The Merciad

Housing change angers student

Aaron Qiao, Contributing writer

March 20, 2018

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On March 12, 2018, student life sent out an email to all students announcing their updated restriction on off-campus housing. I strongly disagree with their change of policy. In the email, Laura Zirkle, vice president...

Erie bridge incites racism

Amber Matha, Editor in chief

March 20, 2018

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On March 12, The New York Times ran an article on their front page about Erie. Unfortunately, it was not a positive piece. The online article is titled “In Erie, One City Block Is a Trek of Disrespect.” The subject matter...

St. Patrick’s Day needs more culture

Marina Boyle, Staff writer

March 20, 2018

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As an international student from Ireland, I was very excited to spend my first St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S. Ireland definitely lives up to its rambunctious, alcoholic-fueled stereotype on March 17, but there are also lots...

Printing not a big problem

Paul Cohen, Contributing writer

February 27, 2018

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There has been a great deal of annoyance regarding the printers, but this may not be as big an issue as people think. I, personally, have had very little trouble with them. The most trouble that I’ve ever had has been when...

Unity week a success

Anthony Miller, Staff writer

February 27, 2018

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One thing I’ve always loved about Mercyhurst is the way that we celebrate diversity. The ability to celebrate our differences has always been a strength at Mercyhurst. One of the recent ways in which Mercyhurst has...

Florida shooting sparks advocacy

Daniel Leonard, Staff writer

February 27, 2018

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Whether you graduated from high school recently or a while ago, you probably remember that high school is a time when a child’s focus should be on prom, college acceptance letters or plans after graduation. For the Parkland...

Spring break burdens students with work

Amber Matha, Editor in chief

February 27, 2018

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Do you have senioritis? Are you looking forward to spring break and basking in the warm Georgia sun? If you answered yes to any of these questions, don’t worry! Your course work is going to triple this week! My...

Breaks oddly spaced for March

Elizabeth Shewan, Staff writer

February 27, 2018

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It’s usually not like me to complain about getting breaks, but I can’t help but feel like our schedule for March is a little odd. I enjoy mid-semester break as much as anyone else, and I’m certainly looking forward to...

Campus paths

Anthony Miller, Staff writer

February 20, 2018

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This past winter has been an unusually brutal one, even for Erie. We’ve had snow, we’ve had rain and with those two come lots of ice. Mercyhurst’s response to this ice has been mixed at best. For most of the main...

Texting Tommy is right

Rebecca Dunphy, Staff writer

February 20, 2018

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At the end of every class, it’s a similar routine: The professor dismisses, students grab their stuff, and immediately phones are in hand. Who knows what could be missed during a single class? A snapchat, text, phone call...

Junk email and its annoyances

Caitlyn Lear, News editor

February 20, 2018

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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...

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