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Year in review: An editor’s sendoff

Sami Rapp, Former Editor-in-Chief

April 26

Filed under Opinion

Well Mercyhurst, it has been an interesting four years. I have seen a lot of changes happen—I guess that is only natural though, as different classes of students cycle in and out of this university. During my time at Mercyhurst,...

Teaching Excellence Award: All professors should be recognized

Mackenzie Burns, Staff Writer

April 19

Filed under Opinion

With all of the requests for nominations for the Teaching Excellence Award, we all have been thinking about our favorite professors. The award is meant to go to a professor who is engaging, challenging and who goes above and...

AIM, Merciad have positive impact

Mathew Jury, Staff Writer

April 19

Filed under Opinion

I have been writing for The Merciad for about a year, and I have noticed that I have ruffled some feathers with several of my opinion pieces. I will not apologize for the content as I enjoy writing bluntly about how I see things....

Letter to the editor: Offensive banner

Denise Kolivoski, Executive Director: NAMI

April 19

Filed under Opinion

Letter written in reponse to the “Laker Lunatics: The Asylum” banner in the MIC. It has been brought to the attention of concerned families and individuals at The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County ...

The art of dealing with Trump fans

Ryan Kushner, Opinion editor

April 12

Filed under Opinion

In today’s culture, there is certainly no shortage of things to worry about. ISIS… Ebola… My neighbor Tobey’s approval (why don’t you like me, Tobey?). However, a relatively new thing to worry about, and one that...

Student slumber parties not an issue

Amber Matha, Staff writer

April 12

Filed under Opinion

Not everyone on campus is Catholic. Not everyone on campus is even religious. The only person or entity that can tell people where they are destined to go in their afterlife, if they believe in one, is the god that they believe...

Student sleepovers: A problem

Mathew Jury, Staff writer

April 12

Filed under Opinion

As a Catholic institution, I had always assumed that all students in all living quarters were forbidden from allowing overnight visitors of the opposite sex. While I could discuss why a Catholic institution should not allow...

Letter to the editor: Senior class gift of ‘anchor’ a campus-wide decision

Sarah Gravante, Contributing writer

March 8

Filed under Opinion

I am a member of this year’s Senior Class Gift Committee.  On behalf of the committee, I would like to address a few of the complaints/issues that you [the Merciad] stated in your article, “Senior Class ‘anchor’ gift...

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