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Angela Mauroni, Editor-in-Chief

Angela is an English major with minors in journalism, history and political science. This is her fourth year working on staff. She works as a fellow for the Center for Political Participation, is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity and is on the executive board for the Student Alliance for Prison Reform.

All content by Angela Mauroni

Coming soon to a bookstore near you: Killing O’Reilly

April 20, 2017

One of television’s most successful and top-rated cable news hosts, Bill O’Reilly, was fired on Wednesday, April 19, after a series of sexual harassment allegations were uncovered following an internal...

The Allegheny College Bike Share Program has bike racks located around campus for the connivence of students.

[Photo] Bike Share Program continues to grow

April 13, 2017

The Allegheny College Bike Share Program has bike racks located around campus for the connivence of students.

Special Report: Sexual assault survivors share stories of college process

February 16, 2017

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on sexual assault at Allegheny College. The first installment was published last Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. The U.S. Department of Education’s...

The Association of American Universities reports that 23.1 percent of female undergraduate students experience rape or sexual assault while in college. 5.4 percent of male undergraduate students also experience rape or sexual assault while in college. Nobody in this photo illustration is a subject in the story.

Special Report: Sexual assault survivors speak on Title IX experiences

February 9, 2017

Editor’s Note: This article is the first of a two-part series examining sexual assault on Allegheny’s campus. The second installment will be published next Friday, Feb. 17. Allegheny College is currently...

Nesset sued by child pornography survivors

January 26, 2017

Eight plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against former Allegheny College Professor of English Kirk Nesset on Dec. 19, 2016. Although Nesset did not produce child pornography, the plaintiffs in the case are some...

A 150-mile radius, which is indicated by the black circle, is the area that Parkhurst considers local in terms of the food it sources for Allegheny College.
As part of its goal to achieve climate neutrality by the year 2020, the college has made an agreement with Parkhurst Dining Services that at least 20 to 30 percent of the food it provides to the college will be locally grown, according to Sustainability Coordinator Kelly Boulton.

Climate neutrality goal could benefit the Meadville economy

January 26, 2017

Davenport Fruit Farms, located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, is host to rows upon rows of apple orchards, pear trees and more. As the apples of various kinds fall from the trees and break, bees are drawn...

New members of Phi Beta Sigma, Allen Baugh, ’18, Matthew Wild, ’18, and Andre Bryan, ’18, stand in the campus center lobby during their induction on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. During the ceremony, new members were required to answer questions about the fraternity. As each new member was introduced, their masks were removed.

[Photo] Historically black fraternity returns to Allegheny

December 8, 2016

New members of Phi Beta Sigma, Allen Baugh, ’18, Matthew Wild, ’18, and Andre Bryan, ’18, stand in the campus center lobby during their induction on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. During the ceremony, new...

Swimming & diving teams prepare for Blue Devil Invite

December 1, 2016

The men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams will be traveling to Fredonia, New York for the Blue Devil Invite from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4. According to co-captain Patrick Hollenbeck, ’17, the team...

Protesters begin their march through the streets of Erie, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.

[Photo] Erie residents protest Trump

November 17, 2016

Protesters begin their march through the streets of Erie, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.

Club hockey team hopeful for upcoming season

October 20, 2016

Allegheny’s club hockey team lost its first game against Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 11-6 on Saturday, Oct. 15. Despite the loss, Club President Josh Cohen, ’18, said he was pleased with the...

Students use the crosswalk on North Main Street in front of Baldwin Hall. Cameras were installed beginning Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, to study traffic patterns on the road.

Second North Main traffic study begins

September 29, 2016

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Eileen Petula sent out an email to the college on Sept. 21 announcing the installation of a traffic camera at the crosswalk on North Main Street by...

Help Desk moves to Pelletier Library

September 8, 2016

The Information Technology Services Help Desk in Murray Hall has been moved to Pelletier Library. Students worked at the IT Help Desk and those who worked at the circulation desk in the library will now...

Editorial: Staff members must be able to trust each other

July 30, 2016

The Campus may be a student newspaper, but it no doubt faces some similar challenges to local and national newspapers. One of such challenges is that of covering hard news, difficult news. From accidents...

Cody  Switzer, ’07, works with his colleagues to put the finishing touches on The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s print and online reinvention in February 2015.

