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Multicultural and Ally Join Forces

Kailene Nye, Reporter

March 21, 2019

Students in the Ally and Multicultural Clubs collaborated to host an event in celebration of Black History Month. Members ran a discussion panel on black LGBTQ+ culture Feb. 27. Kayli Boyes, junior occupational therapy major and the Communication Coordinator for Ally said this was not the first time the two clubs have...

Misericordia Ain’t Got Talent?

Chase Shustack, Reporter

March 21, 2019

Cougar Radio’s Staff Talent Show has been cancelled due to lack of student and faculty participation. Response for the Feb. 7 show was minimal, and organizers moved back the date by a few weeks to await additional responses. No acts signed up, and two out of seven scheduled acts backed out due to a scheduling error. With...

R.A. Programs Offer Double Benefits

Isaac Glidewell, Reporter

February 24, 2019

Matthew Troioni,  first year occupational therapy major, said he  noticed something important about the many activities that Resident Assistants hold throughout the year. “It seemed like everyone was bonding together, strengthening their relationships while having a good time and doing something other than just sitting...

Large Number of Students Seek R.A. Positions

Adam Myers, Re

February 24, 2019

Residence Life staffers are interviewing and evaluating an unusually high number of students seeking to fill a maximum of 15 Resident Assistant positions. The number of applications has more than doubled as compared to recent years, with 45 residents seeking positions, said Dominick de Matteo, Area Coordinator for Residence...

FarMU Fights Food Insecurity

Zoe Laporte, Multimedia Editor

February 24, 2019

It was the first sunny day in what felt like a year-long rain storm. The farm smelled like manure, the horses neighed quietly in the distance, and the sun shined down on a group of people. A Misericordia University student studying business administration walked across the muddy ground, surrounded by other students from Marywood...

Recruiting is on for Esports Coaches, Players

Recruiting is on for Esports Coaches, Players

February 24, 2019

The university is forming an esports team. Esports, or competitive video gaming, is a popular activity...

‘Rivals become friends’ at Faculty, Staff Talent Show

Adam Myers, Reporter

February 9, 2019

Cougar Radio will host a faculty, staff talent show in the Lemmond Theater to benefit sixteen-year-old student, wrestler, and track athlete Timmy Ward, who is battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The Feb. 7 talent show will feature staff and faculty members,  including professors, alumni officers, and librarians will perform ...

New Gallery Exhibit Challenges Perception

Chase Shustack, Reporter

February 9, 2019

A chair made entirely of photographs. A picture of women riddled with bullet holes.  Plaster busts of human forms that contort and warp into bizarre forms at just a touch. These are just a few of the pieces  on display as part of the "Emerging Dimensions" exhibit in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery. The  installation is...

SLP Research Group Honored

SLP Research Group Honored

February 9, 2019

A research poster by a student-faculty research team in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology ...

Women’s Undefeated Basketball Team Faces Toughest Task Against DeSales

Women’s Undefeated Basketball Team Faces Toughest Task Against DeSales

Parker Abate, Reporter

January 18, 2019

The women’s basketball team is off to the best start in program history after racking up 16 straight wi...

Little Known Scholarship Honors Local Chappaquiddick Figure

Erin O'Brien and Nicole Giammarino

December 13, 2018

The Mary Jo Kopechne Scholarship was established in 2014 to  honor its namesake Mary Jo Kopechne, who perished in the notorious Chappaquiddick accident involving the late Senator Edward Kennedy. Kapechne was originally from Wilkes Barre. She graduated from Caldwell College for women with a degree in business administration...

Understanding Through Dialogue at ‘Food for Thought’

Erin O'Brien, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Students were thinking, but they weren't necessarily looking for answers at the "Food for Thought" event held  by the Department of Philosophy Nov. 27 in the McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. The department holds the event twice each year, said philosophy professor Krisztnia Sajber. "Our goal is to provide a...

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