Opinion

Companies miss out on foreign talent

Even though the Laker Inn is no longer a dining option, Egan Dining Hall, the bookstore and the C-Store have compensated with temporary perks.
The problem is that these are only going to last for the duration of reconstruction of the Student Union.
At this point, we have all gotten so used to having them that taking them away would be almost cruel.

Students enjoy dining perks after Union closure

Even though the Laker Inn is no longer a dining option, Egan Dining Hall, the bookstore and the C-Store have compensated with temporary perks.
The problem is that these are only going to last for the duration of reconstruction of the Student Union.
At this point, we have all gotten so used to having them that taking them away would be almost cruel.

Congregation saddened by Pope Francis' potential leave

On March 13, Pope Francis told a Mexican television network he did not expect his role as Pope to last long. With regards to quantifying the remaining time, he was quoted saying it might last “four or five years.”
He believed God wants him to lead the Church for only a short time. To many this may not mean much, but to others, this is very meaningful, but why?

Spring Break or student breaker?

We have all counted down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until spring break.
While this is one of the most exciting times of the year for most college students, spring break fun can be deadly.
ABC News states the biggest danger during spring break is binge drinking. Orbitz says Las Vegas retained its rank as the most popular spring break destination for 2015.

T-Pain a questionable option for Spring Fest entertainment

Mercyhurst University is a Catholic institution. T-Pain is a rapper who sings about getting drunk and partying. Those two things do not go together very well.
I do not have a problem with rappers; it is odd that a Catholic school would get a rapper who sings about taking girls home after getting them drunk.
It’s cool that Mercyhurst has an on-campus event like Spring Fest where students can cool off from the studying and drama of daily life to just relax and have some fun.

Arming Police and Safety is cause for relief, not fear

We have all counted down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until spring break.
While this is one of the most exciting times of the year for most college students, spring break fun can be deadly.
ABC News states the biggest danger during spring break is binge drinking. Orbitz says Las Vegas retained its rank as the most popular spring break destination for 2015.

The 2015 Oscars raised mixed emotions during the night

The 2015 Academy Awards took place this past Sunday, Feb. 22. The film industry anxiously awaits this night as they get recognition for their hard and outstanding job.

Neil Patrick Harris, who entertained the audience with his genuine comedy, hosted this year’s event.

Some people disliked the fact that he appeared in his underwear toward the end of the show, and others just considered it as part of his humorous personality.

This year’s awards brought up some emotional moments. One of them was when Common and John Legend sang Glory, a track for the film “Selma.”

Residents at Warde Hall undergo technical issues

Maintenance has had their hands full with this year’s winter weather. There is snow and water damage all over campus that now has to be repaired. However, the work orders for non-snow-related issues should not be overlooked.
Ever since our return from Winter break, Laker Vapor has been struggling to do its job to satisfy student Internet needs. The signal strength all in over Warde Hall seems to be getting worse. Many residents, including myself from the fourth floor, have better access in the bathroom than on the bedroom.

Are people giving something up for Lent or are they giving up on Lent?

Lent is a time of reflection and spiritual preparation, but some may only know the season for Mardi Gras or the smudges on people’s heads from Ash Wednesday.
Everyone finds themselves in a new place, different from last Lent. To many, Lent means 40 days to try something new.
It means 40 days to focus on something other than yourself. When I was little, my mom used to ask me to give something up, and let me tell you how difficult it was to not eat chocolate chip cookies for 40 days.

Debiting from efficiency: new refund system hurts students

Money is something on every college student’s mind; loans are often something they wish to never think about, but are, unfortunately, a malfunctioning reality.
An added stress factor is the refund check process at Mercyhurst, which lately seems to be malfunctioning.
The Office of Student Financial Services did not respond to requests for comment, leaving us to hash out what we know: Bills were due by Jan. 5.