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Opinion: How to understand Mercer’s Great Books program

Opinion: How to understand Mercer’s Great Books program

Morgan Prillaman, Contributing Writer

November 24, 2019

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. As Plato says, opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance, so I hope to bridge the gap between what Mercer students think they know about Great Books and what Great Books actually is t...

Opinion: The time is now for gender inclusive housing

Opinion: The time is now for gender inclusive housing

Drew Bryant, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. Last spring, one of Mercer’s finest went on to graduate and begin the next chapter in his educational career in Rochester, New York, to pursue a PhD in chemistry. James Stair has lef...

Letter to the Editor: Faculty respond to Antonio Saravia’s debate points denying systemic racism

Letter to the Editor: Faculty respond to Antonio Saravia’s debate points denying systemic racism

November 21, 2019

This is a letter to the editor submitted by members of the faculty at Mercer University. It does not reflect the views of The Cluster, Mercer University or faculty members not listed. Dear Mercer Community, A recent campus debate presented opposing and forceful arguments about whether ‘social justice is just.’ The debate was intended to provoke conversation and to demonstrate the benefit of the university as a “marketplace of ideas.”...

Opinion: ADHD is more than a learning disability

Opinion: ADHD is more than a learning disability

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. Most people dismiss attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as a learning disability or something that you “get over” after school. In reality, however, ADHD is actually a neurodevelopmen...

Tech Review: iOS 13 is underrated, and the iPhone 11 is confusing

Tech Review: iOS 13 is underrated, and the iPhone 11 is confusing

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

October 26, 2019

"Slofies," upgraded cameras, Memojis and more: here's what you can expect from the latest season of Apple products.

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 25, 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 10, 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?

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