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The Merciad, Jan. 28, 2009

The Merciad, Jan. 28, 2009

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Vol.82, No.15/1.28.09/Free
Prischak shoots andscores a millenium
Senior guard reaches1,000th point
Read more on Page 18
Eat wings,save a life
Erie’s Buffalo Wild Wings willdonate a percentage ofMonday’s earnings to theSteve Giallourakis Fund
Junior Maeve McGoff producesa Mercyhurst version of MTV’sCribs with an inside look intostudent housing.
Read more on Page 2Read more on Page 3
Deals on mealsat Smugglers’
Bayfront restaurant offersmeals at half price from4 to 6 p.m.
Read more on Page 6
Scoot Williams photo
Page 2January 28, 2009
 The charitable qualities of Mercyhurst College’s studentsand faculty are shown throughtheir ability to help people facing difficult situations.Steve Giallourakis, 18, hasbeen diagnosed with two typesof cancer.Steve is the younger brotherof Nick Giallourakis. Nick is aMercyhurst alumnus from thegraduating class of 2008.Steve was first diagnosed with a type of bone cancer,osterosarcoma, which startedin his lower spine and spread tohis lungs. After receiving chemotherapy treatment, Steve was diagnosed with secondary leukemia.Steve is undergoing anotherround of chemotherapy. He willreceive a bone marrow transplantafter his treatment if everything goes as planned.“Once he gets that he ishopefully done if the new bonemarrow accepts his body,” Nick said.“Once this happens he willbe in the hospital for about fiveor six weeks and will be in andout of the hospital for check-upson his bone marrow for a long time.”Steve’s struggles have inspiredNick.“The kid is amazing how hecan push through something life threatening more than once.He has kept my family and mestrong in spirit even though wethink we are the ones keeping him strong,” Nick said. To help the Giallourakis family finance Steve’s cancer treatment, Jill Slomski, the assistant profes-sor of marketing in the WalkerSchool of Business, challengedher Sales Management class toraise as much money as possible.Senior Danni Lockerbie isfundraising at her work, Buffalo Wild Wings.On Monday, Feb. 2, everyone who eats at Buffalo Wild Wingsand would like to participate inthe fundraiser will have 15 per-cent of their total check donateddirectly to the University Hospi-tal: Steve Giallourakis Fund. The fundraiser will take placeat Buffalo Wild Wings at 2075Interchange Road.For students interested indonating to the Steve Gialloura-kis Fund, go to Buffalo Wild Wings and eat a big meal. Wings have never tasted sogood!
By Kelly Luoma
Staff writer
Save a life, eat buffalo wings
There will be a fundraiser for Steve Giallourakis at Buffalo Wild Wings on Feb., 2. Steve is the younger brother of a Mercyhurst alumnus and has been diagnosed with two types of cancer.From left to right: Phil Giallourakis, Steve Giallourakis, Mrs. Giallourakis, Nick Giallourakis.
Contributed photo
Friday, Jan. 30
LSC Women’s Hockey-4:30 p.m.-MIC
Friday, Jan. 30
Midnight Breakfast-12 a.m.-Union
Saturday, Jan. 31
Murder Mystery Dinner-6 p.m.-EganAmbassador Club is selling raffle tickets to win aSuper Bowl basket filled with all the snacks and gift cardsPrice:1 ticket - $15 tickets - $3arm’s length - $5Tickets are on saleuntil Friday, Jan. 30.
Fiesta Friday
$5 for two tacos,rice, drink, chips andsalsa from
El Canelo
Bring cash, CampusCash or Laker Loot!
Friday, Jan. 30at 12:15 p.m.
Page 3January 28, 2009
Evening Mass at Christ the KingChapel changed to 4:30 p.m. dueto the Super Bowl.
Play and Pray:
“The Intersection of TraditionalNotions of Justiceand International Prosecutions inthe Age of Terrorism”
Tuesday, Feb. 3Mercy Heritage Room6 p.m.
Pre-Law Society Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 3 in Sullivan 1 at 5 p.m.
