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Sara Holthouse

Sara Holthouse, Editor-in-Chief

Sara Holthouse is a senior from Panama, NY. This is her third year/final semester on staff, where she has previously served as news editor for the past two years. When not working on the newspaper she can be found with her friends from Dumbledore’s Army, practicing violin, writing stories or talking about her animals.

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How does one’s time as a college student come to define them?

November 12, 2020

People say that high school is supposed to be the best time of your life. I am inclined to disagree with that statement. When I graduated from high school I was one of the only people in my class who...

Allegheny finalizes rebranding campaign

October 2, 2020

Globally, colleges and universities are constantly looking for ways to attract students to visit and to eventually attend them. One of the main ways that colleges do this is through how they present and...

Music Ensembles/groups work out changes for upcoming semester due to pandemic

October 2, 2020

Across campus, departments and clubs have been forced to adapt to physical distancing and other health protocols. Allegheny’s Music Department and other musical clubs are working to find new ways to...

Mourning Ruth Bader Ginsburg after her passing on Sept. 18

September 26, 2020

It is not often that I feel a connection to a famous person that is not a fictional character. But Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of those people that I could not help but feel some sort of connection to,...

Weekend dodgeball tournament postponed until further notice

September 18, 2020

During a pandemic, everything changes on a daily basis —including Allegheny events. The dodgeball tournament originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, was postponed after President Hilary Link sent...

‘Cobra Kai’: bringing karate back

‘Cobra Kai’: bringing karate back

September 10, 2020

Strike first. Strike hard. No mercy. While I was not alive during the 1980s, ’80s movies were still constantly watched in my house. Because of this, I grew up as a huge fan of such movies, including...

The most important year of all

The most important year of all

June 9, 2020

Pandemics, murder hornets and protests, oh my. The way I see things is that when something seems like it is very bad and will never end, that is also when the most important things are happening, even...

Allegheny awarded Campus Sustainability Champions awards by PERC

May 5, 2020

Annually, the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium awards colleges and students Campus Sustainability Champions awards. This year, Allegheny won four awards, both student and non-student.  This...

Allegheny’s Incident Command Team responds to COVID-19 crisis

April 13, 2020

Following FEMA guidelines, all higher education facilities are required to have an Incident Command Team as a part of the Incident Command System, to be prepared for any large-scale incidents that may...

Disney’s “Onward” proves another instant Disney classic

Disney’s “Onward” proves another instant Disney classic

April 13, 2020

Two brothers, one mother, a deceased father — the quest of a lifetime. Despite my house’s terrible WiFi that made watching Disney+ without buffering impossible, during this pandemic my mom and I decided...

Holthouse Dairy where I find the most peace in this uncertain time.

Look on the bright side

April 4, 2020

Everywhere around the world, this is a very stressful time. Even if one doesn’t have the COVID-19 virus or know someone with it, they are affected in some way. Specifically for me, as a college student...

Allegheny College Community comes together during pandemic

April 4, 2020

In the midst of the country and the world being in the middle of a pandemic and on lockdown, the Allegheny community has been working to make the transition to remote learning as easy as possible during...

David Roach, ’21, presents his opening statements during the ASG presidential debate at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the Henderson Campus Center lobby.

ASG prepares for upcoming year with annual President/Vice President Debate

March 6, 2020

Citizens across the United States watched the presidential primaries of Super Tuesday unfold this week. Election season is in full swing at Allegheny as well, with four students currently running for president...

Allegheny receives award for being first PA college, 8th in US to reach carbon neutrality

March 6, 2020

After a period of 15 years and with a commitment spanning the terms of three different Allegheny presidents, Allegheny has achieved its goal of being carbon neutral in 2020 — the first college in Pennsylvania...

Campus conversation: Talking with ‘Hamilton’ performer, visiting speaker Clark

February 28, 2020

Performer Bryan Terrell Clark visited Allegheny College’s campus as a part of his current speaking tour to give a lecture titled, “Finding Your Purpose: From Baltimore to Broadway’s Hamilton,”...

