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The Cluster endorses Davis/Lovett ticket for SGA president

Brittany Dant
April 9
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

For the first time, The Cluster staff has chosen to endorse one of the two tickets running for Student Government Association president and vice-president. After listening intently to the debate and conducting interviews with both presidential hopeful Mollie Davis and her running mate Joshua Lovett, ...

SGA presidential race – week 1 analysis

Gene Mitchell
March 23
Filed under Campus, Cluster Editorial, Opinions, Student Government, Uncategorized

The only person that should be thankful the presidential election period has been extended is Sophomore Senator Dalton Turner.  Senator Turner was perceived undoubtedly as the hands on favorite to win the SGA presidential race, but someone forgot to tell fellow Sophomore Senator Mollie Davis that.  Turner’s...

Dear Congress, what have you done?

Dear Congress, what have you done?

Brittany Dant
August 18
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

The talk of the town this summer, nay the down-right embarrassment of the United States, was by far the failure of our House, Senate and our President to resolve the overarching issue of the debt ceiling. From my seat on E Street NW, Washington D.C., I sat ashamed that I called the nation’s capita...

Keeping a level head in the abortion debate

Keeping a level head in the abortion debate

opinions
April 13
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Recently, there’s been a whirlwind of abortion-related opinions on these pages (and our sidewalks). Honestly, it’s refreshing to see Mercer students actually care about controversial issues once in awhile. I figured I should jump into the fray and make a few compelling points. 1) When one says many...

Liberal politicians use the rich as scapegoats

Liberal politicians use the rich as scapegoats

opinions
March 30
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

A common theme seen in the more liberal media outlets is populist anger against “the rich.” Those two words encompass a diverse group of people. Dr. Thomas Stanley, a premier expert on America’s affluent, ran statistical analyses showing that “the rich” are composed of three groups: the richest,...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR – My personal story regarding abortion

March 30
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Dear editors, I have a story to tell. It’s the story of a 16-year-old girl in 1990. Imagine a 16- year-old girl in a small, mostly redneck community with a crazy, jealous mother, a younger sister and an indifferent stepdad. Her stepfather is home every day when she gets home from school but she is...

The sad state of American education

The sad state of American education

opinions
March 16
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

The United States’ mediocre education system needs help, badly. Contrary to popular thought, increasing funding doesn’t help—it doubled over the past 40 years while students’ test scores stagnated. Instead, we must enact substantial structural reforms before the educated labor force shrinks furthe...

Of Bible-bashers and frat-daddies

Of Bible-bashers and frat-daddies

opinions
February 23
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Plenty of the top students at this school are Greek. Not all of the Baptists believe in restricting gay rights. There are athletes who are better at organic chemistry than most. I suppose my point is cliché, but it remains valid. Don’t judge a book by its cover; otherwise you might be shocked when reading ...

Few truly major in changing the world

opinions
February 9
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Mercer’s website suggests that this university churns out students with a mission to better the world (or something else along the lines of that cliché phrase). The marketing campaign is certainly catchy. After all, who doesn’t want to be a bear with humanitarian instincts? Unfortunately, Mercer has a long...

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