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Student discusses ideal Springfest experience

Cheyanne Crum, Staff writer

March 1

Filed under Opinion

When first hearing about Springfest last year as a freshman, I was super excited. Everyone made it sound like it was this big party in between classes with this awesome concert at the end of the night. I was slightly disappointed...

Senior Class ‘anchor’ gift idea sinks

Cheyanne Crum, Staff writer

March 1

Filed under Opinion

It was recently announced that the Class of 2016 would be leaving behind an anchor as their class gift, costing about $10,000. I don’t know about the rest of the school, but that is more money than I could even dream of having...

Student optimistic about new core at Mercyhurst

Amber Matha, Staff writer

February 23

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In the fall of 2013 Mercyhurst switched from a trimester academic calendar to a semester calendar with a J-term in January. Along with this switch, a new core was concocted that included seventeen classes. According to an article...

Victor handles cuts as humanely as possible

Ryan Kushner, Opinion editor

February 10

Filed under Opinion

There seems to be really no correct way to write this piece. How do you start? I figure that sometimes thoughtful pieces begin with a quote from a renowned philosopher, or maybe Michael Jackson. So I’ve been searching through...

Math Department not the only one in need of more space

Cheyanne Crum, Staff Writer

February 10

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While reading the J-term Merciad opinion regarding the Math Department’s “banishment” to the fourth floor of Old Main, I question whether or not the author has actually taken a math course while here at Mercyhurst. If he h...

One student’s response to faculty restructuring

Mathew Jury, Staff writer

February 7

Filed under Opinion

Too bad it has to come to this, but when I see how other schools are faring with budget issues, I consider ourselves lucky. Personally, I feel one way to alleviate our woes would be to hire more student workers. Why hire outsiders...

J-term deserves to be mourned

Catherine Rainey, News editor

January 20

Filed under Opinion

Christmas break is over. Students moan with dread over the thought of a fresh semester to match the fresh snowfall. They can smell the stress ahead. But wait — it’s only J-term! With hours of free time every day, the ability...

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