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Medical Majors Form New Club

Brittany Lovette, Reporter

November 20, 2012

Students in medical majors have a new club – the American Medical Student Association. The American Medical Student Association is a national organization for medical and pre-medical chapters. This marks the first year that AMSA will be active on campus as a club, which is run through Student Activities.  Leaders will...

Frank Little Bear’s Culture

Alexandria Smith, Content Manager

November 19, 2012

Guest speaker Frank Little Bear exposed common misconceptions surrounding Native American culture in light of discriminatory media representations at the latest Truth Talk lecture series from the Multicultural Education department . One of many themes that attendees vigorously discussed was the recent decision of the pop...

Students Explore Housing Options

Ellen Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2012

The campus housing lottery is months away but students are already wondering where they are going to live next school year. One of the biggest debates among students is whether or not off campus housing is a good move for them. Assistant Director of Residence Life AJ Nudo believes this decision varies according to the...

Pretty in Pink Week

November 6, 2012

Colleges Against Cancer hosted its annual Pink Week to help raise awareness of breast cancer. Pink...

Lake Street Elite Pumps Up Campus

Gabriella Lengyel, Social Media Manager

October 22, 2012

Football game spirit is brewing throughout campus thanks to Lake Street Elite, Misericordia's spirit committee. LSE originated a few years ago with a group of students who shared the same goal: spreading school spirit. Student Activities asked the group to return to help gain more fan support at home sporting events. Now...

Freshmen Feel Welcome, at Home

Josh Horton, Staff Writer

October 22, 2012

Misericordia welcomed its largest freshman class in school history and no single major program takes the credit: MU is simply a popular place. The inaugural football programs accounted for only a fraction of the large number. Glenn Bozinski, Director of Admissions, has information about why students chose MU. “The increase...

New Ministry Staff Member Graces Campus

New Ministry Staff Member Graces Campus

Arthur Dowell, Web Master

October 10, 2012

Jeff Passetti, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, is the newest member of Ministry staff. Passetti...

Special Interest Housing

Mary Bove, Multimedia Editor

October 8, 2012

Change is roaring through campus with the new R.E.A.C.H. program, which provides substance-free living on campus. The R.E.A.C.H. program, Residents Excelling in Academics, Community and Health, is “an environment for students that share common interest.  They want to shy away from the typical college life type of stuff,”...

Study abroad: No tango in Paris?

Ellen Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2012

Study abroad programs are on the rise throughout the country, according to the Institute of International Education. But during the 2012 spring semester at Misericordia University, only three students studied for a full semester abroad. Kings College and Wilkes University each send between 50 to 60 students abroad per semester. Mollie...

Students Take Break for Service

Ellen Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2012

Service, one of the four charisms of mercy, is the goal of Campus Ministry as staff plans fall break service trips. Twenty students have the chance to travel to either Benson, Vermont or Cumberland, Rhode Island to volunteer with the Sisters of Mercy over fall break. Both locations provide opportunities grounded in an eco...

Students Selected to Lead

Arthur Dowell, Web Master/Online Sports Editor

September 24, 2012

Seven students nominated by members of the MU community plan to participate in the annual Intercollegiate Leadership Wilkes-Barre Program. The program helps student leaders to learn personal leadership styles, arts and culture, communication, community service, emotional intelligence and team growth. The students also get...

Dream Act

Maggy Hanlon, Reporter

September 10, 2012

Editorial Note: Junior Maggy Hanlon attended a Mercy conference in Washington D.C. with other Misericordia students, and she submitted this reflection--and call for political action. Sir Francis Bacon once said, “Knowledge is power.” We have all heard this quote one time or another in our lives, and we are all at Mis...

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