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Students, Faculty Strive to ‘Walk a Mile’

Kailene Nye, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, Feature Story, News

Students and faculty hope to host the second annual "Walk A Mile" event next semester. The event, last held March 2011, involves men putting on high heels and walking to bring awareness to issues such as sexual assault, rape, and violence toward women. Participants are also encouraged to secure sponsors to raise money to...

How is Your Campus Dining Experience?

Iana Davis, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Filed under Campus Life

Staffers are trying to satisfy students' diverse culinary tastes in campus food selections, and they are looking for student feedback to guide improvements. “Some students are having issues with the food not being salty enough, and others are having issues with the food being too salty. What is good for one person may not...

SOAR Offers New Trips, Activities

Erin O'Brien, Reporter

November 8, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

The SOAR program has a new organizer and many trips planned to entice student nature-lovers. Allison Kinsey took over as Coordinator of Student Engagement in September. Her focus is on  general engagement and leading the SOAR program, which caters to those who love the outdoors and are interested in developing leadership...

Players Present ‘Nicholas Nickleby

Zoe LaPorte, Multimedia Editor

November 8, 2018

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Breaking News, Campus Life, News, On Campus Events, Top Stories

'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...

Is Campus Haunted?

Daniella Amendola, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, Feature Story

As the spookiest of holidays draws near, it is only fair to draw attention to a widely shared belief among students and staff: The campus is probably haunted. Whether the ghost is the undeniably creepy Lady McHale or the generally benevolent Tippy the Theater Ghost, the stories that arise from students and staff alike make...

Campus Ministry: Mercy Week Can Last All Year

Sierra Crane, Reporter

October 23, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, Feature Story, Sports

Students and faculty learned more about the Sisters of Mercy and Catherine McAuley during the annual Mercy Week celebration. “[It] is a celebration of the founding of the first house of Mercy by Catherine McAuley,” said Sean Farry, Campus Minister. “I think it is important to us as a Mercy university to always celebrate...

Camp site on Coffee Cup Wins at Starbucks

Camp site on Coffee Cup Wins at Starbucks

Erin O'Brien, Reporter

October 23, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

Metz Culinary Management provided prize options for the  Starbucks cup design competition this semester,...

Commuter Club Welcomes Resident Students

Teresa Davis, Reporter

October 12, 2018

Filed under Campus Life

Commuter Club members are trying to grow by recruiting new officers, holding more game nights and attracting more members, including resident students. Members will recruit four new officers this semester, and they hope more game nights will happen in the future. Most game nights are held at a designated time and date and...

Multicultural Club Seeks to Increase Profile

Iana Davis, Reporter

October 12, 2018

Filed under Campus Life

Multicultural Club members plan to be much more active on campus by increasing the number of events and providing potential members with the ultimate welcome mat: food. “This year we expect to have more members from different cultures so that our number of events can go up, and we can educate ourselves and the people in...

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

Kailene Nye, Reporter

October 8, 2018

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Campus Life, News, On Campus Events

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...

Metz offers new look, pumpkin spice, too

Michael Murphy, Reporter

September 24, 2018

Filed under Campus Life

Cooperation is the secret to new food selections and other changes to the offerings of Metz Culinary Management. Brent Postal, Metz Culinary Operations Manager, said interactions with students and campus committees leads him and other members of the Metz Culinary team to improve the dining experience. New offerings include...

Is a Campus Food Pantry Needed?

Anita Holmes, Reporter

September 24, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

Student research sparked campus officials to investigate food insecurity among students and the possible need of a campus food pantry. After a student who had done research on food insecurity approached Sr. Jean Messaros, Vice President of Mercy Integration and Sr. Cindy March, Coordinator of the Initiative for Compassionat...

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