The Merciad

Ruic's final words

May 3, 2010

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So here it is, the moment of truth for so many within the Mercyhurst community. The seniors are off having their fun before finals kick in, and then they’ll be headed off into the real world or something like that. Pshaw, sa...

How quickly time flies

May 3, 2010

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I remember the beginning of the year like it was just yesterday. On the morning of Aug. 29, my family and I packed all of my things into our Toyota Tundra and made our way to Erie. (Yes, we needed a truck. I’m a girl with lots...

This I believe: It's nice to be nice

April 26, 2010

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I believe in the importance of manners in our modern society. In fact, I would even say that almost all social issues in a person’s world ultimately boils down to a lack of the understanding of social etiquette. I once had ...

Addressing tough issues head on

April 26, 2010

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Frantic, I called my best friend and asked what he was doing. When he replied with a simple 'nothing,' I asked him if he wanted to go to Egan with me. Thankfully, he said yes. As soon as we got there, we got our food and found...

Historical handshake causes stir

April 26, 2010

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There are times where it is difficult to find the precise topic I want to discuss on a weekly basis. Sometimes, I have got to dig through the entire week’s news material in order to find something intriguing enough that I ca...

Extreme upgraded needed at the REC

April 19, 2010

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After the girl at the desk swiped my card, I walked into the changing room and set my stuff down on one of the several benches. Then I took off my Converses and sweatpants, placed them in a locker and put my running shoes on...

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 ...

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