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Concert planned for gun violence victims

Marina Boyle, Features editor

November 27, 2018

Mercyhurst student Ben VanHook is currently in the process of organizing a campuswide fundraiser to help those who have been affected by gun violence and mass shootings across our nation. The event will be a concert in which...

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November 13, 2018

SAGA speaker honors LGBTQ visionaries

Marina Boyle, Features editor

November 13, 2018

On Nov. 7, the Mercyhurst Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Club (SAGA) held a celebratory club event to honor heroes of the LGBTQ movement from whom minorities have won their rights. The evening consisted of a lecture by guest...

Mercyhurst students discuss Erie County prison reforms

Marina Boyle, Features Editor

November 13, 2018

On Nov. 8, Mercyhurst University saw a Criminal Justice panel speak on the topic of rehabilitation of prisoners following their release from jail. The panel discussion was organized by the Student Alliance for Prison Reform as...

Professor creates reading group on privilege and race

Marina Boyle, Features Editor

November 6, 2018

A new book club has been established on campus to explore the topics of race and privilege in the educational experience. The reading group has been organized by Janelle Newman, Ph.D., an English professor and program director...

Lakers are ready to be ‘freezin’ for a reason’

Paul Cohen, Staff writer

November 6, 2018

It may be starting to get colder, but that is not deterring a few outdoor events. On Nov. 17, a fundraiser for the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania will be taking place at Presque Isle State Park. The Polar Plunge involves...

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