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Becoming more compassionate in 2020

Ethan Woodfill, Opinion Editor

January 23, 2020

I thought of the idea for this piece over break after several encounters with some impatient people. Namely, the barista at Starbucks greeted me, and then an older gentleman who I had not noticed off to the side exclaimed, “E...

Super Bowl LIV: making predictions

Henry Sutter, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

When the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers face off in Super Bowl LIV at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, tens of millions of people across the globe will tune in to watch.  Leading up to the game, hundreds, if not thousa...

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 ...

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