Bryan Terrell Clark talks to students about finding one’s purpose at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in the Vukovich Center for the Arts.

History Has Its Eyes on You: Bryan Terrell Clark visits campus to talk to students about finding their purpose

February 27, 2020

History has its eyes on you, even if you have not played George Washington in Hamilton on Broadway. Bryan Terrell Clark, who filled the role of George Washington in the famous Broadway musical in 2017,...

Farr Curlin gives lecture on how religion intertwines with medicine

February 21, 2020

Certain things in this world fit well together in a way people do not always truly realize — religion and medicine are two of these things. Just how well medicine and religion intertwine was the subject...

Ask farmers: Rely on experts for information, not Google

February 21, 2020

I think in this day and age, it’s safe to say that most people love movies. And part of being a fan of certain movies is watching to see how they do at the annual Oscars celebration. The 2019-’20...

ASG’s newest cabinet post experiences changes

February 13, 2020

For the 2019-’20 academic year, Allegheny Student Government added the director of community relations position to its cabinet. Since then, the post has changed hands.  At the beginning of the fall...

For better or worse, Britain decides to leave EU

February 7, 2020

At 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, the world turned upside down. Well, Britain’s world anyway. After months of decisions and votes, Britain officially left the European Union after being a part of it since...

‘Little Women’ shows fun changes to a classic story

February 7, 2020

A little less than a year ago, I had hardly even heard of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.”  All I knew was it’s an old book, considered a classic and that my roommate had a tradition of reading...

James B. Basinger presents his plans for emergency preparedness while applying for job as director of public safety on Oct. 3, 2019, in Pelletier Library.

After having no Public Safety Director for three years, James Basinger steps into the role

February 6, 2020

Allegheny has been without a full-time director of public safety for three years — last semester they filled the post. James B. Basinger was hired at the end of the Fall 2019 semester. He officially...

Wendy’s shooting in Edinboro, PA takes life of employee

January 30, 2020

A 22-year-old man died after a shooting at a Wendy’s in Edinboro, a town that lies approximately 20 miles from Meadville, on Saturday, Jan. 25.  After an attempted robbery which resulted in the death...


Students and faculty on campus work to increase workers’ rights

January 30, 2020

After two incidents involving workers’ rights on campus — not being paid the correct holiday pay on Labor Day and having their hours decreased — a group of students has come together to add a line...

Methodist churches across the United States fly LGBTQ pride flags to show support for members of the LGBTQ community in church congregations.

With new developments over winter break and the beginning of a new semester, Allegheny continues to discuss plans regarding United Methodist Church

January 23, 2020

For months, the United Methodist Church’s decision to uphold the Traditional Plan in March 2019 has been a prominent discussion on campus — the plan would exclude members of the LGBTQ community from...

Allegheny Student Government prepares for its weekly general assembly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 in the Henderson Campus Center room 301/302.

ASG welcomes Binnington as guest speaker at general assembly, discusses decisions being made regarding affiliation with Methodist Church

November 21, 2019

The packed 301/302 room went in tandem with the packed budget at Allegheny Student Government’s latest general assembly meeting.  ASG welcomed Dean of Curriculum and Registrar Ian Binnington to discuss...

Friends, family and the Allegheny community fill the room to remember the life of Professor Emeritus Scott Wissinger at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Ford Memorial Chapel.

Community, friends, and family gather to remember Wissinger

November 14, 2019

No one knows the full extent of the legacy they will leave behind or the number of lives that they touched while on Earth. For Professor Emeritus of Biology and Environmental Science Scott Wissinger, that...

Allegheny Student Government votes on the funds for the Wise Center Renovations during general assembly on Tuesday Nov. 5, 2019.

ASG approves $8,000 for Wise Center Renovation

November 7, 2019

Announcements and decisions were made as tensions rose during Allegheny Student Government’s weekly general assembly meeting. Since there was no guest speaker, general assembly began with cabinet reports...

