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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


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

"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

For the Kids

Pornchai Chantha, MU Miracle Executive Director

March 21, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

"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

The fight for paid maternity leave

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

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 20, 2017


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“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

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

Ashley Antoine, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

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


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

"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


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

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

Trump takes the office and the next four years begin

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

"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


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

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

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

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016


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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...

Opinion: Marc Jacobs fashion show: artistic expression or politically incorrect?

Opinion: Marc Jacobs fashion show: artistic expression or politically incorrect?

Ashley Antoine, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Marc Jacobs was the center of controversy when his fashion show for the 2017 spring/summer lines featured models wearing pastel dreadlocks with brown makeup/black face. As a black woman, I wasn’t offended when I heard about it because I interpreted it as his way of expressing himself through his art and not...

Letter to the Editor regarding recent Mercer Wrestling article

March 3, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Sports, Wrestling

To the Editor: As Director of the Recreational Sports and Wellness Department, I was surprised to see The Cluster's recent piece titled “Sprawl or nothing; where is Mercer wrestling?” that appeared in the sports section of The Cluster on February 26, 2015. I must say that I am disappointed that n...

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