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Retiring Professor Bio: Jim Gustafson

Myriam Pedercini  Student Writer Associate Professor of Health and Human Performances, Dr. Jim Gustafson, will also be retiring this spring after forty-two years of teaching. He has taught physical education at Messiah College, along with coaching the wrestling team from 1973-1991. He has tried to be a good example in his teaching and expresses how […]

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Retiring Professor Bio: Spud Wentzell

Myriam Pedercini  Student Writer Professor of Health and Physical education Dr. Spud Wentzell has considered his teaching goal to be providing guidance for students’ overall health and physical abilities. Wentzell recognizes students have diverse capabilities and interests. Not all of them are interested in being competitive or particularly active. Through his class, Philosophy of Consistent […]

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Retiring Professor Bio: Kathleen Quimby

Myriam Pedercini  Student Writer After thirty years teaching for Messiah College as Senior Lecturer in Humanities and Director of Supplemental Instruction, Professor Kathleen Quimby of the Communications department bids farewell as she retires this spring. Professor Quimby began as an adjunct and finally, after a number of years working one year at a time, she […]

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PHOTOS: Eggstravaganza revamps traditional egg hunt

Madeline Crocenzi Student Writer This year’s annual Eyas Easter egg hunt led hundreds of students on a wild, golden egg chase. Eyas strayed from the traditional Easter egg hunt, with Friday evening’s Eggstravaganza event. Since the hunt began at night, glow-in-the dark eggs were hidden across campus. There were also fifty golden eggs that contained […]

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National Student Aid Bill of Rights Announced in Continued Effort to Make Education Affordable

By Ashlyn Miller Student Writer Many of the important public liberties enjoyed in America are secured with the Bill of Rights. College students dealing with federal loans now have their own special rights, as President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum introducing a new Student Aid Bill of Rights on Tuesday. The measures could potentially […]

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Minds Matter Column: Because they trust in you

Paige Harkey Student Writer “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 Suicide, the eighth-leading cause of death for all Americans, is the second-leading cause of death for college-age individuals. Mental illness, in general, is experienced by one-fifth of college students. Suicide is just one […]

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“Relay” finds second life through PRSSA

Brooke Pompeo Student Writer When Sarah Goldy-Brown found out Messiah would no longer be involved with Relay For Life, she knew something had to be done. Goldy-Brown is president of the Public Relations Student Society of America, (PRSSA) at Messiah College. The club gives students the opportunity to work on projects using the skills they […]

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Capitol journeyman: Messiah professor participates in SFIA health advocacy efforts

Carter Davis Student Writer Messiah College Health and Human Performance professor Dr. Scott Kieffer put his expertise to good use for the Sport & Fitness Industry Association’s annual National Health Through Fitness Day on Mar. 4. Kieffer represented the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in an envoy sent to speak to members of Congress […]

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NPR’s Michele Norris encourages “seeking different perspectives” in keynote Symposium address on race

By Ashlyn Miller Student Writer For Michele Norris, finding her niche in the journalism world was not a journey with a straight path, but rather one she fondly recalls “taking many left turns.” Norris, an Emmy-award winning journalist for National Public Radio (NPR), spoke at Parmer Hall on Thursday night as part of the 2015 […]

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Building on recent results, Mastadon Revolution aims for Ultimate frisbee regional–and national–success

By Joel Hoover Editor-in-Chief EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part feature on Messiah’s two Ultimate frisbee club teams. The feature on the men’s team–The Mammoth Rebellion–will be in the Mar. 6 print edition of The Swinging Bridge and will also be posted online the same day. Relatively late in the championship game of a […]

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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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