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Hannah Schaffer, News Editor

Hannah Schaffer is a junior majoring in community and justice studies and minoring in economics and journalism in the public interest. This is Schaffer’s third year on staff, and she will be serving as a news editor. When Schaffer isn’t running around campus frantically trying to pick up the shambles of her life, she can be found wherever there is coffee.

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A senior’s perspective

April 24, 2020

I have never been an incredibly superstitious person, but as I left campus on Friday, March 13, for what was then-predicted to be spring break followed by one week of remote learning, I knew things were...

Increased risk of COVID-19 threatens study abroad programs

March 6, 2020

“(COVID-19) must be a top priority for every country,” said current Director General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during a mission briefing on Wednesday, March 4. “Our...

Fraternity and sorority life expands

February 21, 2020

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded on Jan. 16, 1920, at Howard University. Seven Allegheny College students established the Pi Phi Chapter on Dec. 8, 2019.  Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Myrtle Tyler...

Allegheny students and faculty learn traditional Rwandan dishes in January 2020 at a local womens shelter in Kigali.

[Photo] Eye-opening experience

February 14, 2020

Allegheny students and faculty learn traditional Rwandan dishes in January 2020 at a local women's shelter in Kigali.

LITS Staff continues work on Library Winnowing Project

February 13, 2020

Allegheny College’s Library and Information Technology Services staff began identifying books eligible for consideration for removal in September 2019.  The LITS staff is considering removing books...


Connell Pensky uses allusions to better understand perception during Karl W. Weiss, ’87, Faculty Lecture Series

February 6, 2020

Assistant Professor of psychology and neuroscience Allison Connell Pensky presented her research on perception as part of the Karl W. Weiss, ’87, Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday, Feb. 5.  Additionally,...

Michael Barbera presents on consumer decision making at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Quigley Hall Auditorium.

Barbera discusses consumer influence and behavior

February 6, 2020

Allegheny College’s Center for Business and Economics welcomed Michael Barbera to campus to discuss consumer decision making on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 at 12:15 in Quigley Auditorium.  “Our speaker...

Books in the Pelletier library are being marked for removal as part of the library’s recent Winnowing Project on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.

Professors speak out against Winnowing Project

January 30, 2020

During her report during ASG’s general assembly on Nov. 12, 2019, Vice President Elyse Cinquino, ’20,  announced that she met with Director of Public Services Aimee Reash to discuss a project that...

Coronavirus crosses borders into United States

January 30, 2020

The World Health Organization officially declared a public health emergency following the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus from China to multiple other countries on Thursday, Jan. 30.  The WHO’s declaration...

Kutz introduces students to the program Anatomy of a Recession

January 23, 2020

Allegheny’s Center for Business and Economics kicked off its spring semester’s lunchtime learning lecture series on at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16,. in Quigley Hall Auditorium by welcoming Trustee...

Union bulletin in basement of Schultz Hall vandalized

November 21, 2019

Allegheny College contracts St. Moritz Building Services to help with all on-campus cleaning services.  “The workers who are employed by St. Moritz organized into a union — the Workers United Union,”...

Column: frigid temperatures to senior nostalgia

November 21, 2019

The year 2019 gave me a newfound appreciation for reasonable people and an addiction to Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. While 2019 had great potential, it fell a bit. However, it did take me on one wild rollercoaster...

Slote examines how adults talk to children about trauma

November 7, 2019

The Karl W. Weiss, ’87, lecture series continued with a presentation on World War II British Children’s Literature by Assistant Professor of English and Director of Education Studies Susan Slote. “It...

Victims of Tree of Life Shooting remembered with a discussion on anti-Semitism

October 31, 2019

Sunday, Oct. 27, marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting that took place at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.  In less than 11 minutes, 11 people who...

Hilary Link and her family stand on stage during Dr. Mary Feeleys speech at Links inauguration on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 in Shafer auditorium.

