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Views on The Grotto Commons: Underclassmen

Lauren Abbott, Contributing writer

September 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Knowing that the dining hall would be newly renovated when I arrived on campus for the first time was really exciting for me as a freshman. Now I don’t know too much about the old Egan Dining Hall, but I can say that I am...

Shorter class times a bust

Miranda Miller, Copy editor

September 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I came to Mercyhurst three years ago with the intention to leave with the best liberal arts education the ’Hurst had to offer, which is nothing to scoff at. Our professors are deeply passionate about their students’ success...

Warde triples: Triple the fun

Lauren Abbott, Contributing writer

September 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Three roommates. Triple the fun, or triple the trouble? When I first found out I was in a triple room my first thought was that we were going to be squished into a room together.  As an Intelligence Studies major I was apprehensive...

Letter to the Editor: More ‘Hurst athletic teams deserve recognition

May 12, 2016

Filed under Opinion

My name is August Mizia and I am writing on behalf of your The Merciad publication on Wednesday April 27, 2016. The article I’d like to bring to attention is titled “Ups and downs of the 2015-16 Lakers athletics” by Marco...

#HurstIsHome now and always

Catherine Rainey, Managing Editor

April 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion

As a Mercyhurst student, I have a lot that I could gripe and moan about. My department is down to two professors. There are no classes in my concentration being offered next semester, and even when they will be offered next...

Year in review: An editor’s sendoff

Sami Rapp, Former Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Well Mercyhurst, it has been an interesting four years. I have seen a lot of changes happen—I guess that is only natural though, as different classes of students cycle in and out of this university. During my time at Mercyhurst,...

Teaching Excellence Award: All professors should be recognized

Mackenzie Burns, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

With all of the requests for nominations for the Teaching Excellence Award, we all have been thinking about our favorite professors. The award is meant to go to a professor who is engaging, challenging and who goes above and...

AIM, Merciad have positive impact

Mathew Jury, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I have been writing for The Merciad for about a year, and I have noticed that I have ruffled some feathers with several of my opinion pieces. I will not apologize for the content as I enjoy writing bluntly about how I see things....

Letter to the editor: Offensive banner

Denise Kolivoski, Executive Director: NAMI

April 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Letter written in reponse to the “Laker Lunatics: The Asylum” banner in the MIC. It has been brought to the attention of concerned families and individuals at The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County ...

The art of dealing with Trump fans

Ryan Kushner, Opinion editor

April 12, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In today’s culture, there is certainly no shortage of things to worry about. ISIS… Ebola… My neighbor Tobey’s approval (why don’t you like me, Tobey?). However, a relatively new thing to worry about, and one that...

Student slumber parties not an issue

Amber Matha, Staff writer

April 12, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Not everyone on campus is Catholic. Not everyone on campus is even religious. The only person or entity that can tell people where they are destined to go in their afterlife, if they believe in one, is the god that they believe...

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