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Ellis Giacomelli, Features Editor

Ellis Giacomelli is a senior majoring in environmental science and minoring in journalism in the public interest. She serves The Campus as a features editor and copy editor. Her favorite thing about working for The Campus is the weekly paper cut she receives from sliding the first copy off a stack of papers. Ellis enjoys drinking apple cider, visiting greenhouses, drinking apple cider while visiting greenhouses and knitting. She has been knitting the same scarf for three years and would like to finish it before she dies.

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A group of students stand on the steps of Hulings Hall in 1890.

Allegheny Spaces: Hulings Hall

April 26, 2019

This story concludes a three-part series highlighting the histories and functions of campus spaces at Allegheny College. Hulings Hall was built in 1879 and served as the first on-campus residence hall...

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

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

April 19, 2019

From the tap is a three-part series exploring Meadville’s municipal water from source to sewer. The full series can be found at alleghenycampus.com. A kettle of boiling water rests on the stovetop,...

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

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...

A 1905 handcolored postcard, produced by the New York City-based Rotograph Co., depicts the southwest corner of Ford Memorial Chapel.

Allegheny Spaces: Ford Memorial Chapel

April 18, 2019

This story is the second in a three-part series highlighting the histories and functions of campus spaces at Allegheny College. With a string of restorations and renovations, Ford Memorial Chapel has been...

Allegheny Spaces: College Archives and Special Collections

April 11, 2019

This story is the first in a three-part series highlighting the histories and functions of campus spaces at Allegheny College. The College Archives and Special Collections at the Lawrence Lee Pelletier...

Allegheny Gender and Sexuality Alliance hosts annual drag show

April 4, 2019

With makeup applied, boots laced and wigs pinned, seven contestants took a collective breath before walking the runway during the second annual drag show, hosted by the Allegheny Gender and Sexuality Alliance...

A small cherub statue is visible through rhododendron branches at Greendale Cemetery on Randolph Street, in Meadville, one of many “hidden treasures” described by Michael Keeley and Mary Vogan in ‘This is a Cemetery: Greendale.’

Local storytelling: Keeley shares life, work of Vogans in new documentary, ‘This is a Cemetery: Greendale’

March 7, 2019

With quiet excitement, Mary Vogan gently moved a veil of rhododendron branches, revealing a small stone statue hidden beneath. “There’s so many hidden treasures here,” Michael Keeley remarked to...

A full auditorium at Park Avenue Cinema applauds after the premier of Michael Keeley’s documentary, ‘This is a Cemetery: Greendale,’ which was screened at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

[Photo] A balancing act: Alexander String Quartet comes home to Allegheny

March 7, 2019

A full auditorium at Park Avenue Cinema applauds after the premier of Michael Keeley’s documentary, ‘This is a Cemetery: Greendale,’ which was screened at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

From a comp cube: Albert explores narratives of transgender youth in senior project

February 28, 2019

It went from “shaky, to unstable, to almost impossible,” for John Blanchard, a 16-year-old who came out to his parents as transgender when he was a first-year high school student. Among several other...

Remembering David

Remembering David

January 31, 2019

It was the season of Lent some 20 years ago, and children in Freeport, Pennsylvania, vowed to surrender video games and chocolate. “Well Dave gave up the alphabet for Lent,” Nancy Shipe said. “And...

Annual Spiritual and Religious Life Week to celebrate ‘Connections’

January 25, 2019

The smells of hot coffee from Tarot Bean Roasting Company, which calls Chestnut Street home, are set to welcome campus and community members to the Midwinter Festival Saturday, Jan. 26, in the lobby of...

Campus recycling shifts with global markets

January 25, 2019

As winter greets us with gifts of snow and ice, and the campus community seeks warmth and refreshment in Allegheny dining halls, change is upon us. Recycling guidelines, outlined by the college’s trash...

The class of 2022 international students represents the largest class of international students in Allegheny College’s history and represents the 17 counties shaded above, with nine students from China, three from South Korea, two from Canada, as well as individual students from: Croatia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Taiwan and Ukraine.

