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Ethan Woodfill

Ethan Woodfill, Editor-in-Chief

Ethan Woodfill is a senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an Environmental Science & Sustainability and Political Science double major with an Environmental Writing minor. This is his fourth and final year on staff, previously serving as the Opinion Editor as well as a News Editor. Ethan is also a member of the Global Citizen Scholars cohort and the Law and Policy program. When he’s not frantically trying to get the paper done on Thursday evenings, you can find him hanging out with friends at a coffee shop (usually GFC), watching Parks and Rec, or taking pictures & walking around the Mead. 


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From the Editor: Building back Allegheny through resilience

From the Editor: Building back Allegheny through resilience

May 12, 2022

There is no way to sugarcoat it. The class of 2022 has had a tumultuous and unfortunate college experience. We entered Allegheny in the fall of 2018, bright-eyed and ready for the opportunities that awaited...

Liquor license bid denied

May 6, 2022

Allegheny College’s bid for a transfer of liquor license from West Mead Township into Meadville was unanimously denied by the Meadville City Council on Wednesday, May 4. The council voted 5-0 to deny...

Bobby Kusinsky, `23, pitches to Kenyon during the Gators’ doubleheader on May 4.

Baseball eyes conference tournament as Crum earns 100th win

May 5, 2022

The Allegheny baseball team faced Kenyon College on May 4 in an NCAC double header at the Robertson baseball field. The Lords won game one 8-4, but the Gators took game two in a close 7-6. Outfielder...

Ask! an editor

March 16, 2022

Brooks or Kinz (or is it Kins)? It is most definitely Kinz. Anyways, after four years on campus I would say that Kinz winz in terms of convenience, consistency and atmosphere. Though I must say that Brooks...

Montelle Brown, the 29-year-old Meadville man who raped a student at gunpoint in 2019, was sentenced to 13 to 40 years in prison Tuesday. Brown will also be required to register as a sexual offender for life and face 12 months of probation when released.

Montelle Brown sentenced to 13 to 40 years for 2019 Ravine-Narvik sexual assault

February 22, 2022

Content warning: sexual assault, gun violence, rape The man who sexually assaulted a student at gunpoint in Ravine-Narvik Hall has been sentenced to 13 to 40 years in state prison.  Montelle Brown,...

Pallant stretches the dough as he prepares sourdough bread in his home. Photo courtesy of John Mangine.

Baking sourdough bread and fostering connection

September 24, 2021

Lizzy Russo, ’22, walked into the Carr Hall kitchen on a particularly dreary Wednesday afternoon. Unlike the usual faculty and students who regularly utilize the kitchen, Russo was not there to heat...

Settlement reached in Title IX lawsuit

September 10, 2021

The lawsuit filed against Allegheny College by a former student for Title IX violations, negligence and emotional, mental and physical distress was settled Aug. 25, in a mediation session in the United...

Alexa Isaguirre Portillo, 24 (L), and Kyrié Doniz, 23, study in Grounds for Change, which opened this spring with new COVID-19 guidelines.

‘Unprecedented’: a year like none other

May 6, 2021

Unprecedented. There are few other words to describe the past year, according to Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students April Thompson.  “We were as surprised as every one of you as how...

Link’s Lecture  series continues

Link’s Lecture series continues

April 23, 2021

President Hilary Link hosted “A Conversation on Social and Environmental Justice,” the second lecture in her series on social justice Wednesday evening via Zoom. The panelists included Dan Conant,...

Candidates gathered via video conference to host the ASG Presidential and Vice Presidential Debate.

Annual ASG Presidential, Vice Presidential Debate held remotely

March 11, 2021

Editor’s Note: Bree Gray, ’23, is listed as a candidate in the upcoming ASG presidential election as well as named in the story below. Gray is separately a News Editor for The Campus. The Campus does...

President Hilary Link announces administration changes

President Hilary Link announces administration changes

February 25, 2021

President Hilary Link announced her organizational realignment prior to the start of module two classes. The restructuring comes 19 months into her presidency. Link said that multiple global crises...

Manifesting self-compassion in 2021

Manifesting self-compassion in 2021

January 3, 2021

Last January, I wrote about being more compassionate in 2020. I charged myself with practicing more empathy, kindness and respect. Neither I nor anyone else could have predicted the tragic, consequential...

