The Highlander

Quality Resume Equals Promising Future

Brittany Hayes, Web Editor

March 12, 2015

   Resume-building is the most-used service at the Insalaco Center for Career Development.    Director Bernadette Rushmer said there are always resources available for students who need help.    “The resume appointment is our best seller here in the Insalaco Center. A lot of what we do individually with students is to help them...

Some students are using Yik Yak to talk trash

Brittany Hayes, Web Editor

December 3, 2014

Yik Yak, an anonymous posting application, is causing a lot of yakking on campus, and much of it is downright mean. Senior communications major Mary Bove said students sometimes make extremely specific posts, and it is not difficult to figure out who the yaks are about. “I always see people being like, ‘Oh, this bae...

Printer Fail: Students Struggle to Print Papers

Brittany Hayes, Web Editor

November 12, 2014

Caffeine Consumption Yields Consequences

Brittany Hayes, Web Editor

October 29, 2014

Anyone on a college campus knows the importance of a cup of joe to students and faculty alike, but caffeine can be very dangerous if not consumed in moderation, particularly with trendy caffeine powders and energy drinks.. Anita Yurek, registered nurse in the Health and Wellness Center, warns students of  the health threats...

Prevention is key to reducing viral risk

Brittany Hayes, Web Editor

October 15, 2014

Students completing clinicals, student teaching, and internships that bring them in contact with children are taking steps to help prevent the spread of a respiratory virus that is sweeping the nation. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses. This virus was first identified in California in...

Hey You, MU! Changes it Up

Brittany Hayes, Web Editor

September 16, 2014

Hey You, MU! and MCN 87 will offer new segments and  shows for both the fall and spring semesters. Taryn Talacka, student producer of Hey You, MU!, said the show, which airs on the university's television station MCN 87, will be the focus of most of the updates.  Hey You, MU! was previously known as Cougar Cast, but producers...

University Celebrates 90 Years of Tradition

Brittany Hayes, Web Editor

September 3, 2014

Misericordia faculty and staff are making the 90th anniversary of the university a year to remember. Sister Jean Messaros, Vice President for Mission Integration, formed a committee last year to ensure events  appeal to all. Members of faculty, mission integration, student affairs, athletics, student government, public rel...

Summer Courses: Fast Track Ahead for Students

Brittany Hayes, Reporter

April 29, 2014

Barbara Leggat, Director for the Center for Adult and Continuing Education and office of summer studies, said accelerated summer courses offer students study time they may not have during the traditional academic year. “The advantage for students is that they are typically only taking one class instead of four or fiv...

Health Care Club Conquers Campus

Brittany Hayes, Reporter

April 29, 2014

Students from the business and physical therapy departments have come together to form the Health Care Management Association [HCMA]. Ryan Hackett, president of the Business Professional Association, said the idea to form the group was first raised by last year’s president and Hackett then gave the proposal a second lo...

Clubs Offer Disability Sensitivity Training Course

Brittany Hayes, Reporter

April 15, 2014

Nadia Santiago was at a laundromat with her fiancée when she was approached by a stranger who told her how inspiring she was. “For what? Doing my laundry?” Santiago asked. Santiago said the stranger approached her because she is a person with cerebral palsy. Debbie Rozear experienced similar interactions with peop...

University Lacks Medical Leave Policy

Brittany Hayes, Reporter

April 15, 2014

Many students face health problems each year - anything from sprained ankles to serious illnesses - but the university does not offer a traditional medical leave policy for students. It might not be needed: Officials say they will work with students who are struggling with health problems. Emergency medical leave traditionally e...

Thinkers Gather at Annual Philosophy Conference

Brittany Hayes, Reporter

April 15, 2014

The Eastern Pennsylvanian Philosophical Association Conference was a massive hit with almost 90 philosophy lovers, students and scholars in attendance. The event, which was sponsored by the philosophy department and The Living Philosophy Project, was made up of four sessions with options for students and schol...

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