The Comenian

Mo’s Cupboard: A Needed Resource for Hungry Moravian Students

The shelves are stocked full with self-sustaining items in Mo’s Cupboard in the Student Life Office of the HUB.

Annie McCarthy, Community Section Editor

April 30, 2020

One to two times a week for more than a year, Moravian College senior Miles Molerio walks to the College’s food pantry, Mo's Cupboard, to pick up some necessities: fresh fruits, soaps, deli meats and other items. Estranged from his family, Molerio relies on the free food to get him through the school year. ...

Student Teaching Experience During the COVID Crisis

Santy student teaching elementary school students; Photo by: Jessica Weber

Brooke Santy, Reporter

April 30, 2020

On March 9, all Moravian College student teachers were to begin their second field placement at their next assigned school. However, the Friday before it began I remember lying on my living room couch and receiving a text message from Mrs. Mead (the first grade teacher of Lower Nazareth Elementary Sc...

Professor Spotlight: Dr. Andrew Crooke

Dr. Andrew Crooke, Professor of English

Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

April 30, 2020

Andrew Crooke is an adjunct professor of English at Moravian. He earned an B.A. in English at Cornell University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.  What inspired you to go into your field of study? Although my initial intellectual fascination was history, a few inspiring high school ...

Professor Spotlight: Dr. Richard Krohn

Dr. Richard Krohn; Photo Courtesy of:

Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

April 23, 2020

Dr. Richard Krohn is a professor in the economics and business department. He earned a B.A. in economics and urban studies at Case Western Reserve, an M.A. in English at Rollins College, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from George Washington. At Moravian, he teaches courses in economics, Spanish, and writ...

Club Spotlight: Moravian College PCMEA

Members of PCMA with drums.

Kaitlyn Furst, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

April 23, 2020

What is your club about?  Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association’s goals are to make opportunities for professional development available to members as well as, provide our members chances to meet leaders in the music education field through participation in workshops, meetings and...

Club Spotlight: Equestrian Team

Equestrian Team; Advisor: Julie Huber

Julianna Fedorich, Guest Reporter

April 16, 2020

Many students may not know Moravian College has an equestrian team, or even what an equestrian team is. Moravian's equestrian team rides horses and competes, if its chooses, against other colleges and universities. It is a club sanctioned sport and team recognized by USG, which is open for anyone ...

Professor Spotlight: Debra Wetcher-Hendricks

Dr. Debra Wetcher-Hendricks

Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

April 16, 2020

Dr. Debra Wetcher-Hendricks is the department chair and professor of sociology at Moravian College. She received her B.A. from Glassboro State College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Lehigh University. Her areas of research include research design and analysis, research ethics, interpersonal and mass communication,...

Pandemic Overwhelms Animal Rescue Groups

Above is reporter Shayla Borger photographed with Red Rock dog Champagne, who is looking for her perfect home. You can find more about Champagne and other Red Rock dogs on their Facebook.

Shayla Borger, News Section Editor

April 10, 2020

Now that everyone is home 24/7 without much to do, it is the perfect time to foster a pet.  Social media is full of news about animal shelters running out of dogs and cats. That’s a good thing, but perhaps too much so, as shelters are now overwhelmed and worried about the future.  Heather Bendian...

Eight Questions for Officer Joe

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Gabby Roe, Guest Reporter

April 9, 2020

If you have ever been on Moravian’s South Campus, chances are you’ve bumped into or at least heard of Joe Perno.  A police officer at Moravian College since 2011, “Officer Joe,” as students affectionately call him, partrols mostly South Campus, paying special attention to Main Hall.  The C...

Still Volunteer: Opportunities to Serve in Quarantine

Consider donating to your local YMCA!

Victoria Ritter, Video & Slideshow Editor

April 2, 2020

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, multiple volunteer opportunities have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Communities, including Moravian's, are suffering due to lack of supplies and necessities.  We’ve compiled a small list of how you can volunteer to help your local comm...

In Pandemic, MoCo Staff Write to Students

Anatomy puzzle to keep boredom at bay.

Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

April 2, 2020

Now that the word has been given that we are to remain an online campus for the rest of the semester, students have been missing the faculty that they've worked so closely with during these many months and years at school. The Comenian reached out to the faculty, staff, and administration, asking them...

MoCo Fulbright Scholar on Leaving Spain Because of COVID-19

MoCo Fulbright Scholar on Leaving Spain Because of COVID-19

Jamie Ernst, Guest Reporter

March 26, 2020

When I arrived in Spain in September 2019, I was blown away by a country whose people smiled infectiously and spoke three easy words without a care in the world: “no pasa nada.”  This mantra quickly became a favorite amongst the American Fulbright Scholars and English Teaching Assistants ...