The Merciad

Graduating senior: a reflection of MU

Jenny Sabliov, Arts & Entertainment editor

April 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Just 32 days to graduation. The countdown is on, and almost every senior you see walking Mercyhurst’s campus is buzzing with anticipation and anxiety (and, of course, sleep deprivation). As the semester winds down, it...

Rihanna Snap ad belittles violence

Anthony Miller, Staff writer

April 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago, an ad appeared on Snapchat for a game called ‘Would You Rather’ that asked viewers if they would rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown. In 2009, Chris Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna, his...

Spring is kinda here!

Logan Ford, Staff writer

April 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I like the snow. I like it more than many people. But I am also glad to see it go at a certain point. One of the region’s best selling points is the changing of the seasons. As we move into spring, we here at Mercyhurst...

Scheduling not perfect

Lauren Abbott, opinion editor

April 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As we come back from Easter break, it is time to jump into everyone’s favorite thing: scheduling. If you are anything like me, you started looking at the courses as soon as they were posted on Student Planning and have your...

SpringFest artist better than last

Amber Matha, Editor in chief

April 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In the March 22, 2017, issue of the Merciad, I wrote a strongly worded opinion article under the headline “SpringFest artist is lackluster,” upon hearing the selection of Mike Stud as last year’s SpringFest artist. His...

Daylight saving woes

Rachel Hull, Contributing writer

March 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Daylight saving time is an annoying practice that is no longer needed. It is an event that is difficult to adjust to, and the public does not largely benefit from the switch. It is understandable to want to keep daylight...

Possible pub confuses

Jordan Pendel, Staff writer

March 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I was sitting in class when an email popped up on my phone about opening a pub on campus. My immediate thought was frustration because I’m graduating in May so I won’t really be able to go there, and then confusion. I...

Housing change angers student

Aaron Qiao, Contributing writer

March 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On March 12, 2018, student life sent out an email to all students announcing their updated restriction on off-campus housing. I strongly disagree with their change of policy. In the email, Laura Zirkle, vice president...

Erie bridge incites racism

Amber Matha, Editor in chief

March 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On March 12, The New York Times ran an article on their front page about Erie. Unfortunately, it was not a positive piece. The online article is titled “In Erie, One City Block Is a Trek of Disrespect.” The subject matter...

St. Patrick’s Day needs more culture

Marina Boyle, Staff writer

March 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As an international student from Ireland, I was very excited to spend my first St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S. Ireland definitely lives up to its rambunctious, alcoholic-fueled stereotype on March 17, but there are also lots...

Printing not a big problem

Paul Cohen, Contributing writer

February 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion

There has been a great deal of annoyance regarding the printers, but this may not be as big an issue as people think. I, personally, have had very little trouble with them. The most trouble that I’ve ever had has been when...

Unity week a success

Anthony Miller, Staff writer

February 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion

One thing I’ve always loved about Mercyhurst is the way that we celebrate diversity. The ability to celebrate our differences has always been a strength at Mercyhurst. One of the recent ways in which Mercyhurst has...

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