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SpringFest artist is lackluster

Amber Matha, Opinion editor

March 21

Filed under Opinion

I, for one, am disappointed by the selection of Mike Stud as 2017’s SpringFest artist. First, how does one go from a successful Duke University baseball player to a “hip-hop” artist that has a sound like a love child...

Erie schools affect the rest of the city

Lauren Abbott, Staff writer

March 21

Filed under Opinion

The Erie School District is being forced to make decisions that no one benefits from. The lack of funding from the state has left Erie in a state of dismay as our schools are vastly underfunded. Some may say that having...

Deafness presents a challenge

Nonnie Maus, Contributing writer

March 21

Filed under Opinion

College students have a lot to deal with before we fall into bed at night. We wake up, try and find some breakfast that’s a bit more than coffee, run to class, run to work, do homework and try and get a little social time into...

Letter to the Editor: Student- Athlete Relationship Concerns

Mercyhurst Student-Athlete Advisory Board

February 21

Filed under Opinion

Recently a letter to the editor was published in the Merciad regarding the difficulties students face developing friendships with student-athletes. We, as members of the Mercyhurst Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB), feel...

Student unprepared for adulting

Lauren Abbott, Staff writer

February 21

Filed under Opinion

We all spend 10 months a year away at college learning about Biology, Intelligence, Math, Fashion Merchandising and every other major offered here at Mercyhurst, but there are a lot of things that college really doesn’t prepare...

Women’s hockey: Death of a dynasty?

Morgan Stacey, Contributing writer

February 21

Filed under Opinion

In the world of sports, few can identify for certain when a dynasty has begun but nearly everyone can pinpoint the exact moment when one has ended. For instance, think back to July 11, 2014. In one of the most infamous announcements...

Valentine’s Day not a holiday either

Caitlyn Lear, News editor

February 14

Filed under Opinion

Valentine’s Day has come and gone again.  For those lucky enough to have loved ones or to have the chance to be around them, it was a great day.  For others, it was another night spent alone, binge watching sad love stories. For...

Letter to the Editor: Greek life on campus in the works

Jeremy Hanford, Contributing writer

February 14

Filed under Opinion

Since the beginning of my freshman year, I have had the desire to revolutionize Mercyhurst University by being a part of the first group to bring Greek life to campus. My dreams and ambitions of leaving a lasting legacy here at...

Netflix review: An overt opinion

Elizabeth Shewan, Staff writer

February 7

Filed under Opinion

Overt is a word which here means bravely and publicly stated, for which the humble journalist should not be subjected to ridicule. The Netflix original series “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” premiered...

Groundhog Day, not real holiday

Caitlyn Lear, News writer

February 7

Filed under Opinion

When we were younger, we begged our parents to tell us when we could wear shorts again, when sports would start and when the sun would start staying out past five at night.  They would tell us that the groundhog, the most famous...

School spirit is better than student recently expected

Lauren Abbott, Staff writer

February 7

Filed under Opinion

As the weather gets colder and more and more snow seems to appear every day, it can seem hard to find fun and enjoyable things to do on campus until the sun shows up again.  Going to sporting events always seem to be a student...

Excitement for student-run radio

Amber Matha, Opinion editor

January 31

Filed under Opinion

Every Tuesday night, while the editors of The Merciad are slaving away all night to put together the pages for printing, I tune into 91.7 The Ville radio online. The Ville is the student-run radio station for Millersville University,...

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