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The Comenian

The 2020 Election: What Issues Matter Most to Moravian College Students?

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Samantha Riley and Dominic Trabosci

October 22, 2020

We are just days away from the 2020 United States presidential election and Americans nationwide are preparing to vote to see who will take or remain in office for the next four years. With a great deal of issues on the minds of the American people, between protests, a global pandemic, and much more,...

Presidential Debate #1: Candidates Go Low

POTUS Donald Trump and former VP Joe Biden go head-to-head in this gruelling and insult-laden debate on Tuesday night; Photo Courtesy of: www.latimes.com

Julianna Fedorich, Reporter

October 1, 2020

Last Tuesday night marked the beginning of the Presidential Debate series. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden went head to head in Cleveland, Ohio, which is a swing state, where both major parties (Democratic and Republican) have similar levels of support and the election cou...

Residence Halls Move into Phase B

The new expectations for residence halls.

Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

September 24, 2020

Moravian students can now rejoice (at least a little bit) because residence hall expectations have moved from Phase A to Phase B, effective as of Wednesday afternoon.  In an email addressed to the Moravian College community, President Bryon Grigsby announced that College is now able to loosen some of th...

Remembering 9/11 Through the Eyes of Moravian Professors

Moravian College was left on shock by the 9/11 attacks 19 years ago; Photo Courtesy of: moravian.edu

Samantha Riley, Reporter

September 10, 2020

It has been 19 years since members of the extremist group al Qaeda hijacked several commercial airplanes with the intention of causing great harm to the American people.  The Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 were all brought down, resulting in the death of over 3,000 people....

Welcome Back to a Momentous New Year, MoCo!

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Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

August 28, 2020

Dear Readers, Welcome back students, staff, faculty, and friends to the start of a new school year!  Once again, the COVID-19 pandemic is changing what our semester is going to look like, and uncertainty and confusion is in the air. But with research, understanding, and compassion (and good journ...

Editor’s Letter: A Year of Turbulence and Triumph

Some lovely garden art on campus; Photo by: Theresa Dougal

Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

April 30, 2020

Dear Readers, This has been one of the most unique and crazy years in recent memory. Somehow, this collided with my first year as editor-in-chief, and I will be honest: it was fantastic.  In the 2019-2020 academic year, we faced tough challenges as a community -- a mumps outbreak in the fall, the co...

Students React to Zoom After Half a Semester

Dietlinde Heilmayr, working at home on Zoom

Christine Wieder, Copy Editor

April 23, 2020

With the College fully operating online now, students and professors alike have been thrust into an unpredictable situation. We now must rely on Zoom to attend class and schedule meetings.  Zoom hasn’t personally affected my experience much, given that I am only enrolled in two courses this sem...

Controversy Over Zoom’s Poor Security and Privacy Safeguards

Updating your Zoom application often is the best way to prevent security and privacy risks.

Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

April 16, 2020

Zoom has become one of the main ways that students at Moravian connect with peers and professors.  However, its parent company, Zoom Video Communications, Inc., has been in hot water lately. After a wave of officials and organizations banned their members from using it, the general public started to look...

Eight Questions for Officer Joe

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Gabby Roe, Guest Reporter

April 9, 2020

If you have ever been on Moravian’s South Campus, chances are you’ve bumped into or at least heard of Joe Perno.  A police officer at Moravian College since 2011, “Officer Joe,” as students affectionately call him, partrols mostly South Campus, paying special attention to Main Hall.  The C...

Memoirist Hernández on Finding Community through Writing

The cover of Hernández's book,

Yessica Gomez, Guest Reporter

April 2, 2020

On March 26, award-winning author Daisy Hernández spoke to an online audience of some 50 students, professors, writers, and activists from across the Lehigh Valley as part of Moravian’s biannual Writers' Conference.  Hernández, a former New York Times reporter, is the author of the acclaimed memoir...

Coronavirus Confirmed at Moravian; Governor Issues Stay-At-Home Order

The email from President Grigsby confirming the first student COVID-19 case.

Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2020

Edited April 1 at 2:31 p.m.: The most up-to-date information now on Moravian's coronavirus cases is now two confirmed cases, one presumed positive case, three cases still awaiting results, and seven negative results. This is according to the email sent by the Office of the President at 2:08 p.m. on ...

Moravian College Campus Closes and Moves Online For the Rest of Semester

Part one of the email from President Bryon Grigsby closing Moravian College Campus and announcing the rest of the semester online.

Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

March 20, 2020

After weeks of doubt, guessing, and confusion, Moravian College finally closed yesterday at 7:59 p.m. An email announcement from President Bryon Grigsby, who has been updating the students with daily emails to keep us all connected, announced that the college is closing due to Governor Wolf’s ...