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Evelyn Zavala

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer

Evelyn Zavala is a senior from San Francisco. She is majoring in Business and minoring in Journalism in the Public Interest. This is her fourth year on staff as a writer. In her free time, she enjoys reading and playing games.

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Holmes to present at Single Voice Feb. 22

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

The Allegheny College English department will host the latest installment of the Single Voice Reading Series, featuring authors and faculty sharing their work and insights into the literary world, on Feb....

SRL hiring for new position

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Allegheny College will be hiring a new assistant Spiritual and Religious Life dean to focus on spiritual wellness along with the current religious and spiritual organizations on campus. Dean for the Student...

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Allegheny expands its list of study abroad programs

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

Allegheny College is expanding its study abroad program offerings to provide more opportunities for students in a wider variety of majors. Faculty members traveled to different locations worldwide to...

Cullen Kerigan, assistant director of growth for Sigma Alpha Epsilon, sits on a table during an empty town hall for the fraternity in Quigley Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 19.

No interested students show up for SAE Town Hall

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has come back to campus after 10 years and is looking to recruit new members to the fraternity. SAE attempted to host a town hall meeting to provide interested students with information...

Arlan-Rayn Jordan, an eighth-grade student at Meadville Area Middle School, speaks during the annual celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15, in Schultz Banquet Hall

MLK Community Dinner draws crowds, highlights hope

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer January 19, 2024

The annual dinner celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday, Jan. 15, inspired the community to come together and rediscover hope as the fight for justice and equality prevails. The...

Students for Environmental Action supplied a variety of supplies that attendees could use to repair their clothing at the mending workshop in Grounds for Change on Nov. 30.

Students for Environmental Action hosts mending workshop

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer December 8, 2023

Waste reduction is one of the ways people can live more sustainably. In an era of fast fashion, Students for Environmental Action seeks to reduce waste by hosting a mending workshop where students can...

Sex Positive Week Committee searches for members

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

Trigger warning: this story contains mention of sexual assault Among the small Allegheny College campus, a committee is looking to begin a three to four-day event in the Spring of 2024 dedicated to shedding...

IDEAS Center hosts event on emotional intelligence

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

In a homey corner of Grounds for Change, students sat down for a discussion about emotional intelligence on Oct. 25. Led by two faculty members, this discussion sought to provide a space for exploration...

Social influence

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

We live in an era where celebrity voices have become important throughout current social and political conversations. It is time to ask a critical question: Should society expect celebrities to be vessels...

Love at first ‘cite:’ Allegheny’s married couples

Love at first ‘cite:’ Allegheny’s married couples

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer October 20, 2023

Some people are married to the job. Some people are married on the job. At Allegheny College, relationships and work coexist as married faculty and staff navigate both their personal and professional...

This banner features blessings written on rabbit-shaped papers, as a reference to the legend of the Jade Rabbit.

A5 celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival with mooncakes, crafts

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer October 6, 2023

The Henderson Campus Center became a place of celebration and togetherness as students gathered to celebrate and learn about the Mid-Autumn Festival. On Friday, Sept. 29 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Association...

“The Things that Last 4Ever” by Rebecca Forstater is one of the artworks showcased at the “Flesh Machines” gallery.

New art exhibit ‘Flesh Machines’ opens

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer September 29, 2023

Throughout the year, Allegheny College students have the opportunity to experience several exhibitions and panels that highlight the creativity of various artists and mediums. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, from...

Mateus Wehn, ’27, a Pool League member, lines up a shot during a non-league match on Thursday, Sept. 21.

Pool League adds new table to accommodate growth

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer September 22, 2023

Nestled within the Game Room in the Henderson Campus Center, the Pool League stands as a place where students can hone their skills and foster camaraderie. As the league gained more student interest,...

While it looks like he is playing piano, WARC Tech Director Reece Smith, ’24, is actually working the station’s soundboard in this picture.

