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Sofia Hassan

Sofia Hassan, Features Editor

Sofia Hassan is a second-year student from New Castle, Pennsylvania. She plans to major in English Creative Writing and minor in Middle East and North African Studies. This is her second year on staff, having served as a news editor in the spring 2022 semester. In addition to her obligations for the newspaper, Sofia is an ASG senator for the Class of 2025 and (at the time of writing) will soon be having her own WARC radio show on Sunday nights. She also attends meetings for Overkill, the campus literary magazine, as well as for the Allegheny Review, the college's international literary journal. When she isn't experimenting with fonts for headlines and trying to make Features look as fun as possible, she's probably listening to music, walking around campus, or daydreaming about studying abroad.
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Workshop series to teach students about financial literacy

September 30, 2022

According to a recent survey conducted by “Inside Higher Ed” and College Pulse, 77.5% of the undergraduate students who participated will face student loan debt after they graduate. Twenty percent...

Cozy crafts, cozy atmosphere: all about Allegheny Knitting Club

September 16, 2022

The private dining room in McKinley’s Food Court has been known to hold dining committee meetings in the past, as well as lunchtime gatherings for a variety of groups on campus. Laughter, chewing and...

Clubs, SLI talk student involvement fair

Clubs, SLI talk student involvement fair

September 2, 2022

With the start of a new semester comes new classes — and new extracurriculars. There are few opportunities more ideal or more concentrated than the annual Involvement Fair. This year, the fair took...

ASG appoints cabinet members at last General Assembly of the year

May 13, 2022

Allegheny Student Government commenced the final general assembly of the year at 7:36 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, in room 301/302 of the Henderson Campus Center. Director of Treasury Olivia Brophy, ’23,...

Green SOCS, Bednar talk energy disparities

May 12, 2022

The Green Students of Color Society met with Arizona State University Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow Dominc Bednar over Google Meet on Thursday, May 5, to discuss energy equity and energy justice. “My...

Campus faculty adviser, alumna, earn Keystone Media Awards

‘Campus’ faculty adviser, alumna, earn Keystone Media Awards

May 6, 2022

Two of Allegheny’s own journalists snagged awards. The annual professional Keystone Media Awards are meant to identify “journalism that consistently provides relevance, integrity, and initiative in...

ASG discusses logistics of Blue and Gold Weekend at general assembly

May 6, 2022

Allegheny Student Government featured a guest speaker at this week’s general assembly, which commenced on Zoom at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3. Vice President Sophie Adams, ’22, introduced Associate Vice...

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.

College bid for Meadville city liquor license tabled by City Council

April 28, 2022

First on the Meadville City Council’s agenda during its convening on Thursday, April 21, was a public hearing regarding the proposed transfer of a liquor license from West Mead Township to the city of...

ASG hears Class of 2025’s initiatives

April 28, 2022

Allegheny Student Government began this week’s general assembly at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26. The assembly was held virtually via Zoom. Treasurer Olivia Brophy, ’23, said that club...

Rudra Schultz-Ray, ’23, speaks about his childhood experience in his talk, “Growing up white.”

GatorCon invites students, staff to stage

April 22, 2022

Public speaking on a college campus is primarily limited to classrooms and academic subjects, but it does not have to be. A lineup of nine individuals in the Allegheny College community, from students...

ASG winds down club voting

April 22, 2022

Allegheny Student Government began this week’s general assembly at 7:31 p.m. in room 301/302 of the Henderson Campus Center. Director of Communications and Press Ryder Sullivan, ’23, announced that...

SLE hosts ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ screening to increase student engagement

April 15, 2022

It currently stands as Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing movie ever. It earned the third-best Christmas box office in history. It is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with over 400 critic reviews and...

ASG approves recreational green space budget

April 15, 2022

Allegheny Student Government commenced this week’s general assembly at 7:31 p.m. in room 301/302 of the Henderson Campus Center. As Director of Finance Olivia Brophy, ’23, outlined, finance requests...

ASG appoints new treasurer

April 7, 2022

Allegheny Student Government has a new treasurer for the remainder of the semester. ASG’s weekly general assembly began on Tuesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in room 301/302 of the Henderson Campus Center. President...

ASG candidates talk DEI, sustainability and administration relations at presidential debate

ASG candidates talk DEI, sustainability and administration relations at presidential debate

March 28, 2022

Constituents filled the seats of the Quigley Auditorium to hear presidential candidates Veronica Green, ’23, and Peter Alegre, ’23, answer questions regarding their platforms alongside their running...

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

Weekly community writing space established in Pelletier Collaboratory

March 11, 2022

Students interested in working on their writing in the company of other writers now have a space to do so. A weekly community writing space for students began on Sunday, Feb. 27, and is available in the...

