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Christina Bryson, Editor-in-Chief

Christina is senior, majoring in English with a double minor in journalism and political science.  She has been working for The Campus for three years and has a passion for design, layout and news stories that best serve public interest. Christina aspires to work in the publication industry post graduation.

All content by Christina Bryson

Editor-in-Chief bids farewell

May 5, 2016

Just the other day, Cheryl Hatch, The Campus adviser, asked me what my favorite memory being on staff was. I couldn’t answer her. I tried to think back to when I joined all the way through producing...

April marks national Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 14, 2016

As early as the 1970s, women in England held Take Back the Night marches protesting against street violence they encountered at night. Since then, word spread and other countries took to the movement,...

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...

Riess dispels rumors about ASL program’s discontinuation

March 10, 2016

Concerns about the adjunct professor budget in the fall of 2015 led to the decision to put the American Sign Language program at Allegheny College on a one-year hiatus. By Feb. 24, 2016, Provost and Dean...

Notice of sexual assault sent out

February 11, 2016

The sexual assault of a female student by an unknown male at an off-campus party was reported to Student Affairs early Saturday morning at 12:15 a.m. on Feb. 6. The Office of Safety and Security alerted...

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[Photo] Super Bowl 50

February 5, 2016

Scott Wissinger, professor of biology, looks over items that were damaged by the flooding in Steffee on Nov. 22, 2015. According to Eric Young, Meadville chief of police, the department is still conducting and investigation into the incident. The college is still calculating costs, but the repairs that were done over break have added up to more than $160,000.

Steffee vandalism investigation continues

January 28, 2016

Steffee Hall of Life Sciences was subject to flooding on Nov. 22, 2015 after an unknown assailant(s) reportedly turned on an emergency safety shower on the second floor and left it running. Damage to the...

Steffee Hall of Life Sciences suffered severe water damage on Nov. 22, 2015 after a safety shower was pulled and left running.

Steffee Hall vandalized after hours

December 3, 2015

An unknown assailant(s) reportedly turned on a safety shower on the second floor of Steffee Hall of Life Sciences. The shower potentially ran for hours before security received the call, causing thousands...

College makes meal plan balances available online

October 22, 2015

Allegheny students, staff and faculty can now check their Gator Cash balances online and deposit money immediately to their accounts through GET Funds. With this service, Allegheny members can also view...

US faces active-shooter epidemic

October 15, 2015

Since the beginning of October, there have been at least three shootings on college campuses resulting in one or more persons’ deaths. For the United States, mass shootings, especially on school grounds,...

Allegheny academic drop period reduced

September 3, 2015

The Office of the Registrar announced that the college’s drop deadline was changing in a campus-wide email sent on Thursday, Aug. 20. “Please note that the Drop deadline is three weeks earlier than...

Allegheny seeks new Title IX Coordinator

August 27, 2015

Title IX coordinator as a stand-alone position has been a job at Allegheny College for less than a year and two people have already held the job. Katie Pope was hired in 2014 to be Allegheny’s first...

Students who participated in the First-Generation Group Kickoff Dinner get the opportunity to talk about their experiences, using the discussion cards.

First-generation dinner explores opportunities

April 16, 2015

The First-Generation Group Kickoff Dinner was held yesterday, April 16 in the Tillotson Room in the Tippie Alumni Center, for students, staff and faculty interested in listening to and sharing first-generation...

Lora Waybright and Miguel Liriano answer a question during the Allegheny Student Government presidential debate on Tuesday, March 3. Their opponents Haley Riley and Tess Bracken listen and prepare for their response.

ASG elections open through Friday

March 5, 2015

The Allegheny Student Government presidential elections for the 2015-2016 academic school year opened yesterday on WebAdvisor and close today at 4 p.m. The two tickets running for the positions of president...

Ron Cole, an Allegheny alumnus and geology department chair, will serve as provost and dean of the college beginning July 1, 2015.

Ron Cole selected as next provost

February 26, 2015

After months of in-house conversation, President James Mullen announced Ron Cole as the next provost and dean of the college on Saturday, Feb. 21. Cole, professor and chair of the geology department, will...

