The Merciad

Does secret society pose threat to campus safety

May 9, 2011

A couple years back, a staff writer for The Merciad wrote an article on a supposed Mercyhurst secret society called Rho Mu Beta. This group can also be classified as an underground fraternity. Although this group appears to be...

Increasing oil prices demand attention

May 2, 2011

Can’t imagine oil prices getting any higher? Well, think again, because oil prices are skyrocketing and Americans are suffering. It won’t get any better. Prices are expected to be as high as $6 a gallon. If I were to take a...

Mercyhurst club offers safe haven for LGBT students

April 24, 2011

On April 15, high schools and colleges around the nation observed a day of silence in protest of bullying lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender students. LGBT people are everywhere. We are students, doctors, lawyers, teachers,...

Budget battle threatens

April 11, 2011

Congress can’t agree on anything. The lack of a budget for the rest of the fiscal year is disturbing. Congress has approved more than three continuing resolutions to keep the government operating. The budget for this year was ...

Uncovering the X-Files

March 27, 2011

This week, I’m going to take a break from politics and social issues and talk about something fun. I was recently on my favorite fan site for the “X-Files,” a show from the mid-1990s about a team of FBI special agents wh...

Helping the mentally ill

March 20, 2011

Here is an issue that frustrates the you-know-what out of me. On this campus, I guarantee that there are students suffering from a mental illness. Whether it's bipolar disorder or depression, they shouldn’t have to suffer. W...

Program benefits, prepares students with Asperger's

March 14, 2011

I’m not usually the person to comment about campus happenings, but today I decided to give it a shot. As you know, Mercyhurst College has many academic and support programs. Today’s topic is about one of the more beneficia...

Gays deserve Catholic acceptance

March 7, 2011

So, my last three columns were about the economy and spending. But it’s time to dwell on one of the most controversial issues of our time: homosexuality. As a Catholic college, Mercyhurst holds a special meaning to Catholics...

National debt doesn't matter

February 7, 2011

My last two columns were all about financial thriftiness and bashing communists, so it’s time to do a complete 180-degree turn to the left. I am writing to explain why we should increase spending rather than decrease it. Y...

Budgeting money helps future

January 31, 2011

This is the second column that I am writing to you, my fellow Mercyhurst students. We are all facing hard economic times. Everyone from international students to the average middle class student is here just trying to complete an...

Generation Y faces unfortunate economy

January 22, 2011

Let’s face it. We are the generation of entitlements. Our generation is the one that helped Barack Obama reach the White House in 2008. My intention is not to bash President Obama or the current level of entitlements. Instead, ...

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