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College to University

As of July 1, 2020, Messiah College has officially transitioned to Messiah University. If you are anything like me, you are not sure why this carries any significance for us as students. Prior to writing this, I did not even know what the difference between the two...

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 necessary for success in the athletic department. They oversee the teams,...

Messiah’s Statement on Reconciliation

Updated: June 3 at 10:30 p.m.   Throughout the history of our country, racism has been a common theme. Some may deny that it still exists today. Based upon the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, it is an issue that our country must...

Messiah University: Opening in August

“I’m delighted to share the news that Messiah University will be reopening in August for an on-campus, in-person start to the 2020 fall undergraduate semester,” President Kim Phipps said in her video shared with students and employees of Messiah University. In her...

COVID-19 Impacts Animal Shelters

By Jessie Morgan, Student Writer   As COVID-19 makes its way across the country, statewide stay-at-home orders would seem to open doors for new family pets. However, as lawmakers crack down on social distancing policies, animal shelters are finding themselves...

Harrisburg’s Lockdown Protest

By Celica Cook and Kendra Sommers Crowds gathered in Harrisburg to protest the COVID-19 state-wide shutdown on April 20, 2020. The Reopen PA Rally, centering on the footsteps of the capitol, included a gridlock of cars on the surrounding areas. CNN reported thousands...

How Students & Teachers Can Protect Themselves on Zoom

By: Mario Cosentino When a student attends a class or joins a study group in an academic building or in the library, there is a certain expectation of privacy held by these students.  This privacy would be broken if an uninvited person invaded said space and started...

Suspicious Individual Spotted on Campus Before Fleeing

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief An unknown man entered the Men’s Restoration House, otherwise known as Melhorn, at 10:50am today. An unlocked door was his entry point and he was heard walking around the house before being noticed by a student. The man, reported...

Online Student Speech and the Code of Conduct

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief & Maddie Conley, Web Content Manager   Currently, there have been discussions on campus about student behavior online. As students attending a private college, how much freedom do we have to say whatever we want? At...

The Smoke and Mirrors of Vaping

By Leanne Tan, Student Writer   Students received a mass email recently reminding them that the use of any e-cigarettes, like all tobacco products, is not in alignment with the community covenant and is thus prohibited on campus. Was this just a random reminder,...

Culture

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...

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...

ASA Lunar New Year

By Leanne Tan The Asian Student Association (ASA) held its annual Lunar New Year (LNY) celebration at the Union last Saturday, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. “LNY is such a big event celebrated in multiple countries across Asia,” ASA underrepresented advocate Charmaine...

“Parasite” and The Oscars’ International Film History

By Kendra Sommers With history being made at the Oscars, it is almost surprising that Parasite was the first non-English language film to be awarded with “Best Picture” in the 92 years the Oscars has been around.   Parasite also won in other categories including...

Album Review: “Jesus is King”

By Mario Cosentino, Student Writer   Kayne West is done making secular music. No, seriously. The hip-hop artist’s most recent album titled Jesus is King came with a promise to only make “gospel music from here on out.'' West joins rappers TobyMac, Lecrae, Andy...

Home Is: Sharing Cultures, Re-Discovering Sense of Self and Owning the Differences

By Nate Castellitto, Student Writer, Celica Cook SBM Student Life Editor, Amy Depretis, Student Writer & Kendra Sommers, SBM Culture Editor   October is considered as Global Diversity Awareness Month, a time to celebrate our differences, become more...

The Real Columbus Day: Challenging the Celebration of an Important Historical Holiday

By Connor Cigrang, SBM Student Writer & Kendra Sommers, SBM Culture Section Editor   There’s an elementary school poem that goes, “In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” This catchy poem has served as a reminder of the voyage...

Sports

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...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Mario Cosentino, Student Writer Here’s all the end of season action you missed in the past week: Baseball beat the York College Spartans 5-2 on Wednesday. The Falcons were shut out in most innings...

Student Life

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...

Daily Destressors: Earth Day Edition

By Charmaine Lim Earth Day may have just passed, but there’s plenty that we can do to keep celebrating the beautiful planet we live on.         Read The World Without Us by Alan Weisman. As we’ve been stuck inside, the natural world has changed...

Tiger King Deep Dive: Episode 1: “Not Your Average Joe”

By Brendan Labra, Student Writer While the Coronavirus has essentially put everyone on a lockdown quarantine, one show has captured the eyes of an entire nation; Tiger King. The Netflix documentary series premiered in late March and was immediately met with audience...

Tattoo Tuesday: Elena Castillo

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor Tattoos can be lots of things. Sometimes they are a form of self expression, or they represent a value or idea that is important to us.They are a tangible way that we can better understand the human being being the ink. For...

How Students & Teachers Can Protect Themselves on Zoom

By: Mario Cosentino When a student attends a class or joins a study group in an academic building or in the library, there is a certain expectation of privacy held by these students.  This privacy would be broken if an uninvited person invaded said space and started...

Daily De-stressors: Getting Your Mind Off Things

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief Another week inside, another week of trying to not to get sucked into how different our world is now. On the literal bright side, the weather has been warming up and the sun has decided to make regular appearances. As you stare...

Daily De-stressors: Curing the Boredom

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief Most of us have been social distancing and self-quarantining for a few hard weeks. If you haven’t already returned to some old favorites, here are some suggestions that might become new favorites.       Read Young...

Opinions

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...

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...

Music for Quarantine: Gigaton

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Hole--sound familiar? These are some of the great bands that emerged out of the 1990s grunge scene. Sadly, grunge fell apart almost as soon as it came together, and got replaced...
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