Tuning in to WARC: Allegheny’s radio station

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

Live from the Henderson Campus Center, WARC, Allegheny College’s student-run radio station, has been a way students have created spaces to express themselves at the college since 1963. Tech Director...

Some student organizations have already started populating Engage with their events, as seen on the public landing page for Allegheny’s Engage system.

Engage launches as alternative for event postings

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer September 8, 2023

For students at Allegheny College, the My Allegheny newsletter, Instagram and flyers in the Henderson Campus Center have been primary sources to learn about the extracurricular activities campus has to...

Frenelle, ’24, represents the Allegheny Role-playing Gaming Organization during the fair. In the foreground, the organization’s red dragon.

Fall Involvement Fair kicks off the new semester

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer September 1, 2023

First-years in the Class of 2027 and returning students flooded the Gator Quad for the bi-annual display of hundreds of organizations students can participate in to enrich their college experience. On...

Dance minor’s concert gives new goal to dancing

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Performers glided across the stage as the audience silently watched and interpreted their pieces. The Allegheny dance department presented their Dance Minor’s Concert on Sunday, April 23, in the Montgomery...

Creative writing panel demystifies publishing creative work

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer April 21, 2023

Literary enthusiasts and students gathered on Wednesday, April 19, in the Tillotson Room in the Tippie Alumni Center for a creative writing publishing panel hosted by the Allegheny Review and Allegheny’s...

SET earnestly sets Victorian standards with production of “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer April 14, 2023

The audience erupted with laughter as Mr. Worthing lunges at Miss Prism, mistakenly thinking she is his mother who accidentally misplaced him in a handbag 20 years back. The scene was part of the Student...

Playshop’s “Machinal” explores mental health

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer April 7, 2023

The audience sat at the edge of their seats as the main character confessed to the crime of killing her husband in the name of freedom. The Playshop Theatre at Allegheny presented “Machinal” from March...

Kevin Murphy, ’24, (left) answers a question during the first portion of the presidential debate. Both tickets sat facing the audience in Quigley Auditorium on March 14.

ASG presidential candidates debate, election results soon

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

The Allegheny Student Government Presidential Debate gave the candidates the opportunity to show students how they would execute their campaign promises of inclusion. ASG held its presidential debate between...

Library’s Comps Coffee House supports senior projects

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer February 24, 2023

The senior comprehensive project is Allegheny College’s most rigorous and significant requirement for students to complete their education. Seniors refer to the semester they work on their projects as...

Behind the scenes of ‘Senior Week’

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

Senior Week is a time when seniors can experience college life one last time before they graduate. Senior Week is planned to be from Tuesday, May 9, to Thursday, May 11, this year, and will include a variety...

A5 celebrates Lunar New Year with food, Lion Dance performance

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer February 10, 2023

Many cultures in Asia celebrate the Lunar New Year, a festival of celebrating the beginning of the new year. The Association for Asian and Asian American Awareness welcomed the Lunar New Year on Saturday...

ASG talks COVID cases

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer February 10, 2023

The Allegheny Student Government hosted its weekly meeting virtually due to a spike in positive COVID-19 tests. The meeting began with cabinet reports of club budgets and other weekly business. Director...

WARC gathers current and former DJs for 60th anniversary celebration

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

Allegheny College’s student-run radio station, WARC 90.3 FM, will be celebrating its 60th anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Henderson Campus Center lobby from 1 to 5 p.m. WARC General Manager...

Students maneuver rows of organizations tabling at the winter involvement fair in the Henderson Campus Center on Thursday, Jan. 19. Hosted by the Office of Student Life twice a year, the involvement fair is one of the most well attended events on campus.

Winter Involvement Fair

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

The Henderson Campus Center showcased a variety of clubs and organizations on Thursday, Jan. 19, for the biannual Involvement Fair. About half of the clubs at Allegheny College participated in the fair,...

Hamline University fires prof. after art controversy

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer January 20, 2023

Adjunct Professor of Art at Hamline University Erika Lopez Prater was fired after showing students images of the Prophet Muhammad in an art history class. The situation has sparked a conversation about...

