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Lessons Mercer gave me: words of wisdom from past semesters

Brittany Dant

April 25, 2012

Sitting down to write this last column is bittersweet. While I am equal parts terrified and excited to begin my life outside the doors of Mercer undergrad, I will truly miss the friends I have made here, the memories that will remain in my heart and the lessons that I am sure will stick with me forever. Passing...

The power of anonymity

Brittany Dant

April 11, 2012

As I sit down to write this column, I am astounded by how much backlash certain articles that ran in my section in the last edition have received. Most notably Gene Mitchell’s article about students’ call to run for SGA and Bryson Jones’ article about Body By Visalus. While these articles have...

The Cluster endorses Davis/Lovett ticket for SGA president

Brittany Dant

April 9, 2012

For the first time, The Cluster staff has chosen to endorse one of the two tickets running for Student Government Association president and vice-president. After listening intently to the debate and conducting interviews with both presidential hopeful Mollie Davis and her running mate Joshua Lovett, ...

Justice for Trayvon Martin

Brittany Dant

March 28, 2012

So who has heard about the Trayvon Martin case? That might be more of a rhetorical question seeing as how everyone seems to have heard about it. Anyway, for those of you who have been hiding under a rock here is what happened. Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old high school student, was walking home from a...

Limbaugh's attack of contraception proponent is appalling, disgusting

Brittany Dant

March 14, 2012

Who has heard of the Rush Limbaugh scandal revolving around his brutal slander of third year law student Sandra Fluke on his radio show? I had no idea about it until yesterday, showing how extremely behind I am on American news, or what counts as news these days. I was helplessly unaware of the situation,...

Macon: a town to explore

Brittany Dant

March 14, 2012

As a freshman at Mercer I was not interested in how many things there were to do in Macon. Let’s face it I was the girl who got extremely lost on the way to Target and who could not find Wal-Mart for the first month of school. As a sophomore and junior I cared more about the downtown nightlife than...

Center for Collaborative Journalism gives new hope to JMS students

Center for Collaborative Journalism gives new hope to JMS students

Brittany Dant

February 22, 2012

It was announced before Christmas last year that Mercer and local media were coming together to create a Center for Collaborative Journalism. As a follow up to that, the director for Mercer’s new Center for Collaborative Journalism was announced this week. Tim Reagan-Porter is the President and...

Mercer Alumnus speaks at Law School

Brittany Dant

February 8, 2012

Mercer Law alumni and New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry visited Mercer Law School Friday, February 3 at noon to speak to law students, staff and fans alike. Berry is the author of nine best-selling international suspense thrillers including The Jefferson Key, The Paris Vendetta and The Templar Lega...

Brutal crimes need punishment

Brittany Dant

February 8, 2012

  It was announced this week by District Attorney Greg Winters that he will be seeking to try seven Macon teenagers as adults in the case of the rape of a Northeast High School student in January. The accused include two fifteen-year old students and a fourteen-year old student who were charged...

EBT revisions necessary

Brittany Dant

January 25, 2012

Like many other students at Mercer, when I go home for school breaks I work a part-time job for extra money and to stave off boredom. I work at a chain grocery store where day after day I ring peoples’ groceries up. It was through my experiences working at the grocery store that I started to notice...

'Twilight' is still the worst

'Twilight' is still the worst

Brittany Dant

December 7, 2011

In Breaking Dawn: Part 1, yes I saw Breaking Dawn, the two star-crossed lovers straight out of a sci-fi Romeo and Juliet are given yet another set of obstacles to over-come. In this installment of the popular series we see the marriage, honeymoon and the resulting child of Bella and Edward Cullen. ...

Christmas focus should be family

Brittany Dant

December 7, 2011

The holiday season is now upon us. Meaning, as if life was not stressful enough already, you have presents to buy, food to consume, traffic to contend with and potential News Year’s resolutions to make. While winter is not exactly my favorite time of year, I like being warm rather than freezing certain...

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