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Add-Venture Program Ideal for Students with Varied Interests

Add-Venture Program Ideal for Students with Varied Interests

Julia Flynn, Reporter

January 30, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

Moravian College’s Add-Venture program is a selective program open to 20 first-year students each year. The program selects students through an application process that determines if the applicants have a clear idea of what they want to do during their college years. Often, students will use this prog...

A Conversation with Artist Angela Fraleigh

A Conversation with Artist Angela Fraleigh

Rowan Laitila, Reporter

January 29, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

Angela Fraleigh is an associate professor of art and chair of the Art Department at Moravian College. Her most recent show, Angela Fraleigh: Between Tongue and Teeth, was on view at the Everson Museum of Art, in Syracuse, New York. Did you always know you wanted to be an artist? I loved drawin...

A Blast from the Past: Photographer Martin Desht on the History of the Lehigh Valley

A Blast from the Past: Photographer Martin Desht on the History of the Lehigh Valley

Nicholas Capraro, Reporter

January 29, 2017


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The photographer Martin Desht’s work was displayed in the Haupert Union Building from October 24 to November 14,  as a part of the “Faces from an American Dream” exhibit.   Desht grew up in the Lehigh Valley and shares a similar backstory to many of its natives: he is a child of immigrant...

A CNN Analyst’s Take on the Trump Presidency

A CNN Analyst’s Take on the Trump Presidency

Katelyn Snyder, Reporter

December 8, 2016


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

In light of the recent election of Donald Trump as president, let us reflect on the session that author and CNN political analyst Jeffrey Toobin held with a number of students on October 26, a week before the election   No matter whom you voted for or how you feel about the results, this was undoubt...

Sculptures Take Root on Moravian’s Campus

Sculptures Take Root on Moravian’s Campus

Andrew Bentzoni, Reporter

December 2, 2016


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Many have walked around Moravian College’s main campus and no doubt have seen the  large, orange piece of twisted metal in the courtyard of the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex. If they’ve looked at its title -- Moravian Roots III, A Symbol of Potential and Growth -- they might have thought it...

Fantastic Fifty: Professor Roeder’s Five Decades of Service to Moravian College

Fantastic Fifty: Professor Roeder’s Five Decades of Service to Moravian College

Sara Weidner, Community Section Editor

December 1, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Piles of papers, stacks of books, and framed pictures of family and friends filled every nook and cranny in the small, yet cozy office of Dr. Edward Roeder, an associate professor of physics at Moravian College. His paper-packed office is the sign of his lifelong dedication to his career, memories he has ...

Moravian Homecoming Motivates Hounds to Dominate the Turf

Moravian Homecoming Motivates Hounds to Dominate the Turf

Camille McPherson, Reporter

November 18, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The campus was buzzing with anticipation on October 15, when Moravian College hosted the annual Homecoming. The homecoming’s signature events included a morning parade hosted by the campus’ Greek Life and a tailgate party before the football game. The football team took on a familiar Centennial C...

Moravian Marching Band Stomps Out Another Successful Season

Moravian Marching Band Stomps Out Another Successful Season

Erica Highhouse, Photography Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

The Moravian College Marching Band put on quite a halftime show at this year’s Homecoming game, celebrating the theme “Heroes Big and Small.” The theme was chosen to commemorate heroes of all kinds, which could be illustrated heroes from the pages of a comic book or those in uniform, such as doc...

MOCO HOCO Crowns BSU Winner of Parade

MOCO HOCO Crowns BSU Winner of Parade

Keyshawn Griffith, Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

The annual Moravian College Homecoming celebration took place on Saturday, Oct. 16. The day’s festivities included a parade led by the Moravian College Marching Band, featuring  floats designed by various clubs, fraternities, and sororities. The theme of this year’s floats was television shows. T...

Halloween Scream Fest at Clewell Hall

Halloween Scream Fest at Clewell Hall

Jonathan Fiore, Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase, Uncategorized

Clewell Hall, Main Hall, and the Hill residents at Moravian College hosted a haunted house to celebrate Halloween welcoming 78 guests on Saturday, Oct. 29. Clewell Hall was transformed from a traditional residence hall into a spooky Society home, where not everything was as it seemed when those brave e...

Welcome to the Revitalized Comenian

Welcome to the Revitalized Comenian

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016


Filed under Community, Showcase

The Comenian is Moravian College’s student-run newspaper, which has long served as a strong voice of the student body. The staff would like to welcome the campus community to the revitalized website, which we hope will broaden the newspaper’s reach and provide readers with up-to-date news. The staff ha...

Professor Spotlight: Five Questions for Erik Larson, Ph.D.

Professor Spotlight: Five Questions for Erik Larson, Ph.D.

John Desmond, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Moravian College is more than a few miles from the Lake Ontario region of upstate New York. That’s the stomping ground of one of Moravian College’s newest professors, Erik Larson, Ph.D. Dr. Larson, who teaches geology and meteorology, earned an undergraduate degree at Unity College in Maine and a...