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Lyrid meteor shower visibility to peak over weekend

Ellis Giacomelli, Science/International Editor

April 19, 2018

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Shooting stars evoke a sense of magic, a sense of wonder and are often wished upon by hopeful dreamers. When one wishes upon a shooting star, they are wishing upon a meteor. Before a meteor is ever wished upon, though, it originates...

A look inside: Allegheny Information Technology

Olivia Blakeslee, Junior Science/International Editor

April 19, 2018

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A recent campus-wide issue with Apple devices challenged the IT department following an update that caused a disconnect between Apple devices and the college’s wireless system. Many of the college’s 1,931 students, as well as...

Expert witness in PA gerrymandering case visits campus

Ellis Giacomelli, Science/International Editor

April 5, 2018

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Wesley Pegden, assistant professor of mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, spoke to approximately 30 Allegheny faculty and students on Thursday, March 29, at 4 p.m. in Quigley Hall Auditorium. Pegden’s pr...

Berry film poetically documents industrialization of agriculture

Kylie Wirebach, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2018

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The Foundation for Sustainable Forests, in partnership with the French Creek Valley Conservancy and Allegheny College, hosted its first installment of this year’s “Our Woods & Waters Film Series” at 7 p.m. on Friday,...

A love story: Explicable systems, inexplicable feelings

Ellis Giacomelli and Olivia Blakeslee

February 15, 2018

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Mystery chocolates disgust or delight, roses dance across the country and drug store shelves are ravaged for cards containing strangers’ poetry. Together, these breed a frenzied phenomenon — Valentine’s Day. American consumers...

Recycling: Global markets, local efforts

Ellis Giacomelli, Science/International Editor

February 1, 2018

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A can resting in an otherwise empty blue recycling bin must feel lonely. As the can ponders its existence and recalls being the chosen beverage among a sea of other brightly colored cans, others gather in the blue bin — some pla...

Health & Wellness

Jackson Sandusky, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017

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With Thanksgiving break fast approaching, the thoughts of food, family and sleep are running through the minds of everyone on Allegheny’s campus. The holiday season is great for these three things, but it is also a major gut...

2017 Energy Challenge sets new records

Olivia Blakeslee, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017

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The eighth annual energy challenge charged Allegheny students up to achieve a 14.2 percent reduction in electricity consumption, saving $16,700 for use in more eco-friendly projects on campus. Events ranging from a Night Hike t...

Allegheny to host first local Women in Physics Conference

Stephanie Bramwell, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017

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Three days, twelve workshop sessions and over 200 women physicists amazed Francesca Corrado, ’18 and Kylee Karczewski, ’18, last January at a national Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at Princeton University. ...

Tamulonis, Simon join geology department

Trevor Day, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2017

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The geology department added two new professors this fall, Assistant Professor Kathryn Tamulonis and Visiting Assistant Professor Sharane Simon. The process of hiring a new professor took over six months, involved a nationwide se...

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