files and 943 attachments related to ... Read more

  • SGA Debate 2017

    Kirby Fitzpatrick | Candidate for SGA President

    “Centre friends, I am so excited to be running for SGA President. I have been on SGA for each semester I have been on campus, including spending two years on Executive Council as Communications Chairman and Secretary of Administration. As Communications Chairman, ... Read more

  • 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, and anti-Semitic ... Read more

  • Amid Scandals, The French Presidential Election Continues

    Photo Credit: AFP/Getty

    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 Les ... Read more

  • 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 it ... Read more

  • Horky House Car Accident Leaves One Dead

    Photo Credit: Robin Hart/Danville Advocate-Messenger

    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 that Baker ... Read more

  • Winners Need to Go Home Too

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    BY LANEY TAYLOR — STAFF WRITER

    Fridays at 7:41 A.M. were punctuated by the side eye of my neighbor trying to take out the trash. The twang of Bluegrass Junction apparently warmed all cars but only some hearts. Fridays at 7:44 A.M. were marked by the palpable relief in finding a clear stretch of ... Read more

  • Unpresidented

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    BY KATHLEEN MURPHY — STAFF WRITER

    Throughout his terms as president, many called Barack Obama a “social media president” with his young, tech-savvy campaign and White House staff. So in the social media era, what does this make Donald Trump? The obvious answer is the Twitter president. Throughout the election, he was known for his tweets–for better ... Read more

  • The United States and “Neocolonialism”

    BY ZAMIRAH HUSSAIN — STAFF WRITER

    Colonialism is defined as “the quality or state of being colonial; control by one power over a dependent area or people.” While this definition can easily be argued, it does provide a base for the much larger social concept of colonization.

    The European colonial period often referred to as the “first wave ... Read more

  • Centre Baseball off to Best Start in 25 Years

    BY EMMA PRESBERG – STAFF WRITER 

    After completing their first 10 games, Centre Baseball sits at an impressive 8-2. This includes sweeping both Coast Guard and Defiance while splitting their recent series against Whitman.

    The program is off to their best start in 25 seasons, when the Colonels won their first 11 games in 1992. With a ... Read more

  • Men’s and Women’s Basketball Seasons Come to Close in SAA Tournament

    BY EMMA PRESBERG – STAFF WRITER 

    Centre men’s basketball finished the season after falling to Birmingham Southern 77-71 in the SAA conference tournament semi-finals. The Colonels ended the season 14-11 overall and 9-5 in conference play.

    First year guard Perry Ayers came into his first collegiate season and quickly found his place. Ayers finished second on the ... Read more

  • Perez Elected DNC Chair, and the Future of the Democratic Party

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    BY DEVIN BAKER — STAFF WRITER

    Tom Perez, the former labor secretary for President Obama, was elected as the newest Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman for the Democratic Party. Perez replaces interim chair Donna Brazile after a long, four-month race and an interesting final day of voting.

    Given the hotly contested battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders ... 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

  • Faculty Recommended Reads

    BY ZAMIRAH HUSSAIN – STAFF WRITER

    Books can leave a very profound impact on a person’s life. A book you read as a 7-year old can evoke a sense of nostalgia and wonder ten years later.  Literature and the arts is a way of exploring what you don’t know and what you’d like to ... 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

  • Ben Coates Platform

    Greetings Colonels, I am honored to have the opportunity to run for Student Government Association President. My drive to run for this position stems from 2 and a half years of communicating with students about their needs and desires on campus. Each point in my platform represents issues that come directly from the students, that ... Read more

  • The Norton Center: An Artistic Hub in the Heart of Kentucky

    BY MORGAN UNDERWOOD – STAFF WRITER

    Centre College, as we all know, is a little gem residing in the heart of central Kentucky, but Centre has a gem of its very own: the Norton Center for the Arts. Although located in the relatively remote community of Danville, Kentucky, the Norton Center is constantly filling ... Read more

  • Kirby Fitzpatrick Platform

    Centre friends, I am so excited to be running for SGA President. I have been on SGA for each semester I have been on campus, including spending two years on Executive Council as Communications Chairman and Secretary of Administration. As Communications Chairman, I worked to ensure that students were able to find any information about ... Read more

  • Walker Morrell Platform

    After spending two years on SGA and one year as a member of Exec, I’ve learned that the best perspective to bring to student government is one that leads by selflessness and uses the tangible resources SGA provides to support the overall more significant goal of making the campus community a place that all students ... Read more

  • 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 ... Read more

  • Alex Grove Platform

    Hi everyone! My name is Alex Grove, and I’m running to be your Speaker of the House for the Student Government Association during the 2017-2018 school year. I have a unique and ambitious vision for our already wonderful community in the upcoming year. On campus, I’m involved in several clubs and have faithfully served ... Read more

  • Noah Martin Platform

    Of my three years as a Centre colonel, I have spent the last two in service to our campus through the Student Government Association.  From 2015–2016, I represented my fellow sophomores in the House, contributing to the efforts of the Student Affairs committee; during the current school year, I’ve acted as one of Division I’s delegates in the Student Senate. ... 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

  • Nominating DeVos: Choosing Stagnation over Education

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    BY LANEY TAYLOR — STAFF WRITER

    If you rely on financial aid to attend Centre, the confirmation of Betsy Devos should trouble you. If you are a survivor of sexual assault, Betsy DeVos should worry you. If you are a student in America, Betsy DeVos should terrify you.

    Betsy DeVos’ confirmation will go down in history as ... Read more

  • 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 ... Read more

  • 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 ... Read more

  • Centre’s Colonel: Icon or Relic?


    BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER 

    The history of Centre College is long, and one that many students here at Centre are proud of. Centre remained open during the Civil War, with Old Centre serving as a hospital for both the Union and Confederate troops. The college managed to defeat Harvard at football (once) and ... Read more

  • Continuing to Build: Previewing the Centre Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Seasons

    BY DEVIN BAKER – STAFF WRITER 

    The 2017 Centre Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse campaigns begin this weekend. Both the Men and Women’s team seem to have the same goal in mind— to continue to build where they left off in the 2016 campaigns.

    The Centre Women’s Lacrosse team looks improve off last year’s successful campaign after completing ... Read more

  • Casualties of the Bowling Green Massacre

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    BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER

    Kellyanne Conway has a knack for performing interview gymnastics, twisting away from direct answers, spinning around tough questions, and sometimes improvising when she considers it necessary. Simply watch a video of Ms. Conway on any major cable news network and you can’t help but admire her verbal agility, as she ... Read more

  • 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 ... 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

  • 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 ... Read more

  • President-Elect Trump: Where We Stand

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    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 the ... Read more

  • Protests at Standing Rock Continue

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    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 protesters ... Read more

  • From Port Royal to Danville: Wendell Berry at Centre

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    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 attempt ... Read more

  • Bringing It Home: Centre Cheerleaders Protest Inequality

    BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER 

    In the past issue, we looked at the history of political protest in sports. This week’s focus investigates protest on the playing field and how it’s affecting Centre students right here on campus.

     

    Protests have erupted across the nation after the recent presidential election, and their impact is being felt on ... Read more

  • From Ministry to Computer Science: Dr. Tom Allen’s Journey to Centre College

    BY GABRIELA CIPOLLA – ARTS & LEISURE EDITOR 

    The path to academia is not always filled with professorial tweed and elbow patches from the beginning. At least, not for Tom Allen–Centre’s newest Computer Science professor. Dr. Allen recently completed his doctoral studies this past spring at the University of Kentucky, but his journey to ... Read more

  • 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 and 14 percent ... Read more

  • A Dually Delectible Experience: Chocolate and Tea

     

    By Matthew KoBY 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 ... Read more

  • Have You Heard About the Emails?

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    BY JAKE MCGUIRK – STAFF WRITER

    As if the country had not had a big enough dose of reality television from the meteoric ascendance of Donald Trump, the FBI further fueled Hillary Clinton’s email “scandal” days before the election. Yet the news did not reach the public directly from Director James Comey, but rather via the ... Read more

  • 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 “30 days ... Read more

  • Trailblazing the Path for Male Cheerleaders: Meet Mike Carter

     

    BY BECKY FULTON – STAFF WRITER

    Those who have attended Centre’s home football games this season may have noticed something a little different about this year’s cheer squad. Mike Carter, a junior Computer Science major, is the only male member on the squad, and the first one at Centre in years.

    “I wanted to do something athletic, ... Read more

  • What’s Happening in Utah? Talking About McMullin and Mormons

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    BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER

    Throughout the contentious election season of 2016, many Americans felt as if they had no other choice than Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Citizens of Utah were no different in their dislike of the two major candidates, if anything there was a stronger dislike in Utah for both candidates than ... Read more

  • Centre Basketball: New Faces, New Talent, and a New Identity

     

    BY BENJAMIN HADLOCK – SPORTS EDITOR

    Agonizing.

    No better word sums up this past weekend.

    It was a nightmare for Colonel faithful who were left in a state of bewilderment after witnessing the Football team squander away a conference championship and watching the Women’s Soccer team lose in the most heartbreaking fashion.

    However, all hope is not lost.

    With ... 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

  • CentOnion: Centre College President Shocked To Hear Not Everyone Enjoys Emojis

    BY: BRENNEN AMONETT – STAFF WRITER

    In an astonishing wave of electronic critique, students, faculty, and alumni of Centre College have banded together to oppose President John A. Roush’s horrifying use of emoticons in emails and posts on the college’s Facebook page.

    In an email addressed to the student body last Wednesday, President Roush addressed the outcome ... Read more

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

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    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 a ... Read more

  • Hecuba: Representing Refugees From Ancient Greece to Today

    BY SHRUTI RAM – COPY CHIEF

    Next week DramaCentre will be running their fall production, Hecuba, a Greek tragedy set in 424 BC. The play was originally written by Euripedes, the famous Greek tragedian, and will be directed by Tony Haigh.

    Junior Rachel Kent will be playing the titular character, Hecuba, returning to the stage after last ... 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

  • CentOnion: DPS Opens Investigation into Centre Student’s Email Account

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    Google Images Fair UseBY: BRENNEN AMONETT – STAFF WRITER

    The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has opened an investigation into first-year student Hope Carter’s controversial use of the ‘reply all’ button on a school-wide email. In a letter written to the Centre College Board of Trustees on Friday, ... 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

  • Wikileaks and the 2016 Election

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    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 it is ... 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

  • Farming Up Fall Fun

    BY JASON PINTO – STAFF WRITER

    The fall season has arrived, and there is no better way to immerse yourself in the true spirit of the harvest than by visiting a pumpkin patch. Devine’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Harrodsburg is a prime spot for snagging a nice pumpkin, watching children get lost in a ... Read more

  • Centre Vs. Transylvania: Fall Recap

    BY BENJAMIN HADLOCK – SPORTS EDITOR

    As changing colors, cool weather, and large sweaters take their hold over Centre’s campus, many student athletes gear up for the most important competitions of their season.

    The fall sports teams are getting ready for their conference tournaments where they seek to prove themselves as the best in the Southern Athletic Association. ... 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

  • Not Immune: Political Protest on the Playing Field

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    BY: COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER

    The year 2016 has been clouded by divisive politics during the vitriolic presidential campaigns of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump. However, the bitter competition between the two nominees stems largely from broader issues America is facing and will continue beyond election day.

    No aspect of American life has escaped ... Read more

  • Senior Day: Remembering Four Great Years

    BY MARINA BURKE – STAFF WRITER 

    We hear it all the time: Why Division III?

    Being a student athlete at a school such as Centre poses its fair share of trials, but at the end of the day most athletes wouldn’t trade it for the world. Each fall, Centre’s emphasis on personal, caring, and inclusive education lures ... Read more

  • How “Making America Great Again” Could Make Trump Less Wealthy

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    BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – OPINIONS EDITOR

    In September, Donald Trump committed a campaign sin: he punked the media.

    With an announcement that Trump would be having a news conference to divulge “big news,” the media watched an empty podium for an hour as the candidate arrived late for his press conference. Then, when he finally arrived, he ... Read more

  • CentrePoint Podcast: Sharing the Best of Centre

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    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. Beau ... Read more

  • CentOnion: Centre to Host 2016 Vice Presidential Cage Brawl

    BY BRENNEN AMONETT – STAFF WRITER

    The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) revealed a new partnership with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) today, announcing the first ever Vice Presidential Fight-to-the-Death Cage Brawl. This event is set to take place at Centre College on October 13th, 2016, and will be the fourth of now five general election debate ... 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

  • Girls Can Throw Parties, Too

    BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD

    As with many colleges, a staple of Centre’s student culture is the frat party; nearly every weekend, any number of the school’s six fraternities will open their houses to the student body for a night of themed outfits, blaring music, and dancing away the stresses of the week. Banners hung in Cowan ... Read more

  • Family Weekend 2016: Bigger and Better Than Ever

    BY SEBASTIAN DUNCAN – STAFF WRITER

    2016’s Family Weekend was bigger and better than ever.  Centre’s campus had it all–musical performances, athletic events, theatre productions, art exhibits, informational sessions, fundraisers, and more.

    On Friday, the Aegon Gallery opened its doors to students and family, Beta Theta Pi and Kappa Kappa Gamma started their 24-hour See-Saw-A-Thon, Paper Jam ... Read more

  • The Islamic State’s Chemical Weapons

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    BY JAKE MCGUIRK – STAFF WRITER

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues what it considers a fight for statehood and salvation. The backdrop of ISIS’s war is an unstable Iraqi government, struggling to recover from a protracted war and occupation, and a civil war in Syria with many shifting, indistinct factions. Well over ... Read more

  • Kentucky Kernel Scandal: A University’s Failure

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    BY JAKE MCGUIRK – STAFF WRITER

    A University of Kentucky professor resigned recently over his involvement in a case of sexual harassment. In response, the college conducted an internal investigation and reached a deal in February with the accused, James Harwood, allowing him to resign and receive ... Read more

  • New Year, New SGA Plan

     

    BY BECKY FULTON – STAFF WRITER

    With the new school year underway, Centre’s Student Government Association (SGA) is busy at work implementing new plans to benefit students around campus. SGA President Sarah Hutchinson, a senior Behavioral Neuroscience major, is head of the new SGA executive team, that is creating ideas and talking to students about what ... Read more

  • Centre College Ranked Highly in Latest U.S. News Report

    BY SEBASTIAN DUNCAN – STAFF WRITER

    On Sept. 13th, U.S. News & World Report ranked Centre College as #44 in the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” ranking.

    Centre rising from #45 to #44 in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking is not a dramatic increase. However, this change is a direct result of gradual improvements throughout college, ... Read more

  • Stress Relief

    BY EMILY INNES – STAFF WRITER

    It’s that time of year again! Fall break is quickly approaching, which means that midterms are just around the corner! As usual, the atmosphere at Centre will soon become filled with the stress of students finishing projects, writing papers, and studying for exams.

    Students practice a variety of methods to reduce ... Read more

  • Norton Center Delivers with Comedic Duo

    BY JASON PINTO – STAFF WRITER

    The Norton Center presented one of its most anticipated shows with the comedy duo of Howie Mandel and Nick Cannon on Friday, September 24.

    Nick Cannon opened the show with a much different look and coarser filter than most are used to seeing him with. Nick almost immediately dismissed a request ... Read more

  • Bevin’s Bloody Bodement

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    BY BRENNEN AMONETT – STAFF WRITER

    Several weeks ago, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin called upon the people of this country to make a sacrifice. A sacrifice that derives its historic and nationalistic relevance from the words of Thomas Jefferson, a founding father of a country economically and ... Read more

  • Gold Out Week: Centre Athletics Gives Back

    Google Images Fair UseBY MARINA BURKE – STAFF WRITER 

    September rushed by us, taking with it the last moments of summer; and with the flip of a page it’s already October. Take a deep breath and look around, things are changing everywhere on campus, but most notably ... Read more

  • DramaCentre Presents: Proof

    BY EMILY INNES – STAFF WRITER 

    DramaCentre’s annual performance is one of the highlights of Centre’s Family Weekend, and this year David Auburn’s play, Proof, takes the spotlight.

    Senior Sean Fannin is making his directing debut, a fact that has made the show all the more appealing to the actors. The opportunity to work with Fannin in ... Read more

  • From Qatar to 600 West Walnut St: Centre Women’s Tennis Player Abigail Kent

    BY BENJAMIN HADLOCK – SPORTS EDITOR 

    Photographer: Ed BoomershineCentre Women’s Tennis Abigail Kent has competed all over the world—and now she’s committed to spending her next four years in Danville, Kentucky. What brought Abigail here—passion for tennis, academics and international studies—is best summed up by one word, ... Read more

  • New Starting Quarterback Ready To Give Model Performance

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    BY CARBERY CAMPBELL – STAFF WRITER 

    As Centre’s four-year starting quarterback from 2012-2015, Heath Haden led the football team to great successes and set record breaking performances. These include a Southern Athletic Association conference title and the NCAA playoffs in 2014 as well as the record for all time leader in passing yards.

    He even returned to ... 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

  • Happy Trails: Fall Hiking in Kentucky

    BY GABRIELA CIPOLLA – ARTS AND LEISURE EDITOR 

    With fall approaching quickly, it is hard not to feel the excitement that the season brings on Centre’s campus. The trees in front of Old Centre are starting to shed their leaves, and stepping outside and feeling a cool breeze instead of a blanket of humidity is greatly ... Read more

  • The State of the 2016 Election

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    BY: JAKE MCGUIRK – STAFF WRITER

    This year’s presidential election has dominated news and conversation for the better part of the last four years. November 8 is fast-approaching, and as we enter the final weeks of the election cycle it is useful to take a step back and consider how we got here. Hillary Clinton and ... 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

  • Pottery Painting: Community Arts Center

    BY BECKY FULTON – STAFF WRITER 

    Tucked away under the back staircase in Danville’s Community Arts Center lies a colorfully renovated pottery studio open to the public. Run by Education Director Maggie Haskett, the ceramics program includes the Paint Your Own Pottery (POP) Studio and ceramics classes for kids and adults. “We have two adult classes, ... Read more

  • What is Aleppo? Taking a Closer Look at the Third Party Candidates

    BY BRENNEN AMONETT- STAFF WRITER

     

     

    “What is Aleppo?”

     

    This question, posed by Libertarian Presidential Nominee Gary Johnson, tells us a lot about where the 2016 election season has taken us. It’s certainly been a wild ride. From Emails to Socialism to memes to a new Great Wall, it has been a mind-boggling wake up call for the ... Read more

  • CentOnion: Cowan’s Meaty Monotony

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    Google Images Fair UseBY JAKE MCGUIRK – STAFF WRITER

    Far more important than newly tenured faculty, a rapidly growing student body, a presidential election, or an ever-heightening conflict in the Middle East is this pressing question: what food will we get to shove in our mouths today? ... Read more

  • What a Larger Student Body Means for Centre

    BY: SEBASTIAN DUNCAN – STAFF WRITER

    With 401 first-year students, the Centre College class of 2020 is the largest in history. Riding a wave of new scholarship programs, Centre’s successive classes are often touted as diverse and increasingly qualified.

    Some of Centre’s upperclassmen have voiced concerns about the college’s population growth and its sustainability. However, according to ... 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

  • DramaCentre’s ‘Assassins’ to run April 20-23

    BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

    Next week marks the premiere of DramaCentre’s musical production, Assassins, written by Stephen Sondheim.

    Dr. Patrick Kagan-Moore, Charles T. Hazelrigg Professor of Dramatic Arts, is directing the production, alongside Dr. Jaemi Loeb as Musical Director, Rebecca Stephenson as Dance Instructor, and Professor Matthew Hallock as Scenic and Lighting Designer.

    The cast and ... Read more

  • SGA launches local foods campaign

    BY HAYLEY HOFFMAN – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    Centre College’s Student Government Association has recently begun a campus-wide informational campaign on local foods.

    The idea for the campaign arose after students completed the organization’s fall survey, in which 60 percent of students reported that they preferred to eat local foods if the option was made available to them.

    “This means that ... Read more

  • Senior fine arts majors share triumphs, tribulations before graduation

    BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

    Even though Centre College is a liberal arts college, it is ironic how little we talk about majors in the fine arts. Financial Economics is currently the most popular major at Centre, and art majors, including music and studio art, are less prevalent. For example, there are only three music ... Read more

  • March Madness at Centre College

    BY LAURA MCCANDLESS – STAFF WRITER

    Every March, one can expect to hear the scratching of pens on brackets and competitive banter as the NCAA March Madness tournament begins. This year was no different. Though the University of Kentucky, a student favorite, did not make it past the second round due to a loss against Indiana, ... 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. Are farewell tours really worth it?

      BY BROOKS HOLTON – SPORTS EDITOR

      On July 16, 2013 New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera trotted out of the Citi Field bullpen for his last appearance in a Major League Baseball all-star game. Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” – his trademark entrance song since its release in 1999 – thundered over the public address system. Baseball fans, ... Read more

    4. CentOnion: Campus in state of emergency as heating/cooling systems become self-aware

      BY GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS EDITOR

      Centre administrators declared the college in a state of emergency this past Thursday in the face of the institution’s heating and cooling system achieving self-awareness. After weeks of negotiating with the system’s interface, facilities management staff have been unable to debug the program from sporadically switching from heat to air ... Read more

    5. Premier scholarship weekend invades campus

      BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

      If you noticed numerous new faces on campus from March 31 to April 4, here is why: Centre College hosted Premier Scholarship Weekend. This included three groups of finalists competing for coveted spots in the Brown Fellows, Grissom Scholars, and the new Lincoln Scholars programs. Each group of candidates had ... Read more

    6. The Brussels terror attacks, and the future of terrorism

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      As Belgium continues to reel from last month’s ISIS bombings at Brussels airport and one of the city’s busiest metro stations, the rest of Europe and their allies are gearing up for a new age of terror. Since the suicide attacks in Belgium, which killed 35 and injured hundreds, Europe ... Read more

    7. 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

    8. Centre announces new study abroad program in Germany

      BY MORGAN KING – COPY CHIEF

      At Centre, you have the option to participate in a variety of different semester study abroad programs all around the world—from Mérida, Mexico, Strasbourg, France, and even to Yamaguchi, Japan. Yet, even with these options and more, Centre understands there is a whole world to explore, and they are willing ... Read more

    9. Danville’s newest restaurant, the Danville Bistro

      BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

      Earlier this year, Danville welcomed a new addition to the restaurant community that has Centre students rejoicing—The Danville Bistro. Not only is the Bistro within walking distance of campus but it fills the void of a Chipotle-style eatery the city was lacking, with a touch of local flare.

