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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...

“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...

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

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...

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...

Student Life

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...

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...

Tattoo Tuesday: Madison Harlow

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor Madison Harlow is a Senior art major with some art on her skin that tells different stories about who she is. Each of her 11 tattoos are a sneak peak into her personality, and the things in life that mean the most to her. Here...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Virgil Angeles

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor Virgil Angeles, a 2018 Messiah graduate and current admissions counselor is a big fan of tattoos. In fact, he once planned on becoming a tattoo artist during his early years at Messiah. But, his plans changed, and now his...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Victoria Sparrow

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor   Victoria Sparrow, junior biopsychology major has two tattoos that mark her worldly travels. One also serves as a reminder of her grandfather, who passed away while she was away on a trip. Both tattoos are important...

Tattoo Tuesdays: James Chopka

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor   Junior marketing major James Chopka has four tattoos that hold special meaning for him. They each serve as a reminder of the different ways that God has worked in his life. This is what he has to say about his tattoos....

Tattoo Tuesdays: Abby Ruth

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor   Senior French and international business major Abby Ruth has quite a few adventures up her sleeve—or rather, on her shoulder. Her tattoo represents a journey, in a physical and emotional sense. It is also representative...

Humans of Messiah: Rachael Hammond

By Emma Stratton, Student Writer   Name: Rachael Hammond Year: Senior Major: Spanish with a Human Development and Family Science minor Hometown: Marathon, NY   What has your Messiah experience been like thus far?   Expensive…umm, it’s been really, really...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Claire Wiley

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor   Claire Wiley, a junior Christian ministries major has some unique stories behind her tattoos. While some people have tattoos representing other people, places, or event-specific dates, Wiley has a tattoo that is...

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...

Opinions

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...

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 Super Bowl commercials, the NFL playoffs will always bring in a crowd....

Spinning on Pulse Radio: “Darkest Light” by Shana Falana

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor Indie music fans, gather around your radio device for this weeks album, “Darkest Light” by Shana Falana. Falana has been putting down original indie tracks since her debut album in 2012. We are spinning her latest album this...

Daily De-Stressors: January 24th

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor-in-Chief Can you believe that J-Term is basically over? To push through the last few days, here are some fun things to do.   Read Wonder by R. J. Palacio.                                                                                ...

Daily De-Stressors: J-Term Edition

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Editor in Chief   The only full week of J-Term classes just ended and you might want a small push to get you through the next two weeks.   Read The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor. When Eddie was a child, a tragedy struck his town. The body of...

Spinning on Pulse Radio : “1952” by Geoffroy

By Celica Cook, SBM Student Life Editor   Singer-songwriter Geoffroy is starting us off this J-term on Pulse radio with his second album 1952. The album is a tribute to his mother who died of breast cancer in 2017. The album cover is her silhouette. A scarf is...
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