A special occasion: Link inaugurated as Allegheny’s twenty-second president

October 24, 2019

“Since (the inauguration of Timothy Alden), the college has been led by individuals of integrity and passion,” said Chair of the Board of Trustees Mary Feeley, ’78. “Now, President Hilary Link...

Young returns to campus to discuss business law and ethics

October 24, 2019

Partner at Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP and Allegheny trustee Michael Young, ’78, made his way back to campus to discuss business law and ethics.  The Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics...


Single Voice Reading Series hosts Jericho Parms

September 26, 2019

“Lost Wax,” a collection of essays by Jericho Parms, gave students the opportunity to find order in the disorder of memory. The Single Voice Reading Series presented by the Department of English offers...

Former students arrested for allegedly trespassing Arter Hall

September 19, 2019

A former Allegheny student who was arrested for allegedly trespassing on campus is also facing drug charges. The student’s preliminary hearing in the drug case was scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, and...

Students and community members gather in Unitarian Universalist Church for the Green New Deal town hall Monday night.

Green New Deal Tour & Town Hall stops in Meadville

September 13, 2019

“My name is Merryn Spence and I love this Earth,” said Merryn Spence, ’19. “I love living on this Earth, and that is why I care about the Green New Deal.” Spence, along with Makayla Alicea,...

Foreman illustrates making learning accessible

September 13, 2019

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Educational Studies Jennifer Foreman presented the first Karl W. Weiss, ’87, Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday, Sept. 11, with her presentation “Beyond Captions:...

Assault charges against former student withdrawn in May, lawsuit against school and additional parties filed

September 6, 2019

On the night of April 7 at Julian’s Bar and Grill, an Allegheny alumnus, ’17, was assaulted and later sent to UPMC Hamot in Erie for immediate surgery. On April 11, a former Allegheny student was arrested...

Outside the newly expanded Mayor Lords Bed and Breakfast

Mayor Lord’s Bed and Breakfast adds additional rooms

September 6, 2019

Mayor Lord’s House Bed and Breakfast located in downtown Meadville offers “distinctive accommodations, with comfort, relaxation and rich history,” according to its website. This local bed and breakfast...

Whats growing on in the Carrden? Alleghenys Carrden becomes Certified Naturally Grown

What’s growing on in the Carrden? Allegheny’s Carrden becomes Certified Naturally Grown

August 30, 2019

The produce grown in Allegheny’s very own Carrden is now certified naturally grown, meaning that all produce grown is pestiide-free and meets organic agricultural standards.  The Carrden was established...

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Allegheny professor moves from Los Angeles for the love of fall

August 30, 2019

Deciding to move thousands of miles across the United States for a new position is not an easy one to make.  However, Jessica Harris, visiting assistant professor of history, accepted a position at Allegheny...

Start of school year brings administrative changes

August 23, 2019

Allegheny College saw a significant number of changes over the summer, ranging from major renovations to Crawford Hall to President Link beginning her tenure as the 22nd president of the college. The...

Charges against Allegheny student for alleged assault withdrawn

May 16, 2019

Charges against an Allegheny College student for alleged assault were withdrawn on Tuesday, May 14. Kobe Pinkney, ’21, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment and disorderly...

Center for Business and Economics hosts annual Zingale Big Idea Competition

May 8, 2019

New and returning students brought numerous big ideas before the panel of judges in the 2019 Zingale Big Idea Competition. Allegheny College’s Center for Business and Economics hosted its annual competition...

Josephine Thierhoff and Celine El Hajj serve Emma Weissenfels, ‘19, and Amanda Hernandez, ‘21, during Allegheny College’s International Open House on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in North Village 1-C Max Kade Internatioal Wing.

An international showcase

April 25, 2019

Crepes, currywurst and Kahoot were all used to celebrate culture at Allegheny College’s International Open House. The Max Kade International Wing, located in North Village 1-C, hosted an open house...

Don’t worry, be happy: College promotes wellness

April 19, 2019

The number of college students who report experiencing stress and anxiety in their daily lives has increased 20 percent over the past five years, according to the American Institute of Stress. While...

