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Moravian Students Displaced Due To Walnut St. Garage Demolition
AJ Minnich and Lola Offenback February 16, 2024

Last Semester, South Campus residents were notified that Moravian students would no longer be permitted to park on Spring St. This announcement...

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USG's First Female President and Vice-President Make History
Liz Kameen, Managing Editor • February 16, 2024

For the first time in Moravian history, all executive positions in the United Student Government (USG) board are comprised of women, including...

From left to right: Brett Calabretta, vice president of Warfel Construction; Wendel Brown, principal of ESA; Nicole Loyd, chief operating officer and dean of students; George Wacker ‘03, former president of the alumni board; Angela Stein 14; current president of the alumni board, Dr. Honnie Spencer ‘90, Lloyd Brubaker, Chairman Brian Oswald ‘82, President Grigsby ‘90. Photo courtesy of Liz Kameen.
Moravian Breaks Ground on HUB Renovations
Liz Kameen and Joel Hendricks February 16, 2024

On Feb. 2, members of the Moravian community broke ground on the new Haupert Union Building (HUB) in preparation for the upcoming year and a...

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Reorienting Justice: What Every American Should Know About Reconstruction
Fatimah Bouri, Opinion Editor • February 16, 2024

On Wednesday, February 7th, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) held an in-depth conversation on the Reconstruction period and...

Honoring Haffling’s Legacy of Green on Moravian’s Campus
Honoring Haffling’s Legacy of Green on Moravian’s Campus
Lyana Cintron, Reporter • February 16, 2024

Moravian takes pride in its deep history and the naturally beautiful campus it resides on. Last semester, I got the pleasure of speaking with...

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Moravian Students Displaced Due To Walnut St. Garage Demolition
AJ Minnich and Lola Offenback February 16, 2024

Last Semester, South Campus residents were notified that Moravian students would no longer be permitted to park on Spring St. This announcement came only a few months after Moravian campus Police implemented a new parking plan for students called South Guaranteed Parking, which allowed students to park in both lot U on South Campus and on Spring St. lot. Moravian, along with the Bethlehem Parking...

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USG's First Female President and Vice-President Make History
Liz Kameen, Managing Editor • February 16, 2024

For the first time in Moravian history, all executive positions in the United Student Government (USG) board are comprised of women, including the first female president and vice-president duo: President Kayla Biege ‘25, nursing major, and Executive Vice-President Lili Brockway ‘25, English major with a double minor in French and sociology.  The all-female composition of the board is monumental...

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From left to right: Brett Calabretta, vice president of Warfel Construction; Wendel Brown, principal of ESA; Nicole Loyd, chief operating officer and dean of students; George Wacker ‘03, former president of the alumni board; Angela Stein 14; current president of the alumni board, Dr. Honnie Spencer ‘90, Lloyd Brubaker, Chairman Brian Oswald ‘82, President Grigsby ‘90. Photo courtesy of Liz Kameen.
Moravian Breaks Ground on HUB Renovations
Liz Kameen and Joel Hendricks February 16, 2024

On Feb. 2, members of the Moravian community broke ground on the new Haupert Union Building (HUB) in preparation for the upcoming year and a half of construction. The new four-story HUB will be completed in 2025.  Brian Oswald, chairman of the Board of Trustees and Moravian alum from the class of ‘82, provided an opening address at the ceremony. During his speech, he mentioned how his father...

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Reeves Library Undergoes Changes Amidst HUB Renovations
Joel Hendricks, Entertainment Editor • February 16, 2024

Reeves Library went through significant changes over winter break, such as departments being temporarily located in the building and security gates being removed. With renovations currently affecting the HUB, many departments are moving around campus. These locations are temporary, only serving as a space for departments while the new HUB is built. With construction beginning this semester, departments...

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USG Beat
USG Beat
AJ Minnich, Editor-In-Chief • February 16, 2024

Welcome to the new board of 2024! USG retreat occurred on Jan. 10 and 11  Clubs must now use a Google Form for reimbursements. It is linked to the spreadsheet that was previously used for reimbursements. Clubs can no longer use the reimbursement spreadsheet  This is to streamline the reimbursement process and make it easier for clubs All clubs now have the tax-exempt form...

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Reorienting Justice: What Every American Should Know About Reconstruction
Fatimah Bouri, Opinion Editor • February 16, 2024

On Wednesday, February 7th, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) held an in-depth conversation on the Reconstruction period and its relevance today. Led by Vice President and Dean of Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Chris Hunt, the talk summarized how this brief yet potent epoch in Black history stood in the American canon and how it correlates to our modern social climate. Following the...

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Dining Hosts First Culinary Council Meeting of Semester
Lola Offenback, Assistant Editor • February 16, 2024

In an initiative to improve dining and receive student engagement and feedback, the Dining Department hosted a Culinary Council meeting. This meeting allowed the roughly 15 students in attendance to try new foods and give feedback on all features of dining on campus, as well as ask questions.  The meeting, which took place Feb. 7, on the first floor of PPHAC,  had a ‘breads and spreads’ and...