      The Bistro has ... Read more

    10. The Bevin administration’s push for Pro-Life legislation

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      This week, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, which he claimed was operating a clinic in Louisville that violated state law. From Dec. 3 to Jan. 28 the clinic had allegedly performed 23 unlawful abortions, which for Governor Bevin was the basis ... Read more

    11. 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

    12. Season Recap: Women’s Basketball grows through an up-and-down season

      BY BROOKS HOLTON – SPORTS EDITOR

      Ask anyone around the Centre Women’s Basketball program, and they’ll tell you that an 8-19 season falls short of expectations. With the second-toughest strength of schedule in the South region, the team was challenged on a nightly basis during the 2016 campaign by some of the best competition the sport ... Read more

    13. Students react to addition of Kappa Delta to Centre sororities

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      It seemed like just yesterday the idea of another sorority joining Centre’s campus was little more than a rumor. However, after the sorority presentations, and the recent announcement that Kappa Delta has been chosen to colonize on our campus, students are more excited than ever about the changing dynamics of ... Read more

    14. Ugandan Elections: Museveni’s reign continues

      BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

      On Feb. 18 Ugandans held their general elections for President, Parliament, and local councils. The final results of the presidential elections came out to Yoweri Museveni from the National Resistance Movement party (NRM) with 60% and Kizza Besigye from the Forum for Democratic Change party (FDC) at 35%. Though Museveni ... Read more

    15. Unique Spring Break plans

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      There are only a few days left until Spring Break is finally upon us, and Centre students can finally get the sleep, rest and relaxation they’ve been wanting all semester. Well…in theory.

      Any discussion about Spring Break plans usually end up going in one direction or the other—Centre students overwhelmingly prefer ... Read more

    16. Letters to the Editor: To the men of Centre College

      To the Men of Centre College, on Whose Behalf Jesse Diluzio Spoke –

      It is my understanding that you took offense to Emily Rodes’ article and I can objectively see why; you didn’t like feeling attacked or generalized, which is fair. But what I think you didn’t quite get out of the article, and ... Read more

    17. Season Recap: Men’s Basketball surges late, but drops SAA semifinal

      BY BROOKS HOLTON – SPORTS EDITOR

      Every basketball team wants to be playing their best game once the calendar hits the latter half of the season. That was the case for the 2016 Colonels (18-9), who rode a five-game winning streak at the tail end of the regular season to finish third overall in the SAA ... Read more

    18. Centre reacts to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy

      BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      Beginning with host Chris Rock’s bold opening monologue and ending with the fiery, political anthem “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy running over the credits, the 88th annual Academy Awards delivered a sustained and wildly messy attack on Hollywood’s diversity problem. This year, uproar was unavoidable; for the second consecutive ... Read more

    19. 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

    20. Women’s Lacrosse utilizes young experience for 2016 season

      BY LAURA MCCANDLESS – STAFF WRITER

      The 2016 Women’s Lacrosse team is off to a hot start this spring. After suffering a hard fought 14-13 loss in Alabama to Birmingham Southern, the Colonels have won three straight contests.

      This year’s Colonels have multiple key role players returning from last year’s team, including senior Jacqueline Anderson and junior ... Read more

    21. Men and Women’s Track and Field at the top of the SAA

      BY BEN DUNNING – STAFF WRITER

      The approaching 2016 season for the Centre Men and Women’s Track and Field squad will bring lots of promise from last year’s championship teams. For the men, they will be looking to repeat their victorious performance at the 2015 SAA Conference Championship after achieving 19 All-Conference awards for Top 3 ... Read more

    22. 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

    23. SGA Debate 2016

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      SARAH HUTCHINSON
      Candidate for SGA President

       

      “It is essential to elect an SGA President who has a proven track record of getting things done. One who cares for and includes each and every student. One who is committed to serving you and improving campus. ... Read more

    24. Race for presidency heats up in South Carolina

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      This week’s South Carolina Primaries ended in landslide victories from the two leading candidates on the Democratic and Republican sides—Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Trump won with 32.5 percent of the vote, and all fifty of the Delegates, while Clinton eviscerated Bernie Sanders, winning 73.5 percent of the vote, and ... Read more

    25. A contentious battle in nominating a new Supreme Court Justice

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      The recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has turned into a political battle, with both parties fighting for their right to nominate a new candidate. Although President Obama still has a little less than eleven months left in office, Republicans are eager to push him out of office ... Read more

    26. Parsons Student Health Center to expand

      BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

      This year, Parsons is undergoing an expansion of its office space. This is due to several reasons, primarily the addition of a third counselor and the desire for a more accessible entrance. There will be three new counseling offices added to the front of Parsons. Currently the third counseling office ... Read more

    27. Cooking on campus

      BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      Tired of eating Easy Mac, ramen noodles, Cowan, and pizza? You’re not alone. It turns out several Centre students have come up with cheap, quick, fun and easy alternatives to the boring old standards.

      First year Haley Varnadoe has a stir-fry dish that she likes to cook when she has extra ... Read more

    28. CentOnion: DPS condemns use of military grade weaponry; “horrible idea”

      BY GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS EDITOR

      Amid criticism and outrage, Centre College’s Director of the Department of Public Safety Gary Bugg has reiterated his strong disapproval of accepting surplus military grade weaponry from the Danville Police Department (DPD).

      “It’s a horrible idea,” Bugg said, shoving an M-16A4 off of his desk while making room for another shipment ... Read more

    29. The spread of the Zika virus

      BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

      The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 109 cases of the Zika Virus in the United States. None of the cases are locally acquired; rather, all of them are travel-associated. There are, however, numerous cases of locally acquired cases in the United States’ territories including Puerto Rico ... Read more

    30. Student perspectives on major social issues

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      Students often say that Centre College is not the typical liberal arts college in terms of how liberal the minds of the students actually are. While being home to many out-of-state students, Centre has managed to retain a level of conservative attitudes that are unlike most other liberal arts colleges. ... Read more

    31. 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

    32. Men’s lacrosse starts season strong

      BY LAURA MCCANDLESS – STAFF WRITER

      Men’s Lacrosse has been a huge force since the program started, collecting two conference titles and having two NCAA tournament appearances to their name. This spring, they expect no less.

      “Our expectation is that we go out and win a conference championship and earn a birth to the NCAA tournament,” senior ... Read more

    33. ‘Vantage Point’ gears up for new submission season

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      Most publications at Centre are largely student-run, and Vantage Point is no exception. The publication is one that students do not hear about often, as only one issue is usually published every semester, but it is a great showcase for creativity for the students at Centre, whether it be writing ... Read more

    34. Centre Baseball flipping the script in 2016

      BY BROOKS HOLTON – SPORTS EDITOR

      It’s tough to sugarcoat a 7-28 season.

      In 2015, Centre Baseball felt the pain of playing in arguably the best Division III conference in the country, dropping back-to-back SAA Tournament games to be eliminated from postseason play. The competition will continue to challenge the Colonels in 2016, with conference foes Birmingham ... Read more

    35. Controversy amongst caucus and primary results

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      The recent Iowa Caucus results gave Americans their first results of the election cycle, and finished with minor controversy on both sides. For the Democrats, the results were unbelievably close, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton receiving 49.9 percent of the votes to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ 49.6 percent. ... Read more

    36. The ‘Hamilton’ phenomenon

      BY HAYLEY HOFFMAN – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

      How does the story of Alexander Hamilton go on and on, grow into more of a phenomenon? This question, asked in part by Aaron Burr halfway through the first act of the musical Hamilton, addresses what has been on the mind of many as of late.

      Hamilton, which tells the life story ... Read more

    37. 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

    38. Why going Greek may not be for you

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      As rush week winds down, and sororities and fraternities have finished welcoming their new brothers and sisters, most unaffiliated students are probably breathing a sigh of relief. The decision not to rush is never more keenly felt than during rush week, when Greek friends are absent and festivities are in ... Read more

    39. 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

    40. ‘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

    41. Last Time Around the Flame: Senior perspectives on their last semester

      BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

      Snow and emotions are swirling as Centre students recover from Centreterm break and find their routines for spring semester—many for the last time before graduating. Not only do the seniors face the usual stress of classes and extracurricular activities, but also questions of what the next step will be after ... Read more

    42. 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

    43. Annual performance of ‘The Vagina Monologues’

      BY MORGAN KING – COPY CHIEF

      On Feb. 10-11, Centre College Feminists in conjunction with DramaCentre performed Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.

      The Monologues are a collection of interviews from women with diverse backgrounds as recorded by Ensler. Some monologues are about a single woman, while others are pulled from the voices of many. Each highlights potentially ... Read more

    44. The popularity of anti-establishment candidates

      BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

      The recent New Hampshire primary produced some interesting results. While it was expected that presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump would do well, the fact that two anti-establishment candidates took home wins for the Republican and Democratic parties is quite an anomaly. These candidates have accumulated astounding amounts of ... Read more

    45. Hello From the Other Side: Centre Softball looks to ride 2015 momentum to the top half of the SAA

      BY BROOKS HOLTON – SPORTS EDITOR

      Every team has a game or two that gets away from them. For some, these losses can be minor setbacks in the grand scheme of a championship run. For the 2015 Centre Softball team, however, a couple more wins would have moved the 14-18, fifth-place Colonels into the top half ... Read more

    46. New Norton Center House Manager, Sarah Fall

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      Centre College students are familiar with the Norton Center for the Arts—or, at least, with the convocations it puts on regularly—but less so with what goes on behind the scenes of these events. Like with any major production or project, there is always someone in charge, making sure everything goes ... Read more

    47. Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial named as commencement speaker

      BY HAYLEY HOFFMAN – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

      This year’s commencement speaker will be Deborah Bial, founder and president of the Posse Foundation.

      Bial received her B.A. from Brandeis University, where she delivered the commencement address in 2012, and her M.A. and Ed.D. from Harvard University. She was honored with a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” for her work with Posse ... Read more

    48. Review: DramaCentre puts up ‘very moving’ production of ‘These Shining Lives’

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      DramaCentre set the bar high for theatrical productions this semester with a visually stunning Moby Dick, and an immersive student-run production of Dracula, so expectations were high for the fall play, Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives. The production, which ran Nov. 11-14, surpassed these high expectations by far, and left ... Read more

    49. Reaccreditation and QEP: Shaping the future of Centre

      BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

      Once every ten years, institutions belonging to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools must undergo a process of reaccreditation to affirm that they are qualified to grant degrees to graduating students. This includes a thorough examination of professors, their effectiveness in the classroom, and ensuring that they hold degrees ... Read more

    50. Fall Sports Roundup: Another great autumn for Centre Athletics

      BY BROOKS HOLTON – SPORTS EDITOR

      With the fall semester coming to a close, fall sports are also entering their final days. Tournaments are being held, conference champions are being crowned, and, if you’re lucky, seasons are extending with all eyes now being turned towards the dream of a National Championship that’s getting closer and closer ... Read more

    51. 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

    52. Deck the Walls: Decorating your dorm for the holidays

      BY CHANDLER GARLAND – STAFF WRITER

      With the passing of Halloween comes the beginning of the holiday season, and that means it’s time to tear down the spider webs and put up the tinsel.

      You can go all out like Beta Theta Pi and put a full-sized Christmas tree in your suite, house or Brockman, with a ... Read more

    53. 2015 Heisman Race: Tailbacks to take the trophy

      BY BEN DUNNING – STAFF WRITER

      As the second annual College Football Playoff fast approaches and promises to deliver another controversial selection day, the race for the Heisman Trophy is shaping up to be a very clear-cut decision in regards to what the victor’s position will be.

      For the first time since Bama’s Mark Ingram in 2009, ... Read more

    54. For some students, a hobby of Netflix binge-watching

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      Netflix.

      It’s safe to assume that the word doesn’t bring confusion or unfamiliarity—in fact, you are probably thinking about your favorite show to binge watch right now. Millions of subscribers consider watching Netflix religiously a hobby, and Centre College students are no exception.

      One would be hard-pressed to find a fellow student ... Read more

    55. 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

    56. We Elected Matt Bevin: What’s next?

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      On November 3, Republican Matt Bevin was elected Governor after defeating Democrat Jack Conway to take the historically liberal seat, held by Democrats for forty of the last 44 years. Bevin is a Tea Party Republican and businessman who built his campaign on pro-life, pro-gun, and pro-religious freedom ideals. He took ... Read more

    57. 2015 Kentucky election results ‘a headscratcher for many’

      BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

      The results of statewide elections in Kentucky could not have been predicted based upon the polls leading up to Election Day. Perhaps the most remarkable result was found in the gubernatorial race, where Republican Matt Bevin won the election by an 8.7% margin over his competitors, Democrat Attorney General Jack ... Read more

    58. Senior Heath Haden breaks multiple records in his final football season

      BY LAURA MCCANDLESS – STAFF WRITER

      On Saturday, November 7, during football’s “Senior Day” game against Rhodes College, quarterback and senior Heath Haden passed Brian Behrendt in becoming the program’s all-time leader in career passing touchdowns. This was not his first time in the record books, after breaking the school’s career passing yards record at Sewanee ... Read more

    59. The Final Countdown: Don’t let finals get you down

      BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

      November is a foreboding month for college students as term papers, presentations, and final exams loom just around the corner. The brief respite of Thanksgiving break often isn’t enough to curtail the campus-wide increase in stress and anxiety as the dreaded final week of the semester approaches. For many it ... Read more

    60. Are health concerns really driving proposed changes to campus smoking policy?

      BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

      Toward the end of October, the Student Government Association (SGA) held a Town Hall forum in Young 113 to discuss potential changes to the campus smoking policy. Currently, the policy states that smoking in buildings and near their entrances is prohibited.

      The proposed revision is to ban smoking on the main ... Read more

    61. Why baseball is a perfect metaphor for life in America

      BY HENRY NGUYEN – CENTO WRITER

      I can’t profess I am a big fan of baseball. Being born and bred in a vastly different culture, where taking timeouts and games lasting more than three hours are virtually unconceivable, baseball is simply not my cup of tea.

      At baseball games, the crowds are constantly moving. Instead of focusing ... Read more

    62. Photography: An easy artsy hobby

      BY CHANDLER GARLAND – STAFF WRITER

      Whether you major in physics or dramatic arts, your schedule is more than likely jam-packed with classes, homework, sports practices and meetings for student organizations. It is hard to find time to even sleep, let alone do the hobbies you love.

      Yet some pastimes are easier to incorporate into your daily ... Read more

    63. Centre Men’s Basketball embracing the process of success in 2015-2016 season

      BY BROOKS HOLTON – SPORTS EDITOR

      To say that the Centre College Men’s Basketball team has been on quite a run of late would be a gross understatement. With NCAA tournament appearances in seven of the last nine years, the SAA champion title for two of the last three years, and a preseason Top 25 ranking ... Read more

    64. Midseason Review: National Football League (NFL)

      BY BENJAMIN DUNNING – STAFF WRITER

      Entering Week 8 of the 2015-16 National Football League (NFL) season, the NFL has a record number of undefeated teams as New England, Green Bay, Carolina, Denver and Cincinnati all have 6-0 records.

      The Patriots and a suspension-free Tom Brady are the best team in the league going into Week 8, ... Read more

    65. Goodbye, Biden: Vice President concludes the window has closed on a 2016 run

      BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

      Last month’s announcement from Washington was music to the ears of Clinton supporters as Vice President Joe Biden confirmed he would not be running for President. Biden’s three month flirtation with entering the race came to an end October 21 as he delivered a candidate-worthy speech outlining the case he ... Read more

    66. Dr. Rodmon King joins Centre College staff

      BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

      On November 30, Centre officially adds Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & Diversity Initiatives Dr. Rodmon King to its outstanding faculty and staff listing.. His title is long, but it gives a glimpse into how much he has on his plate coming into the Centre community. Dr. King has previously ... Read more

    67. 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

    68. For Halloween, ‘Dracula’ provides ‘opportunity to become part of the performance’

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      Halloween weekend at Centre was full of fun events and great costumes, but no one on campus was busier than the cast and crew of Dracula: The Death of Nosferatu. The completely student-run production had two shows on Halloween night, both of which had a full house.

      “It’s been an adventure,” ... Read more

    69. Benghazi Hearing: Witch-hunt or waste of time?

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      On September 11, 2012, Islamic militants attacked the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans, and causing the attention of the nation to rest on the American government. During the eight-hour siege, the Americans in the consulate were forced to stand alone against the angry mob of Muslim Terrorists. After ... Read more

    70. 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

    71. 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

    72. Spooktacular DIY Costumes

      BY: CHANDLER GARLAND – STAFF WRITER

      Halloween is upon us once again. If you are going to celebrate this spooky holiday the right way you have to have one of the most crucial parts: a rocking costume.

      Now that we are older, costumes are more elaborate, more varied, and more expensive. The average pirate costume for a ... Read more

    73. Militant Social Justice Warrior Spends Fabulous Day at Keeneland Racecourse

      BY GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS EDITOR

      As is custom during the fall and spring semesters at Centre College, students make the trek to Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, the unwanted stepsister of the world famous Kentucky Churchill Downs. Though never quite warm enough, weekends at Keeneland become the battleground for students displaying the wealth they desperately wish ... Read more

    74. Kentucky’s Favorite Instrument: Why you should play the banjo

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      When you think of Bluegrass music, it’s impossible to not think of the banjo. The instrument is synonymous with the south and is making its way into popular music as folk and country music gain more popularity and are incorporated into other genres. Not only is it one of the ... Read more

    75. Senior Woody White wins world wake boarding championship

      BY LAURA MCCANDLESS – STAFF WRITER

      Throughout the past season, senior Woody White has amassed many national and international titles for his wake boarding career. Besides being a Centre student, he is the current United States National Champion in wake boarding and recently won the world championships in Portugal.

      Wake boarding, which consists of performing acrobatic maneuvers ... Read more

    76. Skip the headdress, grab a broomstick: Cultural appropriation and Halloween

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      Halloween: the season of pumpkin-spiced-everything, candy, and racially insensitive costumes. On the quest to find a costume that’s “funny” or “sexy” enough, some people cross a fine line when they appropriate other cultures into their costumes. This can be done in several different ways. There are blatantly racist costumes, which ... Read more

    77. Mass Shootings: How can they be stopped?

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      Last week, yet another tragic shooting occurred at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, killing ten and injuring seven. The gunman, Christopher Harper-Mercer, was a student at the school, and targeted Christians. The attack ended with Harper-Mercer taking his own life.

      This rhetoric is unfortunately becoming more and more common in ... Read more

    78. A New Fall Tradition: Raintree International Film Festival

      BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

      Fall is upon us here in Kentucky, and the staple activities of the season are in full swing. From corn mazes to hot cocoa, hayrides to haunted houses, there’s an autumn festivity for everyone to enjoy. A great addition to this year’s local fall fun is the Danville Community Arts ... Read more

    79. Global Affairs at Centre: Should the International Studies major Require more religion courses?

      BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

      In this year’s September issue of America, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the importance of an understanding of religion and global affairs.

      “I often say that if I headed back to college today, I would major in comparative religions rather than political science. That is because religious actors and ... Read more

    80. Centre College hosts gubernatorial debate

      BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

      As President Roush frequently tells us, “Centre College is a place where important conversations occur” and October 6 was no exception. Roughly 1,000 people packed into the Norton Center to watch Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Louisville businessman Matt Bevin debate the most important and pressing issues facing the ... Read more

    81. Seventieth United Nations General Assembly discusses Syrian refugees

      BY CHANDLER GARLAND – STAFF WRITER

      Beginning on September 25, the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly held its 70th meeting. The meeting opened with speeches from several world leaders, including representatives from the United States, Russia, China, France, among others. These opening comments set the tone for the rest of the sessions and debates for the ... Read more

    82. Centre welcomes back alums as fellows: Part II

      BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

      This year, Centre College has welcomed back several alums as fellows, where they will continue their professional development as working members of several of the College’s offices. Throughout the upcoming weeks, The Cento will chat with each of the new fellows about their new positions and how it feels to ... Read more

    83. Major League Baseball playoffs providing early drama

      BY BROOKS HOLTON – SPORTS EDITOR

      It’s officially fall. Breath in the crisp air. Watch the leaves transform into magical shades of yellow, red, and orange. Go buy Pumpkin Spice everything. All that cliché stuff. For fans of Major League Baseball (MLB), there’s only one thing at the top of your October to-do list: park yourself ... Read more

    84. Between Party Lines: The trials of an independent candidate

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      In a move that has become common in the current age of partisan politics, Centre’s gubernatorial debate left out one man that has become a recent contender in the race for governor—Drew Curtis. While this move is not altogether shocking, it does bring up the question: why can’t a man ... Read more

    85. 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

    86. 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

    87. 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

    88. Conway and Bevin square off in Gubernatorial Debate

      BY JARED THOMPSON – NEWS SECTION EDITOR

      Earlier tonight, individuals from various parts of the state and nation filed into Newlin Hall to see Attorney General Jack Conway square off against Matt Bevin in the latest of a series of debates in the 2015 Kentucky gubernatorial election.

      It goes without question that much was at stake in ... Read more

    89. Tips for dorm room workouts

      BY CHANDLER GARLAND – STAFF WRITER

      Staying fit is one of the key ways to live happily and healthily, especially on campus. Yet we all struggle with finding a sufficient amount of time to devote to fitness.

      If you’re anything like me, you’ll tell yourself in the middle of the day that tonight is the night you ... Read more

    90. Bringing Reality T.V. to Politics: The commercialization of presidential debates

      BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

      Last month, Fox News broke records with their coverage of “Round One” of the Republican Primary debates with 25.1 million viewers tuning in every minute, making it the highest-rated non-sports program in cable history. Compared to the primary debates of 2012, which attracted a few million at best, the people ... Read more

    91. A familiar Centre Football face steps into a new role

      BY BROOKS HOLTON – SPORTS EDITOR

      In 2014, Nate Letton played his final season of competitive football, leading a Centre College defense that held opponents to 19.6 points per game and racking up 41 individual tackles from the linebacker position—second most on the team.

      This fall, his Saturdays are spent a little differently. He traded his helmet ... Read more

    92. Fitness Favoritism: Student-athletes before students

      BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

      Many Centre students have been in an uproar in light of recent developments concerning the popular Combo-Mix Aerobics class. The turmoil began when a campus-wide email was sent out stating that the class had been moved out of the Sutcliffe aerobics studio and into the small racquetball court in the ... Read more

    93. Get Centred: A haven of peace

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      Have you ever felt so overwhelmed with your workload that you just wanted to get some peace? When you are in the middle of the worst semester in your life you may not think you can get relief from everything bogging you down, while the solution to that never-ending stress ... Read more

    94. First-year Kate Spencer leads nation in Quarter Horseback Riding

      BY LAURA MCCANDLESS – STAFF WRITER

      Kate Spencer has been around quarter horses, the most popular breed in the United States, her whole life.

      “My mom rode and she and my dad are both big into horses so I’ve been riding since I could walk,” Spencer said, “but really competing since I was five or ... Read more

    95. Belligerent Alumnus Angered Nevin Hall No Longer Moral Wasteland

      BY GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS EDITOR

      Citing glorious days of untold vandalism, flame runs, and endemic stench, Centre College graduate and veteran of Nevin Hall William Withers was outraged this homecoming weekend to find the building he once called home inhabited by men and women alike.