Professor of Physics James C. Lombardi Jr. talks to visiting family members of students before his lecture on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Wible Planetarium.

Touring the Universe: Lombardi discusses space during lecture

November 7, 2019

As a member of the Allegheny College community, where does one fit into the universe? This question was explored by Chair of the Physics Department and Professor of Physics James C. Lombardi, Jr. Lombardi...

Allegheny seeks to update public marketing message

October 31, 2019

A process that happens every so often at Allegheny that many might not be aware of is the administration looking at the way the college presents itself to the world.  A college’s marketing message...

University of Arizona Professor Robert Glennon gives his lecture, titled Eating Lettuce: Is it Safe? on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in Ford Memorial Chapel.

Robert Glennon visits campus for a second time, gives lecture on safety of lettuce

October 24, 2019

Ever since the outbreak of E. coli caused by romaine lettuce in 2017, the safety of eating lettuce has been a concern in the United States. This concern is reflected in a new research project being done...

ASG holds longer than normal general assembly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019.

justin adkins presents new strategy on community standards to ASG

October 24, 2019

Allegheny Student Government’s general assembly meeting lasting for over an hour was not the only unusual occurrence Tuesday night.  ASG held its weekly general assembly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday,...

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...

James B. Basinger presents his plans for Emergency Preparedness for the college on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in the Pelletier Library Collaboratory.

Allegheny finalizes three candidates for director of public safety

October 10, 2019

Allegheny College has been without a director of public safety since last year — now, Allegheny is looking at three final candidates  that may be the right fit for the position. Three candidates for...

Allegheny Student Government welcomes Trae Yeckley as guest speaker at its general assembly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 in the Henderson Campus Center.

ASG welcomes Yeckley as guest speaker, talks crisis line

October 3, 2019

Occasionally, Allegheny Student Government welcomes faculty guest speakers to talk to attendees of its weekly general assembly meeting. This week’s guest speaker was Director of the Counseling and Personal...

Max Kade Foundation Writer-in-Residence Asmus Trautsch discusses German literature’s ability to spread awareness on climate change during his lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in the Pelletier Library Collaboratory.

Trautsch delivers lecture on how German literature affects climate change

September 26, 2019

Every year, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages invites a Max Kade Foundation Writer-in-Residence to campus to teach a short course and deliver a reading from the writer’s selected works....

Allegheny receives grant for citizen science research

September 19, 2019

Citizen science is a term that may not be familiar to some, but it is the main focus of a new research project led by Benjamin Haywood, assistant professor of environmental science and sustainability,...

Five first-year senators are sworn into office during the Allegheny Student Government meeting on Sept. 17, 2019, in the Henderson Campus Center.

ASG discusses climate strikes, cost of textbooks

September 19, 2019

Allegheny Student Government welcomed new faces during Tuesday’s general assembly meeting. Beginning at 7:01 p.m., ASG swore in the senators for the class of 2023 on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Henderson...

Allegheny receives grant for citizen science research

September 19, 2019

Citizen science is a term that may not be familiar to some, but it is the main focus of a new research project led by Benjamin Haywood, assistant professor of environmental science and sustainability,...

Members of Allegheny Student Government prepare for the weekly general assembly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 10, 2019 in the Henderson Campus Center room 301/302.

Allegheny Student Government discusses town collaboration, first year elections, and mental health on campus

September 13, 2019

From the upcoming first-year elections and use of green to-go boxes to mental health on campus, a variety of subjects came into  discussion in Allegheny Student Government’s weekly general assembly...

24/7 Crisis Line Introduced for all Allegheny Students

September 6, 2019

The newest initiative on Allegheny College’s campus involving student mental health and overall wellness is the recently-introduced 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line. The crisis line was developed over...

David Roach 21, and Brandon Zabo, 22, hand out information and candy to students interested in joining Allegheny Student Government on Aug. 29, 2019.

