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Opinion: It's time to change the rules about paying college athletes

Opinion: It’s time to change the rules about paying college athletes

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer September 10, 2019
College sports are making more money than ever before. So why aren’t college athletes paid?

Letter from Dean Pearson: What every student, faculty and staff should know about Mercer traditions this fall

Douglas Pearson, Vice President and Dean of Students August 17, 2019
In a letter to the editor, Vice President and Dean of Students Douglas Pearson encourages Mercerians to attend upcoming events this fall.
Opinion: An open letter to my Bear Card

Opinion: An open letter to my Bear Card

Caitlyn Patton, Layout Editor August 15, 2019
The new digital student IDs promise convenience and greater ease of access, but why are they only available to Apple users?
Emily Rose spent most of her summer propping her Lofts door open with a shoe due to the broken Bear Card scanner on her door.

Opinion: The Lofts aren’t as luxury as they’d like you to think

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor August 14, 2019
Rent is $810 per month, not including utility fees or the security deposit. Despite the luxury price, Bear Card systems break and stay broken, the hallways are home to more than their fair share of bugs and — worst of all — the privacy you think you’re getting doesn’t materialize.
Opinion: How Victoria’s Secret shows why fashion needs to be more inclusive

Opinion: How Victoria’s Secret shows why fashion needs to be more inclusive

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer April 11, 2019

In 2018, Vogue Magazine published an article that featured an interview with the chief architects of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. In the article, chief marketing officer of L Brands, Ed Razek,...

Opinion: the rise and grind culture leads to a toxic mindset

Opinion: the rise and grind culture leads to a toxic mindset

Mandi DeLong March 27, 2019

It’s no surprise to anyone that our society fixates on toxic and bizarre habits, nor is there a lack of justified criticism of those habits. However, one new culture has been popular for a while and...

Opinion: Is there a problem with Manchester Pride?

Opinion: Is there a problem with Manchester Pride?

Chas Pridgen March 27, 2019

The 2019 Manchester Pride Festival has been the topic of online discussion after facing scrutiny for having Ariana Grande headline the event. Grande has recently been in the public eye following her...

Opinion: 21 Savage - Deport or Support?

Opinion: 21 Savage – Deport or Support?

Sterling Neill March 21, 2019

On Feb. 12, rapper 21 Savage was released from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainment center where he had been held for nine days. 21 Savage, whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph,...

Opinion: Life is Good, so is Greek

Opinion: Life is Good, so is Greek

Julia Partain March 11, 2019

The views expressed in this article solely reflect the author’s opinion and not an opinion held by The Cluster. There was recently an opinion piece published on various reasons why a person should...

Opinion: Dating Apps Are Destructive

Opinion: Dating Apps Are Destructive

Christian Watson February 28, 2019

The way we find love is changing, especially for my generation. Once upon a time, courting a prospective lover by eye-contact, love letters or (gasp) conversation was preferable. Now we swipe left or right...

Opinion: It is time for better food at Mercer

Opinion: It is time for better food at Mercer

Connor Cable February 12, 2019

I have had some very bad luck with the food on campus lately. Within the last six months, I have had mixed up orders, extremely long waits, not great tasting and undercooked food and in one case, I found...

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...

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