HurstTV, the MercyhurstCollege CommunicationDepartment’s student-run tele- vision station, airs programsput together by communica-tion department students com-pleting their practicum require-ments. Junior Maeve McGoff andpartner senior Jeff Stoll haveput together a show similarto MTV’s Cribs called HurstHomes.“I got the idea from the real-ity TV show MTV’s Cribs wherecelebrities show off their classy cars and huge homes, but putit on Mercyhurst College’s levelof dinky dorms and 38th Streetshacks,” McGoff said.She said this would give theopportunity for students toshow what it’s like to live off-campus versus on campus. According to McGoff, theshow allows not only Mercy-hurst students, but also thegeneral public, to see a typicalcollege kid’s lifestyle and living space.“We have all experiencedMercyhurst College’s living situations from the burning  water of a Baldwin Hall showerif someone on the 2nd floor would flush the toilet, heard theghost stories of Egan, experi-enced one of those ‘ragers’ inthe Suites as a freshman andgot in trouble for breaking curfew in McCauley,” McGoff said.“Then once sophomoreyear hits, depending on yourhousing point situation, youget a nice apartment or live inthe 600s…nonetheless, we allknow what’s really behind the12 layers of off-white painton the halls, what health andsafety checks really mean, leaky ceilings, aggravating two-hour waits for someone to get theirclothes out of the washer andthe arguments between whogets the bigger room. In sum-mary, everyone can relate to ashow like this.” The idea was generated by McGoff last year, but filming did not begin until last term.Filming and touring theliving spaces takes one to threehours, but the Hurst Homesteam spends upwards of 20hours editing the footage, which includes adding in “typi-cal and extremely cheesy rapsound clips” for the appropri-ate moments and scenes in thedifferent areas of the housesand apartments.“Originally, we wanted to doa dorm, an apartment and anoff-campus house; however, wefilmed Jeff’s girlfriend’s apart-ment and I just filmed myself and my housemates,” McGoff said.“So the next episode, we willfeature different groups whoaren’t our good friends. Well,depending on if people are willing to be on it.” Junior Megan Rasmussen wasone of the residents featured inher on-campus apartment.“Being fans of the show cribs, my roommates and I were glad to do it. All we hadto do was show our apartmentand talk about the pros andcons of living on campus andthe pros and cons of the actualapartment we live in,” Rasmus-sen said.Rasmussen said she andher roommates enjoyed being filmed for the show and show-ing off their apartment.“Hopefully what we saidabout the apartment and on-campus housing will be consid-ered in future renovations,” Ras-mussen’s roommate juniorCourtney Loper said.McGoff goes on to say that Hurst Homes allows fornumerous episodes becausethere are tons of differenttypes of homes and situationsto capture. Junior Stevie Crisci, wholives with McGoff, said, “Whilegiving the tour of our house,I didn’t feel pressured like youthink you would in front of a video camera; it was laid back and fun.”McGoff thinks that students will really be able to relate tothe show. She thinks the trialsand tribulations students face will be similar.McGoff also hopes thatthe issues in the current living spaces for upper classmen oncampus will come to light andsolutions will be more readily offered.“It’s not some talk show  with the same background andtopics; it’s out of the studio andthe students get to become theirown host for the rest of us,”McGoff said.“Watching it, it just makesyou realize, you can’t com-plain. Everyone goes throughcooking Ramen noodles fournights a week, eating unhealthy amounts of ‘Hot n’ Readys, waiting in line for your room-mate to get out of the shower,but really, this lifestyle doesn’tchange on or off campus. How-ever, maybe it’s a bigger living area but that’s pretty much allthe same.”
By Ashley Pastor
Staff writer
HurstTV dives intocampus cribs
The English Departmentinducted 15 majors andminors into Sigma Tau Delta,the EnglishInternational Society:
Zoey Alderman-Tuttle, Marco AntonioBlanco, Kyle R. King, Alexandra Halin,Raymond L. Horton, Sr. Juliet K.Nakayiza and Alicia M. Rankin
Halle Kostansek, Kallen Dearnbarger,Lindy Smart, Rachel Adamitis, RachelRoney, Patrick Silvis, Amy Kuhnlein and John S. Torrelli

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