The food drive donation box in the lobby of the Henderson Campus Center.

AERO assists MCFD with food drive

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

The Allegheny Emergency Response Organization has joined the Meadville Central Fire Department in collecting for their “Annual Food Drive.” All food items collected from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 will be given...

Who is the Allegheny Honor Committee?

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer November 11, 2022

The Honor Committee is responsible for upholding academic integrity at Allegheny College. While it is a big part of maintaining honesty among students, students do not come across the committee often and...

A wide angle of the Diwali event. SASS provided Indian food and an opportunity to get henna tattoos.

SASS lights up campus center with Diwali celebration

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

The South Asian Student Society celebrated Diwali on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Henderson Campus Center from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. Diwali is a five-day celebration of light, a major cultural event for followers...

One Love hosts workshop on healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

One Love sponsored a viewing of a three-part film, “The Ghost Club,” on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Arter Hall 212. The film is centered on providing a clear view of examples of healthy and unhealthy relationships...

New podcast spotlights student research

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

For many students, research is one of the most defining factors of an Allegheny College experience. Students across a diverse variety of disciplines who choose to participate in a research opportunity...

Alumni panelists share their experiences with adversity

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer September 30, 2022

Career Education sponsored an alumni panel dedicated to hear about the experiences of alumni with adversity throughout their career on Friday, Sept. 23. The event also provided lunch for the first 100...

Students display talents at open mic night

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

"Overkill," "The Allegheny Review" and Sigma Tau Delta collaborated to bring an open mic night to Grounds for Change on Thursday, Sept. 15. The event was advertised as an opportunity for students to read...

Percy Jackson is better than Harry Potter

Percy Jackson is better than Harry Potter

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

Growing up a bookworm, I have read most, if not all, fantasy children’s books. My first book without pictures happened to be “Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief.” Soon after, I became obsessed with...

The group of students on the Greece trip after reading the final drafts of their workshops.

Study away showcase: Allegheny students talk summer travel experiences

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

Allegheny College study abroad opportunities are a way for students to delve deeper into their studies while also learning about a new culture. This past summer, many students chose to study abroad to...

Allegheny joins NWPA sustainable innovation network

Evelyn Zavala, Staff Writer September 2, 2022

Allegheny College announced in a press release on Monday, Aug. 22, that it joined the Northwest Pennsylvania Innovation Beehive network with the Allegheny Center for Sustainable Development. The Beehive...

Hepler conducts final wind symphony concert

Evelyn Zavala, Features Writer May 12, 2022

The Allegheny College Wind Symphony has been a part of Meadville since Carlton Woods started the ensemble in 1972, and has continued to provide a community for musicians and concerts for Meadville...

Meadville’s historic Market House is located at 910 Market Street. The Market house is currently preparing for its summer farmer’s markets, which will run from May 7 until Oct. 29. Photo contributed by Kerstin Ams.

Revamped Market House recruits student volunteers

Evelyn Zavala, Features Writer May 5, 2022

Located at 910 Market St. in downtown Meadville, the Meadville Market House has been a part of the community since it was built in 1870. With its selection of local produce, craft goods and small restaurants,...

Elsa Waidelich, ’25, won “Best Overall Outfit” with her dress made out of recycled copies of The Campus.

Annual “Trashion Show” returns after two-year hiatus

Evelyn Zavala, Features Writer April 29, 2022

The fashion industry has become more wasteful than ever before with the continued growth of fast fashion. According to Waste.org, 92 million tons of clothes-related waste is created each year, which produces...

Impostor syndrome a problem among students

Evelyn Zavala, Features Writer April 21, 2022

Impostor syndrome is an experience many people face, especially college students. According to Concordia University, impostor syndrome causes people to become suspicious of their success and believe they...

AGES Treasurer Ase Egeland, ’24, (left) and Public Relations Director Cameron Lesher, ’24, arrange candy on one of the tables.

