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Research that Reaches Out: The Youngblood Project

Research that Reaches Out: The Youngblood Project

Hanin Menchew, Contributing Writer
March 31
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

As a senior English literature major, I am well aware that my field of study is not widely considered to be useful by many outside of the discipline. It would not surprise me if the English Literature department was well near the bottom of the list of candidates expected to tackle Mercer's “Research...

A Hollywood-sized Theft: Repetitive themes, endless sequels and countless reiterations

A Hollywood-sized Theft: Repetitive themes, endless sequels and countless reiterations

Nicholas Kirkpatrick, Contributing Writer
March 31
Filed under Opinions

Hollywood’s current trend of repetitive themes, endless sequels and seemingly countless reiterations of the same films poses a difficult quandary for the casual moviegoer as well as the serious critic. I, being among the former, see this problem with regard to entertainment value and the constant narrative...

Why Conservatives should ban Trump

Why Conservatives should ban Trump

Austin Paul, Contributing Writer
March 31
Filed under Opinions

Editor's Note: The following opinion was submitted by Mercer College of Republican Co-chair Austin Paul The rise of Donald Trump has left many conservatives with nowhere to turn. We have been forced to face the reality that a man with ideas many thought only existed on the fringes of the party co...

Tic-Tac-Tot

Tic-Tac-Tot

Bekah Fulton, Contributing Writer
February 18
Filed under Opinions

I may be the only student at Mercer who does not have a picture with Toby the Bear, and this is no accident. Confession: mascots kind of freak me out. This mild fear may potentially be rooted in a repressed childhood trauma but go ahead and add it to the long list of things I cannot explain about...

#OscarsSoWhite Sparks Social Media Feuds

#OscarsSoWhite Sparks Social Media Feuds

Ireal James, Contributing Writer
February 10
Filed under Opinions

This year the Academy nominated all white actors for the Oscars. The decision — much like last year’s — has sparked a multitude of responses on social media with a plethora of hashtags, such as #OscarsSoWhite, #drama, #seriouslythough, #OscarsStillSoWhite. Some of the responders were celebrities. An...

Just do it: Retire Jibri Bryan’s No. 34

Just do it: Retire Jibri Bryan’s No. 34

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
February 5
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Sports

Four. Seven. Thirteen. Twenty-four. Forty-two. No, those aren’t the numbers of the white balls in the billion-dollar Powerball drawing in January — they’re the five numbers retired by Mercer basketball. It’s time to make it six. Jibri Bryan cannot grace us with his presence on and off the...

We will: Jibri Bryan Tribute

We will: Jibri Bryan Tribute

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
February 4
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Sports

As the Sports Editor, I feel it is my duty to write this piece — albeit with a heavy heart. I would like to take this opportunity and use my platform to speak to his family, friends and teammates. To the Bryan family, I can't even begin to understand the pain you must be feeling. I know that this is a trying ...

Research that reaches out: Bank on Program

Research that reaches out: Bank on Program

Ruth Francis, Contributing Writer
January 29
Filed under Opinions

During the summer of 2015, I had the opportunity to participate in a focus group as part of the Bank on Program (B.o.P) initiated by Financial Management Association (FMA). The project was funded by Mercer’s “Research that Reaches Out” program. The B.o.P is an initiative by finance faculty and SSBE stu...

The natural look

The natural look

Marin Guta, Digital Editor
January 29
Filed under Opinions

I was mindlessly scrolling through my Facebook feed when I came a across a photo juxtaposing the before and after shots of a woman with and without makeup. In the first photo, the woman had flawless skin, heavy eye makeup and perfectly coiffed hair. In the second picture, the same woman sat in the swive...

A liberal in a den of conservatives

A liberal in a den of conservatives

January 29
Filed under Opinions

Editor’s note: With Donald Trump taking the lead in the Iowa over Ted Cruz, it appears his path to the Republican presidential nomination seems more plausible than ever. With this in mind, we published this firsthand account of the Trump rally that took place in Macon on Nov. 30, 2015. When I fo...

A new hope for inclusiveness in gaming

A new hope for inclusiveness in gaming

Carson McGorry, Copy Editor
December 3
Filed under Opinions

A bias towards white male characters is a well-documented reality in the mainstream video game industry. The all-too-common perception among executives at game publishing companies, such as Activision and Ubisoft, — that games featuring characters outside of the majority don’t sell — is reminiscent...

The “red cup” debate

The “red cup” debate

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer
December 3
Filed under Opinions

Optimists see the cup as being half full.  Pessimists insist that it’s half empty.  Give the cup to an idiot, however, and they will be sure to discuss the religious implications of its decorations or lack thereof.  Yes I’m talking about Starbucks.  And when it comes to this topic, I wish we ...

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