Mercyhurst Student Government recently announced the performers for spring break. Opening the show they will have Transit and We are The In Crowd. They will be opening for New Politics and Mayday Parade.
MSG and SAC always manage to surprise the students with great performers and not necessarily in a good way. For the past two years with performers like Sean Kingston and The White Panda, this year expectations were high. Unfortunately, not many people know about the performers and attendance to the most awaited event on campus.
This article will have two different sources of opinion because the situation in Ukraine requires a couple of different perspectives. The first one will be my own, which treats the situation as a geopolitical situation. It is an occurrence that is going on hundreds of miles away in a country to which I have no ties. I read the news and ponder how the US may react, if it reacts at all.
Last week the Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics completed a public opinion poll about how Pennsylvania voters feel about marijuana legalization. The results can be found on the Mercyhurst website under Political Science.Since my freshman year, I have had the privilege of working at MCAP and always find it very exciting to have the results of the poll that we all worked so hard on revealed. I find it ridiculous, however, that we even have to conduct such a poll in the first place.
On Tuesday, Feb. 18, Sister Megan Rice was sentenced to 35 months in prison for her dramatic break-in into the nuclear facility at Oak Ridge, Tenn., as well as her vandalism within the most secure part of the facility. The break-in was to protest nuclear weapons, which she and her compatriots view as immoral and against international law. Her story has blown up Twitter and other sites with her pleas to the judge for no leniency. She views her journey as a chance to minister to those who are behind bars. And that desire to make the best of a bad situation is admirable.
As many of you probably know, certain parts of the world have been experiencing some shake-ups as of late. After three months of protest the revolutionaries in Ukraine succeeded in ousting the thuggish president, but only after a week in which over 100 people lost their lives battling against the oppressive forces of the state. In Venezuela people all over the country have been protesting the oppressive socialist government which, over the past decade, has succeeded in destroying the economy and currency.
The animal rights activists are up in arms again. From the title of the article and the opening sentence, many students already know of what incident I’m writing.
A week or two ago, a zoo in Copenhagen put down a healthy 18-month-old giraffe, despite the petition signed by thousands of people to not do so, and then publicly dissected and fed the giraffe to the lions at the zoos.
So, we’ve all entered the phase of winter where our vehicles, our doors, and in some poor cases our windows are covered in inches of cold, frozen snow.
I hear constantly how people have to shovel themselves out of their parking spots and scrape ice from their cars.
There are two reasons everyone watches the Super Bowl- either for the football game or for the advertisements. While the game seemed to be a letdown, the commercials were excellent as always. This year, two commercials sparked a lot of controversy.
Let’s be honest here, this year’s Super Bowl was extremely underwhelming, disappointing and quite frankly a waste of time. With a feeling similar to that of rubber necking, or watching a fail blog video, I left my couch thinking, “What am I watching… am I in that weird part of YouTube again?”
On Jan. 22, President Obama announced that he was forming a task force to help counter the rising problem of sexual assault on college campuses. The statistics on the issue are alarming: 1 in 5 females are raped while in college; only 1 in 8 victims report it; one study posits that 7 percent of men in college have attempted rape, and 63 percent of those men have admitted committing multiple offenses (averaging six rapes each).