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Bree Gray

Bree Gray, News Editor

Bree Gray is a sophomore from Washington, Pennsylvania. She is a Global Health Studies major with an Economics minor. This is her first year on staff, serving as co-News Editor. Outside of the Campus, she is the ASG Director of Communications & Press, the YBL Director of Marketing & Press Relations as well as a member of the Access Allegheny cohort, MEC, GAP, AERO and the pre-health program. When she is not reporting, she can be found hanging out with friends around campus, exploring the surrounding area, or volunteering at the local animal shelter.

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Montelle Brown, 28, of Meadville was arrested by Meadville Police Department after his DNA matches that of the December 2019 rape victim's medical exam.

Suspect apprehended for the 2019 armed rape at Ravine

February 25, 2021

Trigger warning: Sexual assault, violence, rape A suspect has been charged with the armed rape of an Allegheny College student that occurred in Ravine-Narvik Hall in December 2019.  Montelle Brown,...

Controversy over Kirk Nesset’s Poetry Magazine feature

February 25, 2021

Trigger warning: Sexual assault, child abuse Former Professor of English Literature Kirk Nesset has made headlines once more since his indictment in 2015, following an FBI and Pennsylvania State Police...

College announces testing result delays ahead of move-in weekend

February 17, 2021

The at-home COVID-19 test results have been delayed a day before students move in due to inclement weather.  The Allegheny College Health Agency’s Gabrielle Morrow sent an email to the campus community...

College announces plans for spring 2021 move in, changes

February 15, 2021

Spring 2021 in-person classes are scheduled to begin on Feb. 23 following move-in, which is scheduled to occur Feb. 18-19.  In an email to the campus community, on Jan. 27, Vice President of Student...

College announces deadline for changing spring 2021 learning status

February 2, 2021

In an email to the campus community on Jan. 28, Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students April Thompson and Dean of Curriculum and College Registrar Ian Binnington announced the deadline for...

Panel held to discuss the Capitol Hill riots

January 29, 2021

The Capitol Hill riots took place on Jan. 6, following former President Donald J. Trump’s rally in Washington D.C. Pro-Trump rioters gathered outside of the Capitol building and proceeded to enter the...

A letter to the administration

January 29, 2021

To the administration,    When asked why there appears to be an “us versus them” mentality at this institution, the answer is very clear to me, but not to you so I wrote down a few reasons...

Class of 2020 commencement ceremony cancelled again

November 13, 2020

Commencement for the Class of 2020 has been cancelled due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Crawford County. Commencement was scheduled to take place on May 9. In an email to the campus community...

Students prepare for move out: storage, COVID-19

November 13, 2020

Fall move out is next week.  Students are permitted to leave campus prior to that time, but all students must leave campus by Saturday, Nov. 21 at 12 p.m. Belongings are not permitted to remain in the...

College mandates two week furlough for all employees

November 6, 2020

Allegheny College faces financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The senior administration and the Board of Trustees held a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 28 to discuss the costs associated...

Students express concern about move out

November 6, 2020

All students are required to move out of their residence halls by Saturday, Nov. 21 at 12 p.m. All student belongings must be removed from the dormitory; no belongings are permitted to be left in the student’s...

International Club celebrates twentieth anniversary

November 6, 2020

The International Club integrates international and domestic students within the campus community. The organization is a part of the Culture Identity and Leadership Coalition. The organization is advised...

What happens when we all grow too fearful to speak?

November 5, 2020

What happens when we all grow too fearful to speak? The powerful will reign. Injustice will reign. Secrecy will reign.  The people will be shackled, enslaved and deceived by those who seek to silence...

International Education events face major changes in response to COVID-19 regulations

November 5, 2020

International Education Week has been altered due to COVID-19 and academic calendar changes. “Events will be more virtual with a global focus,” Director of International Education Lucinda Morgan said....

Behind the Breonna Taylor vigil: student response, administration

October 30, 2020

Some students expressed concern about the administration’s response to the Breonna Taylor Vigil held on Thursday, Sept. 24, outside of the Henderson Campus Center.  “We are not about to act like...

