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Hurst students simulate poverty

Amber Matha and Marco Cicchino

September 26, 2017

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On Sept. 21, about 60 Mercyhurst students took part in a poverty simulation hosted by the Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) at Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. Students were assigned to a character...

Carpe Diem Academy in the spotlight

Claire Eichner, Staff writer

September 19, 2017

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In 2010, Mercyhurst University introduced a groundbreaking program that helped countless schools in the Erie area dealing with high poverty rates and low test scores. Known as the Carpe Diem Academy, this program was initiated...

Erie hosts Comic Con

Elizabeth Shewan, Staff writer

September 19, 2017

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This year, Erie will host a ComiCon convention. The first ComiCon, according to Comic-Con International: San Diego, was held in 1970 in San Diego. Since then, cities across the world have hosted ComiCons. Erie will be joining...

Parking in a tough spot

Amber Matha, Editor in chief

September 19, 2017

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This year, students are reporting that they have trouble finding parking on campus. Students who register vehicles with the university receive parking pass stickers to be put on the rear windshield of their vehicles, determining...

Education grant builds school ties

Kristian Biega, Staff writer

September 19, 2017

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Mercyhurst University and the Erie School District are in a partnership that has created the successful Pre-K Counts program for Erie’s youngest citizens. On Aug. 17, the PNC Foundation presented a grant of $15,000 to help these...

From PA to VA

Cheyanne Crum, Managing editor

September 19, 2017

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Alicia Abbey, a second-year Physician Assistant Studies student, received the National Veteran’s Affairs Health Professional Scholarship for the 2017-18 school year. The scholarship covers 100 percent of her tuition, gives her...

Traveling beyond Cinemark

Traveling beyond Cinemark

September 19, 2017

Harvey Hospitality

Claire Eichner, Staff writer

September 19, 2017

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Over the past several weeks, major hurricanes caused chaos across the globe. Millions of homes were damaged. For the United States, in particular, Hurricane Harvey hit its peak intensity in Rockport, Texas. Harvey began to...

Cultural education focus of program

Sarah Miller, Contributing writer

September 19, 2017

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A newly established summer camp for Erie County’s youth has gained the attention of the community for its conscientious and unconventional approach to K-12 education. Janelle Newman, Ph.D., academic director of Mercyhurst’s...

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