Cluster Editorial

Sean Kennedy dishes on Mercer, politics and the world.

Stop the measles by stopping misinformation

Over 150 people in the United States have contracted the measles since the start of 2015. 2014 saw nearly 650. When the medical community declared victory over the measles as an endemic disease in 2000, it didn’t foresee a social movement unraveling the decades of work just 15 years later. Vaccination is mandatory across the U.S., but all but two[Read More…]

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Hilary Clinton could change the course of the 2016 election

Though 2015 has only just begun, the field of candidates for next year’s presidential election is already taking shape. The “invisible primary” has already started, as several potential candidates have already started the process of fundraising, endorsement seeking and coalition building. While it’s far too early to determine who will be elected, those who enjoy insanely early election speculation should[Read More…]

Wear what you want, but think about covering up a little

I confess that I wear yoga pants. Since I am a 20-something-year-old female college student, this statement is probably not a surprising one. After all, when you step outside of your residence hall in the morning, you see more yoga pants than blue jeans, khakis, jeggings or dresses. Yoga pants might just be the most important and widely used garment[Read More…]

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…]