The Comenian

Professors’ Professional Love Tips

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Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

February 14, 2020

Professors are not just experts in their respective academic fields -- many of them are experts in the field of love, too!  With many of our professors married or in a long-term partnership, we students can learn a lot from them; after all, most of them have dated successfully at least once! So, her...

Remembering Dr. John Reynolds

”Roses“ by Christopher Bulle, CC BY 2.0

Brandon Faust, Reporter

February 7, 2020

When Dr. John Reynolds passed away two weeks ago at the age of 68, Moravian College lost one of its most influential and beloved professors.  Dr. Reynolds had been teaching political science at Moravian College since 1979. Any graduate from the past 40 years who took a class on the American politic...

MoCo Students Mentor Young Learners at William Penn Elementary

The front of William Penn Elementary School, where students go to volunteer; Photo Courtesy of:

Elizabeth Schwartz, Reporter

January 30, 2020

Since 2014, Moravian has offered a mentoring program that pairs college students with pupils at William Penn Elementary School. William Penn is located right down the street from Moravian. The school educates children in Kindergarten up to fifth grade.  The goal of the mentoring program is to have...

Club Spotlight: Habitat for Humanity

The students involved in Habitat for Humanity building projects to donate to the community; Photo Courtesy of: Josh Osowiecki

Elizabeth Schwartz, Reporter

January 30, 2020

What is your club about? Habitat for Humanity is a national and global organization where the mission is to provide everyone with a decent place to live. Our campus chapter currently attends different alternative Spring Break trips as well as giving back to our Lehigh affiliate by doing different ...

Top 7 Sustainable Products for College Students

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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

A photo of Moravian's vegetarian nacho alternative, jackfruit nachos.

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

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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

Elise Ferenevych, ‘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

A few members from the Zinzendorf Literary Society at a showing of the play

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

A flyer for the Emerging Leaders-sponsored event, the Environment 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

Speakers at the English Department’s Coffee and Connections event. From left to right, Dr. John Black, Megan Decker Szvetecz ‘08, Stephen Gross ‘11, Kate Cohen ‘14.

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 writing center at moravian college

Corinne Philbin, Guest Reporter

November 1, 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...