The Merciad

Letter to the Editor: Dropping the ball on health care coverage

March 29, 2010

Filed under Opinion

I was thoroughly shocked and disappointed when I picked up last week’s issue of the Merciad. Sunday, March 21, marked a day that will have an impact on the economic and political climate of this country for years, if not in...

Cell phone failure causes grief

March 29, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Victoria GricksAt the beginning of the year, I had to get a new cell phone. I know what you’re thinking – that isn’t a big deal because it happens to everyone. Well, you are mistaken, because it was a big deal. I had loved my Palm more than anything in t...

Why the drunk bus might stop

March 29, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Devin RuicThings beer bottles are not for: throwing at the EMTA drivers that take Mercyhurst students downtown every weekend. Talk about an ill-conceived plan. This past weekend, the worst in a series of incidents that have put Mercyhurst at odds with our EMTA pa...

Health care reform reaction

March 23, 2010

Filed under Opinion

Devin RuicA few weeks ago I proposed a different form of health care reform. Sunday night, almost at the stroke of midnight, the House Health Care Reform Bill passed by a margin of 219-212. This means that the proclaimed “historic” (and here comes the more co...

Optimism through struggle

March 22, 2010

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Jordan ZangaroI like to think I have a reputation of being an optimistic writer. Every week, I try to give the readers some glimmer of hope when trying to relate to the issues that most college students are dealing with daily. It is not always easy and I wa...

This I Believe: Hobbies relieve stress

March 22, 2010

Filed under Opinion

I believe in hobbies. I am writing this at a particularly stressful time. Finals are approaching and classes are struggling to wrap up before time runs out, and amid the chaos of countless assignments and essays I keep thinking to...

Crashing into the future

March 22, 2010

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion

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...

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