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On Sept. 29, the Garden Spot Secondary Campus switched to remote learning, due to Eastern Lancaster County School District’s COVID-19 case count — which was, and remains, the highest among all school districts in the county. The COVID-19 numbers here at Elanco were staggering that week: 81 c…

Former Lancaster native Ronald Cary Burger would have resisted the notion that he was a health care hero. But how else could you describe someone who spent months in New York City after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, supporting injured and ill first responders in the grim aftermath of that nati…

Much like the rest of the world, the independent restaurants throughout Pennsylvania had their world rocked in March 2020 with the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the owners of the restaurants that we know and love scrambled to make plans to navigate a world of only having takeout …

Growing up as a girl, I realized very quickly that I had to be constantly aware of my surroundings when I was alone, walking at night or in any vulnerable position. Personally, I have a travel-size can of pepper spray, provided by my parents, that I take with me when I go to different places…

Indian librarian S. R. Ranganathan conceived of five laws, or rules, for libraries. His second rule states, “Every reader his or her book,” and his third rule states, “Every book its reader.” Within these statements it is clear that the way a reader interacts with a book will differ; therefo…

We recently all witnessed a humanitarian crisis unfold as the United States withdrew from Afghanistan after 20 years of war. Hundreds of thousands of Afghan citizens were forced to flee their shattered country due to fear of retribution or persecution from the Taliban. Communities around the…

As colleagues at Messiah University, we share a core belief that God created our world and that our call as humans is to practice a responsibility to that created order. This idea of creation care teaches that there should be no separation between caring for God's world and caring for the ne…

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