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The ‘Dark Age’ of Allegheny’s history department

November 29, 2018

Looking around during my last semester here on campus, I am reminded of what Allegheny’s history department is severely missing: Professors specializing in certain time periods, specifically, the Middle...

Native American Heritage Month: A celebration of cultures hiding in the shadows of Thanksgiving

November 8, 2018

President George H. W. Bush approved a resolution designating the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month on Aug. 3, 1990. A few years later, more proclamations under the names Native...

2018 ‘Halloween’ slashes its way to top of October charts

October 25, 2018

On Oct. 31, 2014, I woke up from an after school nap in my living room to the first few minutes of the 1978 movie “Halloween.” My dad was handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, and I groaned about...

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A love letter to communication: 6lack releases his sophomore album

September 27, 2018

6lack, pronounced “black,” released his sophomore album, “East Atlanta Love Letter,” on Sept. 14, 2018. 6lack’s “East Atlanta Love Letter” follows his first album “Free 6lack,” which...

Rotten Tomatoes hopes to gain diversity with new critics

September 6, 2018

Over the past couple years, more attention has been given to the lack of diversity in the film industry. The lack of diverse film leads have skewed films from reality and have created a void of representation...

Milwaukee public school teachers, parents, students and supporters staged a large picket line outside MPS administration building on Vliet Street on Milwaukee’s west side.

The education system needs an upgrade, starting with increasing teachers’ salary

August 30, 2018

Recently, I have read a story about a North Carolina middle school teacher being fired for reasons involving personal choices and activities, such as having a second job. The termination was determined...

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Non-franchise films need to be supported

August 30, 2018

For the past decade, superhero movies have dominated domestic and international box offices. From Iron Man to Batman, Marvel and DC have churned out one superhero movie after another, and have created...

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Lack of communication, office changes generate confusion

August 23, 2018

It was a warm summer day with just a hint of a breeze when I walked into the wrong building for the financial aid office. A part of me was mortified, and another part was quite disgruntled. I had heard...

Naming children after social media

August 23, 2018

One of the most interesting things you can learn about yourself is what your namesake is. Finding out what or who you were named after can be a worthwhile exploration. Asking about namesakes is a super...

Students try out a mechanical surfboard in the Henderson Campus Center Lobby on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Springfest: Gym Tan

April 26, 2018

Life is a beach and you can always count on Springfest to help you have a splashing good time towards the end of the spring semester. Springfest for 2018 was this past week, with the main event on Saturday,...

Netflix original falls to mediocre acting

Netflix original falls to mediocre acting

April 19, 2018

This classical retelling of a fall of a city will have you falling asleep. “Troy: Fall of a City” is a new Netflix original series based on the Trojan War set in the thirteenth century B.C. The show...

Contemporary Dance students perform the dance “Changing Times.” The dance was directed by Eleanor Weisman and performed in the concert on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Students perform in annual spring concert

April 12, 2018

Over the course of the spring semester, the Dance and Movement Studies program has been preparing for one of its main events, the Spring Dance Concert. The annual concert was held on Thursday, April 5...

‘Ready Player One’ invites audiences into the game world

‘Ready Player One’ invites audiences into the game world

April 5, 2018

The movie of all gamers dream, “Ready Player One” is an engrossing science fiction adventure into the wonders of virtual reality. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film is based off the 2011 book written...

The Allegheny College Dance Team performs to a music mix at the JaDE Benefit Concert in Shafer Auditorium on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Benefit concert helps raise money for special olympics

March 8, 2018

The Allegheny Jazz Dance Ensemble held its eleventh annual benefit concert on Saturday, March 3 in Shafer Auditorium. The benefit concert showcased multiple dance studios and groups and raised money for...

‘Red Sparrow’ fails to deliver original spy film

March 8, 2018

Filled with brutal torture and bloody violence, “Red Sparrow” barely delivers an original spy film. The R-rated thriller was released on March 2 and saw a recurring team up of director Francis Lawrence...

BJ the Chicago Kid performs during the major concert on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Shafer Auditorium.

Last minute act sparks ticket sales

March 1, 2018

Headlined by a Grammy nominated artist, BJ the Chicago Kid, Allegheny hosted its biennial major concert on Feb. 24 in Shafer Auditorium. The major concert is managed by Allegheny Student Government and...

Wakanda Forever

Wakanda Forever

February 22, 2018

Move over Captain America — you have just been replaced. An origin story unlike any other, “Black Panther” is a bold and exhilarating superhero movie that showcases the revolutionary black superhero,...

Association for the Advancement of Black Culture members serve food at the Soul Food Dinner, an event part of ABC’s celebration of Black History Month at Schultz Banquet Hall on Sunday, Feb. 11.

ABC hosts Black History Month with ‘Avant Black’ celebrations

February 15, 2018

Since 1976, the United States has identified February as the historical Black History Month. This month of recognition for African-Americans evolved from “Negro History Week” started by historian Carter...

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A world where no body lives forever

February 8, 2018

When it comes to the newest Netflix original, you will not be able to stop yourself from being sucked into the gritty and cyberpunk world of “Altered Carbon.” Netflix has released many original shows...

Students receive Henna from  members of the Islamic Cultural Association at the Midwinter Festival  in the Henderson Campus Center on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.

Annual midwinter festival kicks off SRL week, ‘Just Us for Justice’

February 1, 2018

Spiritual and Religious Life Week, formerly called “Faith Week,” started off its inter-religious week with the Midwinter Festival in the Campus Center Lobby. Bringing together all of the religious...

Game room pool league gains campus popularity

February 1, 2018

With homework and studying a major pastimes on campus, the Game Room has become a favorite stress-free zone for Allegheny students. One of the more popular games in the Game Room is pool. With its surging...

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is filled with action and humor

November 9, 2017

A mix of humor and hero action, “Thor: Ragnarok” is starting November off with a bang. Directed by Taika Waititi, “Thor: Ragnarok” is the third excitingly funny and action-packed movie in the Thor...

‘Jesus Moment’ gets its moment

November 9, 2017

With a packed house, the performance of “Jesus Moment,” presented by the Student Experimental Theatre, offered a comedic-relief in regards to the country’s politics after the 2016 election. “Jesus...

Stranger Things 2 preview: the horror of Hawkins continues

Stranger Things 2 preview: the horror of Hawkins continues

November 2, 2017

The long-awaited science fiction-horror Netflix series has finally returned for its second season. “Stranger Things 2” premiered on Oct. 27. The second season has nine episodes, each one an one hour...

Netflix releases its newest drama series, ‘Mindhunter’

October 19, 2017

Following original crime shows such as “Making a Murderer” and “The Keepers,” “Mindhunter” is Netflix’s newest exhilarating crime drama of 2017. The series debuted on Friday, Oct. 13 and...

The Wible Planetarium’s star projector awed the audience on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

Lombardi gives tour of universe in lecture series

September 14, 2017

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Jamie Lombardi, associate professor of physics, held the first talk of the Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series for 2017-18, called “A Brief Tour of the Universe.” The...

Allegheny showcases first-generation, low-income student group

September 7, 2017

As young adults enter college, some think back to the outrageous or gratuitous stories their parents have told over dinner tables or casual barbeques, of the classes, friends and activities they participated...

#What’sYourStory exhibits the diversity of Allegheny students at class orientation

August 31, 2017

The freshmen orientation for the Class of 2021 held multiple events and services for the new residents of Allegheny College this past weekend and within the orientation schedule were events that highlighted...

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