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Matthew Steinberg, co Editor-in-Chief

Matthew Steinberg is a senior majoring in communication arts and double minoring in journalism in the public interest and Spanish. This year, he serves as co Editor-in-Chief. If he's not in the newsroom, he's probably planning rad adventures with his best friend, Akeem, or eating — he tends to spend most of his money on food.


All content by Matthew Steinberg

Allegheny community members deserve to be prioritized

Matthew Steinberg, Contributing Writer February 27, 2022

As an alumnus of Allegheny College, I lament the termination of staff, administrative, and faculty members at the college. Since July 2021, Allegheny has lost 53 members of its community as part of the...

Brian Hill, ’19, was known for his green thumb, video production, and his dedication to social justice. Hill passed away one year ago today.

Remembering the green-thumbed, ‘ineffable’ Brian Hill, ’19

Matthew Steinberg, Contributing Writer March 26, 2021

Brian Hill, ’19, had many passions and talents — video production, law, politics, social justice, art, music, the list goes on. Among them, one quality distinct to Brian was his green thumb. “He...

‘I Can’t Breathe’ protests: calls for justice, peace and systemic change

Matthew Steinberg, Contributing Writer June 4, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd’s horrific death at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers, protests calling for justice and systemic change have organized across the United States. Demonstrations...


Matthew Steinberg, Co Editor-in-chief March 18, 2020

April 5: Confirmed cases continue to increase by over 1,000 per day through early April As of noon on April 5, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 11,510 cases of COVID-19 in 65 of the...

Allegheny College cancels in-person classes through March 30 amid COVID-19 outbreak

Matthew Steinberg, Co Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2020

At 6:17 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, Allegheny College students received an email from President Hilary Link announcing that in-person classes will be cancelled until March 30. “Remote instruction”...

David Roach, ’21, presents his opening statements during the ASG presidential debate at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the Henderson Campus Center lobby.

[Photo] ASG prepares for upcoming year with annual President/Vice President Debate

Sara Holthouse, News Editor March 6, 2020

Abdi Lugundi, ‘21, and Patricia Gaxiola, ‘21, present their opening statement during the ASG presidential debate on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the Henderson Campus Center lobby.

Philip Gourevitch discusses his experience reporting in Rwanda at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Ford Chapel.

Gourevitch reviews Rwandan genocide

Matthew Steinberg, Editor-In-Cheif February 27, 2020

Antwon is a Rwandan man who has learned to govern his devastations, rather than be governed by them — or so he told Philip Gourevitch over drinks one night at a bar. Like hundreds of thousands of Rwandans,...

Allegheny College sued for Title IX violation, negligence

Matthew Steinberg and Lauren Trimber February 13, 2020

Allegheny College is being sued for violation of Title IX, negligence, interference with contractual relations and emotional distress. The woman who filed the lawsuit alleges that a member of the college’s...

Krampus in process of getting re-recognized by ASG

Matthew Steinberg, Editor-In-Chief February 6, 2020

The Krampus, a satirical news source at Allegheny College, has been publishing content on campus since 2013, according to Associate Dean of Students for Wellness Education Gretchen Beck. The club’s weekly...

Police continue investigation of December assault

Matthew Steinberg, Editor-In-Chief January 23, 2020

Meadville Police Department is actively investigating an on-campus rape that was reported in Ravine-Narvik Hall last month. In a statement to The Campus, Meadville police said they’re still far from...

Student meeting with administrative members held after violent on-campus incident

Matthew Steinberg, Editor-in-Chief December 11, 2019

An Allegheny College student was assaulted by an armed man in Ravine-Narvik Hall at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, according to the Meadville Tribune. The identity of the man is currently...

Civility Prize recipient Haywood to visit Allegheny

Matthew Steinberg, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 7, 2019

Hershey, Pennsylvania — Hilary Link, president of Allegheny College, presented the annual Prize for Civility in Public Life in Pennsylvania on Sept. 23 to the four chairs of the General Assembly’s...

Professor Emeritus of Biology and Environmental Science Scott Wissinger stands in a field during research in summer 2019 in Colorado.

