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Professor Spotlight: Alison Holliday

Professor Spotlight: Alison Holliday

Christina Santo, Managing Editor

May 2, 2019

Dr. Alison Holliday is an associate professor of chemistry at Moravian. She earned her B.Sc. and Ph.D. at Queen’s University, in Ontario, Canada. What inspired you to go into your field of study? I had a wonderful high school chemistry teacher, who also happened to be an analytical chemist. ...

Final Editor’s Letter

Final Editor’s Letter

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2019

Dear Readers, Over the past three years, I have had the privilege of serving as the editor-in-chief of The Comenian. In that time, I have witnessed this publication grow in so many ways. Our staff has blossomed to over 20 dedicated writers and contributors that produce captivating stories and up-t...

What It’s Like to Pursue Honors

What It’s Like to Pursue Honors

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

May 2, 2019

The Moravian College Honors Program provides valuable opportunities for academic research to seniors. If you are interested in research in your discipline, the Honors Program provides opportunities to pursue it. You can even pursue an honors project in multiple disciplines as well. Around this time last yea...

Spotlight on the Haywagon Stage

Spotlight on the Haywagon Stage

Kayleigh Ficarra, Reporter

April 17, 2019

If you’ve walked between Monocacy Hall and Reeves Library, you may have noticed a hay wagon surrounded by piles of wood. Set up at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, this is the Haywagon Stage. Christopher Shorr, Director of Theatre at Moravian, first came up with the idea for the Haywagon Stage...

“Sakura” Makes A Plea For Peace

“Sakura” Makes A Plea For Peace

Kayleigh Ficarra, Copy Editor

April 17, 2019

Moravian College hosted the American premiere of “Sakura: Requiem for Hiroshima and Nagasaki” by Keiin Yoshimura on April 6 in Prosser Auditorium. The performance was sponsored by the Moravian College Theatre Company, Touchstone Theatre, the InFocus Program, and the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fel...

“Professor Caveman” Tells Moravian How to Eat Like a Human

“Professor Caveman” Tells Moravian How to Eat Like a Human

Elizabeth Horn, News Section Editor

April 17, 2019

Moravian College welcomed esteemed professor and celebrity historian Dr. Bill Schindler to campus to taste-test dishes in this semester’s History Cook Off and give a talk on the state of modern food in Prosser Auditorium. Schindler is a well-known figure both in and out of academia. He is a pro...

Music Department to Honor Neil Sedaka with Honorary Doctorate and Full Concert

Music Department to Honor Neil Sedaka with Honorary Doctorate and Full Concert

Kaitlyn Furst, Reporter

April 4, 2019

On April 12 at 7:30 p.m in Foy Concert Hall, singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka will  make his debut at Moravian College , when he’ll receive an honorary doctorate of music degree for his contributions to music.   Moravian’s BIG Band, conducted by the head of the jazz department, Dr. Neil Wetzel, w...

#FroNation Celebrates Natural Hair

#FroNation Celebrates Natural Hair

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2019

Moravian students Janiya Punzalan ‘20 and Joanne Augustin ‘20 started the club FroNation to create a space where students could learn to love, appreciate, and embrace their natural hair. “Lately, there has been this trend [supporting] natural hair among women of color, but that has not alway...

Emotional Support Animals Are Not a Joke

Emotional Support Animals Are Not a Joke

Elizabeth Horn, Community Section Editor

April 4, 2019

You see it all over the news. Crazy people trying to take their emotional support peacocks on planes or their support kangaroos to McDonald’s. The masses love to complain about how people are just slapping an internet-generated badge on their pet and bringing it around with them where it shouldn...

Staycation: An Alternative Spring Break

Staycation: An Alternative Spring Break

Christine Wieder, Reporter

March 21, 2019

When you think of college students on spring break, you probably picture them frolicking somewhere warm like Florida or city-hopping their way around Europe. Moravian offers such trips; however, they also offer what they call Staycation, a week-long program that focuses on community service. The...

Pause for a Cause: Meditation Group Brings Students into the Present

Pause for a Cause: Meditation Group Brings Students into the Present

Tamara Suchan, Guest Reporter

March 21, 2019

Meditation is not something you see busy Moravian students doing very often. That’s not true, however, for the students who attend Dr. John Black’s twice-weekly meditations groups.   I first witnessed Black’s love and practice of meditation when I enrolled in his course on Medieval literature las...