The student news site of Allegheny College

The Campus

Why we deal with primaries and caucuses

Michael Ross, Contributing Writer

February 18

Filed under Opinion

Thus far we have experienced the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, with the Nevada (D) caucus and South Carolina (R) primary to follow on Saturday, Feb. 20. The primary election serves to nominate one candidate from each ...

Blind dates and goat hides: the bizzare origins of Valentine’s Day

Emily Greene, Staff Writer

February 18

Filed under Opinion

Romance was a $19.7 billion industry in 2015. At least, it was last Valentine’s Day according to the National Retail Federation. What we know as Valentine’s Day only recently became a celebration of love. The earliest traces of Va...

Rabies vaccination: for when things get a little batty

Tyler Stigall, Opinion Editor

February 11

Filed under Opinion

Two weeks ago, on a Tuesday morning around 8 a.m., while walking to the laundry room in Walker Hall’s lowest corridor, I was surprised by a pair of wings that swooped down from above, fluttered around my hair and face and set...

Off-campus housing curtailment causes anxiety as room draw nears

Eylie Buehler, Features Editor

February 11

Filed under Opinion

I will be a senior next year: a big, bad, nothing-can-touch-me, have-my-entire-life-ahead-of-me, seeking-new-opportunities senior. Senior year is a year to practice “adulting” as much as one can before one heads out in the...

Beyoncé brings divisive performance to Halftime Show

Rachel Belson, Contributing Writer

February 11

Filed under Opinion

Beyoncé, singer extraordinaire, shocked Americans by performing her new song “Formation” during the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. Many viewers cheered her on. Yet others were dismayed and angered by her performance. Instances o...

Letter to the Editor – 2/5/16

Jacquie Kondrot, Associate Dean of Students

February 4

Filed under Opinion

I want to thank Tyler Stigall for his thoughtful editorial response to the posting of a wellness display on common drugs used on college campuses in the Campus Center Lobby. I want to acknowledge the concerns expressed by the...

Signs you might be abroad: The basics of overseas travel

Jackie Verrecchia and Ashley Mulryan

February 4

Filed under Opinion

Rumor has it (queue Adele) that the deadline for studying abroad is coming up soon (Feb. 22)! Should you wish to forgo a semester of partying, late night pizza and the Allegheny advantage for another country? Well, if you are looki...

Bid Day creates fond memories for Greek life participants

Jaclyn Millin, Contributing Writer

February 4

Filed under Opinion

Bid day has become apart of Allegheny College’s Greek life tradition that brings excitement, and for this reason it should continue to be apart of the campus community. Bid day is one of the best days of Spring semester. I have...

‘Making a Murderer’ makes a mess

Michael Ross, Contributing Writer

February 4

Filed under Opinion

The city of Manitowoc, Wisconsin occupies just a shade under 18 square miles of the United States’ almost 4 million. Its long-held claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of the ice cream sundae, a title disputed among several...

In politics, integrity is more important than ideology

Emily Greene, Staff Writer

January 28

Filed under Opinion

All of the President’s duties can fall into one of two categories. The first category is by far the largest, but by no means the most important. The first category is the bureaucratic and the clerical. The president fills d...

On the difficulties of defining a drug by its danger

Tyler Stigall, Opinion Editor

January 28

Filed under Opinion

A recent display in the campus center lobby involving recreational drugs has stirred a range of responses among Allegheny students, from the tepid to the irate. The display presented short blurbs on several pharmaceuticals one ...

American college students are being politically coddled

Alex Hasapis, Staff Writer

December 3

Filed under Opinion

During my time as a student, I have seen how our society has begun to coddle students and enable them to be self-absorbed, narcissistic people who believe that anytime someone disagrees with them, they are being discriminated ag...

The student news site of Allegheny College
Opinion