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“The Lost Letters of Pergamum” Book Review – The Candid Reader

Bruce Longenecker, professor of religion at Baylor University, has ventured into uncertain waters with his book, “The Lost Letters of Pergamum.” A historical fiction, the novel attempts to capture the ancient situation in which Christianity existed. There is a certain...

The Wild Western Conference: Who Will Make the Playoffs? – Hit The Post

March is the perfect time for basketball. High school teams are playing for their state championships, while March Madness gets all the national headlines. But in the NBA, March is the time for many teams to make a late season playoff push. In the Western Conference...

Chuck Fletcher Killed the Flyers – Philly Sports Rundown

It’s over. He’s gone. Chuck Fletcher has finally been fired as General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers. Let the city celebrate. A little over four years after Ron Hextall was fired as GM of the Flyers, we are right back here in the same spot. This time however, the...

Blockbuster Trades & the Legend of LeBron James- Hit The Post

The NBA trade deadline: where teams go to keep their championship hopes alive or start the rebuilding process. This year, the trade deadline was one of the craziest and most eventful deadlines in recent years. 63% of teams (19 out of 30) made at least one trade this...

The Sixers’ Backup Center Insanity – Philly Sports Rundown

Since taking over basketball operations for the 76ers in 2020, Daryl Morey has rescued the team from the tough situation they were left in. The Sixers had little production from anybody not named Joel Embiid. There were glaring flaws on the roster, and cap room was...

Catching Up on the League: 2023 All-Stars! – Hit The Post

Welcome back to Hit the Post! This is the first article of 2023 and there is so much NBA news to cover. All-Star Weekend is just around the corner, so let’s start with that. Last week, the NBA announced the all-star starters for the 2023 NBA season. Highlighting the...

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...

Culture

Praise Him With Song Elevation Review

“Here as in Heaven” Elevation Worship Album Review   “Here as in Heaven” is the fifth live album from Elevation Worship. The band, which started as a worship team at Elevation Church based in Charlotte, North Carolina, still leads worship at Elevation Church in...

Praise Him With Song Casting Crowns Review

“Healer” by Casting Crowns Album Review   “Healer” is Casting Crowns’ ninth and most recent studio album. Casting Crowns was started by youth pastor Mark Hall as a youth group initiative at First Baptist Church in Florida. Today, it is one of the most popular...

A Review of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

In “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” the sequel to the critically acclaimed “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” we revisit Miles Morales on his journey of balancing his adolescent struggles with his occupation as Brooklyn’s one and only Spider-Man.    It...

The Experience Economy

This past summer was an extremely memorable one when it comes to movie releases and Internet trends. Hits such as “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” restored the box office to pre-pandemic numbers with the films grossing almost $1 billion in domestic revenue combined....

Praise Him With Song

“Hymn of Heaven” by Phil Wickham Album Review For my first column, I find it fitting to start with my favorite album of all time (or, at least, the one that currently holds this ranking, though it’s subject to frequent change since I love so many albums.)  “Hymn of...

How Ethical Listening Can Shape the College Experience

Ethical listening is a vital skill to learn as we navigate our professional and personal lives both during and after college. According to Dr. Katie R. Place, a Public Relations professor at Quinnipiac University, dialogue is the foundation to becoming proficient in...

Shoeless Joe: An Inside Look Into The Ever-Changing Cabaret

Keep your eyes open and your ears tuned in to the Department of Theatre and Dance’s Spring 2023 production of Shoeless Joe, which will be showing on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Grace Pollock Dance Studio.  Shoeless Joe is a musical cabaret directed by...

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...

Sports

Is NASCAR’s Clash at the Coliseum Done For? – The Cooldown Lap

It was a whirlwind of a weeknd for everybody in NASCAR last week, which saw an unprecedented rescheduling of NASCAR’s Busch Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum. “Life threatening rain” was in the...

Lewis Hamilton Leaving Mercedes for Ferrari in 2025 – The Cooldown Lap

  Lewis Hamilton will be joining Ferrari at the conclusion of the 2024 F1 season, marking the end of the seven-time champion’s tenure with Mercedes. Hamilton signed a two year contract with...

2024 Rolex 24 Race Recap – The Cooldown Lap

  IMSA’s Rolex 24 at Daytona came down to the final few minutes to decide the winner. Felipe Nasr in the No. 7 Penske Motorsport Porsche held off Tom Blomqvist in the No. 31 Whelen Cadillac to take...

Chelsea’s New Life – The Beautiful Game

Chelsea’s season was over. They had just lost 2-0 to Brentford, and a visit to league leaders Tottenham Hotspurs, Chelsea’s North London rival, loomed on the horizon. Then the unthinkable happened....

The Pitching Post

Oct. 24 Game 7, Snakes vs Phanatics   Game 7 The Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros just concluded game seven of their series. The Rangers got off to a hot start in the game, crushing three...

Ready Player One – Centerfield

The definition of sports has evolved over time. New types of activities are emerging, breaking the traditional norms. At Messiah, these changes are being embraced, as seen with the Esports team. The...

