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Hillary or Trump: Who’s better?

Casey Montana, Contributing writer

September 27, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Now that election season is right around the corner and the slanderous commercials are in full swing, America has one of the biggest decisions to make this coming November. After a year full of debates and shocking news footage...

Hurst Day is great for school spirit

Phoebe Nguyen, Staff writer

September 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Hurst Day, one the most favorite traditions of all Mercyhurst students, took place on Sept. 12, with the excitement of the entire community. After a thrilling success last year, the students hold a lot of expectations for Hurst...

JonBenét Ramsey case discussed

Amber Matha, Opinion editor

September 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Twenty years ago, 6-year-old JonBenét Ramsey was murdered in the Ramsey family home in Boulder, Colorado.  Her case has never been solved despite high media coverage, even after all of this time. On Sept. 18, the two-part...

Grotto Commons changes not as mind-blowing as they seem

Mathew Jury, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This past summer, the school carried out a $3 million remodeling of Egan Dining Hall, with its grand opening on Aug. 20. Upon viewing the new Grotto Commons Dining Hall, many upperclassmen were shocked at how things had changed....

Mailbox assignments: A rocky start

Melanie Todd, Staff writer

September 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

This year, like any other, we scour the internet for the cheapest prices possible for the long lists of textbooks that we need to buy. While students are on the prowl for the best deals, the mailroom staff prepares for a battle...

Views on The Grotto Commons: Upperclassmen

Casey Montana, Contributing writer

September 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

At the end of last year, it was announced the Egan Dining Hall was going to undergo major renovation and as a returning student, I found that there are many positives and negatives to the new Grotto Commons. Every ’Hurst...

Views on The Grotto Commons: Underclassmen

Lauren Abbott, Contributing writer

September 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Knowing that the dining hall would be newly renovated when I arrived on campus for the first time was really exciting for me as a freshman. Now I don’t know too much about the old Egan Dining Hall, but I can say that I am...

Shorter class times a bust

Miranda Miller, Copy editor

September 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I came to Mercyhurst three years ago with the intention to leave with the best liberal arts education the ’Hurst had to offer, which is nothing to scoff at. Our professors are deeply passionate about their students’ success...

Warde triples: Triple the fun

Lauren Abbott, Contributing writer

September 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Three roommates. Triple the fun, or triple the trouble? When I first found out I was in a triple room my first thought was that we were going to be squished into a room together.  As an Intelligence Studies major I was apprehensive...

Letter to the Editor: More ‘Hurst athletic teams deserve recognition

May 12, 2016

Filed under Opinion

My name is August Mizia and I am writing on behalf of your The Merciad publication on Wednesday April 27, 2016. The article I’d like to bring to attention is titled “Ups and downs of the 2015-16 Lakers athletics” by Marco...

#HurstIsHome now and always

Catherine Rainey, Managing Editor

April 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion

As a Mercyhurst student, I have a lot that I could gripe and moan about. My department is down to two professors. There are no classes in my concentration being offered next semester, and even when they will be offered next...

Year in review: An editor’s sendoff

Sami Rapp, Former Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2016

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,...

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