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Let the Voting Begin!

Maddie Conley Online Editor Through their Get Out The Vote campaign, the Center for Public Humanities aims to increase voter turnout among the younger generation. The have already provided registration opportunities on campus for students and are now providing...

New York Times Columnist Talks Globalization, Economics and Politics

Cosette Schulties Student Writer New York Times Foreign Affairs columnist and internationally recognized author, Thomas L. Friedman spoke on key issues such as economics, digital globalization, and geopolitics at the sold-out venue of Parmer Hall on Thursday. The...

Messiah College Will Become Messiah University

Maddie Conley Online Editor The Board of Trustees announced today that Messiah will obtain university status by July 1, 2020. Initiated by President Kim Phipps with input from stakeholders, students, alumni and others from the Messiah community the recommendation was...

Prayer Service Held in Honor of Ethan Van Bochoven

Charmaine Lim Culture Editor Last night in Parmer Hall, hundreds of students gathered together with faculty and staff to honor the life of Ethan Van Bochoven. He passed away tragically in a car accident on Friday night, caused by a driver who was under the influence...

Messiah Senior Ethan Van Bochoven Passes Away

Dakota Vaughn Student Director Ethan Van Bochoven passed away Friday night in a multi-car collision. Van Bochoven was one of three deaths to result from the accident on I-83 Friday evening at 8:30pm, according to PennLive. Six other individuals were injured in the...

UPDATE-10/16/18 2:40 PM—Reported Sexual Assault Did Not Take Place on Campus

Dakota Vaughn & Maddie Conley Student Director & Online Editor UPDATE-10/16/18 2:40 PM—An Upper Allen Police spokesman has confirmed the victim of the reported sexual assault is not a Messiah student. The crime was not committed on Messiah's campus or in Upper Allen...

Center for Public Humanities Launches ‘Get Out the Vote’ Campaign

Cosette Schulties Student Writer As beneficiaries of the first amendment to the United States Constitution, we have the right to cast our votes. As overwhelmed college students, many of us don’t take time to figure out when or where to do so. Luckily for busy...

Minds Matter and Residence Life Discuss Homesickness

Leanne Tan Student Writer On Wednesday evening, Minds Matter and Residence Life co-hosted “No Place Like Home,” a panel discussion about homesickness. The panelists were Minds Matter president Ashlynn Young, RD Julie Price and RAs Esteban Arango, Tetsuo Takahara and...

Where Do Our Tuition Dollars Go?

Kelly Webber Web Manager On Monday, SGA hosted “Where do our tuition dollars go?” featuring V.P. for Finance and Planning Dave Walker and V.P. for Enrollment Management John Chopka. The event was planned in response to SGA V.P. of Finance Logan Buffington noticing a...

The Department of Safety Warns Against Anonymous Social Media Sites

Cosette Schulties Student Writer With increasing popularity, anonymous social media platforms have enabled students to express their thoughts and opinions without fear of culpability. This trend introduces the dilemma of how an institution preserves its student’s...

Student Life

New Year, New President

Chloe Dickson Student Writer The Student Government Association has been busy welcoming students, returning and new, to campus. You may have spotted SGA President, Todd Abbott, running from event to event. In a rare moment of free time, Abbott paused to give us a...

First-Year Bucket List

Maddie Conley Online Editor First-year students arrived yesterday lugging bags, boxes and suitcases through the rain. Residence halls burst at the seams with excited students, anxious parents and hundreds of mini fridges. Between bed making and poster hanging,...

Summer Spotlight: Todd Abbott

by Kelly Webber, Summer Director Studying business at Messiah College has a variety of options, with everything from a Spanish Business minor to a Chinese Business major. Every summer, International Business majors travel the globe on the International Business...

Summer Spotlight: Kelli Reinbold

by Kelly Webber, Summer Director Every January and May, students have the opportunity to see the world on three-week cross-cultural trips around the globe. This May, Senior Peace and Conflict Studies Major Kelli Reinbold experienced her first time traveling out of the...

Summer Spotlight: Sarah Fertsch

by Kelly Webber, Summer Director Senior Public Relations Major Sarah Fertsch is spending her summer as Public Relations intern for Dauphin County Parks and Recreation. A PR role for a government organization fits perfectly with Sarah’s major as well as her minor in...

Summer Spotlight: Sara Parrish

by Kelly Webber, Summer Director Whether it's in a musical, Acclamation concert, or GiViM performance, Junior Dance Major Sara Parrish brings all her energy and passion to the stage at Messiah College. This summer, Sara is choreographing for LeRoux Dance Studio's...

