The Merciad

Excited for renovations

Nash Greeven, Contributing writer

February 19, 2019

Recently, Mercyhurst University announced a $9.5 million campaign to improve sports facilities on campus. A $9.5 million campaign for a sports facility? What can I say but that I’m thrilled! This is going to be a benefit...

Why Mercyhurst needs a club to support survivors

Jordan Kessler, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

I have felt very strongly about the topic of this article for a while now. Many people I know, including myself, have been victims of sexual assault or other assaults. It is important to talk about these things and what...

Grammy letdown

Marina Boyle, Features editor

February 13, 2019

The annual Grammy Awards were held this Sunday for the 61st year running to celebrate achievements and success in music. I watched the awards from Ryan Hall with my roommates, and I have to say that I was a little underwhelmed...

Recent winter weather leaves me — well, cold

Lauren Abbott, Editor in chief

February 13, 2019

As we move further into February, and the Erie weather finally decides what temperature range it should stay in, I can’t help but feel bored and annoyed at being stuck inside during gross weather. Yes, I know that the snow...

Springfest artist a dream come true

Katy Vaccariello, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

The announcement has been made, and I couldn’t be more excited. This year’s Springfest artist is the ultimate throwback to my childhood. The throwback artist is Jesse McCartney. I can remember the moments of my childhood...

Should Mercyhurst have closed for cold?

Paul Cohen, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, Mercyhurst University closed for two days, a Wednesday and a Thursday, due to cold weather. There has been a lot of people debating whether or not this was the right thing to do. I do think that it...

What to renovate in Hammermill

Anthony Miller, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2019

Recently, it was announced that Hammermill Library will be receiving a set of renovations in the summer of 2019. It is the latest in a series of renovations that have been hitting the campus one after another since President...

Student offers thoughts on recent government shutdown

Donny Bryant, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

For approximately 35 days, President Donald Trump shut down the government over a financial battle for border security. Around 800,000 federal employees all over the United States of America were forced to go to work without...

Pats win once again at Super Bowl LIII

Ruairidh Fraser, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2019

Well, the Patriots won once again. In what turned out to be a rather dull affair in what was promised to be a battle between the new and old, Tom Brady and company successfully won another Super Bowl. The game never really...

Cash 4 Books disappointing

Anthony Miller, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2019

Last semester, I decided to try out the Mercyhurst Bookstore’s Cash 4 Books program. For those who don’t know, Cash 4 Books is a program where you can return the books you’ve bought from the bookstore for money. I...

Student shares extensive thoughts on his experiences over winter break

Paul Cohen, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

Everybody I know loves winter break. It gives us time off from our schoolwork, and gives us time to connect with family and friends over great food. In particular, my winter break experience this year was wonderful. When...

Travel abroad is enlightening

Jordan Kessler, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2019

I often hear students ask if taking a trip abroad is worth it. I can safely say that it’s one of the best things that a student at Mercyhurst can do. This past winter break, I went on the trip of a lifetime to Ireland. I...

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