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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Trump’s Syria Strike Ignites Foreign Policy Debate

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

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

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

“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…

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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…

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