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Classes cancelled 2/9/17

Classes cancelled 2/9/17

Due to inclement weather, Misericordia University is closed today, Thursday, February 9, 2017. Day and evening classes are cancelled and offices are closed.

February 9

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MU will open at noon

MU will open at noon

February 9

Exams Rescheduled

Exams Rescheduled

December 16

Compressed Schedule

Compressed Schedule

December 12

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News

Black Lives Matter; Are People Listening?

Black Lives Matter; Are People Listening?

Connor Swagler, Reporter

"You’re Black, Lena. Aren’t you supposed to be fast?" That was the question that a former basketball coach once asked  junior communications major Lena Williams. Williams,...

February 9

Lefties Left Out?

Lefties Left Out?

February 9

Some left-handed students say they struggle with furniture not designed with them in mind. Many of the desks on campus are simply tables with chairs....

Profs’ Films Spark DOJ Investigation, Settlement

Profs’ Films Spark DOJ Investigation, Settlement

February 9

A U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Luzerne County polling places, prompted by the documentaries of two faculty members, led to a settlement...

Road Construction, Congestion Temporary, Officials Say

Road Construction, Congestion Temporary, Officials Say

December 12

Many commuters say the five-way intersection in the center of Dallas is nightmare because catching that light means you’ll arrive at your destination...

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Sports

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Clinch Spots in MAC Freedom Tournament Policy

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Clinch Spots in MAC Freedom Tournament Policy

Anthony Vega, Reporter

As the season comes to an end, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are set on making a deep playoff run this postseason. Both teams have clinched playoff spots...

February 15

Women’s Basketball Makes Conference Tournament

Women’s Basketball Makes Conference Tournament

Sean Lynch, Reporter

At 17-6 (10-2), the women’s basketball program has clinched a berth in the MAC Freedom Tournament for the first time since the 2011-2012 season where they won their first...

February 14

Juwan Petties-Jackson

Juwan Petties-Jackson

Juwan Petties-Jackson Sport: Track and Field Major: Psychology Year: Senior Hometown: Somerville, NJ When and Why Did You Start Track?: I started track in the...

February 12

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Arts and Entertainment

Relay For Life Prepares for Big event

Relay For Life Prepares for Big event

Zoe LaPorte, Reporter

Relay for Life leaders have ambitious goals for the April event. Relay for Life is the largest fundraiser on campus. The 2016 event included over 720 participants, 42 teams,...

February 13

Second Time a Charm for Lady Caress

Second Time a Charm for Lady Caress

February 9

Lady Caress came on January 21 to perform for the second time after her last visit failed to attract an audience. Habrienne Louchie, a sophomore...

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Columns

Seniors on the Go: A Look at Where and Where Not to Live After Graduation

Seniors on the Go: A Look at Where and Where Not to Live After Graduation

Melanie Quintanilla, Wed Editor-in-Chief

The thought of moving out of town or out of state directly after graduation is something that can be scary, overwhelming and most of all, stressful. So far, about half...

February 17

In One Ear: Notes From the Local Music Scene

In One Ear: Notes From the Local Music Scene

February 9

Seniors on the Go: A Look at Where and Where Not to Live After Graduation

Seniors on the Go: A Look at Where and Where Not to Live After Graduation

February 3

“Agree to Disagree, but I’m Probably Right”: Baseball: America’s Pastime

“Agree to Disagree, but I’m Probably Right”: Baseball: America’s Pastime

December 13

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