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Fantastic Five Fight NEPA Weather

Connor Swagler, Reporter

April 20, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Enjoy weather-related days off? Don't work on the grounds crew. The grounds crew consists of five full time employees, and they are responsible for all snow and ice removal, which means they work when many people on campus do not have to. Students say they are surprised that such a small crew can take care of weather nuisances...

Campus Ministry: ‘You Are Linked’ to Human Trafficking

Sierra Crane, Reporter

April 20, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Students explored human trafficking during a simulation held by Campus Ministry March 15. Students received cards that told stories of real people who were trafficking in the U.S. They then visited five different stations to learn more. “We asked students what did they learn, how could they prevent trafficking, there was ...

Will Women’s History Month Spark New Program?

Zoe Laporte, Wed Editor

March 21, 2018

Filed under Campus Life

Following the events of Women’s History Month, students and faculty are wondering about the creation of a women's or gender studies program in the future. The month of March has been dubbed Women’s History Month and Misericordia has held several events on campus – a women’s issues forum, a movie showing and discussion about...

A Modern Day Renaissance Student?

A Modern Day Renaissance Student?

March 21, 2018

  A few weeks ago, Annette Ritzko, junior speech language pathology major, spent the night sitting in the corner, surrounded by her small f...

Students Plan to Take Back the Night

Connor Swagler, Reporter

March 1, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News, On Campus Events, Top Stories

Members of Promoting Healthy Relationships through Education and Empowerment (PHREE) are looking for volunteers for Take Back the Night, a national event with the goal of ending sexual violence,  set for April 30. Members held a meeting Feb. 19, to recruit students. Ewelina Taran, Resident Director and main organizer, said the group ho...

Putting a Face to the Civil Rights Movement

Amanda Montigney, Reporter

March 1, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News, On Campus Events

As part of Black History Month, the university is showing the movie “Selma” with the first person account by civil rights activist Mary Hudson. Dan Kimbrough, Assistant Professor of Mass Communications and Design, will read a foreword by Hudson, who is also Kimbrough's mother. The film chronicles Rev. Martin Luther King Jr...

Amiable Animals Support Owners

Amiable Animals Support Owners

March 1, 2018

Special furry creatures on campus are doing wonders for their owners by acting as emotional support pets. Amy Disher, a sophomo...

VPAA Gives Seniors a Taste of Sophistication

Lena Williams, Reporter

December 16, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News, On Campus Events

The university held its first free wine tasting for seniors  Nov. 17. Dr. David Rehm, Vice President of Academic Affairs and self described wine connoisseur,  hosted the event with the Potentate of Pinot Nior, the Maharajah of Merlot, and the Sovereign of Syrah. Previously, Dr. Rehm was the Provost at Mount St. Mary University wh...

How has Society ‘Hijacked’ Meaning of Christmas?

Lena Williams, Reporter

December 16, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News

Could you live on a $4.18 per day food budget? Students, faculty and staff  found the challenge unappetizing during Hunger and Homeless week, when Campus Ministry offered the SNAP challenge. The week-long challenge was to show how difficult it is for millions of low-income families to afford nutritious foods and avoid hun...

Tuition and Fees to Rise

Destiny Anderson, Reporter

December 16, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Students can expect to see a hike in tuition and fees in the coming school year, but these costs will help improve the university in the short and long-term, officials say. Students will see a five percent increase in undergraduate tuition, along with a three percent rise in room and board costs in fall 2018. Many colleges...

Students wonder why hallway discussions were tabled

Daniella Amendola, Print Editor

December 16, 2017

Filed under Campus Life, News

The round table on third floor of Mercy Hall, a popular student and faculty gathering spot, is gone, and students are wondering why. Shortly after Thanksgiving, students were greeted with a missing table and a sign saying that the table had been moved to Mercy 335. “I was going to a draft meeting when I first discovered that the...

Have You Seen Your Oranges Today?

Have You Seen Your Oranges Today?

December 6, 2017

Inspiration walks on campus, preferably on warm days, wearing a hat and white sneakers. She often stops to talk to passersby and can be easily mi...

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