      “I’m livid,” the 1981 graduate said, after shot-gunning his ninth beer ... Read more

    96. 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

    97. 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

    98. Homecoming Weekend 2015 promises big music acts, abundant athletic events

      BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

      From class reunions to a swimming and diving Meet and alumni baseball game to ELO and Electric Light Orchestra Part II and Ben Sollee concerts, this Homecoming weekend promises to be exciting. Starting on Thursday evening and ending Sunday afternoon, there will be activities and events for both alumni and current ... Read more

    99. Danville natives drive Centre athletics

      BY BEN DUNNING – STAFF WRITER

      There are many reasons that a prospective college student would want to be a Colonel. From prestigious academics and esteemed professors to the opportunity to receive a renowned education in Boyle County or almost any abroad location you could desire, Centre attracts a diverse crowd from a wide variety of ... Read more

    100. Fall for Fall: Things to do this autumn

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      The leaves have begun to pepper the ground around campus and the weather is cooling down, and that can only mean one thing: fall, the season of Halloween, sweater weather, and pumpkin spiced lattes is here.

      “Fall is my favorite season by far,” sophomore Zoe Doubles said.

      “I love the colors of ... Read more

    101. Drama students react to ‘Assassins’

      BY LAURA HUMBLE – ARTS & LEISURE EDITOR

      Earlier this year, DramaCentre announced they will produce Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins as the spring term musical.

      Assassins depicts the group of men and women who have either successfully assassinated or unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate former presidents of the United States. The show opened off Broadway in 1990, and, after ... Read more

    102. Centre welcomes back alums as fellows: Part I

      BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

      This year, Centre College has welcomed back several alums as fellows, where they will continue their professional development as working members of several of the College’s offices. Throughout the upcoming weeks, The Cento will chat with each of the new fellows about their new positions and how it feels to ... Read more

    103. A new ‘Odyssey’ for journalism?

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      This year, Centre was given its branch of The Odyssey, an online publication created by the students, for the students. Thus started our “Odyssey” into college students’ and millennials’ new favorite Buzzfeed-esque website. While their stories are relatable, they are not intended to be much more than a commentary on ... Read more

    104. 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

    105. 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

    106. Fall Sports Preview: Centre Volleyball aims to carry over late-season run into 2015

      BY BROOKS HOLTON – SPORTS EDITOR

      September 4, Marietta, Ohio. The Centre College Volleyball team has just dropped the opening game of the season in five sets to Union College (Ky.). It is a disappointing moment – no team wants to start the year 0-1 – but a moment the Colonels could look back on at ... Read more

    107. DramaCentre brings alum adaptation of “Moby Dick” to the stage

      BY CHANDLER GARLAND – STAFF WRITER

      For this fall’s family weekend play, the DramaCentre selected an adaptation of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick written and directed by Centre alumnus Ian Frank. Frank graduated from Centre College in 2004 with a degree in Dramatic Arts and then went on to receive an M.F.A. in Directing from the Theatre ... Read more

    108. First-Year Students Tremble in Fear as President Roush Stares into Their Souls

      BY GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS EDITOR

      The beginning of the school year is always an emotional time for students of Centre College, a small liberal arts institution in Danville, Kentucky. A time of reunion, regrouping, and reinvigoration, August at Centre also sees the induction of a new class, and every year that class is treated to ... Read more

    109. Fall Sports Preview: #19 Centre Football team looks to remake history In 2015

      BY BEN DUNNING – STAFF WRITER

      Last season, Centre Football boasted arguably the greatest team in program history consistently dominating their competition en route to an undefeated 10-0 regular season record and a coveted NCAA Tournament bid. Records were broken, accolades were collected and many a play was celebrated on a weekly basis. One question on ... Read more

    110. 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

    111. Student Judiciary report: new conduct policy, previous cases

      BY SARA MORENCY

      The Student Judiciary is a group of juniors and seniors elected by the student body to uphold and maintain the highest degree of academic honesty and social policy. As page 95 in the student handbook reports, “The panel’s purpose is to determine responsibility or lack of responsibility and to recommend sanctions for the ... Read more

    112. New creative writing professor Azita Osanloo joins English department

      BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      With the addition of a new professor this academic term, Centre’s creative writing department is hoping to continue with the program’s expansion. The creative writing department currently offers a wide-variety of courses, from crafting non-fiction to poetry, that have become increasingly popular through the years.

      According to English professor Daniel Manheim, ... Read more

    113. 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

    114. Fall Sports Preview: Field Hockey’s SAA-defending champions look ahead to 2015 season

      BY LAURA MCCANDLESS – STAFF WRITER

      Centre College’s Field Hockey team has made it to the SAA Championship and received an NCAA tournament bid for the past two years, winning the SAA Championship against Rhodes College 4-3 last year and securing their first SAA tournament title.

      The team is smaller this year than it has been in ... Read more

    115. Assistant Professor Johann Van Niekerk joins music department

      At the beginning of the academic year, Centre College welcomed Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Johann Van Niekerk to the music department to fill the position left open by H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Music Emeritus Dr. Barbara Hall after she retired last year. Dr. Hall spent 35 years teaching music ... Read more

    116. Fall Sports Preview: Men’s Soccer finds their rhythm at beginning of the season

      BY LAURA MCCANDLESS – STAFF WRITER

      Men’s Soccer at Centre College has always had a strong team dynamic. The players all get along with each other on and off the field and have good time whether in or out of season.

      “Our team plays to the best of our ability when we’re just having fun,”senior and team ... Read more

    117. To-Go Boxes: Switching Practicality for Sustainability

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      A few weeks ago, Centre Dining Services announced their intentions to implement a new, sustainable take-out service. This service aims to eliminate the previous system of using Styrofoam and Polystyrene disposable boxes, and create a new system of eco-friendly boxes that we can buy for three dollars then bring back ... Read more

    118. Blast from the Past: Norton Center brings nostalgic performances to Centre

      BY SHRUTI SHANKAR RAM – STAFF WRITER

      Performances at the Norton Center for the Arts are always a delight for students to watch, and those lined up for the 2015-2016 year will not disappoint. This year’s series promises to be one of the most diverse arrays of performances yet, with acts ranging from dance troupes to ... Read more

    119. Offices change locations around campus

      BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

      If you have wandered to Boles Hall expecting to find the finance office and have been met by the welcoming admissions staff, this is why: they swapped buildings. Over the summer, a great effort was put forth to switch almost 35 offices from Boles Hall to Horky House and vice ... Read more

    120. New semester sees new changes around campus

      BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

      If you walk into the Facilities Management building on campus, you will see a large whiteboard with a list of 13 projects and the word “DONE” next to each in all capital letters. This summer proved to be quite busy for all those in the office as campus was buzzing ... Read more

    121. U.S.-Iranian Nuclear Agreement: Deal or Dud?

      BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

      For the past several months, there have been widely publicized talks in the United States surrounding a deal to lift sanctions on Iran if they give up the materials to maintain their nuclear program. This deal is largely beneficial for the United States and the world as a whole, as ... Read more

    122. 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

    123. Fifth Sorority to be Added to Campus

      BY SHRUTI SHANKAR RAM – STAFF WRITER

      It’s no secret that Centre College is proud of its Greek Community, recently ranked number eight on the Best College Reviews’ 50 Best Colleges for Greek Life in the country. Rumors began to circle last year that a new sorority may be joining Centre’s campus and students recently learned ... Read more

    124. Fall Sports Preview: Men’s and Women’s Cross Country ready to do more with less in 2015 campaign

      BY BROOKS HOLTON – SPORTS EDITOR

      Habit: A settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. When applied to the Centre College cross-country team, this definition is only half true. Yes, the men’s team is coming off their third-straight SAA title and is ranked third in the opening U.S. Track ... Read more

    125. Fall Sports Preview: Women’s Soccer team looks to build on 2014 momentum

      BY BEN DUNNING – STAFF WRITER

      After a historic 2014 season, the Centre women’s soccer team is primed and ready to make history yet again in 2015. Last year, the Colonels finished their season with a 16-6-3 record. Following up an SAA Championship and a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight, the 2015 team enters the ... Read more

    126. First-Year Residence Halls to be Coeducational starting in fall 2015

      BY MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

      For years now, Centre College used Nevin Hall as a first-year men’s residence hall, but soon that is all set to change. Beginning next fall, all first-year residences halls will be coeducational.

      This new model comes after many months of exploratory questions on what to do about the growing ... Read more

    127. Sarah Hayhurst Ends Historic First-Year Diving Season

      BY JOHN WYATT – SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

      Both Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving at Centre College earned tremendous success as of late — both at an individual and team level.

      The men recently earned 2nd place overall at the Southern Atlantic Athletic (SAA) Conference Championships, while the women earned the 3rd spot overall.

      One individual who made ... Read more

    128. SGA elections come to a close

      BY NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

      Each year, a handful of students attempt to take on roles as members of the Student Government Association (SGA). This year was no different than any other; some positions ran unopposed and other positions ran in fierce campaigns against their peers.

      Junior Kaitlin Parrish ran for President of the Student Senate ... Read more

    129. Danville Community Arts Center Showcases the Art of Video Games

      BY THOMAS SACCENTE — STAFF WRITER

      For decades, video games revolutionized popular culture and became ingrained in the public consciousness. From the early hits of the 1970’s such as Pong and Space Invaders to the multi-million selling powerhouse game franchises of today like Mario and Grand Theft Auto, video games offer people of all ages a ... Read more

    130. Until the Whistle Blows: Farewell Predictions

      BY ALEX MULHALL – STAFF WRITER

      If you’re reading this, you probably already know that this is the last issue of the Cento for the current staff. If you didn’t know that, I’m sorry for bursting your bubble.

      There are a lot of games and sports moments yet to occur before the beginning of next year, when ... Read more

    131. Ecotourism: a new opportunity to see the world

      BY MORGAN KING — STAFF WRITER

      As the semester winds down, the plans surrounding your summer vacation might be replacing your research paper in the forefront of your mind. If you are still formulating ideas for fun this summer, then ecotourism might just be the thing for you.

      Ecotourism is defined by The International Ecotourism Society to ... Read more

    132. 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

    133. College Students/Staff Shocked to Learn Not Everything They Read is True

      BY GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS SECTION EDITOR

      The college community of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky is reeling from recent allegations of their school newspaper publishing articles that are “purely fictional and does not necessarily reflect views of the or Centre College.”

      The College’s newspaper, The Cento, began a new recurring feature this year with the ... Read more

    134. Germanwings Crash: A Word on Terrorism

      BY GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS SECTION EDITOR

      Few people can imagine worse things than murder or suicide. For some, there is no moral or ethical distinction between the two. Still fewer could imagine these two things occurring 39,000 feet in the air. And perhaps no one can fathom the tragedy of involving 149 other people.

      Yet, this ... Read more

    135. 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

    136. Eventful March Madness Comes to an Exciting End

      BY ALEX MULHALL – STAFF WRITER

      The best time of the year officially came to an end. College basketball will not grace our hearts or TVs for another six months. It is indeed a sad time for all.

      Well, almost everyone. Duke University Blue Devils fans have another six months to revel in championship bliss. Led by ... Read more

    137. In the Rotation: Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly

      BY JOHN WYATT — SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

      Throughout the history of music, there are moments where artists tap into some force or state of mind that produces something truly special; something that fundamentally alters and shifts the culture and latches onto people on multiple levels. Kendrick Lamar’s third album (second major label release) To Pimp A Butterfly ... Read more

    138. Germanwings flight 9525 crashes in french alps

      BY THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

      On March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525 departed from Barcelona-El Prat Airport in Spain at 10:01 a.m. Central European Time (CET). It was due to arrive at Dusseldorf Airport in Germany by 11:39 a.m. CET, a quick routine flight from one part of Europe to another. However, as it was ... Read more

    139. Friendzone: The Point of No Return?

      BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

      Being rejected sucks. But the worst kind of rejection is when it comes from your own friends. Our generation came up with a term for this particular kind of rejection in a romantic setting – the ‘friendzone.’

      It is commonly known that people that complain about being in the friendzone more ... Read more

    140. Centre College holds annual RICE Symposium

      BY MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      This year, Centre hosted the 8th annual Research, Internship, and Creative Endeavors (RICE) Symposium, which allowed students the opportunity to present on research or experiences in which they participated. The event began under the direction of former Centre professor of Sociology Dr. Sarah Goodrum with input from Dean Stephanie Fabritius.

      Seventy-four ... Read more

    141. 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

    142. SGA campaign marked by new ideas and strategies

      BY: THE SGA DEBATE COMMITTEE

      The 2015 election cycle is characterized by a healthy synthesis of the political game Centre is accustomed to, as well as departure from the expected norms.

      For the first time in recent institutional memory, candidate for SGA President Gray Whitsett and candidate for SGA Speaker of the House Ross Larson chose to ... Read more

    143. 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

    144. 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

    145. Men’s Baseball Perseveres Despite Season Struggles

      BY MICHELLE KIM – CENTO WRITER

      The Centre Men’s Baseball team began their season with several snow-induced cancellations as well as some stiff competition from nationally ranked teams. The Colonels fell 8-2 against the Rhodes College Lynxes, ranked 14Read more

    146. Students return outside in lieu of warmer weather

      BY MICHELLE KIM–CENTO WRITER

      Now that the snow has melted and it is no longer crucial to put on seven layers of clothing just to get to class, students are rediscovering old hobbies that went into hibernation during the cold winter. They are replacing their sleds with hammocks and their Bean boots with Chacos. Spring is well ... Read more

    147. Iconic ZZ Top ready to rock and roll at Centre

      BY MORGAN KING–STAFF WRITER

      On Fri., March 21, the Norton Center for the Arts will be hosting a sold-out show for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends ZZ Top.

      The show, originally scheduled for Homecoming Weekend, was postponed after co-lead vocalist Dusty Hill sustained an injury falling from the tour bus. The rock group, however, did ... Read more

    148. America’s Summer Movie Line Up

      BY THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

      The American film industry is a business that works almost exclusively on a yearly cycle. The seasons are a defining factor for what movies get released at what times, and this formula continues as a staple of the industry for decades. For example, the beginning of the year is always ... Read more

    149. Students Offer Insights Into Alternative Spring Break

      BY IRINI BROM – CENTO WRITER

      Spring break — the short-lived break we receive each year where, for one whole week, thinking about school is taboo and doing homework is forbidden. Usually for this break, students jet off to the hottest beach or the nearest college town to participate in debauchery so creative that even Captain ... Read more

    150. In the Rotation: Drake surprises fans with new mixtape

      BY JOHN WYATT — SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

      Besides maybe Kanye West, there are very few rappers that are as polarizing as Drake. Depending on who you talk to, chances are you’ll either get a joke about him crying over a girl and/or Degrassi, or they’ll argue to the death that he is the greatest in the ... Read more

    151. In the Rotation: Big Sean’s newest LP Dark Sky Paradise marks improvement

      BY JOHN WYATT–SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

      My relationship with Big Sean’s music is turbulent at best. More often than not, he puts out mediocre songs filled with mediocre verses and rhymes. Most hip-hop fans seem to share some amount of disdain for him, but somehow he still manages to find his way through the mainstream, getting baffling cosigns ... Read more

    152. Greek Students Dismayed to Find Their Big/Little “Not Perfect”

      BY GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS SECTION EDITOR

      The longstanding tradition of having a ‘big’ and ‘little’ is central to being a member of a fraternity and sorority, creating a bond between Greek members that can often transcend brotherhood or sisterhood. For many, it’s one of the closest bonds to be formed during their college years.

      Recently, however, ... Read more

    153. Women’s Tennis Fights Through Middle of Conference Schedule

      BY KINSEY HISLE – COPY CHIEF

       

      The Women’s Tennis team began their season against stiff Division II competition, but is currently 2-3 for their season so far.

      The women began their season during CentreTerm break in Orlando, FL with two matches against the Southeastern University Fire and the Florida Institute of Technology Panthers. The team lost both ... Read more

    154. 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

    155. 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

    156. Spring edition of Vantage Point to continue legacy of Writing

      BY THOMAS SACCENTE–STAFF WRITER

      Since its inception in 1969, the student literary magazine Vantage Point played a critical role in the Centre College community. Vantage Point provides student writers with the opportunity to display their work, be they casual writers or students who seek to make a career out of it. Being able to see their ... Read more

    157. Benjamin Netanyahu addresses congress

      BY MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      On March 3, Prime Minister of Israel and Likud party member Benjamin Netanyahu took to the Congressional floor to deliver a speech. He approached the United States to continue current discussions and conversations about the potential for Iran to obtain offensive nuclear capabilities.

      The background to his speech is a bit ... Read more

    158. 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

    159. Senior week debate continues

      BY NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

      Early this semester, seniors received an email outlining the new policy enacted by the Student Life Office (SLO) regarding Senior Week guests. According to the new policy, no underclassmen will be allowed on campus during Senior Week. This differs from the old policy, which states that each senior is allowed ... Read more

    160. Golf Teams Succeed Despite Obstacles

      BY MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

       

      The Centre Men’s and Women’s Golf team began their spring season in good spirits despite weather and injury setbacks. Both the Men’s and Women’s team finished off strong in the fall and hope to build of past success as they work their way through the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) conference.

      The ... Read more

    161. Cowan portion sizes generate stir on campus

      BY MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      On Feb. 6, a campus wide email was sent to all students titled “Portioning of Food in Cowan.” Sent by General Manager of Centre College Dining Services Michael Nagorka, the email focused on potential gender bias in food distribution. The email stated that “It has recently been brought to my ... Read more

    162. J.H. Atkins announces plans to retire

      BY MORGAN KING – CENTO WRITER

      After beginning his work as a busboy in seventh grade to moving on to spend over 40 years in dedicated service in education, as a teacher, principal, and role model, Assistant Vice President and Associate Professor of Education James “J.H” Atkins recently announced his retirement as Assistant Vice Principal and ... Read more

    163. The Digital Revolution Meets The Cento

      BY IRINI BROM – CENTO WRITER

      The Cento printed its very last paper issue ever two weeks ago. If you wish to read The Cento today, you can find it online on The Cento’s website through the link on the Centre website or by simply googling, “The Cento.” Even this very article will only be accessible ... Read more

    164. 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

    165. United States to begin sale of armed drones

      BY NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

      On February 17, 2015, the United States announced it would allow the export of armed military drones to allied countries, following in the footsteps of China. The State Department said that only certain governments with specific requirements would be allowed to buy military drone technology. This technology is useful for ... Read more

    166. Men’s Track and Field Begin an Optimistic Season

      BY JOHN WYATT – SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

      Riding off a narrow second place finish in 2014 for the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) championship, Centre College Men’s Track and Field team enters the 2015 season incredibly optimistic, and with clear target in sight.

      “Going into the season, the team had common goal. Coach Owens, after lots of ... Read more

    167. Tanking: Tried, But Not True

      BY ALEX MULHALL – STAFF WRITER

      In 1990, the National Basketball Association (NBA) updated their Draft Lottery system, which gave the teams with the worst records a better chance at selecting the number one pick. The team with the worst record has a 25 percent chance of selecting the coveted number one ball, thereby ensuring a ... Read more

    168. Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline continues to generate controversy

      BY THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

      Oil is a resource that forms a critical facet of not just American society, but societies around the world. Although fuel prices dwindled in recent months and car companies became more aggressive in their production and advertisement of more fuel-efficient vehicles, the search for reliable sources of oil continues. The ... Read more

    169. Until the Whistle Blows: Ranking the top Football Movies

      BY ALEX MULHALL – STAFF WRITER

      Every once in a while, some of my friends and I will get into a very passionate debate over which sports movie is the greatest sports movie. There are never any criteria to these arguments, and whenever someone forgets that there are no criteria and attempts to instill some criteria, ... Read more

    170. CentOnion: Student Life Office Announces the End of ‘No-Bake Wednesdays’

      BY GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS SECTION EDITOR

      In a stunning decision by the Centre College Student Life Office (SLO), the College administration announced plans to end the beloved ‘No-Bake Wednesday’ tradition so many students adore.

      The decision was communicated via a campus wide email to the student body last Thursday, stating that while the administration acknowledges the ... Read more

    171. Men’s Tennis Look to Improve Despite Early Season Struggles

      BY JOHN WYATT – SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

      Along with several other springtime sports, the Men and Women’s Tennis team is already well into their season.

      So far, the Men had a rough start. They lost their first three matches against the Bellarmine University Knights, the Piedmont College Lions, and the Sewanee University of the South Tigers, setting ... Read more

    172. 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

    173. Language applications offer new possibilities to Centre students

      BY MORGAN KING — STAFF WRITER

      Is there a tried and true way to learn a language? Countless times you have heard friends who lived with host families while in Merida, Mexico, or Strasbourg, France, talk about their “awesome immersion experience” in a language and wondered if you too could learn that quickly — and you ... Read more

    174. Let it Snow: Centre Makes A Tough Call

      BY IRINI BROM – CENTO WRITER

      Whether you prefer getting bronzed on a beach in the Bahamas or appreciate freezing to death in the icy tundra, it cannot be denied that only a short while ago, Centre College faced something that was nothing short of a “snowmagedon.” On Mon., Feb. 16, the College cancelled its classes, ... Read more

    175. Rivals: Easily the Worst Best Friend You Will Ever Make

      BY CAMERON MILLER – CENTO WRITER 

      I hate my rivals, but not because of the reasons you might think. I hate them, because they are like me. They are more like me than I am ever comfortable with, and I think I know why.

      Before I explain my theory, I need to first define of what a ... Read more

    176. What Has the Student Government Association Been Up To?

      BY IRINI BROM – CENTO WRITER

      Let’s talk about something completely uncontroversial, unanimously loved, and irrevocably revered — the government. And not just any government: Centre’s on-campus government, also known as the Student Government Association (or SGA). What is SGA exactly? What does it do? What is its purpose?

      “SGA, per our constitution, exists to ‘enhance the ... Read more

    177. 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

    178. Centre students commit to service amidst busy schedules

      BY THOMAS SACCENTE — STAFF WRITER

      Over 85 percent of Centre students volunteer for community service on a regular basis, all of whom are taking time from their busy schedules to help the public in ways both big and small, leaving a truly lasting impression on the community in the process.

      However, what sets Centre apart from ... Read more

    179. Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen to speak on May 24

      By Sarah Cornett – Editor-in-Chief

      This year, Centre’s Commencement speaker will be Kentucky’s own Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen.

      Lieutenant Governor Luallen was sworn in on Nov. ... Read more

    180. Deferred recruitment: Is it right for you?

      By IRINI BROM – CENTO WRITER

       

      Sometimes it’s just not your choice: your grades aren’t where you want them to be, your finances at the time don’t really permit it, or it’s just not a good fit into your already hectic life.

      Read more

    181. Swimming and Diving Excel at Conference

      By John Wyatt- Sports Section Editor

      Centre College’s Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams recently returned from the Southern Atlantic Athletic (SAA) Conference Championships, concluding one of the longest athletic seasons at Centre.

      Read more

    182. Letter From the Editor: A final love letter to print

      By SARAH CORNETTEDITOR-IN-CHIEF

      Dear Cento Readers:

      This past October marked 126 years since the first Editor-in-Chief Lucien V. Rule (Class of 1893) founded The Cento. At the beginning, Read more

    183. Charlie Hebdo makes a strong return to print

      By Thomas Saccente – Staff Writer

      Provocative French satire magazine, Charlie Hebdo, continues to make headlines around the world in the wake of a massive controversy surrounding an attack on their offices. The attack took place ... Read more

    184. 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

    185. Historic home moves to campus

      By Nicole Pottinger – Staff Writer

      On Jan. 20, the Centre College community celebrated the moving of a house from Fifth Street to Walnut Street, alongside Greek Row.

