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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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Islamophobia open council recap

Myriam Pedercini Culture Editor South Side Café was filled with curious students and a panel of community leaders for an Open Counsel on Islamophobia hosted by the Multicultural Council on October 18. The panel included Community Responders Network members (CRN), Ann Van Dyke, a previous civil rights investigator for 33 years, …

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Media and Race: #reconcileatMessiah

Willie Hope Sports Editor The Black Student Union hosted a “Media and Race” event on Thursday night in Kline. Dr. Malaika Turner, currently a professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, as well as an author and motivational speaker, spoke about the effect media has on race. When asked why she …

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Coffee and Culture: Is Christianity Sexist?

Jessica Henry Student Writer Students gathered in the South Side Café Thursday night for coffee and conversation about a recent hot topic in America. The event, hosted by the SAB, featured a panel of four, including a Messiah professor, two staff members and one student. This event was the first …

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SAB and Multi-Cultural Council co-host “town hall” meeting

Stephanie Bricker Student Life Editor The SAB and Multi-Cultural Council co-hosted a “Town Hall Meeting” on Wednesday to discuss issues of race relations in light of the recent police brutality in the U.S. The conversation quickly turned into a much broader discussion about race, stereotypes and implicit bias. Questions were …

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Past meets present during Civil Rights Bus Tour

Alyssa Burd Online Editor How many students have actually taken the time to read Messiah’s mission statement? If you’ve ever visited the Falcon, it’s hard to miss as it is clearly displayed on the wall: “Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian …

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Income inequality in the U.S.

Michael Scinto Student Writer   On Tuesday, March 22, the Messiah College Democrats held an event on income inequality, the first in a series hosted by the club focused on important issues in contemporary American politics. In Jordan Atrium, a diverse range of students gathered to hear about and discuss …

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Should we stay or leave now?

Cam Caem Student Writer Imagine the excitement of receiving an acceptance letter from your dream college. Now imagine the joy and fulfillment of attending that college after years of perseverance and hard work. Finally, picture that moment of hearing a presidential candidate in that country you’re now studying in declaring …

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Attacks on studying abroad: How recent terrorist attacks are affecting study abroad programs

Myriam Pedercini Culture Editor The morning of March 22, the world was shocked by three bombings claimed to be attacks organized by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). It caused Europe to flash back to the evening of November 13, 2015, when terror attacks struck Paris, again claimed …

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