Allegheny College community mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Scott Wissinger

Lauren Trimber, Matthew Steinberg, and Sara Holthouse October 10, 2019

As students spend their four years at Allegheny College, some of the largest impacts on them over that time are made by professors. For many, one of those professors was Scott Wissinger, professor emeritus...

Students talk to local representatives at the local candidate forum on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in the Henderson Campus Center.

Local Candidates’ Forum connects students with community

Lauren Trimber and Matthew Steinberg October 3, 2019

The Center for Political Participation hosted a local candidates’ forum Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in the Henderson Campus Center lobby. Local candidates visited Allegheny’s campus to talk to students...

Drug case involving former student moves to trial

Matthew Steinberg, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2019

A former student was arrested the night of Aug. 31 with “thousands of dollars” worth of “pure crystal” methamphetamine. The arrest occurred the same day the former student received a letter from...

Drug case involving former Allegheny student sent to Crawford County Common Pleas Court

Matthew Steinberg, Editor-in-Chief September 23, 2019

A preliminary court hearing took place for a former Allegheny student facing drug charges at approximately 10:30 a.m. today, in front of Magisterial District Judge Samuel Pendolino. The hearing adjourned...

Allegheny students and faculty to take part in Global Climate Strike activities

Matthew Steinberg, Editor-in-Chief September 19, 2019

Today — three days before the U.N. Climate Summit in New York City — global citizens will step out of their workplaces and address the climate crisis as part of the Global Climate Strike. More than...

Editorial: Name removal from published article

Lauren Trimber and Matthew Steinberg September 13, 2019

On April 14, The Campus published an article regarding an assault that occurred on April 7 at Julian’s Bar and Grill. An Allegheny student (now former Allegheny student) was arrested for his alleged...

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

Hannah Schaffer and Matthew Steinberg 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...

Orange trees in the gardens of Real Alcázar on Feb. 13, 2019.

A day in the life of a Gator studying in Sevilla

Matthew Steinberg, Staff Writer February 28, 2019

The city of Sevilla is spattered with orange trees — planted along most sidewalks and found in all parks, they symbolize the beauty, warmth and vibrancy of my temporary residence. They never fail to...

Students light candles in Henderson Campus Center to celebrate Diwali on Nov.13, 2018.

Campus celebrates Diwali

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor November 29, 2018

For Secretary of the South Asian Student Society Rithikaa Sree Jamigumpala, ’22, Diwali represents happiness. Diwali, a five-day festival celebrated by followers of Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism is...

Ben Bachik, ’20, prepares for a bake sale by pricing cookies and cookie sets on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in the Henderson Campus Center. Proceeds generated from the sale supported St. James Haven in Meadville.

Safe haven: Communication arts students raise funds for local men’s shelter

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor November 29, 2018

Down on North Main Street lies a safe haven — a place where people can receive a hot meal, warm shower and bed to sleep. A place where people can breathe and ultimately find a sense of peace.   At...

Catherine Givings (Emily Wilson, 19) tries to hear what is going on in the next room.

Intimate, not erotic: Playshop Theatre presents ‘In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play’

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor November 15, 2018

Diseases ran rampant in America during the Victorian era, with cholera, influenza and smallpox claiming millions of lives. But another, less harmful and more ambiguous disease was thought to affect the...

Allegheny busts voting myths with Voter Fest

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor November 8, 2018

On election night, piñatas were not the only thing being “busted” in the Vukovich Center for Communication Arts. Voting myths and misconceptions were busted as part of the inaugural Voter Fest. Breanna...

Starr Carter discovers her voice in ‘The Hate U Give’

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor November 2, 2018

“Now when it happens, don’t act mad,” says Maverick Carter to his three children. This flashback in the widely acclaimed “The Hate U Give” depicts a black father giving protagonist Starr Carter,...

“Progress,” stretches across the center of Sophie Thompson’s, ’21, deconstructed fuel tank.

Artistic moves and environmental movements

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor October 25, 2018

People are currently inundated with information about environmental issues like increased carbon emissions, hydraulic fracking and climate change. Throughout the school year, Students for Environmental...

