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Valentine’s Day: Love is in the air

Amber Matha, Editor in chief

February 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Recently Valentine’s Day has come under fire because people feel that they have to be in a romantic relationship in order to celebrate the holiday. People also don’t like buying into the holiday, seeing it as a scam set...

I’m snow sorry, Erie

Bernard Garwig, Sports editor

February 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In the last issue, I asked where the snow was. I complained that we were being robbed of the winter weather. A couple weeks after my piece was published, Erie got its first real snow for the first time on Dec. 7, 2017. I...

New Year, new crowd

Sam Peterson, Staff writer

February 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As I walked down the narrow hallway leading out of the locker rooms in the Mercyhurst Rec Center, I finally found a word to describe the scent assaulting me. Salami. It smelled like rotten salami. All those years of sweat,...

Grammy’s bummer

Marina Boyle, Staff writer

February 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

New year, same old Grammys. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards were held at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, and you could not be blamed for feeling like it hadn’t changed in 60 years. I am someone who actually really gets...

Add/ drop time too short

Anthony Miller, Staff writer

February 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Last Monday was the final day students could drop a class from their schedules with no reprisal. If you want to drop a course now, you’ll have to go for the rest of your adult life with a “W” on your transcript that...

Senior gift, week found to be lacking

Eleanor Hein, Staff writer

February 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Each year, the senior class forms a committee to decide on a gift to leave at the university. A walk across campus can lead to the discovery of several footprints of classes past, including benches, the anchor between Hirt...

Writing etiquette

Lauren Abbott, Opinion Editor

November 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Everybody has opinions. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, and we are very fortunate to live in a society where we can freely voice our opinions without fear of repercussions. This is one of the great things of our...

Where’s all the snow?

Bernard Garwig, Sports Editor

November 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Crunch, crunch crunch. The sound of boots lightly compressing the white carpets stretching across the ground travels softly in the frigid air. Except it’s not, because there is no snow to speak of in the first place! Right...

End of semester slows down life

Admir Barucija, staff writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In the beginning of the semester, there were many club events and other things to enjoy. However, as the semester has progressed, there has been a general lack of things to do on campus. As a commuter who wishes to be involved...

Maintenance praised for quick response

Chelsea Guida, Photo Editor

November 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago, right when the temperatures were dropping, my roommates and I made the discovery that our heat was not working. We wore sweatshirts and dealt with it until it had officially gotten way too cold. It was a...

Addition bad for health

Anthony Miller, staff writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

This year, there is no Reading Day during finals week. Instead, we have finals from Monday to Friday. I feel that this a horrible change, and for most students, it’s a disaster waiting to happen. Reading Day gave students...

Happy Chrisma- HanuKwanzamas?

Emma Werner, Contributing writer

November 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of the year again where nobody knows what to say: Do you say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? This is a debate that has been going on for far too long. When asked if she says Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays,...

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