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Joseph Klepeis

Joseph Klepeis, Staff Writer

Joseph Klepeis III is a sophomore from Bentleyville, Pennsylvania. He plans to major in English with a minor in Political Science. This is his first year on staff as a staff writer. In his free time, Joe enjoys reading, traveling, and listening to music.

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The Comedy Corner: Wizards, Dentists and Tipping

Joseph Klepeis, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

Police in Leicestershire, England, dispatched firearms officers to an Enderby hotel following a report of a man carrying a large knife — but it turned out to be a Harry Potter fan with a wand, the BBC...

American Dream by Associate Professor of Art Ian Thomas depicts his children to make a statement on gun violence.

“Everything will be Okay” & “Space is not Enough”: Review

Joseph Klepeis, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

Allegheny Art Galleries presented the openings of “Everything will be Okay” by Chair and Associate Professor of Art Ian Thomas and “Space is not Enough” by Trevor King on Feb. 7. Both Thomas and...

The proceedings of the 2023 conference that was held to evaluate Allegheny’s affiliation with the Methodist Church are now available in a book free to students in the Merriman Campus Store.

[Photo] ‘Meeting this Moment’ book releases on UMC ties

February 16, 2024

The proceedings of the 2023 conference that was held to evaluate Allegheny’s affiliation with the Methodist Church are now available in a book free to students in the Merriman Campus Store.

The Comedy Corner: Pistons, Hypnotists and Parisians

Joseph Klepeis, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

The Detroit Pistons are eyeing Tobias Harris as a potential target due to him entering unrestricted free-agency this summer, according to Bleacher Report. Harris in response, has been avoiding eye contact...

The Comedy Corner: Jazz swans and gov’t groundhogs

Joseph Klepeis, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Gig Harbor, Washington, spent $457,600 to replace over 700 LED streetlight bulbs around the city, according to the Seattle Times. These replacements were installed in 2017 and already have begun to malfunction. “It’s...

Zaynab Jebur, ’26, and Sofia Hassan, ’25, speak at the gathering outside the Henderson Campus Center.

[Photo] Students call for cease-fire: 80+ people rally for Palestine

February 2, 2024

Zaynab Jebur, ’26, and Sofia Hassan, ’25, speak at the gathering outside the Henderson Campus Center.

The Comedy Corner: A dam grant and a flying pig

Joseph Klepeis, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

The Meadville Tribune reported on Jan. 19 that the borough of Conneautville had been awarded a $265,000 grant to repair the Conneautville Dam. “I’m glad to hear we got the funding,” said a Conneautville...

New dean in town: Snyder starts as dean of library

Joseph Klepeis, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

The search is over for a new dean of the Lawrence Lee Pelletier Library: Tressa Snyder has filled the role. “I’m very excited to be here,” Snyder said. “I’m supposed to come here.” She said...

The Comedy Corner: ‘Man’s best friend’ and other tales

Joseph Klepeis, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

Nikki Haley was chasing independents in a bid to win the New Hampshire primary on Jan. 23, reports the New York Times. “She was chasing us for so long,” said a New Hampshire independent voter. “We...

Henry Smith, ’26, (left), Yanqiao Chen, ’24, (center) and Keven Duverglas, ’26, (right) play at the Chess Club table during the Involvement Fair on Thursday, Jan. 18.

The first week back, in images from the CC Lobby

Joseph Klepeis and Sami Mirza January 19, 2024

Though Allegheny students dispersed to every corner of campus after arriving back from winter break, one place saw a number of welcome-back events: the lobby of the Henderson Campus Center. The festivities...

The Comedy Corner: Cocaine bananas and magic mushrooms

Joseph Klepeis, Staff Writer January 19, 2024

Time magazine reported that Pope Francis has formally approved allowing priests to bless same-sex couples. The ruling — released on Dec. 18 — also stated that marriage is a lifelong sacrament between...

Comedy Column: Dumpster Fire

Joseph Klepeis, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

A headline from Slate reads, “Kevin McCarthy is Fleeing the Dumpster Fire,” in reference to his Congressional exit planned for  the end of the year. That’s like coming across a house fire, throwing...

The Fall of Ajax the Great

Joseph Klepeis, Staff Writer December 8, 2023

Ajax is a European football club based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. They are the most successful club in the Netherlands, with 36 Eredivisie titles and 20 Dutch Cups. They are also one of the most successful...

Comedy Corner: ‘Cultured’ Meat

Joseph Klepeis, Staff Writer December 8, 2023

Politico reports that Florida state Rep. Tyler Sirois has put forward legislation intended to criminalize the sale of lab-grown meat. Sirois said he hopes Florida will become the first state to ban “cultured”...

The Comedy Column, or, Comedic Musings

Joseph Klepeis, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

The Arizona Republic reported that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix had set up shop outside three World Series games, offering prayer to anyone who passed by. A nice thought, but they should have...

The Return of the Comedy Column

Joseph Klepeis, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

The House of Representatives has finally chosen Mike Johnson to be the new speaker. After taking so long he must be a phenomenal person, right? There’s no possibility he’s anti-abortion rights, against...

Late Bloomer by Danni OBrien is a Suessian combination of found objects: a paperweight, guords, a coat rack, bag clips and more.

“Flesh Machines” review

Joseph Klepeis, Contributing Writer October 20, 2023

Flesh Machines opened Tuesday, Sept. 19. I attended the opening and have made numerous trips back to Doane Hall since to revisit the works of Professor Morgan Green, Rebecca Forstater and Danni O’Brien. During...

Bob Menendez: The Czar of Corruption

Joseph Klepeis, Contributing Writer October 6, 2023

John Kerry is the climate czar in the Biden Administration. Rahul Gupta is the drug czar. The current administration has loads of czars working on all sorts of different issues. I think we should nominate...

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