Alternative Breaks

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ While some headed to the beach for spring break, about 175 students and 16 faculty traveled across the United States to participate in Alternative Breaks (AB) trips. Groups of students traveled to 16 different locations to engage in service projects. The AB trips focused on issues like mountain top removal, urban schools and sustainability. Senior AB Board Member and Site Coordinator Alyssa Lucas visited South Dakota for the trip, Exploring the Roots of Our Nation, in which students performed service on the Pine Ridge Reservation, working with the Oglala Lakota people. “The biggest thing … Continue reading Alternative Breaks

‘It’s On Us’

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Student Body President Colleen Reynolds has joined other student body presidents around the country in signing a letter advocating for improvement in handling sexual assault cases on college campuses. In an open letter released to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Feb. 23, Reynolds and 75 other student body presidents, representing more than 1.2 million students nationwide, outlined their concerns about the role of students on conduct boards that review sexual assault cases. Celia Right, student body president at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, started the initiative after learning about the failings … Continue reading ‘It’s On Us’

News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus-News-Editor~ Marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in Alabama A federal judge in Alabama issued a ruling that instructed a probate judge in Mobile County to allow same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses. The ruling sends a message to other Alabama counties after the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court encouraged probate judges in many counties to ignore the federal ruling that struck down same-sex marriage bans. ISIS kills 21 Christians in Libya An ISIS propaganda video was released, showing 21 Egyptian Christians being beheaded on a Libyan beach. The captives had been kidnapped from Sirte, … Continue reading News in Brief