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The maladies of movies morphing into new media

April 28, 2016

Twenty years ago, audiences engaged with TV and cinema in wholly disparate ways. The two experiences used to be quite distinct from each other, but with the advent of new technologies and warped, economic...

Low enrollment threatens special interest housing

March 11, 2016

Due to chronic low enrollment at Allegheny College, it is now theoretically possible for all students to be housed  in on-campus housing, which includes traditional dormitories as well as houses that...

The robot singularity is almost here

March 4, 2016

The moment geeks have feared for decades may be just around the corner. The first signs of the impending technological singularity are beginning to appear, one of which being the adorably named 3D printer...

Blind dates and goat hides: the bizzare origins of Valentine’s Day

February 18, 2016

Romance was a $19.7 billion industry in 2015. At least, it was last Valentine’s Day according to the National Retail Federation. What we know as Valentine’s Day only recently became a celebration...

In politics, integrity is more important than ideology

January 28, 2016

All of the President’s duties can fall into one of two categories. The first category is by far the largest, but by no means the most important. The first category is the bureaucratic and the clerical....

Successful college campus protests involve money

December 3, 2015

The monster that is Division I  Athletics is showing preposterous growth. According to the NCAA the median Division I athletic department revenue was $6.5 million in 1970. In 2012, it was $56 million....

Movie studies continue to produce within familiar canons, avoid risk

November 12, 2015

It has been said that if you love something you should let it go. But a more Hollywood course of action might be taking something you love and then reimagining it in as many different ways as you can until...

Gator Day serves an unintended but necessary purpose

November 5, 2015

Gator Day events are intended for students to investigate possibilities for their futures. Departments host open houses, there are workshops on how to apply for internships and jobs and there are panels...

Unlike viewers, ancient astronaut theorists are genuine

October 29, 2015

According to the Ancient Astronaut Theory, there is a strong likelihood that human civilization was able to develop because throughout history aliens have intervened and gifted us with their technology....

The US lacks comprehensive sex education

October 22, 2015

Gaps in the public education system are easy to find. High school curriculums often gloss over topics that are seen as taboo or unseemly or that members of a community detest. Facts of history and nature...

Water on Mars, could there be life?

October 15, 2015

Scientists recently discovered evidence of liquid water on Mars. It has long been suspected that Mars was once home to large bodies of standing water, however, it was recently found that Mars is home to...

The myths surrounding Planned Parenthood

October 15, 2015

The argument for defunding Planned Parenthood is rooted mainly in misconception and in the pro-life movement. Political debates concerning Planned Parenthood give congressional representatives another...

Our candidates opinions reflect our judgments

October 1, 2015

       The tragedy on Sept 11, 2001 permanently altered the American psyche, not unreasonably or surprisingly In the wake of this national tragedy, our society began trying to protect itself from more...

‘The Gift’ pleasantly surprises and scares

September 24, 2015

We unfortunately live in the age of cheap horror movies. These days, the genre relies solely on jump scares, repetitive plots and special effects. The art of making a slasher sometimes seems to be lost...

What Miley Cyrus cannot say about Nicki Minaj

September 4, 2015

Miley Cyrus had a nip slip and dropped a surprise album. Jaden Smith was drinking milk in the audience. Justin Bieber cried on stage. And Kanye West announced his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election....

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