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Amber Matha, Opinion editor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

On Easter Sunday, Steve Stephens of Cleveland, Ohio posted a Facebook video of him shooting and killing a 74-year-old man while he was walking home from his Easter meal. This was followed by a Live stream of him talking about...

How Easter should be celebrated

Caitlyn Lear, News editor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

  Bunnies do not lay eggs. Most of us probably remember running around as children, collecting dyed eggs or plastic ones filled with candy or small toys. Our parents dressed us in pastel greens, pinks and yellows. If...

Student Planning software eases scheduling headaches

Lauren Abbott, Staff writer

April 18, 2017

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This semester, seven majors got to be a part of a pilot program to test out the new student registration system before it is rolled out for the entire university in the fall. This system, Student Planning, will completely replace...

Spring is the greatest time of year

Amber Matha, Opinion editor

April 4, 2017

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There are five weeks left of spring term, and it is the best time of the year. The weather is starting to get warmer, the days are getting longer and there is a feeling of happiness felt across campus as the spring semester...

Julia the Muppet represents autism

Elizabeth Shewan, Staff writer

April 4, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Recently, “Sesame Street”, the beloved and long-running children’s TV show has announced its newest Muppet character.  The first in over 10 years will be Julia, a little girl with autism. Julia is 4 years old, with red...

Chapel should be treated with respect by students

Mathew Jury, Staff writer

April 4, 2017

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In my four years at Mercyhurst, I have utilized Christ the King Chapel for personal prayer and occasional Mass attendance. I have noticed over the years, that despite the numerous requests from Campus Ministry, students have...

Movie location questionable

Jordan Pendel, Staff writer

March 28, 2017

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I was walking out of class one day and saw a sign that the Student and Multicultural Activities Councils (SAC/MAC) were showing “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” I thought about how perfect that was since it has been...

Service learning makes a difference

Amber Matha, Opinion editor

March 28, 2017

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​Service is an integral part of any Mercy driven education.  So it is no wonder that students have to do some sort of service learning during their time here at Mercyhurst. As a student in the Honors Program, I have to log...

SAC/MAC event speaks to student

Deanna Callerame, Contributing writer

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Over the weekend I went to the Student and Multicultural Activities Councils (SAC/MAC) event, “I AM… Breaking Boundaries.” The event began with students awkwardly huddled in groups based on graduation year lining the...

SpringFest artist is lackluster

Amber Matha, Opinion editor

March 21, 2017

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I, for one, am disappointed by the selection of Mike Stud as 2017’s SpringFest artist. First, how does one go from a successful Duke University baseball player to a “hip-hop” artist that has a sound like a love child...

Erie schools affect the rest of the city

Lauren Abbott, Staff writer

March 21, 2017

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The Erie School District is being forced to make decisions that no one benefits from. The lack of funding from the state has left Erie in a state of dismay as our schools are vastly underfunded. Some may say that having...

Deafness presents a challenge

Nonnie Maus, Contributing writer

March 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

College students have a lot to deal with before we fall into bed at night. We wake up, try and find some breakfast that’s a bit more than coffee, run to class, run to work, do homework and try and get a little social time into...

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