The Merciad

In defense of pubs

Marina Boyle, Features editor

September 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Upon hearing that Mercyhurst would be building a pub for the student population on campus, I think I was just as taken aback by the level of anger from what seemed to be the entire student body. This anger was pointed directly...

Pub not a good idea

Anthony Miller, Opinion editor

September 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

One of the biggest Mercyhurst stories of last year was the announcement that Parkhurst was opening a pub on campus. This announcement was met with much scorn from the Mercyhurst community. As the opening of the pub draws...

Student hyped up for Hurst Day

Daniel Leonard, Staff writer

September 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again when we debate which day Hurst Day will fall on. Now, we wait in anticipation for the magical event that has become a classic campuswide tradition. For those of...

Ryan Hall is amazing

Shannon Gotham, Contributing writer

September 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

What is it like to live in Ryan Hall — the brand new suite-style residence hall on campus with a dining hall and convenience store inside its doors? Well, I have the wonderful opportunity to live in Ryan Hall, so I can tell...

New Cyber Lab excites student

Fez Ur-Rahman, Contributing writer

September 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Even with the construction of Ryan Hall bothering many nearby residents of Mercyhurst, it is nice to know that at least the construction of the Cyber Lab in the bottom floor of the library was worthwhile. The construction...

Summer closing

Daniel Leonard, Staff writer

April 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of year again. Many of us are bracing ourselves for the unavoidable collision between exam week and spring fever, but find a little comfort with summer being right around the corner. While some students look...

Millcreek is bringing a bat to a gun fight

Delvin Ergott, Staff writer

April 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Everyone knows that it’s foolish to bring a knife to a gunfight. But what if you brought a baseball bat instead? Well, in the wake of the recent shooting at Parkland, Millcreek School District decided to ask that very...

What is up with Trump and Russia

Anthony Miller, Opinion editor

April 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The Trump/Russia story is potentially the largest political scandal of the century so far. The basic gist of the scandal is that Trump and his campaign have been accused of colluding with the Russian government to win the...

Thoughts on all the renovations

Adam Williams, Contributing writer

April 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

If you have been anywhere near Mercyhurst recently, you may have noticed a bit of construction going on. That’s because Mercyhurst’s campus has been undergoing a flurry of construction and renovation since President Michael...

Letter to the editor: MSG responds to student criticism of RCR proposal

Meghan Maker, Junior Class Senator

April 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I, with support from my fellow senators, am writing this letter in response to Emma Kindschuh’s April 18 Letter to the Editor regarding a vote held by Mercyhurst Student Government. First and foremost, I became a senator...

What should the U.S. do about Syria?

Delvin Ergott, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

For nearly seven years now, the debate over whether or not the West, specifically the United States, should intervene in the Syrian Civil War has persisted. Prolonged American intervention in Iraq, generally viewed as a failure,...

Use of Facebook data questioned

Caitlyn Lear, News Editor

April 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Privacy has become an increasingly difficult thing to come by. With the invention of the internet, keeping all aspects of our lives private is almost impossible. Facebook is one of the more well known social media networks...

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