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Opinion: SGA senator speaks out against Sekulow

Opinion: SGA senator speaks out against Sekulow

Joseph Muldrew, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2018


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What does it mean to be a Mercerian? President William Underwood and Student Government Association (SGA) President Olivia Buckner have clearly answered my question when they chose to lionize Jay Sekulow, a Mercer alumni and lawyer for President Trump, as our Founder’s Day speaker. In Buckner’s ey...

Opinion: The college football system is a broken system

Opinion: The college football system is a broken system

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


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Another year, another college football championship with an SEC team on top of the podium. I am not here to discuss the merits of SEC football because we all know they are good. The problem lies in the fact that this year, there were two SEC teams in the four-team college football playoff, and they...

Opinion: YouTube star showcases suicide

Opinion: YouTube star showcases suicide

Lisa Meskimen, Contributing Writer

January 27, 2018


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At the beginning of 2018, the popular YouTuber Logan Paul posted a video blog (vlog) of himself encountering a dead body in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, also known as the Suicide Forest. Paul, with over 15 million subscribers to his name, is a 22-year-old man whose YouTube channel description reads...

Opinion: Is Greek life worth a life?

Opinion: Is Greek life worth a life?

Lindsey Farni   , Contributing Writer

December 22, 2017


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Recently, a dark shadow has been cast over Greek communities since the death of Maxwell Gruver at Louisiana State University. Gruver died in a fraternity house on Sept.14 following a night of hazing. According to Louisiana-based newspaper “The Advocate, ” Gruver had been part of a fraternity ha...

Opinion: What should we do about gun violence?

Opinion: What should we do about gun violence?

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been over 300 mass shootings in America in 2017 alone. A mass shooting is classified as a shooting where four or more people are killed or injured. These aren’t instances of happenstance, they are intentional and damaging. There is obviously an issue ...

Opinion: “It’s Okay to be White” posters displayed throughout the country

Opinion: “It’s Okay to be White” posters displayed throughout the country

Kianna Lanier, Contributing Writer

December 3, 2017


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When has it been unacceptable to be white? The white population in America benefits from better education, higher income, lower unemployment rates, lighter criminal sentencing and many other privileges compared to those of blacks and Hispanics in America. In light of recent attempts to highlight these ine...

Opinion: I studied race and gender in Mercer athletics for my research class, here’s what I found

Opinion: I studied race and gender in Mercer athletics for my research class, here’s what I found

Sophie Peel, Contributing Writer

December 1, 2017


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As with all communities, the athletic world is a jumbled pool of personalities, ethnic identities, competing morals, races, ideologies and voices. This column does not aim to expose and scold the athletic community for its wrongdoings; the athletic community merely works as a vehicle to observe and pos...

Opinion: Why gender-neutral housing should be available

Opinion: Why gender-neutral housing should be available

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2017


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A dorm is a student’s work space, most visited hangout and home away from home. However, for students who are trans and nonbinary, the dorm can also be a difficult place to live. Personally, I know several people who identify as genders other than male or female and some who don’t identify as ...

Opinion: Girl Scouts is the best for girls

Opinion: Girl Scouts is the best for girls

Rylee Kirk, Advertising Manager

November 2, 2017


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When people think of Girl Scouts, they think of cookies. Their stomach grumbles, thinking of the delicious mint-chocolate flavor of a Thin Mint on their tongue. A Samoas’ caramel coconut scent fills their nose, but they do not think of the girls and women empowered by those cookies. My mother for...

Opinion: Is the banning of books in public schools the right thing to do?

Opinion: Is the banning of books in public schools the right thing to do?

Connor Cable, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2017


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Last week, the news broke that the Biloxi Public School System in Mississippi had decided to remove the classic American Novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” from its eighth grade curriculum. This is only the most recent case of a classic novel being banned from a school system; last year, Maya Angelou’s ...

Opinion: Crisis in Catalonia

Opinion: Crisis in Catalonia

Trevor Odom, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2017


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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy summarized the crisis in Catalonia with, “There is no possible mediation between democratic law and disobedience or illegality.” For the past forty years, Catalonians have been engineering a break with Spain.  First they advocated for and were granted more a...

Opinion: President Trump Vs. Peaceful Protests in the NFL

Opinion: President Trump Vs. Peaceful Protests in the NFL

Connor Cable, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2017


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It has been a recent trend in the National Football League for players to kneel during the National Anthem as a form of silent protest against racial inequality, police brutality, and many other things. It was all kicked off by Colin Kaepernick when he was still a member of the San Francisco 49ers. ...

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