The Comenian

MoCo’s Drastic Email Changes Ignite Campus Complaints

MoCo’s Drastic Email Changes Ignite Campus Complaints

John Desmond, Reporter

February 4, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Last year, I wrote an opinion piece for The Comenian addressing Moravian College’s email situation, because students were receiving dozens of emails daily, and the time it took to go through the emails was quite consuming. In an email sent to students on Jan. 25, President Grigsby explained that...

Professor Spotlight: Crystal Fodrey

Professor Spotlight: Crystal Fodrey

Maison Allen, Reporter

February 4, 2018


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Dr. Crystal Fodrey is an assistant professor of English at Moravian. She received her B.A. and M.A. at Western Kentucky University, then went on to earn her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona. Her expertise lies in the areas of rhetoric, creative nonfiction, and composition. What inspired you to go int...

Let DACA Recipients Stay

Let DACA Recipients Stay

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Politics, Showcase

When my grandmother was six-years-old, she let a homeless man into her house. Her mother entered the kitchen to find the man standing in the doorway in his ragged clothes, and my grandmother, barely tall enough to reach the counter, making him a sandwich. My grandmother, her mind not yet muddied by pre...

USG Creates 9 Unit Proposal to Change Student Course Load

USG Creates 9 Unit Proposal to Change Student Course Load

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Moravian College’s United Student Government (USG) is in the process of drafting a proposal that would allow students to take an additional fifth unit in one semester of the academic year. “We observed that there was a need for a change like this to happen since a program, slightly similar to ...

New Clewell Dining Hall Mostly Excites Students

New Clewell Dining Hall Mostly Excites Students

Jonathon Fiore, Reporter

February 4, 2018


Filed under Community, Opinions, Showcase

While students were relaxing and enjoying Winter break, Clewell Dining Hall on South Campus was undergoing a massive reconstruction. Upon returning, students were greeted with updated food options and a revamped image. I, along with many other students, enjoy the new Clewell. The space in the main...

Moravian College Becomes a Little More Revolutionary with New Doctoral Program in Athletic Training

Moravian College Becomes a Little More Revolutionary with New Doctoral Program in Athletic Training

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

Moravian College recently became the fifth college in the country to offer a doctoral program in athletic training. Dr. James Scifers serves as chair of the department for rehabilitation sciences and is the director of the Master of Science in athletic training program. He explained the advantages o...

Swastikas in Elevators: Moravian’s Bias Response and Intervention Team Has Their Work Cut Out for Them

Swastikas in Elevators: Moravian’s Bias Response and Intervention Team Has Their Work Cut Out for Them

Sam Weinberg, Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

It was my third week as a newly-minted freshman Hound when I first encountered what I have come to call the Moravian Bubble. Burrito and soda from the Root Cellar in hand, I stood in the elevator of the HILL staring at a shape no bigger than a playing card carved into the elevator door, seemingly et...

The Art and Tradition of Creating the Vespers Spirit

The Art and Tradition of Creating the Vespers Spirit

Kaitlyn Allison, Guest Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Many different traditions come to mind during the holiday season. Colorful Christmas trees, twinkling lights, and catchy holiday tunes, to name a few. Most of these can be found in our own little town of Bethlehem during the joyous month of December. Sparkling lights on every building and humable holi...

Reaching a Milestone: Mary Beth Spirk Becomes MoCo’s First Woman Athletic Director

Reaching a Milestone: Mary Beth Spirk Becomes MoCo’s First Woman Athletic Director

Nicole Capuano, Sports Section Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

From being the head women’s basketball coach to teaching physical education classes as an associate professor, and now recently being named Moravian’s first female athletic director, Mary Beth Spirk has become a legend at Moravian College. Although Spirk has made a career in athletics, she did not ...

4 News Items You Might Have Missed This Past Week

4 News Items You Might Have Missed This Past Week

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Jim Nabors dead at 87: Jim Nabors, best known for playing the character Gomer Pyle, died Nov. 30 in Hawaii. He was 87 years old. Born in Alabama, Nabors attended the University of Alabama and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. It was during his time at the University that Nabors fi...

Moravian at Cutting Edge of Writing Ed

Moravian at Cutting Edge of Writing Ed

Max Kraft, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

What is the value of a college education, and how much does it prepare you for the “real” world? After the all-nighters, final papers, practicums, cups of coffee, and student loans, the hope of each college student is to walk into a job within their field, prepared and confident. For an Engl...

“Welcome, Neighbor” Panel Celebrates Immigrants

“Welcome, Neighbor” Panel Celebrates Immigrants

Alicia Pisano, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

Four collaborators with The Collective Memory Project joined students and faculty at Moravian College for a panel discussion and question-and-answer session at the Lunch and Learn event on Oct. 26. The project is a shared effort between many members of the Lehigh Valley community, including residents, educators, a...