The Merciad

Construction frustrations

Paul Cohen, Contributing writer

September 26, 2017

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With the intense construction around the Briggs Apartments and Lewis Townhouses, the students have a lot to say about it. It is true that construction does cause some inconvenience, but it will hopefully benefit the students. Even...

New Intel cyber lab stirs up mixed feelings

Lauren Rogus, Contributing writer

September 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Announced earlier this year was the partnership between Mercyhurst and MCPc, a technology logistics company. This new partnership came with the announcement of a $1 million cyber security lab to be put in the lower level...

Pennywise leaves student stunned

Sam Peterson, Staff writer

September 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Pennywise the fantastic dancing clown certainly left an impression on me as I walked away from the theater. But what was that feeling exactly? I didn’t sense the evil Pennywise lurking under my bed, or irrationally fear...

Rock Out eases strife

Rebecca Dunphy, Staff writer

September 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It goes without saying that life can be stressful — sometimes work, school and social demands just seem to pile up into a never-ending mountain of despair. On days like this, it’s especially important to stop and smell...

Freshman year brings excitement

Ethan Wagner, Contributing writer

September 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It is said that there are only a few particularly major, life-altering decisions in life. Deciding on a college and a major is almost unanimously agreed upon as such a dramatic decision. Often, the college search process...

VIBE: INKED impresses student

Carlena Bressanelli, Staff writer

September 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Everyone expresses themselves in different ways, whether it is from hair color to clothing to room decor, and then there are some people in this world that express themselves with their body. Tattoos have been around for thousands...

Senior year causes misery and stress

Amber Matha, Editor in chief

September 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I have been told throughout my years at Mercyhurst that I should look forward to senior year because it is a year where I can “take it easy” or “relax.” I was told that this year would be the easiest of my college career....

Movies lack creativity

Logan Ford, Staff writer

September 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Quick! Name five movies that have come out in the past year, or will be coming out in 2018. Do you have them in your head? Good. Now, chances are that the movies you’re thinking of are sequels, prequels, reboots, interpretations...

‘Game of Thrones”: Fear is for the winter

Sam Peterson, Contributing writer

September 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Spoiler warning up through Season 7 of Game of Thrones* In the event you have been living under a rock, “Game of Thrones” is an HBO television series adapted from the incomplete “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels by George...

Snap Map and student privacy

Sam Peterson, Contributing writer

September 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Snapchat is a hip form of social media where users can send pictures of anything, from adorable puppies to morally questionable choices at parties. The user has the choice to share them with certain “friends,” or send it...

Student pleased over tobacco-free

Elizabeth Shewan, Staff writer

September 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I once stood outside the library, finishing a coffee before heading inside for class. I was not alone; there was another person there vaping. As we both stood there the wind changed directions, causing a cloying cloud of cotton-candy-flavored...

Parking spot troubles

Logan Ford, Staff writer

September 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Yet another song on my playlist started as I turned the corner of the McCauley parking lot for the fifth time. I remember looking down at my clock and realizing I had been driving around Mercyhurst’s winding roads for 20 minutes....

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