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Health Sciences Students Form Healing Team

Chase Shustack, Reporter

February 9, 2019

The medical community is a machine, a careful system composed of key components, all working together in delicate unity and balance. When all these components move at once, the medical machine can operate at its greatest efficiency. This concept is the fuel powering the College of Health Science Interprofessional Education (IPE)...

Student’s One Act Play Explores Relationships

Student’s One Act Play Explores Relationships

December 13, 2018

An Honors student's one-act play is set for a formal performance next semester. Adam Ercolani , senior...

Understanding Through Dialogue at ‘Food for Thought’

Erin O'Brien, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Students were thinking, but they weren't necessarily looking for answers at the "Food for Thought" event held  by the Department of Philosophy Nov. 27 in the McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. The department holds the event twice each year, said philosophy professor Krisztnia Sajber. "Our goal is to provide a...

Documentary Tells Story of Gentrification

Michael Murphy, Reporter

November 26, 2018

"U-Street Contested," a documentary about a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, highlighted the displacement of people and the destruction of neighborhoods due to gentrification. Director Michael Barry says the film is important to maintain the integrity of those faithful to the neighborhood. "The primary message...

Tree of Life Tragedy Vigil Demonstrated Compassion

Michael Murphy, Reporter

November 26, 2018

The community mourned the loss of 11 people murdered at the Tree of Life synagogue shooting during a vigil Nov. 1. Sister Jean Massaros, RSM, Vice President of Mission Integration, organized the remembrance. "The vigil was in solidarity with the people from the Tree of Life community in Pittsburgh who were assaulted,"...

Author, Alumna Shares Work, Gratitude

Kailene Nye, Reporter

November 26, 2018

English students learned about the work and experiences of author and alumna Marianne Strong as she spoke to students in Dr. Rebecca Steinberger’s Shakespeare class. Strong described the opportunity as a “gift” and said she loved seeing the students’ reactions. “I saw in the eager, intelligent faces of those...

Players Present ‘Nicholas Nickleby

Zoe LaPorte, Multimedia Editor

November 8, 2018

'A coming-of-age tale filled with laughs, tears, and life lessons, the Players will perform “Nicholas Nickleby,” a full-length adaptation  of the Charles Dickens novel, by Tim Kelly in November. The cast of nearly 25 actors have rehearsed since the beginning of September. Now, with less than a week until show time, the...

Friends of Library to Tell Uniquely American Tale

Friends of Library to Tell Uniquely American Tale

Iana Davis, Reporter

October 23, 2018

The Friends of the Library invites students to learn about the inspiring life journey of Iran Fahmy Oct....

Professor/Actor Makes ‘Art for Social Justice’ and Fun

Kailene Nye, Reporter

October 8, 2018

Dr. Alicia Nordstrom, professor of psychology and chair of the psychology department is a fairly well accomplished actress on both stage and screen. The clinical psychologist found her passion for theatre and acting during middle school. “I took a drama class and I just really fell in love with it,” she said. She said...

Student Performers Stayed in Sync

Kailene Nye, Reporter

May 2, 2018

Students from Cougar Radio hosted a Lip Sync Battle to generate interest in campus events and promote the Department of Mass Communications and Design. Samantha Midkiff, senior Mass Communications and Design major and event organizer, had spread the word about the April 12 event with flyers and social media posts. Two acts participa...

Earth Week Flourishes

Earth Week Flourishes

May 2, 2018

The university celebrated Earth Week April 16 to 20. The celebration started a week early, with events leading up to Earth Day on April...

Show Promises You’ll Die Laughing

Show Promises You’ll Die Laughing

March 21, 2018

The Misericordia Players are preparing to perform the comedic classic, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” and as the title implies, the dark c...

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