STUDY ABROAD AND SERVICE LEARNING AMID COVID-19

By Trinity Hobbs Malone University provides several opportunities for students to study abroad or take part in service learning experiences. COVID-19 has unfortunately interfered with students’ abilities to study abroad this year. Hope is not lost, however; Malone has some unique options that students can partake in during the spring semester of 2021. “[Study abroad…

ATHLETES COMPETE FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

By Jess Perkins This year marks the first community service competition that the Student Athlete Advisory Committee is holding for the student athletes. Athletes will compete to see which team gets the most community service hours, which involves cleaning up campus and reading to kids. Points are kept for how many hours each team performs…

SOCIAL LIFE OR SOCIAL DISTANCE?

By Jillian Kirkham With large pandemics come even larger responsibilities. COVID-19 has brought on quite a few unexpected challenges: wearing masks, regularly sanitizing hands and workspaces and perhaps the most important of all, social distancing. Can a campus built on a foundation of community and inclusivity adhere to this new normal, or will social lives…

SPIRITUAL FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES VS. COVID-19

By Josof Ruttig The spiritual formation opportunities on campus are taking different shapes this semester. Precautions taken to fight against the spread of COVID-19 impact any gathering of people; however, the Office of Spiritual Formation is determined to keep serving the students of Malone. Rev. Dr. Linda Leon, the director of Spiritual Formation, and the…

“ANIMAL FARM” TAKES MALONE THEATER INTO NEW TERRITORY

By Bekah Stranger Although every department at Malone has experienced a lot of changes during the past few months, few have faced as much as the theater department, as theater is a particularly difficult field to adapt to a COVID-19 world. Almost every element of the typical theater performance violates the new safety rules: facial…

PIONEER PEER MENTORING

By Kenzie Frantz Fall 2020 brought peer academic mentoring to campus. This program assists academically at-risk students in developing the skills necessary to have success in the classroom and to become lifelong learners. Mentors help develop skills such as: time management, organization, communication, note taking, test taking, goal setting and more. The idea behind the…

STUDENT SENATE, MEET 2020 FRESHMEN

By Jillian Kirkham It’s that time of the year again! Fall elections are here, not just in the real world but also for Student Senate, who welcomes the incoming freshmen class with open arms. You were given your nominees and you cast your votes; now Student Senate can get into the full swing of things…

FOOD PANTRY FOR PIONEERS

By Kenzie Frantz Malone’s new food pantry is a resource available to all students: undergraduate, graduate, resident, commuter, full-time, part-time, traditional students, and nontraditional students. The pantry currently offers necessities such as food, drinks, and toiletries to anyone who needs them at no cost to the student. The pantry is located on the second floor…

HONORS THESIS STATEMENTS 2020

By Jess Perkins It is almost time for students in the Honors Program to defend and present their thesis statements. COVID-19 has made things rough, but the show must go on. According to the Honors Thesis Guidelines for Students and Faculty Advisors, the thesis statement is the “capstone” of what those in the Honors Program…