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More Than A Month: Black History

Matt Dekonty Student Writer Yesterday evening, the Multicultural Council held a panel of Messiah faculty discussing the importance of black history, as well as its relation to the official month, and how students should go about learning and applying their historical...

How Messiah Ranks Higher Than Larger Schools in Recyclemania

Maddie Conley Online Editor Recyclemania has been taking place during February and continues into March. Currently, Messiah ranks 16 out of 500 schools for the food organics category, 50 out of 502 schools for Diversion and 57 out of 502 schools in the Per Capita...

Touring on a School Night: Interview with Shortly

Maddie Conley Online Editor You may have heard this artist’s name the last time you were at a restaurant or diner.  Alexandria Maniak often has to remind even herself that her server isn’t a mind reader when she tells her, “I’ll be with you shortly.” Before she took...

SGA Kicks Off Election Season With Debate Night: Meet the Candidates

Megan Bomba SBM Editor-in-Chief While U.S. Presidential candidates start coming out of the woodwork, it’s election season here at Messiah College. Our potential Student Government Association leaders are gearing up for the Debate Night where they will answer questions...

Tuition Increases for 2019-2020, But by Less Than It Has in Years

Maddie Conley Online Editor Vice President of Finance and Planning, David Walker announced on February 19 that undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board will be increasing by 2.23 percent next school year. “This is the lowest increase I’ve seen in my eight years...

Poetry and Photography Highlight the Reality of Fracking at the Shale Play Exhibition

Hannah Rauhut Student Writer Students and faculty gathered in Parmer Recital Hall this past Thursday to hear from poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf and award-winning photographer Steven Rubin as they presented their latest work Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the...

Employee Cars Broken Into on Campus

Maddie Conley Online Editor Today, several unlocked employee vehicles in Milo lot were entered into and items were taken. The Upper Allen Police are currently investigating the incident. Items removed included phone chargers, GPS units and change. VP of Operations...

Please Report to the President’s Office: Open Door Day

Haley Mong Student Writer In October, Kim Phipps opened her office door to students and faculty who had concerns and ideas to share. The second Open Door Day of the year will be held tomorrow for connection between Phipps and the student body. Desiring to be “the...

Controlling Stress Through the Generations

Cosette Schulties Student Writer Generation Stress, a panel discussion on anxiety in young children took place on Tuesday night. While much of the information was targeted towards parents and caregivers, college students can benefit from the awareness of what causes...

African Diversity Shines Through Karibu Night

Leanne Tan Student Writer Lively African music and dances filled Brubaker Auditorium for Karibu Night this past Saturday evening. Around 300 students, faculty members, alumni and guests came out to celebrate diversity in African cultures. Hosted by the African Student...

Culture

National Pancake Day!

Matt Dekonty Student Writer Tuesday is National Pancake Day 2019. The nationwide celebration of America’s favorite (or, arguably second favorite) breakfast food is marked by IHOP’s offering of free pancakes to all customers. While the debate between waffles and...

International Banquet Becomes a Multi-Experience Gala

Charmaine Lim SBM Culture Editor As society begins to talk more about the value and importance of culture, the ways we celebrate it grow larger. This year, the Multicultural Council and ISA/MuKappa made the decision to change the International Banquet to International...

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Pressures of College Life

Matt Dekonty Student Writer Most college students usually associate their problems with food as either eating too much or too little. Effects are evidenced in the infamous ‘Freshman 15’, or the tendency others have to live on ramen after the dining dollars have run...

Fighting Child Poverty in the United States

Kendra Sommers Student Writer “Movements don’t start from the top, they start from the bottom with ordinary people like you and me,” declared Marian Wright Edelman in Parmer Hall Thursday evening as the keynote speaker for this year’s Center for Public Humanities...

Against All Odds: Molly and Tyler’s Story

Cosette Schulties Student Writer Whether you’re #foreversingle or a professional in the dating game come Valentine's Day tomorrow, it’s no secret that relationships take work. Molly Janczyk, '15, an admissions counselor at Messiah, knows from her own long-distance...

