The Campus

Democrats are poised to underestimate Trump on the campaign trail — again

Shane Ostrom, Opinion Editor

April 20, 2019

2020 is just around the corner and has the potential to bring with it the most absurd, unconventional and dangerous presidential campaigning the United States has ever seen. It is no secret Donald Trump will stoop to incredi...

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...

Hard hits: Football and politics clash

Ian McKeown, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2017

It all started with a small gesture made by a second -string quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers in August of 2016. When Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem, no one could have guessed it would garner so much a...

Trump’s plans for healthcare remain at a standstill

Matthew Steinberg, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2017

The 2016 presidential election displayed how polarized our nation’s politics have become, as Democrats and Republicans have failed to find common ground on many issues. As polarization is most certainly an issue with our govern...

Attorney addresses students on Trump’s executive order

Chris Brindle, Junior News Editor

February 9, 2017

Attorney Lawrence Lebowitz, the chair of the immigration group at Cohen & Grigsby, a Pittsburgh law firm, came to Allegheny College on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to meet with students, staff and faculty about the implications of Pres...

Super Bowl goes Gaga

Shea Beaumont, Opinion Editor

February 9, 2017

Despite the hype around Super Bowl LI’s sacred political commercials, I decided to remain tuned in for the extra entertainment of the halftime show. Although I was intrigued by a few commercials, I was absolutely blown away by t...

College holds discussion on executive orders

Alex Weidenhof, News Editor

February 2, 2017

Allegheny College students, faculty and administrators gathered in the Pelletier Collaboratory at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, to discuss implications of President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration and the co...

Populism led to Donald Trump’s presidential victory

Alex Weidenhof, News Editor

February 2, 2017

President Donald Trump was elected by running on a campaign of populism—that is, promising to empower middle America. Yet, despite some significant accomplishments of populists, it is necessary to remember the long—and so...

HBO’s ‘The Young Pope’ is Trump-era TV that is worth the watch

Brad Baronner, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2017

Jude Law stars as Pope Pius XIII in HBO’s new limited series “The Young Pope,” which challenges notions of conventionalism and questions social and religious morality. The opening sequence of the series shows Pope Pius XII...

Campus activists plan for future

Joseph Tingley, News Editor

December 8, 2016

Approximately 20 students gathered in Quigley Hall Auditorium on Tuesday, Dec. 6, to voice ideas for prospective action that could be taken against what they believe is hate-inspired rhetoric of Donald Trump. The event was m...

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...

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