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The core switches Wi-Fiber purchased cannot handle the amount of traffic generated by campus users, causing occasional crashes crash, according to Chief Information Officer Katrina Yeung.
Wi-Fi infrastructure work continues
Anna Westbrook, News Editor • September 16, 2023

Three weeks into the academic year, Wi-Fi issues persist on campus, though work to optimize network connectivity continues. While most of the access points across campus are now tuned, the college’s Information Technology...

Gillian Ford (Image source: Allegheny College Employee Directory)
Title IX coordinator to leave Allegheny
Noell Fritz, Contributing Writer • September 16, 2023

Gillian Ford, the previous Title IX coordinator, is stepping down to interim Title IX coordinator as Allegheny College looks for a new person to fill her shoes in the 2023-24 school year. The date Ford will be officially...

Among Allegheny’s representatives at the annual French Creek Cleanup were these 44 volunteers, who helped clean more than 1,000 pounds of waste from the watershed. (Photo contributed by Students for Environmental Action)
Students recover 1,070 pounds of trash from French Creek
Thegn Penrose, Contributing Writer • September 16, 2023

Students removed around 1,070 pounds of trash from the French Creek watershed on Saturday at the yearly event organized by the French Creek Valley Conservancy. “It’s more than a win in my book,” said Students for Environmental...

While it looks like he is playing piano, WARC Tech Director Reece Smith, ’24, is actually working the station’s soundboard in this picture.
Tuning in to WARC: Allegheny’s radio station
Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer • September 15, 2023

Live from the Henderson Campus Center, WARC, Allegheny College’s student-run radio station, has been a way students have created spaces to express themselves at the college...

The closest abortion clinic to Meadville is across the state border, on the outskirts of Cleveland, Ohio. Bedford Heights Surgery Center is roughly 72 miles away as the crow flies, or around 94 miles by car. (Image credit: Google Maps)
A year on, Allegheny students reflect on Roe
Emma Conti-Windle, Contributing Writer • September 15, 2023

Though it’s been 15 months since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, students opposed to the decision continued expressing their feelings on the issue and it seems that they...

The long walk: Do students feel safe on campus?
Jane Grabowski, Contributing Writer • September 15, 2023

Imagine this: You lost track of time studying in the library. Now it’s just past midnight, closing time, and you have to leave. On the streets everything is quiet except...

Alleghenys color-coordinated system means that students are limited to parking in certain lots.
Parking problems
Jasmine Williams, Contributing Writer • September 15, 2023

After a long first week of classes, I was looking forward to going home for the weekend. I packed a heavy bag, got into my car, started the GPS,...

Changes to meal plans offer more options for students
Matt Taliani, Contributing Writer • September 15, 2023

Allegheny College’s big change to meal plans this fall may increase student’s number of swipes, but will greatly reduce their allowance of...

A familiar sight for Gators this week: a notification of poor internet connection.
Lacking connection
Sam Heilmann, Opinion Editor • September 8, 2023

I hate the internet. I think I hate it even more when it’s gone. As I sit against a wall in the campus center, watching my Chromebook try...

Julie Hoffman, ’24, explains her summer research to an attendee of the summer research symposium in the lobby of the Henderson Campus Center on Monday, Aug. 28. Hoffman worked with Nathalie Paz Saucedo, ’25, to examine the effect of nitrogen on tree growth in the Bousson Experimental Forest.
URSCA celebrates work from Crawford County to China
Sami Mirza, Editor-in-Chief • September 1, 2023

Dozens of student researchers with the office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities gathered in the Henderson Campus...

Studying 101
Caroline Maye, Science/International Editor • April 21, 2023

It is just about finals season, also known as the time during which students spend two weeks trying to review four months’ worth of material....

The strange history of cannabis in the U.S.
Sam Heilmann, Junior Opinion Editor • April 21, 2023

Like many things in America, weed is equally politicized and misunderstood. Since little is concretely known about the consumption and effects...

Analysis: BRICS expansion poses no threat to the West
Zaynab Jebur, Staff Writer • September 8, 2023

On Aug. 24, the informal organization of the combined market economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — known as BRICS — made an annoucnement: On Jan....

North America’s Drug Wars
Roman Hladio, Editor-in-Chief • April 28, 2023

Crawford County had 36 drug-related deaths in 2021, according to Open Data Pennsylvania. That same year, the U.S. reached over 106,000 deaths of the same cause, according...

The Americans: a continuum of colonialism
Sami Mirza, Editor-in-Chief • April 28, 2023

“Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” So quoth Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta, who traveled tens of thousands of miles over 30 years...

Women’s soccer — a photo collection of 2023
Kyle Chandler, Sports Editor • September 15, 2023

The Allegheny Gators Women’s soccer team has had its ups and downs throughout the young 2023 season, as they currently sit with a 1-4 record.While...

Carter Hassenplug, ’25, admires his shot after clubbing the ball with his driver at The Gauntlet golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 11.
High hopes for low scores with Men's golf
Justin Osborne, Contributing Writer • September 15, 2023

The Allegheny men’s golf season is in full swing, and after narrowly missing first place in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference final last...

Jean-Arlette Legrand, ’24, waiting to return the ball to her opponent during the Allegheny Invitational.
High expectations for women’s tennis in 2023
Sophia Godzak, Contributing Writer • September 8, 2023

The Allegheny women’s tennis team is ready to win another conference championship this year. The defending Presidents’ Athletic Conference...

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