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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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Hidden Spaces: Unlocking the Archives

Faith Chapman Student Writer There’s a hidden gem located in Murray Library that is often unknown to students. The Archives of Messiah College is located on the lower level of the Library, where it houses shelves of photographs in addition to decades of records including genealogies, periodicals, minutes, and more—not …

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Winter Musical: Children of Eden Opens This Weekend

Stephanie Bricker Student Writer Messiah College’s Department of Theatre and Dance proudly presents Children of Eden this weekend, February 4-7, and next, February 11-14. The popular musical is based on the Genesis story of parental love, conflict and redemption. Sarah Harris, who plays the role of Yonah in the musical says, “this …

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An Inside Look at Disability Services

Rose Talbot Student Life Editor Tucked away in a back corner of Murray Library, in a spot you’d only see if you passed the printing room, is the Office of Disability Services. While some of the campus body have never walked through these doors, for some students, it’s their everyday hideaway. Disability …

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Students Reflect on Study Abroad Experiences

Rose Talbot Student Life Editor As we gear up for that last home stretch before finals, other Messiah students are returning from a whirlwind semester of their own. Messiah’s study abroad program is ranked 7th in the country, according to the Institute of International Education. There are three new study abroad opportunities this semester, according …

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Paris Climate Talks

Jessalyn Megerle Pulse Social Media Manager The Paris climate talks, or COP21, have been called, “the 12 days that will decide Earth’s future.” 40,000 world leaders, scientists, experts, diplomats, and advocates met in Paris on Monday for two weeks of negotiations to hopefully create a new global climate treaty. Global …

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French Club Talkback Reflects on Power of Words

Mimi Pedercini Culture Editor In response to the horrors in Paris and Beirut, the Messiah College’s French Club co-hosted a talkback with the American Enterprise Institute (A.E.I.) Executive Council. ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, stands behind the shootings and bombings in both of these cities. Recently, the …

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Anatomy of Gray Play Opens Thursday

Rose Talbot Student Life Editor If your calendar’s looking pretty empty this weekend or the next, Messiah’s Department of Theatre and Dance has the perfect way to fill your time. On Thursday, Nov. 12, Anatomy of Gray opens and has a little something to offer to everyone, according to the actors. The …

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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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