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God, free will and golden retrievers

February 1, 2010

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My good friend and colleague Penny Hanes is one of the several dog owners I join for lunch each day. She and her dog Gus hate people like me who walk their dogs off-leash in suburban neighborhoods. They have a point, but we di...

Bathroom bonding: Letting it all out

February 1, 2010

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Victoria Gricks Even though I had awakened an hour before, I still hadn’t gotten out of bed. I was just way too comfortable, and I couldn’t bring myself to leave the warmth of my blankets. I lay there for a while, staring at the magazine pictures on my wall....

Response to 'Why Blackout?' article

February 1, 2010

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While the Laker Spirit Club understands Mr. Baranowski’s question about the origin of the Blackout at the women’s hockey game against No. 4 Clarkson University on Jan. 15, and agrees that black is not one of the school co...

Living off campus not what it seems

February 1, 2010

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(EDITOR'S NOTE: When submitted to The Merciad, this article contained the name of the landlord firm the writer was criticizing. The Merciad staff considers it important to warn students about the downside of living off-campus. Ev...

Accepting and embracing others

January 25, 2010

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Victoria GricksIt was a typical Friday afternoon: Class just ended and I had a lot to do before leaving for Holiday Valley. Knowing that, I grabbed my things and rushed out of Hirt, because there was no time to waste. Walking slightly faster than usual, I made m...

Problems increase with student loans

January 25, 2010

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Thomas KubicaEver complain to a counselor about tuition hikes? The typical answer you get is: “You can just get a loan.” This type of thinking is hiking up rates horrendously. As unemployment rates continue to rise, they're rising particularly rapidly among ...

Hiding behind technology

January 25, 2010

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Jordan ZangaroThink about the big moments in your life, both good and bad. Think about your biggest mistake and when you finally had to tell someone. Or, think about when a beautiful girl or handsome boy that caught your eye and you wanted the chance to tal...

Victoria Gricks

January 20, 2010

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Thomas Kubica

January 20, 2010

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Devin Ruic

January 20, 2010

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Jordan Zangaro

January 20, 2010

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Memories to last a lifetime

January 18, 2010

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Jordan ZangaroI wrapped my scarf a little tighter to keep the wind off my chest and tucked my Tube pass back in my purse. I walked up the beautiful stone stairs that were covered with tourists and locals eating lunch and enjoying the beautiful sunshine. I p...

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