AGES tables for National Day of Silence

Evelyn Zavala, Features Writer April 15, 2022

The Allegheny College All Gender Equity Society hosted a Day of Silence to bring awareness and visibility to LGBTQ+ students on campus while also modifying it to be more accommodating to a college setting. The...

Parkhurst organizes Wellness Fair for Nutritional Month

Evelyn Zavala, Features Writer March 16, 2022

The wellness of college students encompasses many aspects of life such as nutrition, exercise, mental health and social life. Parkhurst Dining, responsible for the student dining experience, hosted the...

Go ‘Fetch’ Me helps student afford diabetic alert dog

Evelyn Zavala, Features Writer March 4, 2022

The life of a college student has always been filled with challenges. Today, the added challenge of navigating college through a pandemic has become a difficult reality. In the case of Catherine Wheat,...

Panelists reveal the challenges of a PWI

Evelyn Zavala, Features Writer February 24, 2022

At predominantly white institutions, students of color face challenges and have had to adapt to circumstances in order to succeed. This Black History Month, the IDEAS Center has invited panelists of color...

WAG helps faculty collaborate on writing projects

Evelyn Zavala, Features Writer January 27, 2022

At a higher education institution, students are held accountable by multiple sources to produce professional and meaningful work. It is easy to forget, though, that many educators and administrators at...

ASG votes to fund new green boxes

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor November 11, 2021

The Allegheny Student Government began its general assembly with cabinet reports that brought announcements about this year’s annual energy challenge. ASG commenced this week’s General Assembly at...

A student enters Baldwin Hall, next to a posting of the results of the Energy Challenge. Baldwin was the lowest hall to reduce consumption; North Village I had no change and five other halls increased consumption.

Consumption drops 6.6% in 11th Annual Energy Challenge

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor November 11, 2021

The results of the energy challenge came out on Friday, Oct. 5 and revealed a 6.6% decrease in campus electricity consumption which has resulted in $5,700 saved and 71,000 kilowatt hours conserved. The...

Professor Eric Pallant (far left) waits as students line up to get their books signed at GFC on Nov. 1.

‘Sourdough Culture’: Eric Pallant hosts book signing

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor November 4, 2021

Christine Scott Nelson, ’73, Endowed Professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability Eric Pallant’s new book “Sourdough Culture: A History of Bread Making from Ancient to Modern Bakers,”...

ASG holds emergency budget hearings

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor October 28, 2021

In response to the number of organizations on campus operating without budgets, the Allegheny Student Government opened a form to request an emergency budget hearing. On Sunday Oct. 24 from 12 to 4 p.m....

ASG announces financial training session for Nov. 10

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor October 28, 2021

The Allegheny Student Government began its general assembly with cabinet reports to bring updates about their work over the week and results from the budget hearings held over the weekend. ASG commenced...

Attendees honor victims of domestic violence with candles during a vigil at the Ford Chapel on Oct. 16.

AXO honors victims of domestic violence

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor October 22, 2021

Alpha Chi Omega’s Delta chapter brought back the annual Candlelight Vigil to honor survivors of domestic violence and raise awareness. The event was open to anyone who wanted to attend and required formal...

ASG hears from Career Education

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor October 22, 2021

The Allegheny Student Government General Assembly began with a presentation by Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement Phil Foxman and Director of Career Education Jim Fitch. ASG commenced...

ASG addresses club budget issues

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor October 14, 2021

The Allegheny Student Government began its general assembly with cabinet reports addressing topics such as club budgets. ASG commenced this week’s General Assembly at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13,...

Examples of Zines on a table during the workshop. Zines are short magazines that focus on a particular subject and are defined by their flexibility.

SAS hosts zine workshops

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor October 14, 2021

The Student Art Society hosted zine workshops on Sunday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 10 in Doane Hall of Art to give students the opportunity of learning about an art medium and showcasing their work in an...

