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MAC Championship Preview: Another Classic?

Willie Hope, III Sports and Rec Editor For the second time in as many seasons, the Messiah women’s basketball team defeated Stevenson University in the MAC Commonwealth semifinals. But now the Falcons are heading to Reading, where their season has ended for the past two years. The Falcons and the …

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What it takes to be an R.A.

Alyssa Burd Online Editor Resident assistants are often expected to fill many roles on campus. They serve as event coordinators, conflict mediators and authority figures for their fellow students in order to make Residence Life more enjoyable. However, being a R.A. is not an easy job, and the process of …

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10 Tips for Staying Motivated this Semester

Charmaine Lim Student Writer It’s your second semester of year, and all you want is for summer to roll around. Here are some tips on how you can stay motivated for a few more weeks.   Create a motivational environment. Surround yourself with people who will encourage you and decorate …

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Meet Student DJ Jason Polansky

Bree Whitelock Student Director Meet Jason Polansky: sophomore marketing major and WVMM 90.7’s first blind student DJ. Each semester the Pulse’s radio station, WVMM 90.7, opens its airways for student DJs to showcase their music taste, host a talk show or creatively express themselves through an hour-long weekly timeslot. As …

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MC-77 Returns for a New Semester

Abby La Bianca Student Writer With the spring semester now underway, MC-77, the on-campus TV station that airs two shows every Monday night, has returned after a long hiatus during winter break and J-term. MC-77 consists of two separate shows – Falcon Update and MC-Live. Falcon Update airs from 7 …

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Tattoo Tuesdays: Madison Neimer

Tyler Jenkins Student Writer Tattoos have a multitude of implications, and it’s important to remember that reasons for getting them differ from person to person. While a tattoo can be an incredibly elaborate and detailed plan for one person, it can be totally random and fun for another. This week, …

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Campus Responds to Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Madeline Crocenzi Editor-in-Chief Exactly one week after President Donald Trump took office he signed an executive order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the U.S.” This order imposed a 90-day suspension on U.S. entry for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and stirred controversy. In the aftermath, higher …

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Center for the Public Humanities to Host Annual Symposium

Jessica Henry Student Writer Beginning on Monday, the Center for Public Humanities will hold its annual week-long symposium, of which this year’s theme is slavery and justice from antiquity to present. The week will feature a variety of lectures, panels and presentations given by faculty members and students, as well …

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Senior Athlete Spotlight: Josh Clippinger

Willie Hope, III Sports & Rec. Editor In his first three years in the Messiah basketball program, Joshua Clippinger has experienced a lot. Clippinger, the only player on the team who has been in the program for four years, only played 24 minutes his freshman year. That year, the team …

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