Archive - Oct 2009

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October 27th

Game of the Week: Men's soccer rallies past The Rock

Led by junior Billy Colton, the Lakers held off Slippery Rock for a 2-1 win on Tuesday afternoon to clinch the top seed in the PSAC. Watch above as Colton and coach Dale White recap the game.

Mold and more riles residents

While the 300 freshmen living in Warde Hall rave about their brand new housing, a group of frustrated students living in apartments on upper Briggs and Lewis Avenues met with college administrators last week to discuss the worsening conditions in their apartments.

Junior Rachel Kandefer and her roommates were shocked when they moved into 3938 Lewis, which students say is one of the worst apartment buildings on campus.

Cardboard village raises awareness of homelessness

Tyler Stauffer photo: Mercyhurst College students stayed in cardboard boxes outside of Zurn Hall from 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22.Tyler Stauffer photo: Mercyhurst College students stayed in cardboard boxes outside of Zurn Hall from 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22.
Tyler Stauffer photo: Campus Ministry graduate assistant Gretchen Yori raised funds and awareness for the homeless during Hunger and Homelessness Week.Tyler Stauffer photo: Campus Ministry graduate assistant Gretchen Yori raised funds and awareness for the homeless during Hunger and Homelessness Week.

Swine flu '09: Flu bug creeps on campus

Swine Flu on campus

As of Friday, Oct. 23, health authorities have confirmed nine cases of swine flu at Mercyhurst College.

This number, however, does not necessarily include all of the students infected with the H1N1 virus on campus.

“There have been anecdotal reports of other students on campus having flu-like symptoms,” Vice President of Student Life Dr. Gerry Tobin said.

A transfer's transition

Transferring can be tough, finding your place and finding true friends can be even more difficult, but staying optimistic can make any transition easier.

Melanie Zuccarini was that ‘new girl’ who struggled, but kept her held high and found exactly who she is and where she belongs.

October 26th

Refugees find comfort in Erie

Amanda Hamorski, AmeriCorps VISTA Mercyhurst president, is raising awareness about Erie's refugees through this organizationAmanda Hamorski, AmeriCorps VISTA Mercyhurst president, is raising awareness about Erie's refugees through this organization

Refugees enter the Erie area every year.

They are asked, in many cases commanded, to leave their homeland and are forced to search for a new place to live. They search for a home, a welcoming place where they will have the ability to live self-sufficiently.

In a letter asking for assistance, the AmeriCorps VISTA at Mercyhurst Amanda Hamorsky wrote, “America can be that place; but only if the host community is welcoming of the refugees.”

When they relocate themselves to an area such as Erie, most refugees enter with little material baggage from their previous life and little understanding of American culture.

Honduran students speak out about crisis at home

On June 28, 2009, the president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was ousted and exiled to Costa Rica by soldiers of the Honduran military. This event was preceded by controversy regarding the Constitution of Honduras.

Zelaya had wanted to convene a National Assembly for the purpose of rewriting the constitution to include a referendum that would allow for a fourth ballot. Opponents of Zelaya held that such a procedure would be unconstitutional and feared that a new constitution would allow the president to seek re-election.

An athlete's preperation

It’s a special morning for graduate student Stephen Duggan. He has a different feeling and excitement about him today, one that only sports fans and players understand. It’s game day, and in a couple of hours, the soccer player will be on the field, ready to play.
This means there is only really one thing on his mind all day, one moment he is looking forward to. That time is kick-off.

Preparation for the game begins the night before as he will get an early night, and it will be the last thing he thinks of before bed.

Men's hockey gets first win

The Mercyhurst College men’s hockey team fought to a 3-3 tie and a 4-1 victory this past weekend against Army in West Point, N.Y.

Saturday’s meeting produced the first tie since the two teams first squared off in 2000.

Sophomore Phil Ginand scored his first goal of the season about midway through the first period and gave Mercyhurst the 1-0 lead.

Army scored the next two goals at the 11:12 mark of the second period and at 1:20 in the third to steal back the lead, 2-1.

Junior Steve Cameron scored the Lakers' equalizer less than a minute after Army’s, making the score 2-2.

Ultimate Frisbee club prepares for Halloween tournament

Sunday night at Tullio Field, the lights were on and athletes were running, throwing and catching. No, the football team wasn’t practicing. The Ultimate Frisbee team was.

They are practicing in preparation for the Halloween tournament this weekend at Grove City College as they will square off against teams like Edinboro University, Allegheny College and other area colleges.

The tournament is Halloween-themed, with each team wearing a costume. The Mercyhurst College team plans to wear Crayon-themed costumes.