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“A Piece of Heaven”: Cultural Representation in Chapel

By Cosette Schulties, Student Writer La Alianza Latina (LAL) collaborated with College Ministries to host a Tuesday night service on Oct. 22. This was more than a simple infusion of diversity, but LAL orchestrated the entire event – from choosing the songs to writing...

Rent a Ride: Bikeshare Program Offers Students Cheap, Sustainable Transportation

By Connor Cigrang, Student Writer   Having a bike on campus can be a hassle. You have a convenient ride to and from class, but you have to deal with finding places to keep it and maintaining it. Starting this semester, the Office of Sustainability is partnering...

Groundbreaking Greenery: 180 New Trees Planted on Campus

By Maddie Conley, Web Content Manager   Back in August, we saw many trees come down to make way for parking, but today 180 new trees were planted with the hopes of keeping Messiah a sustainable campus. “Knowing we were going to be losing a large grove of trees on...

Fire in Mellinger Apartments

By Maddie Conley, Web Content Manager At around 8:20 p.m. last night, four fire departments responded to a fire in Mellinger Apartments. The fire started in the kitchen of one of the apartments, said Vice President of Operations Kathie Shafer. She confirmed that no...

Trump’s Facing Impeachment, But What Does That Mean?

By Kendra Sommers, SBM Culture Editor   With the recent allegations and inquiries towards President Trump, here’s how the impeachment process works, and what it actually means for America. Firstly, impeachment is not the same as removal from office. The...

Messiah Takes a Stand for Global Climate Action

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor You’ve probably seen talk about climate change all over social media, in the news and on Twitter. In today's particular political day and age, climate change is a hot topic, and for good reason. We are in a global climate...

UPDATE-Fire in Hoffman Causes Temporary Displacement

By Maddie Conley, Web Content Manager UPDATED at 12:15 on 9/25/19--The first, second and third floors of Hoffman Hall have been reopened. The basement continues to remain closed with limited laundry services until next week, according to Messiah's Operations Division....

Another Burglary Investigation Marks Two in a Week

Maddie Conley, Web Content Manager Several break-ins were reported in Hess Residence on September 16, coming less than a week after there was a break-in scare that was later found to be a prank. Between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. yesterday, unlocked student dorms were...

Career Center Presents New Updated Space

By Maddie Conley, Web Content Manager   There are a lot of changes going on around campus, some construction is just beginning, another was just completed. The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) got a makeover this summer, with an updated space and...

More Fences Make Getting to High Center Difficult

Maddie Conley, Web Content Manager -Updated at 3:24 p.m. on 9/15/19- Starting on Friday, new fences will be added to the center of campus, enlarging the construction zone for the Kim S. Phipps Admissions and Welcome Center, and cutting off more pedestrian walking...

Culture

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...

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...

Sports

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...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian SBM Sports Editor It was a busy week for student-athletes. Here’s what you may have missed: Women’s Track and Field finished in first at the Danny Curran Invitational. First place...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian SBM Sports Editor Here’s what you may have missed while you were on spring break: Men’s Lacrosse lost to Eastern University 13-9 on Saturday. Liam Lilienthal, Dylan Gillisse and...

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...

Student Life

Humans of Messiah: Jordan Parnell

By Emma Stratton, Student Writer   Name: Jordan Parnell Major: Studio Art Year: Junior Hometown: Hollidaysburg, PA   What are you passionate about?   I am passionate about a lot of things. The first thing that comes to mind is art. I am really passionate...

Humans of Messiah: Aly Blank

By Emma Stratton, Student Writer   Name: Aly Blank Year: Junior Major: Business Administration Hometown: Lancaster, PA   What do you plan to do with your Business Administration major?   I am passionate about business and ministry and combining the two....

Tattoo Tuesdays: Rebekah McClelland

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor   Senior computer and information science major Rebekah McClelland has a tattoo with her mother's handwriting. How much more personal could a tattoo possibly be? Her mother has forever left her mark on her daughter's skin....

Humans of Messiah: Austin Bright

By Emma Stratton, Student Writer   Name: Austin Bright Year: Senior Major: Business Administration Hometown: Barto, PA   Why Business?   I was actually going into music to start, but I wanted something that was more generic that I could apply to...