CPDC assists students in quarantine

October 30, 2020

The Counseling and Personal Development Center works closely with the Allegheny College Health Agency to provide counseling services to students who are either in quarantine or isolation due to potential...

CPDC advises students to focus on their mental health

October 23, 2020

The Counseling and Personal Development Center said they advise students to focus on their mental health, especially during midterms. “This semester, ‘good enough’ is great,” Director of the...

Meet Black Girl Magic

October 22, 2020

Black Girl Magic encourages and supports the development of women of color within the campus community and the Meadville community. The organization is a part of the Culture Identity and Leadership Coalition,...

International admissions recruitment moves online due to COVID-19

October 22, 2020

International recruitment of prospective students has to be done entirely online this semester due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and college safety procedures. “September and October traditionally...

‘Roadmap’ to address racial injustices

October 16, 2020

The college announced plans to rectify existing racial injustices within the institution, however, some students remain uncertain. “I feel like (addressing systemic racism) is not a priority (at the...

Admissions resume campus tours with safety measures

October 16, 2020

Following the end of the campus-wide quarantine, admissions began hosting campus tours for prospective students, despite COVID-19 concerns. “One hundred percent of our processes have changed,” said...

Neuroscience Club welcomes interdisciplinary students

October 15, 2020

The Neuroscience Club is a student organization on campus that focuses on both academics and research opportunities for students interested in neuroscience. “We are about bringing together people who...

Annual Meadville Halloween Parade cancelled

October 9, 2020

Halloween festivities, like many other events this year, will be altered due to COVID-19 safety protocols both on and off-campus. Halloween brings the campus community together as many students celebrate...

Latinas on the Rise celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

October 8, 2020

Latinas on the Rise is a student organization dedicated to empowering Latinx individuals on campus as well as creating a safe space for Latinas. “(Latinas on the Rise) is dedicated to the entrancement...

COVID-19 cases remain steady after one month of reopening campus

October 2, 2020

Many universities and colleges across the nation, including Allegheny College, have experienced challenges related to the pandemic and spikes in positive COVID-19 cases upon reopening campuses this year.  According...

The college addresses Gator Pledge and campus quarantine controversy

September 25, 2020

The college has implemented new safety protocols, including the Gator Pledge, which made national news after President Hilary Link allegedly violated the protocols by attending a soccer game on Sept....

Security cameras installed on campus despite student concerns

September 25, 2020

Trigger warning: Sexual assault, gun violence The college installed security cameras on campus over the summer following the violent sexual assault in Ravine-Narvik Hall in December 2019. “I...

Former Professor Kirk Nesset released from federal prison after 2015 child pornography charges

September 25, 2020

UPDATE Sept. 25, 11:45 p.m.: According to Phoenix RRM, Nesset's release date, previously scheduled for Sept. 24, is currently unknown. Trigger warning: Sexual assault, child abuse Former Allegheny...

Recreational activities to continue during fall semester

September 18, 2020

Athletics & Recreation plans to host physically-distanced events throughout the semester at the guidance of the Allegheny College Health Agency and the college.  “As of right now, (Athletics...

Zafirah Abdulrahoof, ’19 competes in the National Small College Rugby Organization All-Star Tournament in 2018.

Remembering an alumna

September 18, 2020

Zafirah Kaila Atinuke Abdulrahoof, ’19, died on August 22, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts.  According to Palos Verdes Peninsula News, a private funeral was held on Sept. 2 at Green Hills Memorial Park...

Students express concern amidst COVID-19 spike

September 18, 2020

The college experienced an increase in positive COVID-19 cases on Sept. 5, with 18 new, active cases on campus. The number of active cases have since decreased to three cases. All of the students who actively...

WAP: a lyrical masterpiece of sexual innuendos and female empowerment

September 18, 2020

Name a more iconic and dynamic duo than Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. They took the internet by storm with their overnight sensation, “WAP,” which was trending on Twitter, Instagram and even TikTok...

Wise Center to reopen with new protocols

September 11, 2020

The David V. Wise Center is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Sept. 14 with modified hours, following the two-week campus-wide quarantine. “The Wise Center is scheduled to open on Sept. 14, once...

