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Senior Reflection: Nicholas Wan
Nicholas Wan, Editor-In-Chief • April 28, 2022

From grade school up to high school, my mindset was simple: I’m here because I have to be. I’m here because it’s expected of me, and if...

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Senior Reflection: Dominic Trabosci
Dominic Trabosci, Reporter • April 28, 2022

I think a lot of people tend to feel like they don’t belong when they first get to college and I certainly felt the same way. I was afraid...

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Senior Reflection: Anna Litofsky
Anna Litofsky, Managing Editor • April 28, 2022

I wasn’t excited about college. Not that I wanted to stay in high school, either. At the end of that senior year, I felt stuck - ready to...

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Senior Reflection: Kaitlyn Furst
Kaitlyn Furst, Managing Editor • April 28, 2022

I will never forget the excitement I felt moving into Main Hall on a hot day in August of 2018. I was looking forward to all the new opportunities...

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Meanwhile, in Ireland: Misconceptions of the Faerie Folk
Sabrina Moody, Reporter • April 28, 2022

When one hears the name Leprechaun, the common image conjured is likely something in the same vein as Lucky, the Lucky Charms Leprechaun - charming, upbeat, red haired and clad in green. Similarly, one would probably imagine some terrifying spectre, a demonic ghost whose screams cause the deaths of those who hear them when one says to imagine a Banshee. Yet these depictions, as well as of many...

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COVID in Tight Spaces: How an Incarcerated Woman Used Writing to Cope With The Pandemic
Dominic Trabosci, Reporter • April 28, 2022

The podcast version of this story can be found here.  Think back to how you felt when the world went on lockdown due to COVID-19. Do you remember the fear? The paranoia? The numbers steadily rising on TV? The uncertainty of it all? That constant feeling of dread? Now imagine experiencing COVID from the confines of a prison cell, where the information given to you about the virus comes from the...

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Joyce Hinnefeld Retires after 25 Years of Teaching
Joyce Hinnefeld Retires after 25 Years of Teaching
Anna Litofsky, Reporter • April 28, 2022

Dr. Joyce Hinnefeld, associate professor of English and published writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, will retire this semester from Moravian University after 25 years of teaching. I sat down with her to chat about her life, career, and achievements. Hinnefeld welcomed me into her office with a warm smile, and her office was similarly inviting with its big bookcase packed with colorful covers....

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Chemicals and Corruption: The Prejudicial World of Environmental Racism
Fatimah Bouri, Reporter • April 28, 2022

For Moravian’s last Friday Forum for the Spring 2022 semester, Dr. Natasha Woods, assistant professor of biology, initiated a profound discussion on environmental racism and its negative impact on low-income communities...

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Harrison Dillard: From The Projects to Police Chief
Madison McNany, Guest Reporter • April 28, 2022

When he was a young boy, Harrison Dillard knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life and it wasn't what you would expect. Most kids want to be a professional athlete, an astronaut, or even the president of the United...

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Best of The Comenian 21-22
Staff April 28, 2022

AJ Minnich If I’m being honest, I don’t know which article I’d pick because I’m proud of many of them for different reasons. I’m proud of my “Mass Effect” reviews because they were some of my first articles...

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Response to Anti-LGBT Legislation Part Two: Trans Issues
Andrew Minnich, Copy Editor • April 14, 2022

This is a continuation of my discussion of recent anti-LGBT legislation and will specifically talk about trans issues and legislation. Much of this recent anti-LGBT legislation is specifically targeted at trans people...

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