The Comenian

Record Store Day: Celebrating Your Local Music Store

Record Store Day: Celebrating Your Local Music Store

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Even though most people listen to their music through streaming, vinyl records still have a devoted following. Each year on the third Saturday of April is Record Store Day, where vinyl devotees descend upon local record stores to get exclusive releases by a multitude of artists. This year’s rel...

Nerd Culture Thrives at Moravian College

Nerd Culture Thrives at Moravian College

Sara Weidner, Community Section Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

“Neeeeerrrrd!” they jeer as soon as they find out we’re Star Wars fans or choose board games over sports. Those who aren’t immersed in what is commonly referred to as “nerd culture” see us as losers -- lame socially awkward introverts who only know how to communicate through game lingo and can’t ...

MoCo Professor Jeff Csatari Combats Colony Collapse Disorder

MoCo Professor Jeff Csatari Combats Colony Collapse Disorder

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

Jeff Csatari, Moravian College professor of journalism and executive editor of Galvanized Brands, may have spent $2,500 and sustained 25 bee stings to become a seasoned beekeeper, but he has more than just honey on the brain. Three years ago, Csatari decided to take a break from his desk job and headed outdo...

“Forget everything you learned in school, dummy”: “Dictators 4 Dummies” at Touchstone Theatre

“Forget everything you learned in school, dummy”: “Dictators 4 Dummies” at Touchstone Theatre

Kayleigh Ficarra, Copy Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

This past weekend marked the opening of Touchstone Theatre’s satirical musical comedy, “Dictators 4 Dummies,” written, directed, and starring Moravian College’s own Christopher Shorr, who has served as Moravian’s theatre director since 2008. There are still four performances left this Thursday...

Local Market Opens on Church Street

Local Market Opens on Church Street

Sara Weidner, Community Section Editor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Church Street Market, a  cafe where people can buy locally-sourced products and made-from-scratch meals, opened on Friday, Mar. 30, in downtown Bethlehem. Church Street Market is owned by Genevieve Marcon, a resident of the historic Church Street neighborhood, who said she was inspired to open a loc...

A Night Reclaimed: Moravian Marches Against Sexual Violence

A Night Reclaimed: Moravian Marches Against Sexual Violence

Matthew Hogan, Reporter

April 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Anticipation loomed in the lobby of the HILL at South Campus on Wednesday evening, March 28. Soon, scores of students would gather to participate in this year’s Take Back the Night demonstration by marching a mile north from the steps of the school’s largest dormitory complex to the HUB to take a st...

On the Move with MoCo’s Dance Company

On the Move with MoCo’s Dance Company

Corinne Philbin, Managing Editor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Moravian College Dance Company has recently been taken under the ballet slipper of artistic director Melissa Rowbottom, who was hired in the fall of 2015. Her new concert, premiering in Foy Hall on April 13th and 14th, includes many dances by student choreographers. Rowbottom studied various s...

Music Therapy Major Leads Kazoo Choir at Senior Center  

Music Therapy Major Leads Kazoo Choir at Senior Center  

Michelle Whelan, Guest Reporter

April 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

When I told my mother I had volunteered to direct a kazoo choir at a nearby nursing home, she laughed so loudly that I had to hold the phone at arm’s length. I demanded to know what was so funny, but she couldn’t hear me--she was too busy wheezing and gasping. If I hadn’t known any better, I w...

Behind the Scenes of the Moravian Activities Council

Behind the Scenes of the Moravian Activities Council

Ryan Scott, Reporter

April 8, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

The Moravian Activities Council (MAC) is one of the most well-known organizations at the College. Its members’ efforts have been bringing students together for a variety of events, like Wingo and Broadway trips. While students enjoy the many activities, few are aware of all the hard work that MAC...

What’s your favorite class?

What’s your favorite class?

Jaime Ernst, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

March 25, 2018


Filed under Media, Opinions, Showcase, Videos

“Billboard Boys” Documentary Highlights the History of the Lehigh Valley

“Billboard Boys” Documentary Highlights the History of the Lehigh Valley

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Events, Community, Showcase

The prize of an $18,000 modular home inspired three men to sit on a billboard over Route 22 in Allentown for months in 1982 as a part of a radio contest. On Wednesday, March 14, in Prosser auditorium, one of the contest participants, Dalton Young, joined the Moravian College community for the screening ...

The Secret to MOCO’s Track and Field Success

The Secret to MOCO’s Track and Field Success

Tyler Bergsma, Guest Reporter

March 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Success is not a goal but a tradition for the Greyhounds’ track and field teams. Both the men’s and women’s squads have dominated in the eleven years they have competed in the Landmark Conference. Of a possible 42 indoor and outdoor conference championships, Moravian’s teams have won 39 o...