Heating shuts down in subzero weather

February 19, 2015

The heater supplying Brooks and Walker Halls shut down in the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 15 during subzero temperatures. Physical plant responded to a report around 2:30 p.m. and restored the boiler...

Mandatory fee to increase next academic year

Mandatory fee to increase next academic year

February 12, 2015

During the Allegheny Student Government general meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3, the senate voted in favor of increasing the Student Activities Fee by $100, and on Saturday, Feb. 7, ASG President Larry Hailsham,...

Phan waives hearing, faces trial for threats

February 5, 2015

Luong Chi Phan, a former student at Allegheny College, waived his scheduled hearing before Senior District Judge Joseph Weindorf on Jan. 21. Phan is in Erie County Prison where he will stay until his...

President Mullen introduced each candidate prior to their presentations Jan. 26-28. He prompted them to speak about the challenges and opportunities within Allegheny’s academic setting

Provost candidates present ideas for upcoming year

January 29, 2015

Provost candidates Ron Cole, professor of geology, Scott Wissinger, professor of biology, and Sharon Wesoky, professor of political science, gave presentations Monday Jan. 26 through Wednesday Jan. 28,...

Previously blocked by a retaining wall, the academics commons opened early January and houses a variety of offices including the Learning Commons and offices previously in Reis. The academic commons encompasses the Gateway, the Learning Commons, student space and library services.

Pelletier renovations finish after eight months

January 22, 2015

Following eight months of construction, the Pelletier library finished renovations in early January and officially moved the academic commons into the building. Since May 2014, construction crews have...

The gator mascot has been at Allegheny for the past 90 years with a variety of different looks. Not originally known as Chompers, the gator Stevie was a staple of the college. This version of the mascot is from 1987.

Gators choose new mascot’s color

December 4, 2014

In response to the bicentennial, the college will be revealing a new Chompers costume in early spring 2015.  Students, faculty, staff and alumni can choose to vote on blue, dark green, bright green or...

Update: Former student in custody for disturbing Facebook posts

November 25, 2014

Dean of Students Joseph DiChristina sent out a campus wide email on Sunday, Nov. 23, addressing concerns about "disturbing" Facebook threats allegedly posted by Luong Phan, a former Allegheny student....

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Energy challenge results revealed

November 13, 2014

This year, Allegheny College reduced electricity consumption by 10.5 percent, or 101,500 kilowatt hours, during the annual October Energy Challenge. Kelly Boulton, sustainability coordinator, said that...

Sexual assault becomes national concern

November 6, 2014

Last year 10 students were disciplined for sexual assault violations. Four students were expelled from the college and six students were suspended for a one to four semester period of time. Sexual assault...

On campus theft occurs during class research

September 15, 2014

An unknown subject stole two student backpacks and a first aid kit while students in Conservation Biology 335 were conducting research near Robertson Athletic Complex on Monday, Sept. 8. Some of the stolen...

From top, Matthew Turner, ’15, Kalyssa King, ’15, Garrett Devenney, ’16, Professor Juvia Heuchert, Mara Steinmetz, ’15, mentor Chandrakala, Erica Bryson, ’15 and Abishai Persaud, ’15, visit a Hindu temple.

Six students selected to work in Mysore, India for the summer

September 4, 2014

Six Allegheny students interned abroad this summer at the Swami Vivekenanda Youth Movement (SVYM) in Mysore, India. The founder of SVYM, Dr. R Balasubramaniam (nicknamed Balu),  brought this opportunity...

Meal plans change after ten years

August 28, 2014

The college updated meal plans available for students at the end of the 2014 academic year. The student life committee, Joe DiChristina, dean of students, Linda Wetsell, chief financial officer and treasurer,...

Library continues renovations into fall semester

Library continues renovations into fall semester

August 28, 2014

The Pelletier Library will be under ongoing construction throughout the fall semester. Construction began last May, post commencement, and is expected to end Jan. 15. The renovations stem from the addition...

Nate Freed, ‘16, Christopher Schuchert, ‘16, and Samuel Reitman, ‘15, perform, in Playshop Theater’s School for Lies, which is running April 24 through 27 at the Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre.

Playshop ends year with School For Lies

April 25, 2014

The Allegheny College Playshop Theatre will present School for Lies, written by David Ives and adapted from The Misanthrope by Molière, April 24 through 27. Director Mark Cosdon admires Molière’s...

