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‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
October 8
Filed under Columns, Football, Showcase, Sports

  One of the lasting pieces of advice my coach has told me was simply this: Anybody can do it once, but those who can back it up and do it consistently are the ones who prove to be elite Division-I athletes. And that’s true for any college sport, or really, anything in life. When we set...

‘The Ruling’: This Tech needs to be a ‘W’ on the schedule

‘The Ruling’: This Tech needs to be a ‘W’ on the schedule

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
September 16
Filed under Columns, Football

Starting the season 0-2 was a very real possibility for Mercer football -- it’s just a reality that didn’t need to come into fruition. The Bears carried major momentum into the start of 2016 after winning two of their final three conference games in 2015, most notably against Chattanooga. For...

“Beauty Behind the Madness” makes the ficklest Weeknd fans proud

“Beauty Behind the Madness” makes the ficklest Weeknd fans proud

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer
September 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Music, Reviews, Showcase

From behind the shroud of animosity, alternative R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, carefully worked for years to cultivate his distinct sound. Deemed a “no-hit wonder” by the likes of The New York Times, this Canadian crooner rose to popularity without becoming the darling of a famed re...

What to Wear for Graduation

Sarah Ugan
April 19
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

    Graduation is right around the corner (sorry for the reminder), and on top of the long to-do list that already stretches for miles, what to wear for the big day is a looming question. The Mercer website provides a concise (and vague) description: “Men should wear dark slacks, dark shoes, ...

Surviving Registration

Surviving Registration

Chelsey Guy
October 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

It is that time of year again. That stressful, nerve-racking, why-is-this-the-struggle time of year that Mercer students call registration is quickly approaching. With registration beginning for honors students and athletes next week, most students are reminded of the horrors of this time of year. ...

Election night may just be the beginning

Election night may just be the beginning

Jordan Price
October 20
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Columns, Opinions

Election 2014 has been an odd paradox: chaotic and exciting yet consistent and static. Some races (like Kansas & Georgia for Democrats as well as Colorado & Iowa for Republicans) have become or remained unexpectedly competitive. However, the overall picture of the 2014 midterms has been remarkably stable;...

Letter from the editor: Bragg Jam a symbol of changing times

Letter from the editor: Bragg Jam a symbol of changing times

Emily Farlow
July 29
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Cluster Editorial, Columns, Opinions

When I tell people that I love Macon, I often get strange looks. "Well, you're the only one," many people say. Thankfully, that attitude is changing, and people who don't love Macon or who insist there's nothing to do there are quickly running out of evidence to back up their claims. Naysayers would...

Kill Your Idols

Kill Your Idols

Eric Brown
April 25
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

This is my last issue at The Cluster, meaning that my long and rambling column is finally at its end. All three of my readers must be disappointed and heartbroken. And so am I. I’ve spent the last four years working at The Cluster, from its first issue my freshman year right up until this one. A...

Popham Culture

Popham Culture

Jonathan Popham
April 25
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

After quite an adventure, my time with the Cluster has come to a close. It’s impossible for me to capture how great of an experience I have had with this newspaper, and how thankful I am for the opportunities and experiences I earned under its tutelage. I’ve loved my time here and will always re...

Popham Culture

Popham Culture

Jonathan Popham
April 11
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

Cathartic and intimate, Barna Howard’s freshman recording leaves listeners feeling cleansed. His eponymous debut was released in February. Originally from rural Eureka, Missouri, he’s worked his way through the country, living in Chicago, Boston, and currently Portland.  With lyrics that cou...

Kill Your Idols: 'Chronically' amazing

Kill Your Idols: 'Chronically' amazing

Eric Brown
April 11
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

Alright, I think it’s time for a change of pace. For months I’ve talked about classic and not so classic rock albums, and pretty much ignored any type of music that wasn’t based on loud guitars and pop hooks. So I want to break away from that in my second-to-last instalment of this column. I want...

Popham Culture

Popham Culture

Jonathan Popham
March 14
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

After witnessing a glorious display of violin-heavy folk from bands Little Tybee and River Whyless (formerly known as Do It to Julia) at the Hummingbird last Saturday, I was absolutely floored. Luckily, I was able to catch River Whyless’s violinist during takedown. Jonathan Popham: I’m here at the H...

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