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Allegheny Art Inspires

April 21, 2010

I'm not an art major or minor. I'm not a good artist. I don't have any expertise in art history or critique. That's what I like about art: it's easy and even encouraged me to have an opinion on it; art is so subjective that...

The Political Herd: Independent Columnist

April 21, 2010

Forty years ago today, millions of activists across the country protested the environmental deterioration they saw all around them. Today, April 22, is Earth Day. And in less than a week, on April 26, three senators will unveil...

The Political Herd: Republican Columnist

April 21, 2010

The past week and a half have allowed Polish citizens and government officials to mourn the loss of their President and 96 other officials (18 of those legislative officials) who perished in a plane crash on April 10, 2010. ...

Ravine threatens to secede

April 21, 2010

If Texas can do it, so can we!  Texas Governor Rick Perry has gained much support in his claims that, due to the federal government's obvious inadequacies, which clearly have absolutely nothing to do with pre-Obama administration,...

Accolades for Sobran

April 14, 2010

One of the best ways to take the measure of someone is to ask his three favorite books or authors. Much of who we are is what we read - and much too can be said about which books we eschew. I started on my "intellectual journey"...

Not-so-modest proposal: Liberals for dinner

April 14, 2010

It is a melancholy object to those in this great country who, when they meander through the streets of even the most illustrious of cities such as New York, D.C. and Meadville, see the streets, the shops and the doors of buil...

Learning from JMU’s mistakes

April 14, 2010

Last weekend, Allegheny College held "Springfest." Many other colleges have this annual occurrence to celebrate the last few weeks of the semester, the arrival of shorts and flip-flops and the au revoir to the blustery winter....

Moronic mascots

April 14, 2010

I have lots of opinions. Actually, I mostly have opinions on things that don't matter at all, but they are very strong opinions nonetheless. I find important issues tend to be filled with confusing and troubling shades of grey. But no o...

The Political Herd: Republican Columnist

April 14, 2010

Student aid reform has demanded careful attention over the past several years.  As a larger number of Americans are attending college each year, more private and federal student aid is necessary.  Likewise, the previous stud...

Editorial: Grading our Government

April 14, 2010

Every year, The Campus reflects on and assigns a grade to the Allegheny Student Government. When Brett Fuchs and Liz Kozub ran for ASG President and Vice President, they developed three vague plans to help run the student government. They said...

Sensibility during Springfest

April 7, 2010

Ah, Springfest. A wonderful time of drunken debauchery, short shorts, cloudless skies and Nalgenes filled with vodka and ginger ale. I don't know about you, but the second I saw those DBTG signs go up, I was humming with anticipation. I even emptied...

Handing out some high fives

April 7, 2010

According to Merriam-Webster, a high five is “a slapping of upraised right hands by two people (as in celebration).” Though I am not sure why left hands are left out of this dictionary equation, the fact remains that high...

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