Class of 2022 represents largest international class

November 29, 2018

In a sea of likely nervous first-year students, chatter filled Shafer Auditorium in August for the matriculation of the 494 students in the class of 2022. Among these 494 students were 28 international...

Allegheny Up ’til Dawn exceeds fundraising goal for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

November 8, 2018

By moonrise Nov. 1, at 12:47 a.m., teams of fundraisers for the annual St. Jude Up ’til Dawn at Allegheny College had raised $32,801 — almost 94 percent of its $35,000 goal.   By Friday, Nov. 2,...

Allegheny gets outside: Outing Club continues 90-year legacy

November 8, 2018

Crunched leaves rest along a trail of bootprints as steady breathing becomes visible in the cool, fall air. Birds high in the trees sing to the hikers, who have Allegheny Outing Club emblems printed...

Jane Westenfeld, research and Special Collections librarian for the Lawrence Lee Pelletier Library, flips through a diary Ida Tarbell kept in 1905 and 1906 on Oct. 29, 2018. Westenfeld said the Ida Tarbell Collection at the college’s library contains more than 17,000 items.

[Photo] Tarbell’s legacy to be honored with discussion of journalism, reprint of 1904 publication ‘The History of the Standard Oil Company’

November 1, 2018

Jane Westenfeld, research and Special Collections librarian for the Lawrence Lee Pelletier Library, flips through a diary Ida Tarbell kept in 1905 and 1906 on Oct. 29, 2018. Westenfeld said the Ida Tarbell...

Rene Benoit, ’20, created digital art using Adobe Photoshop technology and overlaying images of environmental damage with images of human bodies.

[Photo] Artistic moves and environmental movements

October 25, 2018

Rene Benoit, ’20, created digital art using Adobe Photoshop technology and overlaying images of environmental damage with images of human bodies.

Jeff Davenport and Jeff Boswell walk  through the orchard at  Davenport Fruit Farm  Cidery and Winery on  Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.

Homegrown and still growing

October 18, 2018

On 14 acres of gentle, rolling earth, just over three miles from Allegheny College, sits Davenport Fruit Farm Cidery and Winery. The farm is situated along the eastern edge of Townline Road,...

Ray Marszalek, ’21, of  the Allegheny College Bike Share, sets up a stationary blender bike at the DeHart community market. Bike Share students offered applesauce made from the stationary blender bike and a mobile blender bike.

DeHart Local Foods Dinner: A community tradition

September 27, 2018

The 16th annual DeHart Local Foods Dinner brought over 200 students, college faculty and staff and community members together at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Schultz Banquet Hall. The dinner, prepared...

Students create their own bouquets of flowers, grown by Nancy Schultz and her daughter, Lorraine Sillman, of Saegertown, on Sept. 26, 2018, at the community market next to the Carrden.

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September 27, 2018

Students create their own bouquets of flowers, grown by Nancy Schultz and her daughter, Lorraine Sillman, of Saegertown, on Sept. 26, 2018, at the community market next to the Carrden.

Salmon Frank performs at the DeHart community market next to the Carrden before the 16th annual DeHart Local Foods Dinner.

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September 27, 2018

Salmon Frank performs at the DeHart community market next to the Carrden before the 16th annual DeHart Local Foods Dinner.

Student volunteers serve guests at the 16th annual DeHart Local Foods Dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Schultz Banquet Hall. The menu items were curated by Parkhurst Dining Services based on products from local farmers and producers, including Plot Twist Farm, Crawford County Fungi, Happy Mug Coffee, Tender Acres, Strawberry Lane Produce and Pine Run Farm, among others.

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September 27, 2018

Student volunteers serve guests at the 16th annual DeHart Local Foods Dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Schultz Banquet Hall. The menu items were curated by Parkhurst Dining Services based on products...

Michael Reed, owner of Tarot Bean Roasting Co. on Chestnut Street, tells students about coffee for sale at the DeHart community market.