How to Avoid Being Sick for Finals

Matt Dekonty Student Writer With the winter season fast approaching, many students may begin to experience cold or flu symptoms that make it more difficult to function, especially as we enter the very busy finals season. We reached out to Michelle Lucas at the Engle...

Are You Appreciating or Appropriating Other Cultures?

Kelly Webber Web Manager In a world that becomes more globalized by the day, the distinction between cultural appreciation and appropriation becomes a vague shade of gray rather than a black-and-white issue. Recently students and professors have been engaging this...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Cameron Walker

Celica Cook Student Writer Part of the beauty of a tattoo is the unique person behind the skin and ink. Cameron Walker shares about the story behind her tattoos, and why she chose these words and designs to represent parts of her life and personality. What tattoos do...

Humans of Messiah: Caroline Olson

Natalie Vermeulen Student Writer Name: Caroline Olson Year: Junior Majors: Sustainability and Spanish Meet Caroline Olson, a Messiah student full of lots of joy and many talents. You can find her studying sustainability, speaking Spanish or singing in Gospel Choir,...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Abby La Bianca

Celica Cook Student Writer For some people, their tattoo was a decision made on a whim. For others, it was planned out far in advance. However, for senior Abby La Bianca, the decision was made when she faced an almost deadly accident. How many tattoos do you have, and...

Sports

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian SBM Sports Editor National Championship matches and games were in full swing last week. Here’s what you may have missed: Wrestling: Josiah Gehr, Victor DeFrance, Brian Shermeyer and...

Pro Sports Weekly: Disaster in Paradise

Jory Hagen Student Writer In 16 seasons of pro-basketball, Lebron James has missed out on the playoffs only twice. Any sports fan under the age of 25 would be hard pressed to remember a season in...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian SBM Sports Editor Women’s basketball advanced to the Sweet Sixteen on Saturday. Here’s what you may have missed: Women’s Basketball hosted the first and second rounds of the NCAA...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian SBM Sports Editor Championships were won and tickets were punched to Nationals this week. Here’s what you may have missed: Women’s Basketball defeated Lebanon Valley College 62-51...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian SBM Sports Editor We have finished our first week of classes! Although it was “syllabus week”, you probably still had homework and missed out on some games: Men’s Volleyball lost to...

Whiteout Game Brings Fans To the Court

Lilly Kashishian SBM Sports Editor A tradition and fan-favorite, the annual Eyas whiteout games for both the women’s and men’s basketball teams took place on Wednesday. Not just a normal game,...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor Men’s Basketball lost at home to Hood College 81-68. Matt Glogowski led the Falcons with 19 points, eight rebounds and two assists. After two straight losses, the team...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor The Falcons were on the road most of the week except for Wrestling, so here’s what you may have missed this week: Women’s Track and Field began their season at the...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor As some teams are wrapping up their seasons, others are just getting started. Here’s what you may have missed: Men’s Basketball lost to Lancaster Bible early in the...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor Nothing says fall like playing some games in what actually feels like winter weather. Here’s what you may have missed: Women’s Basketball opened their season against...

Student Life

5 Ways to Eat Healthy on Campus: National Nutrition Month

Celica Cook Student Writer This month is National Nutrition Month which means that it’s a great time to start learning about and developing the healthy habits that bring such positive change to the way we think about the food we eat and the way we care for ourselves....

Tattoo Tuesdays: Ally Hufford

Celica Cook Student Writer Tattoos can be many things to many people, but for junior Ally Hufford, they represent remembrance and the celebration of the people in her life that helped her become the person she is today. Hufford shares her thoughts on what her tattoo...

Defying Stereotypes: Females in Male-Dominated Majors

Leanne Tan Student Writer Many of us, at one point or another, have encountered the stereotype that guys are naturally better than girls at math and science. Guys do cool stuff like science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), while girls do more...

