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2016 Powder Puff Wrap-Up

Ashlyn Miller Student Director Game 1: Seniors vs. First-Years Final Score— 29-12, Seniors Highlights: The first-years started off the day with a pass-heavy offensive strategy, but couldn’t convert on their attempts. The seniors went with the opposite method, focusing on a strong running game. Three strong run plays allowed the …

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A Sneek Peek at Homecoming Soccer

Willie Hope Sports Editor This weekend, both the men’s and women’s soccer teams will be back on campus for Homecoming. The women’s team will take on Albright College at 3 p.m., and the men’s team will cap off the night against the Lions at 6 p.m. Each team comes into …

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Strong work ethic propels Brooke Pompeo to success

Daulton Leonard Student Writer There is a saying that speaks of living up to your family name. History has shown that people whose last names model trades were usually masters in their respective field. If language history derivatives are correct, then Brooke Pompeo is the archetype of her last name. …

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What’s your favorite Olympic sport?

Willie Hope Sports Editor It’s been four years since we saw the U.S gymnastics team take home a gold medal for the first time since 1996, since Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte battled it out in the pool and since Usain Bolt and Jamaica dominated in track and field. After …

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Ultimate Frisbee team works harder than ever

Alyssa Burd Online Editor Everyone on Messiah’s campus knows how important athletics are to the school’s tradition of excellence. Messiah Men’s Ultimate Frisbee team is working especially hard this season to maintain our College’s tradition. “The guys play together from August until May,” said Frisbee Coach Charlie Hoppes. “They spend …

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Women’s Lacrosse confident throughout 2016 season

Alyssa Burd Online Editor With the 2016 season underway, Messiah’s women’s lacrosse team holds high expectations for each team member as they hope to advance farther into the NCAA Championship than they ever have before. Last year, the Falcons suffered a tough loss of 14-7 against Tufts University in the …

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A team to embrace: Messiah’s wrestling team success

Myriam Pedercini Culture Editor After bringing home their third straight Mideast Regional team title with four championships, the number four Falcons competed in the NCAA Championships on March 11 and 12 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Senior Lucas Malmberg and sophomore Ben Swarr were named NCAA Champions. As a team, Messiah …

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Claudia Mingora: Embracing the opportunity

Macaulay Soto Student Writer Many athletes wish to pursue the sport they love and play at the collegiate level. For some, this is easy, while for others the process of pursuing a collegiate sport may be a bit more difficult or even impossible. Messiah women’s basketball player, Claudia Mingora, was …

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Men’s lacrosse prepares for intense 2016 season

Valerie Bell Student Writer The Messiah College men’s lacrosse team has an intense schedule ahead of them for the 2016 season. Going into the season, the Falcons will have to face difficult top 20 teams such as Gettysburg College, Frostburg State, Ohio Wesleyan, and Stevenson College. Although it may be a grueling schedule, the team has confidence they can win against their rivals. “I am happy about the success we had and am grateful we were able to develop  chemistry in such a short amount of time and have a chance at competing for a conference title,” says Coach Atsen Bulus. “In my 3 years here I definitely think this is by far the strongest team to turn some heads,” adds junior attackman, Issac Zorn. “I think we can really surprise some people.” The team says discipline is their best strategy. If the offense can limit the amount of turnovers, and defense can continue playing as a team, the men will have an unstoppable season. Coach Bulus says the team will continue to work on team culture and dynamics. “We are working hard to build our character by fighting for the needs of each other on our team, and this will be critical to our success on the field” Bulus mentions. “Our defense is really, really good. I would say the biggest thing is for them to just play their game. When they are playing their game, not many people can score on them. They are shut down” adds Zorn. The team is additionally looking to become better …

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