Alumnus finds diverse work at The Chronicle of Philanthropy

April 28, 2016

Cody Switzer, ’07,  always knew he wanted to work in the field of journalism. He began writing for The Campus newspaper his freshmen year. Switzer said having access to the newsroom was easy, as it...

GLCA colleges collaborate to enhance student experience

April 28, 2016

The Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc., awarded the GLCA Expanding Collaboration Initiative Grant to four professors to collaboratively organize two summer institute workshops on Women’s, Gender...

Campus payroll service hacked

April 14, 2016

At least 74 non-student employees of Allegheny College have recently experienced personal information theft, including having their Social Security numbers accessed. The college believes the information...

Administration prepares for staffing changes

April 7, 2016

James Mullen, president of Allegheny College, announced in an email on March 8, 2016, that Sue Stuebner, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the college, will be taking the job of president...

RJ Mitte, selected as the 2016 Gator of the Year, visited Allegheny College on Wednesday, April 6, 2015 to speak about living with a disability and his career.

ASG selects RJ Mitte for Gator of the Year

April 7, 2016

Allegheny Student Government selected RJ Mitte, best known for his role as Walter White Jr. on the television show “Breaking Bad,” as the Gator of the Year for 2016. He spoke in Shafer Auditorium on...

Hoodie Allen and his band fling water at the crowd from their water bottles in Shafer Auditorium on March 5, 2016.


March 10, 2016

YONAS The Campus: How did you get into music? Yonas: I’ve actually always been involved in music in some fashion. My mom put me in violin classes so I played violin for like nine years. And then I...

Nesset speaks on his condition and crime

March 10, 2016

It was almost 8 a.m. and there were already visitors waiting to be led into the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown, Ohio. Those who had visited the prison before filed through the metal detectors...

Vesta Silva, department chair and associate professor of communication arts, helped lead a talk hosted by the Center for Political Participation on the Zika virus on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

Faculty address Zika virus in research and town hall talk

March 3, 2016

“On Feb. 1, the Zika virus was declared a global health emergency,” said Assistant Professor of Biology Becky Dawson, to open the Quigley Town Hall talk on Wednesday, March 2. The Center for Political...

The Agents of Change conference was coordinated through a cooperative effort by Allegheny’s Center for Political Participation and the Year of Meadville organizers on Feb. 13, 2016.

Agents of Change conference held at college

February 18, 2016

As part of the Year of Meadville, organizers worked with the Center for Political Participation and the Office of Civic Engagement to hold a cooperative Agents of Change conference on Feb. 13, 2016, from 9...

College faces phishing attack

February 18, 2016

Scores of faculty, staff and administration have been unknowingly giving their Allegheny credentials over to an internet phishing scam received through an email claiming to share a Dropbox. The scam began...

Attendees circled in groups in the Schultz Banquet Hall for discussions focused on topics such as inclusion, retention and the college’s statement of community as part of the Sustained Dialogues event on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

College seeks to improve attendance at community events

February 11, 2016

Rhonda Fitzgerald, managing director of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, an international organization fostering clear communication between private parties, returned to Allegheny College for a community...

Kirk Nessets attorney, Meagan Temple, speaks with the news outside of the Federal District Court building following the sentencing of the former Allegheny College professor on Feb. 8, 2016

Former professor sentenced to 76 months on child pornography charges

February 8, 2016

Former Allegheny Professor of English Kirk Nesset, 58, was sentenced to six years and four months in federal prison on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 in the United States District Court in Erie. Nesset was...

Room draw approaches with changes to process

February 4, 2016

Room draw is approaching for another year with several significant changes to the drawing and selection process. Along with removing resident advisors and those who have been approved for special-interest...

VITA begins new year after record-breaking season

January 28, 2016

Thirty-eight students will begin the annual Meadville Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program on Feb. 1, 2016, which is aimed to assist residents with a household income below $50,000 do their taxes. Stephanie...

Interim director of safety and security implements changes

December 3, 2015

Since the previous director’s departure, Interim Director of Safety and Security Sean Kennedy has begun to execute his plans for change at Allegheny, one of which was a better implementation of Title...

Chloe Carter, ’18, the former roommate of Hannah Morris leans for comfort on the shoulder of Troy Dinga, ’17, during the memorial in Ford Chapel on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.

