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Earth Day: forgotten child of holidays

Rachel Belson, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Earth Day this year fell on April 22.  Admittedly, I had to search online to see whether Earth Day is the same day every year—and apparently, it is.  I wonder, why is this date not ingrained into my head—or many of our minds—as ...

The maladies of movies morphing into new media

Emily Greene, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Twenty years ago, audiences engaged with TV and cinema in wholly disparate ways. The two experiences used to be quite distinct from each other, but with the advent of new technologies and warped, economic mindsets of producers,...

Allegheny student protests in ‘Democracy Awakening’

Amy Currul, Contributing Writer

April 21, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Hundreds of people were arrested in the District of Columbia as part of a new protest movement called Democracy Spring on Monday, April 18. The movement involves protesters who have been enacting a series of sit-ins in the Dist...

New York Daily News Berns Sanders

Alex Weidenhof, Junior News Editor

April 21, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Voters are flocking to a candidate whose talking points reach out to the most extreme wings of his party, who has no ideas on how to implement his policy ideas and who will further divide American politics among party lines. He ...

Graph theory: coming to a reality near you

Jack Goodman, Web Manager

April 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Imagine you have before you a coloring book. The picture you are working on is divided into a hundred sections. When colored in with a full repertoire of shades and hues, the picture is brought to life. However, you find your...

‘A Rape on Campus’ clouds conversations

Michael Ross, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Rolling Stone magazine published an article, titled “A Rape on Campus,” about a rape case at the University of Virginia in November 2014. The story saw massive readership. However, as the reporter responsible for the story conti...

When religious protection and personal liberty collide

Amy Currul, Contributing Writer

April 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

On April 5, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a bill into law that claims to protect people’s right to religious freedom. Enforcement of the law will begin July 1. Functionally, the bill will turn out to be one of the...

That escalated quickly: federal program arms cops as soldiers

Michael Ross, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The 1033 program has served United States police departments in one form or another since the early 1990’s. The purpose of this program is to provide military-grade resources to police departments, at the price of shipping and sto...

North Carolina law makes a battleground of bathrooms

Amy Currul, Contributing Writer

April 7, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The city of Charlotte, North Carolina passed a nondiscrimination ordinance to protect LGBT people. Then on March 23 the state legislature scheduled a special session, their first in 35 years (according to radio station WUNC, an ...

An act of terrorism should be treated as an act of war

Taylor Samuel, Contributing Writer

April 7, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Terrorism seems to have become a regular part of modern life. Hijackings, bombings and assassinations across different continents may seem like isolated incidents, but they reflect an easy reliance on violence as a way to promote...

FBI to collect data in your home, on your iPhone

Jack Goodman, Web Manager

March 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Privacy is freedom from unauthorized intrusion. In the modern age, we bear a moral obligation to extend the concept of privacy to the internet and digital media. But, ever since 9/11 and the Patriot Act that followed, we Amer...

Low enrollment threatens special interest housing

Emily Greene, Staff Writer

March 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Due to chronic low enrollment at Allegheny College, it is now theoretically possible for all students to be housed  in on-campus housing, which includes traditional dormitories as well as houses that are somewhat removed from ...

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