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Opinion: The Man Who Was a Superhero

Opinion: The Man Who Was a Superhero

Sterling Neill

November 30, 2018


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On Nov. 12 Stanley Martin Lieber, better known as Stan Lee, passed away at the age of 95 from pneumonia. Co-founder of Marvel Comics, Lee was born on Dec. 28, 1922, in Manhattan, where he first started pursuing his career as a writer. According to Time, Lee started his career as a writer for Timely...

Opinion: Students should be allowed to stay on campus during winter break

Opinion: Students should be allowed to stay on campus during winter break

Chas Pridgen

November 29, 2018


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Students who pay over $6,000 a year for on-campus housing should be allowed to live in their rooms when they want to. Forcing students to move out during breaks is an unnecessary hassle for everyone involved, and frankly isn’t fully justifiable. There are many reasons why a student would prefer to stay on cam...

Opinion: Election day should be a national holiday

Opinion: Election day should be a national holiday

Connor Cable

November 15, 2018


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With another Super Tuesday having come and gone, citizens of the United States flocked to the polls to cast their ballots for various political positions, from state representatives to governors. However, a startling fact about our country is that we don’t vote. We live in the most progressive c...

The Problem of Misogyny in Rap Music

The Problem of Misogyny in Rap Music

Noah Kleinert

November 15, 2018


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As of 2018, rap and hip-hop is the most consumed music genre in the United States, and a substantial portion of that consumption lies in the youth population, according to Business Insider. The music is often played at parties, fraternity houses and gyms. Streamed from smartphones and pick-up trucks, this music ha...

Opinion: Is Vibranium in your Cell Phone?

Opinion: Is Vibranium in your Cell Phone?

Supreet K. Raina and Tamera Lowe

November 14, 2018


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Marvel’s latest hit, “Black Panther,” has inspired African pride and interest as thousands of moviegoers praised the film, yet irony doesn’t lurk far beneath the surface of the film. As children and adults fawn over the cinematic masterpiece, the film ingeniously comments on the social cli...

Opinion: Professional Football is better than College Football

Opinion: Professional Football is better than College Football

Connor Cable

November 5, 2018


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One of our nation’s greatest pastimes is the game of football. For the last 100-plus years, weekends have been ruled by football, either at the college level or at the pro level. As a college student, I feel it is somewhat blasphemous to say this, but I stand by it: professional football is better...

Opinion: What is on or off campus?

Opinion: What is on or off campus?

Julia Partain

October 18, 2018


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As a freshman on Mercer University’s campus, you are brought into a mandatory meeting where various people of authority positions come to talk to you about a number of things. From club involvement to what times the caf is open, nothing is left out. Near the end of this discussion, freshmen are rem...

Opinion: The Atlanta Braves are back!

Opinion: The Atlanta Braves are back!

KJ Lemoine

September 12, 2018


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After years of rebuilding a team known for dominance, the Atlanta Braves have surprised many as they are in the thick of the playoff race as the 2018 Major League Baseball season enters the homestretch. So did the rebuild work? Did these young players become the stars they were viewed as when they...

Opinion: Graduation 2019 – a step in the right direction

Opinion: Graduation 2019 – a step in the right direction

Adelia Henderson, Copy editor

September 12, 2018


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Graduation is the most important event in our time here at Mercer. It’s a pivotal point of transition, where we receive our degrees and march across the stage into the next phase of our lives. However, I’ve been hearing stories about graduation since I was a freshman. I’ve heard about how your f...

Opinion: Free Speech – The Key to Growth

Opinion: Free Speech – The Key to Growth

Christian Watson

September 11, 2018


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When conservative commentator Ben Shapiro arrived at U.C. Berkeley on Sept. 14, 2017 he was greeted by a crowd of ravenous protestors, many of whom pledged allegiance to the left-leaning organization of Anti-Fascists (ANTIFA). According to the New York Times, $600,000 in security was spent on that event al...

A final farewell to a Mercer staple: Jittery Joe’s

A final farewell to a Mercer staple: Jittery Joe’s

Summer Perritt, Digital Editor

August 12, 2018


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With a late Instagram post on July 24, the Mercer community said farewell to its long-standing coffee shop, Jittery Joe’s. The space will reopen with a new name and some familiar faces, but long-time customers like myself are more than a little heartbroken. For me, Jit Joe’s was more than a just a c...

Opinion: Stores closing in Macon affects the community

Opinion: Stores closing in Macon affects the community

Suzanna Arul, Contributing Writer

May 2, 2018


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On March 26, the Kroger on Pio Nono Avenue announced its closing due to profit loss. The store opened its doors in August 1994 and officially closed on April 20.  For many Mercer students, this means now going a little farther to get the groceries a meal plan doesn’t cover, but what does this closi...

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