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Opinion: The Caf’s inconveniences outweigh its benefits

Opinion: The Caf’s inconveniences outweigh its benefits

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2019

The inconveniences of the Caf are a lot more prevalent and make it a far less desirable place for lunch on campus.

Opinion: Blackfishing is an Instagram trend that needs to go

Opinion: Blackfishing is an Instagram trend that needs to go

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

October 10, 2019

My issue with blackfishing is that these models are clearly mimicking my culture for clout and money, when every time I perform my culture, it’s ridiculed and sometimes even criminalized.

Opinion: A new plan to address textbook prices head-on

Opinion: A new plan to address textbook prices head-on

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

I have concluded that the administration of Mercer University must take steps to reduce the price of textbooks that students are required to purchase for their classes. In particular, the University must institute a price limit on the books and materials that professors make mandatory. 

Opinion: Our Access & Accommodations office is not helping students

Opinion: Our Access & Accommodations office is not helping students

Chas Pridgen, Copy Editor

September 27, 2019

Someone I am very close with went through the entire process to get accommodations for her disability. She turned her papers in and made plans to live off-campus at a doctor’s request. However, she never heard back from the office.

Opinion: Calling Macon “abortion-free” is misleading. Here’s why we need reproductive justice in Middle Georgia

Opinion: Calling Macon “abortion-free” is misleading. Here’s why we need reproductive justice in Middle Georgia

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

September 26, 2019

There is a difference between “pro-choice” and “reproductive justice,” which holds that omitting the challenges that folks face trying to access even legal abortion is irresponsible. With Turner’s talk, I wanted less “pro-choice” and more reproductive justice.

Opinion: Students need a more flexible drop/add period

Opinion: Students need a more flexible drop/add period

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

September 11, 2019

The specified period for dropping or adding a course at the start of the school year spans just four days, or two class meetings. How are we supposed to know whether we can manage our course load or handle a particularly challenging class when all we've done is read the syllabus?

Opinion: It’s time to change the rules about paying college athletes

Opinion: It’s time to change the rules about paying college athletes

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

College sports are making more money than ever before. So why aren’t college athletes paid?

Opinion: An open letter to my Bear Card

Opinion: An open letter to my Bear Card

Caitlyn Patton, Layout Editor

August 15, 2019

The new digital student IDs promise convenience and greater ease of access, but why are they only available to Apple users?

Opinion: The Lofts aren’t as luxury as they’d like you to think

Opinion: The Lofts aren’t as luxury as they’d like you to think

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

August 14, 2019

Rent is $810 per month, not including utility fees or the security deposit. Despite the luxury price, Bear Card systems break and stay broken, the hallways are home to more than their fair share of bugs and — worst of all — the privacy you think you’re getting doesn’t materialize.

Opinion: How Victoria’s Secret shows why fashion needs to be more inclusive

Opinion: How Victoria’s Secret shows why fashion needs to be more inclusive

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer

April 11, 2019

In 2018, Vogue Magazine published an article that featured an interview with the chief architects of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. In the article, chief marketing officer of L Brands, Ed Razek, said, “We market to who we sell to, and we don’t market to the whole world.” This comment, a...

Opinion: the rise and grind culture leads to a toxic mindset

Opinion: the rise and grind culture leads to a toxic mindset

Mandi DeLong

March 27, 2019

It’s no surprise to anyone that our society fixates on toxic and bizarre habits, nor is there a lack of justified criticism of those habits. However, one new culture has been popular for a while and surprisingly seems to have gone largely criticized, but has also been praised and accepted: the rise ...

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