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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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Brexit: A nation divided abroad and at home

Madeline Crocenzi Summer Director The aftermath of Brexit, the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union, was on display yesterday as Theresa May succeeded David Cameron as Britain’s prime minister. This power shift comes three weeks after the U.K.’s referendum in which leaving the EU won 52% to 48%. The …

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Campus construction updates

Madeline Crocenzi Summer Director Even though classes have ended and most residence halls are empty, there’s still plenty going on around Messiah. This summer, the campus has been alive with renovations and continued construction projects. Here are four of the major projects you should know about: Sollenberger Sports Center The …

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The secret life of the Messiah bees

Madeline Crocenzi Summer Director If you walk down to the Grantham Community Garden’s lower plot across from the rec fields, you probably won’t notice anything out of the ordinary. It looks like your standard garden with rows of vegetables, some chickens and an overwhelming sense of quiet. But the two …

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Honors keep coming for Messiah’s Visual Arts Department

Madeline Crocenzi Summer Director The Pulse recently learned professor Sean Matthews was also named a finalist by the State Museum of Pennsylvania for the “Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2016” exhibition. Matthews is an associate professor of art, and works with the traditional techniques of sculpture. His faculty profile says …

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