Who Wins the Major Awards? – Hit The Post

This NBA season has been filled with a lot of drama and excitement, from coaches getting fired, crazy trades, and the tightly contested MVP race. As we get to the end of the year, it’s great to...

“The Lost Letters of Pergamum” Book Review – The Candid Reader

Bruce Longenecker, professor of religion at Baylor University, has ventured into uncertain waters with his book, “The Lost Letters of Pergamum.” A historical fiction, the novel attempts to capture...

Serving up Success – Centerfield

Fresh off a spring break trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina, the Men’s Tennis team is poised to make waves during their competitive spring season. The team played in three matches over the course...

The Wild Western Conference: Who Will Make the Playoffs? – Hit The Post

March is the perfect time for basketball. High school teams are playing for their state championships, while March Madness gets all the national headlines. But in the NBA, March is the time for many...

Student Life

How Ethical Listening Can Shape the College Experience

Ethical listening is a vital skill to learn as we navigate our professional and personal lives both during and after college. According to Dr. Katie R. Place, a Public Relations professor at Quinnipiac University, dialogue is the foundation to becoming proficient in...

Serving up Success – Centerfield

Fresh off a spring break trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina, the Men’s Tennis team is poised to make waves during their competitive spring season. The team played in three matches over the course of the week, with wins over Roanoke and Mary Baldwin, and a loss to...

Messiah Mealtime – U Wraps

Snack Wraps. Only in America would fried chicken tenders, shredded cheese and a pinch of vegetables in a flour tortilla classify as a “snack”. Many a fast food restaurant has had a go at replicating these ergonomic grab-and-go wraps. McDonalds may lay claim to first...

Falcon Phenoms – Owen Hanzelman

Owen Hanzelman is a junior libero for the men’s volleyball team. You can catch him on the hardwood setting up his teammates with amazing digs and passes. He also sets his teammates up by being a positive influence at practice. You can always find Hanzelman chatting it...

Shoeless Joe: An Inside Look Into The Ever-Changing Cabaret

Keep your eyes open and your ears tuned in to the Department of Theatre and Dance’s Spring 2023 production of Shoeless Joe, which will be showing on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Grace Pollock Dance Studio.  Shoeless Joe is a musical cabaret directed by...

SAB Hosts Jukebox Night

During last Monday night’s dinner-rush at the Union Cafe, SAB allowed students to take control of the ambiance during what they dubbed “Jukebox Night”. As the post-Thanksgiving, pre-finals week stress kicked in, students eating, studying, and hanging out at Union...

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...

Opinions

Charity Gayle Review- Praise Him With Song

I have been listening to “Endless Praise” by Charity Gayle on replay for the past few weeks. Although this album was released in 2021, it did not come onto my radar until recently.  It’s now on my bucket list to attend a worship event led by Gayle, as I can imagine...

Praise Him With Song Elevation Review

“Here as in Heaven” Elevation Worship Album Review   “Here as in Heaven” is the fifth live album from Elevation Worship. The band, which started as a worship team at Elevation Church based in Charlotte, North Carolina, still leads worship at Elevation Church in...

A Review of “Fingernails”

Can an emotion as powerful and complex as love be biologically tested?   This is the central question of “Fingernails,” a story centered on the blooming passion of Anna and Amir. The star-crossed lovers work at an institute that examines the romantic...

Praise Him With Song Casting Crowns Review

“Healer” by Casting Crowns Album Review   “Healer” is Casting Crowns’ ninth and most recent studio album. Casting Crowns was started by youth pastor Mark Hall as a youth group initiative at First Baptist Church in Florida. Today, it is one of the most popular...

A Review of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

In “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” the sequel to the critically acclaimed “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” we revisit Miles Morales on his journey of balancing his adolescent struggles with his occupation as Brooklyn’s one and only Spider-Man.    It...

Praise Him With Song

“Hymn of Heaven” by Phil Wickham Album Review For my first column, I find it fitting to start with my favorite album of all time (or, at least, the one that currently holds this ranking, though it’s subject to frequent change since I love so many albums.)  “Hymn of...

Elie Wiesel’s “Night”: A Poignant Memoir of the Holocaust – The Candid Reader

Few books in this world should demand our attention. Elie Wiesel’s “Night” is one of them. “Night” is a memoir that chronicles Wiesel’s experiences as a child during the Holocaust. The book is a harrowing account of his time spent in concentration camps and the...

Ready Player One – Centerfield

The definition of sports has evolved over time. New types of activities are emerging, breaking the traditional norms. At Messiah, these changes are being embraced, as seen with the Esports team. The Esports team is relatively new, as they are currently participating...

Who Wins the Major Awards? – Hit The Post

This NBA season has been filled with a lot of drama and excitement, from coaches getting fired, crazy trades, and the tightly contested MVP race. As we get to the end of the year, it’s great to revisit some of these topics and also see how the end of year award races...

“The Lost Letters of Pergamum” Book Review – The Candid Reader

Bruce Longenecker, professor of religion at Baylor University, has ventured into uncertain waters with his book, “The Lost Letters of Pergamum.” A historical fiction, the novel attempts to capture the ancient situation in which Christianity existed. There is a certain...