The Merciad

Halloween on campus

Paul Cohen, Contributing writer

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Does Mercyhurst University celebrate Halloween to a satisfactory extent? Well, there is no such thing as celebrating Halloween too much, whether you are a kid or an adult. But I would ultimately say that the answer to the...

Advising Day is a benefit for all

Megan Siegfried, Contributing writer

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The stress of scheduling is something all college students are forced to deal with. The anxiety becomes palpable around campus; everyone knows what horrid thing is soon to come. Advising Day acts as a little reprieve that...

Thank you for supporting us!

Lauren Packer Webster, Associate director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator

October 23, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Thank you to the students, staff, faculty, administration and alumni who supported Mercyhurst University with attendance at the 2018 Ice Breaker tournament! It was a momentous event for the city of Erie, our university and...

Match makes MU proud

Braeden Barnett, Contributing writer

October 23, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Though it was only the second game of the day, it was undoubtedly the biggest one. I am talking about the Mercyhurst vs. Notre Dame hockey game in the Ice Breaker tournament. For those who don’t know, the Ice Breaker tournament...

Why Halloween doesn’t excite me

Nick Mathur, Staff writer

October 23, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As the day quickly approaches, I would like to share my own thoughts on Halloween. Halloween is a beloved holiday that I have mixed emotions about. Don’t get me wrong, I really do enjoy Halloween, just not as much as I...

In opposition to iMU

Owen Roberts, Contributing writer

October 23, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As the first mini classes finally come to a close, so does the Class of 2022’s first experience with iMU. iMU sets out to teach us about the extensive heritage and traditions of Mercyhurst University. The course is also...

In support of iMU

Thomas Hynes, Contributing writer

October 23, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The first half-semester of the 2018 school year is now over, which means that iMU is also coming to an end for the current freshmen. Each freshman’s experience with the course has been unique depending on their Laker Leader...

A wet, but very successful Hurst Day

Lauren Abbott, Editor-in-chief

October 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

We no longer have to hold our breath and hope and pray for tomorrow to be Hurst Day — it finally arrived! I think I’m safe in assuming that Hurst Day surprised most of campus by being the Monday before Fall Break. I...

Student praises study abroad trip

Erin Almeter, Contributing writer

October 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As scheduling for the new semester is right around the corner, I wanted to offer my advice to students considering studying abroad. I know it can seem like an intimidating experience from the outside, but I highly encourage...

DiNicola, Kelly debate a letdown

Anthony Miller, Opinion editor

October 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 8, the two major candidates for Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District race came to Mercyhurst University to debate. Republican Mike Kelly and Democrat Ron DiNicola faced off in an hour-long debate in the Performing...

Homecoming great for all

Lauren Abbott, Editor in chief

September 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Homecoming was a great experience this year, and personally, was the best Homecoming I’ve been to so far. To start, the weather this year was gorgeous. Last year, Homecoming was fun, but it was dampened a bit by the cold...

‘The Nun’ thrilling, not terrifying

Paul Cohen, Staff writer

September 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I have, since the fall of 2015 when I mastered “Insidious: Chapter 2,” been a big fan at mastering the scariest movies that have been produced. Many of these films have failed to scare me to a satisfactory degree. I’m...

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