The Comenian

Native Finn Dr. Lempa Explains Why Finland Ranks #1 in Happiness

Native Finn Dr. Lempa Explains Why Finland Ranks #1 in Happiness

Elizabeth Horn, News Section Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Global Perspectives, News, Showcase

Last month, the New York Times published an article about a study  titled The World Happiness Report, an in-depth analysis of countries according to their levels of happiness. In ranking them,  the study’s authors considered such factors as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita, social support, li...

Steelmaking in Bethlehem: A 40-Year Employee Looks Back

Steelmaking in Bethlehem: A 40-Year Employee Looks Back

Sara Weidner, Community Section Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

The Bethlehem Steel Corporation, once the heart of the city of Bethlehem, produced steel for   some of the most famous landmarks in America: the George Washington Bridge, the Empire State Building, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Founded in 1899, the company endured for 9 decades as the country’s second-larg...

FYWS and Advising get an Upgrade

FYWS and Advising get an Upgrade

Corinne Philbin, Managing Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

For the upcoming academic year, incoming freshman will experience a new First-Year Writing Seminar (FYWS) and advising periods that eliminate past issues. Instead of attending May Registration (May Reg) , students will participate in Summer FAIR (First-year Academic Introduction and Registration) for...

War, Travel Restrictions and Culture Shock Impact MoCo International Students

War, Travel Restrictions and Culture Shock Impact MoCo International Students

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Moravian College student Aziza Hamidi ‘20 has not been able to see her mother in two years with 8,431 miles and Green Card approval keeping them apart. “I can’t go outside of the country,” said Hamidi. “That’s a struggle for me. If I could get my Green Card faster, I could go and see her....

Margaret Atwood Visits NCC to Talk About ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Writing, and Social Issues

Margaret Atwood Visits NCC to Talk About ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Writing, and Social Issues

Jennifer Khawam, Guest Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Margaret Atwood’s novel “The Handmaid’s Tale”  has become a bestseller in the world of fiction, especially with the hit Hulu TV show that adapted the book. The dystopian blockbuster about a world where most women cannot conceive and therefore makes slaves out of women who can conceive has b...

Record Store Day: Celebrating Your Local Music Store

Record Store Day: Celebrating Your Local Music Store

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Even though most people listen to their music through streaming, vinyl records still have a devoted following. Each year on the third Saturday of April is Record Store Day, where vinyl devotees descend upon local record stores to get exclusive releases by a multitude of artists. This year’s rel...

Nerd Culture Thrives at Moravian College

Nerd Culture Thrives at Moravian College

Sara Weidner, Community Section Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

“Neeeeerrrrd!” they jeer as soon as they find out we’re Star Wars fans or choose board games over sports. Those who aren’t immersed in what is commonly referred to as “nerd culture” see us as losers -- lame socially awkward introverts who only know how to communicate through game lingo and can’t ...

MoCo Professor Jeff Csatari Combats Colony Collapse Disorder

MoCo Professor Jeff Csatari Combats Colony Collapse Disorder

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2018


Filed under Community, Showcase

Jeff Csatari, Moravian College professor of journalism and executive editor of Galvanized Brands, may have spent $2,500 and sustained 25 bee stings to become a seasoned beekeeper, but he has more than just honey on the brain. Three years ago, Csatari decided to take a break from his desk job and headed outdo...

“Forget everything you learned in school, dummy”: “Dictators 4 Dummies” at Touchstone Theatre

“Forget everything you learned in school, dummy”: “Dictators 4 Dummies” at Touchstone Theatre

Kayleigh Ficarra, Copy Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

This past weekend marked the opening of Touchstone Theatre’s satirical musical comedy, “Dictators 4 Dummies,” written, directed, and starring Moravian College’s own Christopher Shorr, who has served as Moravian’s theatre director since 2008. There are still four performances left this Thursday...

Local Market Opens on Church Street

Local Market Opens on Church Street

Sara Weidner, Community Section Editor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Church Street Market, a  cafe where people can buy locally-sourced products and made-from-scratch meals, opened on Friday, Mar. 30, in downtown Bethlehem. Church Street Market is owned by Genevieve Marcon, a resident of the historic Church Street neighborhood, who said she was inspired to open a loc...

A Night Reclaimed: Moravian Marches Against Sexual Violence

A Night Reclaimed: Moravian Marches Against Sexual Violence

Matthew Hogan, Reporter

April 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Anticipation loomed in the lobby of the HILL at South Campus on Wednesday evening, March 28. Soon, scores of students would gather to participate in this year’s Take Back the Night demonstration by marching a mile north from the steps of the school’s largest dormitory complex to the HUB to take a st...

On the Move with MoCo’s Dance Company

On the Move with MoCo’s Dance Company

Corinne Philbin, Managing Editor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Moravian College Dance Company has recently been taken under the ballet slipper of artistic director Melissa Rowbottom, who was hired in the fall of 2015. Her new concert, premiering in Foy Hall on April 13th and 14th, includes many dances by student choreographers. Rowbottom studied various s...