Humans of Messiah: Katie Bunch

Anya Benninger Student Writer Katie Bunch Year: First-Year Major: Mechanical engineering How did you choose your major? In high school, I was interested in math and science, so I knew I wanted to go into something in that field. I didn’t really know a lot so my...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Haley Faragalli

Celica Cook Student Writer Tattoos usually mean more than the eye can see. For Haley Faragalli, a junior education major, they are a reminder of the experiences in life that are as permanent in her memory as the ink is on her skin. What is your tattoo? I have one on...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Yessenia Campos

Celica Cook Student Writer A tattoo can take on any kind of meaning, but for some people, they are a symbol of the passion they have. For junior psychology major Yessenia Campos, her tattoos represent the passion she has for music, while reminding her of the victory...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Sam Rockhill

Celica Cook Student Writer Tattoos are often used as reminders of significant moments in someone's life. However, for senior politics and international relations major Sam Rockhill, her tattoos remind her of commitments to her calling and to her friends.   What...

Ardor Abroad

Charmaine Lim SBM Culture Editor Most people dream of being able to visit another country during their college years. Learning a new language, being part of a new culture and getting to explore different parts of the world are all combined in study abroad programs. In...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Jordan Minnich Kjesbo

Celica Cook Student Writer Students are not the only ones walking around with inked skin and a story to tell. Bible professor Jordan Minnich Kjesbo tells the story behind the two tattoos that he has.   What are your tattoos? I have a traditional swallow on the...

BSU’s Hair Expo Reveals Stories of Self-Acceptance

Cosette Schulties Student Writer The Black Student Union hosted a Hair Expo on Saturday in celebration of beauty within the black community. As a continuation of last year’s “How’d You Get Your Hair Like That?” this event featured demonstrations, a panel discussion...

Opinions

Download This: Tasmania by Pond

Celica Cook Student Writer This week we are checking out Australian psych-rock band Pond, and their latest release, Tasmania. Pond has always been known for the way their music makes you feel like you’re effortlessly floating on a cloud, or at times, falling down a...

Daily De-Stessors: Spring Break!

Charmaine Lim SBM Culture Editor You’ve made it to Spring Break! If you need some ideas for relaxation, look no further. Read Silent Scream by Angela Marsons. Detective Inspector Kim Stone is tasked with an old case when the headmistress is found strangled. The murder...

Restaurant Spotlight: Banana Leaf Indian Cuisine

Kendra Sommers Student Writer For the first feature in ‘Restaurant Spotlight,’ highlighted today will be the Indian restaurant on the Carlisle Pike: Banana Leaf Indian Cuisine. It has impeccable flavors, friendly staff and is only 15 minutes away from campus. Banana...

Download This: placeholder by Hand Habits

Celica Cook Student Writer In honor of the celebration of International Women's Day, we are checking out groundbreaking female artist, Hand Habits, and her latest release, placeholder, a musical journey about the painful ebb and flow of lost love and heartache. The...

Daily De-Stressors: Strong Women Influencers

Charmaine Lim SBM Culture Editor It’s never too late to celebrate International Women’s Day! Here are some activities that feature strong women. Read Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Adopted by the Cuthbert siblings, Anne Shirley moves to Green Gables in...

Download This: You Will Not Die by Nakhane

Celica Cook Student Writer To continue the celebration of Black History month, we are looking at Nakhane’s latest album, You Will Not Die. Nakhane combines gentle ballads with upbeat, electronic melodies in this striking album that tells the honest story of Nakhane’s...

Daily De-Stressors: Netflix, KPop and Magic

Charmaine Lim SBM Culture Editor It’s finally supposed to be spring, but the weather seems to disagree. But have no fear, we have new things for you to de-stress with this week. Read Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. If you like magic and morally grey characters, this...

Download This: TNT by Tortoise

Celica Cook Student Writer This week we are taking a step back and looking at Tortoise’s 1998 release of TNT. The post-rock, electronic indie sound of Tortoise’s music epitomizes the post-Nirvana experimental music of the time. Tortoise does something interesting with...

Daily De-Stressors: Lost Things, Dragons and Rock Walls

Charmaine Lim SBM Culture Editor The recent snow days may have helped de-stress, but it’s still nice to have a couple of relaxing activities lined up for stressful moments during the week. Once again, if you prefer listening to this segment, be sure to tune in to...

Download This: Quiet Signs by Jessica Pratt

Celica Cook Student Writer This week we are taking a look at folk artist Jessica Pratt’s newest release, Quiet Signs. As Pratt’s third album since her start in 2012, this album combines the warm acoustics from her first and second album into yet another soft...
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