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How should people protest?

How should people protest?

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

“Unfortunately, law enforcement officials sometimes violate this right [to protest] through means intended to thwart free public expression,” said the ACLU website.

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Go Baby Go: Mercer Engineering Scholars build power cars for disabled children

Go Baby Go: Mercer Engineering Scholars build power cars for disabled children

Kyle Ulversoy, Contributing Writer
February 20, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

In December of 2016, some of the Mercer Engineering Scholars customized power wheel racing cars for pediatric patients that struggle to socialize because of physical disabilities. These cars would allow the students to ride around with other children their age. We hosted an event, Go Baby Go, for about...

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."

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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."

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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.

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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
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

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...

Five things to keep in mind for the second presidential debate

Five things to keep in mind for the second presidential debate

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
October 9, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

This election, it seems, has been more about the candidates themselves, and less about the issues that the country faces. This became obvious after the first presidential debate Sep. 26. A large portion of speaking time was devoted to scandals from the candidates’ pasts. This is not to say that i...

Opinion: Is ‘Be a Good NeighBear’ really a solution?

Opinion: Is ‘Be a Good NeighBear’ really a solution?

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Bibb County is home to thousands of people, from college students to neighboring communities. Unfortunately, with people comes heaps of trash. Service projects organized by Mercer’s volunteer organization MerServe have been conducted to beautify Macon. According to KeepGeorgiaBeautiful.org, in 2006, the Department of Tran...

Opinion: Colin Kaepernick makes a stand

Opinion: Colin Kaepernick makes a stand

Ireal James, Staff Writer
September 20, 2016
Filed under Opinions

San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been making changes to his appearance with bigger hair and more to say — not only with his look but the current issues in society he believes are unjust. Whether it being from social media or television coverage, his refusal to stand at a pr...

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