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Signs you might be abroad: encountering sexual harassment

Jackie Verrecchia, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

Filed under Opinion

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, 2016

Filed under Opinion

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, 2016

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, 2016

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...

Why we deal with primaries and caucuses

Michael Ross, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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...

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