Summer Spotlight: Ines Yoon and Josiah Peterson

by Kelly Webber, Summer Director For the first time in several years, students staying on campus for the summer have a residence life team to form and strengthen community. Residence Director Paula Hoffman is spending the summer with Assistant Resident Director Josiah...

Summer Spotlight: Sarah O’Boyle

by Kelly Webber, Summer Director If you’ve spent any time in Kline Hall, you’re sure to recognize Senior Chemistry Major Sarah O’Boyle. Sarah is a Supplemental Instruction leader for various chemistry classes and will be Vice President of the Chemistry Club in the...

Department of Safety Seeks to Honor Jeanne Clery through Excellence

Editor's Note: Officer Zimmerman retired in April. Thank you for your service! by Dwayne A. Magee “The best education in the world is useless if a student doesn’t survive with a healthy mind and body”  - Connie and Howard Clery On April 5, 1986, less than 1 week after...

Summer Spotlight: Fatima Jan and Kendra Sommers

by Kelly Webber, Summer Director After successfully completing their first year at Messiah College, Social Work major Fatima Jan and International Relations major Kendra Sommers are ready to spend a summer as roommates on campus. Fatima is working for Campus Events...

Culture

Are Short-Term Missions Helping or Hurting?

Kendra Sommers Student Writer With a predominantly Christian identifying campus, missions is not a new concept for most. We saw our churches send out missionaries, watched our youth groups hold fundraisers to send them on trips, and have heard the stories once they...

6 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween

Maddie Conley Online Editor We all know Halloween for the costumes, trick-or-treating and candy, but I bet you didn't know these six crazy Halloween facts. 1. Second to Christmas, Halloween is the highest grossing commercial holiday. Retail spending for the holiday is...

Is Depression from the Changing Weather a Real Disorder?

Matt Dekonty Student Writer As the seasons begin to change and the temperature drops, many find themselves especially tired, moody and hungry. According to the Engle Center, you aren’t crazy, you have what’s known as seasonal affective disorder. Elenor Muir, director...

Stopping the Traffick: The Slavery Under Our Noses

Maddie Conley Online Editor Read a version of this article on theburgnews.com. Sometimes silence is louder than shouts. Sometimes black is bright. Sometimes the traffic needs to be stopped because of the trafficking that never stops. Over 130 people including Messiah...

Humans of Messiah: Sarah Henry

Natalie Vermeulen Student Writer Name: Sarah Henry Year: Senior Major: English & Communications If you’re looking for Sarah, you might find her pouring herself into her poetry, taking photos of other people creating their own art or hanging out in her apartment with...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Julia Pearson

Ian Tan Student Writer As class work picks up, many students find it increasingly challenging to maintain their restful schedules and spiritual practices. Given their multiplying workload, some may have less time for praying, reading Bible passages or taking wholesome...

YOUTHFOOL Plays B-Sides and Releases New EP

Maddie Conley Online Editor YOUTHFOOL, an 80s pop synth band from Philadelphia released their EP Show Me Your Love yesterday. Messiah got the first taste of this album on Wednesday as they performed for B-sides and went live on Pulse Radio. Inspired by Tears for...

Humans of Messiah: Drew Resh

Natalie Vermeulen Student Writer Name: Drew Resh Year: Junior Major: Biology with a biomedical concentration You can find him doing science in the cadaver lab, staying fit in the CrossFit gym, or teaching middle schoolers about Jesus at WyldLife—this is Drew. How did...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Fatima Jan

Ian Tan Student Writer With the recent transition of summer to fall, many Messiah students are feeling the weight of the school year settling in, presenting opportunities and burdens alike. Against incoming challenges, there are different ways students can ground...

Unity in Diversity: Harrisburg’s Fourth Annual Harmony Walk

Natalie Vermeulen Student Writer This past sunny Sunday afternoon, nearly 100 people gathered in front of the Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church in Harrisburg. Some wore their Sunday best straight from church, some wore hijabs, some wore turbans, yarmulkes, or just plain...

Sports

Pro Sports Weekly

Jory Hagen Student Writer Another week in Pittsburgh has passed, meaning another week without Le’veon Bell. However, Week 10 is a significant deadline to keep your eyes on as a Steeler fan, as Le’veon faces an ultimatum. To return, or not to return? Is Bell BACK??...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor It was an action-packed week, with three teams advancing to their respective NCAA Division III National Tournaments. Men’s Wrestling opened up their 2018-2019 campaign, hosting the Messiah Invitational. The team placed second, behind...

