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Updated: Service Dogs

Editor’s note: After this article was published in the April Swinging Bridge Magazine, we received notice that it contained misinformation about the distinction between service dogs and therapy dogs, and mislabeled Adi as a service dog. We apologize for these errors,...

The Story of Hoffman

Current Messiah University students have watched the recent demolition of Hoffman slowly progress this semester. The construction was a part of Messiah’s plan, which included the construction of the new Kim Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center and the renovation of...

Capitol Riots Multicultural Meeting

The Multicultural Council hosted an event on Jan. 29 to discuss the insurrection that occurred at the U.S. capitol. This event titled “What Happened On 1/6” was created to provide a space to share and process the events at the capitol. Over 20 people, including Todd...

The COVID-19 Vaccine

As the world moves into 2021, the spread of COVID-19 remains an international concern. As a ray of hope in a dark situation, vaccinations have emerged worldwide.    According to Bloomberg’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker, over 15.6 million shots have been administered...

Post-Election Updates: Part II

With inauguration day nearing, the fight over the 2020 presidential election remains a key focus of both political parties.    While president-elect Joe Biden prepares to enter the White House on Jan. 20, the Trump administration continues its battle to prove...

Post-Election Updates

With the year 2020 almost at a close, the United States is still working on two major issues:  managing the widespread COVID-19 pandemic and putting the recent presidential election to rest. Many agree that each has affected the other, bringing unprecedented...

End of Fall Semester FAQ

Do we have to completely move out or should we just take what we need at home for the next two months?   Residential students should just take what they need home for break unless not returning or moving to another housing assignment.   Do we need to...

The Return of Messiah Sports

After a long Saturday, Messiah concluded its action-packed weekend on Shoemaker Field with both men’s and women’s soccer. Earlier in the day, softball, baseball and men’s and women’s cross country took to their respective fields and courses with students in...

Importance of Voting

Election Day is fast approaching and time is running out to register to vote. The last day to register in Pennsylvania is Oct. 19. If you are not yet registered to vote, take the next 10 minutes and get registered for this marquee election.   “I think it’s...

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,...

Culture

Snow White Review

Messiah’s Theatre Department begins their run of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Performed by TJ Barker’s Troupe of Theatricals” Thursday, March 4. This production is not your typical Snow White story. In this version, a travelling group of performers face many...

The Journey of Cherisse Daniels

Every person who walks into Cherisse Daniels’ office is immediately welcomed by the tapestry on her wall of a black woman with her natural hair out and a crown atop her head.    “Black queen,” Daniels said. “Black women are told we can’t be this way or can’t look...

Homelessness During Thanksgiving

Not everyone is able to enjoy a warm turkey dinner and a room full of family and friends during the holidays. With the pandemic still in the United States, many people have struggled with being temporarily laid off or having the business permanently shut down.   ...

Christmas Music Debate

The Pulse recently put out a poll on Instagram, asking the Messiah Community this vital question: Is November too early to start listening to Christmas music or should the start of the festivities come much later?   The race was close, with 51% of participants...

Dance vs. Soccer Experiment

Picture this: the dance world and the soccer world collaborate together on Messiah’s campus to see what the two disciplines can learn from each other. That is exactly what we did with the dance vs. soccer experiment. In October, we held a soccer practice where seven...

Senior Show: “Words We Wish We Said”

As Messiah’s Greek performances come to a close, there are still opportunities to stream theatre during the upcoming fall senior shows.    Theatre and public relations major Bryanna Pye and dance major Ryan Wong stare down the final stretch of their college...

Movie Review: Lady Bird

The 2017 film titled Lady Bird was met with universal praise for its depiction of what it means to be an emerging adult in the modern world. Although set in 2003, the film comments accurately on the everyday struggles that teens go through in their late high school...

Movie Review: Jaws

This weekend SAB is showcasing another classic film, Jaws. Released in 1975, Jaws took the world by storm and is often considered the first blockbuster horror film. I vividly remember both of my parents telling me about seeing Jaws in the theatre and how much it...

Halloween Origins

Have you ever thought about how Halloween came to be the Holiday that is now celebrated every year? It is interesting to see the different stories on the creation of Halloween from the students on campus. Depending on where you might have heard different tales from...

