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The story behind #WeMatterMessiah: Part Two

Maddie Crocenzi Editor-in-Chief In a series of six demonstrations held between November 17 and  December 1, a self-proclaimed movement called #WeMatterMessiah sparked widespread emotions after a tumultuous election. The movement is under direction of the Multicultural Council which is made up of leaders from African Student Union (ASU), Asian Student …

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The Story Behind #WeMatterMessiah: Part One

By Ashlyn Miller Student Director Through a series of six demonstrations held between November 17 and December 1, a self-proclaimed movement called #WeMatterMessiah sparked widespread emotions on campus after a tumultuous election. The movement is under direction of the Multicultural Council which is made up of leaders from African Student …

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From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

Jessica Henry Student Writer Students, faculty and staff gathered in Hostetter Chapel on Monday night for the first event in a two-part series discussion regarding American racial history, excessive police force and Black Lives Matter. The series is co-sponsored by Human Rights Awareness and the Black Student Union. Its purpose …

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SAB Cultural Engagement hosts viewing of Beyonce’s Lemonade

Maddie Conley Student Writer Since dropping her visual album, Lemonade, Beyoncé has generated a lot of discussion over the album’s themes of race, gender and relationships. Last night, the cultural engagement section of SAB hosted a screening and discussion of Lemonade in Parmer Cinema to address these themes. Cultural Engagement …

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Election night party brings campus community together

Maddie Crocenzi Editor-in-Chief At last night’s election party, students packed into the Union to witness the close of a tumultuous election season with Republican Donald Trump emerging as the 45th President of the United States. The party was a joint effort among the American Enterprise Institute, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, …

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Students team up to bring blindness awareness to campus

Alli Williams Student Writer Jason Polansky is not just your average sophomore business major at Messiah—he is also blind. Blind since birth, Polansky has learned to carry out day-to-day activities, such as navigating streets and walkways, traveling alone in an unfamiliar city and cooking in a standard kitchen. Polanksy gained …

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Students form support group for addiction and recovery

Jessica Henry Student Writer Two students are taking steps to open up the dialogue about alcohol and drug addiction at Messiah. Senior Spanish and criminal justice double major Adam Strause and senior sport management major Zach Luman are starting a support group for students who struggle with alcohol and drug …

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New Safety Substation plans to do more for students

Stephanie Bricker Student Life Editor This past summer, leaders in the Public Safety Department at Messiah developed a new “safety substation” located in Fry A3 for quicker, easier and more convenient safety services for students. So how can students take advantage of the new substation? According to recent surveys, Messiah …

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Winding Hill Facility offers new graduate program opportunities

Valerie Bell Student Writer The long awaited completion of the Winding Hill Center has finally arrived. The newly renovated 32,000 square foot facility provides programs for Masters of Occupational Therapy and is located approximately three miles off-campus. According to Kathie Shafer, Messiah’s Vice President of Operations, the building includes a …

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Collaboratory builds bonds and bridge in Panama

Maddie Crocenzi Editor-in-Chief This summer, a team of students from the Collaboratory built a bridge in Panama to help local children get to school during the rainy season. The trip marks the construction of the Collaboratory’s third bridge in Panama and the second in the village of Bajo Grande. Student …

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