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Junk email and its annoyances

Caitlyn Lear, News editor

February 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Spam emails are the bane of most people’s existence. They fill up our inboxes with useless and unwanted ads or viruses. And even though most servers will have some sort of filtering for emails, so that the spam may...

Winter Olympics lacking diversity

Marina Boyle, Staff writer

February 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The Winter Olympics has come under a lot of fire this year for the lack of diversity among athletes. The higher numbers of white athletes is something that a lot of people choose to disregard because they feel as though it...

Olympics come with own set of problems

Quinn Gannon, Contributing writer

February 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The Olympics are something I always look forward to. It’s an interesting time of athletic feats and political relations with a dash of scandals mixed in. This year’s winter Olympics, held in PyeongChang, South Korea,...

Ashtine’s Day

Lauren Rogus, Staff writer

February 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Everyone knows that this Wednesday is Valentine’s Day, but does everyone know that this holiday is shared with a Christian holiday called Ash Wednesday? This marks the beginning of the 40 days of Lent. I, for one, as...

Super Bowl ads wow

Sam Peterson, Staff writer

February 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Two Sundays ago, the Super Bowl aired, and while I was invested in the fantastic high-flying game, I also found entertainment in the litany of commercials that seemed to interrupt every moment of play. A highlight of the advertisements...

Big changes at Mercyhurst

Daniel Leonard, Staff writer

February 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Recently experiencing numerous changes, the Mercyhurst community has welcomed new staff members, modifications in traditions and renovations in the campus itself. With new deans in both the Walker College of Business and the...

Valentine’s Day: A day of obligation

Quinn Gannon, Contributing writer

February 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It’s easy to write off people who hate Valentine’s Day as “bitter singles,” however that’s not the sole reason someone may not enjoy the holiday. This year will be my second Valentine’s Day in a relationship, and...

Valentine’s Day: Love is in the air

Amber Matha, Editor in chief

February 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Recently Valentine’s Day has come under fire because people feel that they have to be in a romantic relationship in order to celebrate the holiday. People also don’t like buying into the holiday, seeing it as a scam set...

I’m snow sorry, Erie

Bernard Garwig, Sports editor

February 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In the last issue, I asked where the snow was. I complained that we were being robbed of the winter weather. A couple weeks after my piece was published, Erie got its first real snow for the first time on Dec. 7, 2017. I...

New Year, new crowd

Sam Peterson, Staff writer

February 6, 2018

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As I walked down the narrow hallway leading out of the locker rooms in the Mercyhurst Rec Center, I finally found a word to describe the scent assaulting me. Salami. It smelled like rotten salami. All those years of sweat,...

Grammy’s bummer

Marina Boyle, Staff writer

February 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

New year, same old Grammys. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards were held at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, and you could not be blamed for feeling like it hadn’t changed in 60 years. I am someone who actually really gets...

Add/ drop time too short

Anthony Miller, Staff writer

February 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Last Monday was the final day students could drop a class from their schedules with no reprisal. If you want to drop a course now, you’ll have to go for the rest of your adult life with a “W” on your transcript that...

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