The Campus

The state of the union is still too divided

Emma Godel, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, President Donald Trump extended an olive branch to the Democratic Party and other opposition voices during his first State of the Union address. After a year of intense polarization, Trump asked both left and ri...

A win for democracy

Emma Godel, Contributing Writer

January 25, 2018

A year following Trump’s inauguration, politicians and citizens alike have been stressing the great importance of the 2018 midterm elections. While Republicans hold the majority in both houses of Congress, the majority is n...

System of Electoral College unlikely to change

Shea Beaumont, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2016

For the fourth time in American history, the Electoral College has outweighed the popular vote. But what does that mean for our country? President-elect Donald Trump lost to Hillary Clinton in the popular vote, but took the advantage in the E...

New campus club promotes libertarian ideas

Steven Heine, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2016

Colt Scronce, ’18, is one of the leaders of the newly formed Allegheny College chapter of the libertarian organization Young Americans for Liberty. The group is responsible for a collection of constitutionally inspired sidewalk chal...

Allegheny establishes national Civility Award

January 27, 2011

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama called for cooperation between the parties, highlighting the “common hopes and a common creed” of a nation often fraught with contention.  A new award...

The Campus votes, urges you to follow

October 28, 2010

It’s that time of year again! Yes, midterms, and they’re awful, we know. We feel it too. But get your noses out of your books for a second and try to remember what other time of year it is. Yes, Halloween, and we know you’re...

Don’t vote for the wrong reasons

October 28, 2010

Oh glory, I’m angry. Aren’t you angry? Sure you are. But why are we so angry? We’re angry because of the social and political climate in this country. Things ain’t the way they used to be or so it seems. The...

Voters should think before singing Pledge

October 7, 2010

The Republican’s recently–published “Pledge to America” is little more than vapid rhetoric.  It doesn’t provide viable solutions to America’s problems. It is great marketing; great marketing, though, doesn’t necessarily...

Political Herd: Democratic columnist

September 30, 2010

With just over a month until the midterm elections, Democrats have decided to postpone the debate over taxes until after their fate in Congress has been decided. They are scared. But they shouldn’t be. President Obama won...

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