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Health Column: Combating college sleep deprivation

By Betsey Miller Nurse Practitioner It is midnight. You have a big exam at 8 a.m. and you don’t feel ready. As a result, it is decision time: do you go to bed and get a good night’s sleep, or cram and pull an all-nighter? Truth be told, if you’re like most college students you […]

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ISA/MuKappa’s annual retreat goes to Camp Hebron

By My Nguyen Student Writer On Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, International Students’ Association/MuKappa (ISA/MuKapa) organized an overnight retreat at Camp Hebron in Halifax. Over 60 international students participated in the retreat, which was themed “Home Away From Home.” The retreat involved various indoors games, discussions, a lecture from a speaker, and worship time. The […]

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Don’t Believe Everything Your Granny Tells You: Finding the Truth in Common Health Claims

By Betsey Miller Nurse Practitioner Okay, Messiah.  It is time to separate medical fact from medical fiction. Now that you are students of higher education, you can’t just take Granny at her word when she tells you that if you go outside with a wet head you’ll catch a cold.  You need evidence!  Granny is […]

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Grounded: The Antares rocket crash


Compiled by Pulse Staff via SlideShare A visual story of the Pulse’s visit to the Antares rocket launch and the crash that followed. Video of the crash, taken by Social Media manager Ally Coonradt, is also included below.   [slideshare id=40963606&doc=rocketlaunch-141031083547-conversion-gate01]  

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A guide to the 2014 Pennsylvania governor election

By Dylan Sheaffer Student Writer On Nov. 4, the race to become governor of Pennsylvania will be at its end. Republican Tom Corbett is seeking re-election against Democratic challenger Tom Wolf. Governor Corbett’s low approval ratings signal that there could be a possible change. In a poll taken by Franklin & Marshall College, only 20% […]

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Special Interest Housing Spotlight: Reconciliation House

By Katelyn Hart Student Writer This story is part of an ongoing Swinging Bridge series looking at special interest housing options for Messiah College students. Many students have likely struggled at some point with finding a housing option to fit their needs. Perhaps they feel trapped in the limitations of traditional residence halls and apartments. Contrary to […]

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National “It’s On Us” campaign against college sexual assault launches

By Olivia La Bianca Student Writer In September, President Obama and Vice President Biden launched the “It’s On Us” campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses. The campaign aims “to fundamentally shift the way people think about sexual assault, by inspiring everyone to see it as their responsibility to do something, big or small, […]

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Sustain-A-Fest entertains, teaches on maintaining the earth

By Erin Zakin Student Writer Students learned how to live sustainably and give back to the earth at this year’s Sustain-A-Fest, held Thursday outside the Larsen Student Union. Many student organizations, including the Collaboratory, the Grantham Community Garden, the Human Rights Awareness Organization, Student Nutrition Awareness Coalition, and more gathered to give demonstrations and promote […]

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Purpose beyond profit: CEO Philip Clemens discusses the principles of leadership

Photo by The Pulse Philip Clemens speaks before the gathered audience at Hostetter Chapel during the Executive Leadership Series. By Olivia La Bianca Student Writer Philip Clemens, Chairman & CEO of The Clemens Family Corporation, spoke recently as part of the Messiah College 2014 Executive Leadership Series. The event was free and open to the […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Meet Dr. David Dixon

By Olivia La Bianca Student Writer Professor David Dixon grew up as a missionary kid in Kenya. After finishing high-school there, he moved back to the United States and enrolled in Messiah College. Since then, he’s gotten his doctorate from Indiana University, lived in eight different states, worked in publishing, taught in various schools, and […]

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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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