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The Ides of March (Sports Edition)

March 15, 2015


Filed under Atlanta, Opinions, Sports

Like it or not, many institutions in our daily lives are riddled with politics. It can be found in the darkest places: Bureaucracies, school systems, and the door down the hall from your office. Politics are also fond of places that act as a safety net: Hospitals, churches, and even family cookouts.   Politics...

The "Wussification" of America

The "Wussification" of America

March 15, 2015


Filed under Atlanta, Opinions

Last month, Vanderbilt University Men’s Basketball coach Kevin Stallings committed an “egregious” error in judgment. He publicly “ridiculed’ one of his players for engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct by telling the player he was going to “f---ing kill [him]”. Immediately, sports writers,...

Your 2014-15 Atlanta Hawks

Your 2014-15 Atlanta Hawks

March 15, 2015


Filed under Atlanta, Basketball, Sports

Atlanta, Ga. --- 65 games into the 2014-2015 season, the Atlanta Hawks are 51-14. Currently a ½ game behind the Golden State Warriors for best record in the NBA, the Eastern-leading Hawks are 10 games up on the next-placed Cleveland Cavaliers. Coach Mike Budenholzer, 45, is no rookie by any means....

A Fallen Halo: A Mortal Reminder

A Fallen Halo: A Mortal Reminder

March 1, 2015


Filed under Atlanta, Baseball, Opinions, Sports

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...

Suntrust Park Awaits

Suntrust Park Awaits

March 1, 2015


Filed under Atlanta, Baseball, Sports

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 r...

Forever to Know

March 1, 2015


Filed under Atlanta

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...

Manifesto of Higher Education

Manifesto of Higher Education

March 1, 2015


Filed under Atlanta, Opinions

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...

Congratulations to our new contributors!

February 20, 2015


Filed under Atlanta, News

Welcome the the Cluster Atlanta! Sports: Jordan Lee Kirkland Kevin Barasia Creative Writing: Nickesha Scarlett Le H. Williams General/ Campus Events: Sherri Banks Keith Myers Staff Writers: Chad Hixon Michelle Vu Health and Wellness: Lacey Brock  ...

The Cluster Expands

Atlanta News

January 5, 2015


Filed under Atlanta

The Cluster is expanding to include contributions for Mercer University's Cecil B. Day Atlanta Campus. If you are a student on the Atlanta campus and would like a chance to submit your work to the cluster, here is your chance! Email a 250-word writing sample within your desired content area to atlanta@m...

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