Students pass honor code

April 18, 2014

This year Allegheny celebrates the 50th anniversary of its honor code, a system designed for students to ensure academic integrity at the college. The Honor Code Committee is currently made up of 12...

Richman becomes the first Allegheny student to receive coveted scholarship

April 11, 2014

Grant Richman, ’15, has been selected to study Arabic this summer in Morocco through the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The CLS Program...

Keynote speaker Rev. James M. Lawson spoke to students and faculty about activism and nonviolence in the world today at Ford Chapel on Friday, March 28, 2014.

College hosts civil rights conference

April 6, 2014

Allegheny College hosted a two-day conference on the legacies of the Civil Rights Movement, bringing a multitude of scholars and activists together to collaborate with students. Friday, March 28 and Saturday,...

Students upset over post office hours

March 7, 2014

The campus post office changed its hours of operation from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m Monday through Friday, beginning on February 24. This information was sent through a campus-wide email  in mid-February. “This...

Diane Kalinowski, Allegheny College, voice instructor won one of two grand prizes at a recital competition.

Allegheny voice instructor wins Grand Prize

February 14, 2014

Diane Kalinowski, Allegheny College voice instructor, won one of two grand prizes in the LaDue Professional Recital Competition at the Rochester Lyric Opera on Jan. 19. Kalinowski and the other grand prize...

Larry Hailsham and Autumn Vogel will represent the face of ASG as next year’s president and vice president.

Hailsham and Vogel win ASG elections

February 14, 2014

Larry Hailsham, ’15, and Autumn Vogel, ’15, won the Allegheny Student Government [ASG] presidential and vice presidential positions for the 2014-2015 school year by 63 percent of the votes. ASG...

Health center email cause for concern

February 7, 2014

The Winslow Health Center no longer issues class excuses for influenza, according to the school-wide email sent to the Allegheny student body on Friday, Jan. 24. “When I got that email I was upset...

Active Minds brings mental health awareness to the Allegheny community

January 31, 2014

“On average between a third and a half of people throughout their lifetime will experience mental illness in the United States of America,” said Michelle Miller, Allegheny College counselor and Active...

  Darcy Kucenic, Director of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2013-Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Dec. 31, 2012.  Photo by Joey Kennedy.

Allegheny Alumna Directs First Night Pittsburgh

January 23, 2014

This New Year’s Eve people of all ages came together in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District to enjoy an alcohol-free night filled with art, celebration and music.  For the past 20 years, a nonprofit...

Students push for divestment

December 7, 2013

Allegheny College invests money into the fossil fuel industry, which is alarming for some students who have formed a group called Divest Allegheny in response. Beginning its efforts in February, the...

This Week in the Environment

November 15, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan has recently been identified with climate change by the Philippine government.  Last Friday, Nov. 8, Haiyan hit the Philippine islands and was considered to be one of the strongest tropical...

Professor works for sustainability internationally

October 28, 2013

Bosnia, the Philippines, Switzerland, Denmark, Senegal, Spain, India and Colombia are just a few of the countries TJ Eatmon, assistant professor of environmental science, has traveled to through research...

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Andrea Evans pulls a log from the pile and looks for another log to bundle it with for her exhibit at the 8 Hour Projects in Doane Hall of Art on Aug. 31st 2013. Evans was examining our relationship with nature.

Art in 8 Hours

September 9, 2013

Eight hours. A room full of artists. Twelve different results. The Doane Hall of Art hosted 12 artists on Saturday, Aug. 31, to participate in this year’s 8 Hour Projects: Performativity. Edith Abeyta,...

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Jim Nyamu, a wildlife biologist, made Allegheny one of his stops between walks in protest against ivory poaching in Africa. His talk, titled “Conserving African Elephants Through Walking and Talking,” was held in Quigley Auditoriam on Thursday.

Nyamu walks against elephant poaching: Wildlife biologist marches from Boston to D.C.

September 9, 2013

Caitie McMekin / The Campus Jim Nyamu, a wildlife biologist, made Allegheny one of his stops between walks in protest against ivory poaching in Africa. His talk, titled “Conserving African Elephants...

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