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Homosexuality not a valid excuse for bullying, Anoka school policy forces faculty neutrality

Brittany Dant

September 21, 2011


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The numerous headlines recently made due to the issues of how homosexuality should be discussed and handled in the school systems of Anoka, Minnesota, can hardly be turned a blind eye to anymore. Conflicts between advocates for gay students and rights and conservative Christian groups can be ignored...

Cafeteria reusable containers come with unnecessary price

Brittany Dant

September 21, 2011


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The recycling bug has bit at Mercer. What with Trayless Tuesdays in the cafeteria to cut down on water waste and the newly implemented dorm recycling containers located outside the lofts, freshman dorms and the apartments, Mercer is abuzz with recycling programs. In fact, just last week the Environmental,...

Lucas' prejudiced ways detrimental to Macon

Garret McDowell

September 21, 2011


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At the risk of sounding like a man who doesn’t want women in office, I am getting on my soapbox again this week to lament the impact that Elaine Lucas is having on the city of Macon. She does not deserve public office, because she has abused the position and has helped lead Macon further away from...

Compromise, the illness of the political sphere

Ross Tripi

September 21, 2011


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What is it that makes a good politician?  Rather, what character traits make it possible for someone to be elected? It would be nice to think that integrity is what impresses voters. However, one does not need to look too far in the past to see how easily and quickly elected officials forget about the...

Mercer's pool hours leave students unsatisfied and wanting more time

Vernon Scott

September 7, 2011


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There is nothing like going for a swim when your body is craving a little relaxation. Why have I not taken the opportunity to go for a swim? It is not the homework. It is more than likely the hours in which the pools are open. To my knowledge, the indoor pool in the University Center opens some time...

Engineering school leaves students feeling out of water

Chris Tyler

September 7, 2011


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Have you ever seen a fish fly? I don’t mean a spectacular leap accompanied by twirls and accentuated by the water dripping from its scales like a couture gown. Nor do I mean the astounding burst of speed a “flying” fish exhibits as it leaps out of the water, expanding their large pectoral fins...

Bachman continues to hurt the Tea Party's credibility

Garret McDowell

September 7, 2011


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I can’t stand Michele Bachmann. Blunt, yes, but the woman is not what the United States needs in 2012 or, frankly, ever. I do not like the Tea Party that much, but I respect their origins in trying to stave off the debt crisis. Even though the recent debt ceiling crisis occurred, it wasn’t like they...

Here we are, please entertain us

Ross Tripi

September 7, 2011


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The Internet has destroyed our ability to value art, knowledge, and other people. With the advent of online stores like iTunes, art in the form of music has become a product as opposed to a method of expression. When once musicians were sponsored by proprietors, because they would otherwise be starving...

XL oil to be hot button issue

Brittany Dant

September 7, 2011


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The issues of global warming, pollution and even green alternatives have become popular issues in today’s society. What with movies like The Day After Tomorrow and An Inconvenient Truth— the film documenting Al Gore’s campaign to make the issue of global warming a world-wide problem—global warming...

New SIS system frustrates Mercer students

opinions

August 18, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The summer months frustrated countless Mercer students. As of August 14, the school has yet to notify many students of this semester’s cost. It’s not comforting to move back into expensive dorms and houses while financially blind. Study-abroad students bought their $1,000+ plane tickets without knowing...

MU Greek life: more than meets the eye

emilymgarrott

August 18, 2011


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Greetings, Mercerians new and old! It is another school year, and with that recognition comes bombardment from all signs to join this club or that organization, or help some freshman find their way to Willett. I write to you today to explain from an insider’s perspective the reasons why you should...

Dear Congress, what have you done?

Dear Congress, what have you done?

Brittany Dant

August 18, 2011


Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions, Uncategorized

The talk of the town this summer, nay the down-right embarrassment of the United States, was by far the failure of our House, Senate and our President to resolve the overarching issue of the debt ceiling. From my seat on E Street NW, Washington D.C., I sat ashamed that I called the nation’s capita...

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