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Lady Greyhounds Go Pink to Fight Cancer

Lady Greyhounds Go Pink to Fight Cancer

Brooke Santy, Reporter

February 13, 2019

Moravian College’s Women’s Basketball raised funds for the Kay Yow Foundation to support women fighting cancer by hosting the 20th annual Pink Out Game on Saturday, Feb. 9. Kay Yow was the former head North Carolina University women’s basketball coach and the founding member of the Women’s Ba...

Women’s March in Bethlehem Creates Waves

Women’s March in Bethlehem Creates Waves

Maison Allen, Reporter

February 7, 2019

The third annual Women’s March on Washington took place on Jan. 19th, mobilizing activists nationally and globally to march in solidarity. The event is designed to “harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change,” according to the March's we...

Dinner with Hibakusha Emiko Okada Pushes for Peace

Dinner with Hibakusha Emiko Okada Pushes for Peace

Bobby Falatyn, Reporter

February 7, 2019

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2019, 12 students and Moravian faculty members met in the Snyder Room in the HUB for a dinner and conversation with three distinguished guests, proponents of world denuclearization. The faculty at the event included Dr. Daniel Jasper, who has led trips to Japan the past three ...

Professor Spotlight: Ruth Malenda

Professor Spotlight: Ruth Malenda

February 1, 2019

Dr. Ruth Malenda has been an associate professor of physics since 2013. She is a member of American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), the American Physical Society (APS), Sigma Pi Sigma (SPS) and a co-advisor for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) and the Society of Physics Students. Dr. Malend...

President Trump’s Redefinition of Gender Sparks Concern on Moravian Campus

President Trump’s Redefinition of Gender Sparks Concern on Moravian Campus

Maison Allen, Reporter

January 27, 2019

Miles Molerio is a young, ambitious Moravian College student, with dreams of working in higher education. He is president of the College’s Spectrum, a mascot, a 26 Point Ambassador and a resident advisor. He’s also transgender and, he says, faces daily struggles because of it. “I’ve been harra...

ECO Club Works to Reduce Trash on Campus

ECO Club Works to Reduce Trash on Campus

Christina Santo, News Section Editor

January 27, 2019

Moravian College students, faculty, and staff sent 968.3 tons of waste to the landfills in 2017, a 10 percent jump from what Moravian sent to landfills in 2016, according to Waste Management, the hauling company that removes the campus’s garbage. However, the issue is not limited to Moravian. The United ...

Moravian College Theatre Company Spotlight: Gabrielle Stanley

Moravian College Theatre Company Spotlight: Gabrielle Stanley

Kayleigh Ficarra, Copy Editor

January 27, 2019

Gabby Stanley is a sophomore English major who has been heavily involved in the MCTC. What is your role within the company? I am the production manager of the theatre company, so my job is to publicize both our productions and the theatre company itself. I run the social media accounts for the ...

The Phantom of the Opera: A Phantastic 7th Time

The Phantom of the Opera: A Phantastic 7th Time

Christine Wieder, Reporter

December 6, 2018

"The Phantom of the Opera", Broadway’s longest running musical, has dazzled audiences since it opened in London in 1986. Based on the French novel by Gaston Leroux, the story focuses on Christine Daaé, a young woman who dances for the Paris Opera House. When the leading lady of the Opera Hou...

A Festivus for the Rest of Us

A Festivus for the Rest of Us

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

December 6, 2018

While many students this time of year may be looking forward to Christmas, there are some who look forward to a different December holiday: Festivus. Originally conceived by writer Daniel O’Keefe, Festivus was celebrated by the O’Keefe family as early as 1966. According to O’Keefe, the name ...

United Student Government Mid-Year Policy Overview and Election Results

United Student Government Mid-Year Policy Overview and Election Results

Bobby Falatyn, Reporter

December 6, 2018

On Nov. 22, 2018, the United Student Government concluded this year’s round of elections, with the departure of eleven previous members and the inauguration of eleven more to fill their ranks. The new representatives to USG include the following: Tolu Adebayo, ‘20 Matt Anderson,‘20 ...

IFC Bans Hard Liquor for Greeks in Effort to Stop Hazing

IFC Bans Hard Liquor for Greeks in Effort to Stop Hazing

Elizabeth Horn, Community Section Editor

November 29, 2018

In the last few years, the conversation around fraternities and alcohol have been hot button issues that have led to the institution of new laws that impact Moravian College students.   In September, the North American Interfraternity Conference initiated a new rule that bans  fraternities from serving hard liquor (high...

What Happens Now? The Aftermath of the 2018 Midterms

What Happens Now? The Aftermath of the 2018 Midterms

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

November 29, 2018

The midterm elections are over, but they may have lasting consequences. Democrats flipped the House of Representatives and gained several governorships, while Republicans maintained their hold on the Senate. With a majority in the House, Democrats can now use subpoena power to make many details of the investig...