Mercy Chang Staffwriter

Class of 2007


  • ‘Instant win’ games could stand a little speeding up

    It might not seem like a big deal to most people, but whenever I buy a bottle of soda from Entropy or one of the strategically placed vending machines on campus, and I see on the label that “X” beverage company is using an instant-win promotion to draw consumers, it makes me slightly annoyed.

    Forum | April 10, 2006
  • Success is about more than just Olympic gold medals

    Ever since Michelle Kwan announced her decision to withdraw from the Olympics, all we’ve heard from the media is how tragic her story is. True, Michelle has been on the quest for the so-called “elusive” gold medal for about a decade. Indeed, it’s saddening to hear of all the injuries that she’s sustained in her noteworthy journey. However, we must consider that maybe withdrawing from the Olympics ...

    Forum | February 27, 2006
  • Cows + chocolate [does not equal] healthy Pa.

    Anyone driving east toward Philadelphia knows that, if anything, there are abundances of cows, trees, trees, cows, cows, and more cows in Pennsylvania. And of course, when there are cows, there’s milk, and when there’s milk, there’s chocolate. Although Pennsylvania is known for steel mills, Heinz ketchup, the Steelers, and cows, we’re also known for chocolate. Centered in Hershey, Pa., is everyone...

    Pillbox | February 27, 2006
  • What hope does humanity have without Barbie and Ken?

    It’s been two years since Barbie and Ken officially broke up back in February of 2004. After 43 wonderful years together, Barbie and Ken called it quits just two days before the second most stressful holiday of the year: Valentine’s Day. However, Mattel’s vice president of marketing, who was also the couple’s business manager, maintained that the two still cared deeply for each other and would “re...

    Forum | February 13, 2006
  • Statistically Speaking

    Since the United States Drug Enforcement Administration repositioned its resources to combat drug smuggling in other parts of the world, the number of illicit drug trafficking organizations in Mexico and Central America has increased. Aside from surgically implanting drug packets in human couriers, U.S. officials have recently discovered that smugglers in Colombia have resorted to placing packets ...

    News | February 6, 2006