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Democratic race hard to predict

March 6, 2020

The 2020 Presidential Democratic primaries are proving to be identical to the 2016 presidential race: impossible to predict. After more than a year of fielding over 20 of the most powerful members of...

The dark, twisted truth about Apple iPhones

March 5, 2020

Branded with the iconic slogan “think different,” Apple Inc. certainly does not want its customers to think about where their products come from. Over the last decade, iPhones have exploded in popularity,...

Asteroid passes Earth without damage

February 21, 2020

All of human life seemed on the brink of extinction on Feb. 15, at least according to several major news outlets when reporting of an incoming asteroid. In reality, Earth’s moon is 15 times closer to...

Chinese Lantern Festival concludes Lunar New Year celebration

February 14, 2020

                      The Lantern Festival is a Chinese holiday that culminates the new year celebration. At...

Netflix’s show ‘The Ranch’ fades in later seasons

February 13, 2020

After four years and 80 episodes, one of Netflix’s most popular series has hit its bitter and abrupt end: “The Ranch.” After a controversial firing of a beloved character and low ratings, Netflix...

Sunrise Movement chapter to begin at Allegheny

February 6, 2020

To respond to the growing climate crisis, several activist groups have formed with the intent to empower young people to take action against climate change. One of these organizations has just begun to...

Groundhog Day: Fact, Fiction

February 6, 2020

A small mammal in midwestern Pennsylvania said that spring will come early this year — that mammal is Punxsutawney Phil, the famous weather predicting groundhog who decides the current year’s weather...

Lunar New Year celebration delayed for safety

January 30, 2020

To celebrate the Year of , the Mouse, a Lunar New Year celebration was planned for Jan. 24 in the lobby of the Henderson Campus Center. Organized and sponsored by the Chinese-American Friendship Society,...

Allegheny Birding Club ASG-recognized, begins with new board

January 23, 2020

With the new semester brings a new organization for avian enthusiasts at Allegheny. This spring semester will be the first for the new Allegheny College Bird Club. The club was formed with the help of...

Former Allegheny professor accepts job at Furman University

January 23, 2020

In the wake of departing professors and an increase of student majors, Allegheny College’s Environmental Science and Sustainability Department will be adding some new faculty members to the department. According...

Introductory course offers culinary experience

November 21, 2019

Carr Hall, the environmental science hub of Allegheny College, is turned into the Masterchef kitchen every Monday and Wednesday afternoon as first-year students develop their culinary skills and collegiate...

The repercussions of cutting music education in the US

November 14, 2019

Sports, STEM; sports, STEM. It is no myth that high schools all across the United States often overlook a music education in favor of athletics or science, technology, engineering and math subjects or...

Student activists in climate neutrality: what comes next?

November 14, 2019

Allegheny College will be declaring climate neutrality in 2020 — a project in place for 13 years will reach its end in fewer than two months. Well, almost. I recently finished a series of stories about...

Veterans Day: The story behind the holiday

November 14, 2019

Warning: Before reading, be advised that sensitive material is discussed in this story. Reader discretion is advised. I, like many of you probably did, forgot that Monday was Veterans Day. I am disappointed...

Allegheny to declare climate neutrality in 2020, work still to come

Allegheny to declare climate neutrality in 2020, work still to come

November 14, 2019

The new year will bring a new age of sustainability at Allegheny College, as the campus will be reaching climate neutrality in 2020. The plan started in 2007 when then former Allegheny President Richard...

Green Living house promotes student sustainability

November 1, 2019

Allegheny College offers various special interest housing options for students and organizations wishing to live together in a more self-sustaining environment. One of these options is the Green Living...

Diversity organizations host multicultural field day

October 3, 2019

Allegheny College has multiple diversity clubs on campus, with goals to celebrate being unique. The Multicultural Field Day, which occurred on Sept. 22, 2019, was one of many events hosted by the college...

The Value of an International Learning Experience

September 19, 2019

Moving across the world poses difficulties for all involved, no matter the prize on the other side. That prize, however, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will help shape people into the best versions...

Where the elk and the antelope play

September 13, 2019

Experiential Learning Seminars are an interdisciplinary learning experience where students travel to distant locations to conduct research and experience local cultures. While the EL to the Rocky Mountains...

New places, Allegheny faces

September 6, 2019

Experiential Learning Seminars are designed to be an interdisciplinary learning experience where students travel and immerse in the local culture — this summer’s trip to Italy is an example of this...

Experiential learning trip travels to Belize, studies cacao

Experiential learning trip travels to Belize, studies cacao

September 1, 2019

With an increase in sugars and fillers in everyday foods, many wonder if thefood in grocery stores is the same as food not found in grocery stores. For example, is the chocolate that line the racks of...

