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Misericordia to Become Smoke, Tobacco Free Campus

Bethany Jopling, Reporter

January 26, 2020

  University officials have decided to make the Misericordia campus smoke and tobacco free, effective July 2020. Smoking has been allowed on campus, as long as smokers are at least 20 feet from a building.  A recent decision by the Environmental Sustainability Committee, however, means students, faculty and staff...

History Of Dances At Misericordia

Isaac Glidewell, Print Editor

November 25, 2019

According to past and present students, dances have changed at Misericordia University. Susan Bernini, a 1968 graduate of College Misericordia with a bachelor's degree in nursing, returns to campus on occasion. She said when she visits, “It’s like I was there yesterday.” Bernini explained when she was in college,...

Career Center Looks To Attract Students Through Activities

Career Center Looks To Attract Students Through Activities

November 25, 2019

The Insalaco Center for Career Development is adding a variety of new programs and activities in an attempt...

Elevator Malfunction Causes Disastrous Night

Elevator Malfunction Causes Disastrous Night

November 12, 2019

Equipment will sometimes not perform the way it is intended, which can become an inconvenience. When...

University Purchases Building For More Space

University Purchases Building For More Space

November 12, 2019

University officials are in the process of deciding what to do with the newly acquired Payne Printing...

Extended Cougar Points Gains Major Traction

Mitchell Frantz, Reporter

October 8, 2019

Misericordia students may soon be able to use their Cougar Points at a variety of places off campus. The Student Government Association and Vice President of Student Life Kit Foley have been working with nearby businesses to turn a longtime goal for students into reality sooner rather than later. Students have wanted to...

Sidewalk Construction Brings Up Accessibility Concerns

Sidewalk Construction Brings Up Accessibility Concerns

September 23, 2019

Construction on sidewalks had students and faculty concerned about handicap accessibility on campus. At...

Career Center Introduces Handshake To Help Students

Career Center Introduces Handshake To Help Students

September 21, 2019

The Insalaco Center for Career Development is pushing students to use Handshake to help further their...

Xfinity Streaming Offered To Residents

Xfinity Streaming Offered To Residents

September 21, 2019

Students who are on-campus residents can now get access to Xfinity streaming services. The university’s...

Smoke Startles Banks Center

Smoke Startles Banks Center

September 19, 2019

Banks Student Life Center was evacuated on the afternoon of Sept. 11 due to concerns over smoke inside. According...

Residents Seek Rooms of Their Own

Chase Shustack, Reporter

September 9, 2019

A new housing option offers students rooms of their own. Single rooms are available in three buildings: Alumnae Hall, McGowan Hall, and the White House, which may be a more tempting place for upper class students who may enjoy a “homestyle” living experience. Single-living space is limited. and room assignments are...

More Male Singers Wanted for Beyond Harmony

Kayla Binner, Reporter

September 9, 2019

The acapella group Beyond Harmony has not only seamlessly adapted to its male members, it is thriving with them and searching to expand the number of male singers. Isaac Glidewell, Ty’Shawn Hopkins, and Chris San are the first three male members in the history of the group. Emilee Bixler, the director, introduced the men...

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