The Merciad

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

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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

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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...

Sports unite fans

September 13, 2010

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As I’m sitting here writing this article, I’m doing one of my favorite things: watching the Steelers. I’m sure there are many other people who are watching their teams play on Sunday afternoons, but I, of course, feel li...

Chicken threatens mealtime

September 7, 2010

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“Why did I even offer to do this?” I muttered to myself. I was in the process of cooking chicken parmesan for my brother, cousin, and roommate – something I had never tried to do before. Truth be told, the most difficult...

Crossing the language barrier

September 7, 2010

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I’m sure this scene is familiar: while shopping in Walmart, there is a group of Hispanics speaking Spanish, and you can’t understand them at all. So, do you get angry and ask yourself why they are in America if they can...

Mosque battle confounding

September 7, 2010

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What good is the Bill of Rights? Or, more specifically, what good is the First Amendment, since many people seem content to ignore one of its earliest and clearest tenets: Citizens of the United States of America have the right to...

Final thoughts and advice for the future

May 3, 2010

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Reality is setting in. The end is right around the corner. As I sit down to write my last column to ever be featured in the Merciad, it is difficult to come up with the right words to say and the right message to leave. As a journal...

Clarification for ROTC article

May 3, 2010

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My article last week has apparently stirred some pots that wished not to be stirred. This was indeed the intent of the article, and there is not one sentence I would revoke or modify. It should, however, be noted that my writings re...

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