Montgomery Gym, as seen from Main St. Dedicated in 1912, the building —Allegheny’s dance studio — is the only one named after a professor.

Guthrie teaches self-defense intro

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor October 7, 2021

Allegheny Recreation sponsored a free women’s self-defense class to promote safety on campus.  Professor of Dance and Movement Studies John Guthrie taught the women’s self defense class on Sunday,...

ASG talks Title IX lunch

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor October 7, 2021

The Allegheny Student Government began its General Assembly with announcements from the cabinet. ASG commenced this week’s General Assembly at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, in room 301/302 of the Henderson...

Provost and Dean of the College Ron Cole, 87

Provost Ron Cole clears up faculty cuts at ASG

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor October 1, 2021

Allegheny Student Government began their general assembly this week with a presentation by Provost and Dean of the College Ron Cole, ’87, about the academic program review. ASG commenced this week’s...

Allegheny receives $1.4 million for STEM scholarships

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor October 1, 2021

Allegheny College announced in a press release on Monday, Sept. 20, that it received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support twelve incoming low-income STEM students. Associate...

ASG swears in new first-year senators

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor September 24, 2021

Allegheny Student Government began its general assembly this week by swearing in first-year senators. ASG came to order at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, in room 301/302 of the Henderson Campus Center....

Students walk along the Lew’s Land trail during the French Creek Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 11. Another group worked on the Mill Run in Downtown Meadville.

French Creek Conservancy Clean-Up

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor September 17, 2021

Members of the greater Meadville community worked together last Saturday, Sept. 11, to restore shared ecological spaces. Allegheny College organizations and Meadville residents participated in the annual...

Students file out of Ford Chapel the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001, after a memorial service for the victims of the day’s violence. This photo ran as the front-page photo of the Sept. 13, 2001 edition of The Campus.

‘Tuesday, Sept. 11 will be remembered by all’

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor September 10, 2021

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, a terrorist attack brought the World Trade Center down and sent shockwaves across the United States. Following the event, on Sept. 13, 2001, The Campus covered the impact it...

Professor Ken Pinnow and Assistant Professor Jennifer Dearden, co-chairs of the Middle States Working Group, present to ASGs General Assembly, Sept. 7, 2021

ASG learns about reaccreditation process

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor September 10, 2021

The second Allegheny Student Government meeting of the fall 2021 semester brought a more in-depth look at the college’s ongoing reaccreditation process. Jennifer Dearden, assistant professor of music,...

Kamryn Dorsett, ’25 (L), and Tara Chillingworth, ’25 (R), face off in a round of the icebreaker ‘The Blanket Game’ at an Allegheny Christian Outreach meeting in the Ford Chapel.

Changes across campus as health guidelines loosen

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor September 3, 2021

After over a year of COVID-19 restrictions, Allegheny College has started the process of returning students back to a more normal semester. With full capacity dining, access to in-person religious services...

ASG met in-person Tuesday, Aug. 31, in CC 301/302 with President Noah Tart, ’22 (center), at the head with his cabinet.

ASG Column: An unmasked return in semester’s first General Assembly

Evelyn Zavala, News Editor September 3, 2021

The first Allegheny Student Government meeting of the semester commenced with introducing this year’s senators for their class before announcing their goals for the semester. Allegheny Student Government...

A view down the middle of the Campus Center lobby. Tables ringed the first and second floors of the lobby, while another set took the middle of the room.

Clubs return at in-person Involvement Fair as semester gets underway

Evelyn Zavala, News Writer August 27, 2021

The Henderson Campus Center was transformed into the Involvement Fair on Thursday, Aug. 24, where more than 100 clubs gathered for the first time since COVID-19 made Allegheny College limit in-person events. Tricha...

Positives of Module 1

Evelyn Zavala, Contributing Writer March 12, 2021

Spring semester has certainly been a change for all Allegheny College students and staff. As students settled into their module two courses in relief to be back to in-person learning, I found that I did...

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