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Aftermath of the Hoffman Fire

In the early hours of Saturday morning, a fire alarm was triggered in the basement of Hoffman. Fire trucks were called and responded promptly, students were emailed about the incident later on in the morning and seemingly life continues to move on. There may, however,...

Sustainability during COVID-19

Ever since March, COVID-19 has caused many regulations to be put in place in order to ensure safety in various communities. Some of these regulations can lead to negative impacts on the environment over time. Messiah University has been forced to require multiple...

Admissions Safety

Even under the modified semester, the Messiah University Admissions Office upholds its mission to provide prospective students with a resource for any questions or concerns about the college search process. Admissions employees continue to extend the Messiah community...

COVID-19 Testing Mandate

On Monday, September 7, Messiah University released a statement mandating all on-campus students and residence directors to be tested on the days of September 10 and 11.    The campus currently has four confirmed cases, but administration believes this is the...

First COVID-19 Update

Messiah University has officially made it past the two-week mark without an outbreak of COVID-19. The continual mask wearing, social distancing and increased sanitizing has kept the virus from spreading across campus. Some universities have not been as diligent and...

Changes to Engle Center

With the danger of COVID-19 still threatening to close campus and force students to learn remotely, the Engle Center has been doing all it can in order to help make sure that does not happen. The Engle Center has made many adjustments to how they offer medical...

Text Express Closed

As students move in and prepare themselves for classes, a common stop is at Text Express by The Falcon to pick up textbooks. That will not be the case at least at the beginning of this year.   Follett made the decision to keep the Text Express store closed for...

FAQ

FAQ Updated: August 17 at 6:30 p.m.   What is Messiah’s testing protocol related to COVID-19?   Messiah’s testing program has two branches. First, prior to opening, the University will test certain student populations who are at greater risk for exposure to...

Fall Sports Cancelled

On July 24, the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) announced the suspension of all intercollegiate athletic competitions for fall 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means athletes involved in cross country, field hockey, soccer, tennis and women's volleyball...

Messiah University: Plans for the August Reopening

“Messiah is all about community. It’s who we are.” As president of the newly minted Messiah University, Kim Phipps upholds this firm reminder of the importance of community in the university’s sphere. Since announcing the university’s reopening in August, Messiah’s...

Culture

Odd October Holidays: Bring Your Bible to School Day

Fall has arrived here at Messiah University. While October is known for the spooky season of Halloween, many other odd holidays exist throughout the month, providing us with easy and fun ways to celebrate. Starting off the month, Oct. 1 serves as Bring Your Bible to...

Arts Invasion Day 2020

Arts Invasion Day is a chance for students in the art departments on campus to share their passions with the rest of the student body. Every year, students in music, dance, theatre or visual arts create their crafts outside to bring awareness to the joys of art and...

Movie Review: The Devil All the Time

The latest Netflix film, The Devil All the Time, has been generating a significant amount of buzz ahead of its September release. Filled to the brim with a star-studded cast, (featuring Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sebastian Stan, Bill Skarsgård, Riley Keough and...

Movie Review: Tenet

There is no doubting that things are different this year at Messiah. The future of Messiah’s Lost Films run by SAB is currently unknown. While it is unlikely that indoor movies will be shown this semester, the possibility still remains for outdoor films to be shown....

Faith During the Pandemic

Sometimes it's hard to have faith. It is the definition of “easier said than done.” We cannot physically see it. It cannot be confined to a singular human feeling. Not even one path is correct for all those of faith. At Messiah, we profess that each one of us is...

Messiah’s Most Streamed Show: “The Office”

According to a national poll by highspeedinternet.com, “Friends” is the most streamed HBO Max show nationwide. We polled Pulse followers and discovered that “The Office” is your most streamed show.   The national poll was only HBO Max streaming, but we wanted to...

