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The total solar eclipse passed over Meadville at 3:16 p.m. on April 8. Though there have been partial eclipses in the area —most recently in 2017 — Monday marked the first total solar eclipse in Crawford County in 218 years, the last one being nine years before Allegheny was founded in 1806 (Photo courtesy of Kris Hatcher).
‘Once in a lifetime’: Hundreds from community celebrate total solar eclipse at ‘Eclipse Fest’
Sam Heilmann and Joseph Klepeis April 12, 2024

Monday, April 8, 2024 was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Meadville and its residents. Literally. At 3:16 p.m., Meadville and the surrounding area went dark from a total solar eclipse. For just over two and a half minutes,...

ASG passes resolution on Palestine
Sami Mirza, Editor-in-Chief • April 12, 2024

The Allegheny Student Government passed a resolution in support of Palestine at their General Assembly Tuesday evening, just over six months after the war began. The resolution calls for a ceasefire and for the college to...

Parkhurst Dining to return after two years of Aramark
Paige Kageni, Staff Writer • April 12, 2024

Allegheny College will be returning to Parkhurst Dining Services as its dining provider in the 2024-2025 school year. This was announced in an email sent on March 28, emphasizing sourcing local vendors and commitment to the...

Three songs from each major concert artists that appear on the WARC playlist.
WARC prepares for major concert with playlist
Sam Heilmann, Opinion Editor • April 12, 2024

As finals approach and temperatures rise, one thing is in the forecast for the Allegheny community: Springfest. Allegheny’s Major Events Committee announced on March 21...

Top row from left: Jacob Zoll, ’24, Richard Russo, ’26, Will Armitage, ’24.
Bottom row from left: Harlan Ogden, ’27, Eric Snider, ’27, Alexander Vincent, ’27.
Photo courtesy of Harlan Ogden, Richard Russo and Alexander Vincent.
Student firefighters talk about their experience
Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer • April 12, 2024

Every college student balances studies and work with life. Some at Allegheny balance studies and work with saving lives. Alexander Vincent, ’27, compared the West Mead...

This week in Allegheny history, as told by The Campus
Piper Booker, Office Manager • April 12, 2024

April 12, 1956 - It is announced that Dr. Lawrence Lee Pelletier will be inaugurated as Allegheny College president on May 11. - At 8:15 p.m. in Ford Chapel, Louis Fischer...

The TikTok ban is the new Red Scare
Alyssa Gent, Contributing Writer • April 12, 2024

As we exist in an age of surveillance, our online habits are meticulously recorded so that marketers can package and then sell them back to us...

Smartphones create issues in a classroom environment
Tanner Frankenstein, Contributing Writer • April 12, 2024

The decision to ban smartphones has recently been a topic of debate. People have different opinions about banning smartphones while in the classroom....

Privacy is now a privilege
Sam Heilmann, Opinion Editor • April 5, 2024

The Truman Show takes place in a fictional seaside town where every aspect of the main character Truman Burbank’s life is closely surveilled....

Two art pieces by Allison Crouch, ’23, hang on the second floor of the Steffee Hall of Life Sciences.
Where art meets science: New installation in Steffee aims to inspire
AB Snyder, Staff Writer • January 27, 2024

When Assistant Professor of Art History Paula Burleigh realized that a student was working on two monumental paintings that combined the disciplines...

Opinion: The lemonade is not at fault, the customer is
Zaynab Jebur, Science/International Editor • January 27, 2024

Recently in the news, there have been multiple alleged incidents involving Panera Bread’s Charged Lemonade with people either dying or getting...

Charles Gibson, ‘25, Astronomy Club co-president, poses with a pair of eclipse glasses.
Eclipse Glasses: What you need to know before April
Zaynab Jebur, Science/International Editor • November 10, 2023

Skies from the South Pacific to northwestern Pennsylvania will darken due to a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. With just under five months...

Imaging courtesy of Google Maps
Allegheny expands its list of study abroad programs
Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer • February 2, 2024

Allegheny College is expanding its study abroad program offerings to provide more opportunities for students in a wider variety of majors. Faculty members traveled to different...

International Film Festival returns this week
Zaynab Jebur, Science/International Editor • February 2, 2024

Starting on Feb. 1, the Movies at Meadville will bring back the annual International Film Festival where it will showcase a film from each section in the Allegheny language...

President Biden’s noticeable absence at the COP28
Chloe Snyder, Contributing Writer • December 8, 2023

Vice President Kamala Harris is attending the COP28 conference in place of President Joe Biden, according to CNN. COP28, which is being held in Dubai from Nov. 30 to Dec....

Carter Hassenplug, ’25, sends a putt towards the cup in the fall rounds of the 2023-24 PAC Championships.
Golf team reacts to the Masters
Kyle Chandler, Sports Editor • April 14, 2024

It is the most recognized and beloved event in golf — the Masters tournament is already underway for its annual return to Augusta, and it has...

FCA — a place of community on campus
Kyle Chandler, Sports Editor • April 5, 2024

Allegheny’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes club has impacted many lives in the Gator community. Holding meetings every Thursday at 8:30 p.m....

Photo courtesy of National Collegiate Athletic Association.
March Madness surprises again with Final Four near
Kyle Chandler, Sports Editor • April 5, 2024

There are two things certain to be true during March every year. First, spring arrives and gives hope for warmer weather to anyone north of the...

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