The Merciad

Holiday spirit to remain through time

January 3, 2011

Like most college students, I planned on working over Christmas vacation. I had spent a lot on gifts for my family, and I desperately needed to replenish my bank account. So, I texted my manager at Subway, told her my availability, an...

Memories outweigh sleeping in

November 29, 2010

Like most college students on break, I tried to sleep in as much as I possibly could. Studying for finals had taken a toll, so I took this chance to rejuvenate. When Wednesday evening rolled around, I stayed up as late as on the...

Ruined plans jeopardize night

October 24, 2010

When I was finished helping my roommates decide what to wear, I figured I should start going through my own closet. I was still in sweatpants and a cutoff at that point, and I couldn’t go out looking like such a bum. I went th...

Splurging for quality products

September 20, 2010

When a 19-year-old girl goes to the mall on a Friday night, she generally has one thing on her mind: shopping. More often than not, I’m the same way. This past Friday was different – my brain was on ‘homework mode.’ Arme...

Stepping outside comfort zone

September 13, 2010

As soon as I set eyes upon the building, my stomach dropped and all adventurous feelings left me entirely. For some reason, the image I had had in my mind did not match the reality. The windows were tinted so much so that I co...

Chicken threatens mealtime

September 8, 2010

“Why did I even offer to do this?” I muttered to myself. I was in the process of cooking chicken parmesan for my brother, cousin, and roommate – something I had never tried to do before. Truth be told, the most difficult...

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Victoria Gricks