The Merciad

Laker Vapor too slow

Anthony Miller, Staff writer

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Laker Vapor is awful. It’s slow, unreliable and often borderline unusable. I’m not the first student to say this. You have probably heard friends complain about it, and even the Merciad has previously printed opinion...

Halloween is an exciting holiday

Jordan Pendel, Staff writer

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. I may however, be a little biased, since my birthday is less than a week before it. The entire month of October feels like Halloween, in my opinion. Everything is spooky, houses...

Classes posted too late

Caitlyn Lear, New editor

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Every year, the school goes through the same process: classes are put online, people scramble to figure out their schedule before meeting with advisers, and then they schedule their courses. It seems like each year, the classes...

‘Blade Runner 2049’ fascinates student

Sam Peterson, Staff writer

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Blade Runner 2049” is the movie of the year, and I highly doubt the upcoming blockbusters of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Justice League” could ever surpass this film, and here’s why. Some brief background:...

Rock Out fizzles out

Amber Matha, Editor in chief

October 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Rock Out Erie has been a great community builder over the past summer. I found my first rock after coming back from my internship in Georgia when I went to Presque Isle State Park with a friend. It was not even originally...

Peaceful protest is good

Admir, Barucija

October 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Taking a knee during the national anthem is not and should not be considered outrageous by any means, as it is a subtle way of exercising First Amendment rights. Colin Kaepernick, former 49ers football player, just over a...

Respect the anthem

Michael Clevenger, Contributing writer

October 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Pretty much everyone can agree that the political climate of the past year has been tense. But no matter what happens, there should be a certain line that shouldn’t be acceptable to cross. This all started when Black...

Grading scale worries

Logan Ford, Staff writer

October 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Ever since I can remember what a grade was, my teachers have taught that 93 percent and up is an “A.” Imagine my surprise when some of my college professors explained on the very first day of freshman year that an “A”...

Roommates make or break the year

Marina Boyle, Staff writer

October 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Having a roommate is something that many of us can be apprehensive about at first. I remember receiving an email from my roommate a few weeks before school started and thinking that she sounded great, but I was skeptical of...

Construction frustrations

Paul Cohen, Contributing writer

September 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

With the intense construction around the Briggs Apartments and Lewis Townhouses, the students have a lot to say about it. It is true that construction does cause some inconvenience, but it will hopefully benefit the students. Even...

New Intel cyber lab stirs up mixed feelings

Lauren Rogus, Contributing writer

September 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Announced earlier this year was the partnership between Mercyhurst and MCPc, a technology logistics company. This new partnership came with the announcement of a $1 million cyber security lab to be put in the lower level...

Pennywise leaves student stunned

Sam Peterson, Staff writer

September 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Pennywise the fantastic dancing clown certainly left an impression on me as I walked away from the theater. But what was that feeling exactly? I didn’t sense the evil Pennywise lurking under my bed, or irrationally fear...

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