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How tech companies know more about you than you realize

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2019

A century ago, the oil industry was one of the most dominant in the world. With rapid industrialization taking place in the 19th century, oil was discovered as a new source of fuel, incentivizing companies to enter this market. During thi...

Evolution in Education

Madison Riley, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2019

Teaching Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is not about changing beliefs. In the same way teaching students of all religions about the history of Christianity or Judaism, for example, does not inherently include preaching that...

The repercussions of cutting music education in the US

Willy Walker, Science/International Editor

November 14, 2019

Sports, STEM; sports, STEM. It is no myth that high schools all across the United States often overlook a music education in favor of athletics or science, technology, engineering and math subjects or athletics. Sure, a lot of the jo...

Student activists in climate neutrality: what comes next?

Willy Walker, Science/International Editor

November 14, 2019

Allegheny College will be declaring climate neutrality in 2020 — a project in place for 13 years will reach its end in fewer than two months. Well, almost. I recently finished a series of stories about sustainability on campus, with to...

Veterans Day: The story behind the holiday

Willy Walker, Science/International Editor

November 14, 2019

Warning: Before reading, be advised that sensitive material is discussed in this story. Reader discretion is advised. I, like many of you probably did, forgot that Monday was Veterans Day. I am disappointed in myself, but I am ...

Love: the root of what makes holidays meaningful

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2019

It’s that time of year again — the holiday season. Some people look forward with excitement and joy to the months of November and December, and others dread them with every bone in their body. There rarely is a feeling of i...

The purpose of Halloween: old tradition, present change

Michelle Miller, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2019

Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday in present-day America. Not only is it the second largest, but it also brings $6.9 billion to the nation. It seems that the purpose of Halloween today is to cash in some mone...

‘Agenda setting’ painting the pictures in mainstream news

Shira Haus, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Discussing the way media and politics intersect is integral to understanding American democracy. Inevitably, when exploring this issue, we arrive at this question: Does media influence politics, or do politics influence media? ...

Learning to embrace the ‘Mondays’ of life

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2019

It has hit that point in the semester — you know how this story goes. It’s late Sunday night, and Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have just won yet another game on Primetime football. You just finished up your last ...

Being a team player: Building your resume 101

Taylor Renk, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2019

Age 21 — we are obsessed with “building” our resumes. We get involved with countless amounts of clubs and activities and spend every waking hour of our free time studying, in the hopes that our resume will stick out in th...

‘Joker’ – could it incite violence?

Michelle Miller, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2019

“Joker,” the new movie directed by Todd Phillips, is sparking excitement all across the United States for DC Comics and Joker fans alike. Unfortunately, a significant number of people do not feel the same about the release of ...

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