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Chemistry student heads to California

March 25, 2010
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Chemistry student heads to California

From June 13 to July 24, sophomore Krystin Stiefel is going to San Jose State University in CA for the ACS Nuclear and Radiochemistry undergraduate summer school. Stiefel was one of twelve students picked for this six week program. There are two sites for the Chemistry program, one in San Jose, the other in Brookhaven…

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Circle K attends district convention in Lansing, MI

March 25, 2010
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Circle K attends district convention in Lansing, MI

Over spring break, from March 12 to March 14, Adrian College’s chapter of Circle K went to Lansing for their annual district convention. “We are a service organization affiliated with Kiwanis,” junior Jennifer Dawson said about Circle K. Kiwanis is a group of volunteers that work together for community service activities. Circle K is particularly…

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Japanese students fold cranes in hopes of peace

March 22, 2010
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Japanese students fold cranes in hopes of peace

With a square piece of paper, color side up, make a fold diagonally corner to corner. When I first walked into the advanced Japanese language classroom, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Yet when the light poured into the movie-darkened room, five determined faces were looking at me with such intensity; I knew the project…

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Professor and wife achieve year long goal

March 19, 2010
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Professor and wife achieve year long goal

One complex man, one simple goal: To build a genuine log cabin entirely from scratch. Assistant professor of sociology, social work, and criminal justice, Derek P. Brereton (known simply and affectionately as “Dr. B” by any student who has ever taken one of his classes) first got the idea to build a cabin of his…

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Acclaimed author speaks at convocation yesterday

March 19, 2010
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Acclaimed author speaks at convocation yesterday

It all starts with an idea. Most people meet success when they get a good idea, recognize it for what it is, and run with it. Or, at least, that’s what Ryan D’Agostino, author of “Rich Like Them” and the articles editor for Esquire magazine, said yesterday during convocation. To write this book, which is…

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Adrian College musicians host concert to benefit Haiti

March 4, 2010
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Adrian College musicians host concert to benefit Haiti

Last Friday, Adrian College hosted a benefit concert in Dawson Auditorium for the country of Haiti. All proceeds went to help rebuild the New Victorian School in Port-au-Prince. AC Alum Erick Swanson (‘07), in conjunction with Tom Hodgman, associate professor of music, and Cecilia Johnson, lecturer of music, was responsible for the concert and much…

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Second annual Make-A-Wish dinner raises funds, adds laughs

March 4, 2010
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Second annual Make-A-Wish dinner raises funds, adds laughs

The drunken and flirty wife wandering around in cahoots with everyone. The tipsy best man still in the immature college party mindset. The bride’s sister focusing the spotlight on herself at all times. These and other wedding party members were all on stage this past Saturday in the Adrian-Tobias Room for the second annual Chi…

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“Stop Kiss” play adds a touch of modern intimacy to AC campus community

February 25, 2010
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“Stop Kiss” play adds a touch of modern intimacy to AC campus community

From last Thursday until Saturday, the Adrian College theatre department hosted a showing of the play “Stop Kiss.” The shows took place at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday night and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday. “Stop Kiss” tells the story of two women living in New York who fall in love…

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Commentary: Religion in national spotlight

February 25, 2010
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American history has proved that “freedom of religion” isn’t exactly as cut-and-dry as our Founders may or may not have intended. Countless episodes, especially that in the realms of politics and education, have redefined again and again what is appropriate in terms of the way religion is to be, for lack of a better word,…

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AC alum announces intention to run for governor

February 11, 2010
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AC alum announces intention to run for governor

Virg Bernero, the current Mayor of Lansing and an Adrian College alum, announced his intention to run for Governor of Michigan Monday. Bernero made this decision after competitor John Cherry, the current Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, dropped out of the race. Until that point, Bernero was in the middle of an exploratory campaign, where he…

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