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Senior year causes misery and stress

Amber Matha, Editor in chief

September 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I have been told throughout my years at Mercyhurst that I should look forward to senior year because it is a year where I can “take it easy” or “relax.” I was told that this year would be the easiest of my college career....

Movies lack creativity

Logan Ford, Staff writer

September 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Quick! Name five movies that have come out in the past year, or will be coming out in 2018. Do you have them in your head? Good. Now, chances are that the movies you’re thinking of are sequels, prequels, reboots, interpretations...

‘Game of Thrones”: Fear is for the winter

Sam Peterson, Contributing writer

September 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Spoiler warning up through Season 7 of Game of Thrones* In the event you have been living under a rock, “Game of Thrones” is an HBO television series adapted from the incomplete “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels by George...

Snap Map and student privacy

Sam Peterson, Contributing writer

September 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Snapchat is a hip form of social media where users can send pictures of anything, from adorable puppies to morally questionable choices at parties. The user has the choice to share them with certain “friends,” or send it...

Student pleased over tobacco-free

Elizabeth Shewan, Staff writer

September 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I once stood outside the library, finishing a coffee before heading inside for class. I was not alone; there was another person there vaping. As we both stood there the wind changed directions, causing a cloying cloud of cotton-candy-flavored...

Parking spot troubles

Logan Ford, Staff writer

September 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Yet another song on my playlist started as I turned the corner of the McCauley parking lot for the fifth time. I remember looking down at my clock and realizing I had been driving around Mercyhurst’s winding roads for 20 minutes....

Mercy overcomes after Hurricane Irma

Ethan Wagner, Contributing writer

September 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It often seems in this world of ups and downs, trials and tribulations, successes and failures, that whenever we experience events of mass destruction and devastation so too do we see acts of kindness, humility and selflessness. The...

Letter to the Editor: Student voting

Liz Allen, Erie City Council Candidate

April 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Looking through old photos recently, I found an envelope with a November 1970 Milwaukee postmark. I don’t know what happened to the letter I had sent from Marquette University to my family in Erie, but I had written on the...

From freshman to senior: A reflection about ’Hurst

Mathew Jury, Staff writer

April 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Well, here it is. I graduate in less than a month from what has been my home away from home for the last four years. Where has the time gone? Where will I go now? Will I really miss the ’Hurst or will I be too busy in graduate...

Facebook Live is an important tool

Amber Matha, Opinion editor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

On Easter Sunday, Steve Stephens of Cleveland, Ohio posted a Facebook video of him shooting and killing a 74-year-old man while he was walking home from his Easter meal. This was followed by a Live stream of him talking about...

How Easter should be celebrated

Caitlyn Lear, News editor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

  Bunnies do not lay eggs. Most of us probably remember running around as children, collecting dyed eggs or plastic ones filled with candy or small toys. Our parents dressed us in pastel greens, pinks and yellows. If...

Student Planning software eases scheduling headaches

Lauren Abbott, Staff writer

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

This semester, seven majors got to be a part of a pilot program to test out the new student registration system before it is rolled out for the entire university in the fall. This system, Student Planning, will completely replace...

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