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Theft around 'Mercy World' causes concern

December 7, 2009

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This past weekend, a good friend of mine had his coat stolen from a party. In complete shock in disbelief, he is now walking through the bitter cold of Erie in just a fleece. When referring back to the situation, he has repeatedly sa...

Furious and fed up with spoiled students

November 2, 2009

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It’s been two months since Parkhurst came to Mercyhurst and I’ve had enough. Not of Parkhurst, but of the students. People have noticed they can leave comments about the cafeteria and the posted comments clearly show how sp...

Countries get away with 'accidental' invasions

November 2, 2009

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There are countries on this planet that could get away with the political equivalent of murder, and then there are others that, very simply, must tip-toe through the daisies with the international community for fear of irking so...

Studying pays off

November 2, 2009

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Knowing that I couldn’t put it off any longer, I grudgingly walked over to the shelving unit where I keep all of my magazines and course books. With a loud sigh, I sat down in front of them. As I began to extend my arm to...

Staying healthy in workaholic environment

November 2, 2009

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Starting my freshman year, I had an obsession to excel in my academics. I became a perfectionist to the point of destroying my health. My close friends and family will tell you that I spun out of control and that my grade point av...

Thomas Kubica

October 27, 2009

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Judge Napolitano speaks at campaign earlier this month at Liberty's Northeast Regional Conference.

Thomas Kubica

October 27, 2009

Filed under Opinion

A Regional Coordinators from Pa. gives an introduction before the premiere of "For Liberty" at the Liberty convention earlier this month.

Outrage over changes in Egan Dining Hall and Laker Inn

October 25, 2009

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A new ruling enacted earlier this month regarding board equivalency at the Laker was passed by … well, no one really knows whom. Apparently the dining hall can do whatever they want. I’m a little biased because I already h...

Bullying still exists in college cafeteria

October 19, 2009

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As I dressed in my grade school uniform, I tried to drown out the “first day of school” lecture my mother gave annually. “Smile, sit in the front row, make sure your dress isn’t tucked into your underwear when you leave th...

'Hurst freshman finds out that size matters

October 19, 2009

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After walking for what seemed like an eternity, I stopped dead in my tracks, dumbfounded by what I saw. “Wow,” I whispered as I craned my neck toward the sky, gawking at the towering building. Although I heard my name b...

Swine flu can't be avoided

October 19, 2009

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Now, all of us who live on campus received notifications about how to avoid contracting the H1N1 Virus. I’d be willing to bet the students on other campuses in the area, particularly Penn State Behrend, received a lot of le...

Feeling hopeful after Liberty convention

October 19, 2009

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A few weeks ago, I attended the Campaign for Liberty’s Northeast Regional Conference in Valley Forge. I was on the ropes for quite some time about going and signed up at what was essentially the last minute. Looking back, I c...

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