The Comenian

Best Beats: A Comenian Playlist

Best Beats: A Comenian Playlist

Elizabeth Horn, Jaime Ernst, Elizabeth Schwartz, and Matthew Hogan

September 6, 2018

“Buffalo Soldier,” by Bob Marley & the Wailers (1983) Stressed with the semester starting? Here’s a song for you! This Bob Marley tune is classic reggae, a mellow and rhythmic genre filled with bass guitar, drums, percussion, and a variety of harmonizing voices. The song’s slow pace an...

Commercialism and Convenience Jeopardize Moravian Book Shop

Commercialism and Convenience Jeopardize Moravian Book Shop

Maison Allen, Guest Reporter

May 3, 2018

Over the weekend, news broke that the Moravian Book Shop would be under new ownership of Moravian College in June. President Bryon Grigsby announced his excitement in a Facebook status, stating that he was “honored and humbled” that the College was able to obtain the store. At first, I thought...

MoCo Professors and Students Recommend Summer Reading Books

MoCo Professors and Students Recommend Summer Reading Books

Jennifer Khawam, Guest Reporter

May 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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...