The publicity photograph for “Mortified” depicts the cast in a graveyard. “Mortified” debuted Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, and runs through Sept. 30.

Playshop Theatre to present devised production ‘Mortified’

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor September 27, 2018

Every year, the Playshop Theatre brings historical and contemporary plays to campus, and not all plays are works of famous playwrights like William Shakespeare, Sam Shepard and Wendy Wasserstein. Beth...

ASG increases transparency with accessible minutes, updated website

Marley Parish, Ellis Giacomelli, and Matthew Steinberg September 20, 2018

Allegheny Student Government has added a new item to its agenda this year: improving its record keeping.  In addition to improving wellness and creating a better relationship with students and administrators,...

Chair of Fair Districts PA Carol Kuniholm speaks about gerrymandering in the Patricia Bush Tippie Alumni Center Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.

Partisan gerrymandering: An ongoing battle in PA

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor September 20, 2018

In June 2017, the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for partisan gerrymandering. This lawsuit launched a state-wide movement that questioned the...

Into the abbey and the abyss with latest franchise film ‘The Nun’

Lauren Trimber, Matthew Steinberg, and Ellis Giacomelli September 13, 2018

After the apparent suicide of a Romanian nun at Carta Monastery in 1952, “The Nun” follows Father Burke and Sister Irene, who are instructed by the Vatican to investigate at the deceased nun’s abbey....

Get to know an artist: Natalia Buczek

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor September 6, 2018

Since high school, studio art major and Erie native Natalia Buczek, ’19, has incorporated personal stories into her work. “When I was in high school, I was really into my heritage,” Buczek said....

Allegheny’s Whitenack featured on 2018 Shark Week

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor August 30, 2018

Throughout the 20th century, sharks have been a “cultural phenomenon” in the United States, according to an Aug. 11, 2014, ABC News article. A widespread panic swept the country after four New Jerseyans...

Class of 2022 explores Allegheny values in FS programs, exploration

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor August 23, 2018

Beginning as first-years, students are encouraged to explore new fields of study at Allegheny College. The first-year/sophomore program helps kick-start that exploration. Allegheny’s FS program...

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New music to anticipate heading into summer vacation

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor April 26, 2018

Jeez, what a month April has been for the music industry. Cardi B dropped her long awaited debut album “Invasion of Privacy.” J Cole broke streaming records with his new record “KOD,” and today,...

Political science class debates International Criminal Court

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor April 19, 2018

The International Criminal Court was developed in the 1990s to “hold accountable those who commit international crimes such as war crimes,” according to former chief prosecutor of the Special Court...

‘Detroit’ questions and reflects contemporary American life

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor April 13, 2018

Since 1929, the Playshop at Allegheny College has produced a plethora of works from classical playwrights like Shakespeare and Coward, to contemporary writers such as Tina Howe and Caryl Churchill, according...

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Cardi B stomps into rap industry with debut album

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor April 12, 2018

Belcalis Almanzar, known professionally as Cardi B, released her first studio album “Invasion of Privacy” on Friday, April 6, which was predicted to appear as number one on the Billboard 200 for the...

A crowd watched as participants walk in the Catwalk to end Fat Talk on Friday, April 6, 2018 in the Henderson Campus Center.

Tri Delta strives to celebrate positive body perceptions

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor April 12, 2018

Allegheny College’s chapter of Delta Delta Delta held its second “Catwalk to end Fat Talk” on Friday, April 6 in the Henderson Campus Center lobby. The event featured over 30 participants with multiple...

Students and community members gather to watch David Crane speak about his experience prosecuting Charles Taylor on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Ford Chapel.

Crane offers an in-depth look into international criminal law

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor April 5, 2018

According to the United Nations, the end of the second world war exposed the need for a judicial body to prosecute war criminals for atrocities such as “genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes...

A chair with the phrase “be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody” on the back, dedicated to the memory of Pamela McCurdy is displayed on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Family, friends and colleagues remember McCurdy

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor March 8, 2018

On Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at 10:59 p.m., Registrar, Associate Dean of Students and Associate Professor of History Ian Binnington sent an email to the Allegheny community informing them about the passing...

