5 things to start your week: Student parking at Mercer, Pedestrian deaths in Macon, Freshman SGA elections and more

Desperate times call for desperate measures during campus construction

Marin Guta

Desperate times call for desperate measures during campus construction

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

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#MercerParkingProbs

In the midst of Mercer’s hectic campus construction, it’s becoming progressively more competitive for students to snag a parking spot. In fact, some students are resorting to desperate measures in order to secure a spot (seen in the picture above). Despite student complaints about the lack of available on-campus parking, administration officials say that there are enough parking spaces for students. According to a poll posted on The Cluster’s website regarding on-campus parking, over 75 percent of students think it’s difficult to secure an on-campus parking spot. What do you think about Mercer’s parking? Do you think it’s difficult to secure a spot, or do you think people are exaggerating? Let us know!

Ingram-Pye Health Center to Open this week

The Ingram-Pye Health Center, run by First Choice Primary Care will open this week. The purpose behind the new health center is to have a nurse practitioner to diagnose and treat the usual student ills. Prescriptions will also be made available to students, according to an article in the (Macon) Telegraph. The logic behind the new center is that poor attendance and poor health contribute to low student achievement. In order to ensure that the students are academically successful, it’s important to keep the kids in school healthy, so the thinking follows.  

Pedestrian Deaths in Macon

Last week, the (Macon) Telegraph ran a series of stories investigating pedestrian fatalities in Macon. In fact, one of the articles discovered that Macon-Bibb was one of the deadliest counties in the state of pedestrians. Over the past five years, the county had over 30 deaths, ranking it the seventh most dangerous Georgia county for walkers.

International Buzz

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has called on protesters on the streets of Kuala Lumpur to “remove” the country’s prime minister. The Cluster is exploring new avenues and will be introducing a international news beat where we will take headline topics you may see in and break it down into sizable portions for you to understand. Elliot James, a double major in international affairs and journalism decided to take a stab at the first international news story. Check it out!

Freshmen Elections for SGA

Hey freshmen, if you want get involved in the Student Government Association, now is your chance. Elections for SGA freshmen senators will be occurring this week.

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