The Merciad

Cybersecurity tips shared by professors

Michael Boylan, Sports editor

October 21, 2020

This October marks the seventeenth annually recognized Cybersecurity Awareness Month across America. A large focus of the month is dedicated toward spreading awareness of the proper techniques that can be taken to secure your...

Spring 2021 changes announced via email

Bella Lee, Staff writer

October 21, 2020

On Oct. 2, President Michael T. Victor sent an email to the Mercyhurst community announcing changes to the Spring 2021 schedule. “As I have said many times before, making this a sustainable and successful year on campus while...

New program grants flexibility

Marina Boyle, Editor-in-chief

October 21, 2020

The Department of University Advancement has announced a new program within the Mercyhurst Annual Fund named the Student Scholarship Program. The Mercyhurst Annual Fund is a critical component of the University’s budget,...

Domestic violence conversation continues

Rebecca Dunphy, News Editor

October 21, 2020

Mercyhurst’s core values have always revolved around being good stewards of the community beyond our gates and part of doing this is addressing violence and injustice wherever it might exist. Because October is Domestic Violence...

Pence and Harris debate in Utah

Ryan Davey, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

On Oct. 7 Republican vice president Mike Pence and Democratic vice president candidate, Kamala Harris met at Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City to debate various topics from each party’s political agenda....

Carpe Diem 15 unites students

Ivory Easton, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

Every semester Campus Ministry hosts a retreat called Carpe Diem. Though many of Mercyhurst’s traditions have been changed to accommodate social distancing guidelines, those who attended the retreat were still able to meet in...

COVID changes campus activities

Kenzie Schroeder, Staff writer

October 20, 2020

I am a member of the Women’s lacrosse team, the Merciad, Competitive Intelligence Club and Phi Eta Sigma. This year, all these activities and clubs have looked very different with different rules and methods of attending. While...

Socially distanced Campus Ministry

Samantha Weber, Staff writer

October 20, 2020

The pandemic has affected how we are able to practice religion at Mercyhurst. The social distance requirements have allotted for every two pews in the church to be roped off. The greeter can only allow siblings, roommates/suite...

Ready for pandemic to end

Samantha Weber, Staff writer

October 20, 2020

I am looking forward to not having to wear masks anymore. I will certainly not miss the mask sticking to my Chapstick or having to constantly adjust my mask because my glasses keep fogging up. I’m looking forward to being...

Even COVID can’t ruin Halloween

Bella Lee, Staff writer

October 20, 2020

To put it bluntly, Halloween is my favorite holiday. It has been since I was very little, and it probably will be until the day I die. From the costumes to the decorations to the mountains of candy, there’s absolutely...

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