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April, 2017

  • 8 April

    Messiah’s Department of Theatre presents “The Shaughraun”

    Alyssa Burd Online Editor Messiah’s Department of Theater and Dance will show their final performances of “The Shaughraun” tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. in Miller Theater. Written by Irish playwright Dion Boucicault, the play is set against the backdrop of the Fenian uprising in 1867 …

March, 2017

  • 7 March

    Tattoo Tuesdays: Andrew Weir

    Tyler Jenkins Student Writer It’s easy to make assumptions and underhanded comments based on what tattoos we see and who we see them on. It’s important to realize that people with tattoos are exactly that—they’re people. They are expressing and conveying different parts of themselves through different art forms. This week …

  • 1 March

    Is “America first” leaving many Americans last?

    Becky Kimmel Student Writer Post-Trump victory in America has a lot of people questioning “How?” The citizens of our country are looking toward the future with confidence, with apprehension and some with not much certainty at all. I was fortunate enough to spend the end of election season living in …

February, 2017

  • 27 February

    5 Places to get Fastnachts this Tuesday

    Madeline Crocenzi Editor-in-Chief As the daughter of a Pennsylvania Dutch woman, Fastnacht Day is basically my Super Bowl. If you haven’t taken part in this Central PA tradition, here’s a quick history. “Fastnacht” is a German word meaning the night before the fast and Fastnacht Day takes place on Shrove …

December, 2016

  • 8 December

    Campus Closet: Winter Wear

    Bree Whitelock Assistant Student Director For someone like me who loves summer fashion, from sundresses to cut-off shorts, the crisp air of winter doesn’t feel like the only harsh reality; my entire wardrobe feels as though it’s being turned upside down. While it may take a bit of adjustment to …

October, 2016

  • 6 October

    10 signs you know you have “fall fever”

    Valerie Bell Student Writer The leaves are slowly changing color and beginning to flutter from the trees to the ground. The air is becoming more crisp. You begin to see limited edition pumpkin flavored everything, everywhere and Halloween is just around the corner. You know what all of this means …

September, 2016

  • 26 September

    A Culture of Distraction

    Jessica Henry Student Writer A technological epidemic has taken over America over the last 10 years, and it does not seem to be going away anytime soon. It is visible in Lottie, where entire tables of students can be found “plugged in” to their individual devices and ignoring the people …

  • 23 September

    7 things we all love about Family Weekend

    Madeline Crocenzi Editor-in-Chief Family Weekend. For many students at Messiah, it’s the first time they get to see their family since the end of August. It’s simultaneously a tearful reunion and a weekend of evading your mom’s skillful interrogation tactics. (Yeah, mom I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, …

  • 19 September

    Breaking the Bank as a Bridesmaid

    Alyssa Burd Online Editor On a campus where “Ring by Spring” is popular culture, it’s only natural for wedding planning to weave its way into the daily college grind. However, while some brides-to-be may hear church bells ringing shortly, their bridesmaids may only hear a familiar “cha-ching” as the costs …

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