College holds memorial for Hannah Morris

November 19, 2015

A memorial service was held for Hannah Morris on Nov. 14 in Ford Chapel. Morris, who would have graduated with the class of 2017, was struck by a car on North Main Street on Oct. 29, and died hours later...

The Campus conducted a poll for Allegheny community members asking them to give a letter grade to campus security. The poll was opened on Nov. 4 and closed on Nov. 15, 2015 at 2 p.m.

[Photo] Community grades safety and security’s performance

November 19, 2015

The Campus conducted a poll for Allegheny community members asking them to give a letter grade to campus security. The poll was opened on Nov. 4 and closed on Nov. 15, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Kennedy takes over as director of safety and security

November 12, 2015

Following Jeff Schneider’s departure as director of safety and security, the college hired Sean Kennedy to serve as interim. Kennedy, who works with Dolores Stafford & Associates consulting firm,...

Registrar experiences surge of withdrawals

November 5, 2015

The last day for students to utilize Allegheny’s new course withdrawal policy was Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. According to Ann Sheffield, the head of the registrar’s office, 162 students used the withdrawal...

New employees attend Title IX compliance training

November 5, 2015

The biannual Title IX compliance training was held on Oct. 29-30 for all new faculty, staff and administrators, each day consisting of an hour-long training session at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m....

Flowers began accumulating on the side of the road on Oct. 30, 2015 the morning after Hannah Morris, ’17, was struck by a vehicle on North Main Street. Morris later died at Meadville Medical Center.

Questions rise about traffic regulations after student is killed in a fatal car accident

November 5, 2015

Hannah Morris, ’17, was struck by a vehicle while crossing North Main Street in front of North Village II in the evening of Oct. 29, 2015. Morris, who was not in a crosswalk at the time, later passed...

Students give insight to events of fatal accident

October 31, 2015

Several students were on the scene within minutes after a car struck Hannah Morris, a member of the class of 2017 at Allegheny, on Oct. 29 while she was crossing North Main Street. She died hours later...

Fatal accident takes student’s life

October 30, 2015

Hannah Morris, ’17, was struck by a vehicle on North Main Street in front of the Allegheny College dorm North Village II late Thursday night on Oct. 29, 2015. Morris later passed away at Meadville Medical...

Deadline approaches for diversity fund

October 29, 2015

The Diversity Innovation Fund’s proposal deadline is Monday, Nov. 2, marking the fund’s  third semester of existence. Allegheny College began the fund in fall of 2014 in the hopes of promoting diversity...

Phan released by judge

October 22, 2015

Luong Phan, a previous student at Allegheny College, has been sentenced for making terroristic threats against other students at the college via Facebook on Dec. 9, 2014. Phan spent almost two months in...

Off-campus housing availability shrinks

October 22, 2015

In light of an email sent out by the Office of Residence Life on Oct. 12, 2015, reminding students of a four-year residency requirement, some students have voiced concerns about being unable to live off...

Lynn McUmber, executive director of the Crawford County Health Awareness Program, presents on recovery from mental illness with panelists Susan Jageman and Sally Burns on Oct. 10, 2015.

Networks of Care panel presentations conclude

October 15, 2015

In correlation with the Year of Meadville, the final panel discussion of the Networks of Care Series was held on Oct. 10, 2015, and focused on opportunities for recovery from mental illness and homelessness....

Heather Bosau, ’17, tables for the Center for Political Participation to register students to vote on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.

[Photo] Groups encourage voter turnout

October 1, 2015

Heather Bosau, ’17, tables for the Center for Political Participation to register students to vote on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.

John Esposito, professor of internal affairs and Islamic studies at Georgetown University, leads a talk about Islamophobia in the U.S. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in the Tippie Alumni Center.

Esposito gives lecture on Islamophobia

October 1, 2015

John Esposito, professor of religion, international affairs and Islamic studies at Georgetown University, came to speak on “Building Bridges: Protecting Pluralism, Ending Islamophobia” on Sept. 29,...

Deadline for cooperative health program approaches

September 24, 2015

Allegheny College held an information session for the cooperative health program it coordinates with Chatham University. The session was held on Tuesday, Sept. 15 in Quigley Auditorium, and served a sizeable...

