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The society of American Military Engineers will be coming to Mercer soon.  (photo borrowed from SAME's official website)

The Society of American Military Engineers is Mercer’s new kid on the block

The motion to make the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) a recognized Mercer student organization passed unanimously March 3. The group, headed by sophomore Matthew Long, is part of a national organization that has over 50 student chapters across the nation. They focus on  “maintaining the support of American engineering,” Long said. SAME got its start at Mercer last year[Read More…]

5 things: Bearstock 2015, Medical Marijuana Bill, Ebola’s making a comeback? and more

5 things: Bearstock 2015, Medical Marijuana Bill, Ebola’s making a comeback? and more

Who’s playing at Bearstock? For the past month, guess what was our website’s “most-searched engine term”? Yes, that’s right — Bearstock 2015. The announcement you’ve all been waiting to hear will be made on March 4. Mercer’s Quadworks plans to release the list of headliners over social media. The Cluster will also publish an article providing you with a little background[Read More…]

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Suntrust Park Awaits

2014 Season: 79–83 (T-2nd in National League East; no playoffs) Coming off their worst record since 2008 (72-90), the Braves went 7-18 in the final month of the season. The Atlanta Braves finished the 2014 season on a low note. Not only finishing under .500 and not making the playoffs, but what remains to be seen is that September baseball[Read More…]

by Mar 1 0 comments Atlanta, Baseball, Sports
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A Fallen Halo: A Mortal Reminder

We idolize them when we are younger, and place them on a pedestal as we age. We view them as some sort of demi-god, as if they were born from some celestial body. We wear their jerseys, desire their autographs, and teach our children about them through folklore. In more ways than one, we live vicariously through their play on[Read More…]

Forever to Know

I remember the day we met. I wore purple ribbons in my hair. They matched the baby bop t-shirt I was wearing. That we were wearing. We swore we would be friends until our hair were grey. Until old age made our voices shake. I remember when your grandpa died; we held hands throughout the wake. And when my dad[Read More…]

Photo credit The National Association of State Coordinators for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.

Manifesto of Higher Education

A spectre is haunting higher education – the spectre of social stratification. Education remains the primary means of social mobility and decreasing economic inequality in our nation. In order to effectively deal with the issue of economic inequality, institutions of higher learning will need to leverage their resources and influence to make real and positive change. Expanding access is one[Read More…]

by Mar 1 0 comments Atlanta, Opinions