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Pope Francis’ U.S Trip

Brooke Pompeo Student Writer The media has been buzzing ever since the Italian plane arrived in D.C. on Tuesday. Every news channel, website, and social media account has been following Pope Francis this week as he makes a historic visit to the United States. The World Meeting of Families, which …

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President Obama Appoints Changes to FAFSA

Sarah Henry Student Writer In a recent attempt to recognize college selection as nourishment for the mind that lasts a lifetime, President Obama has set plans through FAFSA to help pave the way toward a quality and cost-effective college experience. To emphasize the importance of disseminating financial aid, President Obama …

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Sollenberger Sports Complex Remodel

Aimee Stehman Student Writer It’s no secret Messiah is up to something big, given the blocked sidewalks, numerous detours and bright, yellow colored hard hats around campus. There’s an upside to all of this construction work – Messiah’s campus will soon be the proud owners of an updated, larger and …

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Syrian Refugees Seek Asylum within Germany’s Borders

Alyssa Burd Student Writer Germany recently opened up its borders and welcomed approximately 20,000 Syrian refugees into the country. Many of these refugees are Iranian and Afghan Muslims seeking asylum within Germany’s borders and hundreds of these individuals have chosen to convert from Islam to Christianity. This widespread conversion from …

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Messiah Graduate Student Receives Scholarship

Megan Hess Student Writer Messiah College graduate student Tasha Herner was chosen recently as a recipient of a $5,000 scholarship from the NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) Foundation due to her work with veterans at Five Star Veterans Center. “The NBCC Foundation wanted to give three scholarships to students …

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Campus Store Update

Student Writer Jeremy Jensen  The fall semester has only just begun, but a quick look around campus and it is evident how much has changed. Particularly near and inside Eisenhower Campus Center with its Lottie expansion closing down the center sidewalk, and the new Falcon dining area showing off how …

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Messiah Alumna Enters IHM Religious Congregation

Madeline Crocenzi Editor-in-Chief On August 11th, Messiah alumna Amanda Marie Russell entered into the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) religious congregation as a novice. Russell is a 2013 Messiah graduate with a degree in German Education and minors in Mathematics and Youth Ministry. She joined the …

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Water Main Break in Jordan Science Center

Madeline Crocenzi Summer Director     Around 3:00 p.m. today there was a 6” water main break in Jordan Science Center. Vice President of Operations, Kathie Shafer, says campus facilities responded quickly. Both contractors and public water provider, United Water, arrived to campus shortly after the break. United Water is …

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Experiential Learning Initiative Sets Messiah Apart

Madeline Crocenzi Summer Director This fall’s incoming class of first-year and transfer students will take part in Messiah’s Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI) by graduation. ELI will require every first-year and transfer student to complete at least one of five experiences before graduation. The five experiences are internships/practica, service learning, off-campus …

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New Health Gen Ed Requirement to Impact Incoming Students

Madeline Crocenzi Summer Director The health and physical fitness general education requirement will change for incoming and transfer students this fall. The requirement currently consists of a two-credit introduction to wellness class and a one-credit activity course. This fall, new students will only take a one-credit activity/wellness course that combines …

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