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Messiah’s Responses to COVID-19

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief   Due to the number of updates from the College, we’ve condensed as much information as possible into this article. All information will be sorted by the date it was released, beginning on March 16, 2020.   March 16,...

Messiah’s First COVID-19 Case

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief The first case of COVID-19 at Messiah was confirmed on March 28, 2020.   For the privacy of the individual, their identity will remain confidential and their position unnamed. Students, staff and other faculty members are...

Moving Forward Amidst COVID-19

By: Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief President Kim Phipps announced further changes to Messiah College in light of COVID-19’s growth globally and locally.   An email on March 16, 2020 stated that Messiah would follow in line with other colleges and move classes...

Messiah College Officially Moves Online

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief *Updates incoming as more information is released* *Updated as of 11:12 p.m., March 28, 2020*   Like many other colleges, Messiah has officially announced that spring classes have been moved online for the rest of the...

Corona Virus: What You Need to Know

By Kendra Sommers, SBM Culture Editor Contrary to global panic, while over 100,000 individuals as of right now have been confirmed with COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, 4,089 have died, while over 60,000 individuals have recovered. The recovery rate is...

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,...

Fuego Night will Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

By Cosette Schulties, Student Writer La Alianza Latina is putting together its first-ever Fuego Night, happening this Friday at the Student Union. In continuation of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Fuego Night is an opportunity to showcase Latino culture through...

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 ranks as one of Messiah’s teams. Though it is not part of the NCAA, it is...

Culture

Corona Virus: What You Need to Know

By Kendra Sommers, SBM Culture Editor Contrary to global panic, while over 100,000 individuals as of right now have been confirmed with COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, 4,089 have died, while over 60,000 individuals have recovered. The recovery rate is...

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...

Recipes from Home: Using Food to Remember the Places We Grew Up

  By Joy Hammond, Student Writer   Food holds a special meaning in our lives from the forbidden fruit partaken by Adam and Eve in the garden to the holiday gatherings with friends and family at home. Food is eaten for survival and eaten for comfort. It can...

Summer Activities for Those Staying on Campus

Kendra Sommers, Student Writer Summer is just around the corner and that means freedom, barbecues and the beach! But if you’re working on campus this summer, that excitement might be underwhelming since you’ll be surrounded by the campus limits that you usually...

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...

Sports

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...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian, SBM Sports Editor Here’s what you may have missed while doing homework this week: Men’s Lacrosse fell to Widener 18-16 on Wednesday night. Garrett Amsbaugh led the team with four...

Student Life

Messiah’s Responses to COVID-19

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief   Due to the number of updates from the College, we’ve condensed as much information as possible into this article. All information will be sorted by the date it was released, beginning on March 16, 2020.   March 16,...

Meet the 2020-2021 Student Body President and VP

By: Nate Castellito Meet your Student Body President, America Cervantes, and Vice President, Matt Jenkins. In a well-contested election, the pair edged out Yabets Assefa and Will Sloyer. Cervantes and Jenkins will succeed Tetsuo Takahara and Jordan Sponsler in the...

Daily De-stressors: Spring Break Double Edition

By: Charmaine Lim, SMB Editor-in-Chief It’s hard not to be stressed right now, with changes being made to how we’re taking classes, trying to stay healthy and even the thought of moving home for more than a few weeks. No matter how much we love the people we’re with,...

Corona Virus: What You Need to Know

By Kendra Sommers, SBM Culture Editor Contrary to global panic, while over 100,000 individuals as of right now have been confirmed with COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, 4,089 have died, while over 60,000 individuals have recovered. The recovery rate is...

Tattoo Tuesday: Matt Simme

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor Matt Simme is a senior film major who’s tattoos not only make him happy, but others as well. He’s found that his tattoo has even gotten people to start singing, and that makes him very happy. This is what he shared about his...

National Nutrition Awareness Month

By Leanne Tan, Student Writer March is the month when spring is right around the corner. We can feel the air getting warmer, and the days getting longer. March is a good time to think about spending time taking care of ourselves as winter melts away and spring offers...

Daily De-Stressors: Daylight Savings Begins

By: Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief It’s the unfortunate time of year when we have to turn our clocks back by a whole hour. That’s right, Daylight Savings begins this Sunday and we’re losing an hour. But have no fear, we’ve got some stuff to try to make up for...

Lost Films Preview: Dark Waters

by Brendan Labra, Student Writer The Lost Films at Messiah is showcasing Dark Waters(2019) this upcoming weekend. The film focuses heavily on a multi-year court case against the multi-billion dollar chemical company, DuPont. While the original plot synopsis may not...

Financial Changes for Pennsylvania Students

By Mario Cosentino Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently announced his 2020-21 budget proposal which includes an increase to the state’s grant program for postsecondary education. Wolf’s legislation would change the program’s yearly allocation from $310.733 million...

Daily De-Stressors: March 1, 2020

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief The beginning of 2020 feels like it’s flying back. During the shorter spring semester, you might feel this even more. If you feel the need to slow down and breathe, check out some of these suggestions.       Read We...

Opinions

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor Monday, March 2 marked the great children's author, Dr. Seuss’s 116th birthday. Even though he passed away in 1991, remembering Dr. Seuss on his birthday week is a tribute to him and his work that inspired the minds of so many...

2020 SGA Debate Night

By Jessie Morgan On Wednesday night, students packed the Larsen Student Union for the annual Student Body Presidential and Vice Presidential debate. During the debate, the running-heads of the 2020 elections spoke on how they plan to best represent the Messiah...

Spinning on Pulse Radio: “Sigurlin” by Kristjan Eastman

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor Kristjan Eastman’s 2019 release, “Sigurlin” is a poetic, deeply personal account of a man who’s lost in love and left heartbroken. Sometimes it feels good to listen to a sad song. Sad songs often reassure us that being human is...

Spinning on Pulse Radio: “Superstar” by Caroline Rose

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor Alternative pop-star Caroline Rose put out her latest album “Superstar” this month, and after listening to it, you might just want to listen to it again- and again. Not only does Rose have lyrics that tell a fascinating story,...

Tattoo Tuesday: Emily Koontz

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor This week we are featuring Emily Koontz, a senior public relations major with a couple tattoos that hold significant meaning for her. Both of her tattoos remind her of who she is as a child of God, and as a human being. This is...

Valentine’s Day

By Brian Shermeyer Valentine’s Day is one of the most disputed days of the year. Some people love it, some hate it, others are indifferent to the day. Despite our varied opinions on it, I believe there is a great benefit for all on this day of love. For couples,...

Lost Films Review Sleepless in Seattle

By Brendan Labra Sleepless in Seattle (1993) was shown this weekend as a special Valentine’s Day film. While the film has been long regarded as a classic, I viewed it this week with fresh eyes to see whether or not it still holds up today.  The movie centers around...

Spinning on Pulse Radio: “Stay Good” by Brooklyn Funk Essentials

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor Brooklyn Funk Essentials are spinning this week with their sixth studio album, “Stay Good.” The album is a tribute to Frankie Knuckles, funk music legend whose music inspired the bands eclectic funky sound. Funk music might seem...

Messiah Updates and Adds Rules to Student Handbook

By Ally Hufford, Social Media Manager Students and faculty received an email Monday morning from Associate Dean of Students Doug Wood regarding updates to the Student Handbook. The two updates addressed rules concerning off campus media and personalizing rooms. The...

Daily Destressors

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief It’s only the first week of classes, but everyone is certainly feeling the gloomy weather and trying to avoid the sicknesses going around. Here are some great ways to avoid being around all the sick people and to help you feel...
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