The Comenian

5 News Items You May Have Missed This Past Week

5 News Items You May Have Missed This Past Week

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Another Deadly Shooting On Sunday, Nov. 5, a gunman walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX, and killed 26 people while injuring 20.   Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, a resident of New Braunfels, TX, opened fire during a Sunday service before being found dead in his vehicle after fl...

MoCo Intervenes When Hate Appears: A Look into the Bias Response & Intervention Team

MoCo Intervenes When Hate Appears: A Look into the Bias Response & Intervention Team

Nicole Capuano, Sports Section Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Moravian College has recently raised their efforts in reducing hate actions and crimes committed on campus. To do so, they have created something referred to as BRIT, or the Bias Response & Intervention Team. The team is made up of co-chairs Nicole Loyd, vice president and dean of students; Lili...

Dr. Frank Kuserk: A Life Fulfilled by the Work He Loved

Dr. Frank Kuserk: A Life Fulfilled by the Work He Loved

Kaytlyn Gordon, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

For over 40 years, Dr. Frank Kuserk impacted students, faculty, and staff at Moravian College with his passion for both teaching and learning. His life journey came to an end on Friday, Oct. 20, but his contributions will continue to make a lasting impact on Moravian College, the community, and all those wh...

Journalist Carl Bernstein Declares America Amid a “Cold Civil War”

Journalist Carl Bernstein Declares America Amid a “Cold Civil War”

Samantha Riley, Reporter

November 5, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Renowned investigative journalist Carl Bernstein was welcomed to Moravian College on Oct. 24 in Johnston Hall to discuss the “problem in Washington.” The sold-out event hosted not only Moravian College students, but also community members from around the Bethlehem area. With opening introductions fro...

Professor Spotlight: Carmen Ferrero

Professor Spotlight: Carmen Ferrero

Sara Weidner, Community Section Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Dr. Carmen Ferrero is an associate professor of Spanish at Moravian College. She received her B.A. in Licenciatura en Filología at the University of Valladolid in Spain, her M.A. in teaching methodology at the University of Maine, and her Ph.D. in Spanish literature at Rutgers University. What inspired you...

Hoops Mania: A Ball of a Good Time

Hoops Mania: A Ball of a Good Time

Nicole Capuano, Sports Section Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On the night of Oct.19, the men’s and women’s Moravian basketball teams celebrated the opening of their seasons by hosting the third annual Hoops Mania event in Johnston Hall. The bleachers were packed with students, families, and the Greyhound pep band eager to support and cheer on their fellow ...

A Look Into the Moravian College Theatre Company

A Look Into the Moravian College Theatre Company

Kayleigh Ficarra (Copy Editor) and Corinne Philbin (Managing Editor)

October 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase

“We have a theater?” is usually people’s first response to someone talking about the Theatre Company. The next question tends to be, “Where is it?” Yes, indeed, we do have a theater, and it is located in the lower level of the HUB, next to the bookstore. The Moravian College Theatre ...

Carl Bernstein: A Continuous Advocate of a Free Press

Carl Bernstein: A Continuous Advocate of a Free Press

Nathaniel Rhoads, Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner earlier this year, writer Carl Bernstein said a journalist’s “job is to put the best obtainable version of the truth out there.” Throughout his career, Bernstein has worked to consistently deliver just that.   As a young Washington Post repor...

Professor Spotlight: Joyce Hinnefeld

Professor Spotlight: Joyce Hinnefeld

Nicole Capuano, Sports Section Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Community, Professor Spotlight, Showcase

Dr. Joyce Hinnefeld is department chair and professor of English at Moravian College. She received her B.A. at Hanover College (Indiana), her M.A. at Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Albany. She specializes in creative writing, including fiction, nonfiction, ...

Rant of the Week: Housing Horrors

Rant of the Week: Housing Horrors

Brianna Marmol, Copy Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

College housing—separately, the two words cause excitement and symbolize new stages in life. However, put them together, and they create a slew of nightmare images concerning horrible roommates, broken furniture, and unidentifiable stains on the floor. Why does college housing in America seem more ...

Alternative Storylines: The World of Fandoms and Fanworks

Alternative Storylines: The World of Fandoms and Fanworks

Jonathon Fiore, Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

In our modern age, television shows, video games, Internet sites, and books have generated legions of fans. These “fandoms” are communities that not only enjoy a particular story or character, but also create content, like artwork, to celebrate and perpetuate them. The first fandom was inspired by the origina...

The Crisis in Puerto Rico Hits Home: My Home

The Crisis in Puerto Rico Hits Home: My Home

Josiah Soto, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Puerto Rico, an island that is unincorporated by the U.S. and is located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, was impacted severely by two hurricanes over the course of two weeks, affecting each of its 3.4 million citizens. Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane, first sideswiped Puerto Rico in early Se...