The MLK Mentoring Program recruits new mentors every year to tutor Meadville Area Middle School students.

MLK Mentoring Program welcomes 2015 applicants

September 24, 2015

The Martin Luther King Jr. Mentoring Program is operating under a new director, the fourth in its five years of operation. The current director is John Christie-Searles, assistant professor of political...

Attorney Michael Piotrowoski gave a presentation to Allegheny students for the CPP’s Constitution Day event in Tippie Alumni Center. The presentation addressed the Constitutional limits of police deadly use of force, a subject which Piotrowski has experience speaking about all across Ohio.

Speaker covers police use of deadly force

September 17, 2015

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated,...

Jon Wiebel, associate professor of communication arts, led the discussion on the populist surge at the Center for Political Participation’s first event of the year, a Quigley town hall meeting on Sept. 10, 2015.

First Quigley town hall meeting of the year held on populism

September 10, 2015

The Center for Political Participation held its first event of the year on Thursday, Sept. 10 in Quigley Auditorium. The event was a discussion led by Assistant Professor of Communication Arts Jon Wiebel...

Sydney Fernandez, ’17, is one of the students who participated in the Year of Meadville storytelling workshops and connected with Rosalyn MacGuire, a resident at the retirement home.

Year of Meadville begins with storytelling event

September 3, 2015

The Year of Meadville began with the month of September, starting with workshops over the course of three days. Each workshop was three hours long and was centered around storytelling. The first was...

Perry Sisley, ’18, and Emiranzala Kisyanto, ’17, joined others in throwing plants and rocks from the bridge as a returning to the earth ritual to honor Kali Albern, ’17, who passed away in August.

Community celebrates life of Kali Albern

September 3, 2015

Allegheny held a celebration of life service for Kali Albern, ’17, in Ford Chapel on Saturday, Aug. 29. Albern had died the previous weekend from unexpected complications following medical evaluations...

Orders that were made and paid for online can be picked up in the Campus Center, room 211.

[Photo] College offers new options for book purchase

August 27, 2015

Orders that were made and paid for online can be picked up in the Campus Center, room 211.

Aleäa Reyes, 18, has been working with the rest of residence life to make sure everything is prepared for the incoming freshmen.

Allegheny continues expanding diversity

August 21, 2015

The class of 2019 is the most diverse in Allegheny history, according to Sue Stuebner, Allegheny’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. “There’s a very nice array of students coming...

Walter Stover has been awarded the Critical Languages Scholarship that will allow him to study in Beijing.

Walter Stover is awarded highly selective language scholarship

April 16, 2015

Walter Stover, ’17, will be spending eight weeks of the summer of 2015 in Beijing doing intensive language studies after winning the highly selective Critical Languages Scholarship from the U.S. State...

Every other year, Allegheny students travel to Nicaragua to do 80 hours of service work for Project Chacocente.

Gators Give Back soon to begin collection for Project Chacocente

April 16, 2015

Since 2009, students who participated in the biannual experiential learning seminar to Nicaragua have been collecting goods to donate primarily to Project Chacocente, a service project that aims to work...

Kelsey Terhune-Cotter, ’18, (left) and Kristen Locy, ’18, (right) are two of the students who contribute to upkeeping the school garden, otherwise called the Carrden.

Allegheny College ranks #2 in nation for advocating environmental science

April 9, 2015

According to the Environmental Science Education and Careers website, the environmental science and studies program at Allegheny College ranks second in the country for advocating environmental science. See...

Dean of Students DiChristina to leave at close of semester

March 26, 2015

An email was sent out by President James Mullen on March 25, 2015 to announce Dean of Students Joseph DiChristina’s departure from Allegheny College. According to the email, DiChristina has accepted...

Isabel Choinowski (left) and Lorena Souza (right) dressed in costumes and attended the international carnival held in the Max Kade International Wing of North Village on Feb. 21, 2015.

International students hold multicultural carnival

February 26, 2015

Four international teaching assistants collaborated to organize a carnival celebrating each of their nationalities on Feb. 21, 2015, in the Max Kade International Wing of North Village. The organizers...

