– Online Articles –

News

End of Fall Semester FAQ

Do we have to completely move out or should we just take what we need at home for the next two months?   Residential students should just take what they need home for break unless not returning or moving to another housing assignment.   Do we need to...

The Return of Messiah Sports

After a long Saturday, Messiah concluded its action-packed weekend on Shoemaker Field with both men’s and women’s soccer. Earlier in the day, softball, baseball and men’s and women’s cross country took to their respective fields and courses with students in...

Importance of Voting

Election Day is fast approaching and time is running out to register to vote. The last day to register in Pennsylvania is Oct. 19. If you are not yet registered to vote, take the next 10 minutes and get registered for this marquee election.   “I think it’s...

Aftermath of the Hoffman Fire

In the early hours of Saturday morning, a fire alarm was triggered in the basement of Hoffman. Fire trucks were called and responded promptly, students were emailed about the incident later on in the morning and seemingly life continues to move on. There may, however,...

Sustainability during COVID-19

Ever since March, COVID-19 has caused many regulations to be put in place in order to ensure safety in various communities. Some of these regulations can lead to negative impacts on the environment over time. Messiah University has been forced to require multiple...

Admissions Safety

Even under the modified semester, the Messiah University Admissions Office upholds its mission to provide prospective students with a resource for any questions or concerns about the college search process. Admissions employees continue to extend the Messiah community...

COVID-19 Testing Mandate

On Monday, September 7, Messiah University released a statement mandating all on-campus students and residence directors to be tested on the days of September 10 and 11.    The campus currently has four confirmed cases, but administration believes this is the...

First COVID-19 Update

Messiah University has officially made it past the two-week mark without an outbreak of COVID-19. The continual mask wearing, social distancing and increased sanitizing has kept the virus from spreading across campus. Some universities have not been as diligent and...

Changes to Engle Center

With the danger of COVID-19 still threatening to close campus and force students to learn remotely, the Engle Center has been doing all it can in order to help make sure that does not happen. The Engle Center has made many adjustments to how they offer medical...

Text Express Closed

As students move in and prepare themselves for classes, a common stop is at Text Express by The Falcon to pick up textbooks. That will not be the case at least at the beginning of this year.   Follett made the decision to keep the Text Express store closed for...

Culture

Homelessness During Thanksgiving

Not everyone is able to enjoy a warm turkey dinner and a room full of family and friends during the holidays. With the pandemic still in the United States, many people have struggled with being temporarily laid off or having the business permanently shut down.   ...

Christmas Music Debate

The Pulse recently put out a poll on Instagram, asking the Messiah Community this vital question: Is November too early to start listening to Christmas music or should the start of the festivities come much later?   The race was close, with 51% of participants...

Dance vs. Soccer Experiment

Picture this: the dance world and the soccer world collaborate together on Messiah’s campus to see what the two disciplines can learn from each other. That is exactly what we did with the dance vs. soccer experiment. In October, we held a soccer practice where seven...

Senior Show: “Words We Wish We Said”

As Messiah’s Greek performances come to a close, there are still opportunities to stream theatre during the upcoming fall senior shows.    Theatre and public relations major Bryanna Pye and dance major Ryan Wong stare down the final stretch of their college...

Movie Review: Lady Bird

The 2017 film titled Lady Bird was met with universal praise for its depiction of what it means to be an emerging adult in the modern world. Although set in 2003, the film comments accurately on the everyday struggles that teens go through in their late high school...

Movie Review: Jaws

This weekend SAB is showcasing another classic film, Jaws. Released in 1975, Jaws took the world by storm and is often considered the first blockbuster horror film. I vividly remember both of my parents telling me about seeing Jaws in the theatre and how much it...

Halloween Origins

Have you ever thought about how Halloween came to be the Holiday that is now celebrated every year? It is interesting to see the different stories on the creation of Halloween from the students on campus. Depending on where you might have heard different tales from...

The Birds Review

Oct. 29 marks opening night of Messiah University’s Theatre production of “The Birds.” “The Birds” is a Greek comedy written by Aristophanes in 414 BC. Messiah’s rendition is directed by Professor Ed Cohn and will be available for viewing via livestream. A major...

