The Comenian

Christkindlmarkt Gets the Community in the Christmas Spirit

Christkindlmarkt Gets the Community in the Christmas Spirit

Maison Allen, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

Christkindlmarkt is a beloved holiday tradition in Bethlehem that derives from the same German of much of the city itself. This market is a one-of-a-kind event where attendees can enjoy the festive atmosphere and do some Christmas shopping. The festival, which is located at the Steelstacks on Bethlehemâ€...

The Weight of the Diamond: The Struggle of Being a Nupe on Moravian’s Campus

The Weight of the Diamond: The Struggle of Being a Nupe on Moravian’s Campus

Keyshawn Griffith, Guest Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Community, Opinions, Showcase

Ask yourself: What do you see when you look at this picture? Do you see just another gang of young black men? Perhaps distinguished young men? Or maybe brothers trying to enjoy their college years? The one thing you don’t see is the stress that these Moravian College students -- who are members of ...

The Phantom of the Opera: A Phantastic 7th Time

The Phantom of the Opera: A Phantastic 7th Time

Christine Wieder, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

"The Phantom of the Opera", Broadway’s longest running musical, has dazzled audiences since it opened in London in 1986. Based on the French novel by Gaston Leroux, the story focuses on Christine Daaé, a young woman who dances for the Paris Opera House. When the leading lady of the Opera Hou...

A Festivus for the Rest of Us

A Festivus for the Rest of Us

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

While many students this time of year may be looking forward to Christmas, there are some who look forward to a different December holiday: Festivus. Originally conceived by writer Daniel O’Keefe, Festivus was celebrated by the O’Keefe family as early as 1966. According to O’Keefe, the name â€...

United Student Government Mid-Year Policy Overview and Election Results

United Student Government Mid-Year Policy Overview and Election Results

Bobby Falatyn, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Nov. 22, 2018, the United Student Government concluded this year’s round of elections, with the departure of eleven previous members and the inauguration of eleven more to fill their ranks. The new representatives to USG include the following: Tolu Adebayo, ‘20 Matt Anderson,‘20 ...

IFC Bans Hard Liquor for Greeks in Effort to Stop Hazing

IFC Bans Hard Liquor for Greeks in Effort to Stop Hazing

Elizabeth Horn, Community Section Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In the last few years, the conversation around fraternities and alcohol have been hot button issues that have led to the institution of new laws that impact Moravian College students.   In September, the North American Interfraternity Conference initiated a new rule that bans  fraternities from serving hard liquor (high...

What Happens Now? The Aftermath of the 2018 Midterms

What Happens Now? The Aftermath of the 2018 Midterms

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The midterm elections are over, but they may have lasting consequences. Democrats flipped the House of Representatives and gained several governorships, while Republicans maintained their hold on the Senate. With a majority in the House, Democrats can now use subpoena power to make many details of the investig...

Professor Spotlight: Meg Mikovits

Professor Spotlight: Meg Mikovits

Ryan Scott, Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Meg Mikovits, an instructor in the English Department, has been working at Moravian since 2008. Additionally, she is the Writing Fellows Program Coordinator, as well as the Writing Center Coordinator. Before beginning her work at the College, Mikovits attended Moravian as an undergraduate and got her...

Moravian Dining Services Adds Mindful Eating to the Menu

Moravian Dining Services Adds Mindful Eating to the Menu

Emily Pettinato, Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Community, Health, Showcase

Moravian College’s Dining Service has one of the hardest jobs on campus as it tries to accommodate every student’s wants and needs. However, the College has gotten closer to appeasing students who desire healthy options by teaming with Sodexo to implement the Mindful program. The program is inten...

Rant of the Week: Terribly Tiny Desks

Rant of the Week: Terribly Tiny Desks

Christine Wieder, Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

As an English major, I obviously spend a good portion of my day in Zinzendorf Hall. I lounge on the couches in the Writing Center in between classes, spend several hours a week in the common area working as a student assistant, and have classes in both classrooms. As a whole, Zinzendorf is a nice ...

Daniel Roebuck Discusses Bethlehem and Its Appearance in his New Movie

Daniel Roebuck Discusses Bethlehem and Its Appearance in his New Movie

Elizabeth Horn, Community Section Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

Inside the Moravian Studio, presented by the Director of Marketing and Communications Michael Corr, presented another successful talk in Foy Hall on Oct. 30 with famous Bethlehem native Daniel Roebuck. The discussion, which mostly revolved around Roebuck’s experience as a public figure in the me...

Civil Discussions Over Gun Control in Second Amendment Debate

Civil Discussions Over Gun Control in Second Amendment Debate

Samantha Riley, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Oct. 29, Professor Meg Mott from Marlboro College in Vermont presented a structured town hall debate on  the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The event had a great turnout, with the HUB’s UBC room packed with students, faculty, and local community members alike. Due to the ...