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Meaghan Wilby, Features Editor

Meaghan is an English major and double psychology and German minor from New Zealand who also plays on the women's basketball team.

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Hillel celebrates Passover with campus community

April 13, 2017

To celebrate Passover, Allegheny College Hillel hosted a campus-wide Passover Seder in Schultz Banquet Hall on Wednesday, April 12. Passover is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish religion,...

Astronaut Mark Kelly speaks in Ford Chapel on Wednesday, April, 5, 2017. Kelly was on campus as the recipient of the 2017 Gator of the Year Award from Allegheny Student Government.

Astronaut Mark Kelly receives 2017 Allegheny Gator of the Year Award

April 6, 2017

Allegheny Student Government named Captain Mark Kelly as Gator of the Year for 2017. Kelly delivered a speech entitled “Endeavor to Succeed” in Ford Chapel on Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. “I have...

Monks’ visit to campus upsets Chinese students due to political associations

March 9, 2017

The presence of the monks on campus highlighted political tensions and the conflicting history  between Tibet and China and caused some of the Chinese students to feel upset and uncomfortable. Sen Rong,...

A Tibetan monk works on a sand mandala in the Doane Hall of Art on Tuesday Feb. 28, 2017. The monks were brought to campus by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life as part of the Year of Mindfulness. Upon completion of the sand mandala, the monks destroy the project to symbolize disattachment, which is the belief that everything that exists now will at some point cease to exist.

Tibetan Monks create sand mandala for ‘Year of Mindfulness’

March 9, 2017

Seven Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in South India visited Allegheny College from Monday, Feb. 27 to Sunday, March, 4. The monks are touring with The Mystical Art of Tibet world...

Religion and social change series discuss divisions within society and the church

February 23, 2017

Sojourners Christian Fellowship held the third of a three-part Religion and Social Change Series during their weekly meeting in the Henderson Campus Center on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The sessions were discussion-based...

Parents get a break with ‘Kids Night Out’

February 16, 2017

Children from the Allegheny and Meadville communities gathered in the David V. Wise Center on Friday, Feb. 10 for Allegheny Women’s Lacrosse team’s fundraising event “Kid’s Night Out.” The lacrosse...

IDEAS lecture series welcomes access speaker

February 16, 2017

Rosanna Reyes spoke about increasing accessibility to higher education for first-generation students on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Quigley Hall Auditorium. The lecture was part of the lecture...

Professor of Art History Richard Schindler and Assistant Professor of Art Steve Prince discuss one of the pieces on display in the Doane Hall of Art in the Bowman-Penelec-Megahan Galleries on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. The exhibition includes propoganda posters from World War I and II and Puerto Rico, as well as photographs from World War II.

‘Persuasion’ presents progaganda projects

January 26, 2017

An opening reception for the “Persuasion” exhibit in the Doane Hall of Art in the Bowman-Penelec-Megahan Galleries was held on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The exhibit, which will run until Feb. 21, presents...

Allison Cosgrove, ’18, and Lindsay McParlane, ’18, sell tickets for the bake-off on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. All proceeds were donated to Hope, Help, Harvest, a nonprofit, student-run organization that raises money for food banks in Crawford County.

Bake your heart out for Hope, Help, Harvest

December 1, 2016

Members of the Allegheny College community gathered in Schultz Banquet Hall on Thursday, Dec. 1, for a bake-off organized by students in the communication arts “Media Theory and Practice” class. All...

Projects promote positivity in communities

December 1, 2016

Students from the first-year seminar titled “Meadville’s Military Matters,” and the biology class “Physiology of Vision” presented posters on their community-engaged research projects in the...

Symposium humanizes immigrant experience

November 17, 2016

Brian Miller, visiting associate professor of history, traveled with a group of 18 students to Denison University for a symposium entitled, “Crossing Borders: Refugees, Youth, and Higher Education,”...

Peterson Toscano, performance artist, gay activist and Bible scholar, delivers his one-man presentation “There’s Something Gay About Climate Change” in Grounds for Change on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Toscano used comedic relief through monologues and character changes to look at queer responses to climate change.

Sexuality, mindfulness and climate change

October 20, 2016

Peterson Toscano, performance artist, gay activist and Bible scholar, visited Allegheny from Tuesday, Oct. 16, to Thursday, Oct. 20, as part of the college’s Year of Mindfulness. During his time on...

Board of Trustees member Sue Steven, ’75, and her husband, Craig Blasingame, pose in front of a Route 66 sign in Chicago, Illinois at the end of their bike trip from California to Chicago on Oct. 2, 2016.

College Trustee takes on Route 66

October 13, 2016

Allegheny College Board of Trustees member Sue Steven and her husband, Craig Blasingame, cycled the old Route 66 road from California to Chicago. They began in August and the trip took them six weeks in...

Students bring a slice of Islam to campus

Students bring a slice of Islam to campus

September 29, 2016

The lobby of the Henderson Campus Center filled with Arabic music, dancing, food and culture as Allegheny and Meadville community members joined Project Nur, Allegheny’s Muslim awareness group, for its...

