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Operation Christmas Child: How to Get Involved on Campus

Alyssa Burd Student Writer With one holiday season past, more are right around the corner! Several individuals on Messiah’s campus are already embracing the Christmas spirit, especially Kami Yuen and Jamie Armstrong of Bittner second. This year, Yuen and Armstrong are working together to organize a dorm-wide Operation Christmas Child …

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6th Day Sexuality Chapel Recap

Kelly Webber Student Writer On October 29th, Messiah welcomed two guest speakers to a Thursday-night chapel “Viewpoints: A Dialogue on Christianity & Sexual Identity.” The debate was part of the 6th Day Sexuality series hosted by the Engle Center. According to messiah.edu, this series “equips Messiah College students to pursue healthy …

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The Power of Words: A reflection on Kirby Farrell’s talk

Jenna Stover Student Writer On Thursday afternoon, October 29th, the School of Humanities and the Department of English held a guest speaker event in Boyer. Messiah College hosted Kirby Farrell, a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Farrell is considered accomplished as a novelist, jazz pianist and composer, …

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Human Trafficking: Where’s Your Part in the Matter?

Sharlene Oong Student Writer “Cash or credit?” “Would you like to sign up for our membership?” “Go premium.” “Do you need a bag for that?” Do any of these phrases sound familiar to you? Most people hear them on a daily basis, going about their regular routine. However, there are people …

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Trick-or-Treating Alternatives for College Students

Erin Zakin Web Manager For those who have out-grown trick-or-treating (as much as we all wish we haven’t) but haven’t outgrown the Halloween spirit, it’s sometimes difficult to find a fun activity to do during the Halloween season. Here’s a list of events for those who love participating in the spookiest holiday …

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Falling: The Play

Mimi Pedercini Culture Editor The dimming of the lights brought a hush over the audience. As the spotlights shone, the stage came alive with the story of the Martins, based after the reality of Playwright Deanna Jent’s family. Falling, presented by the Messiah College Department of Theater and Dance, gives a glimpse …

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Peanuts Celebrate 65th Anniversary

Aimee Stehman Student Writer It’s October, which means a couple of things for Messiah students such as homecoming, fall break, and Halloween. October also signifies the beginning of the upcoming holiday season where we get to quote everyone’s favorite comic strip, “Peanuts”. To add to the excitement, the Peanuts comic just recently …

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Sustainability Office: What Do They Do?

Alyssa Burd Student Writer Have you ever noticed the little office tucked in the corner just outside the Falcon? This office is for Sustainability and, although it may look small, it’s definitely accomplishing big things on campus! According to their website, the Messiah College Sustainability Office serves to “…foster a …

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Messiah Student Anthony Johnson EP Release

Mimi Pedercini Culture Editor The wait is finally over. Junior Anthony Johnson will be releasing his debut EP Note to Self Friday October 2nd, available on Spotify, Google Play, and iTunes. A rising artist breaking into the music industry, Johnson, along with a team of invested supporters, has been preparing a long time …

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October Movie Releases

October has begun with a series of rainy days. Instead of spending long hours playing Frisbee on Bittner Beach, many students have retreated into the safety of their dry dorms watching Netflix. If you want to enjoy the indoor pleasure of watching movies, but also maintain a social life and …

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