The Comenian

Spotlight on the Haywagon Stage

Spotlight on the Haywagon Stage

Kayleigh Ficarra, Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Community, Showcase

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


Filed under Community, Showcase

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...

Ten Questions for Singer-Songwriter Neil Sedaka

Ten Questions for Singer-Songwriter Neil Sedaka

Kaitlyn Furst, Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Moravian College welcomed renowned singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka to Foy Concert Hall on Friday, April 12. Before his visit, The Comenian staff asked Sedaka questions about his successful career and about the honorary doctorate the College awarded him. Did you know about Moravian College prior ...

Bethlehem Feels the Bern

Bethlehem Feels the Bern

Maison Allen, Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On the night of April 15, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont came to Bethlehem, a stop on his campaign for the presidency of the United States.  The town hall, which took place in the SteelStacks and was hosted by Fox News, featured the Democratic hopeful before an audience of approximately 500 people,...

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


Filed under Community, Showcase

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


Filed under Community, Showcase

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


Filed under Community, Showcase

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...

Catch Ya at Cachette

Catch Ya at Cachette

Christine Wieder, Reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

As someone who doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, I was initially hesitant when my roommate and I went to Cachette for dinner back in January. The quaint restaurant, which is situated in the Historic Downtown Bethlehem, is connected to another popular restaurant called Tapas. Upon entering the building, cust...

Art Student Alecia Behrle Creates Installation Around Topic of Mental Health  

Art Student Alecia Behrle Creates Installation Around Topic of Mental Health  

Samantha Riley, Reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On the evening of Thursday, March 14, Alecia Behrle ‘19,  a Fine Arts student at Moravian College with a focus on Installation Art, presented her senior art gallery opening titled “When the Magic Comes.” When Behrle began working on her exhibition, she found herself creating various organic,...

Staycation: An Alternative Spring Break

Staycation: An Alternative Spring Break

Christine Wieder, Reporter

March 21, 2019


Filed under Community, Showcase

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...