Edward Curtis IV, professor of religious studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, delivers a speech on Islamophobia in the
U.S. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. The speech was part of the inaugural Allegheny Listens event, an extension of first-year orientation.

Allegheny Listens program addresses Islamophobia

September 22, 2016

The Allegheny and greater Meadville community gathered in Shafer Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 22, for the inaugural Allegheny Listens: A Dialogue on Islamophobia. The dialogue consisted of two main...

College reflects on recent bombings

September 22, 2016

The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and the college Counseling Center held An Opportunity to Reflect at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, in Ford Chapel following the bombings in New York City and New...

Menachem Lattke, ’18, participates in SET’s third annual 24 Hour Theatre Fest on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 in Arter Little Theatre.

SET hosts annual 24 Hour Theatre Fest

September 8, 2016

Approximately 35 students came together to develop, write and perform six plays in 24 hours for the third annual Student Experimental Theatre 24 Hour Theatre Fest. The fest began at 7 p.m. on Friday,...

Creek Connections holds annual research symposium

April 29, 2016

Allegheny College’s Creek Connections hosts its 21st student research symposium in the lobby of the Henderson Campus Center on Friday, April 29. This is the second symposium of the year where participating...

International perceptions on the Donald

April 21, 2016

A “Dump the Trump” craft beer and a “Make America Regurgitate Again” sick bag are just a few examples of ways the world is reacting to Donald Trump’s bid for presidency. A craft brewery in New...

Allegheny faculty, staff and administrators pose for a group photo on the Falljokull glacier during the Iceland study tour in May 2015.

Staff return from final study tour

February 11, 2016

Two separate Mellon Grants funded six study tours since 2012, with the final tour traveling to Cuba in January 2016. The first three tours travelled to Morocco and Egypt in winter 2011 and Israel in 2013....

Naisy Flannery recently traveled to Costa Rica to volunteer as a night watch person for turtles who were laying eggs in a nest in the sand.

Night watch volunteers protect turtle eggs in Costa Rica

February 4, 2016

Naisy Flannery, ’16, traveled to Costa Rica over winter break 2015-16 to work as a volunteer in a sea turtle conservation program. She also worked as a volunteer in Cloud Forest conserving and maintaining...

Tree trunks and stumps on the ground after logging efforts in the forest at The Andrew Wells Robertson Athletic and Recreation Complex on Dec. 3, 2015.

[Photo] College profits from logging

December 3, 2015

Tree trunks and stumps on the ground after logging efforts in the forest at The Andrew Wells Robertson Athletic and Recreation Complex on Dec. 3, 2015.

World unites for Paris

World unites for Paris

November 19, 2015

Will Schmitt, the French teaching assistant, was coming home from Pelletier Library. Ben Ziolkowski, ’17, was in a hotel room preparing for his last away football game of the season. Amasa Smith, ’17,...

Annual energy challenge in progress

Annual energy challenge in progress

October 29, 2015

Allegheny College is currently in the third week of its annual energy challenge. At the end of week two, energy usage has been reduced by a total of 64,277 kilowatt hours and $5,518 has been saved as...

Students and Meadville community members gather around a tea table and enjoy authentic Middle Eastern food.

Campus celebrates traditional Muslim holiday, untraditionally

October 1, 2015

The Allegheny College and Meadville communities celebrated Eid al-Adha in the lobby of the Henderson Campus Center on Thursday Oct. 1. Eid al-Adha is one of two main holidays in Islam. The Office of...

Dipto Mukherjee, ’19, at the  International Clubs fall picnic on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.

International club looks to increase attendence

September 17, 2015

The Allegheny College International club meets every second week and hosts events every semester for international students and the rest of the student population to attend. The club kicked off the year...

Alex Bakus, ’17, has his photo taken at the promotional photo booth for the Sri Lanka EL Seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015.

Summer EL trips open for applications

September 17, 2015

The International Education Office is offering six Experiential Learning Seminars for summer 2016. According to the Allegheny College website the seminars are worth two or four credits and the trips last...

David Gerard gives presentation on climate change

September 10, 2015

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at Lawrence University, David Gerard gave a presentation on Monday, Sept. 7 in Quigley Hall about the economics and politics of climate change. It...

Arabic Teaching Assistant Salah Algabi, Associate Professor of Arabic Reem Hilal with daughter Uswah and Jochen Richter, German professor socialize at the picnic.

Language department hosts annual event

September 3, 2015

The department of modern and classical languages hosted its welcome-back picnic on Wednesday, Sept. 2. The picnic is an annual catered event for all declared majors and minors in the department. Students...

ES class spurs sustainable changes on campus

August 27, 2015

At move-in on Aug. 22 every new freshmen received a stainless steel, Bisphenol A free water bottle as a result of work done by the Fall 2014 Environmental Science 210 class. The class conducted a survey...

International meet and greet

August 21, 2015

Thais Guimarães Brazil Exchange student – one year Campus: What is your first impression of Allegheny? Guimarães: “The people are very receptive and friendly, really, really friendly.” Campus:...

