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Medical Narratives and Advocacy at the Moravian Writers’ Conference

Medical Narratives and Advocacy at the Moravian Writers’ Conference

Sara Weidner, Community Section Editor

March 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Events, News, Showcase

While some people were getting ready to celebrate their Irish heritage on the St. Patty’s Day weekend of  Mar. 16 and 17, others were channeling their creative juices and getting the ink flowing at the 4th Moravian Writers’ Conference. Attendees travelled from near and far to participate in workshops, book signings, a...

Professor Spotlight: Joe Shosh

Professor Spotlight: Joe Shosh

Elizabeth Horn, News Section Editor

March 25, 2018


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Dr. Joseph Shosh received his B.A. from Moravian College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University. In addition to teaching at Moravian, he is an initiator of the Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) and serves as chair of their Executive Committee of the Coordinating Group. He is al...

Coffeehouse: Moravian’s Hidden Gem

Coffeehouse: Moravian’s Hidden Gem

Corinne Philbin, Managing Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

Every Wednesday night, the basement of Main Hall on South campus comes to life. Catchy, underground music is heard, and twinkling Christmas lights of every color are plugged in. Students from every walk of life come to enjoy 50-cent all-you-can-drink coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and homemade snacks. ...

Meet MoCo’s Investors: Amrhein Investment Club

Meet MoCo’s Investors: Amrhein Investment Club

John Desmond, Reporter

March 18, 2018


Filed under Business, Showcase

Moravian College is a unique place. It is the sixth-oldest college in America, was founded by a 16-year-old girl, and has a mutual fund worth $2.6 million that is managed by students. A mutual fund is a portfolio of various stocks from various business sectors and segments. Moravian College’s mutua...

“Black Panther” Wows Audiences

“Black Panther” Wows Audiences

Christina Santo, Reporter

March 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinions, Showcase

The movie “Black Panther” premiered on Feb. 16 and since then has been stunning audiences, making $242.1 million during just its four-day opening weekend. “Black Panther” is the eighteenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and features a predomi...

How To Stay Awake in a Boring Class

How To Stay Awake in a Boring Class

Sara Weidner, Community Section Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinions, Showcase

We’ve all been there. Head slumping as we count the minute hand on the clock slowly ticking our life away. At least you aren’t that student whose drool is creeping down their arm and pooling by their elbow on the desk. Only. . . 45 more minutes to go. How on earth are you going to survive this ...

Tax Questions: Moravian’s VITA Has Answers

Tax Questions: Moravian’s VITA Has Answers

John Desmond, Reporter

March 18, 2018


Filed under Business, News, Showcase

Tax time is quickly approaching and so is the anxiety that comes with it. Luckily, Moravian College is here to help with the newly established Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). One of President Trump’s major victories over the course of his presidency thus far is the Tax Cuts and...

Moravian from the Eyes of an International Student

Moravian from the Eyes of an International Student

Elizabeth Horn, News Section Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

Moravian College is home to dozens of international students, who come from France, China, South Africa, Tanzania, Ukraine, and many other countries. However, what is it like living and studying in a new country? What is Bethlehem, PA, like to people who did not grow up here? To answer these diffic...

Guest Op-Ed: Email Policy Change Continues to Generate Campus Confusion

Guest Op-Ed: Email Policy Change Continues to Generate Campus Confusion

Kyle Upton, Guest Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Guest Editorials, Opinions, Showcase

For the past four weeks, as a student leader, I have been approached daily by students, staff, and faculty who have voiced their displeasure about the new email policy change and utilization of the Moravian App. A few weeks ago my friend John Desmond wrote an article about the email changes, but t...

USG Gives Campus a Welcome Surprise

USG Gives Campus a Welcome Surprise

Elizabeth Horn, News Section Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The United Student Government (USG) hosted their second town hall meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and they dropped a huge surprise on eager attendees. The meeting was the second of its kind, with the first town hall being held last year. The meeting is hosted by USG and allows students, faculty, ...

Professor Spotlight: James West

Professor Spotlight: James West

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Dr. James P. West is professor of economics and business. He received his B.S. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, before travelling to India. He then received a Master of Commerce degree from University of Poona in Maharashtra, India, before returning to the U.S. and earning both his MBA and Ph...

MoCo Radio Up and Running

MoCo Radio Up and Running

Brianna Marmol, Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

Moravian College’s radio club has been revitalized, and hopes to begin broadcasting before spring break. The radio has a new e-board, and Emily Sangirardi, one of the co-executive directors, has given The Comenian insights to the radio’s renewal process and new features. “The previous pr...