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Sami Mirza

Sami Mirza, Features Editor

Sami Mirza is a freshman from South Bend, IN. He intends to major in Communication Arts and double minor in Spanish and Arabic. Though this is his first year on staff; he has experience working as a freelance videographer and photographer for community organizations. Sami is also a member of the Islamic Cultural Association and helps run a secret underground game group that meets in broad daylight outside Kinz. When not writing, editing, or standing on the roof outside the newsroom, you can find him running, taking pictures, procrastinating, and avoiding pool noodle fights with the Science/International editor.

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[Video] OutLoud — Season 1, Episode 18: E-Street Eatery Review

April 9, 2021

A video review of a wrap, fries, and shake from E-Street Eatery in Meadville. Review by Jordan Greynolds, produced by Sami Mirza

[Video] OutLoud — Season 1, Episode 16: Performance Anxiety

April 9, 2021

Allegheny Art Galleries' latest exhibition, "Performance Anxiety," delves into the increasing digitization of our world and how that affects our lives. Story by Mohammad Mansour and Sami Mirza

Students stand in solidarity for the victims of the mass shooting in Atlanta, Georgia.

‘Stop Asian Hate’

March 26, 2021

In the wake of the Atlanta spa shootings which killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women, the Association for Asian and Asian American Awareness and the South Asian Student Society hosted a vigil...

Paintings by Taha Heydari hang in the Doane Hall of Art during the 'Performance Anxiety' exhibition.

[Photo] ‘Performance Anxiety’ explores digitization in a modern pandemic

March 26, 2021

Paintings by Taha Heydari hang in the Doane Hall of Art during the 'Performance Anxiety' exhibition.

Outloud — Season 1, Episode 15: Atlanta Vigil

March 24, 2021

To honor the victims of the Atlanta spa shootings and stand against anti-Asian racism, students gathered in the Gator Quad Tuesday evening. Story by George Ackerman and Sami Mirza

Student returns green box in Brooks Dining Hall.

[Photo] Green boxes return after year-long hiatus

March 19, 2021

Student returns green box in Brooks Dining Hall.

Saint days and shamrocks: the history behind St. Patrick’s Day

March 19, 2021

Pub crawls and shamrocks define the holiday known as St. Patrick’s Day, when beer flows like water and the Chicago River runs green. But the celebration has deep roots in Ireland’s millennia-old Catholic...

OutLoud — Season 1, Episode 14: Grounds for Change

March 12, 2021

Grounds for Change, Allegheny's student-run, sustainable coffeeshop, has reopened after almost a year closed due to the pandemic.

Students wait in a socially-distanced line at Grounds for Change on Monday. It was GFC’s first day open since it closed on March 13, 2020.

[Video] Grounds for Change reopens for first time since 2020

March 12, 2021

Stepping into the Henderson Campus Center on Monday morning, there was an unexpectedly strong smell floating through the foyer, something different yet pleasant. Coffee. Grounds for Change is serving...

OutLoud — Season 1, Episode 13: Bentley II

March 7, 2021

An update on the renovations of Bentley Hall, the oldest building on campus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project's completion has been delayed by two semesters, but is approaching completion.

A student walks in front of the east wing of Bentley Hall

Bentley completion expected in May, pandemic cited for delays

March 5, 2021

Bentley Hall has stood for almost two centuries as the symbol of Allegheny College and — for several decades — was the only building on campus. Nicholas Woronchuk, ’21, remembers the building as...

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