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When religious protection and personal liberty collide

Amy Currul, Contributing Writer

April 14

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

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

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

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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

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

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 ...

Signs you might be abroad: encountering sexual harassment

Jackie Verrecchia, Contributing Writer

March 4

Filed under Opinion

My experience in India was layered. It was beautiful, exciting and rewarding, and yet it was also tainted by daily sexual harassment. While abroad I struggled to maintain a sense of safety and security. We were handed a pamp...

The robot singularity is almost here

Emily Greene, Staff Writer

March 4

Filed under Opinion

The moment geeks have feared for decades may be just around the corner. The first signs of the impending technological singularity are beginning to appear, one of which being the adorably named 3D printer RepRap. The techn...

Questions of religious freedoms take off at NASA

Rachel Belson, Contributing Writer

February 26

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Over the years, NASA has hosted a variety of non-NASA-affiliated organizations and group conferences in its buildings, so long as NASA employees hold these meetings and events on their own time. These groups might cover things such ...

Safe Walking Tips advisory falls flat

Jack Goodman, Web Manager

February 26

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Safety and Security recently released a notice titled “Safe Walking Tips” to MyAllegheny. The notice includes helpful, common-sense tips that advise Allegheny residents not to rush or to be distracted by their cell phones w...

Pope Francis calls for mercy and life for felons and fetuses

Tyler Stigall, Opinion Editor

February 26

Filed under Opinion

Speaking from St. Peter’s Square, this Sunday, Feb. 21, Pope Francis called upon world leaders to abolish the death penalty worldwide for the duration of the Holy Year of Mercy. “The commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ has a...

Signs you might be abroad: How to navigate love overseas

Jackie Verrecchia and Ashley Mulryan

February 18

Filed under Opinion

With Valentine’s day occurring last week we could not help but think back to the love we experienced while abroad. Affection in Mexico was in your face for Ashley, while it was rarely seen by Jackie in India. When peopl...

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