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Finals Week a source of stress

Mike Solazzo, Contributing writer

April 30, 2019

There is one thing lurking between me and being able to go home and go on break: finals. Finals have always been a source of stress for me, the difference now is that the stakes are higher. College is where you come to learn...

Notre Dame preservation should respect faith, history

Bernard Garwig, Sports Editor

April 30, 2019

As a Catholic and a Western citizen, it was so disheartening to see Notre Dame in flames during Holy Week. I personally have never been to the cathedral, let alone to France, but the spiritual connection that the building holds...

Reading Day relief

Jordan Kessler, Staff writer

April 30, 2019

The year is finally coming to a close, and finals week is just around the corner. Thank goodness for Reading Day! This semester’s Reading Day falls on May 6, the Monday of finals week. I think Reading Day is a great...

Student gives thoughts on summer vacation

Nash Greeven, Staff writer

April 30, 2019

Summer is finally coming up on us. The signs of it are everywhere. For one, many are looking for summer jobs and summer internships. For some students, summer vacation is three months of saving up money and then using that...

Reflections on my first year at Hurst

Gillian Mazur, Staff writer

April 30, 2019

I am just now concluding my first year of attendance here at Mercyhurst. One word I would use to describe my first year here at Mercyhurst University is “opportunity.” Throughout all the laughs, tears, genuine memories...

MU proud of AIM

Marina Boyle, Features Editor

April 9, 2019

This past week, I have been truly in awe of how well Mercyhurst has celebrated its autistic community. For those who don’t know, April is Autism Awareness Month. Mercyhurst has had a series of activities over the past...

The problems with the scheduling system

Michael Solazzo, Contributing writer

April 9, 2019

It’s that time once again. It is time to schedule for next semester’s classes. As a freshman, class scheduling was one of the most stressful experiences of my first semester. I recall leaving my final advising meeting...

Why I personally love basketball

Nash Greeven, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Basketball is one of the most exciting sports to watch, in large part because of the sense of competition. There’s so much competition surrounding basketball. It has the kind of excitement that brings all the fans in cheering. The...

Job fairs, other career services worth your time

Anthony Miller, Opinion Editor

April 9, 2019

Mercyhurst University has a great deal of career services available to its students. One of these services is the multiple career fairs that Mercyhurst University holds every year. The experience of going to a career fair...

Why the MU Literary Festival is important

Anthony Miller, Opinion Editor

April 2, 2019

We’re two events into the 2019 Mercyhurst Literary Festival. So far, the two authors to speak as a part of the series were Jennifer Moore and Thrity Umrigar. The Festival still has two more events to go through, and it...

Why Advising Day is a great thing

Gillian Mazur, Staff writer

April 2, 2019

As the 2018-19 school year comes to a close, many are preparing and planning for the next year. On April 2, all classes at Mercyhurst University were canceled for this school years’ second Advising Day. I am not sure if...

Student gives his thoughts on why MU needs an upgrade to its wi-fi service

Mike Solazzo, Contributing writer

April 2, 2019

It is currently 11:43 in the evening on Monday, March 25. The wi-fi is currently not working. Should I be surprised? Who’s to say? But what I can say with certainty is that the wi-fi here at Mercyhurst University...

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