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Opinion: Free Speech – The Key to Growth

Christian Watson September 11, 2018

When conservative commentator Ben Shapiro arrived at U.C. Berkeley on Sept. 14, 2017 he was greeted by a crowd of ravenous protestors, many of whom pledged allegiance to the left-leaning organization of...

With a late Instagram post on July 24, the Mercer community said farewell to its long-standing coffee shop, Jittery Joe’s. Photo by Laurel Huster.

A final farewell to a Mercer staple: Jittery Joe’s

Summer Perritt, Digital Editor August 12, 2018

With a late Instagram post on July 24, the Mercer community said farewell to its long-standing coffee shop, Jittery Joe’s. The space will reopen with a new name and some familiar faces, but long-time...

The deli section of a Kroger.

Opinion: Stores closing in Macon affects the community

Suzanna Arul, Contributing Writer May 2, 2018

On March 26, the Kroger on Pio Nono Avenue announced its closing due to profit loss. The store opened its doors in August 1994 and officially closed on April 20.  For many Mercer students, this means...

Opinion: Macon-Bibb Leaders Fail to Protect their Citizens

Opinion: Macon-Bibb Leaders Fail to Protect their Citizens

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer April 11, 2018

The Macon-Bibb County government is critically underserving the most vulnerable members of our community: those struggling with homelessness. An estimated 10,174 people struggle with homelessness in...

Opinion: Is Spring Break Too Early?

Opinion: Is Spring Break Too Early?

Sachin Khurana, Contributing Writer April 8, 2018

As several Mercer students envisioned their spring break having fun on the beach, reality made them wonder if they had started winter break. Students on group vacations at Florida beaches experienced unpleasant...

There are more ways to help people than just becoming a doctor.

Opinion: Why you shouldn’t be a doctor if you want to help people

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer April 4, 2018

Are you majoring in biology? Do you love helping people? Are your parents immigrants? If so, you’re probably at this school to become a doctor. Becoming a doctor seems like every parent’s dream...

Caf pizza on a Sunday afternoon.

Opinion: Food on campus is the worst

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer March 26, 2018

As someone who is in their second year at Mercer, I think I have completely exhausted all of the places on our campus where they serve food. I’m the type of person who tries to eat three times a day,...

The simple landscape of Cruz Plaza.

Opinion: Mercer should add art on campus

Solomon Simpson, Contributing Writer March 13, 2018

When walking around Mercer University there are lots of things to look at, but there is also a noticeable lack of color and art. On the way to class, a student will primarily see common, hazel-colored...

Gun control rally in front of the White House.

Opinion: Stop sending good vibes and start taking action

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer March 13, 2018

On Feb. 14, 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. At 2:19 p.m., Nikolas Cruz walked into his old high school with an AR-15 style rifle and killed 17 of his former classmates and teachers....

Mercer University School of Medicine students participate in Mercer on Mission.

Opinion:  How Mercer can grow its medical school

Ben Hitchcock, Contributing Writer March 10, 2018

There are a total of five medical schools in Georgia with enrollments ranging from 200 to nearly 1,000 students. Each one has medical care facilities including hospitals, clinics, primary care, sports...

Opinion: Why you should care about DACA

Devyn Mode, Layout Editor March 9, 2018

Democrats’ recent unsuccessful attempts to take action on the status of former Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients proves the safety of those individuals is not a priority in the...

When you're sick but have 5 essays, a research paper, thesis dissertation and short novel to write. Things get serious.

Opinion: Being sick in college sucks

Kate Eckrote, Contributing Writer February 12, 2018

I would consider myself a fairly healthy person.   I often stay up until 3 a.m. watching health documentaries on Netflix. I always skip the whipped cream on my tall, double shot, extra drizzle, caramel...

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