Articles: by Richard Stanley

Allegheny Sophomore Makes a Splash in the Pool and in the Classroom

There are three areas that Allegheny College sophomore Emily Spitz is passionate about: her academics, swimming and singing, and she says she is excited to be able to continue to pursue those interests on campus, even during the ongoing pandemic. Spitz, a biochemistry major on the pre-med track — “I especially enjoy learning about genetics,”

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Allegheny Students Connect with Alumni for Valuable Career Advice

After a lifetime in school, college seniors facing the prospect of a first job can find the experience very unsettling. “Finding a job is difficult and in my experience one of the most important steps toward success comes from constructing a network of people willing to help. Allegheny alumni always seem ready to assist,” said

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Allegheny Senior Makes the Most of Her Final Year on Campus

It wasn’t quite the senior year that Kyra Nielsen anticipated, but she is still happy to be among classmates, faculty and familiar surroundings at Allegheny College as she completes her undergraduate education. Nielsen, a psychology major and German minor from Pulaski, New York, will graduate in May 2021. She said she is enthusiastic about her

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Allegheny College Senior Places Third in Statewide Draw the Lines Competition

For the second year in a row, Alexander Yarkosky, a senior from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, has won honors in the statewide competition for redrawing election district lines with the goal of making for fairer elections in the commonwealth. In the most recent competition, Yarkosky placed third, and in 2019 he was awarded honorable mention for his

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Allegheny College Civic Symphony Shares a Virtual Performance

It doesn’t have the same elegant backdrop as the stained-glass windows of Ford Chapel, and it doesn’t enjoy the same acoustics as Shafer Auditorium in the Henderson Campus Center. But the 24 members of the Allegheny College Civic Symphony sound heavenly as they share their latest performance from their individual workspaces and parlors. The Civic

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It’s Prime Time for Allegheny’s Center for Political Participation

From hosting forums among candidates for local political office to encouraging students to vote in the Nov. 3 national election, Allegheny College’s Center for Political Participation (CPP) has a very busy few weeks ahead. Student members of the CPP, along with MitzVote, Rock the Vote and the Andrew Goodman Foundation, have been working on outreach

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Look Up in the Sky! It’s a Tern, It’s a Crane, It’s Allegheny College Bird Watchers!

Spurred by the COVID-19 restrictions this semester, every Wednesday evening, the Allegheny College Bird Club has hosted socially distanced “chimney swift watch parties” in the Odd Fellows Building parking lot. The group observed the swarming of hundreds of fine-feathered chimney swifts before they all flew into one of the building’s chimneys at sunset. The Bird

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