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Tattoo Tuesdays: Nate Bloyer

Tyler Jenkins Student Writer Tattoos can be more than telling of a person’s identity and personality. People that have many tattoos usually have more than enough stories to tell about why they got them, how they got them and what they mean. This week I sat down with first-year communication …

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3 tips for becoming a networking pro

Jessica Henry Student Writer Networking can be confusing and a little bit scary if you are not a naturally extroverted person. According to the Career and Professional Development Center’s Networking Guide, “Networking is about building relationships that provide an opportunity to learn from other’s experience, explore career options, hone interview …

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Christian rap becomes a new form of ministry

Abby La Bianca Student Writer It is not unusual when rap music raises skeptical brows in the Christian community, even here at Messiah. It’s often associated with obscene and degrading language—Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Ludacris are just a few of the names that make many Christians view rap in …

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Get to know your new student body president and vice president

Jessica Henry Student Writer SGA recently announced Jamie-Claire Chau as the student body president-elect and Megan Eaton as the vice president-elect for next year. Chau and Eaton were the only pair to run for the positions. “The largest difference between an uncontested election and one with multiple candidates is that …

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Tattoo Tuesdays: Andrew Weir

Tyler Jenkins Student Writer It’s easy to make assumptions and underhanded comments based on what tattoos we see and who we see them on. It’s important to realize that people with tattoos are exactly that—they’re people. They are expressing and conveying different parts of themselves through different art forms. This week …

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Tattoo Tuesdays: Hayley Green

Tyler Jenkins Student Writer Tattoos express and reveal different aspects of a person, but they don’t need to be incredibly complex to contain a serious and deep sentiment. Even the simplest of words can explain a profound story. This week, I sat down with senior psychology major Hayley Green to …

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5 Places to get Fastnachts this Tuesday

Madeline Crocenzi Editor-in-Chief As the daughter of a Pennsylvania Dutch woman, Fastnacht Day is basically my Super Bowl. If you haven’t taken part in this Central PA tradition, here’s a quick history. “Fastnacht” is a German word meaning the night before the fast and Fastnacht Day takes place on Shrove …

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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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