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Fashion Column: Comfortable and casual with a side of “class”

By Bree Whitelock Opinions Editor “Dressing up for class is hard,” “It’s too time consuming,” “Why put nice clothes on then sit through a class where no one sees them?” These are all statements or questions we have either told ourselves or heard from others, but there is a response to all of them. In […]

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Commentary: Reflecting on Brittany Maynard

By Olivia La Bianca Student Writer “Today I have given you the choice between life and death,” – Deuteronomy 30:9 There has been quite a bit of coverage about Brittany Maynard’s death. The media syndicates have stopped talking about her because she’s been gone for a few weeks and is “old news”. But her story, […]

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Fashion Column: Sweater Weather

By Bree Whitelock Opinions Editor As winter continues to creep in and the temperatures drop, students are beginning to bundle up for the cold winter that lies ahead. In an effort to still show off their fashion trends without wearing a jacket, many students have started to wear sweaters: a perfect item for the chillier […]

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Fashion Column: Sunday Fun-day

By Bree Whitelock Opinions Editor Other than a day full of church-goers, chicken cordon bleu, and football, Sunday is another day for Messiah students to show off their fashion game. During the chaotic school week, it’s not unusual for homework to be put before high fashion. On Sundays, students have the ability to relax and […]

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Fashion Advisory: How to dress for “Date Night”

By Bree Whitelock Opinions Editor Whether you’re deemed “fashionable” or “unfashionable” you can’t escape the world of fashion. Messiah College, while it might be secluded from fashion empires such as New York or LA, has branded itself with its own look when it comes to the way we dress. Colossians 3:12 says, “Therefore, as God’s […]

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Album Review: “Crush Songs” by Karen O

By Abbi Smith Student Writer Known to most as the vocalist of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O has released her first solo album, Crush Songs. The raw, coffee shop calm of this album has a very different vibe compared to the usually indie rock style of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The sweet and simple […]

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Anti-Gay Laws at the Sochi Olympics

By Nikki Rita Student Writer SOCHI, Russia – At the end of June 2013, Russia signed a law that prohibited the promotion of nontraditional sexual relationships to minors. This meant no gay pride parades, no homosexual discussion among teenagers—nothing where children could see or learn about the LGBT community. Controversy was immediate. Not only did […]

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Happiness: Some Assembly Required

By Lynda Heller Opinions Editor Winter is always a bleak time of year, but this winter is the winteriest-winter I have ever seen. Everything is wet, slow, and sloshy. On the rare occasions when the ground is not mushy, it is very hard and slippery. It is a difficult time of the year. All over […]

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Must We Always Polarize: Why debates are so often purposeless

By Katie Tyrpak Student Writer The Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye debate on creationism and evolution was disheartening. I realized it was just a publicized media event to stir up controversy. It was not even a good debate since they argued on different terms. Nye stuck to observable tidbits while Ham used all of his […]

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Too Cool for School? Student reactions to Messiah’s heating changes

By Breanna Whitelock Student Writer Due to a recent shortage of propane throughout the midwest and Northeast, Messiah College reduced the heating capacity of academic and residential buildings. The temperatures in certain academic buildings such as Boyer and Frey, have had temperatures reduced to 65 degrees and residence halls heat has been reduced to 68 […]

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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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