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Crashing into the future

March 22, 2010

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Victoria GricksIt was the Friday night before Parents Weekend, and my friends and I were in search of something to do. After walking around campus for a while with no such luck, we bumped into another friend. After a little bit of talking, we discovered that he...

Letter to the Editor: Importance in health care awareness

March 22, 2010

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The discussion on health care reform is everywhere in the media. On any news program or Website you can find a story or an opinion piece giving us the newest information on health care as it comes out of Congress. Some say we sh...

Slamming the brakes on overthinking

March 15, 2010

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Jordan ZangaroI went to the bank and my car was fine. I went to the gym and my car was fine. I went to the PAC and my car was fine. I left the PAC and my car was definitely not fine. For no reason at all, my car started to make an alarming, grinding sound. ...

The Importance of experiencing new things

March 15, 2010

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Victoria GricksIt was the Thursday night after we got back from spring break, and for the first time ever, I was hanging out in McAuley. Before you start ragging on me, you should understand one thing: I live in Warde, and ‘the palace’ beats ‘the projects...

Embarrassed by lack of school spirit

March 15, 2010

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Devin RuicFor those of us who regularly attend Mercyhurst sporting events, in particular hockey games, this year has been more than a little disappointing. Not because of our teams, and all that can be said of the men’s team is that they tried their hardest an...

This I Believe: Love what you do

March 9, 2010

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I believe in loving your job. Recently, I was volunteering at the House of Mercy Christmas store wrapping gifts for the neighborhood children. As I work, I usually ask the children their name and what grade they are in. Th...

Lessons through break up

March 9, 2010

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Even though it happened a few months ago, I remember everything perfectly. I was working out at the gym, trying to calm down from arguing with my then-current boyfriend. I tried to ignore my phone so that I could cool off for a...

Arguing for new health care reform

March 9, 2010

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Day after day, we here about President Obama’s crusade to fix the health care system in the U.S. This is a subject I’ve written about before, and I’ve criticized the ideas put forth by the Democratic-controlled Congress an...

Everything I need to know I learned in elementary school

February 8, 2010

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Jordan Zangaro This past week, members of the Merciad, including myself, started to work with elementary school students at Lincoln Elementary hoping to start their own school newspaper. In all honesty, I was nervous, and I found that a little odd consider...

Finding a balance between school and personal life

February 8, 2010

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Victoria Gricks After taking a deep breath and zipping my coat as high as possible, I pushed the door open and held it for my friend. I wished I could stay inside a little longer to keep warm, but I was starving. Stepping outside, I noticed that the temperature ...

Don't ask and don't tell: Homosexuals in the U.S. military

February 8, 2010

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Devin RuicI entirely, wholeheartedly, unequivocally agree with President Barack Obama, and I think I just heard a few people’s heads explode from my apartment. Sorry to disappoint – but a 2008 Washington Post poll found that 66 percent of so-called conservat...

Disgusted by plastic surgery addict

February 1, 2010

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Jordan Zangaro Confidence is a tricky thing, but when you have it — you have everything. How far should you go to solidify your reassurance in yourself? Heidi Montag Pratt, from the TV show "The Hills," thinks the answer to that question is 'by any means...

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