The Comenian

Casting Controversies and Developing Diversity

Casting Controversies and Developing Diversity

Christine Wieder, Copy Editor

May 2, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Imagine this: you are sitting on the edge of your seat at the theater ready for the show to start. The curtain rises, the lights come on, and the beginning notes of “Good Morning, Baltimore” from “Hairspray” begin to play. The lead role, Tracy, stretches in bed, hits her alarm clock, and begi...

Professor Spotlight: Alison Holliday

Professor Spotlight: Alison Holliday

Christina Santo, Managing Editor

May 2, 2019


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

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


Filed under Community, Showcase

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...

Coming Soon: The New and Improved Moravian App

Coming Soon: The New and Improved Moravian App

Patrick McHenry, Guest Reporter

May 2, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

To cut down on the amount of email that clogged student inboxes, the College introduced the “Moravian App” in 2018. The idea was to post information about campus events and to host discussions in one online location, which the Moravian community could access when it wanted. The format of the app w...

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...