ASG meets with Stolar and Foxman of SLE Office

March 11, 2022

This week, Allegheny Student Government’s General Assembly featured two guest speakers from the Student Leadership & Engagement office: Eric Stoler, student life coordinator, and Jennifer Foxman,...

ASG hears proposal for ‘Fishing Club’

March 3, 2022

Allegheny Student Government commenced this week’s General Assembly at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in room 301/302 of the Henderson Campus Center. Director of Finance Lucas Biniewski, ’23, reported...

Sasha Shafran, 25, addresses the demonstrators in front of the Henderson Campus Center

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

February 26, 2022

Despite the snow and frigid temperatures, large numbers of students, staff, administrators and faculty alike stood in solidarity outside the Henderson Campus Center at noon on Friday, Feb. 25. Students...

Primary season: three tickets launch bids for ASG presidency

Primary season: three tickets launch bids for ASG presidency

February 24, 2022

Election season has begun to select a new Allegheny Student Government president and vice president. After students registered their candidacy via a Google Form, candidates had to “submit a platform...

Elections timeline (per ASG election guidelines document)

ASG talks financial reports, new dining features

February 24, 2022

Allegheny Student Government began this week’s General Assembly at 7:31 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, in room 301/302 of the Henderson Campus Center. Director of Finance Lucas Biniewski, ’23, said that...

Cole enters room 301/302 of the Campus Center prior to the General Assembly. This was the third Assembly that Cole attended about the Academic Program Review and his new staffing plan.

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

February 4, 2022

Update: On Feb. 5 President Link announced that the board of trustees unanimously approved the plan. This story has also been updated to include Provost Cole's response to the approval. This week’s...

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...

Brooks opens for dinner on Jan 26. With the all-you-can-eat system, students cannot use their Green Boxes at the tables, unlike what was commonplace before.

Snowstorm, staff shortage, and all-you-can-eat: campus dining post-winter break

January 28, 2022

On Monday, Jan. 17, students tapped through their Instagram stories to come across a series of story posts from the Parkhurst-run @alleghenydining account: Pastasciutta, the all-mobile pasta station at...

Kevin Kovalycsik, the new Chief of Staff of Allegheny College.

Kovalycsik hired as new Chief of Staff

November 11, 2021

President Hilary Link’s senior staff has a new member. On Oct. 18, Kevin Kovalycsik took over as chief of staff of Allegheny College. He will join the other members of Link’s cabinet, and his duties...

“You” season three: convoluted charisma

November 5, 2021

Editor’s note: Content warning: discussion of themes of substance abuse, domestic abuse, sexual assault, stalking, murder and suicide. This article contains spoilers.    The Netflix series...

The National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates, created by the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center, consists of surveys on race for undergraduate students, faculty, and staff. These anonymous and confidential surveys are then used by the given college’s administration to improve the racial climate on their campus.

NCAC to collect data on racial climate

November 4, 2021

Students across campus checked their emails on Oct. 25 to find a message from Kristin Dukes, Dean for Institutional Diversity at the College, informing them of an upcoming anonymous survey that they would...

Members of the greater Meadville community gather under and around the gazebo in Diamond Park on Oct. 16 prior to volunteering.

Making a difference, rain or shine

October 22, 2021

Rainy weather was not enough to stop a turnout of volunteers on Saturday, Oct. 16, in Diamond Park for Allegheny College’s annual Make a Difference Day. Volunteer groups and individual volunteers alike...

Stephanie Lang, general manager of Parkhurst Dining at Allegheny College, speaks to students during the Dining Committee meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Students speak at Dining Committee, Lang outlines changes

October 7, 2021

The Allegheny Dining Committee met on Tuesday, Sept. 28 in the private dining room at McKinley’s Food Court. Students and the four faculty members in attendance enjoyed complimentary pizza from Hot Tomato...

Baldwin Lounge, where the first-year candidates addressed their class at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12.

First-year ASG senatorial race gets underway

September 17, 2021

The first-year Allegheny Student Government senate election speeches took place in the Baldwin Lounge Sunday, Sept. 12. Candidates Zachary Gallagher, ’25, Abigail Estrada-Hernandez, ’25, and Ray Colabawalla,...

Kate Sosville, ’23, (R) leads volunteers in pruning blight from the Carrden’s beefsteak tomatoes on Monday, Sept. 6.

Carr Hall Garden welcomes back volunteers

September 10, 2021

Directly outside of  Carr Hall is an expansive garden, known around campus as the “Carrden.” Boasting produce such as kiwi, tomatoes and eggplant, the Carrden does not limit itself in what it grows....

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