March is weak on music but exciting for box office

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor March 1, 2018

February has finally come to a close, and music-lovers have filled their libraries with new content. At the same time, the stomachs of moviegoers are equally as full with popcorn, candy and soda from repeated...

Cast members rehearse a dance scene from the play, “Love and Information,” on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.

Allegheny students present collection of short skits in play on information and love

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor March 1, 2018

Underneath the umbrellas of “love” and “information” are a variety of social situations, from basic everyday interactions to serious or tragic ones. Love can be displayed by holding hands in the...

Allegheny students and members of the Meadville community attend an event which started discussions on death and coffee at Tarot Bean Roasting Company on Sunday Feb. 18, 2018.

Death cafe encourages conversations about passing away

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor February 22, 2018

What is there to say about death? It is interpreted as sorrowful yet joyous, disgusting but also beautiful and straightforward yet mysterious. Many religions and cultures explain this natural phenomena...

Bad Update

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor February 22, 2018

Earlier this month Snapchat redesigned its application and received harsh criticism. Yes, the update is horrible and causes my blood pressure to spike. However, while the update itself upsets me, the business’...

‘50 Shades Freed’ fails to satisfy fans in final film

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor February 15, 2018

The end of the infamous “50 Shades” trilogy hit theatres on Friday, Feb. 9. As I anticipated, the film continued to misrepresent the real nature of bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism in a plot...

Neko White signs the event poster following his performance for the college.

GAP presents an evening of laughs with comedians, White and Mayes

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor February 8, 2018

Between extensive class schedules, constant sub-freezing temperatures and The Campus keeping people informed about  recent mishaps at Allegheny College, many students have found it difficult to get a...

Will the real ‘Culture ll’ please stand up?

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor February 1, 2018

Migos, the self-proclaimed creators of culture, released their third studio album, “Culture ll,” on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. As anticipated, the heavy beats were blanketed with lyrics that reference...

Looking forward to new music and movies to come in February

Looking forward to new music and movies to come in February

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor January 25, 2018

The end of 2017 brought early holiday presents for music-lovers and movie-goers. Albums from Taylor Swift, Eminem, Huncho Jack and Jack Huncho, and a plethora of other artists found their home in Spotify...

Family, friends and students gather to watch the Allegheny Jazz Band perform on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 in the Henderson Campus Center Lobby.

Annual concert features student musicians talent

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor November 16, 2017

Students flow in and out of the Henderson Campus Center every day, often listening to music on their headphones as they get food from McKinley’s Food Court, head up to Grounds for Change for some coffee...

Murphy enjoys a lazy Monday afternoon after a long day at Allegheny College on Nov. 6, 2017.

[Photo] Pawsitively therapeutic

November 9, 2017

Murphy enjoys a lazy Monday afternoon after a long day at Allegheny College on Nov. 6, 2017.

Remembering Morris on the second anniversary of her death

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor November 2, 2017

Two years ago, Hannah Morris was pronounced dead at the Meadville Medical Center after being struck by a car near Odd Fellows Hall on North Main Street at approximately 10:45 p.m on Oct. 29, 2015. In...

Capsuling and honoring Lo Bello’s time at Allegheny

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor October 26, 2017

Homecoming is a time where alumni return to their alma mater for a weekend filled with cookouts, open houses, sporting events and nostalgia. Allegheny College’s Blue and Gold Homecoming Weekend featured...

Pool league brings students together in game room competition

Matthew Steinberg, Contributing Writer September 21, 2017

Since the 15th century, pool has been played by kings and common folk, passing the test of time and becoming a popular pastime for many people. It is for the young or old, athletes or couch potatoes, those...

Bike Share Program continues to grow

Matthew Steinberg, Contributing Writer April 13, 2017

At Allegheny College, students can take part in the Allegheny College Bike Share program for practical transportation purposes or for sport as the weather warms and outdoor activities become more feasible....

Trump’s plans for healthcare remain at a standstill

Matthew Steinberg, Contributing Writer April 6, 2017

The 2016 presidential election displayed how polarized our nation’s politics have become, as Democrats and Republicans have failed to find common ground on many issues. As polarization is most certainly...

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