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Smaller sports deserve school spirit

Marco Cicchino, Staff writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Let’s face it: Do folks on this campus have a serious bias towards the sports that generate the most revenue for the school and are by far the most popular on other campuses? How exactly does a football game bring 2,500...

Advising Day delights

Lauren Rogus, Staff writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

How did advising day go for all you Lakers? Many students think that Advising Day was so much easier than in prior years. Lea Moffatt, a junior Special Education and early Childhood Education double major, said, “I feel...

Commuter struggles with MU involvement

Sam Peterson, Staff writer

November 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When you’re living on campus, getting involved isn’t that big of a deal. You join a yoga club because you have nothing to do at 6 p.m. and why would you want to go back to a boring dorm? Maybe if you’re inclined...

2 cents on 10 cents

Anthony Miller, Staff writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Recently, the price of goods at the vending machines around campus have gone up. Some students are upset about this, and I believe those students are being ridiculous. The truth is that I don’t understand why people...

Some SAC/MAC events are a dissapointment

Rachel Hull, Contributing writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

One of the best things about Mercyhurst is how involved our students are. Most people are involved in at least one club or organization and are running from one event to the next. Some of my favorite events, along with...

New water bottle stations bring joy

Marina Boyle, Staff writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I once learned in an environmental studies class that there is an area in the Pacific Ocean about the size of Texas that is filled with empty plastic bottles. Yes, the entire state of Texas — just in bottles. That fact...

Politics of Mercyhurst

Mikael Drake, Contributing writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Politics surrounds us. It is present in family dynamics and the professional workplace. And yes, politics are even found here at our own Mercyhurst University. They exist in the offices here at Mercyhurst, I’m sure, as...

‘Tis the season for local elections

Logan Ford, Staff writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Election Day is less than a week away! Although the president isn’t up for election and it’s not midterms yet, Erie still has important decisions to make. If you’re registered at Mercyhurst, that means you get a...

Van Gogh’s art lives on in film

Lauren Rogus, Staff writer

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Most people have heard of the artist Vincent Van Gogh. He is most famous for his intense brush strokes in his painting and is remembered as the artist who cut off his ear. What most people do not know is that a movie, called...

Laker Vapor too slow

Anthony Miller, Staff writer

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Laker Vapor is awful. It’s slow, unreliable and often borderline unusable. I’m not the first student to say this. You have probably heard friends complain about it, and even the Merciad has previously printed opinion...

Halloween is an exciting holiday

Jordan Pendel, Staff writer

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. I may however, be a little biased, since my birthday is less than a week before it. The entire month of October feels like Halloween, in my opinion. Everything is spooky, houses...

Classes posted too late

Caitlyn Lear, New editor

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Every year, the school goes through the same process: classes are put online, people scramble to figure out their schedule before meeting with advisers, and then they schedule their courses. It seems like each year, the classes...

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