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Florida shooting sparks advocacy

Daniel Leonard, Staff writer

February 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Whether you graduated from high school recently or a while ago, you probably remember that high school is a time when a child’s focus should be on prom, college acceptance letters or plans after graduation. For the Parkland...

Spring break burdens students with work

Amber Matha, Editor in chief

February 27, 2018

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Do you have senioritis? Are you looking forward to spring break and basking in the warm Georgia sun? If you answered yes to any of these questions, don’t worry! Your course work is going to triple this week! My...

Breaks oddly spaced for March

Elizabeth Shewan, Staff writer

February 27, 2018

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It’s usually not like me to complain about getting breaks, but I can’t help but feel like our schedule for March is a little odd. I enjoy mid-semester break as much as anyone else, and I’m certainly looking forward to...

Campus paths

Anthony Miller, Staff writer

February 20, 2018

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This past winter has been an unusually brutal one, even for Erie. We’ve had snow, we’ve had rain and with those two come lots of ice. Mercyhurst’s response to this ice has been mixed at best. For most of the main...

Texting Tommy is right

Rebecca Dunphy, Staff writer

February 20, 2018

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At the end of every class, it’s a similar routine: The professor dismisses, students grab their stuff, and immediately phones are in hand. Who knows what could be missed during a single class? A snapchat, text, phone call...

Junk email and its annoyances

Caitlyn Lear, News editor

February 20, 2018

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Spam emails are the bane of most people’s existence. They fill up our inboxes with useless and unwanted ads or viruses. And even though most servers will have some sort of filtering for emails, so that the spam may...

Winter Olympics lacking diversity

Marina Boyle, Staff writer

February 20, 2018

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The Winter Olympics has come under a lot of fire this year for the lack of diversity among athletes. The higher numbers of white athletes is something that a lot of people choose to disregard because they feel as though it...

Olympics come with own set of problems

Quinn Gannon, Contributing writer

February 20, 2018

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The Olympics are something I always look forward to. It’s an interesting time of athletic feats and political relations with a dash of scandals mixed in. This year’s winter Olympics, held in PyeongChang, South Korea,...

Ashtine’s Day

Lauren Rogus, Staff writer

February 13, 2018

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Everyone knows that this Wednesday is Valentine’s Day, but does everyone know that this holiday is shared with a Christian holiday called Ash Wednesday? This marks the beginning of the 40 days of Lent. I, for one, as...

Super Bowl ads wow

Sam Peterson, Staff writer

February 13, 2018

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Two Sundays ago, the Super Bowl aired, and while I was invested in the fantastic high-flying game, I also found entertainment in the litany of commercials that seemed to interrupt every moment of play. A highlight of the advertisements...

Big changes at Mercyhurst

Daniel Leonard, Staff writer

February 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Recently experiencing numerous changes, the Mercyhurst community has welcomed new staff members, modifications in traditions and renovations in the campus itself. With new deans in both the Walker College of Business and the...

Valentine’s Day: A day of obligation

Quinn Gannon, Contributing writer

February 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

It’s easy to write off people who hate Valentine’s Day as “bitter singles,” however that’s not the sole reason someone may not enjoy the holiday. This year will be my second Valentine’s Day in a relationship, and...

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