Cluster Editorial

Sean Kennedy dishes on Mercer, politics and the world.

Democrats should be worried

Democrats should be worried

Democrats should be worried; their Senate control is standing on thin ice that is beginning to crack. Currently, the Democrats have 55 seats (including two independents), and the Republicans have 45. To gain control, Republicans will need to pick up six seats. This is to avoid a tie, which would be broken by Vice President Joseph Biden (D-Del.). Due to[Read More...]

Sorority life: Post-grad

Sorority life: Post-grad

I will be the first to admit that I did not truly appreciate being a sorority member my freshman year. It was fun and all, but toward the end of my freshman year – when I would leave Mercer – I was disillusioned. It is the same as any family unit; there will be times when you are done with[Read More...]

Experience versus memory: In defense of memory

Experience versus memory: In defense of memory

When I was growing up, my mother always had a camera on her to take pictures. She took pictures of my first Christmas, my first steps, my first words, the first time I read a book by myself and my first, second, third and 100th day at school. She took pictures of birthday parties, weddings, celebrations, funerals, graduations and just[Read More...]

Experience versus memory: In defense of experience

Experience versus memory: In defense of experience

Social media connects us whether it is from across the room or across the country. We share selfies on Instagram and accomplishments on Facebook and Twitter to provide our friends and family a simple snapshot of the important moments of our lives.However, there comes a point where you are no longer connecting with others and your social media hobby becomes[Read More...]

Letter from the editor: The Cluster belongs to students

Letter from the editor: The Cluster belongs to students

Although The Cluster staff puts this paper together, the paper isn’t ours—it’s yours. The Cluster is a public service to the Mercer student body, and we aren’t doing our job if we don’t publish news you need and want to hear. Journalism is not about writing and it’s not about getting published. Journalism is community service, and my goal as editor this year will be to make sure The Cluster excels at serving its community.

Kopecky Family Band performs at Bragg Jam Arts and Music Festival, an annual concert crawl that brings many people--Maconites and Mercerians--downtown for a night of music and fun. EMILY FARLOW/CLUSTER STAFF

Letter from the editor: Bragg Jam a symbol of changing times

Mercerians and Maconites alike showed their support for the city last weekend at the Bragg Jam Arts and Music Festival, an annual concert crawl that brings talented musicians to Macon.