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MSG Presidential voting now open for the 2020-2021 academic year

Lauren Abbott, Editor in chief

February 18, 2020

From Feb. 18 through Feb. 20 at noon, voting for the next Mercyhurst Student Government President is open to all Mercyhurst students. To run for President, a student must currently serve in student government. This year, two...

Fashion celebrates “Galentine’s”

Katy Vaccariello, Staff writer

February 18, 2020

February is the month of love and romance. For Mercyhurst’s Fashion Council it’s a chance to celebrate to friendships formed in the department. Instead of a Valentine’s Day celebration, it’s a “Galentine’s Day” party....

Alum, Paul Bilbo, creates Communication scholarship

Rebecca Dunphy, Copy editor

February 18, 2020

At Wegmans, he’s Front End Coordinator Paul Bilbo; in the ring, he’s professional wrestler PB Smooth, and at Mercyhurst he’s the donor of a new scholarship, PB Provides. Paul Bilbo is a Mercyhurst University alumnus who...

Hurst commemorates 100 years of women’s suffrage

Eva Philips, Staff writer

February 18, 2020

2020 is the start of a new decade, but it also marks an important anniversary for women’s rights in the United States: the centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment, ratified on August 18th, 1920, ensured...

Running Club

Sarah Klein, Staff writer

February 18, 2020

For anyone who loves to run and wants to spend time with others who share the same interest, Running Club is for you! Founded this past fall semester, in October 2019, Running Club was created by sophomore Early Childhood/Special...

Hurst discusses mental health issues on campus

Nick Wendelboe, Contributing writer

February 4, 2020

Mental health is a growing issue on college campuses across the nation. At Mercyhurst University, students and staff are aware of the mental distress young individuals may face during their four years of study. A comprehensive...

Hurst staff supports students through LGBTQIA Allies program

Carlena Bressanelli, Staff writer

February 4, 2020

Mercyhurst has long been considered a place of acceptance for many, and a number of staff members have chosen to show their support and acceptance by becoming LGBTQ Allies. These staff members have plaques near their offices...

New at Hurst

New at Hurst

February 4, 2020

Parkhurst celebrates the ‘Souper Bowl’

Rebecca Dunphy, Copy editor

February 4, 2020

On Jan. 26, Erie hosted its own Souper Bowl at the Zem Zem Shrine Club. Rather than competitors sporting jerseys, local competitors boasted aprons and pots of soup. The 22nd annual Souper Bowl is a fundraiser for Sarah Reed Children’s...

Authorship leaves student ‘Fulfilled’

Victoria Mcginty, Staff writer

February 4, 2020

Each day is a new day. Most days, people go about their routines, while on others, they do nothing at all. But there are those few rare days in life in which a new person manages to make an impression. Or, perhaps, provide inspiration. Here...

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