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Moravian Program ELEVATEs Travel Abroad
Moravian Program ELEVATEs Travel Abroad
Lola Offenback, Reporter • November 17, 2022

Many students have heard of Moravian’s ELEVATE program, an undergrad student experience, but many do not know about the travel component that is included in the program. All students are eligible for a free international trip ranging from seven to ten days.  The experience is available to all students who started as a freshman after the fall of 2021. Transfer students become eligible after they...

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The Comenian’s (Updated) Thanksgiving Cookbook 2022
Staff November 17, 2022

Invited to the traditional family feast or Friendsgiving with your high school chums but not sure what to bring?  No worries!  The Comenian's got you covered -- with a few of our staff's favorite covered dishes. They're sure to please the pickiest of palates wherever -- and with whomever -- you gather.  Bon appetit!  Colcannon, submitted by Sabrina Moody Colcannon is a dish from...

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A Pay Raise Arrives For All Student Workers
A Pay Raise Arrives For All Student Workers
Lola Offenback, Reporter • November 17, 2022

On Oct 17, a pay raise for all Moravian student workers was instated by the President’s Cabinet. Students’ pay was increased from $7.25 an hour to $9.25 an hour. For students working before that date, the pay raise was backlogged to the pay period beginning on Sept 3, 2022.  The pay raise applies to all undergraduate student workers, which is about 400-500 students throughout an academic year.  The...

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More Representation Coming to Moravian’s United Student Government
AJ Minnich, Editor-In-Chief • November 17, 2022

Moravian’s United Student Government (USG) is expanding the number of office positions in its 2022 election to provide more representation for students across campus, according to USG representatives. There are now 25 positions for USG, up from 14 last year.  Candidate turnout is also significantly higher than last year, with 20 candidates running for election this year as compared to only...

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Meanwhile, in Ireland: Come Away, Oh Human Child (The Whisking Away of Children to the Otherworld)
Sabrina Moody, Reporter • November 17, 2022

Come Away, Oh Human Child To the waters and the wilds With a fairy hand in hand For the world’s more full of weeping Then you can understand… (from "The Stolen Child" by W.B. Yeats) The folk tradition of the mischievous faerie has long existed across Ireland. The west coast particularly held a deep fear and fascination with them. Perhaps the otherworldly wonders of the west coast...

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The Comenian Sits Down with Dr. Blockson
The Comenian Sits Down with Dr. Blockson
AJ Minnich, Editor-In-Chief • November 17, 2022

Dr. Laquita Blockson is the inaugural dean of the newly established School of Business and Economics at Moravian University. An Ohio native, Blockson earned her bachelor's and master’s degrees at Florida A&M University. She eventually earned her doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. Blockson has extensive experience in guiding a wide range of businesses...

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Moravian Symposium on Race, Slavery, and Land Examines History of Black Moravian Minister
Moravian Symposium on Race, Slavery, and Land Examines History of Black Moravian Minister
Nathan Pynchon , Guest reporter • November 17, 2022

One of the most prevalent issues that historians have contended with in recent years has been that of race. Unlike wars, literary movements, or scientific developments, the stories of race are much less cut and dry. While historians may find what could be considered the beginning of “race” there is no distinct ending to it. Instead, historians trace how our understanding of race has evolved...

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The Class that Made a Difference: Environmental Policy (Drs. Frank Kuserk and John Reynolds)
The Class that Made a Difference: Environmental Policy (Drs. Frank Kuserk and John Reynolds)
Shelby Does, Alumna • November 17, 2022

Shelby Does graduated from Moravian College in 2017, majoring in environmental science. She lives in Pen Argyl, PA, and works as a sanitarian in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  The course that...

Pieces for Peace: Childrens Artwork Shows What Peace Looks Like
"Pieces for Peace": Children's Artwork Shows What Peace Looks Like
Teddy Smith, Guest Reporter • November 17, 2022

As part of Moravian University’s InFocus programming on War and Peace, the HUB hosted the CITYarts "Pieces for Peace" traveling exhibition from November 1 - 15. The collection of youth artworks travels nationally and...

The Commuter Corner: Managing Family Responsibilities
The Commuter Corner: Managing Family Responsibilities
Lola Offenback, Reporter • November 17, 2022

A commuter student’s day looks vastly different from that of a resident’s. Not only do we lose time on our commute, but we are also faced with family responsibilities that residents do not have when away from home.  I...

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Ana's Answers: What if My Partner Has Different Beliefs?
Ana Faisetty, Reporter • November 3, 2022

Question: What should I do if my partner and I have different political views? Now this can be a tricky subject because, in this day and age, everyone and their mothers have a strong opinion when it comes to politics....

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Rant of the Week: Moravian Shuttle Leaves Students Stranded
Liz Kameen, Managing Editor • November 17, 2022

I recently moved to Moravian’s South Campus and suddenly realized how much South Campus residents utilize the shuttle service compared to North residents.  I woke up every day at the same time for a month, getting bundled...

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Midterm Elections Results And What They Mean For The Future
AJ Minnich, Editor-In-Chief • November 17, 2022

The midterm elections are finally over and we can release a collective sigh of relief, almost.  For a midterm election, this year’s was significant and defied all expectations. For months leading up to it, experts and...

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Too Extreme for PA: Doug Mastriano’s Election and Climate Denial
Liz Kameen, Managing Editor • November 3, 2022

In the coming days, voting ballots will be mailed in, and physical polling stations will open on November 8. Though I could talk for hours about the importance of this election and why you should genuinely consider who you...

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Josh Shapiro: Dueling for Democracy
Fatimah Bouri, Copy Editor • November 3, 2022

With a substantial date such as Nov. 8 just right around the corner, Pennsylvanians prepare for a procession that will determine the sanctity of rights and will challenge the current notions of democracy as we know it. The...

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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Game Review: Out of This World…Literally
Joel Hendricks, Reporter • November 17, 2022

2017’s “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle” saw the lovable Nintendo mascot teaming up with Ubisoft’s minion-like Rabbids to save the Mushroom Kingdom. I was sure the...

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Review: Bringing Trials, Tributes, Tears
Liz Kameen, Managing Editor • November 17, 2022

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has been on my mind for quite a long time, especially after Chadwick Boseman’s unfortunate and unexpected death. I was one of the fearful...

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Countdown to “Midnights”
Fatimah Bouri, Copy Editor • November 17, 2022

A musical innovator who needs no introduction, Taylor Swift has prominently presided over the pop realm throughout the course of her joyride of a career. From her emergence...

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God of War Ragnarök Review: Be Better
AJ Minnich, Editor-In-Chief • November 17, 2022

As of release, this game will only be a week old so there will be no spoilers in this review.  After years of buildup and anticipation, the sequel to 2018’s “God of...

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The Comenian's Fall 2022 Playlist
Staff November 17, 2022

  September  - Earth, Wind & Fire Wake Me Up When September Ends  - Green Day Harvest Moon  - Neil Young California Dreamin’  - The Mamas &...

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Bayonetta 3 Review: The Underwhelming Umbran Climax
AJ Minnich, Editor-In-Chief • November 17, 2022

After almost 8 years the wait for the third game in Platinum Games’ all-star franchise, “Bayonetta 3,” has finally been released. The game was announced nearly five...

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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: Election and Club Updates
USG Roundup: Election and Club Updates
Liz Kameen , Reporter • October 13, 2022

The United Student Government (USG) held an open meeting on October 11 in the UBC room. Two clubs presented discretionary requests at the...

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