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Phish Me Not: Computer Safety

Alexandria Smith, Copy Editor

February 26, 2013

Faculty, staff and students got a heads-up about the dangers of hacking and the importance of computer security in a Security Awareness Program presented by the Information Technology Department. Hacking is receiving national news coverage. The social media heavyweight Facebook was hacked by a “sophisticated” attempt...

No Roster, No Problem

Morgan Harding, Print Editor

January 29, 2013

Junior education major Marisa Ferenchick was concerned when she learned that Language Arts Methods, a course she needed to graduate with an education degree, did not roster.  Only three people signed up for the course – so students were automatically transferred to a directed study. Ferenchick said she discovered benefits...

Father, Where Art Thou?

Ellen Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2013

Students who regularly attend mass in the university chapel have become used to welcoming a new priest to campus each week, and they are looking forward to the arrival of a new, full-time Chaplain after the departure of Father Don Williams last year. Finding one is the challenge. Father Muldowney, Victor General of the...

Facilities Fighting Off Jack Frost

Courtney Garloff, Staff Writer

January 29, 2013

With lots already full, some students are worried about how snow and other winter weather will affect the availability of parking. First year student Kassie Williams, who keeps her car on campus because of her weekend job, said parking is often a concern. “I’m worried about losing a parking spot. What happens if I have...

Cash Chugged, Sipped Away

Ellen Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2012

College grads move out into the real world with $26,600 debt on average, and that dollar amount is growing each year. Included in that steep sum is the cost of tuition, books, meal plans, residential life – and alcohol. The average college student spends $900 a year on alcohol, according to the Student Health Service from...

Students Help Pick New Pres

Arthur Dowell, Web Master

December 4, 2012

Students who assisted in choosing the university's new president say they learned a lot in the process. As the Board of Trustees searched for a new face of the university, they asked a panel of actively involved students to sit with the four presidential candidates and find out what each has to offer. The panel was setup...

Rampant Oinkerism

Morgan Harding, Print Editor

November 20, 2012

Editors of The Highlander have made a big, sexist "miss-take," a religious studies professor charges. Associate Professor and Chair of religious studies Joesph Curran caught the error when perusing an edition of the campus paper earlier in the semester. He spotted one of his female students in the newspaper's “Man on the Stree...

Men’s Lacrosse Supports Sandy Victims

November 20, 2012

When Misericordia alumni Danny McKeefrey returned to his New York home after Hurricane Sandy made land...

Area Earns High Dishonor

Ellen Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2012

Girls disguised as a toddler from TLC’s Toddlers and Tiaras and a peacock adorned with colorful feathers prepared for a festive college night. They started the evening toasting with gin and tonics and snapping dozens of iPhone photos, “selfies,” as they’re called, snapshots of each girl’s face taken from her outstretched...

Keeping Clean In Cafeteria

Alexandria Smith, Copy Manager

November 6, 2012

Metz Culinary Management staff is continuing to promote food safety, a topic brought into the public spotlight after recent media coverage of tainted food. In spite of wide reform of food safety laws,  the number of Americans falling ill or dying from contaminated food has increased 44 percent since last year, according...

Ready for Students to Stick It

Morgan Harding, Print Editor

November 6, 2012

Students are forgoing flu shots so far this season, according to student health center officials. Anita Yurek, RN and staff nurse at the Student Health Center, was surprised by how few students have taken advantage of the $10 vaccinations. The health center has had the shots in stock since early in the semester, but only...

Collective Site Ready to Launch

MaryKate Smith, Reporter

November 6, 2012

Ars Liberalis, a new digital humanities website, will be available this fall as a preview, and humanities students are invited to contribute their artistic and scholarly works. “Ideally, the digital humanities collective is open to all students who are majoring or minoring in a field within the humanities,” said Dr. Trisha B...

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