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  • The Eye of the Storm: Hurricanes and Climate Change
    BY OLIVIA MURRELL - STAFF WRITER The record number of recent hurricanes has many people questioning whether this is a direct result of climate change. Since August, we have seen Harvey decimate the gulf coast of Texas and Louisiana, Irma barreling through Florida, Jose destroy the Bahamas, and Maria wreak havoc on Puerto Rico. Does…
  • SGA Amendment Unity
    BY PETER YANG - STAFF WRITER In a vote ending on September 15th, the student body voted in favor of an amendment which would add six seats to SGA. While 68% of the student body voted, 57% of them voted in favor of it. This is a significant difference compared to the unanimous vote inside…
  • Be the Change: Centre Students work to Improve Title IX
    BY MAGGIE MYERS - STAFF WRITER Title IX is a federal law that was implemented in 1972 stating that no person should be denied their right to an education, and no person should experience discrimination of any kind within their education system. Each school or university has some form of this law that applies to…
  • Spotlight on Brian Daniel: the new Director of Residence Life
    BY OLIVIA MURRELL - STAFF WRITER As of July 1st, Brian Daniel assumed the position of Director of Residence Life here at Centre College. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. Afterwards, he earned his Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at Old Dominion University in Norfolk,…
  • SGA Unanimously Passes New Diversity Initiative
    BY JARED THOMPSON - NEWS EDITOR At the meeting of the Student Government Association on April 27th, the body took up discussion and unanimously passed a new initiative aimed at increasing the representation of certain populations of Centre students within the Student Government Association. The proposal, brought by Senior Senator Lola Fakunle, Secretary of Administration…
  • Trump's Syria Strike Ignites Foreign Policy Debate
    BY STEWART COARD - STAFF WRITER On April 6th, President Trump ordered 59 Tomahawk missiles launched at the Syrian air base holding the same planes used to carry out chemical attacks on civilians.   The move has spurred a great deal of controversy, with some extolling the president for taking action against Assad, while others…
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    Macron and Le Pen: A Face-Off for the Future of France
    BY MORGAN UNDERWOOD - STAFF WRITER We are now through the first round of the French Presidential Elections, going from four main candidates to two. The Front National Leader Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron of the newly created (only this past September) En Marche party are the two candidates that earned the votes in…
  • Kentucky's Last Abortion Provider Stays Open Pending Lawsuit
    BY KATHLEEN MURPHY - STAFF WRITER The Kentucky state government and the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville, the last abortion provider in Kentucky, reached an agreement in court on the 4th, allowing the clinic to remain open as a federal lawsuit between the two parties continues. The federal lawsuit started after the state informed…
  • Centre College Seeks New Director of Global Citizenship
    BY MAX ADDINGTON - STAFF WRITER Centre College is currently in the process of selecting a new Director of Global Citizenship. The application process began when Dr. Milton Reigelman, the current Director of Global Citizenship, announced his retirement during the Spring of 2016. The selection committee began meeting the following semester, and applications were accepted…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • McReynolds Hall Is Renamed Amid Revelations
    BY STEWART COARD - STAFF WRITER The Centre College Board of Trustees has recently voted to remove the name of Justice James McReynolds from the McReynolds residence hall, in light of his prejudiced views and behavior. A group of Centre students researched McReynold’s background and requested to have the name, due to his misogynistic, racist,…
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    Amid Scandals, The French Presidential Election Continues
    BY KATHLEEN MURPHY - STAFF WRITER With polls for the first round of the elections set to open April 23, two of the main contenders in the French presidential elections find themselves tangled in allegations of misuse of public funds and promoting violent imagery online. Until recently the top contender, François Fillon of the conservative…
  • Centre Debates New Medical Amnesty Policy
    BY HALEY VARNADOE - STAFF WRITER From day one at Centre College, students are immediately educated on the dangers of alcohol through programs such as AlcoholEDU and are informed of the disciplinary actions set forth by the school’s alcohol policy. Currently, the school’s policy has a single use medical amnesty policy, to be used when…
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    Horky House Car Accident Leaves One Dead
    BY MAX ADDINGTON - STAFF WRITER On February 20 at around 7:15 a.m. Eastern Time, Ricky Baker drove his car into the front of the Horky House on Centre College’s campus. According to Director of Facilities Management Wayne King, there were no signs of an attempt to brake before hitting the building. Authorities have indicated…
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