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50 years of excellence

Olivia Blakeslee, Features Editor

February 13, 2020

February marks a handful of recognizable dates: Groundhog’s Day on the 2nd, Valentine’s Day on the 14th and this year, Leap Day on the 29th. One celebration — the celebration of Black excellence — spans for the full mo...

Netflix’s show ‘The Ranch’ fades in later seasons

Willy Walker, International Editor

February 13, 2020

After four years and 80 episodes, one of Netflix’s most popular series has hit its bitter and abrupt end: “The Ranch.” After a controversial firing of a beloved character and low ratings, Netflix officially pulled the plug on the ...

Alumnus publishes book, talks modern journalism

Olivia Blakeslee, Features Editor

February 7, 2020

Victor Pickard, ’95, sees the commercialized foundation of journalism as its crux. “The commercial media profits by selling audiences to advertisers, and one of the most surefire ways to attract audiences is to foment conflict...

Meadville Community Theatre presents Austen’s classic story ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Shaelyn Ursida, Features Editor

February 7, 2020

The Meadville Community Theatre will be opening its production of “Pride & Prejudice” at 7:30 p.m. on  Friday, Feb 7 at 7:30p.m. at the MCT, located in Oddfellows at Allegheny College. “Pride & Prejudice” ...

‘Little Women’ shows fun changes to a classic story

Sara Holthouse, News Editor

February 7, 2020

A little less than a year ago, I had hardly even heard of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.”  All I knew was it’s an old book, considered a classic and that my roommate had a tradition of reading it every single year in coll...

APO strengthens ties between campus and community

Olivia Blakeslee, Features Editor

February 7, 2020

The Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity recently initiated their 500,000th member at the University of California, San Diego. The January milestone marked the continued growth of one of the largest Greek-letter organizations in the nation, which...

Faces old and new: ‘Sex Education’ dives deeper

Olivia Blakeslee, Features Editor

January 30, 2020

Netflix’s “Sex Education” season 2 opens with protagonist Otis Milburn’s, played by Asa Butterfield, sexual awakening, an outbreak of chlamydia at Moordale High and single parents navigating the murky waters of dating at...

Bridging boredom: Bridge club engages campus community

Shaelyn Ursida, Features Editor

January 30, 2020

Bridge, a card game played with a standard 52-card deck, is a social game. Members of the Allegheny College Bridge Club meet in McKinley’s Food Court from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, to play the game and teach the campus communi...

Allegheny grad voted Lawrence County commissioner

Olivia Blakeslee, Features Editor

January 30, 2020

When reflecting on Morgan Boyd, ’18, and his career since leaving Allegheny College, Quigley Hall Building Coordinator Sarah Holt knew exactly what to say. “He knew exactly what he wanted to do, and he’s doing it,” Holt said. ...

Fiction writing professor joins English Department

Olivia Blakeslee, Features Editor

January 24, 2020

When Assistant Professor of English Mari Christmas first took a creative writing class — her only one as an undergraduate — she said, laughing, that she “didn’t do so well in it.” Fast forward to December 2019, and those e...

Tradition in the snow: Fraternity and Sorority life holds spring run out

Shaelyn Ursida, Features Editor

January 23, 2020

Brooks Circle was teeming with members of Allegheny College Sorority and Fraternity Life as the organizations’ active members introduced their newest ones for the annual Bid Day Run Out event on Sunday, Jan. 19. Run Out is an eve...

Netflix’s ‘The Circle’: authentic, unique reality show

Shaelyn Ursida, Features Editor

January 23, 2020

Netflix kicked off the decade with an all-new reality show, “The Circle.”In a very un-Netflix-like fashion, the episodes were released in a series of waves. The first wave was released on Jan. 1, 2020, with episodes one through...

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