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Students Notified Of Threat Of Violence

This afternoon, students were alerted of an alleged threat of violence towards the Messiah University campus community.  According to an alert sent to students by Messiah’s Crisis Communication team, Messiah was made aware of alleged general threats towards the campus...

Understanding the Role of TimelyCare at Messiah

In the February issue of the Swinging Bridge, an article was published highlighting select student experiences using the FalconCare telehealth service. In light of the negative experiences that were shared, it is beneficial to further understand Messiah’s choice to...

Student Body Presidential Debate

On Wednesday, February 23 the Student Body Presidential Debate was held in the Union. At the end of the debate, the candidates answered questions submitted by students. The questions and answers can be found below. To learn more about each candidate, read here. Visit...

Who Should You Vote For?

The student body presidential election is happening this week. You can attend the presidential candidate town hall this Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Union. The first 30 minutes will be a meet and greet with all of the candidates. After the meet and greet there...

November 15th SGA Extended Forum: What Students Need To Know

Last night, the Student Government Association hosted an extended forum attended by representatives from Messiah’s clubs. Here’s what was voted on that students need to know about.   1. A senate resolution on pedestrian and skateboarder safety was passed in full...

Suspicious Person On Campus

On Monday, September 27, a notification was sent out to all Messiah students, faculty and staff that there was a suspicious person sighting. The Department of Safety was immediately called to the scene to deal with the odd behavior of the person. “[The suspect] was...

How to Avoid Theft On Campus

Messiah University is a safe community for both students and faculty. However, theft occasionally occurs on campus.  Bryce Wickard, Interim Director of Safety, has advice for the community on how to avoid experiencing theft. “Thefts almost always occur when valuables...

9/11 Memorial On-Campus

On Saturday, the Messiah University Conservatives hosted a memorial service to remember the September 11 attacks 20 years later. The brief ceremony consisted of a flag ceremony, a time of prayer and reflection and a speech by MU Conservative vice president, Erik...

5-on-5: This Week’s Top 5 Sports Stories

This week’s 5-on-5: five points on five of this week’s biggest sports stories.    1. David Patten, three-time Super Bowl winner with New England Patriots, dies in motorcycle crash at 47 Patten died in a motorcycle crash last week outside Columbia, South Carolina,...

Things To Do This Week at Messiah

Looking for ways to get involved on campus this week? Here are some up-coming events! 09/07: Campus Market every Tuesday 10:30am-12:30pm in Eisenhower Commons 09/07: Evening chapel on Tuesday, September 7, with practical conversation for those interested in the...

Culture

Looking Back: Caribbean Student Association’s First Year

This year, the Caribbean Student Association (CSA) became a part of Messiah’s Multicultural Council (MCC). Looking back on CSA’s first year, Deantae Moultrie, a senior applied health science major and president of CSA, feels blessed that she was able to see CSA come...

8-Bit Christmas

“The year was 1987, or was it ’88?” Grownup Jake Doyle (Neil Patrick Harris) begins, when all he wanted for Christmas was a Nintendo. And when I say Nintendo, I’m not talking about your everyday DS Lite. We’re going old school, y’all. “Nintendo,” Doyle narrates to his...

Senior Show Spotlight

Two more of Messiah’s seniors take the stage this weekend to present their work in the Fall Senior Series. This weekend’s series feature the original works of Theater and Dance major Liberty Dolence and Dance major Mackenzie Williams. Here is a preview of what...

White Christmas Movie Review

White Christmas (1954): a vibrant, charming, and heart-warming Christmas classic. With old-timey vocals, dazzling dance numbers, and mounds of snow in the mountains of Vermont, what’s not to love? The only way to watch the movie, in a true corny-Christmas fashion, is...

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

Known as the “film connoisseur” of my family, it is rare that I go a holiday season without being asked for my take on the age-old question; whether the 1988 cult classic Die Hard is a Christmas movie. For me, the answer is simple, Die Hard is in fact a Christmas...

Navigating NYC in a Pandemic

I am a frequent visitor to NYC. As someone who loves the arts and city life, I try to get to the Big Apple at least once a year. However, the pandemic has put this yearly tradition on hold. This past month was my first time both traveling to NYC during the pandemic...

