The student news site of Moravian College

The Comenian

The Crisis in Puerto Rico Hits Home: My Home

The Crisis in Puerto Rico Hits Home: My Home

Josiah Soto, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Puerto Rico, an island that is unincorporated by the U.S. and is located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, was impacted severely by two hurricanes over the course of two weeks, affecting each of its 3.4 million citizens. Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane, first sideswiped Puerto Rico in early Se...

Radioactivity: MoCo Radio Returning to Airwaves

Radioactivity: MoCo Radio Returning to Airwaves

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

With the help of students and club advisor Dr. Joel Nathan Rosen, MoCo Radio will soon be back up and running, again broadcasting the “Sounds of the Hounds.”   In September 2017, Rosen called a meeting with Nathaniel Rhoads, Ed Harbison, Charlie Peeke, and Marc Bernal, all past members of Mo...

Our Featured Athlete: Camille McPherson

Our Featured Athlete: Camille McPherson

Brooke Santy, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

If you walk through Johnston Hall, there’s a good chance you’ll see Camille McPherson on the basketball court, practicing her shot. As a transfer student from both the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Montclair State University, McPherson came to Moravian for her junior and senior...

Heritage Day: When Giving Back Got Real

Heritage Day: When Giving Back Got Real

Elizabeth Horn, News Section Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

As a freshman, I never understood Heritage Day until I participated in it last month. I had gotten emails, seen flyers, and observed upperclassmen wearing the t-shirts, but I had never grasped its purpose. When I asked another student about the day, all I heard was that it was about “community ...

My Semester Down Under: Expectations vs. Reality

My Semester Down Under: Expectations vs. Reality

Brianna Marmol, Copy Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

It’s often said that studying abroad is an intense and incredible experience. It opens your mind to new cultures, new ways of thinking, and expands your horizons. Many people say it’ll change your life. Well, let me tell you why it didn’t change mine. Don’t misunderstand me—my study a...

Moravian College Unveils the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences

Moravian College Unveils the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

Moravian College welcomed some 500 guests on Thursday, Sept. 21., to celebrate the opening of the $23 million Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences. Among the guests were students, faculty, staff, and esteemed community members, including Mayor of the City of Bethlehem Robert Donchez, H...

Homecoming in Pictures

Homecoming in Pictures

Erica Highhouse, Photographer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

X Marks the [Parking] Spot: New Parking Lot on Mauch Chunk Road

X Marks the [Parking] Spot: New Parking Lot on Mauch Chunk Road

John Desmond, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Moravian College students were welcomed back to campus this year with a new parking lot, Lot X, which promises to alleviate the College’s persistent parking shortage.  The new lot has much more than just a fresh coat of paint and tar. It features blue safety lights, security cameras, 202 regular...

Professor Spotlight: Jean DesJardin

Professor Spotlight: Jean DesJardin

Brooke Santy, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Dr. DesJardin is an associate professor in the education department and the director of early childhood education at Moravian College. She received her doctorate in special education and educational psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles, her master’s in Deaf education from Canisius...

8 Questions for HBO’s Casey Bloys

8 Questions for HBO’s Casey Bloys

Brandon Faust, Graphic Design Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

On Wednesday, Sept. 6, HBO’s president of programming, Casey Bloys, came to Moravian College to discuss his work at the cable network giant. Following his presentation in Foy Hall, The Comenian spoke with Bloys, a Lehigh Valley native. Below is an edited transcription of our interview. How has the Lehigh...

Moravian’s New Food for You

Moravian’s New Food for You

Brianna Marmol, Copy Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Another year, another change at Moravian College, and with changes come strong opinions. Returning students have noticed differences to Moravian’s campus, like the finished Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences building and additional parking spaces. Still, the hot topic seems to ...