      This move was not only highly anticipated, ... Read more

    186. Tales of a Novice Crafter: The art of painting wine bottles

      By Nicole Pottinger – Staff Writer

      I consider myself a novice when it comes to most forms of art; including, but not limited to, musical instruments, dance, and any sort of painting or coloring that does not have little numbers inside shapes to tell me the ... Read more

    187. 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

    188. In the Rotation: Joey Bada$$’s B4.DA.$$

      BY JOHN WYATT – SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

      For a genre that is becoming increasingly progressive and experimental, there is a strong desire among large contingencies of hip-hop fans to return to “real” hip-hop or, more specifically, 90’s East Coast rap.

      Read more

    189. Until the Whistle Blows: The Weight of Perfection

      By ALEX MULHALL – STAFF WRITER

      Perfection” is a word that gets thrown around a lot when talking about sports – too much, probably.

      No matter how unwilling you are to admit it, Michael ... Read more

    190. Films of 2014 to be honored at Academy Awards

      By Morgan King- Staff Writer

      From historical features like Selma to creative masterpieces like Boyhood, the film industry is offering great pieces just in time for ... Read more

    191. Lincoln Scholars Program to be established at Centre

      By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      As of a recent anonymous donation, a new scholars program joins the ranks of the existing Brown Fellows Program, Posse Program, Bonner Scholars Program, and incoming Grissom Scholars Program. Named the Lincoln Scholars Program, this scholarship opportunity seeks to financially ... Read more

    192. Men’s Basketball Steamrolls the Competition

      By JOHN WYATT – SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

      Men’s Basketball is a strong athletic tradition at Centre College, and this year’s team is playing like a well-oiled machine.

      The Colonels are coming off a strong ... Read more

    193. Editorial Board: Call for Senior Week discussion

      Editorial Board

      On Feb. 12, Kendrick Durham emailed the senior class with a tersely titled email: “Important Announcement Regarding Senior Week.” In the body of the email, Durham briefly explained changes made to the Senior Week guest policy, namely, that no guests could stay during Senior Week. ... Read more

    194. A Bad Call or Something More? The Superbowl Conspiracy

      By Alex Mulhall – Staff Writer

      Down four points with under a minute to go, the Seattle Seahawks found themselves on the one-yard line with a chance to make Super Bowl history.

      Marshawn Lynch, one of ... Read more

    195. Track and Field/Cross Country Head Coach Wins KTCCA Awards

      By JOHN WYATT –  SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

      Even before the season opener for Men’s Track and Field, the Centre College’s Track and Field/Cross Country teams already had a good year. The Men’s and Women’s Track and Field coach, Lisa Owens, attended the 2014 Kentucky Track ... Read more

    196. Editorial Board: New information on Senior Week Discussion

      By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

      On February 13, every member of the senior class received an email notifying them of a policy change regarding senior week activities. Citing chronic damages and misconduct, Kendrick Durham, speaking on behalf of the Student Life Office, explained that seniors would no longer be allowed to have guests during senior week.

      Angered at both ... Read more

    197. Boko Haram Acts of Terror and Violence Increase

      By JARED THOMPSON – NEWS SECTION EDITOR

      In recent months, and particularly since the beginning of 2015, the threat of Boko Haram has magnified to a previously unparalleled height.

      Headlines of various massacres and attacks have dotted cable ... Read more

    198. Experts Discover Abraham Lincoln Conceived at Centre

      By GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS SECTION EDITOR

      In a stunning new historical development, Centre College administrative experts have determined, independent of the modern academic community, that the sixteenth president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was conceived on what are now the footsteps of Old Centre.

      Read more

    199. 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

    200. Norton Center hosts Japanese Winter Plum Festival

      By Adam Falluji—Staff Writer

      This week 30 delegates from the Yamaguchi Prefectural University, Centre’s partner university for study abroad destination in Japan, will come to Danville, KY, to participate in the Japanese Winter Plum Festival at the Norton Center for the Arts.

      Read more

    201. 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

    202. An Eye for an Eye: ISIS and Jordan’s Response

      By ADAM JOHNSON – CENTO WRITER

      ISIS is considered to be a blight on the Middle East, a blight that has origins in one of the world’s largest religions. Fortunately, that origin is baffling for many who follow Islam personally.

      Read more

    203. Grecian elections bring far left to power

      By Mary Burger – Staff Writer

      Elections can radically alter the political landscape within a country. This was recently seen on Jan. 25 when the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) party won the Grecian election.

      Read more

    204. Harper Lee to release rediscovered manuscript

      By Thomas Saccente – Staff Writer

      Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is considered by many to be the seminal American novel. Written in 1960, the novel juxtaposes growing up in a small southern town during ... Read more

    205. Theatre Collaboration Produces In the Event of My Death

      By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

      This spring, DramaCentre will be producing one of the most unique theatre pieces it has ever realized. The play, In the Event of My Death, brings together Centre’s Dramatic Arts department with playwright Lindsay Joy, a New Jersey native, in a personal and intense collaboration.

      The show follows a group of ... Read more

    206. First-year Molly Holder skates to success

      By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      First-year Molly Holder has spent the majority of the past eleven years of her life on the ice. After being an attendant of different roller skating birthday parties, the Louisville native decided to try a different pair of skates. Holder’s passion for figure skating ... Read more

    207. Ohio State Buckeyes win first-ever College Football Playoff

      By JOHN WYATT – SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

      The 2014-2015 season in college football saw the first-ever College Football Playoffs. The new postseason tournament has four teams play in two semifinal games, with the two winners advancing to the championship game. In an effort to keep the bowl games relevant within the new system, the current playoff ... Read more

    208. To Rush or Not to Rush

      By IRINI BROM – CENTO WRITER

      The decision to rush or not to rush is one that seems to weigh heavily on the minds of most first-years that cross the threshold into Centre’s campus. The Centre College Greek Community graciously pushes the process of formal recruitment back an entire semester with the hopes of alleviating some of ... Read more

    209. Five of the Best Rap Albums Which Transformed 2014

      By JOHN WYATT – SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

      Another year, another 365 days of good music. Here are five rap projects that came out in 2014 that you should definitely give a listen to.

      5. Schoolboy Q—Read more

    210. Kentucky Seeks to Change Gas Tax Rate

      By STEWART COARD – CENTO WRITER

      The Kentucky General Assembly will be considering the suspension of a gasoline tax cut scheduled for Apr. 1.

      Multiple state officials, over the past year, have raised concerns that a state-imposed excise tax on gasoline will not be able to properly fund public works ... Read more

    211. Classic Hobbies back in Style: Students Hooked on Knitting and Crocheting

      By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

      Knitting crochet, sewing, and needlepoint are growing pastimes amongst the Centre student body.

      “Right now I’ve got, like, eight projects going… I’m working on two blankets, two scarves, I just finished a pair of socks and I’m about to start a sweater on Friday,” senior and expert knitter Olivia Kernekin said.

      Kernekin, ... Read more

    212. 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

    213. Grad school advice for seniors

      By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      As seniors get closer to May, discussions on the “next step” become more and more frequent. In the past, most students went straight into the workforce, but now conversations make it appear to worried seniors that a bachelor’s degree is simply not enough. There ... Read more

    214. CentreTerm provides new learning opportunities for students

      By CHADWICK CARTER – STAFF WRITER

      For much of the year, students at Centre divide their time between school, social life, athletics, and occasionally, sleep. Apparently it’s quite stressful. In the fall and spring semesters, the average student takes four academic classes. This means, within a given day, the already-cluttered student brain is forced to switch ... Read more

    215. 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

    216. Womack Brings Grammy-Nominated Performance to Weisiger Theatre

      By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

      Lee Ann Womack has performed at the concert for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, at Maya Angelou’s Celebration of Joy Rising Memorial concert, for multiple Presidents, and sung award-winning duets with Willie Nelson and George Strait. To add to her repertoire, she has now performed live at Weisiger Theatre in ... Read more

    217. The benefits of taking a gap year

      By MICHELLE KIMCENTO WRITER

      There is a common misconception in our society that faster is better. For this reason, elementary and middle school students skip grade levels, high school students take the most AP classes to opt out of college courses, and college students take the most amount of credits possible, ... Read more

    218. The impact of Obama’s executive action on immigration in America

      By NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

      The United States, known as a “melting pot” of ethnicities, races, and cultures, should theoretically have one of the strongest immigration policies of the Western world. However, in the three-branch structure of Congress, important pieces of legislature can be held up due to disagreements not only between ... Read more

    219. A Bittersweet Homecoming

      By JOHN WYATT – SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

      The summer leading up to this National Basketball Association (NBA) season was a crazy one. When news broke that Lebron James, arguably the best player in the NBA, was leaving the dynasty he helped create in the Miami Heat, fans, journalists, and teams all felt the shock of the ... Read more

    220. Students Return from Semester Abroad; Friends Not Happy

      By GRAY WHITSETTOPINIONS SECTION EDITOR

      Centre College has long set the standard across the country for study abroad programs. From China to England, students who attend the small liberal arts college in central Kentucky can choose between eight different semester abroad programs that provide travelers with a ... Read more

    221. 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

    222. Centre Cheerleaders promote school spirit at games

      By KINSEY HISLECOPY CHIEF

      We are CC!”

      Ringing out over the enthusiastic fans, pep band music, and the crunch of football tackles are the Centre Cheerleaders promoting spirit and excitement for the Colonels and the fans. ... Read more

    223. Jacobs Museum showcases Deaf History in Danville

      By THOMAS SACCENTESTAFF WRITER

      The Deaf culture in America is an undeniably distinct community that has made astonishing contributions to American culture as a whole. Nowhere are these historic accomplishments more apparent than in Danville’s very own Jacobs Hall Museum.

      Read more

    224. Students offer Thanksgiving traditions for break

      By MICHELLE KIMCENTO WRITER

      It’s that time of year again when vanilla lattes turn into pumpkin spice, green leaves turn red, and our jeans feel a little bit tighter than we would probably prefer.

      The ... Read more

    225. KY Music Ensemble explores bluegrass genre

      By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

      What music ensemble on campus performed before Huey Lewis and the News, and on the Vice Presidential Debate Festival stage? It is a group dedicated to the sounds of the bluegrass on the festival stage: Centre’s Kentucky Music Ensemble, comprised of ... Read more

    226. 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

    227. Men’s Basketball looks to dominate the SAA

      By ALEX MULHALLSTAFF WRITER

      The Centre Men’s Basketball team was playing at a high level before most of America even knew what a Kardashian was.

      Over the past eight seasons, they have managed to win seven ... Read more

    228. 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

    229. CentOnion: Sodexo to use human meat in food

      By GRAY WHITSETTOPINIONS SECTION EDITOR

      The close-knit environment of a small liberal arts school is something many students and faculty will point to in their explanation of an institution’s success. And indeed with 98 percent of Centre College students living in on-campus housing, the ... Read more

    230. Centre participates in collaborative theater project

      By KINSEY HISLECOPY CHIEF

      Centre’s Dramatic Arts department has been chosen as one of three programs in the country to participate in The Farm Theater’s first-ever College Collaboration Project.

      The Farm Theater, located in Brooklyn, N.Y., first ... Read more

    231. Marvel and DC publicize future setlists

      By LAURA HUMBLESTAFF WRITER

      Warner Bros. Studios recently announced the release of ten new films from the DC comic book universe by 2020. These films will feature a range of superheroes from the ubiquitous Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, to the lesser known Shazam and ... Read more

    232. Cross Country teams place third at Regionals

      By SARAH CORNETTEDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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      The Men and Women’s Cross Country teams placed third in the NCAA South/Southeast Regional meet in Mount Berry, G.A on Nov. 15. 

      While overall the teams finished in third place several runners stole the spotlight by earning an invitation ... Read more

    233. Options for student loans

      By SARAH CORNETT – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

      In today’s economy, the need for student loans to finance a college education seems to be almost inevitable. While most students receive other financial aid and scholarship money, it can be incredibly difficult to pay off student loans immediately after graduation. ... Read more

    234. Nolan’s Interstellar rockets to critical acclaim

      CHAD CARTER  – STAFF WRITER

      Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar has generated a lot of buzz. Nolan is the director of many successful films of the last 15 years, including Momento ... Read more

    235. Pizza Pub to host graphic design contest for students

      By KINSEY HISLECOPY CHIEF
      By SARAH CORNETTEDITOR-IN-CHIEF

      Since its opening in June of 2010, the Bluegrass Pizza and Pub (the Pizza Pub) has secured its place as a Danville and Centre favorite.

      Only ... Read more

    236. The Grand Ole Party that’s not so grand

      By JARED THOMPSON – STAFF WRITER

      County by county, state by state, voters and nonvoters alike watched on Nov. 4 as Republicans slowly edged out their Democratic opponents to gain a majority of seats in the United States Senate, widened their majority in the United States House ... Read more

    237. Anthro/Soc Major under review

      By JOHN WYATTNEWS SECTION EDITOR

      Current, the Anthropology/Sociology program underwent external review, with main questions focusing on whether or not to split the program into two majors and how to better organize the courses.

      Dean of the ... Read more

    238. Career Center sees renovations

      By JOHN WYATT – NEWS SECTION EDITOR

      Recently, the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD), formerly known as Career Services, began renovations to update and improve their current office space. The new move comes as part of an overhaul of ... Read more

    239. Student evaluations interest both professors and students

      By MICHELLE KIMCENTO WRITER

      Every semester in the midst of finals, students are asked to sit down and critically evaluate their professors. Many students consider professor and course evaluations as a burden, while some find it a useful exercise in reflection.

      Read more

    240. Sophomore Hunter Trenamen: a player that puts the team first

      By MICHELLE KIMCENTO WRITER

      The Centre College Football team as a whole, fresh off defeating conference rival Birmingham Southern College to finish their undefeated regular season, has not failed to gain recognition, but individual achievements can sometimes be under-acknowledged.

      Read more

    241. New Baseball facilities benefit program

      By SARAH CORNETT – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

      Over the past few months, heavy construction has taken place on the Fishman Center, a new sport facility located next to Gary Wright Field.

      The Fishman Center is an indoor practice facility ... Read more

    242. 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

    243. In the Rotation: Young & Sick’s new album

      By CHAD CARTER – STAFF WRITER

      Welcome to November: gloomy, cold, and gray. But what better way to combat the listlessness of this month than by listening to a recent album by an up-and-coming artist?

      This past April, Young ... Read more

    244. Behind the study abroad process

      By MARY BURGERSTAFF WRITER

      While up to 85 percent of students at Centre study abroad, few know the details of how these trips are designed and implemented.

      Study abroad would not happen without the support ... Read more

    245. Until the Whistle Blows: Centre College, Title Town, USA

      By ALEX MULHALLSTAFF WRITER

      Have you ever had one of those days when everything seems to be going right? One of those days where, from the moment your feet hit the floor in the morning, you know that things are going to go your way.

      Read more

    246. 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

    247. 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

    248. Men’s Soccer battles through a tough schedule

      By EMMA PRESBERG – CENTO WRITER

      With only a week left before the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Tournament, Centre Men’s Soccer has proved that it is not going down without a fight. Despite having one of the most challenging schedules in the conference, and possibly the ... Read more

    249. Vestiary offers a new style to Danville

      By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

      Are you tired of the same shopping options in the Danville area? Would you like a greater variety when shopping for clothes without having to drive to Lexington? Check out Vestiary, the newest boutique in downtown Danville.

      Read more

    250. 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

    251. Fall issue of Vantage Point soon to be released

      By MORGAN KING –  STAFF WRITER

      On Sun., Oct. 26, Centre College’s student-produced literary magazine Vantage Point had its last call for submissions for the fall issue.

      Read more

    252. Centre to move 2,000-Year-Old Hut to Campus

      By GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS SECTION EDITOR

      Being an institution that is rapidly approaching its bicentennial, Centre College is no stranger to the annals of American history. Home to numerous buildings that were built well before the turn of the twentieth century, and supplemented ... Read more

    253. Until the Whistle Blows: A Summary of Sports

      By ALEX MULHALL – STAFF WRITER

      The sports world has been a very busy place since my last column, so I’d be remissed to not try to touch on every major sport, complete with my picks for the end of each season.

      Read more

    254. An Investigation into where Citation Money goes

      By JOHN WYATT – NEWS SECTION EDITOR

      The concept of citations is one that each Centre student learns about during orientation week.

      The College, typically through the Department of Public Safety (DPS), issues citations as ... Read more

    255. Tips from the Student Senate

      By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      Young students enter college with a variety of notions about how to suceed. Each student at Centre College strives to do their best during their four years, however sometimes images of life at college get shatered upon arriving.

      Read more

    256. 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

    257. 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

    258. Cleaning Products and the Environmental Risk

      By LUCIE THURMAN – CENTO WRITER

      Centre College has a staff of workers who clean our campus daily in order to keep it sanitized and a comfortable living space.

      But what exactly are the cleaning ... Read more

    259. The Centre Mindset, or: How grades run our lives

      By CHAD CARTER – STAFF WRITER

      As the end of the semester draws closer, the school will begin its bi-annual epidemic of students studying for finals. Ask any of these students why they are spending large blocks of time reviewing their class materials, and ... Read more

    260. Downtown Danville opens its doors to artists

      By THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

      Danville is home to a thriving community of artists and craftspeople. These are people who make it their lives’ goals to strive for a creative method to express in a way that is unique to their particular skill set and ... Read more

    261. 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

    262. The reasons why Sororities should have parties, too

      By MICHELLE KIM – CENTO WRITER

      We’ve seen them in countless movies, such as 22 Jump Street, Bad Neighbors, and several spin-offs of American Pie,Read more

    263. In the Rotation: FlyLo’s dialogue with death

      By JOHN WYATT – NEWS SECTION EDITOR

      Since music began, death is a theme with which every genre attempts to explore in order to gain a deeper understanding of its mysteries.

      Death is one of ... Read more

    264. Player Profile: Senior Anne Mitchell stands out

      By MATT COX – SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

      Senior forward Anne Mitchell has been an integral part of Centre Women’s Soccer’s (CWS) success during her years at Centre. Recently she was named the Southern Athletic Association (SAA)’s Player of the Week for her performance against conference foes ... Read more

    265. Students attempted to set Guiness World Record

      By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      While a round of tennis is a lot of fun, it is also exhausting. No one knows that better than sophomores Lucas Brooks, Logan Henize, junior Kate Tomey, and Head Coach of Tennis at Danville High School Mark Mojesky. On ... Read more

    266. DramaCentre’s Boeing Boeing set to open on Nov. 12

      By HAYLEY HOFFMAN – MANAGING EDITOR

      The cast and crew of DramaCentre’s upcoming production of Boeing Boeing is hard at work preparing for opening night.

      Read more

    267. Haven’t we totally missed the point of Yik-Yak?

      By MASON McCLAY – STAFF WRITER

      Recall a moment during which you lost yourself, mentally, in a crowd. At a concert, perhaps, hidden among countless bags of sweaty skin, or possibly walking through a downtown crowd during a summer festival. In these crowded contexts, ... Read more

    268. The impacts of Test Anxiety on Students and how to handle it

      By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

      When you sit down to take a test, do you experience nausea, sweating, trouble breathing, difficulty concentrating, or all of the above? If so, then you may suffer from text anxiety.

      Read more

    269. Centre looks to add club rugby to athletics program

      By ALEX MULHALL – STAFF WRITER

      If you look at the US News’s top 50 ranked liberal arts colleges in the country, Centre is the lone school that does not give its students the opportunity to ... Read more

    270. Protests and riots in Hong Kong escalate as China exerts influence

      By THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

      Pro-democracy movements are nothing new to China. Although the country has succeeded in becoming one of the top economic and political powers in the world, many of its citizens have taken to the streets over the years to protest the ... Read more

    271. We Canceled the Ghana Trip, and here’s why

      By JARED THOMPSON – STAFF WRITER

      On Oct. 9, a decision was made to cancel the CentreTerm study abroad trip being led by Associate Professors of Education Sarah Murray and J.H. Atkins to Ghana.

      Read more

    272. The true motive behind Donovan’s retirement

      By CAMERON MILLER – CENTO WRITER

      There is a right way to retire, just do not ask former LA Galaxy and United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) forward Landon Donovan for tips.

      Donovan is fortunate ... Read more

    273. Is It Really Appropriate to Have a Statue of Lincoln?

      By RACHEL KENT – CENTO WRITER

      From the very first tour as a prospective student, each member of the Centre community is proudly told that Kentucky is the birthplace of Lincoln and that one time, the man himself borrowed some books from someone important who was connected to Centre.

      Somehow, because of this, we ended up with a ... Read more

    274. 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

    275. Centre Volleyball maintains a Positive Attitude

      By ALEX MULHALL – STAFF WRITER

      The Centre Volleyball season is more than halfway over, but things are far from winding down for the Colonels. Senior Suzanne Asbury has high hopes for the end of the season and for post-season play.

      “I think our season has progressed ok,” Asbury said. “We’ve had our good and bad days, but ... Read more

    276. Danville Brought into Comics Multiverse

      By THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

      Comic books have reclaimed prominence as a staple of American culture. While comics were initially marketed toward children, they have proven themselves over the past few decades to be a medium for well crafted, critically acclaimed stories the likes of which have revolutionized storytelling in a way that has left an ... Read more

    277. 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

    278. Until the Whistle Blows: the Resurgence of America’s Pastime

      By ALEX MULHALL – STAFF WRITER

      The beginning of October means only one thing for Major League Baseball (MLB) fans: the playoffs. For the past several years, there has been a large amount of parity among the league teams, which has led to several repeat playoff contenders each year.

      For example, the St. Louis Cardinals have made it ... Read more

    279. New Source of Sweets Arrives on N Third Street

      By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

      It is an American classic, a Southern favorite, and everyone has an opinion on their favorite flavor. It’s pie—one of the best pastries around—and it has found a home in Danville.

      Located just a short way from the Centre bookstore, sits Pies for You. From the street, the bright orange canopy makes ... Read more

    280. Centre Celebrates Civil Rights Anniversary

      By STEWART COARD – CENTO WRITER

      The National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures Initiative in partnership with the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, recently gave Centre College a grant to run year-long programming meant to increase awareness and discussion of the Civil Rights movement.

      The program initially included four films documenting specific aspects ... Read more

    281. Quality Enhancement Plan Looks at Far Reaching Decisions

      By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      Every ten years Centre College participates in the reaffirmation of accreditation. This allows the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), through which Centre is accredited, to ensure that the school is following all standards.

      These standards are best addressed through the SACSCOC mission statement:

      “Accreditation by SACS Commission on ... Read more

    282. 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

    283. EPA Grant allows Centre Funding for Sustainability Projects

      By REBECCA FULTON – CENTO WRITER

      Sustainability on Centre College’s campus has become a growing issue over the past couple of years, especially with the addition of the Environmental Studies minor. Since 2012, Centre has received two grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be used for composting and promoting sustainability on campus.

