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Allegheny’s journey to carbon neutrality: offsets

Roman Hladio, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2020

As last year came to an end, Allegheny College found itself completing its 13th year of dedicated work by students and faculty to become carbon neutral. To complete the goal, the college has turned to a new outlet: carbon offsets...

Asteroid passes Earth without damage

Willy Walker, Science/International Editor

February 21, 2020

All of human life seemed on the brink of extinction on Feb. 15, at least according to several major news outlets when reporting of an incoming asteroid. In reality, Earth’s moon is 15 times closer to Earth than the asteroid was. Asteroid 2002-PZ39...

Sunrise Movement chapter to begin at Allegheny

Willy Walker, Science/International Editor

February 6, 2020

To respond to the growing climate crisis, several activist groups have formed with the intent to empower young people to take action against climate change. One of these organizations has just begun to take root at Allegheny C...

Groundhog Day: Fact, Fiction

Willy Walker, Science/International Editor

February 6, 2020

A small mammal in midwestern Pennsylvania said that spring will come early this year — that mammal is Punxsutawney Phil, the famous weather predicting groundhog who decides the current year’s weather patterns. According to a ...

Allegheny Birding Club ASG-recognized, begins with new board

Willy Walker, Science/International Editor

January 23, 2020

With the new semester brings a new organization for avian enthusiasts at Allegheny. This spring semester will be the first for the new Allegheny College Bird Club. The club was formed with the help of Benjamin Haywood, former...

Former Allegheny professor accepts job at Furman University

Willy Walker, Science/International Editor

January 23, 2020

In the wake of departing professors and an increase of student majors, Allegheny College’s Environmental Science and Sustainability Department will be adding some new faculty members to the department. According to Eric Pall...

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...

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