On-campus quarantine extended indefinitely

September 10, 2020

The on-campus quarantine period has been extended indefinitely. President Hilary Link sent an email to the campus community on Thursday, Sept. 10, regarding the recent cluster of cases found on campus. “Because...

Former student sues Allegheny College for damages related to December 2019 armed rape

July 30, 2020

Trigger warning: Sexual assault, gun violence A former student is suing Allegheny College for $75,000 in damages related to the December 2019 armed rape in Ravine-Narvik Hall. The lawsuit was filed Friday,...

Faculty approves revised 2020-21 academic calendar

June 3, 2020

In an email to the campus community on Wednesday, June 3, Dean of Curriculum and Registrar Ian Binnington announced that the college faculty has approved a revised calendar for the upcoming 2020-21 academic...

ASG general assembly meets via Zoom Tuesday, April 28.

ASG swears in Lugundi and Gaxiola via Zoom general assembly

April 29, 2020

Coinciding with the theme of teleworking these past few months, Allegheny Student Government hosted its first-ever Zoom general assembly as well as its final general assembly for the 2019-2020 academic...

A day in the life of a college student in the age of coronavirus

April 3, 2020

April for a college student normally looks a lot different. Many students look forward to warmer weather, springtime parties and gearing up for finals, summer traveling and summer jobs or internships....

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...

Safety improvements needed for N. Main St.

March 6, 2020

Every weekday around 12:15 p.m., hundreds of Allegheny students cross North Main Street toward the Henderson Campus Center for the lunchtime rush. This horde of students often causes a few minutes of standstill...

Impeachment, Iowa, implications for democracy

February 13, 2020

Donald Trump becomes the third president in United States history to have what some historians and political analysts are calling an asterisk: impeached by the House of Representatives and acquitted by...

‘You’ season 2 critiques social media, societal privilege

January 30, 2020

“You” Season 2 on Netflix is captivating, with a plot of manipulation, deceit, twists and turns that I could not have seen coming,  and intertwined with the plot are questions about social media and...

Australian fires are just the beginning

January 23, 2020

If you haven’t heard of the devastating wildfires that have been plaguing the continent of Australia, you have probably been living in a bubble. Though the fires have been burning since early July, media...

Becoming more compassionate in 2020

January 23, 2020

I thought of the idea for this piece over break after several encounters with some impatient people. Namely, the barista at Starbucks greeted me, and then an older gentleman who I had not noticed off to...

Students wait outside the Henderson Campus Center after a fire alarm delayed Allegheny Student Government’s meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

ASG considers respect of college workers, recent vandalism on campus

November 14, 2019

This week, a fire alarm forced members of Allegheny Student Government to stand in freezing temperatures for over 10 minutes, a brief delay of the full agenda ahead of them on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in room...

State Senator Art Haywood (PA-4) talks to students about pathways to civic advocacy on Friday, Nov. 8, in the Tillotson Room at Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall.

State Senator Art Haywood, recipient of Prize for Civility in Public Life, visits campus to discuss civic advocacy

November 14, 2019

Each year, the college recognizes public figures who demonstrate civility throughout their career or at a critical moment through its Prize for Civility in Public Life. National winners have included former...

Charles Fountain, Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University, talks to students and community members about Allegheny alumnus and famous muckraker Ida Tarbell on Nov. 4 in the Tillotson Room at Tippie Alumni Center at Cochran Hall.

Alumna Ida Tarbell’s story told in lecture

November 7, 2019

Charles Fountain, Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University, the second  high-profile journalist Allegheny College brought to campus this year, delivered a lecture, “Ida Tarbell: ‘Impact...

Bill Ross, Jared Luteran and Chris Van Alstyne talk to Allegheny Student Government and answer questions regarding the need for funds from ASG to help renovate the David V Wise Center during general assembly at 7 p.m. in Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 in the Henderson Campus Center.

Funding fitness: athletics department requests money from ASG for Wise Center improvements

October 31, 2019

The weekly Allegheny Student Government general assembly — for the second week in a row — lasted over an hour, with guest speakers and business as usual. The general assembly was held at 7 p.m. on...

Alfredo Corchado gives lecture on his experiences as a journalist at 7 pm on Oct. 25, 2019 in Quigley Auditorium.

Alfredo Corchado shares experiences from the Mexican border

October 31, 2019

Few students have the opportunity to speak at high profile events on campus, and even fewer have the opportunity to introduce their own, world-renowned relatives. Genesis Pena, ’22, however, was able...

ASG hosts its weekly general assembly in the lobby of the Henderson Campus Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.