      Officially called the Interdisciplinary ... Read more

    284. Horror Story Returns

      By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

      On Wed., Oct. 8, the Centre College community sat down by their TVs to watch one of the most talked about shows of the fall: American Horror Story, which has returned for its wildly anticipated fourth season.

      American Horror Story is a cultural phenomenon that has swept across the television docket. Part ... Read more

    285. CrossFit Popularity Continues to Grow

      By NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

      CrossFit is a high-intensity workout regime that has gained a huge following in recent years. It involves constant varied movements, which are performed as quickly as possible in a given time period. There are over 10,000 affiliated CrossFit gyms in the United States.

      Starting in 2007, the “CrossFit Games” are held annually, ... Read more

    286. Everyone Wants a Longer Fall Break—Right?

      By JARED THOMPSON – STAFF WRITER

      Everyone has reached that slump. You’ve written a paper for every class, you’ve spent countless hours tucked away in one of Grace Doherty’s cubbies, and you’ve finally kicked midterms right in the teeth. Now you just want to relax and spend a bit of time thinking about something that isn’t organic ... Read more

    287. In the Rotation: The Dangers of the One-Hit Wonder

      By JOHN WYATT – NEWS SECTION EDITOR

      “Pop the molly, I’m sweating” has become a fun, loveable quotes among our generation that everyone seems to use. The phrase itself comes from southern rapper Trinidad James’s hit “All Gold Everything.”

      For five to six months after its release in the summer of 2012, the song could be heard nearly ... Read more

    288. NCAA Fumbles Discipline and Player Likeness Issues

      By MATT COX – SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

      Think about your favorite college athlete, if you wished to have a jersey with that player’s number on the front, how difficult would it be to find one?

      For example, say you are a Georgia Bulldogs fan and you wish to purchase a jersey featuring Heisman frontrunner Todd Gurley’s recognizable number ... Read more

    289. Dangers of the Ebola Virus

      By NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

      By now the Ebola virus is headlining across world news outlets, sparking fear and concern.

      Ebola has been a serious crisis for some time in West African countries, including Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

      The media first brought Ebola to America’s attention when two Americans contracted the virus while working in West Africa.

      The ... Read more

    290. LeBron James returns to his Throne in Cleveland

      By JOHN WYATT – NEWS SECTION EDITOR

      For most National Basketball Association (NBA) fans, the summer can be either an incredibly boring time, or one of the most exciting depending on the various moves teams and players make. The summer truly is a time of change within the NBA.

      This summer in particular was one for the history ... Read more

    291. Women’s Soccer Aims for another SAA Title

      By MICHELLE KIM – CENTO WRITER

      As the year progresses and the pressure heightens, Centre Women’s Soccer (CWS) remains focused throughout the grind of the season, winning seven out of the 12 games so far.

      Losing in double overtime to Sewanee University of the South last Saturday in a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat puts the team 0-2 in conference ... Read more

    292. Centre Launches Rockefeller Scholars Program

      By GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS SECTION EDITOR

      It’s a topic that’s on every parent’s mind–how will I be able to afford college for my child?

      “Here at Centre College we’ve taken steps to alleviate some of these concerns,” Dean of Student Life Randy “Savage” Hays.

      “Most people know that a strong majority of students are on some type of merit ... Read more

    293. 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

    294. A Bad Apple: The Case Against Apple Products

      By ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER

      When the first iPhone was introduced in 2007, it was marveled as a revolutionary piece of technology. Heralded as a product inspired by “thinking different,” the product was actually a combination of existing technologies. Mp3 players, handheld web-browsing devices, and high end phones had already been around for years. Apple’s true ... Read more

    295. New studies show increased stimulant abuse among students

      By JOHN WYATT – NEWS SECTION EDITOR

      It’s no secret that college is stressful. Every college student can tell you a story where they pulled an all-nighter to study for that “big test,” or a time where every class had a paper or test in the same week.

      Stress is just something that comes with going to college, ... Read more

    296. Senate Race Draws National Attention

      By SARAH CORNETT – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

      This November the Kentucky polls will play host to one of the most discussed, publicized, and expensive Senate elections in the country. While incumbent Mitch McConnell seeks to return to his prominent position as the Senate Minority Leader for the Republican Party, current Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes represents the ... Read more

    297. Alumna Succeeds at Actors Theatre of Louisville

      By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

      If you are uncertain of what you want to do after graduation, take a look at the life of Robyn Carroll (Centre class of 2014).

      Carroll, a former English major, is a Dramaturgy/Literary Management intern at Actors Theatre of Louisville, one of the most prominent regional theatres in the area. She ... Read more

    298. Indoor Smoking of E-cigs Banned as Concerns Still Linger

      By CHAD CARTER – STAFF WRITER

      There are many methods to quit smoking, a universally-acknowledged unhealthy habit. For years, nicotine patches, nicotine gum and quitting “cold turkey” have been commonly used to help smokers quit. Recently electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have become an increasingly popular option. E-cigarettes use a battery to vaporize liquid nicotine, allowing the nicotine ... Read more

    299. Students React to the Possibility of a Fifth Sorority

      By IRINI BROM – CENTO WRITER

      From the history of Chi Omega’s short-lived stint in the 1980s to the addition of new housing beside the Kappa Alpha Theta House on Greek Row, rumors are always buzzing about the potential for a new sorority. In fact, these rumors have been partially confirmed—though still very early in the process, ... Read more

    300. What to Wear: Advice from fall Fashionistas

      By MASON McCLAY – STAFF WRITER

      In light of the developing fashion trends of fall 2014, I sought to gather the views of selected fashionistas of each year here at Centre.

      While some offer indispensable advice and interesting suggestions, others have nothing but honest criticism. Folks, take these perspectives with a chic grain of salt—and promise to try ... Read more

    301. 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

    302. Centre College Looking into possibility of Fifth Sorority

      By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      Over the past several weeks, rumors have surfaced about the plans to move the house currently on Fifth Street to the lot beside the Kappa Alpha Theta house on Greek Row. One predominant concern is whether or not this house will be available in the future for a fifth sorority.

      This ... Read more

    303. Partygoers Give Feedback on Fraternity House Parties

      By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

      We have all experienced it: walking into a dark house full of hot sweaty bodies, music pulsing in our ears, people moving in every direction in such a small space, bumping into you, maybe because it’s dark or maybe because they’re drunk.

      Maybe you swiped in first, or maybe you just walked ... Read more

    304. Centre Announces New Study Abroad: Centre-in-Gaza

      By GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS SECTION EDITOR

      Centre College has long been a standard bearer in learning across the globe. As their website proudly states, Centre is “a national leader in international education.” Indeed, with an impressive 85 percent of students having studied abroad, the liberal arts college has a right to be proud of its abroad ... Read more

    305. Creative Writing Professor serves as Writer-in-Residence at Bernheim Forest

      By JUSTIN ALLARD – ARTS & LEISURE SECTION EDITOR

      During the summer of 2014, Christian Moody, a Creative Writing professor at Centre College, and a fellow professor at Lesley College, Margaret Kimball received a prestigious Writers-in-Residence in Kentucky’s most pristine national forest, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

      A collaboration between Bernheim Forest and Sarabande Books, a publishing company ... Read more

    306. Until the Whistle Blows: Where’s the School Spirit?

      By ALEX MULHALL – STAFF WRITER

      Let me ask you something. When was the last time you went to a game for a team here at Centre? You don’t remember? Seriously? Come on. There’s a game almost everyday. Really? You have no idea? That’s a problem.

      Centre’s teams are good. Like, “I’ll be surprised if we don’t win ... Read more

    307. 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

    308. 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

    309. Smash Mouth rocks Newlin Hall Stage

      By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

      This past weekend, the Newlin stage hosted the illustrious all-star singing group, Smash Mouth. Their concert was a spirited, sometimes rowdy, experience and the group enenergized The Norton Center for the Arts for the night.

      Smash Mouth’s history speaks volumes for itself. The original quartet began in San Jose, Calif., 20 years ... Read more

    310. Referendum rejects Scottish Independence after a Close Vote

      By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      The day of Sept. 18 was a significant moment in Scottish/English history. It was the long awaited day of the Scottish Independence referendum; the day the world learned if Scotland would become an independent nation or remain part of the United Kingdom. The 84.6 percent of voter turnout resulted in a ... Read more

    311. Centre Football led by School’s Winningest Coach

      By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

      Centre football is quickly establishing itself as one of the premier teams in Division III. Set up this year with an impressive offensive line, a fighting attitude, and a leader who was recently named the winningest coach in Centre football history, the Colonels are making their way into a successful season.

      After ... Read more

    312. Ferguson Raises Concerns Over Police Militarization

      By JARED THOMPSON – STAFF WRITER

      In the aftermath of the events that transpired in Ferguson, Mo. in Aug. 2014, the county was thrown back into the midst of a debate concerning police brutality and the militarization of police. However, Americans are not strangers to this sort of debate. Rodney King’s assault sent Los Angeles—and the country—back to ... Read more

    313. Software Contest Gives Computer Science Majors Real Client Experience

      By NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

      A new kind of competition is beginning within the Computer Science department—a software development contest. The contest itself will consist of submitted propsals from facutly and staff for software they would like to see developed.From there, students will vote on the submissions and, in a Software Engineering class taught in the ... Read more

    314. 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

    315. Sandella’s Stirs Up New Food Options on Campus

      By RACHEL KENT – CENTO WRITER

      Amidst the sea of familiar faces, swarms of people, studying, crunching leaves and jam-packed schedules, one of the most important parts of being a college student cannot be ignored—eating. From snacks to meals, lots of recent campus buzz has revolved around the new dining changes this year. The most talked about ... Read more

    316. Fifth Street Property to provide new Residence Hall on Greek Row

      By STEWART COARD – CENTO WRITER

      Two years ago, Centre College bought property along Fifth Street in the hopes of demolishing the current houses and placing a lot over the site.

      However, according to Centre’s Associate Vice President of Legal Affairs Jamey Leahy, Danville’s Architectural Review Board “agreed to all but one house,” specifically one built as a ... Read more

    317. Steven Fortner named to the Super Senior Watch List

      By KINSEY HISLE – COPY CHIEF

      Steven Fortner, a senior from Maryville, TN, has been playing football since the first grade. He began on his elementary school team, the Friendsville Falcons, and now is an offensive lineman at Centre College.

      As a starting offensive guard Fortner aided the Centre offense in setting program records for both total yards ... Read more

    318. Field Hockey works toward another Successful Season

      By MICHELLE KIM – CENTO WRITER

      The Centre College Field Hockey (CCFH) team opened their 2014 campaign ranked 22nd in the country. They were hard at work, training intensely weeks before the majority of students had even moved onto campus.

      Last season’s team set high standards to uphold, but with seven wins and 33 goals out ... Read more

    319. Centre Jazz revamps for another semester of Swing

      By BECKY FULTON – CENTO WRITER

      Deep in the bowels of Grant Hall 113 practices a small but mighty group of musicians. The Centre Jazz Ensemble rehearses on Wednesday afternoons. Due to such a large number of musicians having graduated, the group only has seven members this semester.

      “It’s a rebuilding year,” Director of Centre Jazz and saxophone ... Read more

    320. Derek Jeter Retires after Storybook Career

      By MATT COX – SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

      For the first time since 1995, Derek Jeter is no longer a Major League Baseball (MLB) player. However, just because Jeter will not be wearing the New York Yankee pinstripes anymore doesn’t mean that he will not continue to affect the game after his retirement. In typical fashion of “The ... Read more

    321. Breakdown of Student Tuition

      By REBECCA FULTON – CENTO WRITER

      Currently, Centre College’s comprehensive fee for the 2014 – 2015 academic year is $46,440. This number is considered to be high in comparison to other colleges and universities in Kentucky, but have you ever wondered where all that money goes?

      Centre students have their own ideas of how their money is being ... Read more

    322. Take Two: Front and Centre Staging for a Big Return

      By THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

      The sheer diversity of the Centre student body allows its clubs and organizations to vary wildly in nature and purpose, opening the door for countless possibilities for students to learn and grow in a healthy environment.

      However, out of all of these organizations, the sketch comedy group Front and Centre proves to ... Read more

    323. Storytelling invigorated in Señora Tortuga

      By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

      Sometimes we all need a little reminder of the power of imagination and storytelling. That is exactly what DramaCentre’s production of Roxanne Schroeder-Arce’s Señora Tortuga provided.

      Señora Tortuga follows the story of an impoverished family who lives in the United States on the Mexican border struggling to survive life’s day-to-day realities while ... Read more

    324. 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

    325. Revamped Centre Ambassadors Add Personal Touch to Tours

      By NICOLE POTTINGER – STAFF WRITER

      On any given day you may find a group of perspective students walking around campus in one several tours given during in the week. The Centre Admissions Office relies heavily on the help of students to recruit visitors to the college.

      There is a good chance each person on this campus was ... Read more

    326. Seniors Offer Insights During their Final Year

      By CHAD CARTER – STAFF WRITER

      School has begun again, and a new class of seniors begins to realize they are nearly finished with their education on Centre’s campus. For many seniors, this means that a deadly disease will soon strike: senioritis. But while that epidemic sweeps campus, another will surely follow. Nostalgia has already started to ... Read more

    327. Student and Faculty Parking: What’s the Plan?

      By MASON McCLAY – STAFF WRITER

      Centre’s campus is often applauded for its nearly constant renovation of facilities, from the eagerness and openness to altering the quality of some spaces (Sandella’s), to some of the more unique additions to campus (Religious Life and Contemplation Room). The standard of constructing a campus suited to the needs and often ... Read more

    328. Student Judiciary Report for 2014-2015

      By MONICA FITCH – STUDENT JUDICIARY SECRETARY

      The Student Government Association requires a summary of cases be published in The Cento at the beginning of each fall semester.

      In the 2013-2014 academic year, the Student Judiciary heard three cases, one social and two academic.

      The Student Judiciary hears cases throughout the year of misconduct on campus, and we faithfully serve ... Read more

    329. Grissom Scholars to Arrive On Campus Next Fall, Will Represent First Generation of College Students

      By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      Beginning in the fall semester of 2015, Centre College will welcome the first ten students of a new program known as the Grissom Scholars.

      “The Grissom Scholars Program is an exciting new scholarship program that Marlene and J. David Grissom have established at Centre,” Vice President for College Relations Dr. Richard Trollinger ... Read more

    330. Who is ISIS?: Faculty and Students React to the Extremist Group

      By JARED THOMPSON – STAFF WRITER

      In recent weeks following the beheadings of two american journalists and one British aid worker , a jihadist group colloquially referred to as ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) burst itself onto the global scene.

      This sudden emergence raises more questions about ISIS than answers, leading to chronic mischaracterizations and ... Read more

    331. New Faculty Members Bring Diverse Backgrounds to the Classroom

      By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      This year, Centre College welcomed 14 new faculty members to campus. The student to faculty ratio is now reported as 10:1, a number that reflects the individual attention promised by a school of this caliber. These professors have a variety of interests, backgrounds, and areas of academic expertise and are eager ... Read more

    332. EXObition: An Extended Look at Extended Orientation

      By JARED THOMPSON – STAFF WRITER

      Every year, somewhere in the neighborhood of 320 first-year Centre students run the gauntlet of Extended Orientation (EXO), a “class” that meets once weekly with various members of

      Centre’s staff to cover a plethora of topics that will help students make a successful transition into college.

      This year, Extended Orientation is divided into four ... Read more

    333. Centre College Ranked #1 College in Boyle County

      By GRAY WHITSETT – OPINIONS SECTION EDITOR

      “There’s a little college down in Kentucky which in 60 years has graduated more men who have acquired prominence and fame than has Princeton in her 150 years.”
      – Woodrow Wilson

      So goes the quote that has kept the “little college down in Kentucky” flaming for decades. Centre College, founded in ... Read more

    334. Title IX and Haven Spark Conversations on Campus

      By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

      Centre has made a recent profound change in their policy regarding sexual misconduct, a change that impacts every student on this campus, but one that many are not aware of.

      “We want to send a clear and unmistakable statement against sexual misconduct of all kinds, especially sexual violence. We focused on moving ... Read more

    335. So What’s the Big Deal About Calling Them Freshmen?

      By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

      It is a struggle that Centre students have faced since the moment they have moved into their first dorm room. At Centre, and many other colleges across the nation, the students’ first year is not marked by the typical term “freshman” but instead embrace the more general name of “first-year.” This ... Read more

    336. 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

    337. 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

    338. 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

    339. Centre Alumna Kayla Higbee Returns to Costume Shop

      By HAYLEY HOFFMAN – MANAGING EDITOR

      Centre alumna Kayla Higbee ‘14 is back on campus as DramaCentre’s new Costume Shop Manager.

      While Higbee found costuming by accident, she has always been interested in sewing. As a child, her mother made all of her Halloween costumes by hand and showed her daughter how to stitch them.

      “I was placed in ... Read more

    340. Working through the Stress: Exercising for Leisure

      By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER
      Without a doubt, Centre students are hard workers. At any given time of day, there is at least one person working away at a lab report in Young or a research paper in Crouse. Chances are that student only works his or her mind on a regular basis, but not ... Read more

    341. Eclectic Muddy Creek offers Paint Your Own Pottery

      By THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER
      Despite its small size, Danville is home to a wide variety of stores for its residents to patronize.

      Though some take the form of fast food restaurants, one only has to take a walk down West Main Street and the surrounding blocks in order to see the economic diversity that the ... Read more

    342. Students Revive Photography Club on Campus

      By ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER

      Last semester, former Centre student Karoline Kuang revived a club not seen on campus for some years: the Photography Club. The club is now under new management and has continued to grow since. It is steadily gearing up for the new semseter.

      These students feel strongly about capturing the art in the ... Read more

    343. Bi-lingual Camp in Mexico explores Language through Art

      By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

      During the summer, some people wait tables or work retail. Some people stay on Centre’s campus to do research. Senior Eric Theodore went to Mérida, Mexico.

      Theodore went to Mérida in order to teach students the power of creativity through art at an internship with Habla, a bilingual, language-education center based in ... Read more

    344. Impressive Shows Create Norton Center Schedule

      By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

      The variety of talents being showcased at the Norton Center for the Arts this year is sure to entertain and impress their audiences. From big Broadway hits to classic rock bands and a selection of cultural masterpieces, the 2014-2015 season will be something spectacular.

      The Norton Center plans each season by ... Read more

    345. Until the Whistle Blows: College Football Playoffs are Finally Here

      By ALEX MULHALL – STAFF WRITER
      2014 marks the first year of the college football playoff system. The playoff will replace the much-maligned Bowl Championship Series (BCS), which had been utilized since 1998. Gone are the fan bases claiming they didn’t get a fair shot at the title.

      Gone are the arbitrary rankings and selections that don’t agree with the majority consensus. Finally, college football will ... Read more

    346. National Football League Tackles Controversial Issues

      By ALEX MULHALL – STAFF WRITER

      If you watched the news or logged on to a social media site for any part of the past year, chances are you heard of Michael Sam. Michael Sam is a football player – a very good football player. After winning Co-Defensive Player of the Year at the University of Missouri for the 2013 season. Michael Sam was drafted ... Read more

    347. Centre PAWS provides stress relief through working with animals

      By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      Without a doubt, the best days on Centre’s campus are ones when puppies and kittens come. The excitement and joy can be felt all across campus as students find stress relief through playing with the animals, reminding us of the pets we left back home. Sadly, the puppies and kittens only ... Read more

    348. Examining food labels: The meaning behind labels for animal meat

      By SANDRA JABLONSKI – CENTRE STUDENT

      Animal products these days are covered with tons of different labels that have implications about how the product was produced and the welfare of that animal during its life.

      These labels are intentionally vague so that the consumer can come to their own conclusions about what the labels are actually saying. What ... Read more

    349. Library hosts Edible Books Contest as part of National Library Week

      By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      If you visited the library this past Thursday, April 24, you may have noticed a number of tables with interesting food items on them. This was the Edible Book Contest, part of National Library Week. The Edible Book Contest gave students and faculty/staff a chance to be creative and as well ... Read more

    350. “Refocused” Strategic Plan promises to ensure bright future

      By JOHN WYATT – NEWS EDITOR

      Centre College has continually been one of the leading institutions for learning, not just among Kentucky schools, but liberal arts colleges nationwide. Everything from Centre’s high alumni support rate to a graduation rate of nearly 87 percent – the highest in the state and one of the highest in the nation ... Read more

    351. St. Baldrick’s event seeks to conquer childhood cancer

      By ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER

      For many of us, it’s easy to count our blessings. The opportunities we have at Centre are easy to take for granted. It’s important to remember that not everyone has the same kind of life we do, and do what we can to help those in need.

      To this end, students at ... Read more

    352. 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

    353. 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

    354. 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

    355. 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

    356. 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

    357. Centre Track and Field continues their winning ways this season

      By DEREK BEAVEN – STAFF WRITER

      Centre College’s Track and Field teams have produced some impressive performances over the past few seasons. Now, with the season drawing to a close, the team looks to continue their fine form.

      “This season has been one of our best to date,” senior Vanessa Bacorn said. “We have one of the most ... Read more

    358. The Play by Play: The best moments from the class of 2014

      By CJ DONALD – COLUMNIST

      Looking back on the (nearly) four years I have spent in Danville, I have realized that it would be hard to separate my experience as a Centre College student from my experience as an individual involved with Centre Athletics.

      Beyond the sportswriting that I have been blessed to do for this paper, my ... Read more

    359. Women’s Tennis has a successful spring break

      By DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      After a successful trip to Hilton Head over spring break, the Women’s Tennis team has come back ready to leave a mark in the Conference championships in Murfreesboro, TN.

      Sophomore Casey Blair felt as though spring break was a turning point for the team.

      “I think that spring break was one of the ... Read more

    360. Societal problems revealed by the Jameis Winston case

      By RACHEL WEST – MANAGING EDITOR

      On Dec. 7, 2012, a young woman at Florida State University (FSU) reported that she was raped by a stranger off campus. Almost a year later, a secret that threatened the university and one of the prized assets of its sports program came out: the main suspect was Jameis Winston, ... Read more

    361. A discussion on the controversy of collegiate mascots

      By DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      Since the adoption of Yale’s English bulldog, nicknamed “Handsome Dan,” mascots have been popular symbols used to set schools apart from their competitors. These symbols are often characters or animals chosen to display admirable traits such as aggression, courage, and heroism.

      The creation of mascots has been very beneficial for colleges in ... Read more

    362. Men’s Golf plays their way to a conference title

      By CHARLIE GRIGSBY – CENTO WRITER

      10th out of 20. 20th of 30. 18th of 18. These are all regular season finishes of the Centre Men’s Golf team. For a program accustomed to weekend trophies and national rankings, it would be an understatement to call this season a disappointment. Heading into the SAA Tournament, the team had ... Read more

    363. BYOBlanket music festival unites campus musicians

      By AUDREY JENKINS – STAFF WRITER

      On Fri., May 2, Centre Encore will be hosting the BYOBlanket music festival outside of the Campus Center.

      Centre Encore is Centre’s very own music society, which was recently revived by sophomore Sue Choi.

