The Merciad

A wet, but very successful Hurst Day

Lauren Abbott, Editor-in-chief

October 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

We no longer have to hold our breath and hope and pray for tomorrow to be Hurst Day — it finally arrived! I think I’m safe in assuming that Hurst Day surprised most of campus by being the Monday before Fall Break. I...

Student praises study abroad trip

Erin Almeter, Contributing writer

October 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As scheduling for the new semester is right around the corner, I wanted to offer my advice to students considering studying abroad. I know it can seem like an intimidating experience from the outside, but I highly encourage...

DiNicola, Kelly debate a letdown

Anthony Miller, Opinion editor

October 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 8, the two major candidates for Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District race came to Mercyhurst University to debate. Republican Mike Kelly and Democrat Ron DiNicola faced off in an hour-long debate in the Performing...

Homecoming great for all

Lauren Abbott, Editor in chief

September 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Homecoming was a great experience this year, and personally, was the best Homecoming I’ve been to so far. To start, the weather this year was gorgeous. Last year, Homecoming was fun, but it was dampened a bit by the cold...

‘The Nun’ thrilling, not terrifying

Paul Cohen, Staff writer

September 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I have, since the fall of 2015 when I mastered “Insidious: Chapter 2,” been a big fan at mastering the scariest movies that have been produced. Many of these films have failed to scare me to a satisfactory degree. I’m...

Registering to vote is your right

Anthony Miller, Opinion editor

September 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

You’ve likely heard the speech I’m about to give before. You might’ve heard it from your high school teachers, your college professors or even from your fellow students. Point is, you’re about to hear it again. Because...

Kavanaugh confirmation now hinges mostly on perception

Delvin Ergott, Staff writer

September 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The biggest controversy surrounding the White House this past week has been the sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. When his nomination was announced,...

What’s good about Hammermill Library

Sarah Klein, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The Hammermill Library is a great resource. Personally, I utilize the library frequently for homework because it is a space where I can focus and get a lot of work done. I like how there is a variety of spaces in the library...

In defense of pubs

Marina Boyle, Features editor

September 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Upon hearing that Mercyhurst would be building a pub for the student population on campus, I think I was just as taken aback by the level of anger from what seemed to be the entire student body. This anger was pointed directly...

Pub not a good idea

Anthony Miller, Opinion editor

September 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

One of the biggest Mercyhurst stories of last year was the announcement that Parkhurst was opening a pub on campus. This announcement was met with much scorn from the Mercyhurst community. As the opening of the pub draws...

Student hyped up for Hurst Day

Daniel Leonard, Staff writer

September 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again when we debate which day Hurst Day will fall on. Now, we wait in anticipation for the magical event that has become a classic campuswide tradition. For those of...

Ryan Hall is amazing

Shannon Gotham, Contributing writer

September 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

What is it like to live in Ryan Hall — the brand new suite-style residence hall on campus with a dining hall and convenience store inside its doors? Well, I have the wonderful opportunity to live in Ryan Hall, so I can tell...

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