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Faculty Spotlight: Professor Suzanne Kompass
Todd Reedy, Reporter • February 16, 2024

Professor Suzanne Kompass is an assistant professor of practice and Artist in Residence at Moravian University. She graduated from Westminster Choir College at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, from their Voice...

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Club Spotlight: Swiftie Society Club
Lola Offenback, Assistant Editor • February 16, 2024

What is your club about?  The Swiftie Society Club is a club dedicated to bringing together students who enjoy Taylor Swift’s music in a fun, accepting environment where they can hang out, decompress, and talk about...

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Liz Gray: Bees, Cheese, and Poetry
Liz Kameen, Managing Editor • February 16, 2024

Liz Gray, a poet laureate, professor, bee-keeper, French poet translater, and Moravian Writers’ Conference co-director, has seemingly done it all. She began teaching at Moravian in the Fall of 2022 and currently works as...

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Staff Spotlight: Sean McFarland
Todd Reedy, Reporter • February 16, 2024

Sean McFarland is the Assistant Director of Residence Life as well as an Assistant Coach on the Track and Field Team. Currently found in the Residence Life House on 1301 Main Street, Sean brings energy, inclusivity, and a...

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Why We Love Games But Hate School
AJ Minnich, Editor-In-Chief • February 16, 2024

Have you ever sat at your desk or bed completely dumbfounded and trying to grasp a concept you need to know for class? Have you ever spent hours rigorously reading textbooks, trying to memorize every little detail before...

Rant of the Week: Heating Problems
Lyana Cintron, Reporter • February 16, 2024

Have you ever gotten home after a long day of work and craved the warmth of a hot, steamy shower? The feeling of tension being relieved from your back muscles; your sinuses finally clearing from congestion; and the painful...

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Praise of the Week: Digital ID Cards on Phones
AJ Minnich, Editor-In-Chief • February 16, 2024

Forgot your ID card when heading to the Star? Struggling to take it out when trying to order from the B&G or tap into your building? These are problems that I, and many others, ran into when using our physical ID cards....

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My Experience Within A Construction-filled Curriculum
Logan Palau, Social Media Manager • February 16, 2024

In 2016, I was an eighth-grade student at a small school located in New Hope, PA. The anticipation of a new school year ran through my veins. However, when I rode the bus to the school I attended since I was 5, I noticed...

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The Problem With ‘Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League’
AJ Minnich, Editor-In-Chief • February 16, 2024

Let me just preface this by saying that I do not own this game. This is coming from the perspective of someone who played the closed alpha test, which gave me access to the...

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Book Review: 'Iron Flame'
Lola Offenback, Assistant Editor • February 16, 2024

Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros, the second book in The Empyrean series, once again took the internet by storm in November following the smashing success of the first novel,...

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Uncovering Musical Gems: Underrated Albums
Fatimah Bouri, Opinion Editor • February 16, 2024

Do you ever listen to an album and wish more people knew about it so you could go on endlessly intricate rants dissecting how great the album is? Okay, maybe you’re not...

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‘Cuphead’ Review
Joel Hendricks, Entertainment Editor • February 16, 2024

Cuphead is, in many ways, a triumph when it comes to the passion that goes into making games. The developers, sticking to their theme of 1930s animation, opted to hand-draw...

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Who will win Hollywood’s biggest night? The Oscars Predictions
Abby Haelig, Reporter • February 16, 2024

2023 was one of the biggest years for movies that we have seen in a while. We saw the return of summer blockbusters like Barbie and Oppenheimer. We sang during Taylor Swift:...

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'Wonka' review
Logan Palau, Reporter • February 16, 2024

Come with me down the Chocolate River to see the newest adaptation of one of Ronald Dahl’s stories in the 2023 film Wonka. First, I'd like to mention that this film does...

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The Entity's Realm
Giara Piazza, Reporter • February 16, 2024

So–I’ve been quiet for quite a while now, and of course in that length of time so much has happened in the world of horror, which I coin the Entity’s Realm. Let’s...

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'Anyone But You' Review
Talia Collina, Reporter • February 16, 2024

It is no secret that the romantic comedy film genre has been on a rapid decline in recent decades. While the movie category originally included cult classics like 10 Things...

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Professor Spotlight: Samuel C. Rhodes
October 13, 2022

Dr. Samuel Rhodes is an assistant professor of political science. He earned his B.A. at Shippensburg University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Washington...

USG Roundup
USG Roundup
Liz Kameen, Managing Editor • September 15, 2023

The HUB Renovation has been pushed to Jan 1, 2024. Students will not have access to the HUB besides the B&G cafe and The Star Dining...

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