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Stop the measles by stopping misinformation

Over 150 people in the United States have contracted the measles since the start of 2015. 2014 saw nearly 650. When the medical community declared victory over the measles as an endemic disease in 2000, it didn’t foresee a social movement unraveling the decades of work just 15 years later. Vaccination is mandatory across the U.S., but all but two[Read More…]

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Hilary Clinton could change the course of the 2016 election

Though 2015 has only just begun, the field of candidates for next year’s presidential election is already taking shape. The “invisible primary” has already started, as several potential candidates have already started the process of fundraising, endorsement seeking and coalition building. While it’s far too early to determine who will be elected, those who enjoy insanely early election speculation should[Read More…]

Wear what you want, but think about covering up a little

I confess that I wear yoga pants. Since I am a 20-something-year-old female college student, this statement is probably not a surprising one. After all, when you step outside of your residence hall in the morning, you see more yoga pants than blue jeans, khakis, jeggings or dresses. Yoga pants might just be the most important and widely used garment[Read More…]

Relient K will be one of headliner bands at Bearstock 2015

Bearstock 2015 headliner list revealed

  The list is out! Check out the list of headliners and daybands for Bear stock 2015. Headliners Relient K For most millennials, Relient K’s songs will immediately have them reminiscing about rock music, skinny jeans and teen angst. You’ve probably heard their oldie-but-goodie song “Sadie Hawkins Dance.” Maybe the song “Be My Escape” rings a bell? Nonetheless, Relient K’s songs were[Read More…]

Chirag and Christensen have grandiose plans for their 'social community app'

Mercer students create first-ever ‘community media app’

Two Mercer sophomores have created an app that’s poised to challenge some of the biggest titans in social media, such as Facebook. After spending months cooped up in their dorm rooms creating app prototypes and forming a concrete business plan, John Christiansen and Chirag Datta have created what they call the first “community media app.” “Our premise is to take[Read More…]

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Mercer student Jecoliah Wang plays Sibelius' "Violin Concerto in D minor" for masterclass

Ehnes Quartet demonstrates mastery of instrument and inspiring instruction

Violinist James Ehnes boasts an unsurpassed resume. He has recorded and performed Vivaldi, Bartok, and John Adams among works from every corner of the repertoire. His total published recordings now top 35 CDs, recorded as collaborations with various symphonies and his very own Ehnes Quartet. The Quartet has existed in a multitude of formations, until becoming solidified in its current[Read More…]