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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...

Smaller sports deserve school spirit

Marco Cicchino, Staff writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Let’s face it: Do folks on this campus have a serious bias towards the sports that generate the most revenue for the school and are by far the most popular on other campuses? How exactly does a football game bring 2,500...

Advising Day delights

Lauren Rogus, Staff writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

How did advising day go for all you Lakers? Many students think that Advising Day was so much easier than in prior years. Lea Moffatt, a junior Special Education and early Childhood Education double major, said, “I feel...

Commuter struggles with MU involvement

Sam Peterson, Staff writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When you’re living on campus, getting involved isn’t that big of a deal. You join a yoga club because you have nothing to do at 6 p.m. and why would you want to go back to a boring dorm? Maybe if you’re inclined...

2 cents on 10 cents

Anthony Miller, Staff writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Recently, the price of goods at the vending machines around campus have gone up. Some students are upset about this, and I believe those students are being ridiculous. The truth is that I don’t understand why people...

Some SAC/MAC events are a dissapointment

Rachel Hull, Contributing writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

One of the best things about Mercyhurst is how involved our students are. Most people are involved in at least one club or organization and are running from one event to the next. Some of my favorite events, along with...

New water bottle stations bring joy

Marina Boyle, Staff writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I once learned in an environmental studies class that there is an area in the Pacific Ocean about the size of Texas that is filled with empty plastic bottles. Yes, the entire state of Texas — just in bottles. That fact...

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