The college implements new security measures

September 11, 2020

Trigger warning: Sexual assault, gun violence The college has implemented new security measures and safety protocols following the sexual assault that occurred last fall. On Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019,...

OutLoud – Season 1, Episode 2: First Week Recap

September 5, 2020

News Editor Bree Gray gives some tips for first-year students after the first week of classes.

NCAC suspended, athletic teams will use the fall season to train in place of a competitive season

September 4, 2020

On Wednesday, July 22, Director of Athletics and Recreation Bill Ross sent an email to the campus community announcing the North Coast Athletic Conference decision to suspend all intercollegiate competition...

Sisters of Delta Delta Delta carry their letters on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, into Brooks Circle.

FSL organizations modify policies and procedures to prevent COVID-19

September 4, 2020

Fraternity & Sorority Life organizations on campus will have a modified Greek life experience due to the ongoing pandemic and new campus policies surrounding social gatherings and events.  According...

Let’s Talk Race: Journalism

September 4, 2020

Journalism is essential to ensuring that experiences such as those described by BlackNCAC, an Instagram account dedicated to raising awareness of systemic racism within the institutions of the North Coast...

OutLoud – Season 1, Episode 1: First-Year Move-in Advice

August 21, 2020

News Editor Bree Gray shares move-in advice for first-year students in the first episode of The Campus OutLoud.

College implements Social Justice Seminars: Pandemic, Protests and Police Brutality

July 24, 2020

The summer semester for students enrolled in a Social Justice Seminars is almost complete. During the fall semester, the students will continue their seminars in-person as a module course. This novel...

Campus community expresses concern over BlackNCAC allegations

July 23, 2020

UPDATE August 1 1:38 p.m.: “Too many times voices are silenced, too many times voices are ignored, too many times voices are ridiculed,” wrote the BlackNCAC team in a statement to the Campus. “Black...

Panel discusses Juneteenth, actualizing freedom

June 24, 2020

June 19 marks the formal emancipation of forcibly enslaved African Americas in the United States from their white enslavers, following the Civil War. This day is known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day or Juneteenth...

Various campus groups pledge support to racial equality

June 18, 2020

On May 25, 2020, a black male, George Floyd Jr., was detained by Minneapollis police after being suspected of using counterfeit currency. Video emerged of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin...

The college releases further details on policy changes and safety protocols for 2020-21

June 1, 2020

In an email sent to the campus community at 12:07 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, President Hilary Link indicated that the college will spend the summer finalizing the Return to Campus plan. During the panel...

Panel discusses potential academic calendar, health policies for upcoming year

May 27, 2020

In an email from Provost Ron Cole on Friday, May 22, the campus community was invited to attend a panel discussion via Zoom regarding a potential academic calendar and health policies plan for the 2020-21...

Student population divided on the college’s decision to pack belongings left on campus

May 12, 2020

The decision by Allegheny College to pack student belongings remaining on campus, following the switch to remote instruction in mid-March, has caused a divide in the student population. In an email sent...

College to pack students’ remaining belongings and move to fall room or ship items home

May 6, 2020

UPDATE August 4 10:09 p.m.: In an email sent to the campus community on Tuesday, August 4, Dean of Students April Thompson announced that the College finished the packing process for student’s belongings...

Allegheny takes preventive measures against COVID-19 as colleges, universities turn to ‘remote instruction’

March 11, 2020

As COVID-19 reaches Pennsylvania, store shelves have begun to clear out for emergency necessities such as hand sanitizer, surgical masks and everyday commodities from water bottles to toilet paper, according...

Gators finish season 14-12 after NCAC Tournament exit

February 27, 2020

Allegheny College’s Men’s Basketball team defeated Kenyon College 100-77 on Saturday, Feb. 22, in Gambier, Ohio. This victory, along with an 86-82 win against Hiram College at the David V. Wise Center,...

Intramural basketball: builds community, campus involvement

February 20, 2020

The season for Allegheny College’s Intramural Basketball League began on Jan. 26, and ends on Feb. 23. The league is co-ed and comprised of 15 teams, with a minimum of five students per team. Every enrolled...

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