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Senior Class Gift Committee Promotes New Giving Opportunities

Alyssa Burd Online Editor Part of what makes Messiah’s community special is the legacies each graduating class leaves behind, including the senior class gift. Each year, the senior class works to raise enough money in order to dedicate a gift to campus and leave their mark on Messiah. Last year, …

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SGA hosts Civil Discourse Series

Jessica Henry Student Writer The ever-present gun control debate has been given increased attention in recent months. Tonight, students were given an opportunity to express their views on the issue in an event entitled “Let’s Talk About Guns”. The event was the first in the SGA Civil Discourse Series, which …

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The Union Stage To Stay Dark Tonight

Becky Kimmel Editor-in-Chief The Union will be a little quieter tonight following the decision of the band, Diet Cig, to cancel their show. Earlier in the semester, SAB entered into negotiations with Diet Cig to book the band for this Wednesday. As is custom with every band who performs as …

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Mass Shootings Prompt Another Look at Campus Safety

Jessica Henry Student Writer There have been 307 mass shootings in the United States in 2017, according to the New York Times. A mass shooting involves four or more people injured or killed in a single event at the same time and location. The largest shootings this year happened in Las …

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Humans of Messiah: Caleb Macie

Maddie Conley Student Writer Caleb Macie Year: Sophomore (Transfer) Major: Music Many have seen him singing on the Coffeehouse stage or performing with the symphonic winds, but few have seen the journal where he keeps his original lyrics. Caleb Macie revealed to me his passion for music and where his …

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Daily De-Stressors: Fun Activities for Thanksgiving Break

Charmaine Lim Student Writer Cool weather, hot drinks and colored leaves mark the true beginning of fall weather. Between prepping for Thanksgiving break and trying to stay dry, catch your breath with a few fun activities. Read The Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna Van Praag Cora is a brilliant …

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Department of Communication hosts Media Town Hall

Ally Hufford Student Writer Accusations of “fake news” seem to be everywhere these days. Claims come from people inhabiting all regions of the political spectrum, making it hard for the American public to figure out who to trust. The Department of Communication hosted a CultureConnect event entitled “A Survivor’s Guide …

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Tattoo Tuesdays: Kaci Lehman

Ian Tan Student Writer Tattoos have long been emphasized as communicative mediums, but they are all the more special when they are used to reveal a person’s passions, values, connections with people—anything that contributes to their identity. This week, I met with sophomore music (business) major Kaci Lehman, whose tattoos …

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Karibu Night: A Glimpse of Africa

Kelly Webber Web Manager The African Student Union (ASU) hosted Karibu Night on Saturday, November 11. Karibu Night fostered African culture in a variety of ways including dances and music, traditional, and a fashion show of clothing from various African countries. According to ASU Treasurer Gloria Igihozo, “Karibu Night is …

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Department of Theater and Dance presents “Summer and Smoke”

Alyssa Burd Online Editor Messiah’s Department of Theater and Dance will be showing its final performances of “Summer and Smoke” this weekend in Miller Theater. Written by Tennessee Williams, the play is set at the turn of the century against the backdrop of Glorious Hill, Mississippi. The plot follows the …

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