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Building leadership: America's global role

Anna Mae Kersey
October 1
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

It is a big and busy world out there beyond the shores of the red, white, and blue. When you are involved with your studies in undergrad, medical school, law school or some other program, it can be easy to miss what is going on. When you do catch a bit of news, it can be upsetting—and I’m not talking...

Building Communities

Building Communities

Anna Mae Kersey
October 1
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Shortly before the entry of United States into the First World War, President Woodrow Wilson addressed the nation and spoke of a peace without victory, the titular phrase of the speech. In his speech, he said, “only peace with equals may last”; the alternative is a peace through submission, and su...

President Obama should seek Congress approval

President Obama should seek Congress approval

Jordan Price
October 1
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

In 2008, the war-weary American public elected Democrat Barack Obama by a sweeping 7 percent margin that saw the Illinois senator winning a landslide 365 electoral votes to Republican John McCain’s 173. Obama ran up huge margins in states that Democrat John Kerry had barely managed to hold four years...

Why I will not support the NFL

Why I will not support the NFL

Desirrae Jones
October 1
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

I’m sure that by now, almost every person with access to the Internet or television has heard about the Ray Rice scandal. In recent days, even more players have been arrested on various abuse or domestic violence charges. However, in spite of these incidents, a recent poll conducted by NBC News shows...

Join 'Internet Slowdown'

Join 'Internet Slowdown'

Chelsey Guy
October 1
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

On an ordinary day, you can find me scrolling on Tumblr laughing along to the random things in my feed, but the other day, I noticed that Tumblr had changed. Normally, this is nothing unusual. Tumblr often alters its icons and layout for obscure holidays like Doughnut Day. However, this was not the same...

Medical marijuana: blurring the lines

Medical marijuana: blurring the lines

Caitlin Glasscock
October 1
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Medical marijuana, also referred to as cannabis, is a topic in the medical and drug field that brings up much debate over whether or not it should be legalized in all of the states. Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states and Washington D.C. Currently only two states have legalized marijuana for recreational...

Democrats should be worried

Democrats should be worried

Jordan Price
September 11
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

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...

Sorority life: Post-grad

Sorority life: Post-grad

Molly McWilliams Wilkins
September 11
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

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 one another....

Experience versus memory: In defense of memory

Experience versus memory: In defense of memory

Chelsey Guy
September 10
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

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,...

Experience versus memory: In defense of experience

Experience versus memory: In defense of experience

Caitlin Glasscock
September 10
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

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...

Letter from the editor: The Cluster belongs to students

Letter from the editor: The Cluster belongs to students

Emily Farlow
August 15
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Past editors in chief will probably disagree with what I’m about to say, but I’m going to say it anyway. Last year was one of the most exciting times to be editor in chief of The Cluster, and I am thankful for the experience. How many people can say they were editor of the school newspaper when M...

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

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

Emily Farlow
July 29
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Cluster Editorial, Columns, Opinions

When I tell people that I love Macon, I often get strange looks. "Well, you're the only one," many people say. Thankfully, that attitude is changing, and people who don't love Macon or who insist there's nothing to do there are quickly running out of evidence to back up their claims. Naysayers would...

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