      “This past August was Centre Encore’s first birthday,” Choi said. “We have been officially running for over a year ... Read more

    364. Senior Week Committee prepares for “The Final Run”

      By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

      Senior Week: the promise of relaxation and fun, the reliving of old memories and the creation of new ones. For many students, it’s the only thing keeping them going as the semester draws to a close.

      “It’s a good time for our seniors to reflect on the memories they’ve made for the ... Read more

    365. Grammy-Winner Bobby McFerrin at the Norton Center

      By ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER

      On April 17, for the final performance of the Norton Center’s season, Bobby McFerrin offered a performance like no other. McFerrin, a world-famous vocalist and musician, gave a show that dazzled his audience and exceeded their expectations.

      “I went because my friends were going, and it wasn’t what I expected,” first-year Ryland ... Read more

    366. In the Rotation: Professors’ Music Recommendations

      Sometimes, it seems like professors and students are speaking different languages, but what about the “universal language” of music? In this edition of In the Rotation, Derek Beaven and John Wyatt talk to some of their favorite Centre professors to find out what they’re listening to these days.

      Lisa Williams

      Favorite artists: Cat Power, Heartless Bastards, Fiona ... Read more

    367. Stunning Macbeth brought to Centre’s stage

      By SARAH CORNETT – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

      DramaCentre’s production of Macbeth opened on April 23 to a sold-out audience. The show, which has been in rehearsals since February, was directed by Professor of Dramatic Arts Tony Haigh and starred senior Dramatic Arts major Andrew Stairs as the title character.

      Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, tells the story of a Scottish thane ... Read more

    368. Will Work for Experience: Woes of Desperate Interns

      BY SARAH CORNETT – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

      Each year, students across the nation begin the crucial and chaotic hunt for the perfect internship. If they’re smart, the search begins in the early fall.

      Several hours are spent scouring through internship directories and databases, organization’s websites, and emails to find a few hundred possibilities.

      By the winter break they’ve cranked out more ... Read more

    369. The Gray Area: The Final Shade of Gray

      BY GRAY WHITSETT – COLUMNIST

      We critique, I believe, because we feel. If there is no connection, no emotional investment, there stands no motivation to lift a finger, whether to help or to hurt. Those who don’t bother to care don’t bother to do much of anything.

      But I also believe we must consistently doubt it. Framed in such ... Read more

    370. Combating the Censorship of Journalism

      By RACHEL WEST – MANAGING EDITOR

      In a twenty-first century world, it can seem like access to information is immediate.

      When a starlet causes a scandal, it’s on the Internet in seconds. When a breaking news story comes in, you get an alert on your iPhone telling you all about it.

      Information, and thus the media, now works at ... Read more

    371. Some transparency needed in regard to Centre’s private investments

      BY ALEC HUDSON – STAFF WRITER

      One of the negative aspects of going to a private liberal arts college is that the school’s endowment is not transparent. Though students and staff are allowed to meet and discuss the endowment with members of the Board of Trustees, the official documents and investments of the endowment are kept private ... Read more

    372. Serving Self-Interest: Using skills to create an impact

      BY JUSTIN ALLARD OPINIONS SECTION EDITOR

      After a very formative Alternative Spring Break experience, I have been thinking about service. I spent a week working with other Centre students in Chicago. We lived in the Darst Center, an organization that serves as a hub for service groups coming to learn about urban poverty.

      The goal of the ... Read more

    373. Who will be taken first overall in the 2014 NFL Draft?

      By DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

      It is hard to believe that the National Football League (NFL) draft is less than a month away. Unlike in years past, the draft is filled with many players who could potentially snag the top spot.

      NFL general managers and their staffs are adjusting their draft boards based on activities that have ... Read more

    374. Jordan, James, or Durant: the debate goes on

      By DEREK BEAVEN – STAFF WRITER

      For most, Michael Jordan is basketball: the Air Jordan logo, the desire to be like Mike, Space Jam.

      All of these, in addition to six National Basketball Association (NBA) championships and six Finals MVP awards, have solidified Jordan as one of the greatest.

      But recently, with LeBron James and Kevin Durant on the ... Read more

    375. Men’s Tennis grows through facing adversity

      By CHARLIE GRIGSBY – CENTO WRITER

      On paper, Centre Men’s Tennis is having a tough year. With three series left in the season, their record sits at 3-12 (1-6 in conference). They’ve won 19 of 56 singles and 11 of 34 doubles matches this year. They sit seventh in the SAA conference standings. This is their season, ... Read more

    376. Play by Play: The role of race in sports and journalism

      By CJ DONALD – COLUMNIST

      College basketball pundits owe Doug McDermott an apology.

      There is a 6’8” college basketball player who — since the fall of 2011 — has led all Division I National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) players in scoring. He’s been a consensus first team All-American award-winner over the last three seasons. As an 18-year-old, he ... Read more

    377. The Kentucky Derby will not disappoint in 2014

      By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      Prepare the mint juleps, a traditional iced drink of bourbon, mint, and sugar syrup. Find the biggest hat you own. It’s horseracing time, and the Run for the Roses is about to begin. On Sat., May 3, the 140th Kentucky Derby will occur at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

      The Kentucky Derby, and ... Read more

    378. Baseball battles youth and the weather in 2014

      By MARK SANDOVAL – CENTO WRITER

      The snow has melted and spring is finally showing her face in Danville, Ky.

      In addition to Easter and Derby preparations, this means that the baseball season for the Centre College Colonels is underway.

      Believe it or not, the college baseball season is actually winding down; the Colonels only have three regular-season games ... Read more

    379. In the Rotation: Summer Jams of 2014 Playlist

      By DEREK BEAVEN & JOHN WYATT – STAFF WRITER & NEWS EDITOR

      With summer right around the corner, it’s time for BBQ’s, pool parties, and general mayhem/working part-time jobs. Regardless of where you’ll be or what you’ll be doing, In the Rotation’s got you covered in terms of a summer playlist.

      Derek Beaven: “Every Morning” by Sugar Ray: ... Read more

    380. Off to the Races: Tony Award Nominee Predictions

      By HAYLEY HOFFMAN – SECTION EDITOR

      This year’s race to the Tony Awards may be the most intense in recent memory, with Broadway veterans facing off against newcomers in nearly every category. Though the nominations won’t be revealed until April 29 (by Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu, no less), I’ve selected the most likely nominees for the ... Read more

    381. Healthy Snacks for Stressed College Students

      By SARAH CORNETT – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

      Take one part stress, one part heavy work load, and two parts sleep deprivation and you have a recipe for a college diet disaster.

      While you may think those French fries from the Grill will help you make it through Finals week, junk food has been proven to decrease your brain’s ability to ... Read more

    382. Campus Musicians Perform in Musicians Showcase

      By HAYLEY HOFFMAN – SECTION EDITOR

      Student musicians performed at the Musicians Showcase on Sat., April 12, in Newlin Hall. The biannual event features student performers who take private music lessons or are members of campus ensembles. Many perform stand-alone pieces by well-known composers; others premiere original songs.

      At the Showcase, first-year Natalie Trammell executed an especially moving ... Read more

    383. Something wicked this way comes

      By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

      Something wicked this way comes as DramaCentre works diligently to prepare for their upcoming performance of Macbeth. The opening night looms ever closer as the cast and crew begin pulling all the pieces together to make Shakespeare’s classic come alive on the stage.

      At the moment, the performance is still rough-hewn. Actors ... Read more

    384. 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

    385. 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

    386. 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

    387. Centre Should Take a Stand for the Rights of Poor Workers

      By ALEC HUDSON – STAFF WRITER

      Centre College has power few even realized it had.

      While it is an academic power as an educational institution, it is also an economic power as a purchaser of school apparel for the bookstore and for other functions.

      This apparel is not made here in America; it is made by an international garment ... Read more

    388. The Gray Area: Dancing around the Centre grind

      By GRAY WHITSETT – COLUMNIST

      I’d be willing to wager that upward of 95 percent of Centre students have, at one point or another, frequented the institutions we collectively and affectionately refer to as “the Houses.”

      Nearly every new student during the opening weeks of their Centre career at least samples them, and a healthy amount continue the ... Read more

    389. Take a Hike: the Best Trails and Parks Kentucky Has to Offer

      By ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER

      This past winter seemed as though it would never end.

      One of Danville’s worst winters in recent history, there were a number of times where it appeared as though the weather was finally picking up, only to drop right back down within 24 hours.

      Although Kentucky’s weather is notoriously temperamental, it seems as ... Read more

    390. Letter to the Editor: “It’s all about respect”

      By MATT GILBERT – CENTRE STUDENT

      Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to this article published in the March 20, 2014 issue of the Cento.

      As the recent Cento article “SGA Raises Questions Over Centre’s Smoking Policy” stated, Centre College is one of the few college campuses in Kentucky to have relaxed tobacco policies.

      Our policy, according ... Read more

    391. Success in Female Leadership: Keep Momentum Going

      By SARAH CORNETT – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

      In September of 2011, Jill Abramson was appointed as the Executive Editor of the New York Times.

      Abramson’s appointment should have come as no surprise, considering her past résumé includes notable positions at Time, the American Lawyer, and the Wall Street Journal before spending 14 years at the New York Times. All of ... Read more

    392. The Editorial Board: Why We Would Choose Centre

      By: The Editorial Board

      Editor’s Note: The Editorial Board of the Cento is composed of members of the staff and does not reflect the opinions of any one individual on the staff. The Editorial Board represents the voice of the Cento.

      You’ve probably seen in the news recently that a 17-year-old New York student named Kwasi Enin ... Read more

    393. Student Senate hosts discussion on Academic policies

      By AUDREY JENKINS STAFF WRITER

      In a true show of college unity, Centre administration and students alike convened in Vahlkamp Theatre Wed., April 16, at 7 p.m. for an enlightening Academic Policy Q&A session about issues such as the sliding grade scale, the rumored limit on how many “A’s” a professor may give in one class, ... Read more

    394. Students present research at the John C. Young Symposium

      By MARY BURGER – STAFF WRITER

      Did you miss RICE but are still interested in learning about undergraduate research? Are you interested in possibly undertaking a yearlong research project? Still need a few convocation credits? Saturday, April 26, is the John C. Young Symposium. During two sessions (9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:oo-2:30 p.m.), this year’s seven John C. ... Read more

    395. Student organizations prepare for annual Green Week

      By ALEC HUDSON – STAFF WRITER

      Centre College is once again gearing up for Green Week, and all signs point to what looks to be a collection of great events.

      From April 19-27, students will be able to participate in events around campus that highlight environmental protection, sustainability, and the wonders of the natural world.

      The event is going ... Read more

    396. Twenty Aprils concert organized by Centre students

      By ADAM FALUJI – STAFF WRITER

      It’s Centre’s goal to provide a dedicated environment and diverse opportunities with hopes that the four years a student spends here are a transformative experience, that they graduate having achieved their maximum potential and are ready to change the world.

      To this end, a liberal arts education is stressed so that students ... Read more

    397. Sandella’s Flatbread Café to replace Jazzman’s

      By SARAH CORNETT EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

      With each new year, Centre ushers in new changes and campus renovations. This fall, campus will receive one of the biggest changes since the construction of Brockman Commons.

      Over the summer, construction will begin to add Sandella’s Flatbread Café to the current Hall of Fame Café.

      Sandella’s is a café restaurant originally based out ... Read more

    398. Tiger Woods: A Golf Legacy Stuck in Limbo

      By Dana Reynolds Staff Writer

      At his peak, Tiger Woods could have been considered the greatest golfer in the game. With his scoring records and margin-of-victory marks in major championships, he used to outshine anyone on the course. But each year, people await his comeback and it never seems to follow through.

      It is ... Read more

    399. A Lesson in Kentucky’s Bracketology

      By Alex MulhallCento Writer

      If you’ve lived in Kentucky for at least one full calendar year, there are three truths you have come to accept: first, you have no idea what the weather will be like tomorrow; second, you will get excited about the Kentucky Derby regardless of your knowledge of the ... Read more

    400. Women’s Softball prepares for conference play

      By Rachel WestManaging Editor

      The Centre College softball team continues to push forward through their season, determined to turn an overall record of 5-8 around in time for the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Conference Tournament.

      The team’s record comes on the back of what was destined to be a difficult, hard-fought season. After ... Read more

    401. Pitcher of the Week Neu talks baseball, future

      By Rachel WestManaging Editor

      The name “Kyle Neu” in Centre’s baseball program has almost become synonymous with the term “Pitcher of the Week.”

      It might seem like a joke, but it’s not: senior pitcher Neu has won conference Pitcher of the Week multiple times through two different conferences (Centre’s former conference of the ... Read more

    402. 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

    403. 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

    404. 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

    405. 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

    406. Funding the Flame Stirs Both Disgruntlement and Hope

      By Justin AllardOpinions Section Editor

      On Tue., March 18, Centre sprouted gold ribbons with gift tags on them overnight. They appeared across campus and were all addressed to Centre College.

      The sender varied from tag to tag, but all represented a private donator. This was part of a new funding campaign called Fund ... Read more

    407. True Life: the Confessions of a Snapchat Hater

      By Sarah Cornett – Editor-in-Chief

      In 2012, Stanford students Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy designed an app that would change the face of modern communication.

      The aptly nicknamed “phantom app” called Snapchat allows users to send photos that will disappear in one to ten seconds. It seems that everyone born after 1990 ... Read more

    408. The Editorial Board: The Work-Study Dilemma

      By: The Editorial Board

      Editor’s Note: The Editorial Board of the Cento is composed of members of the staff and does not reflect the opinions of any one individual on the staff. The Editorial Board represents the voice of the Cento.

      Work-Study is one of the greatest opportunities provided to students by the federal government. ... Read more

    409. The Gray Area: Discussing Centre’s Diversity

      By Gray WhitsettColumnist

      Here at Centre College we talk a lot about our accomplishments. We brag, and rightfully so, about our stellar study abroad program. We tout our remarkably low student-to-professor ratio. We praise the accolades of our faculty and students, boast of our admirable “value of education” ranking, and assert our ... Read more

    410. A Washed Up System Causes Problems in Laundry Facilities

      By Alec Hudson – Staff Writer

      Centre students are a privileged group. We live on a well-organized, well-managed campus with most of the amenities necessary for a normal life.

      But this life of education is by no means free. We as students bear many costs and responsibilities for living on such a ... Read more

    411. This I Believe: The Importance of Listening

      By Mason McClay Cento Writer

      Sore and exhausted, I sat in the pavilion of Indian Hill High School in a frustrating attempt to avoid the wave of ninety degree, mercilessly humid air. I believe I was drifting into a state of disassociation.

      I didn’t usually have trouble distinguishing which hand was left and which ... Read more

    412. In the Rotation: Most Underrated Albums of 2013

      By DEREK BEAVEN & JOHN WYATT – STAFF WRITER & NEWS EDITOR

      As college students, a large portion of our music comes from either what’s playing in the frat houses or what Pandora plays while we try to study.

      It can be hard to find the time to scour the Internet for all the good music ... Read more

    413. Extreme Makeover: Dorm Room Edition

      By: LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

      Making your dorm room at college feel like a homey, comfortable space isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Cinderblock walls, fluorescent lighting, and questionable neighbors are just a few of the aspects of dorm living that can make it less than enjoyable. But if you can’t get rid of these things, what ... Read more

    414. Crystalizing Moments with D.H. McNabb

      By AUDREY JENKINS – STAFF WRITER

      When he first stepped onto Centre’s campus in the fall of 1998, Florida native D.H. McNabb ’02 wanted to be a veterinarian or a naturalist.

      “I didn’t come to Centre with the intent of majoring in glass. I don’t think a lot of things make sense until after you’ve done them,” he ... Read more

    415. Alvin Ailey Dance Company at the Norton Center

      By ADAM FALLUJISTAFF WRITER

      One of the Norton Center’s most highly anticipated performances of the year was the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Founded by Alvin Ailey in 1958 in New York, the dance group is known internationally as the U.S.’s “Cultural Ambassador to the World.”

      After growing up in Texas during a time of ... Read more

    416. Crisis in Ukraine: Dr. Hamm Explains, as Interviewed by Dr. Bosco

      By Robert Bosco – Centre Faculty

      BOSCO: Dr. Hamm, thank you for taking the time to answer some of my questions.
      You are an expert in the Soviet and Post-Soviet periods, the Cold War, Eastern and Central European politics, and the Russian Revolution.
      You have authored multiple university press books, including one on ... Read more

    417. Centre Offers Summer Programming to High School Students

      By Mary Burger Staff Writer

      If you are from Kentucky, then you know that many high school students participate in the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP), a program designed to provide high school students with a college experience the summer before their senior year of high school.

      But what if a high school student ... Read more

    418. SGA Raises Questions Over Centre’s Smoking Policy

      By Alec Hudson Staff Writer

       

      Centre College has had a strange and often inconsistent policy in regard to tobacco smoking on campus.

      While the college tries to promote a healthy lifestyle for all students, it is one of the few college campuses in Kentucky that isn’t tobacco free.

      This poses ... Read more

    419. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear named as the official Commencement Speaker

      By Sarah Cornett – Editor-in-Chief

      This year, Centre’s Commencement speaker will be Kentucky’s own Governor Steve Beshear.

      Governor Beshear was first elected to the office in 2007 and is now serving in his second term after being re-elected in 2011.

      For both of his terms Governor Beshear’s platform has had a focus around a stronger Kentucky and ... Read more

    420. Hoodie Allen/The King’s Dead to Headline 2014 Carnival

      By Rachel West – Managing Editor

      Hoodie Allen and The King’s Dead will be coming to Centre College’s campus for this year’s Carnival celebrations. The band selection was revealed by Centre’s Student Activities Council (SAC), who are responsible for the Carnival festivities, today during Common Hour.

      The main act, Hoodie Allen, is ... Read more

    421. Kaitlin Parrish Platform

      Kaitlin Parrish is running for the position of President of the Student Senate

       Hey, Centre! My name is Kaitlin Parrish and I’m running for President of the Senate. I have been a member of the Senate and SGA for the past year, and I’m also involved in Investment Society, Centre Ambassadors, and Alpha Delta ... Read more

    422. Bryce Rowland Platform

      Bryce Rowland is running for the position of Speaker of the House

                  “Cheers from London! My name is Bryce Rowland, a member of the Class of 2017! During my time at Centre, I have had the fortune of serving on SGA as a representative for my class during every semester that I have ... Read more

    423. Ross Larson Platform

      Ross Larson is running for the position of Speaker of the House

      “INTRODUCTION

      This year, I wanted to run a different sort of campaign, specifically by coordinating with a candidate for President, Gray Whitsett. Together we’ve been able to craft complementary platforms and a consistent message that targets issues about which we both feel passionate.

      I ... Read more

    424. Hunt VanderToll Platform

      Hunt VanderToll is running for the position of SGA President

      “Experience:

      Finishing up Junior year, I have had the opportunity to look back on my last three years at Centre and really take stock of what has been important to me. SGA definitely sits at the top of that list. I am currently the only candidate running ... Read more

    425. Gray Whitsett Platform

      Gray Whitsett is running for the position of SGA President

      “This year, I wanted to run a different sort of campaign, specifically by coordinating with a candidate for Speaker of the House, Ross Larson. Together we’ve been able to craft complimentary platforms and a consistent message that targets issues about which we both feel passionate.

      I ... Read more

    426. Henry Nguyen Platform

      Henry Nguyen is running for the position of Speaker of the House
      “My name is Henry Nguyen, and I’m a candidate for SGA Speaker of the House. I know that there is always room for improvement when it comes to any student organization here at Centre College, and the student ... Read more
    427. Staff Applications

      Hello Future CENTO staff,

      It’s officially that time: staff application season. If you would like to be on staff next year, we would ask that you please fill out the application- even if you want to stay in a position you currently hold. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BACK ON TUESDAY, MARCH 18 AT 5:00 PM. Email completed ... Read more

    428. Centre looks to add a new Study-Away Program in Chicago

      By: MARY BURGERSTAFF WRITER

      Beginning this fall, Centre will have a new option for students who are interested in a study away option and want to experience life in Chicago.

      Although both involve internships, the Chicago program will be very different from the current Centre study -away program in Washington, D.C. Each student will choose ... Read more

    429. Students design website to track U.S. Senate Race in Kentucky

      By: LAURA HUMBLESTAFF WRITER

       

      This past CentreTerm, several students designed and created a website, Commonwealth Duel, as part of visiting professor and host of KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” Bill Goodman’s class, “Politics and Journalism in the Age of Social Media.” The goal of the website is to cover the ... Read more

    430. Centre on pace with rising stress levels among college students

      By: Derek Beaven Staff writer

      It’s not easy being a college student. Between balancing the pressures of class, homework, part-time jobs, and social and familial duties, there isn’t much room for relaxation.

      Recent studies have shown that mental health among college students has become a pressing concern, and Centre is no exception.

      “We are completely ... Read more

    431. Students Organize to Raise Awareness for Venezuelan Conflict

      By: John WyattSection Editor

      The year of 2014 has already seen its share of unrest the past two months. Conflicts in countries like Ukraine and Syria have garnered worldwide coverage in the media.

      However, several other countries, such as Thailand and Venezuela, have seen similar conflicts and protests, yet have largely flown under the radar ... Read more

    432. Two new Grants look to increase experiential learning for students

      By: John WyattSection Editor

      Centre has always had a successful history of receiving gifts from various donors and foundations. Last year, Centre received two new grants, one from the Mellon Foundation and the other from the James Graham Brown Foundation, and is now in the process of implementing funding from these new grants.

      The grant ... Read more

    433. 2014 World Cup in Brazil off to a rocky start

      By: Alec HudsonStaff Writer

      Brazil is on the move. With the first match of the 2014 International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) World Cup coming in less than four months, the nation is scrambling to ensure that the facilities are prepared and that the infrastructure is working.

      At the same time, they are trying to ... Read more

    434. The Play by Play: Finding unity in sports

      By: CJ DonaldColumnist

      This semester, I am one of twenty-one students enrolled in Dr. Rick Axtell’s Religion 340 course entitled “Studies in Ethics: Poverty and Homelessness.”

      The course challenges stereotypes and strengthens social conscience in a variety of ways, the most striking of which includes an overnight stay in a homeless shelter.

      In groups of two, ... Read more

    435. Centre Women’s Lacrosse has earned respect

      By: Alex Mulhall – CENTO WRITER

      The Centre Women’s Lacrosse team is geared up and ready to take a big step forward in 2014. The team, which had its first season only three short years ago in 2011, reached the finals of the inaugural Southern Athletic Association (SAA) tournament last year, losing in a heartbreaker to rival ... Read more

    436. Men’s Basketball to host first round of NCAA

      By: CJ DonaldColumnist

      After a 23-win season that brought the Centre College Colonels (23-4; 13-1 SAA) a Southern Athletic Association Tournament Championship, Centre Men’s Basketball earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. On Thurs., March 6 at 7 p.m., the Colonels host the LaGrange (Ga.) Panthers in Alumni Gymnasium for Round 1 ... Read more

    437. Women’s Basketball finishes the 2014 season strong

      By RACHEL WEST – MANAGING EDITOR

      In the end, it wasn’t the season that the Centre College Women’s Basketball team had envisioned, but it was a good one all the same.

