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The changing of the Allegheny mind

Chris Brindle, Opinion Editor

April 12, 2018

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Julius Hübner/Wikimedia Commons There is something amiss on American campuses, and two books aim to shed light on it: Allan Bloom’s 1987 book “The Closing of the American Mind,” and John Haidt and Greg Lukionoff’s forthcoming book “The Coddling of the Ameri...

You should not look for jobs at job fairs

Brenda Costa, Class of 1994

April 5, 2018

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The Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Allegheny Gateway, held their seventh annual Job and Internship Fair on March 1, where more than two dozen regional employers came out to engag...

Learning outside of the classroom

Owen Ludwig, Contributing Writer

April 5, 2018

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I held a large, white, plastic needle filled with antibiotics in my hands. “Gently pinch the tip of the teat to help spread the opening,” Chris Hemlock told me. I did just that, and then slowly, carefully inserted the needle i...

Men of letters

Chris Brindle, Opinion Editor

March 8, 2018

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The Library of Congress announced on Dec. 26, 2017, that it had received a copy of every public tweet ever posted, and that it will archive all future tweets. The goal of this endeavor is to “acquire and preserve a record of ...

Addressing school shootings

Shane Ostrom, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2018

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“I thought/felt seriously about the Parkland shooting for about an hour or so. Then I checked basketball scores and then went on with life. I too am a part of the problem,” read the Facebook status of a friend of mine, the d...

The NBA All-Star Game is getting better

Cy Perry, Junior Opinion Editor

March 1, 2018

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver implemented a new format for the NBA All-Star Game on Oct. 3, 2017, and despite initial skepticism, it has proved to be a good decision. The 2018 All-Star game was the 67th playing of the annual ex...

Prayers are not enough

Joseph Tingley, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2018

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Parkland, Florida, became yet another infamous name on Feb. 14, when, at 2:19 p.m., a former student entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with a loaded AR-15 rifle and a black duffel bag of extra magazines. The locati...

Bad Update

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor

February 22, 2018

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Earlier this month Snapchat redesigned its application and received harsh criticism. Yes, the update is horrible and causes my blood pressure to spike. However, while the update itself upsets me, the business’ response to the...

Two heartbreaks

Ellis Giacomelli, Science and International Editor

February 22, 2018

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After 15 years without Howie Epstein and nearly five months without Tom Petty, I have been thinking about my dad sharing his love of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with me. Growing up, I must have heard songs from the group’s...

Curing seasonal heartbreak

Cameron Neiblum, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2018

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The dark winter months carry a series of different body-aching illnesses, plaguing the college with fatigue, coughing fits, stuffy noses and worst of all, heartache. It is during this time, when the snow continues to fall and ...

From bookshelves to big screens

Margaret Malley, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2018

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Fans of James Dashner’s award winning book series, “The Maze Runner,” anxiously waited for Jan. 17, when the third and final movie adaptation of the series was released, “The Death Cure.” I was among them, but after...

Good point, where did you find that?

Chris Brindle, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2018

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In college, the relief brought on by finishing a research paper is short-lived. When the final word is typed, and after a well deserved stretch, the student must turn his attention to chasing down those stray citations. The h...

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