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Possible addition of fluoride to Meadville area water prompts community discussion

Amanda Spadaro, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2015

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The Meadville Area Water Authority anticipates voting on the issue of adding fluoride to the public water supply sometime in 2015, following the completion of the two new water towers on Highland Avenue. Despite the fact that...

Professor provides first documentation of chemical interaction

Amanda Spadaro, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2015

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In a journal article currently under review by the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Mark Ams, assistant professor of chemistry, explains an interaction that has never been documented before. The interaction demonstrates...

Just for the Health of It

Gavin Nirmaier, Columnist

February 19, 2015

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I get extremely annoyed with radio stations, especially the ones that claim to play “all the hits all the time.”  You know the stations I am talking about—they play the same ten songs once every three hours and then mix...

Just for the Health of It

Gavin Nirmaier, Columnist

February 5, 2015

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“It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.  How much you can take and keep moving forward!” This quote from the fictional bad-to-the-bone character, Rocky Balboa,...

Meadville residents share copy of last email sent from astronaut killed in Columbia space shuttle disaster

Angela Mauroni, Science/International Editor

February 1, 2015

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As the twelfth anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster comes and passes, Meadville residents Richard and Phyllis Ackert have decided to share a copy they have received of one of the Columbia crew member’s final email. On...

Women in Science strengthen support efforts

Angela Mauroni, Science/International Editor

January 22, 2015

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Three years ago, the Women in Science Student Support Group was founded at Allegheny by student Brittany Rauzan,’13 in order to address the disproportionate gender gap between male and female students interested in STEM fields....

Just for the Health of It

Gavin Nirmaier, Columnist

November 20, 2014

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It’s an age-old saying, one that my mother says to me almost every time we have a conversation about anything, especially nutrition and exercise: “everything in moderation.” I often argue with her about this saying, my rebuttals...

Just for the Health of It

Gavin Nirmaier, Columnist

November 6, 2014

Filed under Science

It’s that time of year—finals are quickly approaching, the weather is getting colder, and daylight is as short as ever. I don’t know about you, but all of these factors hit me with a big dose of SAD every single year. No,...

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