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RUF students spend spring break at orphanage in Mexico

Katie Scott, intern at the orphanage, swimming in the ocean with one of the kids.

Madilyn Harrell, Contributing Writer

April 5, 2017

Fifteen Mercer students and four adult supervisors went to Casa Hogar del Niño de Alculpoca, an orphanage that is housed in Acapulco.

Star Struck

Chris Brown performs at Supafest 3 Sydney, Australia 2012.

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

So there’s this one celebrity you really like, and they’re basically your idol. You follow them on all social media pages, you listen to their music as soon as it comes out, you “like” all their Instagram pictures, etc. There’s only one problem, they recently were in the spotlight for doing...

What you need to know about House Bill 51

What you need to know about House Bill 51

Emily Thompson, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2017

"House Bill 51 is a very dangerous piece of legislation. It may have been created with good intentions. However, it has devolved into a bill that protects dangerous people and abuses, or at the least, doesn’t protect our most vulnerable."

For the Kids

MU Miracle displaying check of fundraised money at last year's Dance Marathon in April.

Pornchai Chantha, MU Miracle Executive Director

March 21, 2017

"Imagine telling yourself that you would one day be able to save the world—only if the world saved you first."

The fight for paid maternity leave

Photo of three working, soon to be mothers.

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017

In a 3-2 decision, the Warner Robins city council struck down a proposal that would provide paid maternity leave to employees. According to the Macon Telegraph, those who were in opposition to the proposal decided not to comment on why they made their decision. This proposal would have provided new mother...

How should people protest?

How should people protest?

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

“Unfortunately, law enforcement officials sometimes violate this right [to protest] through means intended to thwart free public expression,” said the ACLU website.

A Lesson in Body Shaming: Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance

Lady Gaga sings at the 51st Super Bowl.

Ashley Antoine, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2017

Instead of focusing on the incredible performance of Lady Gaga at the 51st Super Bowl, some chose to go on social media during the show and criticize her body. On Instagram, people called her out and said, “Lady Gaga needs to do some crunches if she wants to show her flabby belly” and “Tried...

Trump is a President that acts like a business man

Trump is a President that acts like a business man

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

"In the long run, this dynamic will most likely change as Trump alienates Republicans with what could be considered fiscally irresponsible policies, especially concerning the border wall."

Who decides who represents Black Lives Matter

Who decides who represents Black Lives Matter

Jabril Edmondson, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2017

Black Lives Matter is consistently setback due to misinformation and misrepresentation.  As a movement, BLM seeks to uplift minorities and anyone unjustly treated or prosecuted. As a result, Black Lives Matter is seen as one part of the modern civil rights movements.   Within the first few days...

Trump takes the office and the next four years begin

Donald Trump speaks out about

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

"For many Americans it is not the most preferred scenario, but it is the only scenario there is."

Research That Reaches Out: Practicum experiences in Standing Rock

Research That Reaches Out: Practicum experiences in Standing Rock

Cheyanne Reyome, Contributing Writer

December 28, 2016

Thousands of people gather together in song, dance and prayer to stop the atmosphere from falling to sorrow and pity. Instead, united, these individuals reminded everyone that they were not going to lie down and let injustice happen on their land — they were going to fight and take a stand.

Moody Musings: How to respectfully disagree with people who have opposing views

Political slogans and candidate names were written in chalk on the University Center steps last Thursday.

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016

It’s over now. It seems as if the entire country has been split in half. We can never agree on much, but rarely has an election polarized public opinion to such extremes. These are touchy subjects for most of us, and you don’t have to agree with every person just to avoid conflict. My friends a...

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