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Top 7 Sustainable Products for College Students

Top 7 Sustainable Products for College Students

Christina Santo, Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

A couple months ago, I wrote an article listing 10 ways college students can incorporate sustainability into their day-to-day lives. I will be expanding on that idea here.  In recent years, companies have responded to the need to be more sustainable by creating environmentally-friendly products. ...

How to Stay Healthy on Moravian College’s Campus

How to Stay Healthy on Moravian College’s Campus

Annie McCarthy, Community Section Editor

December 6, 2019

One of the first things you  hear about college after graduating from high school is the “freshman fifteen,” which refers to the stereotyped fifteen-pound weight gain experienced by incoming first years  because of the unhealthy food choices offered in college cafeterias. However, there are ways for you...

Professor Spotlight: Douglas Zucco

Professor Spotlight: Douglas Zucco

Samantha Riley, Reporter

November 21, 2019

Douglas Zucco is an adjunct art professor at Moravian College who teaches studio art and printmaking. He earned his B.F.A at Kutztown University and an M.F.A. at The University of Georgia.  What inspired you to go into your field of study? I don’t know if it was inspiration in the traditional sense. I think it was...

Alumni Retrospective: Elise Ferencevych, ‘82

Alumni Retrospective: Elise Ferencevych, ‘82

Annie McCarthy, Community Editor

November 15, 2019

For this alumni retrospective I interviewed my aunt, Elise Ferencevych, who graduated from Moravian College as Elise McCarthy. Ferencevych grew up in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey; she now resides in Albany, New York, where she is an educator for a non-profit capital called Capital Roots. She teaches a 5-...

Club Spotlight: Zinzendorf Literary Society

Club Spotlight: Zinzendorf Literary Society

Christine Wieder, Copy Editor

November 15, 2019

What is your club about? The Zinzendorf Literary Society creates experiences in writing and literature for the campus community, sponsors creative writing workshops and poetry readings, and plans field trips of literary interest to area festivals and museums. When was your club established? I truly don't know...

Emerging Leaders Make an Eco-Friendly Fair

Emerging Leaders Make an Eco-Friendly Fair

Victoria Ritter, Video & Slideshow Editor

November 15, 2019

Moravian College gives many leadership and community service opportunities to the student body. The College prides itself in producing young leaders who give back to the community. Just a short few years ago, I was a senior in high school already looking at different opportunities and clubs that were offered. In...

Coffee and Connections: Showcasing the Flexibility of English Major

Coffee and Connections: Showcasing the Flexibility of English Major

Sonya Hennet, Guest Reporter

November 15, 2019

On November 6, members of the English department welcomed three Moravian College English alumni to the Afterwords Café for a few hours of food, conversation, and community.  Prompted by Dr. Black, English department chair, the alumni first provided general information about what they currently do...

The Importance of The Writing Center

The Importance of The Writing Center

Corinne Philbin, Guest Reporter

October 31, 2019

Imagine this: You have a 5-page paper due in a week, and you don’t know where to begin.  You’ve never been the best writer, and you’ve heard that your professor is a harsh grader on papers. So, you push off the writing for a while and throw something together at the last minute. You know it i...

Fall Fest: Goats, Food, and Fun

Fall Fest: Goats, Food, and Fun

Katherine Langdon, Reporter

October 17, 2019

Wicked Witches of Moravian: Addressing Misconceptions

Wicked Witches of Moravian: Addressing Misconceptions

Shayla Borger, News Section Editor

October 17, 2019

When you think of a witch, you may picture a green-skinned woman with a long, pointed nose, dressed in all black, topped with a witch’s hat. Or perhaps you imagine someone summoning Satan while sitting inside a pentagram drawn in blood.  But Hollywood witches are poor representations of what real witc...

Daniel Proud: Moravian’s Own Spider-Man

Daniel Proud: Moravian’s Own Spider-Man

Brian Utzat, Reporter

October 17, 2019

Dr. Proud is not actually the real-life Spider-Man, but he does work with spiders and other arachnids.  An assistant professor of biology at Moravian, Proud has been interested in ecology and evolution for as long as he can remember. Not surprisingly, then, as an undergraduate at Virginia We...

Professor Spotlight: Edward Probasco

Professor Spotlight: Edward Probasco

Madisen Snyder, Opinion Section Editor

October 3, 2019

Professor Edward Probasco is an adjunct professor at Moravian College. He graduated from Kutztown University with both his B.A. and M.A. in English. What inspired you to go into your field of study? Does it count if I say I fell into it? I started pursuing composition and rhetoric a little after the c...