The Love of Fathers

Being stuck at home leaves a lot of time for reflection—and cleaning. Recently, my brother and I were sifting through our old bookcases, stacking two piles: books to donate and books to keep. The latter group soon began teetering under the weight of paperbacks, while...

Be the Change You Wish to See

African Americans have been mistreated throughout the entire history of our country. While in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the issue of racism has been brought to the forefront after the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Their last...

Quarantine Kitchen: Week 1

By Kendra Sommers If figuring out what to make for dinner wasn’t already hard before, I have found it even more so during quarantine now that I am home for all three meals of the day. I am by no means a chef, but I like food and lots of flavor so whether you’re using...

Celebrating Caribbean Culture: The Multicultural Council’s First Ever Caribbean Get-Together

By Jessie Morgan, Student Writer On Tuesday afternoon, students and faculty gathered at the Union for the first ever Caribbean Get-Together. This event, a gathering organized by the Multicultural Council, featured food and games inspired by  Caribbean culture. The...

Sports

Fall Sports Cancelled

On July 24, the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) announced the suspension of all intercollegiate athletic competitions for fall 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means athletes involved in...

Looking to a Bright Future

As Messiah College transfers to Messiah University, they also transfer from one athletic director to another. An athletic director of a college or university has many duties and responsibilities...

NCAA Offers Spring Athletes Extra Year of Eligibility

By: Mario Cosentino The NCAA has decided to grant all spring sport athletes an extra year of athletic eligibility in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was made on March 13th, which was a...

Super Bowl LIV : Who Did You Root For?

By Mark Leach Whether you are invested in your hometown team, a player of a specific team or simply counting down the days until you have an excuse to get together with friends for finger-foods and...

E-Sports Now a Messiah Varsity Team, Gaming Lounge Being Built

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief   A new sport is coming to campus, one doesn’t include a ball, net or swim cap, but rather, a controller and screen. E-sports has officially joined the...

Fore-gotten Sports: Re-visiting the Final Days of Messiah’s Golf Team

By Mark Leach, Student Writer and Charmaine Lim, Editor-in-Chief   It’s no surprise that Messiah has had many sports programs come and go over the past 110 years. But not every one of these...

Down Memory Lane: Re-visiting Messiah’s Bowling Alley and Snack Shop

By Mario Consentino, Student Writer   If a Messiah student wanted to go bowling on a Friday night, they would have to hike to their car and make a fifteen minute drive to get to Trindle Bowl or...

Down in History: Messiah Hall of Fame Athletes and Their Outstanding Achievements

By Jory Hagen, SBM Sports Editor   Messiah College is full of student athletes that have expressed a love and dedication to not only their studies and ministries, but into Messiah athletics....

Alumni Spotlight: Mike Helm, Messiah’s first NCAA Champion of the 21st century

By Brian Shermeyer, Student Writer   With all of the national championships that Messiah has won since the turn of the century, the winning had to start somewhere. Look no further than a humble...

Beginner’s Guide to the Falcon Fitness Center

By Connor Cigrang, Student Writer Gone are the days of students having to cram into the small space filled with grunting athletes that used to be Messiah’s weight room. However, even with the new...

Student Life

Preview of Arts Invasion

With the COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions, there have been a limited number of events going on across campus and even less that students are able to actually go to and participate in. Come Tuesday September 22, there will finally be one of those opportunities....

Quarantine Checklist

No one ever expected that they would find themselves quarantined at college during a global pandemic. There is really no way to plan for that. But, there are a few important takeaways from quarantined students’ experiences, which can help if you are called to enter...

Sustainability during COVID-19

Ever since March, COVID-19 has caused many regulations to be put in place in order to ensure safety in various communities. Some of these regulations can lead to negative impacts on the environment over time. Messiah University has been forced to require multiple...

Moving from Physical to Mental

In these past few months, the world seems to have transformed into something of an apocalyptic world. A global pandemic called COVID-19 has affected millions worldwide. According to The Washington Post, as of August 27th there are 24,210,000 cases of COVID-19...

