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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.


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

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...


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

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”...

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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’

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

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’

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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