ASG discusses dining and student retention in campus center lobby

October 10, 2019

In an effort to reach a wider audience of constituents, as well as to allow the Department of Art to use Allegheny Student Government’s regular meeting space, ASG held its weekly general assembly meeting...

The global market knows no borders

October 3, 2019

Technical difficulties and a rainy night were not enough to prevent members of the community from attending Associate Professor Ishita Sinha Roy’s lecture, the second installment of the Karl W. Weiss...

University of Rochester Professor Richard Eisenberg discusses a carbon-free future during his lecture on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Ford Memorial Chapel.

28th Annual Lord Lecture shows promise of hydrogen power

September 26, 2019

The Department of Chemistry hosted its 28th Lord Lecture, an annual event that brings leading scientists to campus to engage scholars of science throughout the Erie area. Distinguished 2019 Lord Lecturer...

Members of Allegheny Student Government attend the weekly general assembly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, in the Henderson Campus Center room 301/302.

ASG talks vaping rules, improving the Loop and a misleading flyer during its weekly general assembly

September 26, 2019

A development session and free food kept ASG’s general assembly meeting brief on Tuesday, Sept. 24, but that did not stop business as usual in room 301/302 of the Henderson Campus Center. Director of...

Recreation and renovations: athletic department hosts recreation programs, two-story weight room to be added to Wise Center

September 13, 2019

The Office of Athletics and Recreation is planning improvements to its programs and the Wise Sport and Fitness Center during the 2019-20 school year. One of the major facilitators of the changes is newly-named...

The class of 2023 brings a list of academic successes and accolades to campus

September 6, 2019

Every fall, colleges and universities across the United States welcome new students to their campuses — young people eager to get away from their parents and experience life outside of their home and...

Allegheny Student Government holds discussions at their weekly general assembly meeting in the Henderson Campus Center room 301/302.

ASG begins new year with introductions, emphasizes student retention

September 6, 2019

Cabinet members, senators and first-year senate hopefuls for Allegheny Student Government joined to discuss a new year of business on Tuesday, Sept. 3, when ASG held its first official weekly general assembly...

New Position, Familiar Face: Coffman starts with promotion, prepares for season

August 30, 2019

The Allegheny College men's and women’s tennis teams welcomed a new, yet familiar, face to its coaching staff this season. Taylor Coffman, former assistant coach, was promoted to head coach this month...

Khalilah Harris

Name the thing a thing: community-based solutions to education inequity

April 11, 2019

The second lecture in the Law and Policy Program as part of this month’s series of education policy seminars highlighted student inequity and the role of language and communities in finding solutions. Khalilah...

IDEAS Center hosts open dialogue about n-word and campus racism

April 4, 2019

About 20 students and faculty members attended a discussion regarding the n-word and racism on Allegheny’s campus to share their views on the issue as well as potential solutions to the problem. The...

Tim’s Law requires colleges to make hazing incidents public

February 28, 2019

Allegheny College released the first Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law Report last week on its website under the Fraternity and Sorority Life page. The report is mandated under the new Pennsylvania statute,...

Winterfest features campus center ice skating rink

Winterfest features campus center ice skating rink

February 14, 2019

The lack of snow outside did not stop Allegheny students from celebrating Winterfest. Students enjoyed Winterfest, which included a soup bar, hot chocolate, a snow globe photo booth and an ice skating...

‘My beach’ : Haywood lecture shows importance of physical attachment in scientific learning, civic action

‘My beach’ : Haywood lecture shows importance of physical attachment in scientific learning, civic action

February 7, 2019

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability Ben Haywood continued the Karl W. Weiss, ’87, Faculty Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday,  Feb. 6, in room 301/302 of the Henderson Campus...

Link and family welcomed at Ford Chapel ceremony, shares excitement to begin presidency

Link and family welcomed at Ford Chapel ceremony, shares excitement to begin presidency

January 31, 2019

President-elect Hilary Link and her family were welcomed to the Allegheny community on Jan. 22, with a nearly-full ceremony at Ford Memorial Chapel. The ceremony was held one week after the Board of...

Link elected as 22nd Allegheny president

Link elected as 22nd Allegheny president

January 24, 2019

Board of Trustees Chair Mark Campbell, ՚82, announced via a Jan. 15 campus-wide email the unanimous recommendation and subsequent vote to elect Hilary Link as the 22nd president of Allegheny College and...

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