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Sami Mirza

Sami Mirza, News Editor

Sami Mirza is a sophomore from South Bend, IN. He intends to major in International Studies with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa and minor in Journalism in the Public Interest. This is his second year on staff and his first in the News section; last year he worked on Features. When not writing, shooting, or editing, Sami can be found redacting his bio, eating totally normal foods out of his Campus coffee mug, playing video games, and pretending not to be a workaholic.

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Tylir Shannon, ’22, sprints the final stretch of the men’s 200 meter race at the Marty Goldberg Invitational at Robertson Athletic Complex on Thursday, May 12. Shannon finished third in 22.49 seconds.

[Photo] Men’s Track and Field reflect on NCAC Conference Championship performances

May 13, 2022

Tylir Shannon, ’22, sprints the final stretch of the men’s 200 meter race at the Marty Goldberg Invitational at Robertson Athletic Complex on Thursday, May 12. Shannon finished third in 22.49 seconds.

Toader sprints the final stretch of the women’s 400 meter race. Toader won the 400 in 58.53 seconds.

[Photo] Women’s Track and Field captain Mihaela Toader closes out high- performing season with more wins

May 13, 2022

Toader sprints the final stretch of the women’s 400 meter race. Toader won the 400 in 58.53 seconds.

Assistant Professors of Environmental Science and Sustainability Casey Bradshaw-Wilson and Kelly Pearce cut the ribbon on the college’s new Watershed Conservation Research Center on May 8. Also present were some students, Provost and Dean of the College Ron Cole, ’87, and President Hilary Link.

Watershed Conservation Research Center preps for inaugural summer

May 13, 2022

The newly renovated room 101 in the basement of Carr Hall will now be known as the Allegheny College Watershed Conservation Research Center. First announced in October of last year, the WCRC, as it is...

COVID-19 cases on Allegheny’s campus over the past week. The blue line indicates the total number of cases and the red line indicates the daily new number of cases, which has fallen over the course of the week.

“A bump in the road”

May 6, 2022

Less than a week after the highest COVID-19 case count on campus since the beginning of the pandemic, the Allegheny College Health Agency has once again loosened masking requirements on campus. The most...

Liquor license bid denied

May 6, 2022

Allegheny College’s bid for a transfer of liquor license from West Mead Township into Meadville was unanimously denied by the Meadville City Council on Wednesday, May 4. The council voted 5-0 to deny...

One of the Chevy Express cargo vans from the college’s motor pool idles on Highland Avenue outside the Wise Center. The vans shuttled students that had tested positive to the Quality Inn, and later, Ravine-Narvik Hall.

Indoor mask mandate in place as cases hit triple digits

April 28, 2022

Allegheny College is in the middle of the largest spike of COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic more than two years ago. As of Thursday afternoon, 146 students were in isolation after testing...

The intersection of Loomis Street. and North Main Street, where last week a group of students were hit with a spray of pellets.

Students struck by pellets in drive-by near Loomis & North Main

April 28, 2022

Nine female students were struck by pellets fired from a car on North Main Street on the evening of Wednesday, April 20, in an incident defined in the college’s crime log as a “simple assault.” The...

Mark Kozar of Flaherty & O’Hara, a firm in Pittsburgh that specializes in liquor licensing, responds to public comments on the during the April 21 hearing.

[Photo] College bid for Meadville city liquor license tabled by City Council

April 28, 2022

Mark Kozar of Flaherty & O’Hara, a firm in Pittsburgh that specializes in liquor licensing, responds to public comments on the during the April 21 hearing.

ASG President Noah Tart, ’22, marks down an attendee’s hand prior to the April 23 concert. All attendees were checked by security before entering.

[Photo] ‘Swervin’ to Meadville: ‘A Boogie’ headlines concert

April 28, 2022

ASG President Noah Tart, ’22, marks down an attendee’s hand prior to the April 23 concert. All attendees were checked by security before entering.

Dukes to leave in May for Chatham University

Dukes to leave in May for Chatham University

April 22, 2022

Dean for Institutional Advancement Kristin Dukes will be taking a new position as Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Chatham University. President Hilary Link announced the change via...

Sebastian Chisha, ’24, clears the ball in a goal kick during Gator Cup on the Blue Courts of the Wise Center. The Cup was the opening event of the African Students Association’s ‘ASA Week,’ which will run through Sunday, April 24.

The Gator Cup

April 21, 2022

Rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie performs in Toronto on Nov. 28, 2017. A Boogie will perform in the Shafer Auditorium on the evening of April 23; tickets are available through the MEC.

‘A Boogie’ to headline concert as GAP readies Springfest

April 15, 2022

Allegheny College’s Major Events Committee has once again brought a concert to the Gator community. The MEC announced via Instagram that rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie would be headlining the April 23...

August McCannon, ’25, places nonbinary and pansexual flags on a table during the event.

[Photo] AGES tables for National Day of Silence

April 15, 2022

August McCannon, ’25, places nonbinary and pansexual flags on a table during the event.

