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Multi-Million Dollar Oakwood Hills Project Takes Shape

Maddie Conley Online Editor Updated on 9/21/18 After weeks of having to follow detour signs to get into campus, you may be wondering what is going on behind the roadblocks. The traffic circle being constructed at the intersection of Grantham and Lisburn Roads is just...

Hurricane Florence: What to Expect

Maddie Conley Online Editor It seems these past few days you don’t need to check your weather app to know it’s going to be rainy and overcast. While Messiah has seen a total of 5.25 inches of rain, compared to the rest of the region, there has not been much damage...

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...

Emergency Update: Potentially Rabid Animal

Maddie Conley Online Editor This afternoon, the Department of Safety saw a raccoon around the fitness trail that showed signs of rabies. Soon after, a licensed wildlife professional arrived and euthanized the animal. It is possible the raccoon may have encountered...

Week in Review: Finals

Ally Hufford Student Writer If you couldn’t tell by the change in weather, summer is almost here. It’s hard to believe that we only have two days of classes left in this semester. Between juggling finals and attempting to get a tan – or a burn if you’re like me – you...

Messiah Launches Tuition Payback Initiative

Maddie Conley Online Editor Messiah has launched a new initiative to allow students to pay back tuition through a percentage of their future career. The model is called the income share agreement and will be launched June 1. Students who participate will pay between 3...

Prison Laundry Service Debate Washes To the Surface

Maddie Conley Online Editor Laundry isn’t something you would expect to cultivate complex and controversial discussion. But when news surfaces that Messiah’s wash is being done by inmates at SCI Somerset Prison, a deeper look into ethical considerations and underlying...

Week in Review: Dance, Movies and a New Baby

Ally Hufford Student Writer It’s hard to believe that we only have one full week of classes left in the semester. All of the hard work we’ve put in since the beginning of the semester is about to pay off – especially for graduating seniors. With finals on the horizon,...

Splice Film Festival Showcases Diverse Student Work

Robert Bouffard Student Writer Sixteen original films were screened in Parmer Cinema that was packed with excited friends, family and faculty on Sunday. Students from Department of Communication displayed their creativity and originality during the Splice Student Film...

Gun Violence Walkout 2018: Recap and Photo Gallery

Maddie Conley Online Editor Students left classes early on Friday and headed to Eisenhower lawn to mourn the death of those killed by gun violence. Speakers composed of students, faculty and administrators memorialized those affected and called attention to a need for...

Student Life

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...

“No, I’m Not the Professor”: When College is the Retirement Plan

Maddie Conley Online Editor Feature Another day, another set of classes to attend. Students walk briskly through the cold, clad in American Eagle jeans, fashionably oversized sweaters and the newest pair of Vans shoes. Slumping into the classroom chairs they wish were...

Culture

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...

Happy National Egg Day!

by Kelly Webber, Summer Director Happy National Egg Day! It’s June 3rd, which means that it’s time to celebrate the eggs on your plate and the chickens on your campus. There are two chicken coops located on campus. The first can be found near the entrance to campus...

Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ is Right on Time

Maddie Conley Online Editor Two Saturdays ago the world thought it was getting another fun, easy-going song from Donald Glover’s alter-ego Childish Gambino. Instead, it got something it needed far more. This is America demands attention and deeper reflection from fans...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Courtney Catlin

Stephanie Bricker Student Writer Some people find the inspiration for their first tattoo on Pinterest or by thinking of an idea and pondering it for a week, a month or even a year. But sophomore accounting major Courtney Catlin was inspired for her first tattoo in the...

Tattoo Tuesdays: Taylor Forbes

Stephanie Bricker Student Writer “A way to permanently honor someone who was only temporarily in my life.” That’s how Taylor Forbes, who is majoring in human development and family science with a minor in multicultural family studies, describes her memorial tattoo....

Road Tripping On a Budget: Stay in NYC For Under $200

Raquelle Gonzalez Student Writer As college students, we have the world and freedom in the palm of our hands. The drive to see the world with our friends, and create intangible life experiences is at the core of things we want to do. If only travel was free, am I...

Sports

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...

The Men’s Soccer Team Gets a Makeover in the Off-Season: The Daisy Dukes

Megan Bomba Sports Editor Passion. It is one of the five P’s that the Daisy Dukes strive to have. The other four include glory (spelled “pglory”), pride, unity (also spelled “punity”) and passion again. The Daisy Dukes continue a tradition that has lasted through the...

Wiederrecht Named 2018 MAC Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year

Natalie Vermeulen Student Writer 60-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump, 800 meters…and one MAC Championship pentathlon winner made up this weekend. Sophomore Taylor Wiederrecht won gold in the pentathlon at the MAC Championship Indoor Track & Field meet,...

While You’re Waiting for the Big Game: 2018 Super Bowl Facts

Maddie Conley Online Editor The Super Bowl is only hours away. Eagles and Patriots fans are squirming with anticipation. Hot wings are getting ordered and jerseys are being donned. Here are a few fun facts to kick off the 2018 Super Bowl. Super Bowl Rings The Super...

With Fall Comes Football Fever

Lilly Kashishian Student Writer Fall means pumpkin spice, pumpkin lattes, basically pumpkin everything and, of course…football! As we head into the 2017-2018 NFL season there are a lot of questions to be answered. Will the Madden Curse affect superstar quarterback Tom...

Falcon Fitness Center to open this Tuesday

Becky Kimmel Editor-in-Chief While you were spending your summer days lounging on the beach, the Messiah campus was busy getting a bit of a face lift. You may have noticed the detour by the railroad tracks has paved the way for a state-of-the-art fitness center and...

Brubaker’s Best: 5 Memorable Moments

Brandon Byers Student Writer With the construction of the new athletic complex in the Sollenberger Sports Center set to be complete in August, Brubaker Auditorium will no longer be hosting sporting events. So let's take a moment to look back on some of the memories of...
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