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Regarding freedom of speech on campuses

April 13, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear editors, I was disturbed by the report in the March 31, 2011 issue of The Cluster that a university official poured water on two chalkings by Mercer students about abortion: one that pictured a crossed-out coat hanger with the words “Mercerians against wire hangers” and another that said “College...

Please, no more 3D movies

Please, no more 3D movies

Kathleen Quinlan
April 13, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Listen Up, Nerds

  Is it entirely necessary for almost every film to be filmed in 3-D? Sure, I understand how 3-D is cool and sometimes it can add to the film. But it’s just ridiculous how films are filmed in both 3-D and 2-D now, or hastily reformatted to be 3-D right before the release date. Filming in both formats makes the entire proce...

Kathleen hates the Kardashians

Kathleen hates the Kardashians

Kathleen Quinlan
March 30, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Listen Up, Nerds

Why would anyone want to keep up with the Kardashians? Seriously. I’ve been very fortunate in that I’ve only seen clips from the horrendous E! production (can it even be called that?) on “The Soup” because I don’t like to waste my time with bad TV. If you watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians, I’m just going to assume your remote is los...

No more vampires, okay?

Kathleen Quinlan
March 16, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Listen Up, Nerds

I don’t understand this whole vampire fad. Why won’t it go away? Can someone stake it? Sure, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” was awesome. But it was awesome because she was killing vampires. Nowadays, vampires are supposed to be sexy or something. No, people who want to rip your throat out are not...

On Ms. Wiley's response concerning resources available on campus to women in crisis pregnancies

March 16, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear editors, Mary Kathryn Wiley’s response to Clarissa Ashley Price’s article on the limited resources available on campus to women in crisis pregnancies calls for some clarification. While Ms. Wiley is an excellent writer (I’ve enjoyed reading her papers in more than one of my classes!), I’ve...

Want James Franco and Natalie Portman to come to Mercer? VOTE!

Want James Franco and Natalie Portman to come to Mercer? VOTE!

Kathleen Quinlan
March 5, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Listen Up, Nerds

James Franco, Natalie Portman and Danny McBride all star in the new film Your Highness. Eventful is hosting a contest that college students can vote in to have the film's premiere held at their campus. Franco, Portman and McBride will visit the winning school and attend the afterparty. Second to sixth-place schools win an advanced screening. SO VOTE! WE ALL LOVE JAME...

Miley Cyrus: no Disney princess

Miley Cyrus: no Disney princess

Kathleen Quinlan
February 23, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Listen Up, Nerds

  Miley Cyrus, who are you? No, seriously. Who are you?! Are you Miley Cyrus, Miley Stewart, Destiny Ray Cyrus, Miley Ray Cyrus or Hannah Montana? Or someone else? I think you’re about due for an identity crisis. I am just thinking about your baker’s dozen of personas.  Look, Miley Montana, I get...

Get your Guido on with Kathleen

Get your Guido on with Kathleen

Kathleen Quinlan
February 9, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Listen Up, Nerds

All I can say about “The Jersey Shore” is “Why?” I wish that could be the entire article because I feel it encompasses my entire article perfectly. I just do not understand the mass appeal of this show. I have been fortunate enough to have only been tricked into seeing about 15 minutes of it. The rest I learn about from “The...

In response to Alex Moreschi’s “In protest of the prodigal statue”

opinions
February 8, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

We pay a tuition fee and in turn we get a service. I’m afraid the argument against the bear statue ends at the fact that it did not come from tuition funds, but I’ll supplement my statement anyway. First: How can you possibly argue that someone—or a university, in this case—must use extra fun...

CAPS’ pregnancy services offer unbiased and ethical counseling

opinions
February 8, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

As director of  Mercer University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), I feel it is imperative to the Mercer community that I respond to Clarissa Price’s  editorial “Pregnancy Resources on Mercer’s Campus in Need of Expansion” in the Jan. 27 edition of the Cluster. The informatio...

Erroneous weather alert misleading

clewis
January 30, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

At Mercer, our classes follow a consistent weekly schedule with which we're all familiar: On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, our lectures begin at the top of the hour, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays they begin at less obvious but still widely known times such as 9:25, 10:50 and 12:15. That's why it...

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