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Success at ComiCon Erie

Success at ComiCon Erie

September 26, 2017

New at Hurst: Benjamin Baughman, Ph.D.

Chris Borraccia, Contributing writer

September 26, 2017

Filed under Features

This year, former police detective and crime analyst Benjamin Baughman, Ph.D., joined Mercyhurst University as an assistant professor in Intelligence Studies. After graduating from high school, Baughman joined the Raleigh Police...

Sustainability brings honors

Emily Rossi, Contributing writer

September 26, 2017

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Mercyhurst University has been recognized for its sustainability programs, ranking among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges. A Princeton Review guide recognized 375 colleges and universities for green...

Public Health group takes on opioid fight

Christy Schmidt, Contributing writer

September 26, 2017

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An opioid epidemic has consumed the United States. Doctors and dentists prescribe opioids as pain relievers, which can lead to patient addiction. Students from Mercyhurst University’s Public Health Department are leading a project...

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

Filed under Features

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

Filed under Features

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...

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