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Awards season provokes thoughts

Eva Philips, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

It’s January, which only means one thing. That thing is not snow, or the start of a decade, or the minor detail of a new semester beginning. No, that all pales in comparison to the most important part of the new year:...

How to deal with winter weather

Alex Trabold, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

As the new semester begins, the students of Mercyhurst University find themselves once again dealing with typical Erie weather. Some days, it will be 50 degrees with absolutely no precipitation whatsoever. Most days are...

Online Classes and You

Katy Vaccariello, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Everyone has a strong opinion on online classes. Some may cringe at the words, and some may be overjoyed with the idea of taking an online course. I have been grateful for the online classes I have taken. There are obvious...

About using all 18 of your credits

Sarah Klein, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

As you likely know, us students are given 18 credit hours to use up every semester. Most classes are three credits, so realistically, you’re only able to take six classes in a single semester without paying extra. As someone...

Why people are saying “OK Boomer”

Eva Philips, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

This article has an important message for the baby boomer generation. By now, you’ve surely heard the phrase that’s sweeping the nation: “OK, boomer.” Chances are likely that it offended you. After all, absolutely...

The comeback of the Pittsburgh Pirates

William Zytnick, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

In recent years, the Pittsburgh Pirates have done what many people in Major League Baseball considered to be absolutely unthinkable. That being, to become a playoff team eager to compete for that taste of glory they haven’t...

On the Ryan Crosswalks

Gillian Mazur, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

Many people, students included, love to complain. There is one issue that every Mercyhurst student has ranted about, and that is the speed of the cars on campus and the lack of crosswalks on campus. I like to consider myself...

Students opinion regarding Disney+

Victoria Mcginty, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

On Nov. 12, many of us reconnected with our inner child as the streaming service Disney+ was officially released to the public. Needless to say, many people, myself included, were ecstatic to reconnect with our childhoods. Along...

Student explains her choice in major

Victoria Mcginty, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Education is an extremely important factor in my life. It’s no secret that I love school and that I love to learn. As a child, my parents had always pushed me to be the best version of myself. Despite this, I struggled...

When is it time to declare pass/fail?

Anthony Miller, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2019

Even the best of us stumble eventually. We can try our hardest every day of our lives but we can’t be great at everything we set out to do. Once we realize we failed to meet our expectations for ourselves, the best thing...

About Joining a Club

Karrah Savage, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Looking to get involved on campus? Then Mercyhurst’s clubs are the place for you. Mercyhurst University has so many clubs and organizations for all different majors and all different interests. From honor societies...

Why it’s a Good Idea to Get a Job

Alex Trabold, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Working a job during the school year can be difficult. Time spent working could be time dedicated to studying for class. On top of that, having a job adds onto your overall heavy workload that University gives you. My...

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