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Writer’s Room: “Rentless”

Rachelle Ahern

October 28, 2019

Under the layers and shells Of the person I am There's someone who's evolving That I don't quite understand There's self confidence, Assurance Someone standing up for me Someone brave and courageous Who believes in what I can be There's a renewed energy A burning hot flame The fire of motivation That pushes past...

Women’s Basketball Team Looks to Build on Last Year’s Success

Women’s Basketball Team Looks to Build on Last Year’s Success

October 28, 2019

Misericordia’s head women’s basketball coach Jason Rhine had a tall task ahead of him when he became...

Women’s Volleyball Is Ready To Take The Next Step

Women’s Volleyball Is Ready To Take The Next Step

October 8, 2019

The women's volleyball team has seen a ton of growth since the hiring of Coach Rob Wingert. Wingert, a former...

Writer’s Room: A Mother’s Advice To Love

Jess Vera

October 8, 2019

Dedicated to my son Damien. Dearest child of mine, I know you don’t know it yet, but one day this day will come to pass. I see it now, as I watch you caress the small, gentle lady bug that travels near your desk, There is curiosity in your eyes, Where did it come from?  Won’t it be missed?   My...

Writer’s Room: Cries from a flower

Ayanna Dexter, Columnist

September 21, 2019

The warm heat hit my face as the rays from the sunlight entered my room. It's another morning, another morning to be nourished and grow. I'm excited today to be loved and cared for. I wait patiently to be watered, all my flaws to be plucked away; but as the day goes by no one shows to tend to my needs. I sit there in my...

Football Looks To Make More History

Football Looks To Make More History

September 21, 2019

Misericordia’s football team has experienced a ton of growing pains since the program has gotten o...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

September 9, 2019

For this week’s Captain Corner, I went with a two-sport athlete who seems to rarely have free time. However, her work ethic is impressive and truly admirable. Junior Dani Clifford, a dual major in statistics and sports management, is involved with more than any person should handle. Being a two-sport athlete, especially in...

Writer’s Room: 24 Hours a Day

Ayanna Dexter, Staff Writer

September 8, 2019

I cried as you walked away. After spending everyday with you, it broke my heart to accept The fact that things have to change, for now. No more lying next to you. No more breakfast or lunch dates. No more being 5 minutes away from you. We’re now 2 hours too much apart and I dread to be in your presence as before. You...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

April 25, 2019

Kaila Quinlivan, junior and nursing major, is working her way to being one of those most dominant attacks that women’s lacrosse has ever had. Allow me to introduce the powerhouse with some of the accolades she has earned over the last two years. She has started 40 games and tallied up 152 points with 92 goals and 60 assists....

Tips from an Amateur Plant Mom

Annette Ritzko, Web Editor

April 25, 2019

Last year my wonderful friend Leah gifted me an amaryllis, or an Amaryllis belladonna, growing kit. Growing it appeared to be simple enough because it came with easy instructions and all the necessary supplies, such as a plastic pot, a dirt pellet and the bulb itself. Being a rather lazy person, I had set it aside to grow at ...

Captain’s Corner

Mike Diakunczak, Columnist

March 21, 2019

For this week’s Captain’s Corner, I decided to switch it up and profile a coach instead of an athlete this year. Aaron Mershman was named the new offensive line and strength and conditioning coach for the  football team last August. Coming off another 1-9 season and the departure of another offensive lineman coach, Mershman...

Tips from an Amateur Plant Mom

Tips from an Amateur Plant Mom

February 25, 2019

I could not take my eyes off of an immense Jade plant, or Crassula ovata, while waiting for class in ...

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