The Comenian

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...

Professor Spotlight: Joy Hirokawa

Professor Spotlight: Joy Hirokawa

Sara Weidner, Community Section Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Dr. Joy Hirokawa is assistant professor of music education. She received a bachelor's degree in music education, a master’s in music at Temple University, and a doctorate in music arts at Boston University. She is the founder and artistic director of The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus and also teache...

9 Ways You’re Losing Your Privacy

9 Ways You’re Losing Your Privacy

Elizabeth Horn, News Section Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

We live in an age where we’re exposed to an incomprehensible amount of information and communication. We have access to the internet, social media, email, online file storage, online shopping, and much more. However, all of this information is managed somewhere, even if you think it isn’t. Go...

Best Beats: A Comenian Playlist

Best Beats: A Comenian Playlist

Sara Weidner, Jaime Ernst, Nicole Capuano, Elizabeth Horn

February 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

“Eyes Wide Open” Gotye 2011 If you like songs that have a deeper meaning than your reflection in a puddle on the sidewalk, then Gotye is definitely a band you should know. Many people know Gotye for their song, “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Personally, I think it belongs in the mainstream ...

What News Have I Missed?

What News Have I Missed?

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Trump Blocks Intelligence Memo President Trump blocked the release of a Democratic rebuttal to the so-called “Nunes Memo,” which had been released Feb. 2.   The Republican memo accused the FBI of abusing its surveillance authority. The Democratic memo, written by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)...

Keeping on Point: Bullet Journaling 101

Keeping on Point: Bullet Journaling 101

Christina Santo, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The bullet journal, affectionately nicknamed BuJo, started taking Instagram and Pinterest by storm towards the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017. However, bullet journaling has been around for about six years. It was invented by Ryder Carroll to tackle his own learning disability and has since m...