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

Keegan Phillips, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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...

The virtues of uncertainty

Chris Brindle, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Albert Camus’ “The Stranger” used to be regarded as required reading — it was ranked as number one on Le Monde’s “100 Books of the Century” in 1999 — and at this point, it should be again. It is true to say tha...

Betsy DeVos and the letter

Joe Tingley, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced on Sept. 7 that her department would be looking into how schools handle Title IX cases, which includes incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. In her remarks, DeVos di...

Another poor summer for the box office

Shane Ostrom, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I recently watched “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in theatres, and I was less than impressed with it. My discord does not stem from the acting, visuals or even the story; rather, it stems from the commercialization of movies which...

Making sense of America’s obsession with Diana and Kate

Olivia Blakeslee, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Few individuals are capable of giving a detailed account of the complications their mother went through while pregnant with them; few even have interest in acquiring this information. However, millions of people are now acqua...

Time for a coffee machine renaissance

Chris Brindle, Opinion Editor

September 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

We have a complicated relationship with coffee, and the Keurig K-cup is not the answer. In 2015, John Sylvan, the inventor of the K-Cup, had his Oppenheimer moment during an interview with The Atlantic. “I feel bad someti...

Should Allegheny College honor Labor Day?

Emma Godel, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When Labor Day is mentioned, many people look forward to the fall season quickly approaching, storing away their white articles of clothing or even Bey Day, as in this year’s case. Almost everyone unanimously appreciates the day o...

Thinking about vocation at the start of a new year

Chris Brindle, Opinion Editor

August 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As waves of freshmen and upperclassmen return to campuses across the country this week, there is one word that should be increasingly on their minds — vocation. The word vocation will be familiar to some, such as those who ha...

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