The Comenian

Hoops Mania: A Ball of a Good Time

Hoops Mania: A Ball of a Good Time

Nicole Capuano, Sports Section Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On the night of Oct.19, the men’s and women’s Moravian basketball teams celebrated the opening of their seasons by hosting the third annual Hoops Mania event in Johnston Hall. The bleachers were packed with students, families, and the Greyhound pep band eager to support and cheer on their fellow ...

A Look Into the Moravian College Theatre Company

A Look Into the Moravian College Theatre Company

Kayleigh Ficarra (Copy Editor) and Corinne Philbin (Managing Editor)

October 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase

“We have a theater?” is usually people’s first response to someone talking about the Theatre Company. The next question tends to be, “Where is it?” Yes, indeed, we do have a theater, and it is located in the lower level of the HUB, next to the bookstore. The Moravian College Theatre ...

Carl Bernstein: A Continuous Advocate of a Free Press

Carl Bernstein: A Continuous Advocate of a Free Press

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner earlier this year, writer Carl Bernstein said a journalist’s “job is to put the best obtainable version of the truth out there.” Throughout his career, Bernstein has worked to consistently deliver just that.   As a young Washington Post repor...

Professor Spotlight: Joyce Hinnefeld

Professor Spotlight: Joyce Hinnefeld

Nicole Capuano, Sports Section Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Dr. Joyce Hinnefeld is department chair and professor of English at Moravian College. She received her B.A. at Hanover College (Indiana), her M.A. at Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Albany. She specializes in creative writing, including fiction, nonfiction, ...

Rant of the Week: Housing Horrors

Rant of the Week: Housing Horrors

Brianna Marmol, Copy Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

College housing—separately, the two words cause excitement and symbolize new stages in life. However, put them together, and they create a slew of nightmare images concerning horrible roommates, broken furniture, and unidentifiable stains on the floor. Why does college housing in America seem more ...

Alternative Storylines: The World of Fandoms and Fanworks

Alternative Storylines: The World of Fandoms and Fanworks

Jonathon Fiore, Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

In our modern age, television shows, video games, Internet sites, and books have generated legions of fans. These “fandoms” are communities that not only enjoy a particular story or character, but also create content, like artwork, to celebrate and perpetuate them. The first fandom was inspired by the origina...

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...