ASG cabinet members begin plans for year

August 30, 2019

The beginning of every academic year brings a new start not only to classes, but to clubs and organizations across campus. One campus organization adjusting to these new year changes is Allegheny Student...

Link begins college term as first female president

August 23, 2019

The beginning of every school year brings new faces to Allegheny College’s campus — though it is rare that one of those new faces is the school’s president. Hilary L. Link, former dean of Temple...

Associate Professor of French Briana Lewis describes her fears of entering into the world of creating a podcast during a lecture on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

From fiction to reality

April 18, 2019

Another day, another destiny. Telling the story of how she decided to become a podcaster and the fears and uncertainties that came with that, Brianna Lewis, associate professor of French, concluded the...

Doctors Warren, Dixon, and Reverend Wilson set to receive honorary degrees at this year’s commencement

April 4, 2019

A global leader in the LGBTQ Christian community, a representative of private universities and a Meadville community member and educator will all join Allegheny’s seniors at their upcoming commencement...

Methodist-affiliated schools feel impacts of United Methodist Church decision against inclusion of LGBTQ community

March 7, 2019

After the United Methodist Church held its General Conference a week ago and decided against allowing members of the LGBTQ community to be included in certain church rites, Methodist affiliated schools...

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman speaks to audience members about the legalization of marijuanna in Pennsylvania on a visit to campus. Fetterman spoke in Schultz Banquet Hall Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.

Fetterman visits Allegheny to hear community opinions on the legalization of recreational marijuana

March 7, 2019

If a member of Crawford County has strong opinions about whether or not recreational marijuana should be legalized, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is prepared to listen. Fetterman came to campus as part of his...

Compostable paper products appear in Brooks for a week after dishwasher breaks down

February 21, 2019

Students who ate at Brooks Dining Hall any time during the week of Feb. 10, found the dining hall full of paper, compostable products instead of silverware, plates and glasses that are normally found under...

Rodolfo Guzman and Kristina Bogdanov talk to faculty and students about their work and experiences during a panel Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.

Border Crossings Panel in conjunction with Challenging Borders art exhibit focuses on memory and real life stories from immigrants

February 21, 2019

For artists Kristina Bogdanov and Rodolfo Guzman, memory and space are key themes that influence their artwork — pieces that illustrate immigrant experiences and journeys. The Border Crossings panel...

Allegheny begins to improve focus on first-year experience

February 14, 2019

Allegheny’s Board of Trustees participated in a study with the Gardner Institute, helping them to find answers about why Allegheny is not retaining students as much as the college has in the past. The...

Mathematics department plans to integrate precalculus, calculus courses to make student schedules easier

February 7, 2019

The Department of Mathematics is planning to propose changes to the current precalculus and calculus courses at its upcoming curriculum committee meeting, which includes merging courses into two different...

Title IX office seeks to inform students, introduces new programs including bystander training and Brown Bag Lunch Conversations

January 31, 2019

Allegheny’s Title IX Office is taking steps to be more transparent and informative for students — promoting what their employees do and what role they play in Title IX processes. Every Title IX case...

Allegheny closes all offices due to frigid winter temperatures

January 31, 2019

For the first time since the 1970s, Allegheny College closed its offices due to frigid winter temperatures. After sending out a campus-wide email at 9:33 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, officially announcing the...

Mullen reflects on time at Allegheny

Mullen reflects on time at Allegheny

January 24, 2019

President James Mullen has been a familiar face for students and faculty alike over his 11 years as president of Allegheny College, but now it has come to his last semester before retirement. Mullen...

ASG appoints two new members to the College Committees Council, discusses refillable water stations

November 29, 2018

Though the weather remained dreary outside, it did not damper Allegheny Student Government’s weekly general assembly meeting Tuesday night, when two open spots on the College Committees Council were...

ASG welcomes Ford to give presentation onTitle IX.

