The Merciad

Politics of Mercyhurst

Mikael Drake, Contributing writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Politics surrounds us. It is present in family dynamics and the professional workplace. And yes, politics are even found here at our own Mercyhurst University. They exist in the offices here at Mercyhurst, I’m sure, as...

‘Tis the season for local elections

Logan Ford, Staff writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Election Day is less than a week away! Although the president isn’t up for election and it’s not midterms yet, Erie still has important decisions to make. If you’re registered at Mercyhurst, that means you get a...

Van Gogh’s art lives on in film

Lauren Rogus, Staff writer

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Most people have heard of the artist Vincent Van Gogh. He is most famous for his intense brush strokes in his painting and is remembered as the artist who cut off his ear. What most people do not know is that a movie, called...

Laker Vapor too slow

Anthony Miller, Staff writer

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Laker Vapor is awful. It’s slow, unreliable and often borderline unusable. I’m not the first student to say this. You have probably heard friends complain about it, and even the Merciad has previously printed opinion...

Halloween is an exciting holiday

Jordan Pendel, Staff writer

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. I may however, be a little biased, since my birthday is less than a week before it. The entire month of October feels like Halloween, in my opinion. Everything is spooky, houses...

Classes posted too late

Caitlyn Lear, New editor

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Every year, the school goes through the same process: classes are put online, people scramble to figure out their schedule before meeting with advisers, and then they schedule their courses. It seems like each year, the classes...

‘Blade Runner 2049’ fascinates student

Sam Peterson, Staff writer

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Blade Runner 2049” is the movie of the year, and I highly doubt the upcoming blockbusters of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Justice League” could ever surpass this film, and here’s why. Some brief background:...

Rock Out fizzles out

Amber Matha, Editor in chief

October 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Rock Out Erie has been a great community builder over the past summer. I found my first rock after coming back from my internship in Georgia when I went to Presque Isle State Park with a friend. It was not even originally...

Peaceful protest is good

Admir, Barucija

October 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Taking a knee during the national anthem is not and should not be considered outrageous by any means, as it is a subtle way of exercising First Amendment rights. Colin Kaepernick, former 49ers football player, just over a...

Respect the anthem

Michael Clevenger, Contributing writer

October 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Pretty much everyone can agree that the political climate of the past year has been tense. But no matter what happens, there should be a certain line that shouldn’t be acceptable to cross. This all started when Black...

Grading scale worries

Logan Ford, Staff writer

October 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Ever since I can remember what a grade was, my teachers have taught that 93 percent and up is an “A.” Imagine my surprise when some of my college professors explained on the very first day of freshman year that an “A”...

Roommates make or break the year

Marina Boyle, Staff writer

October 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Having a roommate is something that many of us can be apprehensive about at first. I remember receiving an email from my roommate a few weeks before school started and thinking that she sounded great, but I was skeptical of...

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