Lisa Parker, philosopher and professor at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, presented
her lecture titled, “Genetic Enhancement: A Game Changer for Sports and Social Justice?” on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Quigley Auditorium.

‘It takes a village, privilege and individual effort’

April 4, 2019

In its simplest form, genetic enhancement is the process of selecting genetic material to modify human traits. Lisa Parker visited Allegheny Tuesday, March 26, to talk about genetic enhancement. Parker’s...

Janet Beers, a representative for UPMC for you, provides materials on dental health to attendees of the Children’s Dental Health Fair Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Lew Davies Community Building.

Allegheny pre-dental society hosts annual fair

March 7, 2019

Wellness is a hot topic  — physically, mentally and socially; however, dental health gets lost in the discussion. Allegheny’s Pre-Dental Society’s annual Children’s Dental Health Fair aims to...

Lombardi reveals love is not found in the stars

February 21, 2019

The stars aligned for some Allegheny students this year. For one night every year, Allegheny’s Astronomy Club transforms into the astrology club to help students find love. “We are the astronomy...

Annual international film festival begins its run

February 14, 2019

The annual International Film Festival gives students the opportunity to escape campus for an evening and forget about their everyday stresses, transporting them to far off places. The film festival has...

Chinese New Year marks 2019 year of the pig

February 14, 2019

The year of the pig has officially begun. However, unlike traditional western New Year’s celebrations, Chinese New Year, also known as the spring festival, celebrations last more than just one night....

Julia Drozdowsky, ’19, and Britney Imel, ’19, interned at the West Hawaii Health Center in Hawaii during the summer of 2018.

Two Allegheny seniors reflect on Hawaii internship

January 31, 2019

Brought together by one shared bond, Allegheny alumni serve as a resource for opportunities and connections. This vast alumni network is what brought Brittany Imel, ’19, and  Julia Drozdowsky, ’19,...

During their visit, the students participated in a desert hike. They walked seven miles to leave food and water for immigrants at the border.

Global citizens scholars visit United States, Mexico border

January 24, 2019

During the 2016 Presidential election, then President-elect Donald Trump committed to building a border wall with Mexico. Trump’s promise is now the reason for an ongoing partial federal shutdown. “If...


Celebrating 27 years of Lord lecture

November 15, 2018

Allegheny’s chemistry department carries on the tradition of inviting distinguished scientists to campus as part of the annual Lord Lecture, which is sponsored by the Thomas Lord Charitable Trust. “The...

German writer-in-residence concludes short course

November 8, 2018

German writer-in-residence, Birgit Weyhe, concluded her short course by showcasing two of her own works. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Weyhe presented two of her graphic novels to conclude the seven-week short...

Union Latinx decorated an altar in Grounds for Change and displayed photos to honor their loved ones on Dia de los Muertos on Nov. 2.

Día de los Muertos

November 8, 2018

There is a common misconception that Día de los Muertos is the Mexican version of Halloween. However, the Mexican holiday is actually a colorful two-day celebration of life. The holiday is celebrated...

Allegheny hires new professors in biology, psychology, global health

October 18, 2018

Allegheny’s campus has seen many renovations this fall — some more noticeable than others. While many have noticed the major renovations to Bentley Hall and the location changes of many of the college’s...

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Williams and the U.S. Open

September 20, 2018

Serena Williams is without a doubt one of the best athletes in the world. Williams has broken numerous records, including having won more grand slam tournaments than any other man or woman. In just 23...

College makes strides to accomplish 2020 neutrality goal

September 20, 2018

Allegheny College encourages its students to actively promote sustainability — through campus rain gardens, environmental community art, a comprehensive composting program, a green roof, LEED certified...

Coates retires after more than 26 years of teaching at Allegheny

September 6, 2018

Lee Coates retired from Allegheny College last year after serving as a professor of biology, neuroscience and global health studies since 1992. Coates spent two years at Bucks County Community College...

