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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
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
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
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
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
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...

Opinion: Brock Turner’s prison sentence not simply the result of privilege

Opinion: Brock Turner’s prison sentence not simply the result of privilege

Cody Moran, Contributing Writer
September 20
Filed under Opinions

There is comfort in knowing that you are not defined wholly by your past, and that no matter what you have done before this moment, you are not restricted by those actions. While not unaffected by your actions, you are free to move forward and become the best version of yourself. However, this free...

The hype about Harambe explained

The hype about Harambe explained

Marianna Bacallao, Contributing Writer
September 14
Filed under Opinions

Walking through the hallways of residence buildings, it’s impossible to miss the quick sketches of gorillas and the accompanying slogans, “Harambe didn’t deserve it” or “RIP Harambe 2k16.” Although he’s had bathroom stall graffiti, dry erase board murals, and trending hashtags devoted t...

Will Hillary Clinton continue her bounce in the polls?

Will Hillary Clinton continue her bounce in the polls?

Jordan Price, Contributing Writer
August 30
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

With a little over two months remaining before the Presidential election, 2016 has already proven to be nothing short of an unpredictable political whirlwind. At least, that’s been the case for the Republican Party, which has seen Donald Trump emerge victorious from a field of sixteen other gove...

Have recent changes to Greek recruitment been positive?

Have recent changes to Greek recruitment been positive?

Olivia Buckner
August 27
Filed under Greek Life, Opinions

This will be my second year going through recruitment as a member of a Greek organization. I have enjoyed every moment with my sisters — from being recruited to doing the recruiting. But over the last three years of my Greek life participation, recruitment has definitely changed. Since I was a fres...

20 great food stops in Macon

20 great food stops in Macon

Nicholas Wooten, Editor-in-Chief
August 20
Filed under Lifestyle, Opinions

The best way to learn about a city is to sample its food. Cooking is like any other artform; the end product is just one you consume with your mouth rather than with your hands, your eyes or your ears. The methods of preparation and presentation are creative expressions influenced by time and place...

An open letter to the Dean of Students regarding sexual assault at Mercer

An open letter to the Dean of Students regarding sexual assault at Mercer

Robert Roach
April 28
Filed under Opinions

Dean Pearson, My name is Robert Roach. I am a sophomore biology major and honors student trying to raise awareness of sexual assault on this campus. I attended the Q&A last night [Monday, April 18] with President Underwood and was the first person to bring up sexual assault when I asked him how...

In defense of fraternity men, a member of Alpha Tau Omega speaks out

In defense of fraternity men, a member of Alpha Tau Omega speaks out

Christopher Murdock, Contributing Writer
April 28
Filed under Opinions

A fraternity man. What thoughts come to mind when reading those words? Let me guess Total Frat Move, drinking, drugs, exclusivity — all of the above and more. Society makes it seem as if fraternities are only a realm for mischief but what they seem to hide from the masses are the positives of being a Gr...

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