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MU utilizes daily self-health screening

Maiya Florence-Harding, Staff writer

September 16, 2020

Everyday students and faculty of Mercyhurst University are required to screen themselves for COVID-19. On move in day students were given two reusable MU Masks, two disposable masks and a thermometer to aid them in following...

Carpe Diem with a difference

Ashley Barletta, Staff writer

September 16, 2020

“Carpe Diem” is a phrase that students at Mercyhurst live by and embrace. Campus Ministry hosts a Carpe Diem retreat once each semester, which helps students connect with one another and explore their lives and Mercyhurst...

Prof. discusses 2020 election conventions

Bella Lee, Staff writer

September 16, 2020

From Aug. 17 - 20, the Democratic National Convention was held in Milwaukee, WI, and was virtually broad-cast across the United States. During this convention, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were officially chosen to be the Democratic...

Virtual events bring the Hurst to alumni

Garrett Freas, Staff writer

September 16, 2020

Mercyhurst University’s Alumni Relations Department has recently been working tirelessly to plan numerous up-coming virtual events. As the dedicated office for those who have already graduated, Alumni Relations usually focuses...

New at Hurst: William Wager

Victoria McGinty, Staff writer

September 16, 2020

The Mercyhurst Department of Communication has welcomed a familiar face to their team with the addition of recent alum William “Billy” Wager. Born and raised in Erie, Wager knows the area and campus more than most. Wager...

Emissary program begins for alumni

Michael Boylan, Sports editor

September 16, 2020

Living out the Mercy tradition set out by the Sisters of Mercy is something that most students, professors and staff members at Mercyhurst set out to achieve. With fewer and fewer Sisters of Mercy currently present on cam-pus...

New at Hurst: Mitchell Marsh

September 16, 2020

Mercyhurst staff needed for Erie Coastal Cleanup

Ashley Barletta, Staff writer

September 16, 2020

Plastic pollution is a major global issue. Each year Mercyhurst students have the opportunity to give back to the community through service by participating in the Annual Coastal Cleanup. It is an event held by a coalition...

Experiencing Hurst from home

Marina Boyle, Editor in chief

September 16, 2020

Although most of us are happy to be back at the Hurst, for some students, returning to campus during a pandemic was simply not an option. What is it like to be experiencing the Hurst experience from home? For students Lauren...

PSAC partners for student-athlete mental health

Rebecca Dunphy, News editor

September 16, 2020

With  the  Pennsylvania  State  Athletic  Conference  (PSAC)  fall  season  being  suspended,  student  athletes  are  being  faced  with  the  unique challenge of coping with the stress and mental  health ...

Museums offer free virtual tours

Bella Lee, Staff writer

September 16, 2020

When the United States declared a national emergency for the coronavirus pandemic back in March, many establishments shut down. From restaurants to national parks, public places across the country were closed in order to combat...

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