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Daily De-Stressors: How to Beat the Cold

Charmaine Lim Student Writer Gloomy skies with the occasional ray of sunshine can make it hard to enjoy J-Term. When the wind blows, you might regret ever stepping outside, so take the chance to stay warm indoors with some fun, new activities. Read Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. This graphic novel …

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Daily De-Stressors: J-Term Edition

Charmaine Lim Student Writer While you adjust to being back on campus for J-Term, take advantage of your extra time by trying some of these activities. Read Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. This series gained popularity in the early 2000s with its sense of humor and easy-to-read plot. …

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Daily De-Stressors: Fun Activities for Thanksgiving Break

Charmaine Lim Student Writer Cool weather, hot drinks and colored leaves mark the true beginning of fall weather. Between prepping for Thanksgiving break and trying to stay dry, catch your breath with a few fun activities. Read The Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna Van Praag Cora is a brilliant …

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Department of Theater and Dance presents “Summer and Smoke”

Alyssa Burd Online Editor Messiah’s Department of Theater and Dance will be showing its final performances of “Summer and Smoke” this weekend in Miller Theater. Written by Tennessee Williams, the play is set at the turn of the century against the backdrop of Glorious Hill, Mississippi. The plot follows the …

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Daily De-Stressors: 5 Recommendations to Kick Off November

Maggie Shive Student Writer To kick off the start of November and prepare for the countdown to Thanksgiving break, here are this week’s recommendations for some geeky, stress-free activities! Read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline In the year 2044, the Earth is a wasteland, and the main way people …

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Messiah’s Department of Theatre presents “The Shaughraun”

Alyssa Burd Online Editor Messiah’s Department of Theater and Dance will show their final performances of “The Shaughraun” tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. in Miller Theater. Written by Irish playwright Dion Boucicault, the play is set against the backdrop of the Fenian uprising in 1867 …

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Let’s talk about climate change

Brandon Hoover Director of Sustainability How often do you think about global climate change? How often do your friends talk about it?  For many Americans, climate change is either an afterthought or something so overwhelming it is easier to not engage, or only consider it during the freezing polar vortex …

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Tattoo Tuesdays: Andrew Weir

Tyler Jenkins Student Writer It’s easy to make assumptions and underhanded comments based on what tattoos we see and who we see them on. It’s important to realize that people with tattoos are exactly that—they’re people. They are expressing and conveying different parts of themselves through different art forms. This week …

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Is “America first” leaving many Americans last?

Becky Kimmel Student Writer Post-Trump victory in America has a lot of people questioning “How?” The citizens of our country are looking toward the future with confidence, with apprehension and some with not much certainty at all. I was fortunate enough to spend the end of election season living in …

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5 Places to get Fastnachts this Tuesday

Madeline Crocenzi Editor-in-Chief As the daughter of a Pennsylvania Dutch woman, Fastnacht Day is basically my Super Bowl. If you haven’t taken part in this Central PA tradition, here’s a quick history. “Fastnacht” is a German word meaning the night before the fast and Fastnacht Day takes place on Shrove …

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