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A reflection of my awful ‘Taste the World’ experience

A reflection of my awful ‘Taste the World’ experience

Miranda Stephen, Contributing Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

We can no longer sit back and simply discuss cultural sensitivity, write research papers, partake in protests and marches, or show solidarity on social media for such topics. We need to actually demonstrate, apply and adopt the values of Mercer’s mission and standards.

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What makes diversity so important and why is it worth voting for?

What makes diversity so important and why is it worth voting for?

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Showcase

If you plan on voting for an SGA ticket that promises diversity on its platform, it is important to not to just vote for diversity because it has a positive connotation and it sounds good.

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QEP: Does our research reach out?

QEP: Does our research reach out?

Alayna Williams, Contributing Writer
April 8, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Mercerians don’t live in a vacuum, and we can’t do research in one either.

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Moody Musings: Step #1, Find a Mentor

Moody Musings: Step #1, Find a Mentor

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
April 8, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

Mentors have the experience we’re striving for, and they’ve been in the situations we’re setting ourselves up to be a part of. The question may be — how do you find the right mentor?

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Priority registration is not necessary

Priority registration is not necessary

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
April 8, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

"Even students that receive priority have trouble registering for the classes they want because there are so many people that receive priority registration."

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A Response to “Star Struck”

A Response to “Star Struck”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
April 8, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Instead of looking to these celebrities to be role models or model citizens, I look at them as people. Any person that has committed a crime, I look at celebrities with the same likeness. I, as an individual, do not condone the actions of any celebrity, nor would me choosing not to listen to their music or watch their movies lead to them becoming a better person.

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RUF students spend spring break at orphanage in Mexico

RUF students spend spring break at orphanage in Mexico

Madilyn Harrell, Contributing Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor

Fifteen Mercer students and four adult supervisors went to Casa Hogar del Niño de Alculpoca, an orphanage that is housed in Acapulco.

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Star Struck

Star Struck

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

So there’s this one celebrity you really like, and they’re basically your idol. You follow them on all social media pages, you listen to their music as soon as it comes out, you “like” all their Instagram pictures, etc. There’s only one problem, they recently were in the spotlight for doing...

What you need to know about House Bill 51

What you need to know about House Bill 51

Emily Thompson, Contributing Writer
March 22, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

"House Bill 51 is a very dangerous piece of legislation. It may have been created with good intentions. However, it has devolved into a bill that protects dangerous people and abuses, or at the least, doesn’t protect our most vulnerable."

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For the Kids

For the Kids

Pornchai Chantha, MU Miracle Executive Director
March 21, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

"Imagine telling yourself that you would one day be able to save the world—only if the world saved you first."

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Moody Musings: Got Inspiration?

Moody Musings: Got Inspiration?

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinions

As college students, we sometimes find ourselves in situations where we can’t find inspiration. We can become stuck in a place that leaves us feeling idle, affecting our entire agenda. We need inspiration to step out of comfort zones, to try something we’ve always considered, or to really start ...

The fight for paid maternity leave

The fight for paid maternity leave

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

In a 3-2 decision, the Warner Robins city council struck down a proposal that would provide paid maternity leave to employees. According to the Macon Telegraph, those who were in opposition to the proposal decided not to comment on why they made their decision. This proposal would have provided new mother...

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