The Merciad

Writing etiquette

Lauren Abbott, Opinion Editor

November 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Everybody has opinions. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, and we are very fortunate to live in a society where we can freely voice our opinions without fear of repercussions. This is one of the great things of our...

Where’s all the snow?

Bernard Garwig, Sports Editor

November 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Crunch, crunch crunch. The sound of boots lightly compressing the white carpets stretching across the ground travels softly in the frigid air. Except it’s not, because there is no snow to speak of in the first place! Right...

End of semester slows down life

Admir Barucija, staff writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In the beginning of the semester, there were many club events and other things to enjoy. However, as the semester has progressed, there has been a general lack of things to do on campus. As a commuter who wishes to be involved...

Maintenance praised for quick response

Chelsea Guida, Photo Editor

November 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago, right when the temperatures were dropping, my roommates and I made the discovery that our heat was not working. We wore sweatshirts and dealt with it until it had officially gotten way too cold. It was a...

Addition bad for health

Anthony Miller, staff writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

This year, there is no Reading Day during finals week. Instead, we have finals from Monday to Friday. I feel that this a horrible change, and for most students, it’s a disaster waiting to happen. Reading Day gave students...

Happy Chrisma- HanuKwanzamas?

Emma Werner, Contributing writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of the year again where nobody knows what to say: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? This is a debate that has been going on for far too long. When asked if she says Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays,...

OneCard portal causes issues

Anthony Miller, Staff writer

November 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

At the moment, it is impossible to see your current OneCard balance on the OneCard portal on Mercyhurst’s website. This is completely ridiculous. The fact that it has not been fixed yet is maddening, and it reveals a critical...

Vote best for job, not just by party affiliation

Sam Peterson, Staff writer

November 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I supported John Persinger in the local elections. He was young, energetic and practically oozed a passion for his ideas. What truly won me over to his side was a debate between him and his opponent — and the mayor-elect...

Class scheduling brings headaches

Admir Barucija, Staff writer

November 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Signing up for classes in college is much different than it is in high school. While the latter virtually guarantees getting into any class one requests, obtaining a spot in the classes one wants in college can easily be both...

Too early for Christmas

Logan Ford, Staff writer

November 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The 12 days of Christmas has evolved over the years to become the 55 days of Christmas. Retailers have already started to spam televisions with ads and mailboxes with magazines. Freeform has announced the schedule for their...

Educational SAC/MAC events a must

Marina Boyle, Staff writer

November 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

One of my favorite things about the work carried out by the Student Activities Council and the Multicultural Activities Council is that their events can allow students to educate one another. Recently there has been some discussion...

The United States and North Korea

Admir Barucija, Staff writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, leaders of North Korea and the United States, respectively, are setting the world on an immensely dangerous path through their utter rhetorical lack of restraint. Due to their petty egotistical...

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