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You Won’t

Or will you? By Jonathan Wolf, Student Writer Is it a statement? Is it a challenge? The name “You Won’t” stirs up confusion and intrigue. At first, You Won’t’s music sounds rather half-baked, sporadic and crazy. Often, it sounds like pure insanity! Nevertheless, there is a method to their madness. You Won’t is made up […]

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The Kuhlman Competition is Here

Messiah’s highly competitive annual music competition is back By Jordan Twitchell, Arts and Entertainment Editor Several weeks ago, Mechanicsburg High School and the surrounding community mourned the loss of James Wilson, the son of Dr. Norman Wilson, a professor at Messiah College. James was an aspiring musician (a trombonist) who was planning to pursue a […]

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The Impossible

Naomi Watts and Tom Holland Shine in Harrowing Survival Story By Colleen Dente, Student Writer Though it could have been turned into an overwrought or cliche survival tale, “The Impossible” succeeds mainly because of the raw, intimate performances elicited by director Juan Antonio Bayona and the honest script from Sergio G. Sanchez (who together created […]

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Ruby Sparks

Happiness can be found just outside of your control Colleen Dente If you had the power and ability to change something you didn’t like about someone you love, would you? That’s the question Zoe Kazan (who wrote and also stars as the titular character) confidently discusses in this weekend’s Lost Film. Marketed as a romantic […]

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Prelude in Parmer

A Preview of the Inaugural Concert Jordan Twitchell As I’m sure all of you have noticed, the new Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and the Performing Arts is open. To commemorate the completion of this project, the Messiah College Department of Music is hosting an inaugural concert entitled “Prelude” on February 17, 2013 […]

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Bringing Rock Back Jonathan Wolf Look out, Cain! Abel’s here, and they’re ready to share their sound with the world! Abel is the combined effort of four friends and their passion for hard-hitting, heavy rock and honest, introspective lyrics. The band released their debut album, “Lesser Men”, in 2010, and their sophomore album, “Make It […]

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Amphibians and Actors

“A Year with Frog and Toad” in Review Jordan Twitchell Starring Joseph D’Ambrosi as the beloved “Frog” and Rachel Ballasy as the sometimes-fearful “Toad”, “A Year with Frog and Toad” is a musical that the whole family will love! From the live improvised jazz that pianist Kevin Myers, bassist Garrett Krohn, and drummer Matthew Rice […]

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Pop-rock band Dinner and a Suit to perform at tonight’s B-sides concert

By Ethan Eldred Student Writer In a 2010 YouTube video, a New Jersey student named Jon Capeci performs a cover of Death Cab For Cutie’s “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” from his dorm room. Below, the comments extol the virtues of his voice and his bushy hair. Two years later, Capeci, minus his […]

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Spanglish Fly to bring blues and mambo to Messiah

By Ethan Eldred Student Writer Reporting for PRI’s “The World,” Bruce Wallace cited 1966 as the year Latin music married soul and R&B, giving birth to Boogaloo. “According to legend,” said Wallace, “the Joe Cuba Sextet was on stage one night in 1966, playing mambos and cha-chas to a largely African-American crowd. And the crowd […]

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Best of Coffeehouse: Aug. 26

By Mary-Grace MacNeil A&E Editor   Most Likely to Perform at B-sides One Day: Jessie Villa   Sang and played “Sixteen,” original acoustic piece Justification: As Jessie Villa sat down on a stool at center stage, she told the crowd: “I wrote this song after my boyfriend told me he didn’t love me.” By the […]

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Student Stress During Finals Week

Alyssa Burd Student Writer Finals week is rapidly approaching and almost every student at Messiah College is beginning to experience […]

Jon Bellion’s Performance At Wednesday’s B-Sides

Rose Talbot Student Writer Last Wednesday, Jon Bellion played in a B-Sides Concert. Bellion is a singer-songwriter and record producer […]

Local Breeches rope swing comes down after ongoing problems

Joel Hoover Editor-in-Chief David Yoder had always been fond of seeing people have a good time playing in the Yellow […]

Week at a Glance: April 27-May 3

Joel Hoover Editor-in-Chief Alternate Chapels A Peace Speech Contest featuring student speeches and a Q&A time facilitated by George Pickens, will be […]

Earthkeepers holding cleaning event for Earth Day

Joel Hoover Editor-in-Chief The Earthkeepers club will be holding a special cleaning event in celebration of today’s Earth Day. The […]

Fashion Column: Dress Fest

Bree Whitelock Opinions Editor Nothing shouts that warm weather is finally here more than pockets of girls spread throughout campus […]


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