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How to defeat late semester burnout

Erin Almeter, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

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I think I know what most college students are thinking right now: You’re thinking that Thanksgiving break was way too short. The food was delicious and seeing family was great, but the time flew by. And just as you were...

My thoughts on the Laker closing

Sarah Klein, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

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The Laker Inn officially closed for extensive renovations a few weeks ago. The renovations the Laker is undergoing include the addition of a pub, which is already a controversial topic in and of itself. But while the construction...

Why I love both Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Anthony Miller, Opinion Editor

November 27, 2018

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Christmas is still just under a month away, and December has not even come knocking as of yet. Despite this, the Christmas celebration already is in full swing. I’ve already seen my fair share of Christmas decorations...

Holidays a time for traditions, togetherness

Gillian Mazur, Staff writer

November 13, 2018

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It is finally the most wonderful time of the whole year, the holiday season. According to the internet, the holiday season is officially defined as “the period of time from Thanksgiving until New Year, including such festivals...

Why this midterm election season was so important

Jessica Belousov, Staff writer

November 13, 2018

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Election season has finally come to an end, and what a unique election season it was. For the past month, it seems as if voting for the midterm elections has been on everyone’s minds. Activists, celebrities, politicians,...

Why I love Erie’s snow

Paul Cohen, Staff writer

November 13, 2018

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The amount of snowfall that Erie gets is something of a legend. I grew up in Washington, D.C., which gets at least some snow each winter. We only ever got hit with a few large snowfalls. Washington, D.C., gets snow, but...

Why do we skip Thanksgiving?

Erin Almeter, Staff writer

November 13, 2018

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Each year, we see Christmas decorations go up almost immediately after Halloween passes. This goes double for stores, as Christmas becomes the priority. Meanwhile, fall gets put on the backburner. I am here to say that...

Freshman student gives her thoughts on her first semester midterm exams

Gillian Mazur, Staff writer

November 6, 2018

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As a freshman, I recently got to experience my first encounter with college midterms. My midterm exam took place in and throughout the middle of October. Unlike finals week, when one takes their midterms all depends on the...

My experience with scheduling

Samuel Peterson, Staff writer

November 6, 2018

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Scheduling is a time of the year that students anticipate and fear with equal measure. My scheduling experience this semester was a tense one, and I think it reflects some of the issues that students have with the current scheduling...

Lumen a valuable experience for all

Anthony Miller, Opinion Editor

November 6, 2018

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The Lumen is Mercyhurst University’s student arts magazine. It is an annual magazine, with only a single edition coming out early every year. Right now, the Lumen is in the phase of accepting applications for art to put...

Student shares thoughts on talk from director of National Geospatial Agency

Bernard Garwig, Sports editor

October 30, 2018

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For Intel, the future lies in S.T.E.M. This past Friday, students within the Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences had the privilege of going to hear Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial...

Why Halloween is the best holiday

Samuel Peterson, Staff writer

October 30, 2018

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Halloween is an incredibly magical time of the year for both myself and others. Factually, I know that it is absolutely difficult to prove that something like a holiday is “magical,” but I think Halloween qualifies. There...

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