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Moody’s cuts credit rating
Sami Mirza, Editor-in-Chief • February 23, 2024

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Allegheny College’s issuer and debt ratings from Baa2 to Baa3 last week, citing “double-digit operating deficits” and “weak financial operations.” The Feb. 14 action is the...

Eric Stolar
Stolar parts with college
Sami Mirza, Editor-in-Chief • February 23, 2024

Assistant Dean for Student Leadership and Engagement Eric Stolar is no longer at Allegheny College, with Feb. 9 having been his final day. Stolar spent just over four years at the college, starting with two years in the admissions...

Credit overload limit raised
Sam Heilmann, Opinion Editor • February 23, 2024

The credit load amount at which students incur a course overload fee is being raised from 20 to 24 credits. Provost and Dean of the Faculty Angela Haddad explained that the decision to up the credit cap was a result of discussions...

Kyle Ryan, ’26, braces for impact during a fundraiser for Ultimate Frisbee on the Gator Quad Thursday, Feb. 15.
The "Ultimate" Fundraiser
AB Snyder, Staff Writer • February 23, 2024

A frigid 20-degree day was nothing to the leaders of the Ultimate Frisbee club who stood last week in the Gator Quad to raise money for the team. For $3, students were allowed...

JaDE Spring Benefit Concert set for Sat, Feb. 24
Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer • February 23, 2024

The Jazz and Dance Ensemble Spring Benefit Concert is an annual performance to raise funds for the Crawford County Special Olympics through their performance, raffles and...

Televangelist Rex Humbard in 1976 (Image source: Wikimedia Commons).
This week in history: The Rex Humbard Affair
Piper Booker, Office Manager • February 23, 2024

In the thirteenth edition of the 83rd volume of The Campus, one article made the front headline. “Students Vote Apology for Revival Disturbance.” Underneath it is two...

Love and Chicken
Emma Conti-Windle, Staff Writer • February 23, 2024

When I was in elementary school and I stayed home sick, the world seemed to stop. This wasn’t a frequent occurrence, for the anxiety of missing...

At 81 years old, Joe Biden is the oldest person to serve as U.S. president.
Biden's age is a problem: You should vote for him anyway
Chloe Snyder, Contributing Writer • February 23, 2024

Few questions have been more salient — or more controversial — in this election season than the thorny question of President Joe Biden’s...

Senioritis, or, How I Learned to Stop Procrastinating and Love Life
Sami Mirza, Editor-in-Chief • February 16, 2024

I feel it setting in. The lethargy, the laziness, the growing itch to just relax. It pulls me away from work and towards video games; away from...

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...

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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....

Left to right: Juliana Evans, ’26, Hadley Horensky, ’24, Mayley Gleason, ’25, and Sophia Godzak, ’25. The Gators bench celebrates at home plate after Godzak’s home run in a game from last year.
Softball looks to build on success from last year
Kyle Chandler, Sports Editor • February 23, 2024

The day continues to get closer until Allegheny softball takes the field for another season of action. Just over a week away, opening day is...

WLAX enters 30th season
Sami Mirza, Editor-in-Chief • February 23, 2024

Allegheny’s women’s lacrosse team is looking ahead to their home opener this weekend against Ohio Wesleyan University. The game — set for...

Allegheny College women’s basketball vs. Geneva College in PAC playoffs, Feb. 20, 2024. Photo by Ed Mailliard.
Basketball hosts PAC playoff game
Kyle Chandler, Sports Editor • February 23, 2024

The Allegheny women’s basketball season has concluded after dropping a Presidents’ Athletic Conference quarterfinal playoff game at James...

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