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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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Wear the world: Serengetee comes to Messiah

Myriam Pedercini Culture Editor In-between classes and balancing the duties of a college student, sophomore Kelsi Kramer is a college representative for an up and coming clothing brand, Serengetee. Kramer promotes the brand through interactions on campus and her social media account with #weartheworldwednesday. “It’s not necessarily about the clothes …

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Collaboratory students reflect on Burkina Faso tragedy

Junmey Wang Student Writer Gunshots resounded across the evening sky above Splendid Hotel and Cappuccino Café in Ouagadougou, the heart and capital of Burkina Faso on January 15. The West African country known for its relative religious and ethnic harmony was shaken by news of a terrorist onslaught they had …

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Oscars air tonight amid controversy

Madeline Crocenzi Editor-in-Chief The 88th Academy Awards or “Oscars” air tonight in the midst of an ongoing controversy over the lack of diversity in film. This is the second year in a row in which there are no actors of color nominated for an award. Certain films nominated featuring a …

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Messiah Celebrates Black History Month

Sharlene Oong Student Writer Behind every generation lies rich stories that are yet to be told. February is Black History Month—a time when individuals can sit and listen to the stories of the past. “Black History month is a special time where we as a nation get to reflect on …

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