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Biden best candidate for students

Sam Peterson, Staff writer

September 15, 2020

  Which presidential candidate is better for college students? I want to lay out some facts before I leave you with any opinion-based spin on the issue. Democratic Nominee for president, Joe Biden, claims that when...

COVID-19 has changed the food industry

Laren Reesman, Staff writer

September 15, 2020

  “How many celery stalks can I take?” This is the question I asked myself as I entered the Grotto to start the fall 2020 semester. Unfortunately, pandemic food means pre-portioned food, and often those portions...

Thoughts on TikTok

Patrick Corso, Contributing writer

September 15, 2020

  President Donald Trump’s attempts to ban TikTok in the United States have caused a reasonable debate between citizens and politicians. TikTok is owned by the Beijing-based company ByteDance. The website launched...

Adjusting to campus life during COVID-19

Isabella Lee, Staff writer

September 15, 2020

  At this point in time last year, I was just beginning my college career. I was able to walk around campus freely, I could visit my friends in other residence halls if I wanted, and I got a hold of which classrooms each...

Kamala Harris is wrong for Joe Biden

Madison Fryling, Contributing writer

September 8, 2020

Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s choice for vice president. There has been so much debate as to why she is or isn’t the best choice for vice president. I do not think she is the best choice because it seems too good to be true....

Thoughts on the stimulus package

Isabella Lee, Staff writer

September 8, 2020

On Mar. 27, federal lawmakers announced that a $2 trillion stimulus package would be enacted in order to assist those who were struggling due to effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Eligible Americans would receive $1,200 from...

No fall break this year

Victoria Mcginty, Staff writer

September 8, 2020

  With the glorious days of a summertime quarantine coming to a close, the bitter chill of early autumn is finally reintroducing itself to residing students and Erie regulars alike. The fall semester has finally settled...

COVID-19 has created a new commuter student

Sam Peterson, Staff writer

September 8, 2020

  Granola bar in hand, I await my next online class. It is a beautiful day, and I honestly cannot say I have experienced class with a chipmunk weaving around my feet, and birds chirping around me. The nature scene paints...

A socially distant move-in day

Ashley Barletta, Contributing writer

September 1, 2020

Moving into college is an exciting event. For most freshmen, the transition from living at home to furthering your education on your own is thrilling. However, due to recent protocols from the Center for Disease Control, college...

Our first virtual Involvement Fair

Maiya Florence-Harding, Contributing writer

September 1, 2020

The Virtual Involvement Fair was one of the first virtual events I was genuinely excited to be a part of as a Mercyhurst freshman. Normally you think that being there in person is the best way to find your calling and meet n...

Excited to be back

Isabella Lee, Staff Writer

September 1, 2020

These past several months have been very confusing for people of all ages, and I’m no stranger to these feelings. One week I was on campus, spending time with my friends and not having a care in the world. The next week,...

A Welcome Week like no other

Victoria Mcginty, Staff writer

September 1, 2020

For many people, going away to college is one of the most life-changing experiences that they may face. Going through those motions of saying goodbye to loved ones, and taking on daily tasks in a university setting is not an...

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