Thanksgiving is a holiday that is to be spent with family and at home. This year due to the change to the 4-1-4 calendar, the Thanksgiving break was shortened to a four-day weekend, which ended up being a five-day weekend due to the weather conditions.
Some students had long drives to their hometowns and planned to get there before the actual day of Thanksgiving, especially when the weather conditions were not the best to drive long distances.
Last summer, a Pew Research study came out that announced that the percentage of women who are the primary income earners for their family had increased.
While some people reacted positively to this news, others did not react in such a manner. Most infamously an all-male panel on Fox Business heralded this information as evidence society is collapsing and that the world is ending.
They just sent more body bags to the Philippines. Can you imagine being in a situation where so many people, whether young or elderly, male or female, have died that you lack enough bags to hold them?
Mercyhurst should host a TED event. I’m sure many of the readers have heard of this organization, but for those that haven’t, I will explain it. “TED” is an acronym for “To Encourage Discussion” and the organizations hosts and posts online talks concerning various ideas from all stretches of life. There are talks from linguists, mathematicians, defense strategists, even students talking about ways to reform the grading systems of the local school.
I am going to probably draw a lot of ire for this opinion, but I believe Police and Safety should be able to carry firearms. Not just Tasers, but actual, lethal force firearms. My reason: I prefer low body counts. Let’s use the real-world example of someone trying to come on to the campus to inflict harm to members of the student body, like some of the instances that have occurred in the past. Now, let’s say that members of Police and Safety come across this incident and that the offender is harmed with a firearm. Two ways this occurrence can end:
The Business Club hosted Graduate School Night on Nov. 7 in the Mercy Heritage Room.Graduate School Night was meant to introduce graduate programs for students if interested in continuing their education after their undergraduate studies.There were supposed to be 10 schools in attendance including Mercyhurst.
Being a Resident Assistant, more commonly known as an RA, at Mercyhurst is comparable to holding any other basic job while being a college student at the same time.
Recently, Old Main changed its decorations with new and innovative exhibits. The new decorations are part of the annual art show that takes place in Mercyhurst University.
One of the exhibits that has appealed more to the students is one with hanging old dresses and a piano. The exhibit includes paintings and flowers used as enhancement. Spotlights were also located appointing the dresses.
Parking on a college campus is a great privilege. On many college campuses, it is often restricted to just juniors and seniors, or those deemed necessary to needing a vehicle. On other campuses, parking costs are horrendous, often ranging from 50 to hundreds of dollars or more just for a parking pass. Fortunately, at Mercyhurst, we have the luxury of just being required to be a sophomore or older to obtain a regular parking pass for absolutely no charge.
As current college students, we have all endured the early Saturday morning SAT or ACT exams to gain college acceptance. We have all spent valuable time and money cramming as many foreign words into our brains that would fit, only to forget most of them the next day. However, these tests do not actually seem to measure knowledge, but instead measure how well people can stuff knowledge into their brain during the exam and then forget it later. College entrance exams need to be based on different criteria and rate students based on other talent fields.