Swinging Bridge Magazine: March 2021

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LETTER FROM THE

STUDENT DIRECTOR

ASST. STUDENT DIRECTOR

AMY LINT

EMILIE RUSH

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF BRIAN SHERMEYER MAGAZINE MANAGER CORINNE YOUNGBERG

COVER PHOTO LIAM FITZSIMMONS CORRECTION FROM PREVIOUS ISSUE: ON CAMPUS EVENTS WRITTEN BY JUDY KYEI-POKU

STUDENT LIFE EDITOR

CULTURE EDITOR

SPORTS EDITOR

KAITLIN MERLINO

JUDY KYEI-POKU

JULIA MARY REGISTER

BUSINESS MANAGER

BRAND MANAGER

WEB MANAGER

TAYLOR GIBSON

ANDRE FRUEH

WESLEY CHEAH

YEARBOOK MANAGER CAROLINE HOLMES

RADIO MANAGER NOLAN HOGENBOOM

EDITOR

MARCH 2021

DESIGN ASSISTANT SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER CASSIDY BARLOCK SHANNON BILLINGTON AUDIO & VISUAL MANAGER LIAM FITZSIMMONS

MUSIC PROGRAMMER RAVI AHUJA

1 UNIVERSITY AVE SUITE 3058 MECHANICSBURG, PA 17055 (Downstairs South Wing of the Larsen Student Union) The Swinging Bridge Magazine is published through The Pulse: Messiah University Media Hub, run by students. The Pulse consists of Pulse Radio (90.7), The Clarion yearbook, and The Swinging Bridge Magazine. The Swinging Bridge staff strives to publish quality student writing, photography, and design.

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pring is starting to show. There have been a lot of nice days of sunshine and warmth despite the cold, snowy winter that we have endured. With spring typically comes outdoor sports, like softball, baseball, lacrosse and track. Thankfully, we are still having these sports, even though they may look a little different this year without fans. Despite a lot of complaints and grief, the Messiah administration has done a great job of keeping us on campus and enabling us to do most of the things that students train for. Whether that be sports, dance, music or acting, the administration has come through and granted at least some type of normalcy in student life that other colleges cannot say they have. We are over halfway through this semester with a lot of hope on the horizon. I pray with the coming of Easter in early April that we will turn a new chapter in our lives and put this pandemic behind us. In this issue of the magazine, we showcase some of this hope in our articles, like “Student Elections and Leadership Opportunities” and “Ways to Worship (Safely).” We hope to provide you all with some enjoyment and encouragement to push through the rest of this semester and finish strong. Soak it in,

Brian Shermeyer THE HEARTBEAT OF MESSIAH UNIVERSITY

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