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The Loop: how it left and how it may return
Sami Mirza, Editor-in-Chief • September 30, 2022

At the Allegheny Student Government’s opening General Assembly on Aug. 30, ASG President Veronica Green, ’23, announced that the Loop — a partnership between ASG and the local Crawford Area Transportation Authority...

The audience celebrates after Brady Napolean, ’25, scores the game-sealing goal for men’s soccer in the second half of their 4-2 win over Westminster College on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Blue and Gold weekend lifts community spirit
September 30, 2022

President Ron Cole, ’87, speaks to students during the Sept. 22 listening session.
President Cole hosts open student sessions
Anna Westbrook, Contributing Writer • September 30, 2022

The newly-appointed Acting President of Allegheny College Ron Cole, ’87, held two events on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and Thursday, Sept. 22, for students to get to know him, ask questions and bring issues to his attention....

Cole steps in front of the camera during a welcome reception for incoming IDEAS Center Director Lisa Nicole Smith — visible in the background — on Monday, Sept. 26.
Where’s Ron?
Sami Mirza, Editor-in-Chief • September 30, 2022

President Ron Cole, ’87, has been spotted at a number of campus events since assuming the presidency last week. Some of these events, like listening sessions in the Henderson...

IDEAS Center Director Lisa Nicole Smith hugs Jada Thomas, 23, president of the Association for the Advancement of Black Culture, at a welcome reception for Smith in the Campus Center on Monday, Sept. 26.
New IDEAS Center director looks forward to role
Hassan Javed, News Editor • September 30, 2022

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Social Justice Center has been without a director since the beginning of this semester. The center’s previous director, Darnell...

Professors, students weigh in on students registering to vote
Anna Westbrook, Contributing Writer • September 30, 2022

Pennsylvania voters will go to the polls on Nov. 8, for the 2022 Midterm elections, during which voters will elect candidates to the offices of Pennsylvania governor and lieutenant...

Never again starts now
'Never again' starts now
Caroline Maye, Science/International Writer • September 30, 2022

School shootings have plagued the United States since before most students on this campus were even alive. Unfortunately, most of today’s college...

For better or for Brooks, what's up with Aramark?
Alexis Costanza, Contributing Writer • September 30, 2022

As a sophomore who has only ever experienced post-COVID Parkhurst’s sad final attempts, I survived freshman year on stories from upperclassmen...

Mandatory fun: 'Doom' and the doom of relaxation
Sami Mirza, Editor-in-Chief • September 30, 2022

What is the best single-player videogame? Ask any decently-experienced gamer and they’ll probably rattle off a handful of must-have games,...

The most common words from the titles of Shark Week episodes from 1988-2020. Red words have a negative connotation.
Taking on Shark Week: Film, fins and fiction
Lisa Whitenack, Contributing Writer • September 30, 2022

Think of where you’ve seen sharks in pop culture. Many of you probably thought about something like Bruce, the great white in both “Jaws”...

Spiders tell Allegheny that they really are not all that bad
Noelle Mertz-Bruce, Contributing Writer • September 30, 2022

On the evening of Sunday, Sept. 18, Lexi Costanza, ’25, was studying at one of the tables outside of the Lawrence Lee Pelletier Library. It...

Biology chair, students talk comp process and research
Roman Hladio, Editor-in-Chief • September 16, 2022

For many first-years arriving at Allegheny College, tales of the dreaded Senior Comprehensive Project are illusive and intimidating. A comp requires...

Local Brit reflects on the life and death of the Queen
Ian Binnington, Contributing Writer • September 23, 2022

On Sept. 8, for the first time in my life, I saw the words “His Majesty the King” in reference to the reigning monarch of my home country, the United Kingdom. My mother...

Climate change fuels unprecedented floods in Pakistan
Roman Hladio, Editor-in-Chief • September 23, 2022

About one-third of Pakistan is currently under water in the most intense wet August weather since the country began keeping weather records in 1961, according to NPR. “This...

Students from Ukraine live and learn in Meadville
Lottie Mateyak, Science/International Editor • September 9, 2022

This academic year, Allegheny College welcomed five new international students from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv, Ukraine. The National University...

Varsity golf action at Mercyhurst Invitational, September 16, 2022. Photo by Ed Mailliard.
Men's golf looking for strong second half finish to fall
Kyle Chandler, Sports Editor • September 23, 2022

The men’s golf team is halfway through the fall season after competing in the Mercyhurst Invitational in Erie, Pennsylvania, this past weekend....

Cliff Weaver, 25, laces a free kick into Case Western Reserve territory during the second half of their game on Sept. 17 at Robertson Athletic Complex.
Men’s soccer takes aim at PAC with new coach
Sami Mirza, Editor-in-Chief • September 23, 2022

The Allegheny men’s soccer team fell 2-0 in their final game before beginning conference play to the Case Western Reserve Spartans on the afternoon...

Lilly Noel, ’23, makes a daring play between two Pitt players by kicking the ball over their heads.
Season begins as women’s soccer returns to PAC
Reagan Grace Wheat, Contributing Writer • September 16, 2022

For the first time in 38 years, the women’s soccer team is preparing to enter a new athletic conference. With their continued work in nonconference...

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