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Video: Army cadets prove their endurance

October 25, 2010

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Last Wednesday morning, Oct. 20, I set my alarm for 4:30 a.m. This would usually be an odd occurrence for me, as I have yet to see 4:30 a.m. unless I refuse to sleep the night before. However, with the allowance of the Pride of PA ROTC Battalion,...

Defending the arts

October 25, 2010

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As I read last week’s article on the varsity athletes’ new weight room, I found myself flashing back to high school. At Our Lady of Mercy in Rochester, N.Y., the arts were considered unworthy, left to dwindle away as the sp...

Ruined plans jeopardize night

October 24, 2010

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When I was finished helping my roommates decide what to wear, I figured I should start going through my own closet. I was still in sweatpants and a cutoff at that point, and I couldn’t go out looking like such a bum. I went th...

Changing perspectives

October 19, 2010

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Ever since the temperature dropped a few weeks ago, a horribly familiar phrase has crept back into our vernacular – ‘it is so cold.’ It should come as no surprise that at least one of those complaints comes from yours truly. M...

MyMail causes confusion

October 18, 2010

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I am not a person who enjoys change. I like things to stay the same so I don’t have to deal with getting used to something new. When it comes to computers, I always end up accidentally deleting something or freezing the scree...

Test-taking habits cause distress

October 4, 2010

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Now that we are bravely entering the wonderful world of midterms, I decided it was appropriate to complain about a favorite topic – tests and the pet peeves that go with them. Aside from the obvious question of ‘why do we h...

Video: Parkhurst needs improvements

October 4, 2010

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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

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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

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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...

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