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Sami Mirza, Editor-in-Chief

Sami Mirza is a junior from many different places. He is majoring in International Studies with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa and minor in Journalism in the Public Interest. This is his third year on staff and his first in the EIC position; last year he worked on News, and the year before, Features. When not writing, shooting, or editing for The Campus, Sami can be found working part-time for the Chatham Star-Tribune, working on classwork, or playing video games.

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Midweek electric fault resets power

January 27, 2023

Allegheny College briefly lost power just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, with lights and electronics shutting down and then powering right back on across campus. The college’s internet remained...

College President Ron Cole, 87, looks on as ASG President Veronica Green, 23, speaks during the joint session.

ASG holds joint session with college cabinet

December 14, 2022

The Allegheny Student Government met in joint session with the cabinet of college President Ron Cole, '87, for the final General Assembly of the year Tuesday night. The two groups sat for over an hour...

ASG OKs Krampus funds

December 9, 2022

The Allegheny Student Government held its shortest General Assembly of the year Tuesday, Dec. 6, clocking in at just 23 minutes gavel-to-gavel — though the short length did not make the meeting any less...

CUTCO’s “Santoku-Style Signature Set,” which currently retails for $2,143 on the company’s website.

Career Ed. markets Vector sales jobs

December 9, 2022

Allegheny students could be working a part-time sales position with Vector Marketing over the winter break, according to an email from the college’s Career Education team on Tuesday, Nov. 29,. “Alum,...

op to bottom: Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Heather Moore Roberson, Provost Angela Haddad and President Ron Cole, ’87, cheer during the free-throw contest.

[Photo] Students dominate in basketball friendly vs. staff, 77-51

December 9, 2022

op to bottom: Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Heather Moore Roberson, Provost Angela Haddad and President Ron Cole, ’87, cheer during the free-throw contest.

The student government who cried wolf

December 9, 2022
Sometimes, the best thing to do is not to say what you believe, but what you know.
The now-dormant food-forest is located next to the Carrden and Carr Hall.

[Photo] “Food Forest” celebrates its first harvest

November 18, 2022

The now-dormant food-forest is located next to the Carrden and Carr Hall.

ASG holds moment of silence for Danielle Duncan

November 18, 2022

The Allegheny Student Government honored Danielle Duncan, discussed shared governance and set satirical publication The Krampus on the road to ASG recognition at their General Assembly on Tuesday, Nov....

College confirms ban against Bocchi’s return to campus

November 18, 2022

Is Matthew Bocchi, ’13, banned from campus? The answer, it would seem, is yes. In an email statement to The Campus responding to a Nov. 4 article on an alleged ban against Bocchi, Vice President of...

Fatal traffic collision on I-79 takes student’s life

November 12, 2022

An Allegheny College student was killed in a collision on Interstate 79 Friday night, according to a Saturday afternoon email from the college to the campus community. “We write to share the tragic...

Former employee alleges discrimination in lawsuit

November 11, 2022

A former Allegheny College employee has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the institution, alleging that her firing in October 2021 was discriminatory and retaliatory. The Boston office of HKM...

Cole talks student experience at ASG

November 11, 2022

President Ron Cole, ’87, addressed the Allegheny Student Government at their weekly General Assembly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8. As a part of their regular business, ASG voted to approve the college’s...

Reis Hall, as seen from Brooks Walk. The hall was initally constructed in the early 20th century to serve as the college’s library.

[Photo] Reis renovation, future projects accelerated by state funding

November 11, 2022

Reis Hall, as seen from Brooks Walk. The hall was initally constructed in the early 20th century to serve as the college’s library.

Alumnus and former employee speaks on campus ban

Alumnus and former employee speaks on campus ban

November 4, 2022

It has been more than a year since Matthew Bocchi, ’13, returned to campus to attend the rededication of Bentley Hall. He is among dozens of donors recognized on a plaque in the building’s entryway,...

ASG talks Roe v. Wade, retention

November 4, 2022

The Allegheny Student Government passed a resolution in support of codifying Roe v. Wade into law nationwide at their weekly General Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 1, appending ASG’s name to a petition started...

Cole takes one for Allegheny’s teams at SAAC Field Day

October 28, 2022

At exactly 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, two pies made direct contact with the face of President Ron Cole, ’87, sending whipped cream and pie crust flying across the Gator Quad. “It was a double...

ASG speaks about Wi-Fi issues, debates airfare policy

October 28, 2022

The Allegheny Student Government discussed disruptions in the college WiFi and took steps to amend its Financial Guidelines at their General Assembly on Tuesday, Oct. 25. In response to a question from...

Reis hall faces renovation plans, Stinson announces

October 28, 2022

Allegheny College will receive a $2 million grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to help renovate Reis Hall and construct a new home for the Center for Business and Economics, State Senator Michele...

