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Administrative zeal for ROTC questioned

April 19, 2010

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Do you know what abseiling is? I did not either, until the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) of Mercyhurst College asked me to join them for their Field Training Exercise (FTX) on April 10. As it turns out, abseiling is th...

This I Believe: Healthy life full of laughter

April 12, 2010

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I believe in laughter. I believe a good joke or funny story at least once a day that makes me laugh a little is a wonderful daily vitamin. It has been said that laughter is the best medicine, and I have certainly used it as...

Terrorists in Moscow: Who are the heroes?

April 12, 2010

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There are nearly 40 people dead in Moscow who ought not to be dead. They were innocent civilians and government workers, simply going about their days when they were maliciously cut down by extremists looking to make a point. Th...

Grateful for throw-away bowls

April 12, 2010

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Like usual, I walked back to my room once I was done with work. I thought I would be able to relax for a little bit, but as soon as I took a step inside, my roommate told me she wanted to go to Egan. And being the nice person th...

The Merciad responds to criticism

March 30, 2010

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The Merciad staff appreciates Mr. Summy’s concerns and shares his belief that health care is a vital issue of our time. It was not covered more fully in last week’s issue because we attempt to focus our coverage toward on...

Job opportunity sheds uplifting light

March 29, 2010

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Jordan ZangaroI am sitting at my computer shaking. My hands are sweating, my head is hurting and time is quickly passing as the moment I have been waiting for is just around the corner. I barely slept at all last night as I mentally obsessed over my first ...

Letter to the Editor: Dropping the ball on health care coverage

March 29, 2010

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I was thoroughly shocked and disappointed when I picked up last week’s issue of the Merciad. Sunday, March 21, marked a day that will have an impact on the economic and political climate of this country for years, if not in...

Cell phone failure causes grief

March 29, 2010

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Victoria GricksAt the beginning of the year, I had to get a new cell phone. I know what you’re thinking – that isn’t a big deal because it happens to everyone. Well, you are mistaken, because it was a big deal. I had loved my Palm more than anything in t...

Why the drunk bus might stop

March 29, 2010

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Devin RuicThings beer bottles are not for: throwing at the EMTA drivers that take Mercyhurst students downtown every weekend. Talk about an ill-conceived plan. This past weekend, the worst in a series of incidents that have put Mercyhurst at odds with our EMTA pa...

Health care reform reaction

March 23, 2010

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Devin RuicA few weeks ago I proposed a different form of health care reform. Sunday night, almost at the stroke of midnight, the House Health Care Reform Bill passed by a margin of 219-212. This means that the proclaimed “historic” (and here comes the more co...

Optimism through struggle

March 22, 2010

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Jordan ZangaroI like to think I have a reputation of being an optimistic writer. Every week, I try to give the readers some glimmer of hope when trying to relate to the issues that most college students are dealing with daily. It is not always easy and I wa...

This I Believe: Hobbies relieve stress

March 22, 2010

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I believe in hobbies. I am writing this at a particularly stressful time. Finals are approaching and classes are struggling to wrap up before time runs out, and amid the chaos of countless assignments and essays I keep thinking to...

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