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November, 2017

  • 6 November

    Agape Center Encourages “Faith in Action”

    Sharlene Oong Student Writer The Agape Center is the campus hub for service learning. Known to contribute to the service aspect of Christ, it “develops, administers resources and coordinates programs of service learning, community service and missions,” according to their website. The Agape Center has three branches which consists of …

October, 2017

  • 16 October

    Powerhouse Builds Community on Campus

    Sharlene Oong Student Writer Students gather at Hostetter chapel every Thursday night for an hour of worship. The best part? Unlike chapel, attendance is not required from the student body. Rather, students of all backgrounds voluntarily come together to create a Powerhouse for Christ. Powerhouse originally began with the concept …

November, 2016

  • 21 November

    Students look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks

    Sharlene Oong Student Writer It’s that time of year again when students hesitate to play Christmas music. The time of year when plans for new trips are made as well as resolutions to be productive during break (and let’s face it—that’s never going to happen). Although students may be looking …

  • 21 November

    Local hangouts

    Sharlene Oong Student Writer With classes, responsibilities and projects to work on outside of class, the desire for many students to kick back and relax is strong (#thestruggleisreal). Although Messiah’s campus is a close-knit and comfortable environment, a temporary getaway sounds great, especially if it is off campus. Emily Price, …

October, 2016

  • 25 October

    Tattoo Tuesdays: Carly Laird

    Sharlene Oong Student Writer Tattoos carry different meanings for everyone. They capture memories, tell stories and represent different parts of an individual. For this week’s edition of Tattoo Tuesdays, I sat down with junior English major Carly Laird to hear about the tattoos that represent her faith and her story. …

  • 1 October

    World Christian Fellowship hosts the 41st annual Canoe-a-thon

    Sharlene Oong Student Writer World Christian Fellowship (WCF) will be hosting the 41st annual Canoe-a-thon today at the Yellow Breeches. Guided by the LOFT team, the event will feature a 20-mile excursion to raise funds for international mission trips sent out every spring by the Agape Center. As a student-lead …

February, 2016

  • 15 February

    Messiah Celebrates Black History Month

    Sharlene Oong Student Writer Behind every generation lies rich stories that are yet to be told. February is Black History Month—a time when individuals can sit and listen to the stories of the past. “Black History month is a special time where we as a nation get to reflect on …

January, 2016

  • 14 January

    Jason Polansky Recieves Certification from National Blindness Professional Board

    Sharlene Oong Student Writer Motivation is definitely a done deal when others assure you that you are capable of succeeding. This was certainly the case for freshman marketing major, Jason Polansky. Before coming to Messiah, Polansky received certification from the National Blindness Professional Board at the age of eighteen, making him …

October, 2015

  • 19 October

    Human Trafficking: Where’s Your Part in the Matter?

    Sharlene Oong Student Writer “Cash or credit?” “Would you like to sign up for our membership?” “Go premium.” “Do you need a bag for that?” Do any of these phrases sound familiar to you? Most people hear them on a daily basis, going about their regular routine. However, there are people …

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