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Student examines concept of ‘Mercy’ at Mercyhurst

Mathew Jury, Staff Writer

January 20

Filed under Opinion

As we begin the New Year, I believe that we all need to reflect on the aspects of life that bring us together. Perhaps one of the most binding to us, in particular as students of Mercyhurst University, is the founding virtue:...

Cell phone use should not be banned from classroom

Amber Matha, Staff writer

November 17

Filed under Opinion

A growing issue in today’s classrooms is the use of technology by the student body. Cell phones have become commonplace on campus, basically everyone owns one. Students feel the need to be so linked to the world that some...

Online courses at MU prove to be a student’s dream come true

Colleen Niebauer, Staff writer

November 17

Filed under Opinion

Imagine you are in a classroom, only the chairs are much comfier and you aren’t afraid to eat ramen or drink hot tea in the middle of class. In this classroom, you are unashamedly still in your pajamas, you can attend whenever...

Republican candidate Fiorina has the experience to lead the country

Diego Himede, Staff writer

November 17

Filed under Opinion

Becoming the president of the United States of America is something that millions of people have dreamed about since they were little kids. In fact, I have had that same dream myself. However, this job is not as fancy as it seems. With...

On Christmas music: Thoughts from a student advocate of holiday cheer

Maggy Urso, Photo editor

November 10

Filed under Opinion

Halloween is officially over. You know what that means. It is time to spread cheer by “singing loud for all to hear.” If it were up to me, it would be socially acceptable to listen to Christmas music all year long. However,...

Res Life privacy policies are fundamentally flawed

Ryan Kushner, Opinion editor

November 10

Filed under Opinion

As Mercyhurst begins to slowly shift toward requiring all students to live on campus, it is important to recognize that Residence Life’s policies regarding student housing privacy are considerably flawed. According to the...

Forcing all student athletes to live on campus bad for morale

William Patterson, Contributing writer

November 3

Filed under Opinion

There are big changes underway at Mercyhurst, and many students are not happy about it. Unless you completely isolated yourself last week, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the new housing policy at Mercyhurst. President...

Surviving without a meal plan at MU

Alexandria Albano, Staff writer

November 3

Filed under Opinion

For my sophomore year, I decided to not purchase a Mercyhurst meal plan. The reason for my choice is that it is much cheaper to skip the meal plan and put that money toward my tuition. I personally was a fan of Egan and all...

On caffeine: Do the studying benefits outweigh the potential health risks?

Cheyanne Crum, Staff writer

November 3

Filed under Opinion

College students experience the perfect combination of precariously perched assignments, red-eyed “cram sessions,” horrible dietary habits, and sleepless nights of homework. Caffeine is one of the staple ingredients that...

Lack of respect between students and faculty needs to be addressed

Amber Matha, Staff writer

October 27

Filed under Opinion

More often than not, I feel disrespected by professors on campus. I understand that I am a student and I do not have the years of academic experience of a professor. However, I am in the process of gaining the experience I...

So long, J-Term: Mercyhurst’s new academic calendar an improvement

Maggy Urso, Photo editor

October 27

Filed under Opinion

Saying goodbye to J-term is like saying goodbye to an old friend that you were only friends with because your parents forced you to be. It’s not that J-term was terrible, because it wasn’t. It actually helped out a lot of...

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