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From Banquet to Gala, This International Celebration Was Grander Than Ever

Charmaine Lim, SBM Culture Editor The first International Gala proved to be a success as crowds of people gathered in Brubaker Auditorium for dinner and Parmer Hall for performances. “Our theme was manifested in ways that we didn’t anticipate,” Tabitha Adel, President...

President Phipps Becomes an RD For The Day

Maddie Conley Online Editor It's not every day Kim Phipps trades her presidential office in Old Main for a Residence Director's apartment. But, yesterday the "Big Switch" took place. After Phipps accidentally picked up Residence Director Caleb Miller's phone at an...

Cyclone Idai Affects Mozambican Messiah Students

Maddie Conley, Online Editor Earlier this month, destruction ripped through the country of Mozambique in Southeast Africa. It came in the form of the roaring flood waters also known as Cyclone Idai. In an interview with Vox, President Filipe Nyusi stated that while...

The Magic Behind SAB’s MAGIC GIANT Concert

Dakota Vaughn Student Director After a Saturday night full of high energy stage presence and catchy indie-pop vibes from Los Elk and MAGIC GIANT, another SAB concert is in the books. Though the concert went off without a hitch, there was much work involved in the...

How Common Are Drugs and Alcohol on Campus?

Maddie Conley Online Editor Within the past four months, two students on campus have been arrested on drug and alcohol charges. One in December and another in early March, students were arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, marijuana and underage...

More Than A Month: Black History

Matt Dekonty Student Writer Yesterday evening, the Multicultural Council held a panel of Messiah faculty discussing the importance of black history, as well as its relation to the official month, and how students should go about learning and applying their historical...

How Messiah Ranks Higher Than Larger Schools in Recyclemania

Maddie Conley Online Editor Recyclemania has been taking place during February and continues into March. Currently, Messiah ranks 16 out of 500 schools for the food organics category, 50 out of 502 schools for Diversion and 57 out of 502 schools in the Per Capita...

Touring on a School Night: Interview with Shortly

Maddie Conley Online Editor You may have heard this artist’s name the last time you were at a restaurant or diner.  Alexandria Maniak often has to remind even herself that her server isn’t a mind reader when she tells her, “I’ll be with you shortly.” Before she took...

SGA Kicks Off Election Season With Debate Night: Meet the Candidates

Megan Bomba SBM Editor-in-Chief While U.S. Presidential candidates start coming out of the woodwork, it’s election season here at Messiah College. Our potential Student Government Association leaders are gearing up for the Debate Night where they will answer questions...

Tuition Increases for 2019-2020, But by Less Than It Has in Years

Maddie Conley Online Editor Vice President of Finance and Planning, David Walker announced on February 19 that undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board will be increasing by 2.23 percent next school year. “This is the lowest increase I’ve seen in my eight years...

Culture

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...

How to Avoid Being Sick for Finals

Matt Dekonty Student Writer With the winter season fast approaching, many students may begin to experience cold or flu symptoms that make it more difficult to function, especially as we enter the very busy finals season. We reached out to Michelle Lucas at the Engle...

Are You Appreciating or Appropriating Other Cultures?

Kelly Webber Web Manager In a world that becomes more globalized by the day, the distinction between cultural appreciation and appropriation becomes a vague shade of gray rather than a black-and-white issue. Recently students and professors have been engaging this...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Cameron Walker

Celica Cook Student Writer Part of the beauty of a tattoo is the unique person behind the skin and ink. Cameron Walker shares about the story behind her tattoos, and why she chose these words and designs to represent parts of her life and personality. What tattoos do...

Humans of Messiah: Caroline Olson

Natalie Vermeulen Student Writer Name: Caroline Olson Year: Junior Majors: Sustainability and Spanish Meet Caroline Olson, a Messiah student full of lots of joy and many talents. You can find her studying sustainability, speaking Spanish or singing in Gospel Choir,...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Abby La Bianca

Celica Cook Student Writer For some people, their tattoo was a decision made on a whim. For others, it was planned out far in advance. However, for senior Abby La Bianca, the decision was made when she faced an almost deadly accident. How many tattoos do you have, and...

Sports

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...

Pro Sports Weekly: Disaster in Paradise

Jory Hagen Student Writer In 16 seasons of pro-basketball, Lebron James has missed out on the playoffs only twice. Any sports fan under the age of 25 would be hard pressed to remember a season in...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian SBM Sports Editor Women’s basketball advanced to the Sweet Sixteen on Saturday. Here’s what you may have missed: Women’s Basketball hosted the first and second rounds of the NCAA...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian SBM Sports Editor Championships were won and tickets were punched to Nationals this week. Here’s what you may have missed: Women’s Basketball defeated Lebanon Valley College 62-51...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian SBM Sports Editor We have finished our first week of classes! Although it was “syllabus week”, you probably still had homework and missed out on some games: Men’s Volleyball lost to...

Whiteout Game Brings Fans To the Court

Lilly Kashishian SBM Sports Editor A tradition and fan-favorite, the annual Eyas whiteout games for both the women’s and men’s basketball teams took place on Wednesday. Not just a normal game,...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor Men’s Basketball lost at home to Hood College 81-68. Matt Glogowski led the Falcons with 19 points, eight rebounds and two assists. After two straight losses, the team...

