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Staying Sustainable – How to: Reduce paper use across campus

Elyssa Buch, Contributing writer

November 14, 2017

Filed under Features

Everyone has heard the motto “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” and many try to live up to it. Individuals often focus on recycling, while reducing and reusing are actually more imperative. Recycling is vital, but it still takes...

Choir intended to cross boundaries

Elizabeth Shewan, Staff writer

November 14, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase

Mercyhurst’s newest music group, the Mercyhurst University Gospel Choir, has been meeting for two weeks. The original idea was that of Brian Ripley, Ph.D., professor of Political Science. Ripley then approached Greg Baker,...

Student concerns regarding Ryan Hall

Daniel Leonard, Staff writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under Features

Mercyhurst University is dedicated to completing the Ryan Hall by Aug. 1, 2018, despite the complaints raised by students living on campus. The construction noise is an 8 a.m. alarm for many students and has brought up additional...

High-tech prizes part of Mercy fundraiser

Elizabeth Shewan, Staff writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under Features

The Erie House of Mercy will be hosting a Techno Bingo fundraiser on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Harborcreek Social Hall. The Erie House of Mercy is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, modeled after Sister Catherine...

Sustainability fund bolsters initiatives

Marina Boyle, Staff writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under Features, Uncategorized

The Mercyhurst University Sustainability Fund is a financial source that is used to advance the university’s commitment to environmental sustainability. It can be used to fund any project that will improve campus and its involvement...

Erie County elections

October 31, 2017

Filed under Features

On Nov. 7, Erie voters will go to the polls to vote in important races. In the City of Erie, a new mayor will be chosen for the first time in 12 years. Throughout Erie County, residents will vote for Erie County Executive. The...

Sustainable shopping

Sustainable shopping

October 31, 2017

OASIS program’s popularity grows at North East campus

Rebecca Dunphy, Staff writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Features

Mercyhurst North East campus’ OASIS program opened its door to potential students, parents and professionals on Oct. 20 and 25 to educate the community about the program and how it sets a new standard for post-secondary transition...

Tribute to honor Hurst veterans

Amber Matha, Editor in chief

October 31, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase

On Nov. 4, Mercyhurst will be recognizing Veterans Day with a tailgate and national anthem tribute during the football game against Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The definition of a veteran, according to the U.S. Department...

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