The Comenian

A CNN Analyst’s Take on the Trump Presidency

A CNN Analyst’s Take on the Trump Presidency

Katelyn Snyder, Reporter

December 8, 2016


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

In light of the recent election of Donald Trump as president, let us reflect on the session that author and CNN political analyst Jeffrey Toobin held with a number of students on October 26, a week before the election   No matter whom you voted for or how you feel about the results, this was undoubt...

Sculptures Take Root on Moravian’s Campus

Sculptures Take Root on Moravian’s Campus

Andrew Bentzoni, Reporter

December 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Many have walked around Moravian College’s main campus and no doubt have seen the  large, orange piece of twisted metal in the courtyard of the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex. If they’ve looked at its title -- Moravian Roots III, A Symbol of Potential and Growth -- they might have thought it...

Fantastic Fifty: Professor Roeder’s Five Decades of Service to Moravian College

Fantastic Fifty: Professor Roeder’s Five Decades of Service to Moravian College

Sara Weidner, Community Section Editor

December 1, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Piles of papers, stacks of books, and framed pictures of family and friends filled every nook and cranny in the small, yet cozy office of Dr. Edward Roeder, an associate professor of physics at Moravian College. His paper-packed office is the sign of his lifelong dedication to his career, memories he has ...

Moravian Homecoming Motivates Hounds to Dominate the Turf

Moravian Homecoming Motivates Hounds to Dominate the Turf

Camille McPherson, Reporter

November 18, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The campus was buzzing with anticipation on October 15, when Moravian College hosted the annual Homecoming. The homecoming’s signature events included a morning parade hosted by the campus’ Greek Life and a tailgate party before the football game. The football team took on a familiar Centennial C...

Moravian Marching Band Stomps Out Another Successful Season

Moravian Marching Band Stomps Out Another Successful Season

Erica Highhouse, Photography Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

The Moravian College Marching Band put on quite a halftime show at this year’s Homecoming game, celebrating the theme “Heroes Big and Small.” The theme was chosen to commemorate heroes of all kinds, which could be illustrated heroes from the pages of a comic book or those in uniform, such as doc...

MOCO HOCO Crowns BSU Winner of Parade

MOCO HOCO Crowns BSU Winner of Parade

Keyshawn Griffith, Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

The annual Moravian College Homecoming celebration took place on Saturday, Oct. 16. The day’s festivities included a parade led by the Moravian College Marching Band, featuring  floats designed by various clubs, fraternities, and sororities. The theme of this year’s floats was television shows. T...

Halloween Scream Fest at Clewell Hall

Halloween Scream Fest at Clewell Hall

Jonathan Fiore, Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase, Uncategorized

Clewell Hall, Main Hall, and the Hill residents at Moravian College hosted a haunted house to celebrate Halloween welcoming 78 guests on Saturday, Oct. 29. Clewell Hall was transformed from a traditional residence hall into a spooky Society home, where not everything was as it seemed when those brave e...

Welcome to the Revitalized Comenian

Welcome to the Revitalized Comenian

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

The Comenian is Moravian College’s student-run newspaper, which has long served as a strong voice of the student body. The staff would like to welcome the campus community to the revitalized website, which we hope will broaden the newspaper’s reach and provide readers with up-to-date news. The staff ha...

Professor Spotlight: Five Questions for Erik Larson, Ph.D.

Professor Spotlight: Five Questions for Erik Larson, Ph.D.

John Desmond, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Moravian College is more than a few miles from the Lake Ontario region of upstate New York. That’s the stomping ground of one of Moravian College’s newest professors, Erik Larson, Ph.D. Dr. Larson, who teaches geology and meteorology, earned an undergraduate degree at Unity College in Maine and a...

Slideshow: Campus Tree Walk

Slideshow: Campus Tree Walk

Mark Harris, Advisor

October 27, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

On a beautiful morning following Eric Rutkow's talk on the role of trees in American history, Randy Haffling, Moravian’s general services manager, led a tour of the College grounds. In the last few years, Moravian students and staff, with the help of the Bartlett Tree company, have identified and m...

Author Eric Rutkow Finds U.S. History in Our Trees

Author Eric Rutkow Finds U.S. History in Our Trees

Emily Anderson, Reporter

October 27, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Eric Rutkow, author of the historical book American Canopy, visited Moravian College on an unseasonably warm fall evening of October 18 to discuss the history and production of forestry and tree-harvesting techniques in the United States from the mid-1800s to present day. Rutkow’s presentation in Pross...

First Debate Injects Contention into Upcoming Election

First Debate Injects Contention into Upcoming Election

Brandon Faust, Graphic Design Editor

October 25, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase

On Monday, Sept. 26 Moravian College students gathered in the United Brethren Church room to watch the first Presidential Debate  between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.  The two candidates met for the first time at Hofstra University in Long Island, New ...