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Poetry and Photography Highlight the Reality of Fracking at the Shale Play Exhibition

Hannah Rauhut Student Writer Students and faculty gathered in Parmer Recital Hall this past Thursday to hear from poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf and award-winning photographer Steven Rubin as they presented their latest work Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the...

Employee Cars Broken Into on Campus

Maddie Conley Online Editor Today, several unlocked employee vehicles in Milo lot were entered into and items were taken. The Upper Allen Police are currently investigating the incident. Items removed included phone chargers, GPS units and change. VP of Operations...

Please Report to the President’s Office: Open Door Day

Haley Mong Student Writer In October, Kim Phipps opened her office door to students and faculty who had concerns and ideas to share. The second Open Door Day of the year will be held tomorrow for connection between Phipps and the student body. Desiring to be “the...

Controlling Stress Through the Generations

Cosette Schulties Student Writer Generation Stress, a panel discussion on anxiety in young children took place on Tuesday night. While much of the information was targeted towards parents and caregivers, college students can benefit from the awareness of what causes...

African Diversity Shines Through Karibu Night

Leanne Tan Student Writer Lively African music and dances filled Brubaker Auditorium for Karibu Night this past Saturday evening. Around 300 students, faculty members, alumni and guests came out to celebrate diversity in African cultures. Hosted by the African Student...

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...

Culture

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...

America’s Recycled Hate: BlacKkKlansman Discussion Panel

Charmaine Lim Culture Editor This weekend, SAB’s Lost Films presented BlacKkKlansman, the newest film directed by Spike Lee. As part of their effort to promote thoughtful conversation surrounding impactful movies, SAB organized a panel consisting of Lynn Maynard,...

The Secret Life of the Messiah Professor: Dr. Charlene Lane

Emily Deyo Student Writer Who are your neighbors? Charlene Lane, assistant professor of social work and criminal justice, knows who her neighbors are. Specifically, the Somalian Refugee Population, residing in Mechanicsburg, PA. Lane’s passion for her community and...

Tattoo Tuesdays: David Stevens

Ian Tan Student Writer Aesthetics can often boost confidence and self-esteem. While this traditionally derives from dressing sharply and styling one’s hair or makeup, tattoos can also play into it. There are those who choose tattoos with spiritual symbolism to inspire...

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...

Sports

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...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor The Falcons were on the road most of the week except for Wrestling, so here’s what you may have missed this week: Women’s Track and Field began their season at the...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor As some teams are wrapping up their seasons, others are just getting started. Here’s what you may have missed: Men’s Basketball lost to Lancaster Bible early in the...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor Nothing says fall like playing some games in what actually feels like winter weather. Here’s what you may have missed: Women’s Basketball opened their season against...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Student Life

Tattoo Tuesdays: Sam Rockhill

Celica Cook Student Writer Tattoos are often used as reminders of significant moments in someone's life. However, for senior politics and international relations major Sam Rockhill, her tattoos remind her of commitments to her calling and to her friends.   What...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Jordan Minnich Kjesbo

Celica Cook Student Writer Students are not the only ones walking around with inked skin and a story to tell. Bible professor Jordan Minnich Kjesbo tells the story behind the two tattoos that he has.   What are your tattoos? I have a traditional swallow on the...

BSU’s Hair Expo Reveals Stories of Self-Acceptance

Cosette Schulties Student Writer The Black Student Union hosted a Hair Expo on Saturday in celebration of beauty within the black community. As a continuation of last year’s “How’d You Get Your Hair Like That?” this event featured demonstrations, a panel discussion...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Matt Pangle

Celica Cook Student Writer Tattoos hold different meanings for different people, but for Matt Pangle, they are a statement of his faith and what it has meant in his life. What tattoos do you have? I have a few tattoos; a half sleeve (work in progress) on my right arm...

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...

Opinions

Daily De-Stressors: Giant Poodles, 7 Rings and Rom Coms

Charmaine Lim SBM Culture Editor Already feeling the stress of homework and class projects? Check out some of our activities to give yourself a homework break. If you’d prefer to listen to this segment, tune in to MC-77 on Monday nights at 7 p.m. for Daily...

“Company” Will Make You Re-Think Relationships

Celica Cook Student Writer The Theater Department took the stage again last weekend with a modern rendition of the 1970’s musical, Company based on a book by George Furth, and adapted into a musical by Stephen Sondheim. The storyline follows main character Robert,...

Daily De-Stressors: For the New Semester

Charmaine Lim SBM Culture Editor The spring semester has officially begun! It’s not too early to schedule some relaxation into your routine to keep you from feeling overwhelmed as you settle back into the rhythm of classes. Read The Hate U Give. Standing on the New...

Top 6 Christmas Gifts: For Her

Emma Stratton Student Writer December is finally here! That means no more procrastinating on gift shopping, Christmas is right around the corner. For those who always struggle to find that perfect gift for a girlfriend, mom, sister or friend, we've got you covered...

Know Before You Go-Lost FIlms: Christopher Robin

Robert Bouffard Student Writer For the past decade or so, Disney has been remaking – or, “reimagining” as they like to say – their classic cartoon films and turning them into live action. Most of them have been well-received, but have also left people wondering why...

Savior, Lord and Refugee: What We Learn from the Forgotten Image of Jesus

Hannah Rauhut Student Writer Opinion "...an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. ‘Get up,’ he said, ‘take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.’ So he got up, took...

Top 6 Christmas Gifts: For Him

Emma Stratton Student Writer December is finally here! That means no more procrastinating on gift shopping, Christmas is right around the corner. For those who always struggle to find that perfect gift for a boyfriend, dad, brother or friend, we've got you covered...

Know Before You Go-Lost Films: Crazy Rich Asians

Robert Bouffard Student Writer Romantic comedies are not as popular as they were about 10 years ago. The genre has done a lot and there are not many new avenues it can go down. Crazy Rich Asians attempts to break some of these tired conventions, but at the same time...

Movie Review: Widows

Matt Dekonty Student Writer Clean Getaway Widows is a slick and intelligent crime drama that utilizes its stacked, ensemble cast, for an engaging and immensely satisfying heist film, culminating in one of 2018’s better films to date. Director Steve McQueen (12 Years a...

Know Before You Go-Lost Films: BlacKkKlansman

Robert Bouffard Student Writer BlacKkKlansman is definitely the most important movie of the year so far. I could talk about how great the acting, directing, editing, score and style of the film were (and all of those aspects were outstanding), but that would be...
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