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Circle K hosts tug of war contest

Lauren Abbott, Editor in chief

March 26, 2019

Circle K has partnered with Mercyhurst Student Government (MSG) to host a Tug of War tournament on April 7 from 1-4 p.m. The event will be held in the Mercyhurst Athletic Center and is open to all students. Circle K is a...

Food is fuel for students in need

Marina Boyle, Features editor

March 26, 2019

As more and more students across America report food insecurity, Mercyhurst has adopted a proactive stance to a growing issue – hunger. “You can’t learn if your belly’s not full,” Colin Hurley, Director of Community...

Thrity Umrigar reads at literary festival

Anthony Miller, Opinion editor

March 26, 2019

On March 21, best-selling novelist Thrity Umrigar came to campus for the second event of the annual Mercyhurst Literary Festival. Umrigar is a well-renowned author and journalist whose works include “The Space Between Us,”...

RSCO Feature: Art Therapy Club

Gillian Mazur, Staff writer

March 20, 2019

An outlet for creativity and relaxation, Mercyhurst University’s Art Therapy Club is not one to be missed. Art Therapy Club began sometime within the past ten years with Heather Denning as the club’s advisor for the past...

Forsthoefel’s writings on human limits published

Logan Floyd, Staff writer

March 20, 2019

When it comes to matters of faith, one professor is politely reminding us of our human limits. Keeping those limits in mind could be one step toward fostering peace. On Feb. 4, Thomas Forsthoefel, Ph.D., professor of Religious...

Professor panel discusses emerging bacteria crisis

Gianluca Ianiro, Staff writer

March 20, 2019

In the words of Amy Danowitz, Ph.D., associate professor of Chemistry “bacteria are so good at adapting because there is a massive evolutionary pressure to do so or die.” Danowitz gave this insight on the startling issue...

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