Changes to Engle Center

With the danger of COVID-19 still threatening to close campus and force students to learn remotely, the Engle Center has been doing all it can in order to help make sure that does not happen. The Engle Center has made many adjustments to how they offer medical...

First Day of Classes

“I prayerfully and hopefully declare the 2020-2021 academic year at Messiah University to be officially open.” With these words, Messiah University President Kim Phipps commenced another year’s studies beginning on August 25th.    The title of “university” is not...

Messiah’s Most Streamed Show: “The Office”

According to a national poll by highspeedinternet.com, “Friends” is the most streamed HBO Max show nationwide. We polled Pulse followers and discovered that “The Office” is your most streamed show.   The national poll was only HBO Max streaming, but we wanted to...

Senior Commemoration Trends on Social Media Might Be Doing More Harm Than Good

By Jessie Morgan, Student Writer   In light of the pandemic, social media users have witnessed a new trend circulating through Facebook in honor of the class of 2020. However, this trend may be doing more harm than good for high school and college seniors.  ...

Tiger King: A Deep Dive, Episode 4

By Brendan Labra, Student Writer   Hey there all you cool cats and kittens, it’s time to take another deep dive into Netflix’s beloved Tiger King. How will the show continue to ramp up the antics? Find out below.   Burnin’ Up While the previous episode...

Tiger King: A Deep Dive, Episode 3

By Brendan Labra, Student Writer   Is this show still about tigers? The third episode of Tiger King on Netflix follows up the series’ biggest cliffhanger so far and focuses on the life and controversy of Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue.   A Wild Marriage...

Opinions

Movie Review: Tenet

There is no doubting that things are different this year at Messiah. The future of Messiah’s Lost Films run by SAB is currently unknown. While it is unlikely that indoor movies will be shown this semester, the possibility still remains for outdoor films to be shown....

Be the Change You Wish to See

African Americans have been mistreated throughout the entire history of our country. While in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the issue of racism has been brought to the forefront after the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Their last...

The Emperor’s New Groove: a timeless underrated classic

By Brendan Labra, Student Writer   For this week’s movie review on the Pulse, we are digging a little deeper into the archives of Walt Disney. When The Emperor’s New Groove came out in 2000, it was widely popular. The question is, does it still hold up 20 years...

Daily De-Stressors: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

To kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and give you some options to de-stress with before finals, here are our suggestions.   Read The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang. Following the Wangs as they are reluctantly reunited, this family drama focuses on...

Tariah Rozier Feature

  By Jessie Morgan       There is no doubt that the COVID crisis has left each of us struggling in some way, whether it be physically, financially or emotionally. Despite those daily challenges, one Messiah student continues to prove that there is nothing that can’t...

As a Final Word

After four years, I can’t believe that my time at Messiah is coming to an end. It has been an amazing experience and a crazy time for me, and I wanted to leave you guys with something before I officially hand the reins over to Brian Shermeyer, the next...

Onward Movie Review

By Brendan Labra, Student Writer   One of the unfortunate effects of the circumstances we are facing due to the coronavirus is that students can no longer count on the Lost Films each weekend to get their movie fix. That being said, there are still a plethora of...

Tiger King: A Deep Dive Episode 2

By Brendan Labra, Student Writer   Well this episode definitely starts off with a bang. The widely popular Tiger King that premiered on Netflix in late March took the nation by storm. The second episode of the popular mini docuseries gets started with a panicked...

Quarantine Kitchen: Week 1

By Kendra Sommers If figuring out what to make for dinner wasn’t already hard before, I have found it even more so during quarantine now that I am home for all three meals of the day. I am by no means a chef, but I like food and lots of flavor so whether you’re using...

Keeping Up With Your Mental Health During Quarantine

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor   Day to day life isn’t what it was just one month ago. Businesses are closed. We have brought our course work home. The future looks uncertain, and this has been a difficult time for many people.   For some, this...
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