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Video: Parkhurst needs improvements

October 4, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Have you eaten at Egan this year? If the answer is ‘yes,’ I’m sorry, because the quality of the food has deteriorated. Last year, when Parkhurst started managing the cafeteria, the dining experience was quite enjoyable. Egan was ...

Letter to the editor

October 4, 2010

Filed under Opinion

I would first like to apologize for the inconveniences experienced by Ms. Vogtle during her experiences here at Mercyhurst. However, I cannot sympathize with her situation due to the fact I have found many of the departments he...

October raises awareness

October 4, 2010

Filed under Opinion

When I was in second grade, my mother took me aside and said she had some bad news – she had breast cancer. Afterward, all I remember is being very confused and not knowing what would happen to her. She had chemotherapy fo...

Tasers remain an issue

September 27, 2010

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It is painfully more obvious than a Taser shot that many people do not understand the realities behind Taser usage and the purposes behind it. Last week, Kathleen Vogtle wrote that "Tasers have become highly controversial, as t...

Hours create problems

September 27, 2010

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In my three years at Mercyhurst College, I’ve heard many people say the exact same thing – they love everything about the school, except for the inaccessibility of some departments. Nearly every office has come under the same ...

Turning flaws into strengths

September 27, 2010

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I did something this week that was kind of a big deal: I declared my major. I’m a sophomore, and I have known that I wanted to be an English major since I started here freshman year. So, you may be wondering why it has taken...

Tasers are unnecessary for a safe campus

September 21, 2010

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As students, we’ve been told since the start of our application process how safe Mercyhurst College is. What message will be sent, then, if Police & Safety officers are permitted to carry Tasers on campus? For clarification purpo...

Administration deserves thanks

September 19, 2010

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Before returning to Mercyhurst this year, I was pretty nervous about my living arrangements. I was supposed to live in the Highland Square Apartments, but I had heard horror stories about the residence and had seen pictures to...

Splurging for quality products

September 19, 2010

Filed under Opinion

When a 19-year-old girl goes to the mall on a Friday night, she generally has one thing on her mind: shopping. More often than not, I’m the same way. This past Friday was different – my brain was on ‘homework mode.’ Arme...

Stepping outside comfort zone

September 13, 2010

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As soon as I set eyes upon the building, my stomach dropped and all adventurous feelings left me entirely. For some reason, the image I had had in my mind did not match the reality. The windows were tinted so much so that I co...

Political beliefs remain strong

September 13, 2010

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Last Saturday, our country remembered and mourned the loss of 3,000 countrymen and women. No one among us cannot remember where they were, who they were with, and what they felt that day. However, with nine years separating us f...

Money allocation upsets upperclassman

September 13, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Think back to your junior year of high school, or more specifically, that time when you were searching for colleges. I think I can say with absolute certainty that one of the foremost concerns on everybody’s mind, one with th...

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