The Merciad

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The Merciad
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Mercyhurst University
Editor-in-chief Mathew Anderson
News editor Juan Mendez
Opinion editor Alejandra Zeron
Sports editor Samantha Bante
Photo editor Sami Rapp
Founded 1929
Headquarters Erie, Pennsylvania
Circulation 1,200

The Merciad is the student newspaper at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. The paper was founded in 1929. In 2007 the newspaper’s slogan became “If you don’t want it printed…don’t let it happen," a slogan that is the same as that of the Aspen Daily News, however, the slogan was removed by Editor-in-Chief Mathew Anderson and the paper's staff in 2013 after being deemed unprofessional. It is a free broadsheet-sized newspaper published every Wednesday while classes are in session, with the exception of the week before finals. The newspaper is the recipient of a "Best of Show" award presented February 2008, by the Associated Collegiate Press.[1]


The Merciad newsroom in Erie, Pa.

The mission of The Merciad since 1929 has been to be a reliable source of information for the entire college community. It is to represent, and more importantly, encourage the free expression of ideas essential to an informed academic community. The Merciad is dedicated to gathering college news and distributing a wide array of college information and ideas that are diverse in content, varied in format and rich in viewpoint. It has as its objective to inform, enlighten and promote literacy, while reflecting the multicultural character of the student body. Essential to this mission is an active student advocacy. The Merciad staff, like the college in general, strives to promote the qualities of excellence and creativity in its service to others. It strives to uphold truth, human dignity and the values of its parent institution, and is Catholic in nature and Mercy in tradition as its guiding principles.[2]

The Merciad online

Print editions of The Merciad are published online at in addition to breaking news and college updates.


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