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

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

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

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

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 ...

COVID-19: An Opportunity for Gratitude

COVID-19: An Opportunity for Gratitude

Grace Gilbert, Guest Reporter

March 15, 2020

COVID-19 has spread rapidly through the world, also spreading fear, confusion, and even anger as governments and institutions take precautionary measures.  For most healthy adults, the risk of getting very ill or dying from the novel coronavirus is low. However, the underlying malignance of this v...

Loving the Film “Hair Love”

Loving the Film “Hair Love”

Taylor Porter, Guest Reporter

February 27, 2020

“Hair Love” is the touching, Oscar-winning animated film by Matthew A. Cherry about an African American father struggling to do his young daughter’s natural hair for the first time.  The daughter’s mom, who is sick, had always done her hair, and so the young girl tries to take on the task...

Remembering Dr. John Reynolds

Remembering Dr. John Reynolds

Brandon Faust, Reporter

February 7, 2020

When Dr. John Reynolds passed away two weeks ago at the age of 68, Moravian College lost one of its most influential and beloved professors.  Dr. Reynolds had been teaching political science at Moravian College since 1979. Any graduate from the past 40 years who took a class on the American politic...

MoCo Students Mentor Young Learners at William Penn Elementary

MoCo Students Mentor Young Learners at William Penn Elementary

Elizabeth Schwartz, Reporter

January 30, 2020

Since 2014, Moravian has offered a mentoring program that pairs college students with pupils at William Penn Elementary School. William Penn is located right down the street from Moravian. The school educates children in Kindergarten up to fifth grade.  The goal of the mentoring program is to have...

Moravian College Students Visit Prison for Writing as Activism Class

Moravian College Students Visit Prison for Writing as Activism Class

Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

December 5, 2019

It’s not every day that you hear a college student say they spent the evening in prison. But for the students in Dr. Joyce Hinnefeld’s Writing as Activism course, that has been the norm.  Hinnefeld, a professor of English at Moravian, is helping a group of students learn how to use writing a...

Rant of the Week: BartleBYE

Rant of the Week: BartleBYE

Gabrielle Stanley, Guest Reporter

November 21, 2019

As the student assistant for the Writing at Moravian program, I spend a lot of time in the Writing Center. I sit at my desk for hours on end, watching as students file in and out for their appointments with the writing tutors. A lot of days, our tutors have appointments back to back for the entirety ...

Emerging Leaders Make an Eco-Friendly Fair

Emerging Leaders Make an Eco-Friendly Fair

Victoria Ritter, Video & Slideshow Editor

November 15, 2019

Moravian College gives many leadership and community service opportunities to the student body. The College prides itself in producing young leaders who give back to the community. Just a short few years ago, I was a senior in high school already looking at different opportunities and clubs that were offered. In...

How to Play Quidditch in the Muggle World

How to Play Quidditch in the Muggle World

Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

November 1, 2019

 What game has three goal hoops, seven players on a team, five balls, and brooms? Quidditch, of course!  For the Muggles out there (or non-magic folk), quidditch is the sport played in the Harry Potter universe. So yes, it is fictional. However, real life students were not deterred by the fact that...

Staff Picks: Top Horror and Halloween Movies for the Holiday Season

Staff Picks: Top Horror and Halloween Movies for the Holiday Season

Christine Wieder and Kaitlyn Furst

October 18, 2019

Halloween is just around the corner, and one of my favorite ways to enjoy this time is watching horror movies. I compiled a list of my top ten favorites, so turn off your lights, grab a snack, and find a buddy to comfort you as you watch these fear-inducing films: “The Others” (2001) A woman wi...

A Comenian Guide to Navigating the Moravian Mumps

A Comenian Guide to Navigating the Moravian Mumps

Elizabeth Horn, Editor-In-Chief

October 3, 2019

It's officially day 16 of the mumps outbreak on campus.  Since it was first announced on September 19, the outbreak has been the talk of the student body and the concern of parents and professors alike. It has also been the butt of jokes from students, including everything from memes to student-mad...