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Leadership program applications available

Grace Smrcka, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

The Leadership Development Program, also known as the LDP, is a leadership program designed to recognize and develop potential student leaders at Mercyhurst. The program is non-credit based and multi-level, allowing students...

Phase 2 updates

Samantha Weber, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

It is no secret that we are in the midst of a global pandemic. One year ago nobody would have thought they would have a favorite mask or value perfect hand sanitizer, yet that is the reality in which we are living. Being...

Online WestPACS job fair offers greater accessibility

Gillian Mazur, Managing editor

September 16, 2020

On Oct. 21, the Western Pennsylvania Career Services Association (WestPACS) will host their bi-annual career and internship fair. WestPACS is one of the largest job, internship and graduate school fairs throughout Western Pennsylvania...

Dating safety in an online world

Rebecca Dunphy, News Editor

September 16, 2020

Just like everything else in our socially distant world, dating has taken to online platforms as a means for meeting and interacting with new people. Even though in person interactions may be more limited, it is still important...

European study abroad trips to resume next spring and fall

Marina Boyle, Editor-in-chief

September 16, 2020

Although COVID-19 has halted some parts of campus life, the Study Abroad program is still moving ahead. The Office of Global Programs has released details of the experiences for 2021, including FSAT programs in Europe and Greece...

Campus tours resume

Samantha Weber, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2020

Along with the rest of college campuses, Mercyhurst had to stop their on-campus tours in mid-March. The Admissions team worked very hard during the months the school was shut down in order to start tours up again as soon as it...

Resources available for commuter students

Patrick Corso, Staff writer

September 9, 2020

Students often end up commuting to Mercyhurst if they live nearby the university, but this was a decision that most commuters made before the age of COVID-19. Before the pandemic happened, commuters could sit anywhere on campus...

Senior class gift coming soon

Elizabeth Nestor, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2020

In the face of a global pandemic, normalcy is almost an impossible feat. However, this year’s Senior Class Gift committee (SCG) is undeterred. Leading the committee is none other than Committee Chair, Marina Boyle, alongside...

MSG seeks new senators

Rebecca Dunphy, News Editor

September 9, 2020

The Mercyhurst Student Government (MSG) senate elections are just around the corner and the deadline to apply is quickly approaching. MSG is made up of 24 students representing different areas of Mercyhurst, including each of...

Campus ministry hosts socially distanced fall get together

Elphena Elsar, Contributing Writer

September 8, 2020

On Sept. 4, Mercyhurst Campus Ministry held a fall get together event for students. The atmosphere was warm and inviting with individuals like Father Jim Piszker and Sister Natalie in attendance. “[It was] designed to get...

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