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Opinion: Mercer should add art on campus

Opinion: Mercer should add art on campus

Solomon Simpson, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

When walking around Mercer University there are lots of things to look at, but there is also a noticeable lack of color and art. On the way to class, a student will primarily see common, hazel-colored buildings lacking life. The campus fails to reflect the vibrant personalities of the students and ...

Opinion: Stop sending good vibes and start taking action

Opinion: Stop sending good vibes and start taking action

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2018


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On Feb. 14, 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. At 2:19 p.m., Nikolas Cruz walked into his old high school with an AR-15 style rifle and killed 17 of his former classmates and teachers. A 19-year-old was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, according to Sun Sentinel, a lo...

Opinion:  How Mercer can grow its medical school

Opinion:  How Mercer can grow its medical school

Ben Hitchcock, Contributing Writer

March 10, 2018


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There are a total of five medical schools in Georgia with enrollments ranging from 200 to nearly 1,000 students. Each one has medical care facilities including hospitals, clinics, primary care, sports medicine and psychiatric care. The largest and most famous of these are all staffed by Emory Un...

Opinion: Why you should care about DACA

Devyn Mode, Layout Editor

March 9, 2018


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Democrats’ recent unsuccessful attempts to take action on the status of former Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients proves the safety of those individuals is not a priority in the House, but it should be for you. DACA was enacted by the Obama Administration in 2012. It allows ...

Opinion: Being sick in college sucks

Opinion: Being sick in college sucks

Kate Eckrote, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018


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I would consider myself a fairly healthy person.   I often stay up until 3 a.m. watching health documentaries on Netflix. I always skip the whipped cream on my tall, double shot, extra drizzle, caramel Frappuccino. And I exercise regularly in the sense that I sometimes take the stairs. Theref...

Opinion: Safety for Tattnall Square Center for the Arts

Opinion: Safety for Tattnall Square Center for the Arts

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018


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Everybody on Mercer’s campus, and even off campus, seems to have heard about the armed robbery that took place in Tattnall Square Park a few weeks ago. The incident occurred only a few days after shots were fired in Mercer Village at a group of students and an alumni. The students on campus were in ...

Opinion: Jay Sekulow should be allowed to speak at Founder’s Day

Opinion: Jay Sekulow should be allowed to speak at Founder’s Day

David Stokes III, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2018


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Let me begin by stating that I find the political philosophy of Jay Sekulow repugnant, and his disdain for the LGBT community, Muslims and undocumented immigrants is directly contrary to my values as a liberal. I strongly believe that all people, regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, g...

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...

A Goodbye Letter to Target

A Goodbye Letter to Target

Kate Eckrote, Contributing Writer

January 20, 2018


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Goodbye forever,, Target. It’s over. Done. You’ve given up on us, and I’m fine. Really, I’m not going to cry. Because you see, Target, I’m remembering things now. Without the diverting allure of your one-dollar section  or hypnotic glare of your fluorescent lights, I can  finally see cl...

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...

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