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The body count rises in ‘Taken 2’ as the plot substance drops

Salim Ali

November 7, 2012

“Taken 2” is the ideal movie for action lovers and fans of the previous movie, “Taken.” Just like the first movie, it is fast-paced with no time wasted getting into the action. If your expectations are fighting, gunplay and more fighting, then you will not be disappointed. However, besides action,...

Build up Macon with Habitat for Humanity

Build up Macon with Habitat for Humanity

Salim Ali

October 10, 2012

Habitat for humanity is an international non-profit organization that describes itself as devoted to building simple, decent and affordable housing. Their goal is to fight poverty and their mission statement is seeking to put God’s love into action. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to bui...

Mercer on Mission students present findings for political science lecture

Salim Ali

September 26, 2012

In an effort to facilitate an understanding of the role of democracy in everyday life, Mercer’s Lyceum in partnership with the Brazil Institute at Mercer and Mercer on Mission presented a lecture on the subject of democracy in the nations of Brazil and South Africa in the McCorkle Music Hall. Four...

We vote, government officials receive employment

Salim Ali

September 26, 2012

The United States and most western states are some form of democracy with the U.S being a representative democracy also known as a Republic. What this means is that sovereignty is in the hand of its citizens and the government acquires its legitimacy from those citizens. In a republic, a government must...

Path to prosperity prevails

Salim Ali

September 12, 2012

Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential pick, Paul Ryan, was crucial in drafting the Republican Party’s budget proposal for 2012. Paul Ryan is so important that the Path to Prosperity is also referred to as the Ryan plan. The plan passed the U.S. House of Representatives due to almost full Republican support...

Milton Friedman had it right, cut equal pay legislation

Salim Ali

April 25, 2012

Equal pay for equal work is a policy that sounds fair and reasonable on the surface. I agree with the principle that men and women of all races should be paid the same wages for the same labor. This pay should be equal to the value that the employers place on their labor. Racism and sexism have no place...

High gas prices a consequence of capitalism

Salim Ali

March 28, 2012

As gas prices have been steadily rising some people have become agitated and are looking for someone to blame. Some blame the federal government because they believe that the president has influence over determining the outcome of tensions between Israel and Iran, whom they also blame for the increase...

Spring Career Fair success

Spring Career Fair success

Salim Ali

February 22, 2012

A Career fair, sponsored by Mercer Career Services, was held on Feb. 15 in the University Center. The fair was open to all students and offered a variety of job and internship opportunities. At the fair there were over 40 potential employers that covered a wide range of career opportunities for all...

Students seek out job advice for both part-time and full-time

Salim Ali

February 8, 2012

Mercer University recently hosted a job search event for students who are looking for assistance in finding part-time or full-time work. There are two kinds of Mercer job seekers. One type is looking for part-time jobs during the semester or during the summer which will be called Type I, and the oth...

Mutual interest and respect, a recipe to transcend foreign language barriers

Salim Ali

February 8, 2012

Video gaming has been evolving and a new type of game has emerged. Moba, which stands for multi-player online battle arena, is a part of the particular game which is called Defense of the Ancients. This is the founding father of mobas. The game originally started off as an offshoot of a popular game ...

'Old Republic' is the perfect MMO

Salim Ali

January 25, 2012

Bioware, a company famous for its role playing games, has recently released a new PC game called Star Wars: The Old Republic. If you’ve ever dreamt of being Darth Maul or Han Solo, this game puts you in the driver’s seat of your own personal heroic story. For the past couple of weeks I was a Sith...

Colbert Report hilarious, satirical but informative for American youth

Salim Ali

January 25, 2012

Stephen Colbert’s television show, the Colbert Report, has had the unintended consequence of educating myself and other young viewers about the intricacies of politics. Stephen Colbert’s form of satire shines a spotlight on issues like the Citizen’s United case, showing the difference between a...

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