The new international students pose for their first group photo in front of Brooks Hall on Thursday, Aug 20.

Thirty-two international students join Allegheny

August 21, 2015

Thirty-two new international students from 13 different countries joined the Allegheny community this year. This group is compiled of degree seeking students, exchange students and teaching assistants....

The Houthis have taken over parts of Yemen with the backing of Iran. The country is being bombed by Saudi Arabia in response to this.

Teaching assistant faces chaos in home country Yemen while abroad

April 16, 2015

Salah Algabli arrived at Allegheny in August, now he may never be able to return home. Algabli is the Arabic Fulbright foreign language teaching assistant for this academic year. His visa expires in June,...

Allegheny College begins ‘Culture 2 Culture Peer Mentoring’

March 26, 2015

Allegheny College’s International Education Office is implementing a new Culture 2 Culture Peer Mentoring Program that will begin in the 2015 fall semester. The program intends to help incoming international...

Jialu Liu Streeter
Assistant professor of economics

Professor researches issues of pollution in China from export industry

February 5, 2015

Assistant professor of economics Jialu Liu Streeter is currently conducting research on the environmental cost of China’s international trade. According to Streeter, her research aims to connect international...


December 5, 2014

Welcome to holiday season in America. Here people go from stuffing themselves full of turkey to preparing to stuff stockings all in the span of less than 48 hours. Christmas music has been playing non-stop...

Risa Kondo, ‘18, wore a traditional Japanese yukata, representing one of five countries in the fashion show during the International Dinner on Nov. 23.

International Club hosts multicultural dinner

December 4, 2014

On Nov. 23, Allegheny’s International Club hosted its annual International Dinner in Schultz Banquet Hall. The event was attended by international and domestic students, as well as faculty, their families...

Mazzoni begins renovation project after time in Zimbabwe

December 4, 2014

As part of a summer internship, Jessica Mazzoni, ’15, spent more than two months living in Nyadire, Zimbabwe with her friend, Natalie Geer, a student from Ohio Wesleyan. While Geer spent her time studying...

Allegheny senior not selected for Rhodes Scholarship

November 23, 2014

Senior Jacqueline Coplen, a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, found out last night, Saturday, Nov. 22, that she did not receive the prestigious fellowship. In a text message to The Campus...


November 21, 2014

What is Internationalization? As in international student and the beat reporter for international life at Allegheny, I’m still not entirely sure. What I do know is that we have an International Teaching...

Allegheny celebrates International Education Week

November 20, 2014

Chants for M.V.P. rang through the David V. Wise Center on Tuesday, Nov. 18, as Japanese student Ryo Ishibashi, ’18, jogged off the blue court after being knocked out in the final of the International...

Coplen selected as Rhodes Scholar finalist

November 20, 2014

Jacqueline Coplen, ’15, has been selected as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. If Coplen is selected, she will be the first Allegheny student to be a Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes scholarship, one...

Job Shadow

November 14, 2014

As part of an assignment for class this week I did a job shadow at The Meadville Tribune. The assignment was to pick a journalist, contact him and then follow him round for six to eight hours to get a...

“Whoops” – Making Mistakes

November 7, 2014

Draft. Reread. Edit. Read. Edit more. Read, reread, reread. Edit, edit, edit. Read. Have someone else read it. Drive yourself crazy as the words on the page become ingrained in your mind. You re-arrange...

Owning Up: The Struggles of Being a Student Journalist

October 31, 2014

Being a student journalist is hard: You have to be able to juggle classes, homework, friends, food, sleep, in my case a varsity sport and then, somehow, on top of all that, manage to find sources, put...

Allegheny hosts international students from a variety of contries, including China, Nigeria, Brazil and more. They also participate in an exchange program with universities in France, Japan, and Morocco, sending American students to study abroad.

Students gain support in study abroad programs

October 30, 2014

Different food, different customs, different culture and, for 69 out of the 75 international students, a different language as well. Welcome to life as an international student at Allegheny College....

Writer-in-Residence Program brings students new experiences

October 30, 2014

For over 20 years the Max Kade Foundation has funded the Writer-in-Residence Program at Allegheny College. The program funds a professional and often renowned German writer to live on campus and teach...

International Problems

October 25, 2014

This week’s post is going to be about my beat. Not in some ‘links to greater journalistic ideas’ way but in a very specific, deals with a problem that is tied to the idea of trying to write an international...

Keeping up Relationships

October 17, 2014

I think this is probably the most reiterated statement I’ve heard in Journalism 320 since the beginning of the semester and from various different outlets too. We’ve been lucky enough to have several...

Deep End?

October 16, 2014

It was my first, real official story. I’d gone to the meeting. Listened to the editors speak and voluntarily raised my hand to write about the Chinese Mid Autumn Moon Festival. I had no idea what that...

Photo courtesy of the the International Club.

International club shares cultures

September 25, 2014

The International Club hosted their annual fall picnic on the lawn outside North Village I on Sunday, Sept. 14. Food representing a variety of different cultures was provided by the club. Most of the food...

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