Departing Allegheny President Jim Mullen reflects on special affinity for athletics

April 25, 2019

As Allegheny College prepares for the inauguration of President-elect Hilary Link on July 1, the athletics and fitness department must say goodbye to one of its biggest supporters: President Jim Mullen. Director...

Admissions weekend, tornadic weather

April 18, 2019

This year’s big weekend saw big weather. The final Go Gator Admitted Student Overnight is the biggest overnight event hosted by the Allegheny College Office of Admissions, bringing more than 100 high...

The women’s lacrosse team huddles by the sideline during its game against John Carroll University at Frank B. Fuhrer Field on March 27, 2019.

Allegheny lacrosse overcomes injuries, anticipates new men’s team

April 18, 2019

Bruised, but not broken. The Allegheny College women’s lacrosse team has changed its game plan over the course of the spring season in response to unexpected game-related injuries, including concussions...

Strong and empowered: Celebrating Allegheny women

March 7, 2019

This International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019, will be the last International Women’s Day and March will be the last Women’s History Month without a woman holding Allegheny College’s highest office....

Recruiting the next generation of Gator athletics

March 7, 2019

From newly-hired coach to experienced veteran, the student-athlete recruitment process can be both grueling and rewarding. With spring sport seasons coming to a close, coaches are concluding their recruitment...

ASG discusses budget transfers, minutes

February 28, 2019

Praise for the first-year formal last Saturday and general budget balance transfers were the main topics of a rather short general assembly. Allegheny Student Government began its regular meeting at 7:02...

New Women’s Field Hockey coaches prepare for excellence

February 21, 2019

Next fall, the new women’s field hockey team will step onto the field for its inaugural season. The Allegheny College Board of Trustees authorized the installation of the team in 2017, and the coaches...

New men’s lacrosse team anticipates inaugural season

February 21, 2019

As the recruitment for next year comes to a close, the new men’s lacrosse team is ready to join the ranks of Allegheny athletics. The team was added to the college in 2017 by the Allegheny College Board...

Great season, bad conclusion: everything this Super Bowl did wrong

February 14, 2019

This year’s Super Bowl was anything but cheerful. What is supposed to be a time of happy celebration, where people put aside their political and socioeconomic differences by cheering on their favorite...

Men’s basketball clinches playoffs after victory over Denison

February 14, 2019

Allegheny men’s basketball secured a place in the 2019 North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament with a 90-75 win over Denison University on Saturday, Feb. 9. The win punched the Gators’ ticket for...

Tennis opens 2019 season with victory at Houghton

February 14, 2019

After an exciting victory against Houghton last week, the Allegheny College Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams are still enjoying their smashing victory. Both teams began their seasons with an 8-1 win...

Allegheny ski and snowboard club preps to attend annual trip

February 7, 2019

  The Allegheny College Ski and Snowboard Club will soon hit the slopes this year for its annual ski trip. Every year, several members from the 150-person club attend a three-day...

Track and field student-athletes strive for success

January 31, 2019

With goals ranging from earning a conference title to keeping a high team GPA, the Allegheny College Track and Field team set out to become the best at both academics and athletics this season. With...

Allegheny swim and dive trains, bonds on winter trip

January 24, 2019

While most of the students at Allegheny College spent their winter breaks at home inside from the cold, the swimming and diving team was hard at work training in the Florida heat. Every winter break,...

Women’s soccer builds bond

November 8, 2018

The Allegheny College Women’s Soccer team has grown as a team and as friends this semester. Through the work of the captains and the large amount of underclassmen players, the team has become closer...

AC Men’s Soccer changes mindset for changed results

November 8, 2018

The Allegheny College Men’s Soccer team has gained a new level of focus over the past season. In an attempt to better themselves and the team, the leadership has shifted its practices and workouts...

Allegheny Golf Team scoops up wins and breaks records

November 1, 2018

Coming off a season of talented first-year debuts and several broken records, the Allegheny golf team is taking pride in their fall 2018 competition. Both the men’s and women’s teams have experienced...

Membership, coaching changes for Allegheny cheer

October 25, 2018

Between a membership boost and a new coach, the Allegheny College Cheerleading Squad has had to brace waves of change, but they have not fallen behind. With this year’s captains having to teach roughly...

Female equestrian team grows together as a family

October 18, 2018

What started out as a large membership boost has already evolved into a tight-knit family for the Allegheny College Equestrian Team. While the team is no stranger to new faces, this season is slightly...

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