Odd October Holidays: National Chocolate Day

Writers: Alexis Sheely and Kaitlin Merlino October comes to a close in just a few days with many people preparing to celebrate this month’s crowning holiday, Halloween. While potential trick-or-treaters settle in for a spooky night at home because of concerns with...

Movie Review: 1917

The Great War Story 1917 is similar to other war movies in that it has a narrow plot, which is a good thing. If war movies try and tackle too many things at once, they often feel unorganized. However, 1917 may be the most focused war movie I have ever seen. By this I...

Sports

Bryan Brunk: Wrestling Coach and Mentor

The head coach for Messiah’s wrestling team, Bryan Brunk, is often seen cheering on his athletes during a match, encouraging them in their faith and mentoring them in all areas of life. This year is...

Dance vs. Soccer Experiment

Picture this: the dance world and the soccer world collaborate together on Messiah’s campus to see what the two disciplines can learn from each other. That is exactly what we did with the dance vs....

Katie McComb: A Christ-Centered Coach

Many know the head coach for Messiah’s swim team, Katie McComb, to be a strong mentor and boss for student athletes and workers. What some people may not realize is how McComb strives to keep her...

The Return of Messiah Sports

After a long Saturday, Messiah concluded its action-packed weekend on Shoemaker Field with both men’s and women’s soccer. Earlier in the day, softball, baseball and men’s and women’s cross country...

Fall Sports Cancelled

On July 24, the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) announced the suspension of all intercollegiate athletic competitions for fall 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means athletes involved in...

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...

Student Life

Shared Experiences of Remote Students

Having spent the latter half of the spring semester learning remotely, senior public relations major Tyler Hallman was excited to return to campus this fall to reconnect with his friends and professors in person. Little did he know that it was all about to change.   ...

Preview of Arts Invasion

With the COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions, there have been a limited number of events going on across campus and even less that students are able to actually go to and participate in. Come Tuesday September 22, there will finally be one of those opportunities....

Quarantine Checklist

No one ever expected that they would find themselves quarantined at college during a global pandemic. There is really no way to plan for that. But, there are a few important takeaways from quarantined students’ experiences, which can help if you are called to enter...

Sustainability during COVID-19

Ever since March, COVID-19 has caused many regulations to be put in place in order to ensure safety in various communities. Some of these regulations can lead to negative impacts on the environment over time. Messiah University has been forced to require multiple...

Moving from Physical to Mental

In these past few months, the world seems to have transformed into something of an apocalyptic world. A global pandemic called COVID-19 has affected millions worldwide. According to The Washington Post, as of August 27th there are 24,210,000 cases of COVID-19...

Changes to Engle Center

With the danger of COVID-19 still threatening to close campus and force students to learn remotely, the Engle Center has been doing all it can in order to help make sure that does not happen. The Engle Center has made many adjustments to how they offer medical...

First Day of Classes

“I prayerfully and hopefully declare the 2020-2021 academic year at Messiah University to be officially open.” With these words, Messiah University President Kim Phipps commenced another year’s studies beginning on August 25th.    The title of “university” is not...

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...

Opinions

Movie Review: Enola Holmes

Just because we will not be having any more SAB Lost Films this semester does not mean we still cannot have reviews on the Pulse. This week, we’re going to be looking at the Netflix original film, Enola Holmes.   Enola Holmes takes a completely new spin on the...

Christmas Music Debate

The Pulse recently put out a poll on Instagram, asking the Messiah Community this vital question: Is November too early to start listening to Christmas music or should the start of the festivities come much later?   The race was close, with 51% of participants...

Senior Show: “Words We Wish We Said”

As Messiah’s Greek performances come to a close, there are still opportunities to stream theatre during the upcoming fall senior shows.    Theatre and public relations major Bryanna Pye and dance major Ryan Wong stare down the final stretch of their college...

Do Masks Really Work?

With the number of positive COVID-19 cases on campus rising, following the rules to keep everyone safe needs to be a priority.  Every rule Messiah has put in place this semester is important, including wearing masks.  Many people around the world have all asked the...

Movie Review: Tenet

There is no doubting that things are different this year at Messiah. The future of Messiah’s Lost Films run by SAB is currently unknown. While it is unlikely that indoor movies will be shown this semester, the possibility still remains for outdoor films to be shown....

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 Taylor and George Floyd. Their last...

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...
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers

The Pulse