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Experience versus memory: In defense of memory

Experience versus memory: In defense of memory

When I was growing up, my mother always had a camera on her to take pictures. She took pictures of my first Christmas, my first steps, my first words, the first time I read a book by myself and my first, second, third and 100th day at school. She took pictures of birthday parties, weddings, celebrations, funerals, graduations and just[Read More...]

Experience versus memory: In defense of experience

Experience versus memory: In defense of experience

Social media connects us whether it is from across the room or across the country. We share selfies on Instagram and accomplishments on Facebook and Twitter to provide our friends and family a simple snapshot of the important moments of our lives.However, there comes a point where you are no longer connecting with others and your social media hobby becomes[Read More...]

The annual homecoming pep rally is an even all Mercer student look forward to. MERCER MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Top 7 Mercer Traditions Not to Miss

Surprisingly, many folks are not fully aware of the great commemorative events that take place here each year. If you are one of these people, I challenge you to attend any—or, better yet, all—of the following events this fall to experience firsthand what it means to be a Mercerian. You may surprise yourself by discovering just how rich our Mercer heritage is and how honored and proud you will feel to be part of it all.

Letter from the editor: The Cluster belongs to students

Letter from the editor: The Cluster belongs to students

Although The Cluster staff puts this paper together, the paper isn’t ours—it’s yours. The Cluster is a public service to the Mercer student body, and we aren’t doing our job if we don’t publish news you need and want to hear. Journalism is not about writing and it’s not about getting published. Journalism is community service, and my goal as editor this year will be to make sure The Cluster excels at serving its community.

SGA welcomes Mercerians young and old

SGA welcomes Mercerians young and old

Hey Bears! On behalf of the Student Government Association, we would like to warmly welcome you to Mercer University.

Raymond Partolan is a senior at Mercer University. Mercer has impacted his life in countless ways. RAYMOND PARTOLAN

Reach your full potential at Mercer

At Mercer, I’ve made best friends, formed valuable and enjoyable relationships with professors and administrators, and refined and honed the skills I need to be an active contributor to the world around me.