The Merciad

Registering to vote is your right

Anthony Miller, Opinion editor

September 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

You’ve likely heard the speech I’m about to give before. You might’ve heard it from your high school teachers, your college professors or even from your fellow students. Point is, you’re about to hear it again. Because...

Kavanaugh confirmation now hinges mostly on perception

Delvin Ergott, Staff writer

September 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The biggest controversy surrounding the White House this past week has been the sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. When his nomination was announced,...

What’s good about Hammermill Library

Sarah Klein, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The Hammermill Library is a great resource. Personally, I utilize the library frequently for homework because it is a space where I can focus and get a lot of work done. I like how there is a variety of spaces in the library...

In defense of pubs

Marina Boyle, Features editor

September 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Upon hearing that Mercyhurst would be building a pub for the student population on campus, I think I was just as taken aback by the level of anger from what seemed to be the entire student body. This anger was pointed directly...

Pub not a good idea

Anthony Miller, Opinion editor

September 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

One of the biggest Mercyhurst stories of last year was the announcement that Parkhurst was opening a pub on campus. This announcement was met with much scorn from the Mercyhurst community. As the opening of the pub draws...

Student hyped up for Hurst Day

Daniel Leonard, Staff writer

September 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again when we debate which day Hurst Day will fall on. Now, we wait in anticipation for the magical event that has become a classic campuswide tradition. For those of...

Ryan Hall is amazing

Shannon Gotham, Contributing writer

September 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

What is it like to live in Ryan Hall — the brand new suite-style residence hall on campus with a dining hall and convenience store inside its doors? Well, I have the wonderful opportunity to live in Ryan Hall, so I can tell...

New Cyber Lab excites student

Fez Ur-Rahman, Contributing writer

September 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Even with the construction of Ryan Hall bothering many nearby residents of Mercyhurst, it is nice to know that at least the construction of the Cyber Lab in the bottom floor of the library was worthwhile. The construction...

Summer closing

Daniel Leonard, Staff writer

April 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of year again. Many of us are bracing ourselves for the unavoidable collision between exam week and spring fever, but find a little comfort with summer being right around the corner. While some students look...

Millcreek is bringing a bat to a gun fight

Delvin Ergott, Staff writer

April 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Everyone knows that it’s foolish to bring a knife to a gunfight. But what if you brought a baseball bat instead? Well, in the wake of the recent shooting at Parkland, Millcreek School District decided to ask that very...

What is up with Trump and Russia

Anthony Miller, Opinion editor

April 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The Trump/Russia story is potentially the largest political scandal of the century so far. The basic gist of the scandal is that Trump and his campaign have been accused of colluding with the Russian government to win the...

Thoughts on all the renovations

Adam Williams, Contributing writer

April 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

If you have been anywhere near Mercyhurst recently, you may have noticed a bit of construction going on. That’s because Mercyhurst’s campus has been undergoing a flurry of construction and renovation since President Michael...

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