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  • Being honest, with lights off

    Being honest, with lights off

    Samira Abdul-Karim, Staff writer

    November 18, 2017

    The typical excuse for the common college student when discussing plans for the evening is always “There’s never anything to do”. Fortunately for us, many individuals and organizations are taking the initiative to break down that mentality. On a recent night, Resident Director Imani Bryant...

  • Review: PartyNextDoor’s “Seven EP” Album

    Review: PartyNextDoor’s “Seven EP” Album

    Jeremy Fair, Staff Writer

    November 16, 2017

    Every now and again, musicians will step outside of their normal boundaries and create a project to try and expand their fanbase, or step into a new creative space. Notable artists with historic switches in sound on a higher level could include Michael Jackson’s darker, rock-influenced revamped...

  • Greek life emerging at AIC

    Greek life emerging at AIC

    Shaneisha Jones, Staff Writer

    November 14, 2017

    Not many people are aware of what is uprising right here on our own campus. Did you know that over 9 million college students across the country are members of a Greek organization? AIC has its share of actively involved members. There are numerous reason why individuals decided to join the lifelong...

  • Romantic conversations in the dark

    Romantic conversations in the dark

    Kayla Clark, Staff Writer

    November 14, 2017

    AICAt AIC, we have plenty of Residence Life floor programs or activities that talk about sex. Earlier this month, there was “Sex in the Dark” in the Griswold Theatre, proving once again that sex is around everywhere and as teenagers growing as adults there is nothing stopping us from talking ab...

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  • AIC students visit the Soldiers’ Home on Veterans Day

    AIC students visit the Soldiers’ Home on Veterans Day

    Robby Ollari, Editor-in-Chief

    November 13, 2017

    On the morning of Veterans Day 2017, five AIC students made the trip to the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, Mass. to visit the veterans and thank them for their service by passing out handmade cards made by members of the AIC family. AIC’s Lions Club and Armed Forces Club teamed up and collaborated ...

    L-R: Alyssa Reardon (U.S. Air Force Veteran & President of the AIC Armed Forces Club) and service dog MJ, Allison Gavin (President of the AIC Lion's Club), Jennifer Fannon (Member of the AIC Lion's Club), Robby Ollari (Editor of the YJ), Janelle Fried (Treasurer of the AIC Lion's Club) at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Mass.

  • We need answers now: justice for Texas church killing

    We need answers now: justice for Texas church killing

    Ventine Richardson Jr., Staff Writer

    November 13, 2017

    Devin Kelley killed 26 people including a newborn child, inside of a Texas church on November 5. It was yet again another mass shooting in the United States. And who is Devin Patrick Kelley? The 26 year-old murderer is actually a former logistical readiness airman for the Holloman Air Base in New...

  • We are what we eat, America

    We are what we eat, America

    Shanell Russo, Staff Writer

    November 13, 2017

    In the past several decades, the food industry has undergone rapid changes with important consequences for Americans. What are the environmental, economic and health consequences of these changes? America’s food industry plays a big role in the obesity epidemic. It is an ongoing cycle that will...

  • AIDS Memorial Quilt coming to AIC

    AIDS Memorial Quilt coming to AIC

    Amber Ollari, Staff Writer

    November 13, 2017

    Starting on November 30, AIC will proudly showcase sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the Griswold Theatre Lobby and West Wing in the Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center. The Quilt is a memorial to the more than 1.2 million people who died from AIDS-related causes in the United States since the...

  • Review: Palate, AIC’s neighbor and a fine restaurant

    Review: Palate, AIC’s neighbor and a fine restaurant

    Dahlia Cruz, Staff Writer

    November 13, 2017

    With all the stresses of life, sometimes the best therapy is a night out with good music, delicious food, fine company and a great atmosphere. Whether you are a student residing in the dorms, a commuter, or faculty living in the community, there are some hidden gems in Springfield that are sure to satis...

  • What Grinds My Gears: Marriage

    What Grinds My Gears: Marriage

    Jazmine Baehr, Op/Ed Columnist

    November 13, 2017

    Happy November everyone, and welcome to this addition of “What Grinds My Gears,” my monthly column where I rant about something that drives me nuts even though you didn’t ask … Let’s proceed. This week’s topic comes courtesy of my Sociology of Marriage and the Family course I am taking t...

News

AIC students visit the Soldiers’ Home on Veterans Day

AIC students visit the Soldiers’ Home on Veterans Day

Robby Ollari, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2017No Comments

On the morning of Veterans Day 2017, five AIC students made the trip to the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, Mass. to visit the veterans and thank them for their service by passing out handmade cards made by members of the AIC...

We need answers now: justice for Texas church killing

We need answers now: justice for Texas church killing

Ventine Richardson Jr., Staff Writer

November 13, 20172 Comments

Devin Kelley killed 26 people including a newborn child, inside of a Texas church on November 5. It was yet again another mass shooting in the United States. And who is Devin Patrick Kelley? The 26 year-old murderer...

AIDS Memorial Quilt coming to AIC

AIDS Memorial Quilt coming to AIC

Amber Ollari, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017No Comments

Starting on November 30, AIC will proudly showcase sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the Griswold Theatre Lobby and West Wing in the Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center. The Quilt is a memorial to the more than 1.2...

Texas shooting and public events

Texas shooting and public events

Emilee Giacondino, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017No Comments

On November 5, a gunman opened fire in a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The gunman was Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, and he killed 26 people and injured at least 20 more. The deaths ranged from the ages of 18 months...

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Sports

AIC fall sports wrap up

AIC fall sports wrap up

November 13, 2017

Senior volleyball player weighs in on her final season

Senior volleyball player weighs in on her final season

October 17, 2017

AIC Homecoming 2017: what’s on tap

AIC Homecoming 2017: what’s on tap

October 16, 2017

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Editorial

Review: PartyNextDoor’s “Seven EP” Album

Review: PartyNextDoor’s “Seven EP” Album

Jeremy Fair, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017No Comments

Every now and again, musicians will step outside of their normal boundaries and create a project to try and expand their fanbase, or step into a new creative space. Notable artists with historic switches...

We need answers now: justice for Texas church killing

We need answers now: justice for Texas church killing

Ventine Richardson Jr., Staff Writer

November 13, 20172 Comments

Devin Kelley killed 26 people including a newborn child, inside of a Texas church on November 5. It was yet again another mass shooting in the United States. And who is Devin Patrick Kelley? The...

We are what we eat, America

We are what we eat, America

Shanell Russo, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017No Comments

In the past several decades, the food industry has undergone rapid changes with important consequences for Americans. What are the environmental, economic and health consequences of these changes? America’s...

Review: Palate, AIC’s neighbor and a fine restaurant

Review: Palate, AIC’s neighbor and a fine restaurant

November 13, 2017

What Grinds My Gears: Marriage

What Grinds My Gears: Marriage

November 13, 2017

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