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…

STUDENT ACTIVITIES COUNCIL REIMAGINES HOMECOMING

By Bekah Stranger In October 2019, under the dimmed lights of East Campus Center, students gathered in tight clusters on quilts and fleece blankets. The light from a vintage-style popcorn machine shone in the back of the room, and a steady line waited patiently to receive their free snacks. Disney’s Aladdin played on the double…

AVI: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH COVID-19

By Jillian Kirkham With COVID-19 taking the world by storm things have had to drastically change. Social distancing, wearing masks and proper sanitization are among the important tasks required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to remain safe. This is more prevalent in…

HONORS PROGRAM BEGINS A NEW CHAPTER

By Kate Daughtery As the new school year begins, the Malone University Honors Program is experiencing some changes to the program layout and looking ahead to expanding the Honors Program’s offerings. In 2016, Dr. Steve Jensen, chair of the Department of English, and Dr. Kathryn Huisinga, chair of the Department of Natural Sciences, assumed the…