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Emotional start for ‘The Walking Dead’

Leighann Sallick, Contributing writer

November 1

Filed under Opinion

Get out your tissues. Gather around the television. Hold your friends’ and families’ hands. If you have not watched the premiere of the Season 7 of “The Walking Dead”, then you will understand why after reading this. Warning,...

Reaction to ‘SNL’ presidential debates

Jordan Pendel, Staff writer

November 1

Filed under Opinion

“Saturday Night Live,” “SNL,” I am sure you’ve heard of it. If you have not, it is a compilation of live comedy sketches. Typically, there’s a famous host for the night that joins in on sketches, and a musical guest...

Parking on campus is a challenge

Caitlyn Lear, Staff writer

October 25

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every student knows the feeling of trying to find that last open parking spot in the morning before classes,  weaving through every aisle until the treasured spot is found. Then you check the clock and realized you have less...

Advising Day is a gift for freshmen

Lauren Abbott, Staff writer

October 25

Filed under Opinion

November 1 is Advising Day. This is the first year that there is going to be an entire day set aside just for advising, but what does this mean for students, specifically freshmen? As a freshman this is the first time that...

Living green in Green and Blue Nation

Sarah Miller, Contributing writer

October 25

Filed under Opinion

Of the many obstacles aggrieving our world today, none is more urgent than humanity’s incessant demands on the Earth’s resources. Though saving the environment always ranks high on surveys and polls—proof of our recognition...

Montreal pit bull ban unjust and cruel

Sarah Miller, Contributing writer

October 18

Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 27, Montreal’s city managers signed a death warrant for thousands of dogs in response to the mauling and death of 55-year-old Christiane Vadnais in June.  Officers shot and killed the animal, which they described as...

Voting Catholic: Exploring the VPs

Mathew Jury, Staff writer

October 18

Filed under Opinion

In the upcoming 2016 presidential election, we all know that our two major candidates are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Out of frustration with both of them, many people I know are suggesting ideas such as voting for Libertarian...

Mini-mester term should be improved

Cheyanne Crum, Features editor

October 18

Filed under Opinion

In the winter, Mercyhurst’s campus looks like Hogwarts, blanketed in snow. It is the perfect school to offer a Harry Potter-themed class and that was actually an option this year with the mini-mester classes. This Harry Potter...

Upperclassmen should have their own version of C-Store

Casey Montana, Contributing writer

October 4

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We all have fond memories of freshman year here at Mercyhurst and for many of us, a lot of those memories were based in Warde Hall. Warde Hall is still new and has more amenities, like the C-Store, than the other residence...

Sports game etiquette is a necessity

Leighann Sallick, Contributing writer

October 4

Filed under Opinion

Picture this. You are at one of the best football games you have ever attended in your life. It is the fourth quarter, a few seconds are left and the game is too close to call. Either your team will keep staying in the lead,...

Dining Dollars and Bonus Bucks should follow in Gannon’s footsteps

Miranda Miller, Copy editor

October 4

Filed under Opinion

As a senior, life gets busier and more complex. Not only do I need to keep track of school projects and papers (with varying degrees of success), but I need to keep track of when grad school applications are due. Am I going...

School spirit is less than desired

Lauren Abbott, Contributing writer

September 27

Filed under Opinion

It’s finally football season! And with football season comes home games, fans and cheering. Sept. 17 kicked off our first home game of the season against East Stroudsburg University, and it advertised to be quite an exciting...

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