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Multicultural Open Council discusses interracial relationships

By Mandy Ruiz News Editor The Multicultural Council held a special Open Council on interracial relationships on February 25, which featured a panel of staff and students discussing topics about dating, marriage, and being bi-racial. The event opened up with a Buzzfeed video, “Do You Have A Racial Preference?” which highlighted interracial dating statistics according […]

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A healthy fix: Engle Center revamps student self-care station

By Joel Hoover Editor-in-Chief At a time of year where sickness is prevalent on college campuses, Messiah’s Engle Center has made an update to one of its most important resources for student care. It even has a dose of school spirit added for decoration. The self-care station at the Engle Center has undergone a recent […]

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Smash Bros. Melee and Beyond: Video games becoming mainstream

By Devin Dietrich Student Writer When nuclear physicist William Higinbotham invented Tennis for Two–the world’s first video game–in 1958, he could not have imagined how his innovation would rock the world. Seeking only to “convey the message that our scientific endeavors have relevance for society,” Higinbotham would be amazed to see how mainstream gaming has […]

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Night Razors plan new record-breaking attempt

  By Kristen Schuyler Student Writer Breaking a Guinness World Record can be a much more complicated process than it might seem. The Night Razors are a group of current and former Messiah students who connected through their common interest of riding kick scooters around campus. The difference between the Night Razors and any other […]

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Politics Column: Analysis and implications of the State of the Union address

By Dan Eckert Student Writer And so, 2015 has begun: a year many hope will bring good fortune, the return of a strong economy, and perhaps a more productive Congress. Fortunately for President Obama, the economy is holding strong and, within the court of public opinion, his approval ratings have soared to 50% for the […]

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Gaining through service: A Messiah student’s service trip experience

By Joel Hoover Editor-in-Chief Jayme Babczak knew she was ready for something new at the start of her junior year. After deciding to stop playing for Messiah’s softball team, Babczak turned her extracurricular focus toward being involved in service trips through the Agape Center. Though she originally applied to simply go on a Fall Break […]

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Minds Matter provides follow-up answers to sexual assault alternate chapel

By Eric Moore Student Writer On Nov. 20, the Chaplain Team, Minds Matter, and 6th Day Sexuality partnered together to present an alternate chapel on sexual assault. This chapel was dedicated to helping students have a better understanding of how sexual assault affects the campus, as well as how Messiah College responds to it as […]

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The Yellow Bird Café: A Harrisburg “perch” for Messiah students

By Abigail McBride Student Writer Nestled in downtown Harrisburg, the Yellow Bird Café regularly welcomes many Messiah students. Its brightly colored walls, ambient music, and rotating local art provide a restful spot for homesick as well as the studious students. Interestingly enough, this café has many ties to Messiah College: it is owned by Messiah […]

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Taking charge of our cities: Movement Day NYC 2014

By Kholiwe Vundla Student Writer At Messiah College, many of the organizations and classroom experiences thrive around a mindset of service. With Harrisburg right on our doorstep and the city of Mechanicsburg in our backyard, we are anything but limited by opportunities for service and involvement while attending this institution. Yet so many times when we […]

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Now open for classes, new film and media production studio’s “building” of opportunities just getting started

By Joel Hoover Editor-in-Chief During a tour of the new film and media production studio in the basement of Hostetter Chapel, Dr. Nance McCown cannot help but turn around and give some instruction before entering the new control room. “Try not to drool,” she says with a laugh. Given the capabilities of the new studio, […]

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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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