The Merciad

COVID changes campus activities

Kenzie Schroeder, Staff writer

October 20, 2020

I am a member of the Women’s lacrosse team, the Merciad, Competitive Intelligence Club and Phi Eta Sigma. This year, all these activities and clubs have looked very different with different rules and methods of attending. While...

Socially distanced Campus Ministry

Samantha Weber, Staff writer

October 20, 2020

The pandemic has affected how we are able to practice religion at Mercyhurst. The social distance requirements have allotted for every two pews in the church to be roped off. The greeter can only allow siblings, roommates/suite...

Ready for pandemic to end

Samantha Weber, Staff writer

October 20, 2020

I am looking forward to not having to wear masks anymore. I will certainly not miss the mask sticking to my Chapstick or having to constantly adjust my mask because my glasses keep fogging up. I’m looking forward to being...

Even COVID can’t ruin Halloween

Bella Lee, Staff writer

October 20, 2020

To put it bluntly, Halloween is my favorite holiday. It has been since I was very little, and it probably will be until the day I die. From the costumes to the decorations to the mountains of candy, there’s absolutely...

Dancing behind the mask

Miriam Gildea, Contributing writer

October 6, 2020

15 years ago a topsy-turvy, curly-haired, puff ball pranced into her first ballet class. This little girl was me, and little did I know that what I once used to fulfill my child-like adoration of all things pink and glittery...

COVID’s effect on student athletes

Payton Cook, Contributing writer

October 6, 2020

On March 12, 2020, I woke up ready to conquer another typical day. I would go through my routine of waking up, going to classes, and then straight to lacrosse practice. I woke up oblivious to how my day would end. Practice...

COVID ruins sustainability

Bella Lee, Staff writer

October 6, 2020

Mercyhurst, as well as many schools across the country, are taking every precaution necessary to slow and even prevent the spread of COVID-19 on their campuses. From one-way traffic in academic buildings to takeout options...

No justice achieved for Breonna Taylor

Ivory Easton, Contributing writer

October 6, 2020

I believe in our justice system, but Breonna Taylor’s case was an exception. Why did two armed police officers not address that they were entering the residence? I am consumed with bewilderment that these practices of...

Thoughts on requiring an unlimited meal plan for all four years

Ashley Barletta, Staff writer

September 29, 2020

A meal plan is one of the main concerns for residential college students, especially first-year students who are new to the college experience. Mercyhurst is now requiring an unlimited meal plan for all students starting with...

You need to vote in November 2020

Sam Peterson, Staff writer

September 29, 2020

Undoubtedly, this election will bring massive change for us as students, as a society, and as a country. But there is something deeper going on rather than simply the tangible platforms. Through just the metric of popular vote,...

Ethical considerations for Elon Musk’s brain chip

Garrett Freas, Contributing writer

September 29, 2020

There has recently been news of another (the list just goes on, doesn’t it?) intriguing piece of technology from Elon Musk: his Neuralink brain chip. On Aug. 28, Musk hosted a live demo to show the chip in action in the brain...

Biden best candidate for students

Sam Peterson, Staff writer

September 15, 2020

  Which presidential candidate is better for college students? I want to lay out some facts before I leave you with any opinion-based spin on the issue. Democratic Nominee for president, Joe Biden, claims that when...

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