I attended Albion College from 2014 to 2018 and received a bachelor's of arts in English and Philosophy. At Albion, I served as a staff writer, the sports editor, managing editor and editor-in-chief for the Pleiad student newspaper. I was a member of the Albion College baseball team for two years, earning first-team all-conference and second-team all-region awards.
In my free time, I enjoy reading and writing, as well as playing video games like NHL 19. I am a hat and NHL jersey collector with 164 hats and counting.
As a town bouncing back from economic hardships over the years, Albion is beginning to find the spark it once had. An integral part of improving Albion has been bringing Albion College faculty and students together with community members.
Since my first journalism class in high school, I knew I wanted to be a writer. My parents were probably awestruck because I never wanted to read or write in elementary or middle school, but something told me I should try it out just to see if I liked it.
On October 20, 2017, Bill Dobbins ('74) broke ground on a project that would turn the Peabody building of 400 South Superior Street into a mixed-use space. The ground floor will be commercial spaces, while floors two and three will be loft-style apartments.
In 2013, the Houston Astros had finished their third consecutive 100-loss season and were on their couches watching the Boston Red Sox celebrate a World Series championship. The Los Angeles Dodgers, however, won their first National League Western Division title in three years, and they have finished in first place every year since.
Milton Barnes ('79) gives me a firm handshake with an infectious smile at Biggby Coffee in Albion. Barnes sits at 13th on Albion's men's basketball all-time scoring list and led the 1978 Britons to an MIAA championship and a third-place finish in the NCAA Division III tournament.
In April of this year, Bill and Karen Dobbins ('74) that they would be spearheading a development project that would bring an apartment complex to downtown Albion. On the morning of Friday, October 20, an official groundbreaking ceremony was held in front of the Peabody building at 400 South Superior Street.
At 1 p.m. on September 26, a peace prayer was held on the steps of Baldwin Hall after a planned demonstration denouncing discriminatory acts was held on September 25. Still graffitied with chalk etchings, the front of Baldwin Hall was filled with students, faculty and staff from Albion College who came together in prayer to give everyone a chance to heal.
Once a month, the Bohm theater will host local musicians for Blues at the Bohm. Concerts consist of different blues and jazz performers, and Cliff Harris, a chemistry professor at Albion College and an active member of Blues at the Bohm, says it's the best kept secret in southern Michigan.
In 1981, Sal Konkle was a standout senior at Marshall High School for the women's basketball team. She led her team to the MHSAA state championship game against Okemos High School, but the Redhawks were on the losing end of a 64-52 final score.
After 108 years, Cubs fans can rejoice. The Chicago Cubs are the 2016 World Series Champions after defeating the Cleveland Indians, 8-7, on Nov. 1. The Cubs won the series, 4-3. Recap The Cubs were down 3-1 at one point in the series, a familiar sight to Cleveland fans ( 2016 NBA Finals ).