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Eating Options on Campus

Eating Options on Campus

September 30, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Misericordia’s Campus has gone under several renovations over the past couple of months. One of the more noticeable renovations is the transformation of the Cougar Den, which will become a Chick Fil A in the upcoming weeks. However, with the closing of the Cougar’s Den for the first half of this... Read more »

Students Say Shuttle Service is too Slow

Students Say Shuttle Service is too Slow

Daniella Amendola, Reporter
September 30, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

The campus shuttle, which provides students with transportation to and from Wilkes-Barre, is not meeting some students' expectations. “I’ve taken the shuttle once and it was a horrible experience, so I’ve never taken it again,” said Monica Milbut, first year psychology student. Milbut had... Read more »

Meals On Wheels Not A Hit

Meals On Wheels Not A Hit

Samantha Allen
September 20, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, News

The food truck, which is temporarily in place while construction on new food retailers in The Cougars Den continues, is popular, but some students wish it offered more convenient hours. “The food truck is never really open at convenient times, at least for me,” said Casey Amos, sophomore communications... Read more »

Residents Respond to Townhouse Updates

Residents Respond to Townhouse Updates

Parker Abate, Reporter
September 14, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Students are enjoying newly renovated townhouses located at the bottom of campus. Crews updated the interiors this year after completing exterior renovations in 2015. Dominick de Matteo, Area Coordinator for Residence Life, said changes are extensive. “The living room used to be at the front... Read more »

Women With Children Add to the Legacy

Women With Children Add to the Legacy

Felicia Glover, Reporter
September 14, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, News

The university made many changes during the summer, but the most notable may be a new house for families in the Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children program. The WWC program recently announced the opening of Moffat House, which can house an additional six families. Over the last three years... Read more »

Meal Plan Options Streamlined

Meal Plan Options Streamlined

Matt Gromala, Reporter
April 21, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

The university is adding multiple meal plan choices and streamlining the Cougar points system. Starting this fall, a new unlimited swipes meal plan will be available to all students, replacing an old system that students found somewhat confusing. The change reduces the number of meal plans from... Read more »

Students Can Stay Slim Without Breaking the Bank

Students Can Stay Slim Without Breaking the Bank

Erin Dougherty, Reporter
April 21, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Most students remember these words: “No dessert until you eat you vegetables.” Parents, grandparents, babysitters may have been onto something. According to DoSomething.org, “More than 1/3 of adults and over 12.5 million children and teens in the United States are obese. In the last 30 years,... Read more »

Officials: Security Checkpoints Ensure Safety

Sean Lynch, Reporter
April 21, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, News

Students may have noticed a scene similar to a DUI checkpoint just inside the archway in early April: Campus Safety officers stopping vehicles for inspection. The checkpoint wasn’t about finding drivers under the influence. It’s purpose was to check vehicle registrations, said Campus Safety Supervisor... Read more »

Officials Seek and Use Student Feedback

Alivia Plevyak, Reporter
April 21, 2016
Filed under News

School officials are seeking and using student feedback for decisions they make regarding everything from new amenities to the kinds of events and activities held on campus. Officials state that surveys, evaluations, conferences, and committees  are just some of the ways in which they receive student... Read more »

Globetrotter Gombita Wins

Globetrotter Gombita Wins

Matthew Gromala, Reporter
March 23, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

   Sophomore communications major and basketball trickster Mike Gombita showed off his skills as the first-ever fan draft pick of the Harlem Globetrotters at the Mohegan Sun Arena March 5.    Gombita played in the first and the third quarters of the game, and he displayed a rapport with the team as if... Read more »

Parking Spots Up For Grabs

Parking Spots Up For Grabs

Kaitlin Hall, Reporter
March 23, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

   Students can win reserved campus parking spots as part of a contest benefiting the Occupational Therapy 470 class.    Students can buy raffle tickets  until the end of the spring 2016 semester in Banks Lobby or Passan Hall.  The cost is $1 each or six tickets for $5. Each week, one student will win a w... Read more »

Little Snowfall Means Big Savings For University

Little Snowfall Means Big Savings For University

Courtney Garloff, Editor-In-Chief
March 23, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

   During a normal Northeastern Pennsylvania winter, the beginning of the spring semester is plagued with major snowstorms, but this year’s mild temperatures are leaving the university with major cash.    The spring-like weather has enabled the grounds crew to spend less time and money clearing snow, said grounds ... Read more »

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