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Opinion: You should reconsider pledging to Greek life

Opinion: You should reconsider pledging to Greek life

Christian Watson

February 12, 2019

Everyone wants to fit in. I know I did at one point in time. This natural human urge may explain why Greek life is a vibrant part of hundreds of campuses across America. This desire exposes itself especially when we enter new environments. During the first few weeks of my freshman year, I witnessed many...

Opinion: Southerners Should Appreciate Hockey More

Opinion: Southerners Should Appreciate Hockey More

KJ Lemoine

January 30, 2019

When people think of hockey, they think of chasing a thick, black disk down a sheet of ice where people hit each other. In the South, where I have grown up and spent all 20 years of my life, hockey is hardly enjoyed, if not unrecognized. The reasonings people have for not liking the sport range from, ...

Opinion: The government shutdown is over, but may start back

Opinion: The government shutdown is over, but may start back

Sterling Neill

January 29, 2019

To understand the government shutdown that just ended, we have to first understand how we entered the shutdown. According to CNN, on Dec. 11, 2018, Democrats in Congress disagreed with President Trump on spending roughly $5 billion on a Southern border wall. After the disagreement, Senate leaders w...

Opinion: 3 easy steps to be more sustainable

Opinion: 3 easy steps to be more sustainable

Jadon Murad

January 28, 2019

Being passionate about the environment is very frustrating. It seems like at every corner, there is opposition and resistance that only furthers the climate change problem. The President of the United States has openly expressed his disbelief in climate change. Companies in various industries conti...

Opinion: The Man Who Was a Superhero

Opinion: The Man Who Was a Superhero

Sterling Neill

November 30, 2018

On Nov. 12 Stanley Martin Lieber, better known as Stan Lee, passed away at the age of 95 from pneumonia. Co-founder of Marvel Comics, Lee was born on Dec. 28, 1922, in Manhattan, where he first started pursuing his career as a writer. According to Time, Lee started his career as a writer for Timely...

Opinion: Students should be allowed to stay on campus during winter break

Opinion: Students should be allowed to stay on campus during winter break

Chas Pridgen

November 29, 2018

Students who pay over $6,000 a year for on-campus housing should be allowed to live in their rooms when they want to. Forcing students to move out during breaks is an unnecessary hassle for everyone involved, and frankly isn’t fully justifiable. There are many reasons why a student would prefer to stay on cam...

Opinion: Election day should be a national holiday

Opinion: Election day should be a national holiday

Connor Cable

November 15, 2018

With another Super Tuesday having come and gone, citizens of the United States flocked to the polls to cast their ballots for various political positions, from state representatives to governors. However, a startling fact about our country is that we don’t vote. We live in the most progressive c...

The Problem of Misogyny in Rap Music

The Problem of Misogyny in Rap Music

Noah Kleinert

November 15, 2018

As of 2018, rap and hip-hop is the most consumed music genre in the United States, and a substantial portion of that consumption lies in the youth population, according to Business Insider. The music is often played at parties, fraternity houses and gyms. Streamed from smartphones and pick-up trucks, this music ha...

Opinion: Is Vibranium in your Cell Phone?

Opinion: Is Vibranium in your Cell Phone?

Supreet K. Raina and Tamera Lowe

November 14, 2018

Marvel’s latest hit, “Black Panther,” has inspired African pride and interest as thousands of moviegoers praised the film, yet irony doesn’t lurk far beneath the surface of the film. As children and adults fawn over the cinematic masterpiece, the film ingeniously comments on the social cli...

Opinion: Professional Football is better than College Football

Opinion: Professional Football is better than College Football

Connor Cable

November 6, 2018

One of our nation’s greatest pastimes is the game of football. For the last 100-plus years, weekends have been ruled by football, either at the college level or at the pro level. As a college student, I feel it is somewhat blasphemous to say this, but I stand by it: professional football is better...

Opinion: What is on or off campus?

Opinion: What is on or off campus?

Julia Partain

October 18, 2018

As a freshman on Mercer University’s campus, you are brought into a mandatory meeting where various people of authority positions come to talk to you about a number of things. From club involvement to what times the caf is open, nothing is left out. Near the end of this discussion, freshmen are rem...

Opinion: The Atlanta Braves are back!

Opinion: The Atlanta Braves are back!

KJ Lemoine

September 12, 2018

After years of rebuilding a team known for dominance, the Atlanta Braves have surprised many as they are in the thick of the playoff race as the 2018 Major League Baseball season enters the homestretch. So did the rebuild work? Did these young players become the stars they were viewed as when they...

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