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Are you in charge of friendsgiving this year or want some new food to try out at your family dinner? If you’re looking for some new recipes, you’re in luck. Here are five recipes for your Thanksgiving meal this year.   1....

International Day of Peace 2021

  On September 23, Messiah University held its annual International Day of Peace Commemoration in Parmer Hall.  Students and faculty members from the Peace and Conflict Studies, Department of Music, and Department of Theater and Dance led this year’s campus...

Dylan Kalogris from “Theselands”

  On Friday, Dylan Kalogris of “Theselands” performed in the Union to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Pulse. Kalogris, a former alumni, is a singer-songwriter based out of Nashville. While at Messiah, he worked at The Pulse during its inception as the music...

Marijuana and Mental Health: Why Sha’Carri Richardson’s ban proves to be about more than doping

Olympic frontrunner, Sha’ Carri Richardson, was banned from competing in the Olympics at the start of the month after testing positive for marijuana use. News of her ban sent controversy through the athletic community and beyond, sparking discussion on the role of...

Sports

Bouldering Wall Reopens

Messiah’s Outdoors Club was thrilled to announce the re-opening of their bouldering wall this September in the Loft garage.  Indoor rock climbing is a popular activity that the Outdoors Club offers...

5-on-5: This Week’s Top 5 Sports Stories

This week’s 5-on-5: five points on five of this week’s biggest sports stories.    Dallas Cowboy’s offensive lineman suffers from heat-related illness Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe...

This Week’s 5-on-5 Sports Stories

This week’s 5-on-5: five points on five of this week’s biggest sports stories.    Mac Jones wins Patriots QB spot over Cam Newton Rookie Cam Jones was recently named the starting quarterback...

How to Watch Sports This Week

Interested in watching sports this week? Visit gomessiah.com to watch livestreams of select events.    Wednesday, September 8 Women’s Soccer at Johns Hopkins University 7:00 pm Women’s...

5-on-5: This Week’s Top 5 Sports Stories

This week’s 5-on-5: five points on five of this week’s biggest sports stories.    1. David Patten, three-time Super Bowl winner with New England Patriots, dies in motorcycle crash at 47 Patten...

Messiah Survivor

The Messiah Survivor club took over campus April 16-17 in a series of exciting games and challenges with many students participating or supporting the competition.  The club, which started four...

The Return to Normalcy for Athletes

New spectator policies have allowed all current Messiah University students, staff and faculty to attend home athletic events. Messiah’s athletes have been enjoying this change since its...

Wrestling Nationals: Cancelled and Restored

Messiah wrestling kicked off this past weekend with a dual meet on Friday against Shenandoah and a round robin style contest on Saturday against The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). Prior to the...

Bryan Brunk: Wrestling Coach and Mentor

The head coach for Messiah’s wrestling team, Bryan Brunk, is often seen cheering on his athletes during a match, encouraging them in their faith and mentoring them in all areas of life. This year is...

Dance vs. Soccer Experiment

Picture this: the dance world and the soccer world collaborate together on Messiah’s campus to see what the two disciplines can learn from each other. That is exactly what we did with the dance vs....

Student Life

Bouldering Wall Reopens

Messiah’s Outdoors Club was thrilled to announce the re-opening of their bouldering wall this September in the Loft garage.  Indoor rock climbing is a popular activity that the Outdoors Club offers on campus, and offering it for free was a tremendous blessing for...

New Mailbox System: What You Need To Know

If you’re expecting any type of mail this academic year, you won’t find it in your mailbox. Since June 15, campus postal services have been absorbed by Messiah University’s Campus Store. Slingshot, which formerly only ran Messiah’s textbook services, now uses its...

Multicultural Coffeehouse Kicks Off Fall Semester

Thanks to the Multicultural Council (MCC) for hosting the first Coffeehouse, the 2022 fall semester opened with high energy. On Thursday, the Larsen Student Union was packed wall to wall with students new and old, eager to welcome another year of fresh new...

New First-Year Playlist

Members of The Pulse team collected first-year students’ favorite songs as they moved into their dorms this Friday. Spanning a variety of genres, the playlist can be heard at all first-year events, including First Friday and the Student Engagement Fair. The playlist...

