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Cognitive dissonance prevents eating disorders

Emily Rice, Hayley Behr, and James Scarborough

November 14, 2019

In 1957, Psychologist Leon Festinger published his theory of cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance occurs when there is a discrepancy between one’s beliefs and one’s actions. This produces an uncomfortable tension tha...

Green Living house promotes student sustainability

Willy Walker, Science/International Editor

November 1, 2019

Allegheny College offers various special interest housing options for students and organizations wishing to live together in a more self-sustaining environment. One of these options is the Green Living house on Loomis Street. T...

Historic landmark, Bentley, to become LEED certified

Steven Heine, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2019

As Allegheny College renovates its flagship Bentley Hall, the college is attempting to balance various considerations. One significant goal is achieving a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification from the U.S. ...

The October Energy Challenge brings another month of sustainability

Tina-Marie Stine, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2019

It’s the time of year to be conscientious about energy use. Every year, Allegheny College hosts the October Energy Challenge, a campus-wide effort to reduce energy usage. The event has shown success in the past and results in m...

Where the elk and the antelope play

Willy Walker, Science/International Editor

September 13, 2019

Experiential Learning Seminars are an interdisciplinary learning experience where students travel to distant locations to conduct research and experience local cultures. While the EL to the Rocky Mountains National Park did n...

Don’t worry, be happy: College promotes wellness

Hannah Schaffer, Science/International Editor

April 19, 2019

The number of college students who report experiencing stress and anxiety in their daily lives has increased 20 percent over the past five years, according to the American Institute of Stress. While there is no cure for anxi...

From the tap: Exploring Meadville’s municipal water from source to sewer

Ellis Giacomelli, Features Editor

April 18, 2019

A kettle of boiling water rests on the stovetop, vapor escaping as you choose a bag of tea. After flipping through a row of bags, you settle on Earl Grey and turn back to the kettle just when it starts to sing. The scalding mo...

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