Chinese appeal rejected by trustees

April 7, 2022

After two months of organizing, several public forums and a march to Bentley Hall, Associate Professor of Chinese Xiaoling Shi's appeal of her termination has been rejected, according to announcements...

Green, Schultz-Ray win ASG election

April 7, 2022

Veronica Green, '23, was at the Grove City Outlet Mall on Saturday afternoon when she got a phone call. "When (Allegheny Student Government Attorney General) Jack Parker called me I was like, 'Oh, no,...

Chalking visible in front of the Campus Center Friday evening. Most of the messages got washed away by Saturdays rain.

[Photo] Students march into Bentley in support of Chinese minor

March 11, 2022

Chalking visible in front of the Campus Center Friday evening. Most of the messages got washed away by Saturday's rain.

Masking, a ubiquitous practice at the beginning of the pandemic, has become an optional part of the Allegheny student experience.

Two years in, are masks still relevant?

March 11, 2022

Today marks two years since the World Health Organization formally declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Allegheny College required all students to leave campus for Spring Break, anticipating at the time that...

The Collaboratory space on the third floor of the Pelletier Library, where the community writing space meets every Sunday from 7-9 p.m.

[Photo] Weekly community writing space established in Pelletier Collaboratory

March 11, 2022

The Collaboratory space on the third floor of the Pelletier Library, where the community writing space meets every Sunday from 7-9 p.m.

ASG race shrinks after Yik Yak scandal

March 3, 2022

The race for Allegheny Student Government president has narrowed and complicated with the departure of the Reiser-Biniewski campaign on Sunday, Feb. 27. The ticket, which was comprised of Andi Reiser,...

A wider view of the demonstration as Shafran speaks.

[Photo] ‘I am not sad, I am mad’: community gathers on quad for Ukraine

February 26, 2022

A wider view of the demonstration as Shafran speaks.

Forward Caden Hinckley, ’23, battle for the ball against Wooster forward Turner Kurt on Feb. 19 in the James H. Mullen arena.

[Photo] Men’s basketball falls to Wooster, season recap

February 24, 2022

Forward Caden Hinckley, ’23, battle for the ball against Wooster forward Turner Kurt on Feb. 19 in the James H. Mullen arena.

Kylie Kasavage, ’23, attempts to make a free throw shot from the foul lineduring halftime of the women’s basketball game on Feb. 8. Kasavage did not win the competition.

[Photo] Basketball raffle gave chance to win year’s tuition

February 24, 2022

Kylie Kasavage, ’23, attempts to make a free throw shot from the foul lineduring halftime of the women’s basketball game on Feb. 8. Kasavage did not win the competition.

Angela T. Haddad will assume the role of provost and dean of the faculty on Aug. 1.

New hire: Haddad to succeed Cole as Provost in fall 2022

February 24, 2022

Allegheny College recently announced the appointment of Angela T. Haddad as provost and dean of the faculty at Allegheny College in a press release. The role has been held by Ron Cole, ’87, since 2015....

Associate professor of Chinese Xiaoling Shi addresses students during a discussion forum on Feb. 9 in Quigley Auditorium. The forum of 40 or so students was convened to support the Chinese minor, which is planned to be eliminated, and Shi, a tenured instructor  and head of the minor.

‘Undiversifying the curriculum’: students organize in support of Chinese minor

February 16, 2022

About 40 students gathered in the Quigley Auditorium for an informal forum discussion in support of the Chinese minor and program head associate professor of Chinese Xiaoling Shi on the evening of Wednesday,...

The oily rag that cause the fire. Oily rags release heat as they dry, so if rags dry in a pile or bunched up heat can build until the rags spontaneously combust.

Public Safety calls NVII fire an accident, identifies oily rag as cause

February 8, 2022

On the evening of Saturday, Feb. 5, a fire was reported in a recycling bin in the North Village II dormitory, forcing residents to evacuate for just under an hour as sections of the building filled with...

A member of the Meadville Central Fire Department wheels equipment up an access path in the North Village complex. The incident began at 5:30 p.m. when a student noticed a smoking recycling bin and pulled the fire alarm.

Recycling bin fire forces evacuation of NVII (Gallery)

February 5, 2022

Around 5:30 p.m. this evening, an unidentified student pulled the fire alarm in the North Village II dormitory to report a fire in a recycling bin. According to Shyler Kreitz, '22, an NVII resident, that...

A panorama view of the Allegheny Student Governments Feb. 1 General Assembly, as Provost Ron Cole, 87, delivers his presentation on his new staffing plan.

[Photo] Provost Ron Cole presents key points of staffing plan at ASG General Assembly

February 4, 2022

A panorama view of the Allegheny Student Government's Feb. 1 General Assembly, as Provost Ron Cole, '87, delivers his presentation on his new staffing plan.

ASG Vice President Sophie Adams, 22, prepares prior to the Feb. 1 ASG General Assembly.

Marathon ASG Assembly discusses public safety incident, rejects ‘Donut Club’ recognition

February 4, 2022

Gaveled to order at 7:32pm on Tuesday, Feb. 1, Allegheny Student Government’s first in-person General Assembly of the semester featured a guest speaker in Provost Ron Cole, ’87, who addressed the body...

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