Senior members of Allegheny College Student Government at their last general assembly meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in the Henderson Campus Center.

2018 class senators plan picnics and more for senior week

April 26, 2018

Every year Allegheny College hosts an annual celebration to honor its graduating senior class,  and this year is no exception. As Allegheny prepares to host its two hundred and third graduation, it is...

Senior members of Allegheny College Student Government at their last general assembly meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in the Henderson Campus Center.

[Photo] Springfest: Gym Tan

April 26, 2018

Senior members of Allegheny College Student Government at their last general assembly meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in the Henderson Campus Center.

Malcolm Willig , ’21, performs at the Gender and Sexuality Alliance Drag Show on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in the Henderson Campus Center Lobby.

Colorful expressions and extravagant dance moves

April 19, 2018

Allegheny College’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance held a drag show in the Henderson Campus Center lobby during the evening of Saturday, April 14. The goal of GSA is to create a safe and supportive environment...

Frank Chen, 18, sits with his merchandise on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Chen brings ‘Munch Yum’ to Allegheny, following national trend

April 5, 2018

A trend of food delivery services has been sweeping across the country with the invention of meal delivery services such as Blue Apron and Hello Fresh. Now, this trend is even trickling down to college...

Allegheny College hosts visiting English professor

February 22, 2018

The Phi Beta Kappa Society of Allegheny College hosted this year’s visiting scholar, Ayanna Thompson, on Thursday, Feb. 16. Ayanna Thompson is currently a professor of English at George Washington University....

‘A hidden gem’

February 15, 2018

Allegheny College offers its students a number of different clubs and extracurricular activities, such as Alpha Pi Omega, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, the Game Room Pool League and multiple other...

Broken Promises: ‘Man of the Woods’ fails Timberlake fans

February 8, 2018

Justin Timberlake’s fifth album, “Man of the Woods,” debuted on Friday, Feb. 2. Timberlake claims the album takes listeners back to his childhood where he spent roaming the land between Memphis and...

Wu presents on Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Congress

November 16, 2017

China held its 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress on Oct. 18. Xi Jinping, China’s current president and general secretary of the Communist Party of China, will serve a second five-year term. The week-long...

Corina Perez, ‘20, decorates sugar skulls in Grounds for Change on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The sugar skulls and altar will be on display in GFC until Nov. 8, 2017.

Union Latinx celebrates Dia de los Muertos

November 2, 2017

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday which is celebrated each year from midnight on Oct. 31 until the final moments of Nov. 2  to remember and honor the lives of deceased loved...

Center for Business and Economics holds Gator Day panel

October 26, 2017

The Center for Business and Economics held its first ever Gator Day panel on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. The panel was titled “Things I wish I Knew Four Years Ago” and included advice from Margo Birol,...

Students connect with locals on Make a Difference Day

October 19, 2017

Students ranging from elementary school to college joined together with members of the local community to help serve Meadville and Crawford County on Allegheny College’s 24th annual Make a Difference...

Soup kitchen offers students community service opportunity

September 21, 2017

Allegheny College is on a mission to become an invaluable resource for the Meadville community. The college campus is striving to recreate beneficial and authentic relations between Meadville, Crawford...

The Park Avenue Rehabilitation and Nursing Center featured two people dressed as Alice and the Mad Hatter from “Alice in Wonderland” in Meadville’s Halloween Parade on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. The theme was  “Nightmare on Chestnut Street.” The parade is the biggest annual Halloween parade in Pennsylvania and always draws a large crowd of spectators. The parade was hosted by Crawford Area Young Chamber of Commerce and was sponsered by local businesses and organizations. All costs exceeding the operational cost of the parade were donated to a chosen charity, which this year was St. James Haven, an overnight temporary homeless shelter for men in Meadville.

Meadville hosts 50th annual Halloween Parade

November 3, 2016

Meadville’s 50th annual Halloween Parade took place on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. This year the theme was “Nightmare on Chestnut Street.” The Meadville Halloween Parade is the largest annual...

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