The End

Graduation is less than a week away and I’ve been walking around in a constant bubble of nostalgia.  With my comp completed, I reflect on my four years at Allegheny and what it’s meant to me. You know, I almost didn’t come to college.  I had some lofty dreams of hitchhiking around the country.  I

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VESA Capstone

My minor is the Values, Ethics, and Social Action program.  “VESA is an interdisciplinary academic minor that educates and engages students in social action and its ethics.” Being a VESA minor has allowed me to delve into philosophy, psychology, languages, among other ethics classes taught by some of the best and most passionate professors on

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Tools to Success

What are some tools that I need to use regularly as an Allegheny student? Email:  Your Allegheny Email is powered by Google.  This means that your Allegheny Email is actually a Gmail with almost all of the convenient features that come with it. Sakai:  This is the online classroom platform that allows professors and students

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The Music of Allegheny

For any comping senior who needs a relaxing break from studies, Allegheny’s music department never lets you down. Lately, I’ve been craving a thoughtless destresser from rigorous school work.  Luckily, several different musical venues have become available to put my mind at ease.  First there was the Alexander String Quartet, who not only performed for

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Game Room

Yes, I’m comping, but sometimes I need to unwind from the stresses of analyzing texts, melting my eyes over computer screens, and stringing long words into confusing sentences.  That’s when I go to the Game Room. The Game Room is the home of arcade games such as PacMan and one-on-one racing, board games such as Apples

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Hands-on Learning

Last Thursday I received a call late at night.  A friend, who suddenly need to go out of town,  asked if I could cover his shift at work in  the morning.  He worked with the middle school education program of Creating Landscapes, work that I am highly familiar with. Gladly I took his place, meeting

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Another blog about comping

The most useful comping resource: The reference librarian. During freshman year, every introductory First-Year Seminar class is introduced to Pelletier Library.  We’re told about all of its resources; the Learning Commons, writing consultants, tutoring in the quiet rooms, special needs services.  But the single most understated service that the library offers is, without a doubt,

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Greek Run-Out Spring 2013

Each semester, Allegheny’s Greek organizations welcome their new members with a Run-Out event. The new members construct a performance, random or traditional, to display to the public while their Greek brothers and sisters cheer them on.  This year my fraternity, Delta Tau Delta, accrued a large pledge class.  Their combined creativity led to an epic

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Chomp the Comp

When I was a Freshman here at Allegheny, an upperclassman tried to explain the comp to me.  At the time, all I saw it as was some overwhelming, large and intimidating monster that I would one day in the far off distant future have to face alone.  Now here I am facing down the monster,

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Grounds for Change

GFC (Grounds for Change) is a student-run coffee shop located in the Campus Center.  However, they sell more than just coffee, with a wide selection of hot and cold drinks such as tea and milkshakes and occasional baked goods. GFC board member Natalie Cappellazzo said, “GFC is here to promote fair-trade coffee as well as

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