Dean for Student Success Ian Binnington (left) races Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematics Craig Dodge (right) in the “Bungee Run” at the all-campus gathering on Friday, Oct. 21.

[Photo] ‘We are the new founders’: Gators gather over social weekend

October 28, 2022

Dean for Student Success Ian Binnington (left) races Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematics Craig Dodge (right) in the “Bungee Run” at the all-campus gathering on Friday, Oct. 21.

Emmet Fluharty, ’26, wets his swimming cap minutes before jumping into the water during practice on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Swim and Dive team members, coach preview season

October 23, 2022

Allegheny’s swim and dive teams opened their regular season on Friday, Oct. 21 with a home meet against the Washington and Jefferson Presidents. The event was hosted in the Mellon Pool at the Wise Center...

ASG hosts class deans

October 21, 2022

The Allegheny Student Government approved funds to kickstart a food bank for students, spoke with the Class Deans about stronger support for students with mental health issues and provided an update on...

An Energy Challenge update from the first week of the event on an entrance to Walker Hall.

[Photo] 12th Energy Challenge underway

October 21, 2022

An Energy Challenge update from the first week of the event on an entrance to Walker Hall.

A protestor holds an image of Calamar CEO Ken Franasiak during a protest in Wheatfield, NY, on Oct. 12.

Meadville residents protest rent hikes

October 21, 2022

Dozens of Meadville residents, including an Allegheny College professor and student, protested rent hikes outside the Wheatfield, New York, offices of real-estate developer Calamar on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The...

Men’s tennis win final match against Behrend

October 14, 2022

The men’s tennis team wrapped up their fall season — three non-conference dual matches and a pair of tournaments — on Oct. 6 with a 9-0 victory over Penn State Behrend. The win comes on the heels...

Left to right: Mila Anderson, ’25, Emma Chambers, ’24, and India McCruter, ’24, celebrating after scoring a point during their home game versus Geneva.

[Photo] Volleyball amass seven game win streak

October 14, 2022

Left to right: Mila Anderson, ’25, Emma Chambers, ’24, and India McCruter, ’24, celebrating after scoring a point during their home game versus Geneva.

Rachel Pieto, ’23, signs up for Allegheny’s chapter of the Food Recovery Network during tabling hosted by London Dejarnette, ’24, on Friday, Oct. 7.

Food recovery reborn

October 14, 2022

Most food produced by Allegheny College’s kitchens winds up in students’ stomachs. What is not eaten by the end of the day is thrown into the college’s compost system and recycled into the Carr Hall...

Water leaks through a large gap in the ceiling of the newly renovated room 184A in Walker Hall.

Steam leak evacuates Walker Hall

October 14, 2022

Residents of Walker Hall exited their building in response to a fire alarm on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 6. However, as students on the first floor returned to their rooms, they noticed something not...

Sydney

[Photo] Sydney Emerson

September 20, 2021

Interim Dean of Students Trae Yeckley speaks to ASG about the current status of the Counseling and Personal Development Center during the General Assembly on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

ASG hears CPDC, Middle States updates at GA

October 5, 2022

The Allegheny Student Government heard updates regarding the Counseling and Personal Development Center and the college’s reaccreditation process and swore in two new senators at their General Assembly...

Trevon Worship, 23, rushing through the Yellow Jacket defense. Worship rushed for a career high 201 yards.

[Photo] Blue and Gold weekend is a touchdown with football win

October 4, 2022

Trevon Worship, '23, rushing through the Yellow Jacket defense. Worship rushed for a career high 201 yards.

Cole steps in front of the camera during a welcome reception for incoming IDEAS Center Director Lisa Nicole Smith — visible in the background — on Monday, Sept. 26.

Where’s Ron?

September 30, 2022

President Ron Cole, ’87, has been spotted at a number of campus events since assuming the presidency last week. Some of these events, like listening sessions in the Henderson Campus Center and Grounds...

The Loop: how it left and how it may return

September 30, 2022

At the Allegheny Student Government’s opening General Assembly on Aug. 30, ASG President Veronica Green, ’23, announced that the Loop — a partnership between ASG and the local Crawford Area Transportation...

The audience celebrates after Brady Napolean, ’25, scores the game-sealing goal for men’s soccer in the second half of their 4-2 win over Westminster College on Saturday, Sept. 24.

[Photo] Blue and Gold weekend lifts community spirit

September 30, 2022

The audience celebrates after Brady Napolean, ’25, scores the game-sealing goal for men’s soccer in the second half of their 4-2 win over Westminster College on Saturday, Sept. 24.

President Ron Cole, ’87, speaks to students during the Sept. 22 listening session.

[Photo] President Cole hosts open student sessions

September 30, 2022

President Ron Cole, ’87, speaks to students during the Sept. 22 listening session.

