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  • Work Study Hours Cut

    Work Study Hours Cut

    Lena Williams, Reporter

    October 18, 2017

    Work Study students are receiving fewer hours and smaller paychecks. Officials have cut the number of hours that work study students may work from 7.5  to five hours per week. Elizabeth Lipski, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services, said possible government funding cutbacks as well ...

    Sophomore Ashley Strasser doing work at the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery.

    Kenneth Grady

  • Huge incoming class requires housing flexibility

    Huge incoming class requires housing flexibility

    Samantha Midkiff, Reporter

    October 18, 2017

    The university welcomed  the third largest class in history this year, with 435 new first year students and 77 transfers and officials have had to create flexible housing solutions to accommodate everyone. Of the new class, 365 first year and 12 transfer students signed up for campus housing, ...

    A cramped triple room located in McHale Hall.

    Megan Oldak

  • Student-Athletes Differ on Anthem Protests

    Student-Athletes Differ on Anthem Protests

    Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

    October 18, 2017

    Members of the college community have differing views about athletes kneeling during the national anthem at sports events. Athletes in the National Football League and Major League Baseball have knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, and some college and high school players ...

    The American flag settling over Misericordia University's Mangelsdorf field.

    Megan Oldak

News

New Physician Assistant Program in the Works

Destiny Anderson, Reporter

October 18, 2017

A new Physician Assistant program may be in the university’s future - potentially even as early as the next school year. The former Physician Assistant program held Accreditation-Provisional...

Mercy Associates

October 18, 2017

Misericordia lays claim to an honor: It has the largest Mercy Association of lay persons on a college campus, said Amy Lahart, Dean of Dtudents. Mercy ...

ALLY Hosts Panel on Bisexuality

ALLY Hosts Panel on Bisexuality

October 18, 2017

Students addressed many facets of bisexuality during an ALLY program marking Bisexual Awareness week Sept. 26. Presentation topics included bisexual s...

Students, Faculty Honor 9/11 Victims

Students, Faculty Honor 9/11 Victims

October 4, 2017

Members of the campus community paid tribute to the victims of 9/11 by carrying the American flag throughout campus. They walked with the flag as a sy...

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Sports

Captain’s Column

Anthony Vega, Reporter

October 4, 2017

If you ever wondered what it would be like to be the captain of the volleyball team, here is your chance. I was able to sit down and interview senior medical imaging major Paige Shaughnessy. She is in her eleventh year of volleyball, and her fourth and final season for the Cougars. Chosen by her coach to be one of the two team captains this season, she understands the...

Is a New Football Tradition Forming?

Is a New Football Tradition Forming?

Kenneth Grady, Reporter

October 4, 2017

Dominic Augustine A new post-game football culture is starting to take hold. While tailgates, those celebrations of food and drink  before football games, are th...

‘Heartbreaking’ Injury Ushers in New Quarterback

‘Heartbreaking’ Injury Ushers in New Quarterback

Michael Diakunczak, Reporter

October 1, 2017

Sophomore quarterback Brady Williams is having his debut after an unfortunate turn for the football team’s senior quarterback. Williams, who comes from Potomac Falls High Sc...

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Arts and Entertainment

Alumna to Pen New History

Annette Ritzko, Web Editor

October 18, 2017

Agnes Cardoni, a 1969 graduate, is writing a continued history of the university. Cardoni, who is Associate Professor of English at Marywood University in Scranton,  co-wrote...

ALLY Hosts Panel on Bisexuality

ALLY Hosts Panel on Bisexuality

October 18, 2017

Students addressed many facets of bisexuality during an ALLY program marking Bisexual Awareness week Sept. 26. Presentation topics ...

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Columns

Miss Recordia

Samantha Allen, Multimedia Editor

October 18, 2017

October is the month of leaves,  jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin spice everything. We hear the crunch of the leaves under our boots as we walk under the trees, from building...

Show and Tell

October 18, 2017

Miss Recordia

October 4, 2017

Show and Tell

October 4, 2017

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