Disney Throwbacks: 10 Disney Channel Songs We All Remember

By April Hooper, Student Writer   1:  “Breaking Free” from High School Musical (2006) This climactic song embodies Troy and Gabriella’s struggle to defy the stereotypes that hold them back. It is the mark of our own childhoods as we followed their love story and...

Emily, Remembered: Leaving a Legacy of Compassion, Love, and Encouragement

By Dakota Vaughn, Student Director The scene opens on a group of girls gathered in a cozy apartment living room. It’s a school night at Messiah. They should be studying, but that’s the farthest thing from their minds. Instead, they are watching Project Runway, making...

Campus Closet: Teaching With Style

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-ChiefJaelynn Harbold  Senior Middle Level English Education Major “I try to be very conservative since I want to teach middle school. For the first few weeks, I’ll probably wear heels because a lot of the boys are taller than me, so I...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Kat Kelly

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor   Senior psychology major Kat Kelly has a few tattoos that are representative of her victory over her struggle with mental health. They are gentle reminders of her own strength and the things in life that make it worth...

Trail Endings: Saying Goodbye to the Adventure Education Major

By Maddie Conley, Web Content Manager   Raegan McClymont was a first-year student when she went on a spring break backpacking trip in the foothills of Georgia with the Outdoors Club. She loved everything about it - the hiking, the scenery, the company. “Having...

Humans of Messiah: Jacob Miaczynski

By Emma Stratton, Student Writer   Name: Jacob Miaczynski Major: Communication (French Minor) Year: Senior Hometown: Erie, PA   How has your Messiah College experience been?   It has been really good so far. It has had its stages though… in Freshman...

Opinions

Daily De-Stressors: Winter Weather

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief   The temperature has finally dropped enough to make it feel like winter is coming. For those of you who aren’t big fans of the cold, here are some suggestions to keep you warm inside.   Read Seaside by Scott Wylde. Seaside...

Download This: “Spring” by Itasca

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor   Join Itasca in her desert dream of an album, “Spring” through spiraling New Mexican canyons, and sweet desert melodies. Los Angeles’s Kayla Cohen creates woven melodies from the soft picking of guitars and dreamlike...

Daily De-Stressors: Halloween

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief With about a week until Halloween, it’s time to get deep into the spooky mood with some holiday-appropriate activities.   Read NOS4A2 by Joe Hill. You might not know that Stephen King’s son is also a horror writer. Under the pen...

Download This: “All Mirrors” by Angel Olsen

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor   Angel Olsen’s fifth album, All Mirrors, her ghost-like vocals and wistful melodies will leave you with chills. You will surely catch a feel or two within the contents of this album. All Mirrors is a raw depiction of human...

Download This: “Two Hands” by Big Thief

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor   Big Thief released their second album of 2019 on Friday. The album is called Two Hands, and it has already been a wild success. Pitchfork is calling it the best new album, labeling it as “raw, tactile, and essential.”...

“W;t” Was Striking, Raw and Timely

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor   Messiah’s Department and Theatre and Dance took the stage last weekend in a striking performance of W;t, a play about the journey of one woman’s struggle with ovarian cancer. W;t was dedicated to Messiah nursing student...

Daily De-Stressors: Fall Break

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief   We only have a few more days before Fall Break begins. Whether you’re planning to sleep, catch up with friends, get ahead on homework or go on a service trip, there are always a few things you can do to relax.   Read...

Daily De-Stressors: One Month Down

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief You’ve almost made it through the month of classes! Whether that was stressful or helpful in getting you settled into a new routine for the year, it’s time to take a break and relax a little bit before next month begins.   Read...

Fall Fashion You Will Love and so Will Your Budget

By Haley Mong, Student Writer As one of the most anticipated aspects of autumn, fashion has created new seasonal looks featuring ribbed and corduroy textures, earthy tones, retro vibes and wild prints. Here are some of the most affordable online shopping finds. 1....

Daily De-Stressors: Ending the Semester

Charmaine Lim, SBM Culture Editor You’ve made it to the end of the semester and the school year. You may have a few finals to finish up. Don’t stress, we’ve got you covered. Read Vicious by V.E. Schwab. Eli Ever and Victor Vale are pre-med majors, best friends and...
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