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Valentine’s Day not a holiday either

Caitlyn Lear, News editor

February 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Valentine’s Day has come and gone again.  For those lucky enough to have loved ones or to have the chance to be around them, it was a great day.  For others, it was another night spent alone, binge watching sad love stories. For...

Letter to the Editor: Greek life on campus in the works

Jeremy Hanford, Contributing writer

February 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Since the beginning of my freshman year, I have had the desire to revolutionize Mercyhurst University by being a part of the first group to bring Greek life to campus. My dreams and ambitions of leaving a lasting legacy here at...

Netflix review: An overt opinion

Elizabeth Shewan, Staff writer

February 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Overt is a word which here means bravely and publicly stated, for which the humble journalist should not be subjected to ridicule. The Netflix original series “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” premiered...

Groundhog Day, not real holiday

Caitlyn Lear, News writer

February 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When we were younger, we begged our parents to tell us when we could wear shorts again, when sports would start and when the sun would start staying out past five at night.  They would tell us that the groundhog, the most famous...

School spirit is better than student recently expected

Lauren Abbott, Staff writer

February 7, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As the weather gets colder and more and more snow seems to appear every day, it can seem hard to find fun and enjoyable things to do on campus until the sun shows up again.  Going to sporting events always seem to be a student...

Excitement for student-run radio

Amber Matha, Opinion editor

January 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Every Tuesday night, while the editors of The Merciad are slaving away all night to put together the pages for printing, I tune into 91.7 The Ville radio online. The Ville is the student-run radio station for Millersville University,...

Reading room sparks interest

Lauren Abbott, Staff writer

January 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation of Pittsburgh, Mercyhurst intends to construct the Ridge Reading Room and Gallery in the Hammermill Library. This reading room will house the collection of Thomas...

Trump presidency prompts promise and concerns

Mathew Jury, Staff writer

January 31, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Well, it is official. Donald J. Trump is the new U.S. president. To some, he is the perfect leader to “Make America Great Again.” To others, he is perceived as a threat to human rights worldwide and will plunge us into...

Celebrating Christmas using Catholic traditions

Mathew Jury, Staff writer

November 29, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

That time of year is coming again.  After finals, we will be gearing up for the most wonderful time of the year, which is, of course, Christmas. Christmas, or as I shall say, “Christ’s Mass,” is the yearly celebration...

Higher prices, smaller portions

Caitlyn Lear, News writer

November 29, 2016

Filed under Opinion

For my first two years at Mercyhurst, I could pretty much count on the same prices and large portion sizes in the Laker.  My burrito bowl was always overflowing out of the to-go containers.  The bun of my sandwich could never...

‘Gilmore Girls’ makes a comeback

Jordan Pendel, Staff writer

November 29, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Gilmore Girls has been on my Netflix “to-watch” list for a long time, and my friends have always mentioned how I would love the series. When I heard they were making a four-episode revival I knew it was finally time to start...

Mercyhurst campus would benefit from being smoke free

Caitlyn Lear, Staff writer

November 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We all know the downfalls of smoking and how it affects our health.  Between asthma and lung cancer, the health outcomes can be pretty severe.  Yet there are many people on campus who continue to smoke anyway. According to...

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