Recalling whiskey, rethinking beer

Finland, Sweden and Norway recently asked the makers of Fireball whiskey to recall a batch containing higher than usual amounts of the ingredient propylene glycol, used as a sweetening agent in the newly popular cinnamon whiskey. Despite being commonly utilized for non-edible products including antifreeze,…

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Rocky Horror production entertains

Individuals decked in an assortment of Halloween costumes slowly trickled into HCL 8 last Friday night, lipstick smeared on their cheeks in preparation for the upcoming “virgin games.” Yes, alumni weekend has come and gone, along with the yearly revival of Rocky Horror Picture Show.…

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Bee populations decline due to vicious mite

Since 2007, the decline of an extensive part of the bumble bee population has prompted scientists and beekeepers alike to seek out solutions to what is being called “colony collapse disorder.” Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex, states in “Decline and…

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Black Box receives new technical director

This past September New College welcomed alum Monica Cross ('06) as the new technical  director of the black box theater (BBT). This is a new position that marks the first time that there will be someone dedicated to the theater for an entire year. Cross…

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Efforts to improve retention yielding positive results

By Colt Dodd In the wake of the disappointing results of last year’s college scorecard which culminated in the loss of $1,080,000 in funding, the administration is hoping to increase this year’s score by improving the school’s retention rate. Statistics gathered from the registrar’s office…

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Students reach stalemate in Hong Kong

By Leigh Barber Students and other groups troubled by the actions of the Chinese government have rushed to the streets of Hong Kong to protest in the hopes of gaining what they desire: universal suffrage for the people of Hong Kong. Over the past month,…

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Halloween canceled due to manhunt

An ongoing manhunt for Erin Frein, who shot and killed Pennsylvania state trooper Bryon Dickson on Sept. 12, has prompted the Pennsylvania town of Barrett to cancel Halloween activities. Believing it would give Frein a place and time to strike as well as a means…

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