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September 27, 2018

Michael Reed, owner of Tarot Bean Roasting Co. on Chestnut Street, tells students about coffee for sale at the DeHart community market.

Student volunteers serve guests at the 16th annual DeHart Local Foods Dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Schultz Banquet Hall. The menu items were curated by Parkhurst Dining Services based on products from local farmers and producers, including Plot Twist Farm, Crawford County Fungi, Happy Mug Coffee, Tender Acres, Strawberry Lane Produce and Pine Run Farm, among others.

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September 27, 2018

Student volunteers serve guests at the 16th annual DeHart Local Foods Dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Schultz Banquet Hall. The menu items were curated by Parkhurst Dining Services based on products...

Produce from the Allegheny College Carrden sits for sale at the DeHart community market.

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September 27, 2018

Produce from the Allegheny College Carrden sits for sale at the DeHart community market.

ASG increases transparency with accessible minutes, updated website

September 20, 2018

Allegheny Student Government has added a new item to its agenda this year: improving its record keeping.  In addition to improving wellness and creating a better relationship with students and administrators,...

Celebrate and understand: College to host 2018 Constitution Day webcast

September 13, 2018

At the National Archives Museum in Washington, a more than 200-year-old parchment rests, preserved by the National Archives and Records Administration and the National Archives Foundation. On permanent...

Into the abbey and the abyss with latest franchise film ‘The Nun’

September 13, 2018

After the apparent suicide of a Romanian nun at Carta Monastery in 1952, “The Nun” follows Father Burke and Sister Irene, who are instructed by the Vatican to investigate at the deceased nun’s abbey....

Sustainability Coordinator Kelly Boulton, ’02, places a reusable to-go box in the McKinley’s Food Court OZZI machine. When boxes are placed in the slot, the barcode on the box is scanned, and a token is released in return.

[Photo] Getting greener: Reusable to-go boxes come to McKinley’s

September 6, 2018

Sustainability Coordinator Kelly Boulton, ’02, places a reusable to-go box in the McKinley’s Food Court OZZI machine. When boxes are placed in the slot, the barcode on the box is scanned, and a token...

Dull and faceless: ‘Slender Man’ falls short

August 30, 2018

With open arms, the faceless figure kneels to greet you. Then, you enter a new world —  a world you have never seen, a world you wish to never see again and a world that took 91 minutes of your time. The...

Sarah Shapley reflects on Fulbright experience

August 24, 2018

The Fulbright Program, developed by Sen. J. William Fulbright in 1946, provides opportunities for educators, students and professionals to explore relationships between the United States and other countries...

Max Kade International House Spotlight: Spanish House

April 26, 2018

When Daniel Melendez arrived at Allegheny at the beginning of last semester, he did not know how the college or living in North Village I’s Spanish House would change him. Melendez, the 2017-18 Spanish...

Campus clubs strive to create inclusive spaces

April 26, 2018

The Association for Asian and Asian American Awareness, A5, and the Chinese American Friendship Society provide different avenues for cultural representation and understanding among American, Asian and...

Xingbang Liu, ’20, and Chih-Jung Chen, Chinese language teaching assistant, set up mahjong and teach Alec Tolmachoff, ’20, Thomas Cassidy, ’21, and Malcolm Willig, ’21, how to play at the Chinese American Friendship Society’s Chinese New Year Celebration on Friday, February 16, 2018.

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April 26, 2018

Xingbang Liu, ’20, and Chih-Jung Chen, Chinese language teaching assistant, set up mahjong and teach Alec Tolmachoff, ’20, Thomas Cassidy, ’21, and Malcolm Willig, ’21, how to play at the Chinese...

Lyrid meteor shower visibility to peak over weekend

April 19, 2018

Shooting stars evoke a sense of magic, a sense of wonder and are often wished upon by hopeful dreamers. When one wishes upon a shooting star, they are wishing upon a meteor. Before a meteor is ever wished...

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