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My Experience Rushing Gamma Sigma Sigma

My Experience Rushing Gamma Sigma Sigma

Christina Santo, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

Greek life: it’s a part of almost any college campus, and Moravian is no exception. In fact, twenty percent of students at Moravian are involved in Greek life. On campus, you'll find five sororities and three fraternities. Gamma Sigma Sigma, Moravian’s national service sorority, is one of them. W...

English Major Misconceptions

English Major Misconceptions

Corinne Philbin, Managing Editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase

Whenever I tell people I’m an English major, they often have one of four responses: “Oh, do you want to be a teacher?” “You know that doesn’t make any money and will get you nowhere, right?” “That’s the easiest major” or “What jobs are there for English majors?” Despite my overa...

Professor Spotlight: Nine Questions for Kin Cheung

Professor Spotlight: Nine Questions for Kin Cheung

John Desmond, Reporter

March 27, 2017


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Kin Cheung is an Assistant Professor of Asian Religions. His undergraduate degree, from New York University, is in philosophy. He expects to receive his Ph.D. in religion at Temple University next month.  What inspired you to go into your field of study? I took a high school English course, and we r...

SAD! Freedom of Speech and Artistic Expression in the Trump Era

SAD! Freedom of Speech and Artistic Expression in the Trump Era

Brandon Faust, Graphic Design Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

It seems that every few weeks a new incident occurs on a college campus in the United States, when students and others are silenced for using their First Amendment rights. At the start of February, the University of California, Berkeley, had to cancel a speech by the now disgraced Milo Yiannopoulos due to a riot started by liberal st...

Rant of the Week: MoCo’s Slackin’ Shuttle

Rant of the Week: MoCo’s Slackin’ Shuttle

Erica Highhouse, Photography Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

If I could add up all the minutes I've spent waiting for the shuttle and use them over, I could probably take an extended vacation. I'd go someplace sunny and warm with clear blue tides and drinks served out of pineapples with colorful bendy straws. A place where the shuttle always arrives on time. If...

Challenges of the Commuting-Working Student

Challenges of the Commuting-Working Student

Brandon Marth, Reporter

March 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Society’s view of college students -- and the cultural narrative that high school graduates are led to believe --  is severely outdated. We all know the narrative: earn high grades in high school, gain acceptance to your top three colleges, attend the one of your choice, then graduate and accep...

Featured Athlete of the Month: Softball Pitcher Josie Novak

Featured Athlete of the Month: Softball Pitcher Josie Novak

John Desmond, Reporter

March 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Spring is finally here, and with it warmer weather, longer days of sunlight, and  brilliant flowers. But in the change of seasons what many people do not notice is hidden underneath all that winter snow: a softball diamond.  For some softball is just a sport.  For others, it is a passion, a true connect...

Studying Abroad For Your Education — and Your Life

Studying Abroad For Your Education — and Your Life

Caitlyn Gaskill, Reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under Campus Events, Showcase

Have you considered studying abroad? Don’t know if it’s right for you? Concerned about the price? To learn more, I headed over to the HUB last month where the the annual Spring Education Abroad Fair was being held. Moravian offers an array of study abroad programs, including international internships,...

Poet Alison Hawthorne Deming Talks Craft, Climate Change, and Writing in the Age of Trump

Poet Alison Hawthorne Deming Talks Craft, Climate Change, and Writing in the Age of Trump

Corinne Philbin, Managing Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus Events, Showcase

Moravian College enjoyed the company of poet and essayist Alison Hawthorne Deming the weekend of February 3. Deming visited campus to speak to students and provide the keynote address at the Moravian College Writers' Conference,  expressing her views on the environment and sustainability. Deming, who c...

Ecotopia or Ecological Collapse? An InFocus Event Considers the Odds

Ecotopia or Ecological Collapse? An InFocus Event Considers the Odds

Ignatios Draklellis, Reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under Campus Events, News, Showcase

It was an ironically warm February evening for Moravian College’s InFocus event, “Paths to Sustainability,” to address sustainable energy and the future of global warming and climate change. The event, which featured a joint lecture by Moravian professor Tom Egan and Muhlenberg professor Christ...

Professor Theresa Dougal Bridges Gap Between Nature and Literature

Professor Theresa Dougal Bridges Gap Between Nature and Literature

Jonathon Fiore, Reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

In a classroom in Moravian College’s Zinzendorf Hall, students huddle in a circle for a class called Art of Poetry. In front of them are open books containing the legacies of master poets and authors, their works picked apart and interpreted by the students. In the front of the room sits Dr. Theresa Do...