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Medical marijuana: blurring the lines

Medical marijuana: blurring the lines

Medical marijuana, also referred to as cannabis, is a topic in the medical and drug field that brings up much debate over whether or not it should be legalized in all of the states. Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states and Washington D.C. Currently only two states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. If medical marijuana is truly needed[Read More...]

Democrats should be worried

Democrats should be worried

Democrats should be worried; their Senate control is standing on thin ice that is beginning to crack. Currently, the Democrats have 55 seats (including two independents), and the Republicans have 45. To gain control, Republicans will need to pick up six seats. This is to avoid a tie, which would be broken by Vice President Joseph Biden (D-Del.). Due to[Read More...]

Sorority life: Post-grad

Sorority life: Post-grad

I will be the first to admit that I did not truly appreciate being a sorority member my freshman year. It was fun and all, but toward the end of my freshman year – when I would leave Mercer – I was disillusioned. It is the same as any family unit; there will be times when you are done with[Read More...]

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...]

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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.