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Museums offer free virtual tours

Bella Lee, Staff writer

September 16, 2020

When the United States declared a national emergency for the coronavirus pandemic back in March, many establishments shut down. From restaurants to national parks, public places across the country were closed in order to combat...

Museums operating in a new world

Frankie Divencenzo, Contributing writer

September 16, 2020

COVID-19 has dealt us many bad hands, but thankfully our determination and perseverance have not allowed this pandemic to stop us. Even though many places such as movie theaters are operating with limited hours and under strict...

Chadwick Boseman dies, 43

Bella Lee, Staff writer

September 8, 2020

On Aug. 28, the world was shocked to learn that Chadwick Boseman had passed away at the age of 43 after a 4-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman, an actor famous for roles in “Black Panther,” and “42,” was well-known...

Aoife O’Donovan for MIAC live

Victoria Mcginty, Staff writer

September 8, 2020

Among many of the exciting things at Mercyhurst, students and staff are offered unique experiences that they cannot find anywhere else, one of which is our MIAC performances. The Mercyhurst Institution for Arts and Culture,...

Virtual dance residency a success

Christa Knipes, Arts & Entertainment editor

September 8, 2020

Last week, the Mercyhurst Dance Department was gearing up for their first virtual residency. Finally, on the evening of Aug. 28, choreographer Steve Rooks Zoomed into the Palmer studio for the first time, ready to set his choreography...

Art classes under COVID-19 safety regulations

Victoria Mcginty, Staff writer

September 2, 2020

With the fall semester finally underway, we cannot help but feel a sense of joy while roaming through the D’Angelo Performing Arts building hearing and seeing the arts revived. While this semester is anything but ordinary, that...

Virtual dance residency follows up online

Nina Diplacido, Contributing writer

September 2, 2020

With the craziness of today’s world, Zoom classes are becoming more and more common across universities and workplaces alike. Though often irritating, Zoom classes in most disciplines are feasible, especially given the current ci...

MIAC plans for Fall 2020 events

Elphena Elsar, Contributing writer

September 2, 2020

As the Fall 2020 semester begins, art lovers are curious as to if and how the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture (MIAC) will operate. Many have wondered, will there be a way to virtually enjoy the arts? If so, which ...

Mercyhurst Dance Goes Remote

Christa Knipes, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

When Mercyhurst University made the decision to transition to remote learning, many students and faculty across the disciplines started asking an important question: what is the Dance Department going to go?   Dance students and fac...

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