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What is the point of higher education?

November 16, 2017

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To inspire passion By TAMARA BABIC, contributing writer Why do people go to college? It seems like such a simple question, but the more you think about it, the more challenging it becomes. In this imperfect education system, ...

Modern Friendship

Chris Brindle, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2017

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The way we think about friendship has transformed in recent years — the word “friend” is a verb in the digital age — and we would do well to return to first principles. It is not all bad. Social media has benefited man...

A final season for an American proclivity

Chris Brindle, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2017

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Once made accessible, television has been a centerpiece of American life. Simply owning a television set once meant that one had reached the proverbial American middle class. But now, the end of television seems imminent and w...

Voting at Allegheny

Tyler Allen and Royse Bachtel

November 2, 2017

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In August 2017, the Center for Political Participation received Allegheny College’s National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement Campus Report that outlined Allegheny’s voting participation in the 2016 general election...

The Protestant Reformation

Chris Brindle, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2017

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It would be difficult to accurately portray what the majority of Christians thought about the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this past Tuesday, and perhaps that is what is most significant. The half-millennium since Mar...

Accepting girls into the Boy Scouts:

Annabelle Menla, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2017

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The Boy Scouts of America announced on Wednesday, Oct. 11 plans to accept girls into the organization as of early 2019. The Boy Scouts has a rich tradition engraved in American history that dates about a century back, of being ...

Accepting girls into the Boy Scouts:

Shane Ostrom, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2017

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The Boy Scouts of America has been an iconic nonprofit organization for nearly one hundred years and currently touches the lives of 2.4 million youth and over 1 million adult volunteers. Earlier this month, the board of directors...

NBA super teams aren’t new, and aren’t bad

Keegan Phillips, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2017

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With the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season tipping off this week, sports commentators from across the country are voicing their opinions regarding who will ultimately hoist the Larry O’Brien Championship trophy n...

Allegheny should stock feminine products

Emma Godel, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2017

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Imagine you are in a new type of bathroom — you are washing your hands, squirt a little foam soap into your palms and then use the paper towels to dry your hands. When you go to leave, you are asked to pay for the supplies you...

Marriage rates on the decline, but not for good

Annabelle Menla, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2017

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We see marriage depicted everywhere from television to early childhood fairytales. It is the  union between two people who become partners in a personal relationship. This union is often looked at as sacred and has been heavi...

Hard hits: Football and politics clash

Ian McKeown, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2017

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It all started with a small gesture made by a second -string quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers in August of 2016. When Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem, no one could have guessed it would garner so much a...

Palmer’s legacy, one year later

Jackson Sandusky, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2017

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This past Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the passing of Arnold Palmer. To this day and undoubtedly into the future, Palmer will influence many golfers on and off the course.  Although he is primarily known for his accomp...

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