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Mini-mester term should be improved

Cheyanne Crum, Features editor

October 18, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In the winter, Mercyhurst’s campus looks like Hogwarts, blanketed in snow. It is the perfect school to offer a Harry Potter-themed class and that was actually an option this year with the mini-mester classes. This Harry Potter...

Upperclassmen should have their own version of C-Store

Casey Montana, Contributing writer

October 4, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We all have fond memories of freshman year here at Mercyhurst and for many of us, a lot of those memories were based in Warde Hall. Warde Hall is still new and has more amenities, like the C-Store, than the other residence...

Sports game etiquette is a necessity

Leighann Sallick, Contributing writer

October 4, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Picture this. You are at one of the best football games you have ever attended in your life. It is the fourth quarter, a few seconds are left and the game is too close to call. Either your team will keep staying in the lead,...

Dining Dollars and Bonus Bucks should follow in Gannon’s footsteps

Miranda Miller, Copy editor

October 4, 2016

Filed under Opinion

As a senior, life gets busier and more complex. Not only do I need to keep track of school projects and papers (with varying degrees of success), but I need to keep track of when grad school applications are due. Am I going...

School spirit is less than desired

Lauren Abbott, Contributing writer

September 27, 2016

Filed under Opinion

It’s finally football season! And with football season comes home games, fans and cheering. Sept. 17 kicked off our first home game of the season against East Stroudsburg University, and it advertised to be quite an exciting...

Third-party candidate should debate

Logan Ford, Contributing writer

September 27, 2016

Filed under Opinion

There have been more things abnormal about this election than in any other in recent history, maybe even ever. This coming November, in less than two months, United States citizens will be tasked with voting between two immensely...

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...

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