Cluster Editorial

Sean Kennedy dishes on Mercer, politics and the world.

Pilgrimage to Penfield: A senior’s perspective

Pilgrimage to Penfield: A senior’s perspective

I never went to Pilgrimage to Penfield as a freshman. I’m not sure why I skipped it, but it probably had to do with me thinking I was too cool to go, and that the trip wouldn’t be fun. It’s a silly attitude to have, but a lot of freshman start college thinking that having school spirit isn’t cool. I’m[Read More...]

Ebola: Fear for the lives of those who actually have to face it

Ebola: Fear for the lives of those who actually have to face it

Ebola is a pretty hot topic right now. It’s deadly, it’s fairly recent, and it’s scary. Honestly, however, it is also a non-factor for most Americans. With only three people in America having been diagnosed with Ebola at this point, many of the corresponding freakouts from people within the United States prove illogical. Don’t get me wrong; in West Africa,[Read More...]

All meal plans are not created equal

All meal plans are not created equal

Like all ideas, it started as a well intentioned plan to make things better. Honestly, it was a brilliant idea when I first heard about it at the beginning of the semester. Well, when I first saw it, I should say. The sign stood in all of its shimmering glory inside of the University Center. It had a dark, navy[Read More...]

Election night may just be the beginning

Election night may just be the beginning

Election 2014 has been an odd paradox: chaotic and exciting yet consistent and static. Some races (like Kansas & Georgia for Democrats as well as Colorado & Iowa for Republicans) have become or remained unexpectedly competitive. However, the overall picture of the 2014 midterms has been remarkably stable; Republicans have continually been slightly favored to win control of the Senate.[Read More...]

Climate change: thinking of our days after tomorrow

Climate change: thinking of our days after tomorrow

The movie “The Day After Tomorrow” follows Jack Hall, a paleoclimatologist, on his a journey across America to reach his son. The road to saving his son is filled with a range of dangers that bring him to his limits. The largest and worst of his obstacles is the plague of a new Ice Age brought on by climate change.[Read More...]

Don’t be a bystander: Campus rape culture

Rape. It’s a word that too many people today use lightly, and usually as the butt of a joke. “Man, I just got raped by that test.” or “You should take it as a compliment. It means somebody likes you.” Except it’s not a compliment. It’s a violation. Its very meaning is “to take, or to seize.” Dictionary.com defines rape[Read More...]