Student Life

Tattoo Tuesdays: Bailey Groff

Celica Cook, Student Writer As permanent as a tattoo is, the meaning doesn’t have to be. Senior marketing major Bailey Groff has found this to be true with her personal journey with her tattoo. She shares how the meaning of her tattoo changes with the eb and flow of...

“Cocoa Brown Skin”: Embracing Blackness Through Spoken Word

Maddie Conley, Online Editor First-year student Symone James took the stage during the International Gala to perform her original spoken word poem, "Cocoa Brown Skin." The poem tells James' story of learning to love and embrace her blackness despite adversity and...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Rachel Held

Tattoos can be more than just a snapshot of our own individual story—they are an art form that can capture our favorite parts about other people as well. This is true for Rachel Held, who’s tattoos mirror the relationships in her life she cherishes most. What are your...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Heather Blauch

Celica Cook Student Writer The physicality of a tattoo is not just limited to the skin it settles on--tattoos can carry spiritual meanings as well. For junior Heather Blauch, her tattoo is a spiritual reminder that she is not alone, and life’s valleys are followed by...

Speaking Up Instead Of Speaking Over: Waking Up White

Ally Hufford Student Writer Students filed into Parmer Cinema on Wednesday evening, but they were not there to watch a film. Instead, they came to discuss white privilege and what it means to be an ally to minorities without adopting a hero complex. The Black Student...

Defying Stereotypes: Males in Female-Dominated Majors

Leanne Tan Student Writer Ever since he was little, senior middle education major Tyler Pursell knew he wanted to teach. Inspired by his teachers and family members who were in the education field, Pursell came to realize how influential teachers can be and hoped to...

Humans of Messiah: Tori Little

Anya Benninger Student Writer Tori Little Year: Junior Major: Studio Art, 2D concentration Why did you choose your major? I chose art as a major because I always knew that I wanted to do something creative with my life. I had considered going to school for music,...

Women of Color Find Support And Camaraderie on Campus

Ian Tan Student Writer In order to provide a comfortable space for vulnerability and transparency, three Messiah staff members kick-started a new initiative—the Women of Color Support Group. The goal is to allow female students of color to share their experiences...

The Secret Life of the Messiah Professor: Heather Dravk

Brooke Burton Student Writer If you’ve ever considered trying out for the show Survivor, you might want French Professor Heather Dravk on your team. Dravk’s idea of the perfect girls’ weekend with her friends involves camping trips and outdoor activities. She’s done...

5 Ways to Eat Healthy on Campus: National Nutrition Month

Celica Cook Student Writer This month is National Nutrition Month which means that it’s a great time to start learning about and developing the healthy habits that bring such positive change to the way we think about the food we eat and the way we care for ourselves....

Opinions

Download This: Borderline by Tame Impala

Celica Cook, Student Writer This week, we are taking a listen to Tame Impala’s latest single, “Borderline.” The band has been straying from their original psych-rock sound recently, and flirting with a less colorful, bouncier pop-sound in this soft-rock spin on big...

Daily De-Stressors: For Easter Break

By Charmaine Lim, SBM Culture Editor Easter Break is right around the corner and it’s time to get ready to push through the last stretch of the semester. Read Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella. When Lottie’s boyfriend breaks up with her instead of proposing, she...

“Alice in Wonderland” Will Take You Places You’ve Never Been Before

Celica Cook, Student Writer Messiah College Department of Theatre and Dance led the audience down a rabbit hole in Saturday’s performance of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” In this stage adaptation of the classic story by Lewis Carroll, director Annie Sorge brings...

Download This: Titanic Rising by Weyes Blood

Celica Cook, Student Writer Weyes Blood, also known as Natalie Mering, puts the harsher realities of growing up in a broken world to a soft backdrop of drums and a chorus of angelic voices in her latest release, Titanic Rising. Just like the title, the album is not...

Daily De-Stressors: Narnia, Cartoons and Hip-Hop

Charmaine Lim, SBM Culture Editor Welcome to the awkward point in the semester between breaks. If you’re feeling in a slump and need a pick-me-up, try one of the activities here. Read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. A classic among children’s...

Movie Review: Us

Matt Dekonty Student Writer Two years after Jordan Peele surprised everyone with his directorial debut Get Out, the comedian-turned-filmmaker has returned with Us. This follow up film unapologetically dives into the deep end of disturbing and bizarre horror, truly...

Download This: Antidotes 1 by Lucinda Chua

Celica Cook Student Writer Lucinda Chua artfully weaved the rich, dark sounds of her cello with the soft, deep vibrations of her voice to create her latest EP, Antidotes 1. The music on this EP sounds like a lament. The dark tones on Chua’s voice cast a comfortable...

Daily De-Stressors: Thieves, Blondes and Photoshoots

Charmaine Lim SBM Culture Editor With only six weeks left in the semester, deadlines are starting to loom over our heads. To help any stress you may feel, here are some new activities!   Read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Told from the perspective of Death, this...

Download This: Sunflower by Vampire Weekend

Celica Cook Student Writer Nothing says spring like Vampire Weekend's new single, “Sunflower.” Soft drum patterns, silky electric guitar and Ezra Koenig's lively vocals create the perfect backdrop for a cool, spring day. “Sunflower,” a lighthearted symphony of...

Download This: Tasmania by Pond

Celica Cook Student Writer This week we are checking out Australian psych-rock band Pond, and their latest release, Tasmania. Pond has always been known for the way their music makes you feel like you’re effortlessly floating on a cloud, or at times, falling down a...
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