The Merciad

Manafort got off easy

Nash Greeven, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Recently, Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, received his sentencing for crimes he had been indicted for. Many thought that he would receive decades in prison for his crimes. Yet, at the end of the...

In defense of the MU mini courses

Jordan Kessler, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The value of mini classes is often disputed. In my eyes, mini classes are very beneficial. Coming into college is a big transition, especially for those used to a grade system that was divided into trimesters or quarters. My...

Why you should sign up to experience the MU world of Habitat for Humanity

Katy Vaccariello, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Over spring break of 2019, I had the special opportunity to travel south to Birmingham, Alabama. The incredible opportunity was offered through Mercyhurst University’s Habitat for Humanity group. This spring trip will...

My thoughts on the Cbord system

Anthony Miller, Opinion Editor

March 19, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Last year, the OneCard portal on the Mercyhurst website lost several key functions. Among them was the ability to see the amounts of the various OneCard currencies you currently had. While this didn’t bother students who...

Do students use Spring Break wisely?

Anthony Miller, Opinion Editor

February 19, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Spring Break is coming up a week and a half from now. It’s one of the most anticipated times of the year for college students all across America. After two months of no breaks, Spring Break is a time to catch your breath...

Regarding the Laker Inn and the upcoming pub

Paul Cohen, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The Laker Inn has been closed for four months. No one has received any updates on when the new pub is going to open, and the Laker along with it. Students have expressed their opinions about the construction of the pub on...

Excited for renovations

Nash Greeven, Contributing writer

February 19, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Recently, Mercyhurst University announced a $9.5 million campaign to improve sports facilities on campus. A $9.5 million campaign for a sports facility? What can I say but that I’m thrilled! This is going to be a benefit...

Why Mercyhurst needs a club to support survivors

Jordan Kessler, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

Filed under Opinion

I have felt very strongly about the topic of this article for a while now. Many people I know, including myself, have been victims of sexual assault or other assaults. It is important to talk about these things and what...

Grammy letdown

Marina Boyle, Features editor

February 13, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The annual Grammy Awards were held this Sunday for the 61st year running to celebrate achievements and success in music. I watched the awards from Ryan Hall with my roommates, and I have to say that I was a little underwhelmed...

Recent winter weather leaves me — well, cold

Lauren Abbott, Editor in chief

February 13, 2019

Filed under Opinion

As we move further into February, and the Erie weather finally decides what temperature range it should stay in, I can’t help but feel bored and annoyed at being stuck inside during gross weather. Yes, I know that the snow...

Springfest artist a dream come true

Katy Vaccariello, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The announcement has been made, and I couldn’t be more excited. This year’s Springfest artist is the ultimate throwback to my childhood. The throwback artist is Jesse McCartney. I can remember the moments of my childhood...

Should Mercyhurst have closed for cold?

Paul Cohen, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Filed under Opinion

A couple of weeks ago, Mercyhurst University closed for two days, a Wednesday and a Thursday, due to cold weather. There has been a lot of people debating whether or not this was the right thing to do. I do think that it...

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