ASG denounces racist comment

September 30, 2022

The Allegheny Student Government addressed a racist comment posted online against a cabinet member, discussed filling seats on the college’s shared governance committees and talked about their new financial...

Mandatory fun: ‘Doom’ and the doom of relaxation

September 30, 2022

What is the best single-player videogame? Ask any decently-experienced gamer and they’ll probably rattle off a handful of must-have games, many with deep and engaging storylines. Names like “Portal,”...

Interim President Ron Cole, 87, speaks with students during a public session in the Campus Center lobby on Thursday, Sept. 22.

[Photo] With President Cole, we can recover

September 23, 2022

Interim President Ron Cole, '87, speaks with students during a public session in the Campus Center lobby on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Cliff Weaver, 25, laces a free kick into Case Western Reserve territory during the second half of their game on Sept. 17 at Robertson Athletic Complex.

[Photo] Men’s soccer takes aim at PAC with new coach

September 23, 2022

Cliff Weaver, '25, laces a free kick into Case Western Reserve territory during the second half of their game on Sept. 17 at Robertson Athletic Complex.

Acting President of Allegheny College Ron Cole, ’87, and former President Hilary Link at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Watershed Conservation Research Center on May 8. At the time, Cole was serving as Provost and Dean of the College.

[Photo] Link leaves midweek

September 23, 2022

Acting President of Allegheny College Ron Cole, ’87, and former President Hilary Link at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Watershed Conservation Research Center on May 8. At the time, Cole was serving...

SLE reinforces alcohol policy

September 23, 2022

Leaders of student organizations across campus received a pair of emails in the opening weeks of the semester about that ubiquitous element of college life: alcohol. Interim Dean of Students Trae Yeckley...

Runners begin the second of two laps in memory of Eliza Fletcher, 34, a Memphis teacher who was kidnapped and killed while on a run in the early hours of Friday, Sept. 2.

Finishing strong

September 16, 2022

As Allegheny’s cross country squad finished up their stretches on the track at Frank B. Fuhrer Field Monday afternoon, they were joined by members of Allegheny’s field hockey team, the men’s soccer...

ASG talks plastic use, reopens budgets

September 16, 2022

At its weekly General Assembly Tuesday evening, the Allegheny Student Government discussed issues with the Green Box system and sustainability within the dining service, voted to reopen club budget hearings,...

A graph showing total budget (solid black), the revenue from the Student Activity Fee (dashed red) and the balance of the surplus fund (dotted blue). All data was provided by Allegheny College.

ASG budget twice as large as estimated

September 9, 2022

The Allegheny Student Government will be working with a budget twice as large as previously thought, in what will be the body’s second largest amount of available funds since at least the 2016-17 academic...

Shi

Shi files federal discrimination charge

September 9, 2022

Former Associate Professor of Chinese Xiaoling Shi has filed a “charge of discrimination” against Allegheny College with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the circumstances...

ASG President Veronica Green, ’23, swears in five new members of the cabinet at the close of the weekly ASG General Assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The apponts are, from left to right: Director of Treasury Adriana Solis, ’23, Director of Sustainability Haley Hersh, ’23, Chief of Staff Ray Colabowalla, ’25, Parliamentarian Ankitha Pamula, ’24, and Director of Organizational Development Kori Bower, ’23.

ASG fills out cabinet with GA votes

September 9, 2022

At its weekly General Assembly on Tuesday, the Allegheny Student Government welcomed two new senators and approved five new cabinet members, in addition to approving two new clubs for their first round...

Elijah Roberson, 13, son of Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Heather Moore Roberson, high-fives David Babb, ’25, as the team runs out of the locker room for the second half.

[Photo] Football falls short of comeback on Community Day

September 9, 2022

Elijah Roberson, 13, son of Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Heather Moore Roberson, high-fives David Babb, ’25, as the team runs out of the locker room for the second half.

Field hockey opens with four-win hot streak

September 9, 2022

The Allegheny Women’s Field Hockey team are in the process of making history, as they have gotten off to their hottest start since the beginning of the program, seizing 19 goals and three shutouts en...

Fiji hosts blood drive with Red Cross

Fiji hosts blood drive with Red Cross

September 9, 2022

Schultz Banquet Hall hosted an unusual sight on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 6. In the middle of the banquet hall, comfortable-looking leather beds were surrounded by medical equipment and defended...

Allegheny Trustee John Sutphen, ’78, with President Hilary Link in an April 2022 photo provided by the college.

Mens basketball’s head coaching position endowed

September 2, 2022

With a $1 million gift, Allegheny Trustee John Sutphen, ’78, and Jaime Sutphen, ’79, have endowed the head coaching position for Allegheny’s men’s basketball team. The donation, announced via...

ASG: ‘Trend of discrimination’

September 2, 2022

In their opening General Assembly of the academic year, Allegheny Student Government discussed allegations of discrimination against members of the college administration and faculty, passed new financial...

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...

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