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RAs, RDs Train for Students’ Safety

Falon Nonnemacher, Reporter

May 25, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Student safety is a growing concern after recent school shootings, but Resident Assistants stay up-to-date on training to keep students safe. An RA is usually the first staff member to respond to an incident in the residence halls. Staff are trained to handle a wide range of dangerous situations. “The training ranges from res...

Shuttle Malfunction Resolved

Amanda Montigney and Annette Ritzko

May 25, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

There was no break in shuttle service after one vehicle broke down, only minor inconveniences to students, officials say. One of the main shuttles that hauls students to and from Passan Hall returned to full-working order in April after an unexpected engine malfunction that left it unusable for close to three weeks. April Hink...

Ministry Wakes from Hiatus

Annette Ritzko, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

Renewed student interest is reviving the Students for Life ministry after a hiatus. The Students for Life Ministry, which is part of Campus Ministry, will restart after over a year without a leader,  said Christine Somers, Director of Campus Ministry. “What seemed to happen with the group is that it fizzled because as people...

Multicultural Club to Expand Outreach, Recruiting Strategies

Multicultural Club to Expand Outreach, Recruiting Strategies

May 25, 2018

Multicultural Club leaders question a decrease in membership and seek to grow it. The club once had over ...

Spring Finally Blooms

Michael Murphy, Reporter

May 2, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

Grounds crews are starting to plant flowers around campus to recreate the famously beautiful campus scenery.  Students are finding colorful flowers throughout the grounds. Grounds manager Laurie Finnegan and staff plant marigolds every spring. "They are yellow, so they are a school color," Finnegan said. Marigolds are also resi...

Officials: Fire Emergency Education Needed

Sierra Crane, Reporter

May 2, 2018

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Officials think they know the cause of a recent rash of dormitory fire alarms: cooking problems. There have been 65 fire activations on campus since September 1, and 45 of those have been in the resident halls, according to Robert Zavada, Director of Campus Safety and Security. Zavada said one fire alarm activation is scheduled in each r...

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...

‘Take Back the Night’ a Success

Amanda Montigney and Annette Ritzko

May 2, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

The first annual Take Back the Night offered students creative and educational events to raise awareness about sexual violence. Take Back the Night, held on campus April 25 in the Wells Fargo Ampitheater, is a nationwide movement and event aimed to ending sexual and domestic violence. The Take Back the Night Foundation serves...

Pres. George Dubbed Mr. Misericordia

Pres. George Dubbed Mr. Misericordia

May 2, 2018

The Class of 2018 proudly presented the Mr. Misericordia competition and dubbed Class President Trevor George the new Mr. Misericordia. T...

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 a...

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...

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