The Campus

Why the increase to the student activities fee is vital for the campus community

Sam Stephenson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2014

This past week, three Allegheny Student Government cabinet members (President Larry Hailsham, Parliamentarian Mary Grace Warren and Treasurer Miguel Lirian0) presented a proposal to ASG to potentially increase the current student activities fee from $150 to $300. This would incr...

Giving Thanks

Sam Stephenson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2014

Allegheny Student Government has had an emotionally taxing semester thus far. Both President Larry Hailsham and Vice President Autumn Vogel came into the year with a plan; a platform of goals for the student body for the 2014-2015...

Due Diligence

Sam Stephenson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2014

This week I'd like to talk about the art of fact checking, or what I like to call, doing your due diligence. For any story, cross checking facts is the most important thing you can do. Not only to prove your credibility with your...

Hard Decisions

Sam Stephenson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2014

This last week's student government meeting was different than any other meeting I've been to thus far. Not because it was in the campus center lobby instead of on the third floor, not because two guests were there to talk about...

Relevance of relationships

Sam Stephenson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2014

My last several blog posts have broached more serious topics, ranging from reporting on Kirk Nesset to the importance of student journalism. I wanted to take the time in this post to talk about the importance of relationships...

The Bigger Picture

Sam Stephenson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2014

I'd like to think over the past several weeks it's become clear why it's important to have someone covering student government. Especially here at Allegheny, the student body is so out of touch with its own governing body that...

Co-Editor-in-Chief gives student government a C letter grade

Sam Stephenson, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2014

After the four or so weeks I have covered ASG thus far, I feel like I have a very solid grounding in how ASG has worked this year. Because of what I have observed and learned, I have given ASG a C in its performance this seme...

On reporting on the Kirk Nesset story

Sam Stephenson, co-Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2014

While this blog will, in the future, be about my experience reporting on ASG, I thought it would be important and enlightening to the campus community about how I went about reporting on the Kirk Nesset story.  I heard about the story aroun...

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