      The team’s season ended on Sun., March 2, when they fell 79-60 to Rhodes College in a hard-fought final game of the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Conference Championship. ... Read more

    438. The Gray Area: Learning to accept the imperfections of CentreTerm

      By GRAY WHITSETT – COLUMNIST

      I have only lived through two CentreTerms in my time at Centre College — one focused on religion and politics, the other spent in India.
      These two courses were arguably the most influential classes I’ve taken in my student career and experiences I value with love and pride.
      I hesitate to say ... Read more

    439. Misrepresentation of the Millenials: Slighted by Media

      By RACHEL WEST – MANAGING EDITOR

      Yahoo wants to tell us “Why Millennials Will Never Be Happy.” Time calls millennials the “Me Me Me Generation” who “are lazy, entitled narcissists.” A Slate article purports that millennials “can’t think for themselves.” The New York Times asks us, “Do Millennials Stand a Chance in the Real World?” (Spoiler alert: ... Read more

    440. Restoring voting rights to ex-felons

      By ALEC HUDSON STAFF WRITER

      Are we a forgiving society?

      Many would argue that we are: for American society is one of countless stories of dispossessed people committing errors of judgment that lead them through hardship only to redeem themselves through hard work or good deeds. But this forgiveness has its limits in our state.
      For Kentucky ... Read more

    441. The Editorial Board: Examining the Social Greek System

      By EDITORAL BOARD

      Editor’s Note: The Editorial Board of the Cento is composed of members of the staff and does not reflect the opinions of any one individual on the staff. The Editorial Board represents the voice of the Cento.

      At Centre, the Greek system has a rich history and presence with almost exactly 50 percent of ... Read more

    442. Detox the Stress: Learning to cope without being busy

      By AUDREY JENKINS – STAFF WRITER

      You’re busy.

      Don’t bother denying it, because we all know it’s true. I can taste it in the Cowan coffee you gulp down like water to stay awake during your afternoon classes.

      I can see it in the bags under your eyes as you scribble yet another club meeting into your already full ... Read more

    443. 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

    444. 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

    445. 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

    446. 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

    447. Rethink Recycling at the Community Arts Center

      By: Adam Falluji Staff Writer

      It’s often said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. With its new exhibit, Rethink Recycling, Danville’s Community Arts Center seeks to show that nothing is truly trash and that objects considered entirely useless can be reinvented into something unexpected with the right vision.

      We live in a beautiful world, ... Read more

    448. Centre Alumna designs Set for spring production of Macbeth

      By: Laura Humble Staff Writer

      Centre’s campus is abuzz with anticipation for the spring showing of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The Drama Department is pulling out all the stops this spring by bringing in Centre alumna Krit Robinson ’09 to design the set. Robinson currently lives and works in New York and has been communicating with the ... Read more

    449. Music Lessons provide new opportunities to students

      By: Audrey Jenkins Staff Writer

      For many Centre students, listening to music is a daily activity, seemingly as necessary as breathing or eating. And for a dedicated faction of Centre students, listening to music is simply not enough — they have also chosen to devote a portion of their daily lives to making the music.

      Senior ... Read more

    450. 24-Hour Play Festival starts new campus tradition

      By: Mary BurgerStaff Writer

      Many Centre students have experienced the infamous all-nighter, complete with books, papers, and the highly necessary snacks and caffeine. Centre Players recently experienced a new kind of all-nighter – one that doesn’t end at class time. From Fri., Feb. 28, to Sat., March 1, students participated in the ... Read more

    451. In the rotation: Review of ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron

      By: Derek Beaven (Staff Writer) and John Wyatt (News Editor)
      It’s difficult to say that ScHoolboy Q and his bucket hat have been in Kendrick Lamar’s shadow, but it’s even more difficult to say that TDE became a household name for reasons other than Good Kid M.A.A.D City. ScHoolboy Q debuted in 2011 with Setbacks, ... Read more

    452. Plenty of TLC (Tinder Loving Care) offered in newest dating App

      By Audrey JenkinsStaff Writer

      Everyone always says that college is the ideal place to find a life partner, but what Centre student has time for real dating? Between club meetings, sports practice, late-night Taco Bell runs with your girls, and Facebook creeping in the library, finding the time and energy to pursue meaningful romantic ... Read more

    453. Snapshots Abroad: A CentreTerm study abroad photo journal

      By Sarah Cornett –  Editor-In-Chief

      It is no surprise that with 85 percent of all students studying abroad at least once, Centre’s study abroad programs are growing.
      This past CentreTerm semester though, it seemed like the trips grew even more in number and in exotic location.
      In fact, this year the trips appeared to reach all ... Read more

    454. Students start initiative in hopes of rediscovering Sinking Spring

      By Rachel West – Managing Editor

      A Centre student is teaming up with Centre professors and administrators to spearhead a project in an attempt to rediscover the Sinking Spring area of campus. The Sinking Spring, though few students know it as such, is the trench along West Main Street that features a small stream with ... Read more

    455. 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

    456. Recyclemania competition returns to Centre College for spring semester

      By Derek Beaven Staff Writer

      Recyclemania has returned to Centre’s campus this spring. The nationwide recycling event began in 2001 with a recycling competition between Ohio University and Miami University, who were both looking for ways to promote recycling among students.
      The event has grown ever since, including 461 schools for the 2014 competition year. The ... Read more

    457. The Play by Play: Derek Jeter, the Legend

      By CJ DonaldColumnist

      In athletics, there is a notion that there are only two types of competitors. The first is the kind of player that many folks paint as boring.
      He or she believes in the sanctity of the sport. Any success is attributed to the love of family and support of friends. Boring ... Read more

    458. Sochi Olympics allow for unity between nations

      By Matt CoxSports Editor

      Olympians have always been considered the peak of the athletic pyramid. They are competing for much more than the typical professional athlete. It is a matter of pride and nationalism instead of simply a quest for a trophy or ring. The amount of training and preparation they must endure is ... Read more

    459. Vagina Monologues takes campus by storm

      By Alec HudsonStaff Writer

      Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues has been a major cultural achievement for the feminist movement since its premiere in 1996.
      On Feb. 18 and 19, a group of Centre College students, with funding provided by CentrePlayers, put on two performances of the work to raise awareness about sexual violence toward ... Read more

    460. Men’s Basketball is hitting their stride

      By Derek BeavenStaff Writer

      Sitting at 18-4, the Centre College Men’s Basketball team has had quite an impressive season thus far. The Colonels have remained a perfect 7-0 at home, posted an eleven-game win streak, and are ranked 22nd in NCAA Division III.
      “The season is going great,” junior forward Josh Karsner said. “During ... Read more

    461. Centre senior interns at Paramount Theatre

      By Laura HumbleStaff Writer

      Senior Martha Grace Burkey is on the fast track to success in the world of theatre. During CentreTerm, she participated in an internship at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, diving headfirst into post-college life in the theatre community.
      “I was the Arts Outreach and Education Intern, I assisted ... Read more

    462. 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

    463. Centre unveils new courses on leadership

      By Adam Falluji – Staff Writer

      Improving yourself is a lifelong endeavor, and our daily experiences contribute to our personal growth. When we graduate and go on to be the new owners of the modern world, it’s important that we reach our maximum potential, so that we may offer all that we are capable of ... Read more

    464. Lacrosse develops a winning tradition

      By Charlie Grigsby Cento Writer

      Legacy is often a difficult thing to talk about after three years. It’s easy to have a vision or an expectation, but building a reputation takes time. When Centre Men’s Lacrosse plays next Sun., Feb. 23 against Carthage, the program will be entering its fourth year since its inaugural season ... Read more

    465. NFL must deal with Incognito, bully culture

      By Rachel West Managing Editor

      It started, seemingly, with a cafeteria prank. On Oct. 28, Jonathan Martin, offensive tackle for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, left the team for undisclosed mental issues, causing the Dolphins to place him on the non-football injury list, effectively ending his season. In the months to come, Martin and his representatives ... Read more

    466. 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

    467. The Gray Area: A different perspective on Centre’s introductory courses

      By Gray Whitsett  Columnist

      I was blessed with a solid class schedule my first semester – a good balance of difficulty, lively professors, and a diverse genre of subjects.
      I say “blessed” for a reason, as I had essentially no choice in the matter. The only input I had was suggesting during the summer one gen. ... Read more

    468. Course Evaluations: A suggestion for change

      By The Editorial Board

      Editor’s Note: The Editorial Board of the Cento is composed of members of the staff and does not reflect the opinions of any one individual on the staff. The Editorial Board represents the voice of the Cento.

      At the end of each semester, Centre students are besieged by the same barrage of emails ... Read more

    469. Debate: An argument based on scientific evidence

      By Alec Hudson Staff Writer

      Out in Meade County, Ky., there is a swath of forest collectively owned by my mother’s family on the cliffs of the Ohio River. I grew up going there for family reunions, vacation days, or just outings. Every time I went, I would dig through the mud, especially around the creek ... Read more

    470. Debate: Understanding through faith

      By Mason McClayCento Writer

      After watching the highly anticipated Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate, at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky,it was clear who the victor was … at least in terms of references to tangible evidence that supports a widely accepted theory.
      However, after allowing myself to process the different rhetoric used ... Read more

    471. CVS Pharmacy to kick the habit: Tobacco product sales to cease

      By Bryan WrightCento Writer

      CVS has decided to stop selling tobacco products because doing so conflicts with their purpose of providing a form of healthcare as a pharmacy. This made me think that the intelligent people at Centre College should follow suit by actively remembering the harm that tobacco use can do to our ... Read more

    472. Centre Singers

      By Laura HumbleStaff Writer

      This past CentreTerm, the Centre Singers took a trip to Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain, to tour the city and showcase their talent.
      “I chose based on my desire to see the works of Velasquez, Goya, and Picasso in person,” H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Music ... Read more

    473. Beta Theta Pi Fraternity set to take over Breeze House

      By Sarah CornettEditor-in-Chief

      In the spring of 2011, a group of male students began the process of recolonizing the Beta Theta Pi (Beta) fraternity on campus. Now, two years later, the Epsilon chapter is enjoying great success. After accepting eleven new men from this year’s formal recruitment, Beta has also officially been ... Read more

    474. Associates Dinner showcases Alumni loyalty

      By Mary Burger Staff Writer

      On Fri. Jan. 31, Centre College held the 24th annual Associates Dinner at the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville. Centre Associates is a society that recognizes those individuals who donate $1000 a year or more to Centre College. The majority of these funds go toward the financial aid program. 

      Faculty, ... Read more

    475. 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

    476. Successful Teams Have Strong Bonds

      By DANA REYNOLDSSTAFF WRITER

      Although success in sports is most often defined as defeating opponents or snatching first place in a competition, Centre athletic teams also place emphasis on creating and maintaining close relationships with teammates.

      Successful teams are more than just a combination of gifted athletes. In order to perform at a high level, ... Read more

    477. Centre Dance Team Entertains at Halftime

      By ADAM FALLUJI STAFF WRITER

      Centre students have the opportunity to pursue a number of athletic interests on campus, even if they were not recruited to play a sport. The dance team is one such association, and has taken a new shape in the past year.

      Not to be confused with cheerleaders, Centre’s dancers traditionally perform ... Read more

    478. Blake Scinta Prepares for his Second Season

      By CHARLIE GRIGSBYCENTO WRITER

      Blake Scinta grew up in Louisville, Ky., a city divided by a basketball rivalry that splits the state into a stark contrast of Wildcat blue and Cardinal red. Basketball is part of the culture of the state, and Scinta was raised a “diehard UK fan” with a basketball goal in ... Read more

    479. Athletes are Now Expected to Censor Social Media

      By ALEC HUDSON STAFF WRITER

      Social media has revolutionized the way humanity is able to communicate. In a matter of a few seconds with a phone, touch-pad, computer, or game console, people can read posts from across the globe.

      These posts range from celebrity news to what your brother had for breakfast. But in the world ... Read more

    480. The Play by Play: Wilson and Seahawks on the Rise

      By CJ DONALDCOLUMNIST

      The case could be made that the Seattle Seahawks franchise is currently in the juvenile stage of what could be a full-fledged football dynasty.

      The process began four years ago when the Seahawks owner, Paul Allen, hired head coach, Pete Carroll, formerly the head honcho for the University of Southern California football ... Read more

    481. Centre Bands Battle for the Top Spot

      By ADAM FALLUJISTAFF WRITER

      Centre Encore and the Student Activities Council’s Battle of the Bands gave musically-inclined students across campus a chance to perform in front of their peers.

      For those who haven’t been to CC After Dark before, there’s always food to eat, things to do, and plenty of Centre students in attendance looking ... Read more

    482. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

      By TORIE DIMARTILESTAFF WRITER

      With the first snowfall dusting the campus white this November, it’s easy to see that the holiday season is just around the corner. As students work hard on campus finalizing projects and preparing for big tests, Centre and the surrounding Danville community are getting ready to jingle all the way ... Read more

    483. Our Country’s Good Leaves Audiences in Awe

      By LAURA HUMBLESTAFF WRITER

      DramaCentre’s production of Our Country’s Good, directed by Patrick Kagan-Moore, was an interesting mix of witty comedy and poignant insights on humanity. The play follows the struggles of a group of eighteenth-century British convicts transported to the colony of Australia and their attempt to put on a play. They are ... Read more

    484. Musicians’ Showcase Fall 2013

      By MASON MCCLAYCENTO WRITER

      This year’s Musicians’ Showcase assembled a unique compilation of an unexpected variety, which left the audience wildly impressed. “How captivating it is to experience these beautiful sounds being made by your classmates- a talent you were entirely unaware that many of them have…” first-year Billy Forbess said.

      “At a certain point, ... Read more

    485. Study Abroad Q&A: Reading, England

      By HAYLEY HOFFMANSTAFF WRITER

      Centre is famous for its various study abroad programs. Many of the programs, like those in Strasbourg and Merida, are taught by Centre professors who travel abroad alongside the students.

      Centre’s program in Reading is different from other study abroad options because students select their own courses and take them from ... Read more

    486. China Time with Lu Han

      By LU HANCENTO WRITER

      It is almost inevitable –that one will encounter some difficulties when learning a second language. Sometimes, one can even make a fool of oneself.

      I was not an exception. But a bumpy journey will eventually pay off, as long as one does give up. The following are anecdotes describing a few ... Read more

    487. 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

    488. 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

    489. 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

    490. 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

    491. The Editorial Board: A discussion on the merits of going “gradeless”

      By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

      Editor’s Note: The Editorial Board of the Cento is composed of members of the staff and does not reflect the opinions of any one individual on the staff. The Editorial Board represents the voice of the Cento.

      If you ask any Centre student, “What makes Centre, Centre?” you would get a slew of ... Read more

    492. The Influence of the Meme Generation: The Evolution of Millennials’ Preferred Methods of Communication

      By JARED THOMPSON CENTO WRITER

      Technological advances, by definition, allow us a variety of new opportunities with which to expand our worldviews. The technological advances of the 21st century, at least the ones college students have most closely integrated into their lives, have primarily allowed people greater freedom of expression.

      However, the very same people utilizing ... Read more

    493. The British are Coming, the British are Coming

      By RACHEL WESTMANAGING EDITOR

      You’ve definitely heard their names: Doctor Who, Sherlock, Downton Abbey. They’ve become some of the most popular television shows and fandoms in America in recent years, and you can only watch them online or weeks after they first appear.

      It’s the most recent iteration of the British invasion, but this time ... Read more

    494. “Mind the Gap”: The dangers of being a healthy woman

      By SARAH CORNETTEDITOR-IN-CHIEF

      For any individual who has ever traveled by the complex London subway system there is one phrase that should automatically come to mind: “Mind the gap.” Within these subway stations, commonly known as the “Tube,” this simple utterance is meant to warn travelers of the wide gap created between the station ... Read more

    495. The Gray Area: The Prevelance of Unhealthy Study Habits and Student Asceticism at Centre

      By GRAY WHITSETTCOLUMNIST

      It’s that time of year again. It is cold. It is difficult. It is nearing finals. It is Centre in November, the onset of winter. It is time to buckle down, time to make our offerings to the caffeine gods, time to stop denying the existence of research papers, seminar presentations, ... Read more

    496. Letter to the Editor: “Slut-Shaming”

      By CHELSEA FAISTCENTRE STUDENT

      Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to this Letter to the Editor.

      Dear Editor,

      I would like to say a few words about a previous letter to the editor, titled “Reaction to the Gray Area.” My issues here are not with the policy discussed; I am not particularly concerned with ... Read more

    497. Letter to the Editor: Columnist’s Response to Previous Column Contribution

      By GRAY WHITSETTCOLUMNIST

      Dear readership,

      In a recent article in The Gray Area, I stated a few opinions that I had toward the visitation policy.

      Unfortunately, they may have been taken in ways I did not intend, which is partly due to poor interpretation and partly due to the way I presented them.

      I don’t write this ... Read more

    498. Centre College to Host Governor’s School for the Arts

      By LAURA HUMBLESTAFF WRITER

      This summer, Centre College will play host to the Kentucky Center’s Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) Program. GSA is an intensive three-week program geared toward promoting various artistic disciplines including architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual art, and vocal music for high school ... Read more

    499. Interfaith Panel Seeks to Enlighten Students

      By JOHN WYATT – STAFF WRITER

      Centre College has always prided itself on bringing in students from all walks of life, giving Centre more diversity. A religious panel between Centre’s various faith organizations seeks to open up dialogue between various religions that Centre represents. The religious panel will be hosted in Newlin Hall, Thurs., Nov. 21, ... Read more

    500. Poverty and Homelessness Week Seeks to Raise Social Awareness

      By MARY BURGER STAFF WRITER

      Centre Action Reaches Everyone, or CARE as it is better known, is a prominent service club on campus. This week, CARE has been sponsoring Poverty and Homelessness Week as a way for students to be more aware of all that they have to be thankful for in their lives.

      Although CARE ... Read more

    501. Dr. Lucas Named CASE Kentucky Professor of the Year

      By DEREK BEAVEN – NEWS EDITOR

      Recently, Centre’s own Alfred P. and Katherine B. Jobson Professor of English Mark Lucas was named CASE Kentucky Professor of the Year. Lucas was one of 36 honorees from across the country.

      Lucas majored in English while at Centre and was a self-described “lackluster student” until he took a class with ... Read more

    502. Global Glimpse: Current World News

      By AUDREY JENKINS -STAFF WRITER

      China: If you think that a ‘re-education through labor’ camp sounds a bit terrifying, you will probably be glad to know that as of Nov. 15, 2013, the Chinese government has finally decided to close these facilities in favor of ‘protecting human rights.’ The laijiao, as they are known in Mandarin, ... Read more

    503. Sports Rituals Promote Mental Focus

      By DANA REYNOLDSSTAFF WRITER

      While it is a practice not understood by some spectators, it is a fairly common for athletes to perform rituals before competitions. Many athletes that implement rituals before competing believe that it can affect their performance.

      One of the most common sayings in sports is, “90 percent of performance is mental.” ... Read more

    504. Swimming and Diving Maintain High Goals

      By JOHN WYATTSTAFF WRITER

      The months of September through April are always considered the busiest months in sports.

      Football dominates attention in the fall, while basketball entertains sports fans during the winter and spring months. But Swimming and Diving’s season goes throughout the entire fall to spring period.

      Centre’s swimmers and divers have one of the ... Read more

    505. Volleyball Positivity Leads to Success in 2013

      By CHARLIE GRIGSBYSTAFF WRITER

      In the back of Alumni Hall, three plastic boards sit atop a wooden counter. One board is titled “Weekly Will-Powers” and lists the Centre Volleyball team’s focus from each week of the season. The other two boards are divided into grids. In each grid, individual players write down their goals ... Read more

    506. Boxing Struggles to Keep Entertainment Value

      By DANA REYNOLDSSTAFF WRITER

      At one time, boxing was considered to be one of America’s most exciting sports, but since then it has experienced a rapid decline. Ten to fifteen years after being one of the world’s most popular sports, boxing is now quickly losing media attention.

      Floyd Mayweather may be one of the very ... Read more

    507. The Play by Play: Durant Will Not Stop LeBron’s Reign

      By CJ DONALDCOLUMNIST

      I am a fan of basketball because of the sport’s innate beauty. My motivation for keeping up with the National Basketball Association (NBA) is intrinsic; the Association’s watchability is not based on whether my hometown team wins or loses.

      I enjoy following the sport even when my favorite players get injured, suspended, ... Read more

    508. A Conversation with Andrew Stairs

      By LAURA HUMBLESTAFF WRITER

      Senior Andrew Stairs didn’t choose theater; theater chose him.

      “I reached a point where I thought, ‘high school me couldn’t have known… this is what I want to be a part of,’” Stairs said.

      His journey began in kindergarten as narrator of a Nativity play, but he did not seriously begin ... Read more

    509. The Great American Dollhouse Museum

      By THOMAS SACCENTECENTO WRITER

      The Great American Dollhouse Museum stands as one of the most unique attractions that Danville has to offer. There is literally no other place like it in the entire world. It was established by Lori Kagan-Moore in 2006 as a way to express her love for immaculately designed dollhouses and ... Read more

    510. Dump Truck on the Run plays at V the Market

      By DEREK BEAVENNEWS EDITOR

      On Sat. Oct. 26, a band largely made up of Centre faculty and staff took the stage at Wayne and Jane’s Wine and Whiskey Bar at V the Market here in Danville. Dressed in various costumes and, in the case of guitarist and Stodghill Professor of Biology Mike Barton, “the ... Read more

    511. A Ghoulish CC After Dark Event

      By HAYLEY HOFFMANSTAFF WRITER

      On Sat. Oct. 26, Centre’s ghouls and ghosts headed over to the Campus Center for a spooky, Halloween-themed CC After Dark program.

      Upon entering the Campus Center, students were greeted by creepy Halloween decorations. Members of the SGA Programming Committee sat at tables outside of Cowan Dining Hall at the “Paint ... Read more

    512. Study Abroad Q&A: Shanghai, China

      By MARY BURGERSTAFF WRITER

      Learning about a culture by experiencing it firsthand is one of the greatest advantages of Centre’s study abroad programs. Centre students are truly blessed to have so many opportunities to leave Danville and experience the larger world in an academic setting.

      One of the many study abroad programs that Centre offers ... Read more

    513. 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

    514. 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

    515. 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

    516. The Death of Chivalry: The Female Perspective

      By AUDREY JENKINSSTAFF WRITER

      Editor’s Note: This article provides the female perspective. The accompanying male perspective is found here.

      If we define chivalry as the sexist notion of performing tasks for women because they are too dumb, weak, or pathetic to do these tasks themselves, then I’m all ... Read more

    517. Letter to the Editor: Reaction to the Gray Area

      By C.J. DONALDCOLUMNIST

      Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to this article.

