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We Should be Shining Lamps: Involvement and Hope During COVID-19

Sarah Klein, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

My 88-year-old grandfather’s next-door neighbor had COVID-19. Two of my aunts – one of whom works in the ER and deals with coronavirus patients every day – leave groceries and supplies for my grandpa on the porch, keeping their dist...

Things to do in Quarantine

Chloe Sanfratello, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

Has anyone gone stir crazy yet?  Since we are all stuck inside for a while, it is important to still take care of yourself. There are so many things to do from home to keep you from losing it.  While there is only so much ...

What are the benefits of both the Roost and the Grotto Commons

Alex Trabold, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Last Saint Patrick’s Day Mercyhurst University opened the Roost in the Student Union as a new place for students and visitors to eat meals. Reception to this new restaurant has been highly positive. It has been praised...

Why so much salt on campus roads?

Marina Boyle, Managing Editor

March 11, 2020

Why is there always so much salt on campus? As someone who hates how much blue salt gets dragged into my living room every day, I’m trying to shed some light on the issue. Obviously, there is a reason for the salt. Salt...

Parking at Mercyhurst

Gianluca Ianiro, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

I think everyone can remember that special day in life when a person really begins to leave their protective nest. I am talking, of course, of the day when you finally get your driver’s license. Most of us know the incredibly...

Enjoying spring break from home

Eva Philips, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Spring Break has come and gone, leaving in its wake a flurry of Instagram posts and memories of a wonderful week free of stress and endless assignments. We’re in the final stretch, now, 24 weeks of the academic year down,...

Bock: Course irks

Emilie Bock, Staff writer

February 19, 2020

While I do believe that the ethics course is a relevant and important part of the REACH curriculum, there could be positive changes made to it. First of all, I think there should be more focus on class discussions rather than...

Podcasts pose problems

Gianluca Ianiro, Staff writer

February 19, 2020

Johnny Carson was an amazing talent, appreciated by millions for how he carried himself night in and night out. He was humorous and charming with every guest he spoke with, but when Carson left television there would never...

Thoughts on the best Super Bowl ad

Laia Oliver, Staff writer

February 19, 2020

Let’s be real about the Super bowl for a minute or two here. There is a large contingent of Super Bowl viewers who only sit through the entire three-hour football game to see a couple of things. First, they come to watch...

Is MU politically engaged enough?

Maya Bauer, Contributing writer

February 19, 2020

My grandmother was about our age the year that Kent state students gathered on their campus to protest the bombing of Cambodia during the Vietnam war. This protest later involved about a thousand national guard members, tear...

So, about that Iowa primary election

Anthony Miller, Opinion Editor

February 4, 2020

It is currently 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb 4. The Iowa Democratic primary happened yesterday. Most caucuses were wrapped up by 10 p.m. If this was a normal election year, we would have gotten election results last night. If...

Mercyhurst has to recycle more

Gianluca Ianiro, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

New Years celebrations are over, and the Super Bowl celebrations have come to an end. As a result, garbage cans across the country are filled to their sticky brims with cheap sparkling cider bottles. Bottles that are, fittingly...

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