Allegheny Student Government officially swears in Ferrante as new chief of staff, welcomes Ford, Dukes and Thompson to meeting

November 15, 2018

Allegheny Student Government’s meeting was busy with activity as it swore in its new chief of staff, discussed esports coming to Allegheny and received a presentation on Title IX. Gilly Ford, Title...

ASG welcomes Assistant Dean of Student Conduct Hall

November 8, 2018

Continuing its discussion and planning after the September student protests, Allegheny Student Government welcomed Joe Hall to its general assembly meeting. ASG invited Hall, assistant dean of student...

Allegheny Student Government experiences changes

November 1, 2018

John Fazio, ’19, officially announced his resignation as Allegheny Student Government’s chief of staff at the general assembly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 30, and arrangements have already been made for...

Provost and Dean of the College Ron Cole attended ASG’s general assembly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018.

Provost Cole speaks to ASG, Chief of Staff Fazio steps down, to be officially replaced by Ferrante

November 1, 2018

Allegheny Student Government’s general assembly meeting brought new changes and information to cabinet members, senators and constituents. ASG welcomed Provost and Dean of the College Ron Cole to speak...

Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey speaks to Allegheny students Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in the Henderson Campus Center. Casey encouraged students to vote this November.

Sen. Casey encourages students to vote on campus visit

October 25, 2018

With Election Day approaching, senators are traveling throughout their home states and encouraging people to vote. Sen. Bob Casey paid a visit to Allegheny’s campus as one stop on his re-election campaign. Hosted...

Allegheny Student Government participates in the energy challenge, returns to conversations about sexual assault

October 18, 2018

It was Tuesday night and the lights were low. Allegheny Student Government took part in the annual October campus-wide energy challenge by turning off the lights to conserve electricity during its weekly...

Pennsylvania candidates visit Allegheny

October 18, 2018

With a meet and greet hosted by the Allegheny College Democrats, voters were able to put a face to the names of two candidates — John Fetterman and Sue Mulvey. College Dems has worked to spread awareness...

DART webinar prepares students for social justice career

September 27, 2018

Allegheny’s Career Education section of The Gateway scheduled a webinar for interested students with the nonprofit, grassroots, congregation-based community organization DART, or the Direct Action and...

ASG welcomes new dean, discusses communication

September 27, 2018

Allegheny Student Government gathered for its regular general assembly meeting, while also welcoming Dean of Students, April Thompson as a guest speaker and discussing how to better communicate with students. ASG...

ASG swears in a new class, discusses campus updates

September 20, 2018

Allegheny Student Government swore in senators for the class of 2022 during its general assembly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Henderson Campus Center. The class of 2022 officers consist...

Allegheny Student Government held its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. ASG swore in class proxies and discussed the upcoming elections.

ASG discusses first-year elections

September 13, 2018

Allegheny Student Government swore in their new proxies and discussed their current finances, constitutions and diversity at their latest general assembly meeting in the Henderson Campus Center Tuesday,...

ASG talks goals, elections, preparations for 2018-19

September 6, 2018

On the third floor of the Henderson Campus Center, Allegheny Student Government held its first official general assembly meeting of the 2018-19 session Tuesday night, Sept. 4. ASG held an informal meeting...

Volunteers helped first-year students move into Baldwin Hall on North Main Street Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, as Welcome Weekend began.

Class of 2022 brings new faces

August 30, 2018
“You’re not only joining the Allegheny family, but mine as well,” Allegheny President James Mullen said. Mullen then encouraged students to meet different people for the first time as “that is the core of what college is all about.”

ASG introduces new members, discuss changes

August 30, 2018

During an informal general assembly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 29, Allegheny Student Government discussed changes to its communications, a potential change to first-year senate election dates and the organization’s...

Office renovations, relocations on campus

August 23, 2018

As Bentley Hall prepares for renovation and Reis Hall empties out this academic year, the previous occupants have found new homes in the Henderson Campus Center, Schultz Hall and Murray Hall, while a move...

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