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Two dozen students and faculty traveled a few miles north of campus to the Monocacy Farm Project.

The non-profit organization, which is owned and managed by the School Sisters of St. Francis, supplies low-income families, local shelters, and food pantries with organic produce it grows on a 53-acre spread that borders the Monocacy Creek.

Under a bright sky, Moravian students and faculty weeded plant beds, picked produce, and hauled compost -- under the direction of farmer Eli Stogsdill, who educated Moravians volunteers on the value of organic farming and responsible stewardship in their own community.Compost happens at the Monocacy Farm Project -- with a lot of help from Moravian volunteers.
Moravian Hosts 6th Annual Heritage Day
AJ Minnich, Editor-In-Chief • September 29, 2022

 More than a thousand Moravian University students participated in community service projects during the school’s sixth annual Heritage Day event last Wednesday. This year's event supported a total of 27 service projects, which included a wide variety of organizations. Among them: weed removal and cleanup along the Monocacy Creek; making fidget toys, bookmarks, and more for Thomas Jefferson...

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Constitution Day: Moravian Celebrates the Countrys Social Contract
Constitution Day: Moravian Celebrates the Country's Social Contract
Gail Schoepple, Guest reporter • September 29, 2022

On the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 16, in PPHAC 101, a group of Moravian students and professors celebrated Constitution Day, a national event that recognizes the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. Constitution Day was created in 1939 by newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, who suggested there be a holiday to celebrate American citizenship. Moravian...

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From Moravian Student to Mayor of Bethlehem: For William Reynolds, It's All Local
Jason Fosburg, Guest Reporter • September 29, 2022

On a cold January morning this year, J. William Reynolds woke up like it was any other day and put on a royal blue suit, white shirt and blue tie.  But this was no ordinary day. In a few hours, Reynolds would stand in City Hall and be sworn in as the 16th mayor of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  He decided to walk to his new place of employment. Leaving his house near his alma mater, Moravian University,...

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Meanwhile, in Ireland: The Personification of Ireland
Sabrina Moody, Reporter • September 29, 2022

ATTENTION: This article contains spoilers for the play Cathleen Ni Houlihan by W.B. Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory. Be advised that if you do not want spoilers for this play, please feel free to skip this article. Ireland...

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The Commuter Corner: The Commuter Student Association
Lola Offenback, Reporter • September 29, 2022

Welcome back to the Commuter Corner! This week, we address gas prices and summarize last week's Commuter Student Association meeting.  On 22 September, The Commuter Student Association had their first meeting of the semester...

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Finally 29, Finally Speaking Out
Logan Palau, Managing Editor • September 29, 2022

Last month, on August 17, 2022, Demi Lovato (she/they), released a song from her new album “HOLY FVCK”, entitled “29”. Starting with a twangy, haunted guitar the lyrics begin with “Petal on the vine, too young to...

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Rant of the Week: The Misery of College Laundry
Liz Kameen, Reporter • September 29, 2022

Let me start by saying we are all adults here; we should all know how to do laundry at this point in our educational careers.  So imagine my surprise when I walk into the laundry room, without fail, every week to see...

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“Pokémon Colosseum” and “Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness” game reviews: A shadow of the Past
Joel Hendricks, Reporter • September 29, 2022

Pokémon is widely considered to be a franchise for everyone. Being the highest-grossing media franchise in the world, it’s hard to come across someone who hasn’t heard...

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When In Doubt, “Hold The Girl”
Fatimah Bouri, Copy Editor • September 29, 2022

On the cusp of becoming a break-out pop star and vaunted as a potential figurehead in the revitalization of 2000s pop, Rina Sawayama has captivated the pop sphere with regal...

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"Cyberpunk: Edgerunners" Review
AJ Minnich, Editor-In-Chief • September 29, 2022

I’m a massive fan of the game, “Cyberpunk 2077”, so I’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of the Netflix anime, “Cyberpunk Edgerunners”. Written by the game...

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Professor Spotlight: Anastasia Thévenin
September 29, 2022

Dr. Anastasia Thévenin is an assistant professor in the Biological Sciences department. She received her B.S. in biomedical science (with an...

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4/15 USG Update: Therapy Dogs Event
United Student Government April 14, 2022

On Apr. 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. United Student Government Representative Drew Decatur will be hosting a gathering of therapy dogs at...