      Dear Editor,

      Respectfully, I disagree with the previous piece from the “The Gray Area” titled “The Visitation Policy: A Violation of Student Independence.” I am sure that the student only wished to express his ... Read more

    518. The Immaturity and Immorality of Cowan Dish Theft

      By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

      Editor’s Note: The Editorial Board of the Cento is composed of members of the staff and does not reflect the opinions of any one individual on the staff. The Editorial Board represents the voice of the Cento.

      Cowan Dining Commons and Sodexo Dining Services are common topics of discussion on Centre’s campus. Every ... Read more

    519. The Twitter Dilemma: Loose Tweets Sink Futures

      By JARED THOMPSONCENTO WRITER

      It is hardly a debatable fact that Twitter is a major force in society. It has brought many average people fame while simultaneously bringing many famous people to their knees. From scandal to bad comedy, song lyrics to mundane complaints, our tweets can be viewed as nothing less than a ... Read more

    520. The Death of Chivalry: The Male Perspective

      By MASON MCCLAYCENTO WRITER

      Editor’s Note: This article provides the male perspective. The accompanying female perspective is found here.

      As the Roman Empire helplessly fell, these words issued a steadfast code among European men, resulting in the urgent protection of civilization: “Love the commonwealth as thyself, and ... Read more

    521. The Gray Area: Hate the Player, Not the Game

      By GRAY WHITSETTCOLUMNIST

      The “Centre bubble,” as we all know, is a very real phenomenon. And as we also all know, it cuts us off from the world at large. I couldn’t be guiltier of this. As such, when the recent government shutdown began I hadn’t properly followed the story and short of a ... Read more

    522. Student Political Debate and Exchange of Ideas

      By ALEC HUDSONSTAFF WRITER

      For over two weeks the United States Federal Government was shut down. National Parks, museums, and monuments were closed, federal workers were furloughed for two weeks, and benefits to millions of Americans were cut due to lack of workers to process the claims.

      The infantile attitude of Congress, due to partisan ... Read more

    523. New Ideas With Air Travel Mitigation Fund

      By ALEX HURLEY CENTRE STUDENT

      The Off-Campus Programs Committee of the College Council has voted unanimously to approve a new fee structure for study abroad grants at Centre College that will take effect at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. This new fee structure involves both a slight increase in fees for full-semester programs ... Read more

    524. Homecoming 2014 Brings Alumni and Music to Campus

      By LAURA HUMBLESTAFF WRITER

      Centre was full of school spirit for Homecoming weekend on Nov. 1-2. Centre alumni returned to their alma mater to reminisce with each other and enjoy a weekend full of activities.

      For the week leading up to Homecoming, the Student Activities Council (SAC), the Student Government Association (SGA), the Student Life ... Read more

    525. Centre College Strives for Diversity in both Student Body and Faculty

      By IVORY MCGUIRECENTO WRITER

      The start of each school year is a time to focus on a new area of Centre’s campus, because, as the old saying goes, there’s always room for improvement. It would seem that this year, Centre’s staff has put a lot of time and effort into diversifying the campus. Not ... Read more

    526. Vantage Point to work with Art Institute of Boston on New Issue

      By JOHN WYATTSTAFF WRITER

      Vantage Point, the student-run magazine highlighting various literary and artistic works from students, is teaming up with the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University to design their upcoming issue.

      Students at the Art Institute under the instruction of Associate Professor of Illustration Margaret Kimball will be designing this semester’s issue ... Read more

    527. Low-Profile US Foreign Involvement

      By ALEC HUDSON STAFF WRITER

      Living in the post-9/11 world, Americans have become used to hearing about overseas military conflicts involving American troops. From the high-profile wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to drone operations in the Middle East, Americans have witnessed the actions and aftermath of U.S. foreign policy on a daily basis. But in ... Read more

    528. Global Glimpse: A Look at Current World Events

      Google Images Fair Use

      By AUDREY JENKINSSTAFF WRITER

      Kidal, Mali: Two French journalists were kidnapped and killed last Saturday in Northern Mali. According to a statement issued by the French government, veteran radio journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon of Radio French Internationale (RFI) were abducted by a group of armed men in a 4×4 following an interview ... Read more

    529. Cross Country has the Formula for Winning

      By GLEN BORTOLUSCENTO WRITER

      The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams are off to a terrific start this year.

      The Men’s Team, having won two of their three meets so far this season, is poised to win their first regional title since 2008. With a third place finish at the Rhodes Invitational this past weekend, ... Read more

    530. Women’s Soccer is Finding their Identity in 2013

      By ADAM FALLUJICENTO WRITER

      The Centre Women’s Soccer team has gotten off to a solid start with a 4-1 record at home thus far.

      On Saturday, Oct. 5, Centre Women’s Soccer showed off their skills and achieved a 1-0 win against Berry College for the Lady Colonels.

      “This year the wins are not coming as easily ... Read more

    531. Centre College Field Hockey off to a Record Start

      By CHARLIE GRIGSBY – STAFF WRITER

      After an hour and a half into their practice of conditioning, the Centre Field Hockey team lines up for stick drills. It is Wednesday, Sept. 18, four days before the Family Weekend game against fellow Division III opponent Frostburg St.

      On paper, the two-win Bobcats should not give the undefeated Colonels much ... Read more

    532. Junior Swimmer Hadley Judson has Lofty Goals

      By DANA REYNOLDSSTAFF WRITER

      After training all summer with Georgia Tech, junior swimmer Hadley Judson has high hopes for this season.

      “If everything stays on track I think that she is setting herself up for a special year,” head swim coach Dean Brownley said.

      Originally from Atlanta, Ga., Judson began swimming when she was eight years ... Read more

    533. Professional Athlete Salaries: Then and Now

      By ALEC HUDSONSTAFF WRITER

      There is a common argument in American culture that the high salaries now given to professional athletes have tarnished athletics.

      From Tiger Woods to Aaron Rodgers, athletes are now multi-millionaires who are successful in their various sports and serve as spokesmen and spokeswomen for products and services.

      As professional athletes have become ... Read more

    534. The NBA Uses Marketing to Attract Young Fans

      By JOHN WYATT – STAFF WRITER

      Walk into any local Hibbet’s Sports store or any similar sporting goods store, and go look at the jersey section. Chances are that most stocked NBA jerseys will be in youth sizes. The National Basketball Association (NBA) dominates the youth market, attracting more and more young fans as stars like Lebron ... Read more

    535. The Play by Play: Is Baseball Boring or are Americans Antsy?

      By CJ DONALD – COLUMNIST

      Of the major American sports, baseball is considered to be the redheaded stepchild.

      Sports fans have, whether they realize it or not, neglected baseball and continue to banish the sport to the closet under the stairs.

      It is no secret that this disregard for hardball has contributed to a massive diminution of television ratings ... Read more

    536. China Time with Lu Han

      By LU HANCENTO WRITER

      In China, almost all English students receive an English name. In order to make the educational experience more authentic, students either give themselves an English name or are given one by their English teacher.

      Since a student’s English name is nothing formal enough to be put on his/her state issued ID, ... Read more

    537. Study Abroad Q&A: Merida, Mexico

      By HAYLEY HOFFMANSTAFF WRITER

      Centre is currently one of the top institutions in the nation for studying abroad, and it is easy to see why.

      Most students study abroad at least once during their time here through one of Centre’s numerous programs in cities including London, Glasgow, and Strasbourg.

      In this issue, The Cento talked to ... Read more

    538. Explore Danville’s Community Arts Center

      By ADAM FALLUJI CENTO WRITER

      Attending a liberal arts school means expanding your creative horizons and learning to impact the world in ways you had not yet imagined. At Centre, students have the convenience of living just up the street from the Community Arts Center, a place where one can practice doing exactly that.

      This federal ... Read more

    539. Centre Encore Hits the Right Note

      By LAURA HUMBLE STAFF WRITER
      Centre’s campus offers a variety of organizations that students can get involved in.

      For artists, there is the Art Society. For students interested in politics, Centre Democrats and Centre Republicans are available. And for musicians, there is Centre Encore. “Centre Encore is a music society for music enthusiasts,” sophomore and ... Read more

    540. Captain Franks Hotdog Emporium: a dog-gone good time

      By AUDREY JENKNSSTAFF WRITER
      You may have had hotdogs before, but have you ever had a hotdog from Captain Franks Hotdog Emporium? If your answer is no, then it may be time to broaden your hotdog horizons. Captain Franks is a local treat you will not want to miss.

      Located in downtown Danville on ... Read more

    541. CC After Dark: Crafting, Minions, and Future Fun

      By HAYLEY HOFFMANSTAFF WRITER
      On Friday, Sept. 27, Centre’s late-night program CC After Dark took over the Campus Center for a night filled with arts and crafts.

      The main event for the night was “Paint Your Own Pottery,” held inside Cowan.

      Students sat at tables with mugs and plates to decorate with their own designs. ... Read more

    542. Art and Inspiration with Sandy Zhang

      By LAURA HUMBLE STAFF WRITER

      Sandy Zhang’s pursuit of art was clear to her from the beginning. “I came to Centre knowing I’d be an art major,” Zhang said. Despite not having much formal training with art, Zhang first realized she had a talent when she was accepted into the Kentucky Governor’s School for the ... Read more

    543. 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

    544. 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

    545. 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

    546. 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

    547. Observing the Various Animals of Centre’s Serengeti

      By ALEC HUDSON STAFF WRITER

      Centre College’s social bubble is an enigma to anyone who interacts with it. With such a diverse range of student interests, activities, and preferences, it is hard to truly look at the Centre Bubble as a whole.

      Luckily I’m a fan of National Geographic, which is the perfect source for clear ... Read more

    548. Letter to the Editor: The Gray Area

      By JEFFREY PODISCENTRE STUDENT

      Editor’s note: This letter is in response to this article.

      Dear Editor,

      When I first read the article in the Sept. 26 issue in “The Gray Area” titled “The Things We Say and the Things We Mean,” I was furious. Why is this white, privileged sophomore student telling me what ... Read more

    549. Pet Halls: The Solution to Student Stress

      By MASON MCCLAYCENTO WRITER

      “Mason, I swear, if you touch my head one more time…” Such is the usual response I get around this time of year when the stress of responsibilities incites me to relieve tension in obscure ways, such as rubbing the tops of my friends heads. As strange as it sounds, ... Read more

    550. The Visitation Policy: A Violation of Student Independence

      THE GRAY AREA

      By GRAY WHITSETT – COLUMNIST

      As children and teenagers, we go to bed at the prescribed time, we eat the food that is served, and we associate with the instructed groups. This is for good reason. Parents exercise large amounts of control, and, while it can certainly be overdone, it is a positive practice. Understandably, ... Read more

    551. Unexpected Consequences of “The Thrill”

      By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
      Editor’s Note: The Editorial Board of the Cento is composed of members of the staff and does not reflect the opinions of any one individual on the staff. The Editorial Board represents the voice of the Cento.

      For Centre, last year will always be referred to as the year of “The Thrill.” ... Read more

    552. Kentucky Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Calls on Senate Democrats to End the Shutdown They Created

      By STEPHANIE PENN 
      SENATOR MCCONNELL – CONGRESSIONAL STAFFER
      Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the unsuccessful rollout of Obamacare and the need for Senate Democrats to negotiate a solution to end the federal shutdown that they created:

      “Well, if it wasn’t clear earlier ... Read more

    553. The Annual Interfraternity Council and PanHellenic Council Walk-a-mile Event Sparks Diverse Conversation

      By GARRIC BUZZARD – OPINIONS EDITOR

      The annual Interfraternity Council (IFC) and PanHellenic Council (PHC) sponsored Walk-a-mile in her shoes event occurred this past Saturday, Oct. 7. The event sought to raise awareness about power-based violence, which is defined as violence in which someone uses power, control or intimidation in order to harm another person. Along with ... Read more

    554. Cowan Programs Seek Environmental Sustainability

      By MONICA PENCE – CENTO WRITER

       

      Centre is “greening” its dining services with new composting and food waste management programs.

      Two new large composting vessels now sit behind the Campus Center near the dumpsters, and they have been filled daily with Cowan’s pre-consumer waste since Sept. 10.

      By chance, Sodexo, Centre’s food service provider, had started implementing LeanPath, an ... Read more

    555. Global Glimpse: CurrentWorld Events

      By AUDREY JENKINS STAFF WRITER

      Provo, Utah: In a society that highly values digital media sharing, we the people often find ourselves Instagraming everything from our cats to our cars.

      However, a new study from Brigham Young University has found compelling evidence that may make you think twice before Instagraming your next delicious meal.

      Instagraming food, the study ... Read more

    556. Alycia Tidrick Joins the Staff in the Student Life Office

      By MARY BURGERSTAFF WRITER

      Every year Centre is happy to welcome new faculty into the campus community. This year Alycia Tidrick joined the staff in the Student Life Office as the Director of Greek Life and New Student Orientation.

      Her job began in a whirlwind as she arrived on Aug. 19, just a week before ... Read more

    557. After School Program Recognized as Official Campus Organization

      By JOHN WYATT – STAFF WRITER

      Centre College students pride themselves on giving back to the Danville community. Organizations like CARE and Alpha Phi Omega, as well as the various Greek organizations, are constantly going out into the community and giving back through service. Centre’s After School Program has recently been recognized as an official campus organization ... Read more

    558. New ENS Seminar Looks at Green Projects

      By MARY BURGERSTAFF WRITER

      Environmental Studies was introduced as a major at Centre last year. The Environmental Studies (ENS) major begins and ends with an ENS specific course, but between ENS 210 (Introduction to Environmental Studies) and ENS 500 (Senior Seminar), students take a variety of interdisciplinary courses, such as history or philosophy.

      “Seminar tries ... Read more

    559. Second Annual Crit Luallen Dinner Unites Students and Kentucky Politicians

      By JEFFREY PODISCENTO WRITER

      On Friday, Oct. 4, the Centre Democrats hosted an event honoring a member of Centre’s Board of Trustees, Crit Luallen, a graduate of Centre and the former Auditor of the State of Kentucky. This is the second year such a dinner has been hosted and for both years, prominent Kentucky ... Read more

    560. Centre Football Pursues Excellence in 2013

      By AUDREY ASHCENTO WRITER

      With a philosophy like “Pursue Excellence with a Vengeance,” it’s not surprising that Centre Football has started off the 2013 season with three straight wins. Centre delivered the opening weekend of the semester with a strong win over Bethany College.

      In the final minute of the game, the defense pulled through ... Read more

    561. Athletic Director Returns Home to Centre College

      By HAYLEY HOFFMANSTAFF WRITER

      One of the most identifiable parts of Centre College is the athletics program. This year, Centre gained a new Athletic Director, Brad Fields, who came to Centre from Eastern University, a Division III school in St. Davids, Pa.

      Fields grew up in Ashland, KY, and was a three-sport athlete in high ... Read more

    562. Soccer Colonels Looking to Build on Success

      By ANDREW OLSONCENTO WRITER

      The Colonels Men’s soccer team that posted a 15-4-3 record, finished tied for first place in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), and defeated 2011 champions Ohio Wesleyan in the first round of the NCAA tournament last year plans to improve even further on these accomplishments this season.

      Already eight games in, ... Read more

    563. Debate on DI Player Compensation Continues

      By IRINI BROMCENTO WRITER

      A half-game suspension—that was Johnny Manziel’s punishment for signing autographs that might possibly be sold for large amounts of money by a third party participant for which there was no proof that he would receive any payment.

      This has led sports casters, coaches and even players to voice their opinions on ... Read more

    564. The Summer of Steroids in Baseball Reaches a Climax

      By HAYLEY SMITHCENTO WRITER

      Early this past summer the names of almost 20 Major League Baseball (MLB) players were linked to a now closed anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis in Miami.

      This clinic was connected to Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED). Among these players were Milwaukee Brewer Ryan Braun and the highest paid player in the major leagues, ... Read more

    565. The Play by Play: Writing About Winning

      By CJ DONALDCOLUMNIST

      Does winning really matter?

      This summer, I had the opportunity to visit my younger siblings in NC. I happened to arrive in time for the middle school basketball playoffs and, as a sports fanatic, I attended as many competitions as was humanly possible.

      Fortunately, the Donald clan produced stellar-performances and won a combined ... Read more

    566. First-Year Book Author Temple Grandin

      By HAYLEY HOFFMANSTAFF WRITER

      On Thurs., Sept. 12, students and faculty gathered to listen to the first-year book author Temple Grandin speak about her autobiography Thinking in Pictures.

      Grandin is an autism activist and serves as a consultant to the livestock industry about animal behavior in slaughterhouses.

      She is a professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado ... Read more

    567. Local, Natural, Pure at The Bluebird

      By LAURA ZOLMANARTS & LEISURE EDITOR

      Warm wooden tables and locally upholstered booths welcome diners to The Bluebird in Stanford, KY—about a 20-minute drive from Centre’s campus. Executive Chef Bill Hawkins can be seen behind the sleek counter space, crafting food that is clean from preservatives, naturally grown/raised by local farmers, and made to ... Read more

    568. Study Abroad Q&A: Strasbourg

      By LAURA HUMBLESTAFF WRITER

      Studying abroad is one of the most rewarding and unique experiences a Centre student can have. From Strasbourg to Shanghai to Glasgow to the Yucatan, Centre students can experience a myriad of cultures conveniently, immersing themselves in an environment they have never experienced before.

      The Cento recently caught up with junior ... Read more

    569. Moments in Motion hits the right beat

      By AUDREY JENKINSSTAFF WRITER

      If you like to dance, you will love Moments in Motion. If you like to hang out with cool people, expand your cultural knowledge, and build your self-confidence on top of learning some wicked sweet dance moves, then you will love Moments in Motion even more.

      “Moments in Motion is different,” ... Read more

    570. Find your balance with The MeditationCentre

      By MASON MCClAYCENTO WRITER

      MeditationCentre began introducing students and faculty to the practice of mindfulness in the spring of 2013.

      The groups gathers every Wednesday from 8:00 – 8:45 p.m. in the second floor of the Combs Warehouse and is open to all peoples from any religious or philosophical backgrounds.

      The club appears to have already ... Read more

    571. Plan Events with the Student Activities Council

      By AUDREY JENKINSSTAFF WRITER

      If you have never heard of them, been to an event they’ve put on, or at least seen the Student Activities Council (SAC) logo on a flyer at Centre by now, there is a high probability you’ve been living under a rock.

      “The function of SAC is to plan over 50 ... Read more

    572. China time with Lu Han

      By LU HANCENTO WRITER

      Mooncake is a traditional bakery pastry that Chinese families always have during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is also called the Moon Festival. It was held on Aug. 15 according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, which was Sept. 19 this year. It takes place during the full moon period. In old ... Read more

    573. 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

    574. 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

    575. 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

    576. 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

    577. The College Decision: The Appeal of the Liberal Arts

      Jared Thompson Cento Writer

      A college of 1,375 students in a city of 16,000. Not a metropolis filled with thousands of students and hundreds of businesses designed to cater to them, but a modest town, rich in historical and educational importance.

      Regardless of our opinions on urban versus rural living, we were all attracted here for the ... Read more

    578. Centre’s Adaptability: New Library Furniture

      Laura HumbleStaff Writer

      One of the best characteristics of Centre College is its ability to change in new and exciting ways from year to year. Perhaps one of the most significant, and possibly most subtle, changes on campus this year has been in the library.

      These past several months, the library staff has been kept ... Read more

    579. The Gray Area: The Things We Say and the Things We Mean

      Gray WhitsettColumnist

      We live in an age in which the politically correct is all the rage. Every name has four others, each less offensive than the last, and pundits, academics, intellectuals, and sensitive mothers bicker and quarrel over which is best, which is worst, and which is downright ugly. It seems that every few ... Read more

    580. SGA has 99 Problems, and they’re all Elections

      Mason McClayCento Writer

      Finally entering the college atmosphere has provoked several speculations to swirl amidst my cluttered mind, but no other consideration has been as important as the following: What activity will allow me to feel the most sophisticated?

      After a short conversation with sophomore Gray Whitsett, it became clear to me that nothing other than the ... Read more

    581. How Strategic is the Strategic Plan?

      Editorial Board

      Editor’s Note: The Editorial Board of the Cento is composed of members of the staff and does not reflect the opinions of any one individual on the staff. The Editorial Board represents the voice of the Cento.

      In an attempt to define the future direction of the College, the Strategic Plan is published every few ... Read more

    582. The Advantages and Benefits of Global Citizenship

      Irini Brom – Cento Writer

      Is it important to learn about other countries? If I’m a United States citizen, do I need to know why South America is the way it is? Or why Europeans value certain ideologies and not others?

      Director of International Programs Milton Reigelman and Chair of the International Studies Program Lori Hartmann-Mahumud would argue, that ... Read more

    583. Withdrawal of $250 Million Brockman Scholars Donation Marks New Era of Centre Marketing Plan

      Alec HudsonStaff Writer

      Centre College has just witnessed the dawning of a new era of college advertisement. With the apparently tragic loss of the Brockman Foundation’s $250 billion donation, the students should be happy to know that what we have experienced is nothing more than Centre College’s new marketing strategy: humiliating public failure! What a relief, ... Read more

    584. International Students Make Transition to Life at Centre

      Mary BurgerStaff Writer

      The current first-year class is proudly being proclaimed as the largest and most diverse yet to arrive on Centre’s campus. The college welcomed 378 new students this year, increasing enrollment to 1,375. But a lesser-known number is the amount of international students who arrived on campus. This year, Centre welcomed 27 full-time, ... Read more

    585. Global Glimpse: A look at Current World Events

      Audrey JenkinsStaff Writer

      llendale, Michigan: Grand Valley State University removes campus wrecking ball in light of recent imitations of pop star Miley Cyrus’ explicit music video, “Wrecking Ball.”

      “We’ve became concerned…from a safety standpoint… Also, the structural integrity….So we’ve elected to remove the ball for now,” a Grand Valley college official said in a video ... Read more

    586. New Rotary Scholarship

      John Wyatt Staff Writer

      One of Centre’s biggest values is the idea of studying abroad. This is evident in the high percentage of students that study abroad at least once during their time at Centre College. Nearly 85% of students spend either a semester in popular locations such as Strasbourg, France, London, England, or Merida, ... Read more

    587. New Faculty Members Bring their Experience to Centre

      John WyattStaff Writer

      For students, one of the biggest draws to Centre is the quality of faculty that the college continually brings in each year.

      This year, with the addition of more new faculty members, Centre has again brought in exceptional professors in a variety of subjects.

      In total, there are 18 professors, with eight in ... Read more

    588. Student Government Elections Suggest a Positive Direction for Upcoming Year

      Ivory McGuireCento Writer

      The past several weeks on Centre’s Campus have proved both busy and exciting as students have moved back after summer vacation, classes have begun, and various clubs and sports have started the 2013-2014 school year with a bang.

      One organization that has caused quite a buzz around campus is the Student Government Association (SGA). ... Read more

    589. Student Judiciary Report, Fall 2013

      Jennifer Hormell – Cento Writer

      The following is the Student Judiciary’s report of academic and social cases from the 2012-2013 academic year. The Student Government Association requires a summary of cases be published in the Cento at the beginning of each fall semester.

      The current members of the Student Judiciary for the 2013-2014 academic year include: Stephen ... Read more

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