Where Christianity and Sports Meet: John Wooden’s Impact

Jory Hagen Student Writer It is just over 40 years that John Wooden, former UCLA basketball coach was at his last National Championship. Wooden’s impact is still spreading and, this week, his impact touched the hearts of Messiah students and athletes alike. Wooden, in...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor It was a busy week as few teams are wrapping up their regular season and preparing for the postseason. Men’s Swimming beat Lycoming on the road over the weekend with a score of 118-83. The men won eight of the 11 events. Women’s Swimming...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor Homecoming proved to be a good weekend for most of the Messiah sports teams. Here’s what you may have missed: Messiah Athletics announced the 2019 class for the Falcons’ Hall of Honor. The five new members include Amy Reed (‘08, Women’s...

Pro Sports Weekly: Celtics vs. Sixers Open the Season Tonight

Jory Hagen Student Writer A huge week in pro sports has made life extremely busy (in a good way) for the die-hard sports fan, and tonight it’s just going to get a whole lot busier. Baseball playoffs are far underway, as is the NFL season, but basketball is back...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor If you were away for fall break, here’s what you may have missed: Men’s Tennis players Andrew Bookman, Keller Martin, Jarod Snader, Alex Mantsevich, Cody Fitzwater, and AJ Swanson all competed in the MAC Individual Championships. Martin...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor It was a busy week for Messiah Athletic teams. Take a look at what you may have missed. Field Hockey traveled to Gettysburg Wednesday to match up against the Bullets. Two goals in the first half from Kristen Levesque and Jennie Young...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor Here’s what you may have missed last week. Field Hockey took down Franklin & Marshall 2-1 in OT last week. Hannah Palm evened the score with less than a minute left in regulation. Megan Wetzel scored 29 seconds into overtime. The Falcons...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor Another week. More games. We’ve got you covered. Women’s Soccer started the game off quick against Elizabethtown on Wednesday night. The Falcons took a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes, scoring on their first two shots. First-year...

Opinions

Daily De-Stressors

Abby Kropp Student Writer We have passed the halfway point. Midterms are done. Either you’ve just finished a huge pile of work, or you’re still working your way through it. No matter where you’re at in terms of progress on your to-do list, don’t forget to take some...

Know Before You Go-Lost Films: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Robert Bouffard Student Writer Mr. Rogers is someone that probably had some kind of effect on many people our age. He was on television with different shows for about 50 years, and most of his time was spent trying to better the lives of children. Won’t You Be My...

Diversity in Advertising is FAKE! Do We Care?

Maddie Conley Online Editor Opinion Repost from thenarrativenow.com. Advertising has been in a long struggle with diversity. As America has become more heterogeneous, ad agencies are realizing the need to include more people of color in their billboards, magazines and...

Know Before You Go-Lost Films: Leave No Trace

Robert Bouffard Student Writer Coming to college probably came during a time of personal growth for most of us. It came during a time where we were figuring out who we were apart from our parents and our lives at home. This is the feeling that Leave No Trace attempts...

Know Before You Go-Lost Films: Tully

Robert Bouffard Student Writer Premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and starring academy award winning actress Charlize Theron, Tully provides a comedic, yet dramatic look at parenting. Even with the theme of parenting, Tully proves relatable to college...

Daily De-Stressors: Fall Fun

Abby Kropp Student Writer As we approach the middle of the semester, stress-levels are high, so a break is much needed. Check out some of these ways to relax this weekend. Watch Parks and Recreation Get an inside look at the fictional Parks department of the small...

Movie Review: Halloween

Matt Dekonty Student Writer Take Another Stab At It There’s certainly something admirable about the Halloween franchise’s ability to take such a simple concept, and turn it into a forty year franchise, spanning nearly a dozen theatrical installments and a number of...

Know Before You Go-Lost Films: Ant Man and the Wasp

Robert Bouffard Student Writer Ant-Man and the Wasp is the first Marvel movie to be released after Infinity War. So to say that it had big shoes to fill is an understatement. Taking into account at Ant-Man’s size, this shoe filling wasn't looking promising. “I hope...

Movie Review: First Man

Matt Dekonty Student Writer Reach for the Stars After carving out quite the name for himself through both Whiplash and La La Land, director Damien Chazelle has decided to go in a completely different direction for his latest work. The Neil Armstrong biopic First Man...

The Infidel: A Review of the Theatre Department’s New Show

Robert Bouffard Student Writer The Plot For those who do not know, the word “infidel” refers to a person who adheres to a religion other than one’s own. This definition is at the center of the so-titled play. Set during the Fifth Crusade, Infidel follows the story of...
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