The Birds Review

Oct. 29 marks opening night of Messiah University’s Theatre production of “The Birds.” “The Birds” is a Greek comedy written by Aristophanes in 414 BC. Messiah’s rendition is directed by Professor Ed Cohn and will be available for viewing via livestream. A major...

Sports

Messiah Survivor

The Messiah Survivor club took over campus April 16-17 in a series of exciting games and challenges with many students participating or supporting the competition.  The club, which started four...

The Return to Normalcy for Athletes

New spectator policies have allowed all current Messiah University students, staff and faculty to attend home athletic events. Messiah’s athletes have been enjoying this change since its...

Wrestling Nationals: Cancelled and Restored

Messiah wrestling kicked off this past weekend with a dual meet on Friday against Shenandoah and a round robin style contest on Saturday against The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). Prior to the...

Bryan Brunk: Wrestling Coach and Mentor

The head coach for Messiah’s wrestling team, Bryan Brunk, is often seen cheering on his athletes during a match, encouraging them in their faith and mentoring them in all areas of life. This year is...

Dance vs. Soccer Experiment

Picture this: the dance world and the soccer world collaborate together on Messiah’s campus to see what the two disciplines can learn from each other. That is exactly what we did with the dance vs....

Katie McComb: A Christ-Centered Coach

Many know the head coach for Messiah’s swim team, Katie McComb, to be a strong mentor and boss for student athletes and workers. What some people may not realize is how McComb strives to keep her...

The Return of Messiah Sports

After a long Saturday, Messiah concluded its action-packed weekend on Shoemaker Field with both men’s and women’s soccer. Earlier in the day, softball, baseball and men’s and women’s cross country...

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...

Student Life

Cassidy’s COVID Story

After almost nine months of avoiding COVID-19 and continually testing negative, I was finally exposed to the virus after my boyfriend came home from college for Thanksgiving and Christmas break.  He lives in a Christian fraternity house at school and while they do...

Shared Experiences of Remote Students

Having spent the latter half of the spring semester learning remotely, senior public relations major Tyler Hallman was excited to return to campus this fall to reconnect with his friends and professors in person. Little did he know that it was all about to change.   ...

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.  ...

Opinions

Promising Young Woman Movie Review

As the Oscar euphoria has been dying down since the award show premiered on April 25, I thought it would be a good idea to review some of the movies that were nominated for Best Picture. The next film on the list is Promising Young Woman.   Promising Young Woman stars...

The Sound of Metal Review

With the Oscar buzz crescendoing to a high note last weekend, I thought it would be a good idea to look at some of the best picture nominations. The first movie that I will take a look at is The Sound of Metal   Directed by Darius Marder, The Sound of Metal was...

Thoughts on Forgiveness

A couple weeks ago I was sitting in the library around two on a Saturday afternoon. I was minding my own business at a desk, researching for one of my final papers when I was approached by two strangers. Both men used their bodies and attitudes to intimidate and...

Snow White Review

Messiah’s Theatre Department begins their run of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Performed by TJ Barker’s Troupe of Theatricals” Thursday, March 4. This production is not your typical Snow White story. In this version, a travelling group of performers face many...

Movie Review: Enola Holmes

Just because we will not be having any more SAB Lost Films this semester does not mean we still cannot have reviews on the Pulse. This week, we’re going to be looking at the Netflix original film, Enola Holmes.   Enola Holmes takes a completely new spin on the...

Christmas Music Debate

The Pulse recently put out a poll on Instagram, asking the Messiah Community this vital question: Is November too early to start listening to Christmas music or should the start of the festivities come much later?   The race was close, with 51% of participants...

Senior Show: “Words We Wish We Said”

As Messiah’s Greek performances come to a close, there are still opportunities to stream theatre during the upcoming fall senior shows.    Theatre and public relations major Bryanna Pye and dance major Ryan Wong stare down the final stretch of their college...

Do Masks Really Work?

With the number of positive COVID-19 cases on campus rising, following the rules to keep everyone safe needs to be a priority.  Every rule Messiah has put in place this semester is important, including wearing masks.  Many people around the world have all asked the...

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...
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