Looking Back: Caribbean Student Association’s First Year

This year, the Caribbean Student Association (CSA) became a part of Messiah’s Multicultural Council (MCC). Looking back on CSA’s first year, Deantae Moultrie, a senior applied health science major and president of CSA, feels blessed that she was able to see CSA come...

Senior Show Spotlight

Two more of Messiah’s seniors take the stage this weekend to present their work in the Fall Senior Series. This weekend’s series feature the original works of Theater and Dance major Liberty Dolence and Dance major Mackenzie Williams. Here is a preview of what...

Senior Show Spotlight

Three of Messiah’s senior theater majors take the stage this weekend to present their work in the Fall Senior Series. This weekend’s series feature the original works of Caitlin Buswell, Gabrielle Johnson and Evan Tisman.  Here is a preview of what audience members...

Navigating NYC in a Pandemic

I am a frequent visitor to NYC. As someone who loves the arts and city life, I try to get to the Big Apple at least once a year. However, the pandemic has put this yearly tradition on hold. This past month was my first time both traveling to NYC during the pandemic...

November 15th SGA Extended Forum: What Students Need To Know

Last night, the Student Government Association hosted an extended forum attended by representatives from Messiah’s clubs. Here’s what was voted on that students need to know about.   1. A senate resolution on pedestrian and skateboarder safety was passed in full...

Events This Week

Classes are in full swing, and students are no doubt feeling the stress of all those exams, assignments and presentations. It’s important to take some time to relax, have fun with your friends and give your mind some time to refresh.  Messiah has a lot of events this...

Opinions

“The Road” Review – Reams and Reels

In celebration of Cormac McCarthy’s new novel “The Passenger” just being published, this review will be on the last book he wrote, which is also his most famous. “The Road” is considered by many to be one of the best books of the 21st century, and for good reason. A...

“Age of Adaline” – Reams and Reels

Headlined by beautiful acting performances and a unique plot, “Age of Adaline” directed by Lee Toland Krieger is a work of art. However, is there such a thing as too unique of a plot? While movies that have one-of-a-kind situations are not always far-fetched to a...

Knowing The Unexplainable, Feeling The Indescribable – The Goblin Cave

Another night, another walk alone. Don’t worry, no sadness followed over me like a cloud; I took off into the night to find a break from my work — to have a little fun, believe it or not. Out from my cave I went, layered up to combat the brisk air’s touch. It didn’t...

Around the NBA! – Hit The Post

It’s been 23 days since the first regular season game was played for the 2022-23 NBA season. Last week, I wrote about Kyrie and the Brooklyn Nets, and the likely possibility it was for them to hire Celtics head coach Ime Udoka. This week, interim coach Jacque Vaughn...

Outside The Agape Center – Amid the Noise and Haste

  “Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.” Max Ehrmann, "Desiderata"   This time last year, the collective students of Messiah were hunkered down in winter coats, boots, and sweaters, sipping hot chocolate...

“The Field Guide to the North American Teenager” – Reams and Reels

A book that landed on the bestseller list a month or two ago, “The Field Guide to the North American Teenager” by Ben Phillipe has received a lot of hype. However, the book is not as good as advertised. This book does not know what it is. That is the biggest problem....

Stay Excited About it – The Goblin Cave

Please, please, please! Be passionate about your passions! It sounds like such a simple request, a call to action so undemanding that it doesn’t even need to be said, right? Wrong! Think about it. When we talk to one another we almost always start with some small...

The Good, The Bad, and The Brooklyn Nets

It’s been a tumultuous start to the 2022-23 NBA season for the Brooklyn Nets. So far, they have a 2-6 record, which is very underwhelming considering the starpower they have with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, and 2021 all-star Ben Simmons. According to NBA.com, they...

Kahan and Swift Release Hit Albums A Week Apart – Something Old, Something New

"Stick Season" Noah Kahan Released October 14, 2022 "Stick Season" is Noah Kahan’s third studio album. Releasing only a year after his second album, "I Was / I Am," Kahan switches his usual pop style for a folk-inspired sound. Some may disagree, but a folk style fits...

The Lakers Are Finished – Hit The Post

Trash. Abysmal. Embarrassing. Lifeless. If someone used any of those words to describe the Los Angeles Lakers, I’m sure that the entire world might agree with them. Their loss to Denver last night pushes them to 0-4, a terrible start for a team who just won an NBA...
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