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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...

Students React to the Engle Center’s New Policy

Maddie Conley Online Editor On Monday we posted an article about the Engle Center and the decision to begin charging for counseling services after the fifth session. The article generated discussion and many comments on social media. This prompted us to reach out to...

Engle Center Begins Charging for Counseling and Provides Alternatives

Leanne Tan Student Writer Counseling services offered by the Engle Center were previously free for Messiah students. However, the extreme popularity of the program has recently caused the college to begin charging students for individual counseling services after the...

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

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...

The Multicultural Council Opens Up About Interracial Dating

Charmaine Lim Culture Editor On Tuesday night, the Multicultural Council gathered a panel of speakers to talk about their experiences with interracial dating and relationships. The five panelists were Kevin Villegas, Molly Jansen, Laura Almeida, David Abraham and...

The Pursuit of Rachel Flowers

Maddie Conley Online Editor It is no secret that Messiah College is predominately white. Though our posters, pamphlets and website may show a relatively balanced ratio, walking around campus you see the real picture. As unbalanced as it may seem now, there was a time...

Living the Language

by Natalie Vermeulen, Student Writer “If I could have any superpower, I would speak all the languages in the world,” a young college student mused aloud as she walked back across campus after dinner on a warm spring evening. “I would love to be able to communicate...

Ashcombe Farm and Greenhouse: One Community’s Happy Place, and One Woman’s Home

By Dakota Vaughn, Student Director At a table in the little café nestled within Ashcombe Farm and Greenhouse’s gift shop, Kerri Laudig reaches out her arms to expose dirt encrusted palms and fingers, her hands telling the tale of decades working in gardens and...

Sports

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...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor With all the rain last week you may have been sleeping and missed out on some pretty great games. Here’s our Weekly Sports Update. Women’s Volleyball hosted Stevenson University on Tuesday night in a MAC Commonwealth matchup. Kate...

Messiah Sports Weekly Update

Lilly Kashishian Sports Editor With the new semester beginning, you may have missed catching the Messiah sports teams in action. But, we’ve got you covered with our Weekly Sports Update. Women’s Cross Country took part in the Shannon Henretty Invite Saturday. The team...

Wrestling Team Enters the World of Pokémon

Maddie Conley Online Editor Campus saw an outbreak of Pokémon characters yesterday. Don't worry, the colorful creatures seen running around have been identified as the men's wrestling team. The game involves senior team members acting as "trainers" chasing after the...

Exclusive Look into the Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Teams’ Warm-Up Playlists

Megan Bomba Sports Editor With lacrosse season in full swing, feelings of spring, hope and anticipation are arising among the players. Both the Messiah Women’s and Men’s Lacrosse teams are looking to improve on their record from last year with relatively young...
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