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Prison Laundry Service Debate Washes To the Surface

Maddie Conley Online Editor Laundry isn’t something you would expect to cultivate complex and controversial discussion. But when news surfaces that Messiah’s wash is being done by inmates at SCI Somerset Prison, a deeper look into ethical considerations and underlying details is given by the Messiah community. A complicated situation …

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Know Before You Go-Lost Films: The Last Jedi

Robert Bouffard Student Writer Opinion “This is not going to go the way you think,” Luke Skywalker says this to Rey about two thirds of the way through Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He probably should have said this closer to the beginning because it would have let its viewers …

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Daily De-Stressors: Finals Week Preparation

Charmaine Lim Student Writer Read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Celaena Sardothien is the most feared assassin in the land, but no one knows that the person they fear so much is an 18-year old girl. Thrown in jail after a betrayal, Celaena finds herself recruited by Prince …

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Tattoo Tuesdays: Julia Pearl

Stephanie Bricker Student Writer Whether it’s a spontaneous choice or a long-pondered, careful decision, tattoos are forever. Julie Pearl is a sophomore education major with a dual certification in elementary education and special education with a minor in TESOL. She also has a tattoo that was a whole year in …

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“No, I’m Not the Professor”: When College is the Retirement Plan

Maddie Conley Online Editor Feature Another day, another set of classes to attend. Students walk briskly through the cold, clad in American Eagle jeans, fashionably oversized sweaters and the newest pair of Vans shoes. Slumping into the classroom chairs they wish were their beds, heads turn towards the student that …

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Business with a Purpose: Impact Venture Challenge

Jessica Henry Student Writer Tonight six teams will compete on the stage of Parmer Hall in the finale of the Impact Venture Challenge to win a piece of $10,000 to further their idea. First place earns $5,000, second place $3,000, and third place $2,000. According to their website, the Impact …

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Week in Review: Dance, Movies and a New Baby

Ally Hufford Student Writer It’s hard to believe that we only have one full week of classes left in the semester. All of the hard work we’ve put in since the beginning of the semester is about to pay off – especially for graduating seniors. With finals on the horizon, …

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The Secret Life of the Messiah Professor: From Montana Country Boy to Big Game Biologist

Zoë Lehmann Student Writer After 21 years of teaching here at Messiah, Dr. Michael Cosby is retiring. Though he is the author of your Encountering the Bible textbook, Dr. Cosby did not always see himself becoming a Bible professor with two degrees and a Ph.D. “I grew up in a …

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Know Before You Go-Lost Films: Phantom Thread

Robert Bouffard Student Writer Opinion Sometimes when you watch a movie, you can tell that it was made with hopes of winning Oscars. Phantom Thread is one of those movies. With a plot that is often onerous, it’s difficult to really get invested in what’s going on. But at the …

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Daily De-Stressors: Spring Fling and More

Charmaine Lim Student Writer   Read 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad. NASA has decided to send three teenagers to the moon as part of their latest expedition. A girl from Japan, a boy from France and a girl from Norway are chosen to accompany a small team …

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