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Letter to the Editor: Student voting

Liz Allen, Erie City Council Candidate

April 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Looking through old photos recently, I found an envelope with a November 1970 Milwaukee postmark. I don’t know what happened to the letter I had sent from Marquette University to my family in Erie, but I had written on the...

From freshman to senior: A reflection about ’Hurst

Mathew Jury, Staff writer

April 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Well, here it is. I graduate in less than a month from what has been my home away from home for the last four years. Where has the time gone? Where will I go now? Will I really miss the ’Hurst or will I be too busy in graduate...

Facebook Live is an important tool

Amber Matha, Opinion editor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

On Easter Sunday, Steve Stephens of Cleveland, Ohio posted a Facebook video of him shooting and killing a 74-year-old man while he was walking home from his Easter meal. This was followed by a Live stream of him talking about...

How Easter should be celebrated

Caitlyn Lear, News editor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

  Bunnies do not lay eggs. Most of us probably remember running around as children, collecting dyed eggs or plastic ones filled with candy or small toys. Our parents dressed us in pastel greens, pinks and yellows. If...

Student Planning software eases scheduling headaches

Lauren Abbott, Staff writer

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

This semester, seven majors got to be a part of a pilot program to test out the new student registration system before it is rolled out for the entire university in the fall. This system, Student Planning, will completely replace...

Spring is the greatest time of year

Amber Matha, Opinion editor

April 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

There are five weeks left of spring term, and it is the best time of the year. The weather is starting to get warmer, the days are getting longer and there is a feeling of happiness felt across campus as the spring semester...

Julia the Muppet represents autism

Elizabeth Shewan, Staff writer

April 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Recently, “Sesame Street”, the beloved and long-running children’s TV show has announced its newest Muppet character.  The first in over 10 years will be Julia, a little girl with autism. Julia is 4 years old, with red...

Chapel should be treated with respect by students

Mathew Jury, Staff writer

April 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In my four years at Mercyhurst, I have utilized Christ the King Chapel for personal prayer and occasional Mass attendance. I have noticed over the years, that despite the numerous requests from Campus Ministry, students have...

Movie location questionable

Jordan Pendel, Staff writer

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I was walking out of class one day and saw a sign that the Student and Multicultural Activities Councils (SAC/MAC) were showing “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” I thought about how perfect that was since it has been...

Service learning makes a difference

Amber Matha, Opinion editor

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

​Service is an integral part of any Mercy driven education.  So it is no wonder that students have to do some sort of service learning during their time here at Mercyhurst. As a student in the Honors Program, I have to log...

SAC/MAC event speaks to student

Deanna Callerame, Contributing writer

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Over the weekend I went to the Student and Multicultural Activities Councils (SAC/MAC) event, “I AM… Breaking Boundaries.” The event began with students awkwardly huddled in groups based on graduation year lining the...

SpringFest artist is lackluster

Amber Matha, Opinion editor

March 21, 2017

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...

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