Meadville residents share copy of last email sent from astronaut killed in Columbia space shuttle disaster

February 1, 2015

As the twelfth anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster comes and passes, Meadville residents Richard and Phyllis Ackert have decided to share a copy they have received of one of the Columbia...

Allegheny French student prepares for life as an international private lawyer

Allegheny French student prepares for life as an international private lawyer

January 29, 2015

Messê Houngnikpo, who has just begun her second semester at Allegheny and her second semester in America, is feeling more comfortable in her routine. Even during the fall semester of 2014, Houngnikpo...

Nafisa Alieva (right) had books on the English language at the English speaking conversation table, and shared them with Rebecca Dickinson (left). At the first ever international conversation tables, there was ready an English converstaion table and a Spanish conversation table.

International discussion tables held for first time

January 29, 2015

International discussion tables were held for the first time on Jan. 27, 2015, featuring a Spanish-speaking table and an English-speaking table. While the turnout did not offer much in the way of English-speaking...

Yuchun Huang has noticed a distinct independent nature in students since coming to America and feels it gives many of them confidence.

Yuchun Huang recognizes American differences in social norms

January 29, 2015

In Taiwan, few students would think of leaning back and putting their feet on the desk in class. Educators may frown upon the slouching students and think they are not taking the class seriously. However,...

Women in Science strengthen support efforts

January 22, 2015

Three years ago, the Women in Science Student Support Group was founded at Allegheny by student Brittany Rauzan,’13 in order to address the disproportionate gender gap between male and female students...

Detroit’s central station sent out its last train in 1988. Abandoned, the windows are almost all broken and the building is enclosed with a metal fence and barbed wire. The central station has become an accurate representation of the property quality degrading in Detroit.

Professor exposes unfair property taxes in Detroit

January 22, 2015

Timothy Hodge, former visiting assistant professor of economics at Allegheny in the fall of 2014, has been conducting research on statewide property tax policies in Michigan since 2008. “In my career,...

Katharina Schulz came to America from Cologne, Germany for a semester of teaching and studying with the Pennsylvania Colleges in Cologne program.

German teaching assistant completes first semester at Allegheny

December 4, 2014

Since leaving her hometown of Cologne, Germany, Katharina Schulz has found surprising ways that she was unprepared for her year in the U.S. Before coming to the States, she took Latin, the prerequisite...

Meadville resident Jim Martin created his own solar panels to fuel his truck with a clean source of energy.

Student reaches out to community for research

November 6, 2014

During her internship at the Department of Environmental Protection with Geoff Bristow, the manager of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance, Sarah Swartz, ’16, has started research...

From front to back: Caroline McAllister, ’16,  Alexandra Hess, ’16, and Joe DeMarchi, ’16, are three of Venesky’s five students doing research on Bd. Also participating are Julie Marone, ’16, and Makenzie Zidek, ’16.

Professor Venesky researches deadly pathogen in amphibians

November 6, 2014

Matthew Venesky, visiting assistant professor of biology, began research at Allegheny last year on a pathogen that has been attacking amphibians. The pathogen, called Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, or...

Utz earns honorable mention in contest

October 30, 2014

Internship Coordinator Steve Utz won the honorable mention of the 2014 Leicester B. Holland Prize for his architectural sketching of Bentley Hall in September. Utz began an internship class teaching...

Committee awards 2014 Nobel Prizes in science

Committee awards 2014 Nobel Prizes in science

October 23, 2014

The Nobel Prizes were awarded for scientific disciplines in Medicine and Physiology, Physics, Chemistry and Economics. The awards are given annually and internationally. Ten individuals were awarded for...

Aviva Katz presents Tenth Annual Medical Ethics Lecture

October 9, 2014

Students crowded Quigley auditorium on Oct. 8 to attend the tenth annual medical ethics lecture, presented this year by Aviva Katz. Katz is the  assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh...

Above: 48 alumni registered to present and participate in the geology symposium organized by geology professor Ron Cole.

Alumni connect with students at Geology symposium

October 2, 2014

For the second year in a row, the geology department held a symposium to give students and alumni the chance to connect. Held on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27, 48 alumni signed up to participate in the symposium...

Meadville undergoes health assessment survey

September 25, 2014

Eight students invested in Meadville’s current state of health are currently collaborating to develop a health needs assessment survey. This survey is called a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)...

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