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Humans of Messiah: Professor Andrew Dyrli Hermeling

Jemi Lui Student Writer Name: Professor Andrew Dyrli Hermeling Department: Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Class: Messiah College, 2006 Why did you choose to go into Native American studies? I’ve always been interested in colonial history, and as I was exploring research options in graduate school, I had an advisor …

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5 questions you may have at the start of a new semester

Shekie Olagungu Student Writer Let’s face it, Christmas break is awesome. The fall semester is finally over, and you get to put up awesome decorations that make you smile while celebrating a wonderful season with the people you love. There’s only one problem—all good things must come to an end, …

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Campus Closet: Winter Wear

Bree Whitelock Assistant Student Director For someone like me who loves summer fashion, from sundresses to cut-off shorts, the crisp air of winter doesn’t feel like the only harsh reality; my entire wardrobe feels as though it’s being turned upside down. While it may take a bit of adjustment to …

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Today is National Cookie Day!

Maddie Conley Student Writer There is never a bad time for a cookie. When the warm and gooey chocolate hits your tongue, it’s as if you’re back at grandma’s house… or Lottie during warm cookie day. December 4 is National Cookie Day and it is the perfect excuse to whip up …

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Students look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks

Sharlene Oong Student Writer It’s that time of year again when students hesitate to play Christmas music. The time of year when plans for new trips are made as well as resolutions to be productive during break (and let’s face it—that’s never going to happen). Although students may be looking …

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Featured Flicks: Captain Fantastic

Ashlyn Miller Student Director This week, Lost Films is showcasing Captain Fantastic, a story about the Cash family, who live isolated in the wilderness of Washington state. The father, Ben, and his wife Leslie educate their children on their own and teach them how to survive disconnected from modern conveniences …

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10 signs you know you have “fall fever”

Valerie Bell Student Writer The leaves are slowly changing color and beginning to flutter from the trees to the ground. The air is becoming more crisp. You begin to see limited edition pumpkin flavored everything, everywhere and Halloween is just around the corner. You know what all of this means …

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A Culture of Distraction

Jessica Henry Student Writer A technological epidemic has taken over America over the last 10 years, and it does not seem to be going away anytime soon. It is visible in Lottie, where entire tables of students can be found “plugged in” to their individual devices and ignoring the people …

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7 things we all love about Family Weekend

Madeline Crocenzi Editor-in-Chief Family Weekend. For many students at Messiah, it’s the first time they get to see their family since the end of August. It’s simultaneously a tearful reunion and a weekend of evading your mom’s skillful interrogation tactics. (Yeah, mom I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, …

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