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Rhino heads go missing

Cecilia Villagomez

April 25, 2013

In the midst of the explosive tragedies that have shook our nation, across the pond slightly ‘less’ tragic events have taken place. I think this is one of those cases where shock and triviality go hand in hand. Seriously. Four rhino heads were stolen from a museum in Dublin, Ireland. Rhino heads....

The pizza box conundrum

Cecilia Villagomez

April 25, 2013

With this being my last issue as both an editor and a senior undergraduate, I have decided to present to you what I like to call the pizza box conundrum. About a month ago I was soliciting the people around me for possible topics for opinions pieces. If you saw the last issue, you might have noticed...

Dear critical readers:

Cecilia Villagomez

April 25, 2013

Over the course of this school year, I have had to frequently write opinions articles to fill my section. This hasn’t been a secret for those of you who have read my section regularly. In fact, among the Cluster staff members, the Opinions section has often been referred to as ‘Cecilia’s Opinions.”...

A graduating senior’s perspective: Mercer changed

Cecilia Villagomez

April 25, 2013

I created the title in hopes that I would be purposely vague with what Mercer changed. For one, looking around the landscape of campus these past few days, Mercer has definitely changed. Porter Patch is now a pile of red clay and rubble. Crush and go gravel covers the pathways that were part of my daily...

Boston Marathon bombing leaves nation breathless

Cecilia Villagomez

April 25, 2013

Pardon the terrible pun, but the events happening in Boston as well as the explosion in Waco, Texas really have me shaken up. I’m not even trying to make light of the situation. This is seriously the first time I have really felt affected by a disaster like the Boston Marathon bombings. I drive around...

Fitness apps on smartphones work

Cecilia Villagomez

April 10, 2013

Now that spring is kind of upon us, it’s about that time to get bikini-bod ready. Spring Break was the warm-up, but now that summer is almost here we are about to run a marathon! Beach, here we come! First thing usually on everyone’s mind is the weight that you have put on from all those late nights...

Chemical found in red meat kills

Cecilia Villagomez

April 10, 2013

As someone who only regularly started eating red meat when I got to college, I was brought up with the mantra that I shouldn’t eat red meat because it was going to give me high blood pressure. While this is true, I didn’t understand why. In fact, a lot of people didn’t understand why this was the...

Man still alive after ingesting 40,000 ecstasy pills

Cecilia Villagomez

April 10, 2013

I can always count on BBC to produce some pretty interesting news articles. When I noticed the headline Man ‘took 40,000 ecstasy tablets,’ I’ll admit I was intrigued. Apparently, according to the article, a man was recorded as using an estimated 40,000 ecstasy pills in his life, most of which were...

Topless women protest, Vladimir Putin laughs

Cecilia Villagomez

April 10, 2013

Coming from a female’s perspective, I cannot adequately answer the following question. But I can take it with a grain of salt and chuckle. So, what would you do if you were a male president of an organization or, let’s say, a country and a group of topless women came to protest? The Independent reports...

Thieves grab Nutella off truck

Cecilia Villagomez

April 10, 2013

Last issue, while I was looking around for various articles to be opinionated about, I happened upon an article from the UK about children throwing pancakes at each other. I was slightly taken aback by the triviality of the article, but thought it was entertaining so I wrote something about it. This...

NASA astronauts turned space cowboys

Cecilia Villagomez

April 10, 2013

Headline: NASA plans to lasso asteroid, bring it closer to Earth, senator says. Initial reaction: What? Are you crazy? Why in the world would you want to bring an asteroid closer to us? Isn’t NASA supposed to blow that sort of thing up in order to keep us safe? I think the Russians would agree. They...

Macon mural hidden in post office

Cecilia Villagomez

April 10, 2013

Recently the Atlanta Journal Constitution published an article about a mural painted by artist George Beattie being slowly hidden from public eye. My own interest was piqued when I noticed that the mural in question was painted in downtown Macon, just inside the lobby of the post office located on College...

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