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A time of teasing: preseason football

A time of teasing: preseason football

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 24
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Preseason football is a time of teasing for the NFL fan. After, months of waiting, we the football fans, finally get to watch football again. These games do not count but serve as a chance for coaches to evaluate their teams. Now this may seem like a solid concept in a perfect world where football i...

The not-so-smart smartwatch trend, a disappointment

The not-so-smart smartwatch trend, a disappointment

Faiz Aly, Contributing Writer
September 24
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions, Tech, Uncategorized

When the iPhone was announced back in 2007, it was a revolutionary breakthrough in the mobile market. That momentum accelerated when the iPad was announced in 2010. It became the next big thing. Today, we have smartwatches, which are being considered the most personable device. Yet, after testing va...

Spotify vs Apple Music

Spotify vs Apple Music

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 24
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

My freshman year of college I learned that a subscription to a music streaming service was almost as essential as buying books. It is what kept me going during the all-nighters and my long walks across the campus at 8 a.m. were much better with the newest music from Drake or Ryan Adams. I love music, an...

Parking Problems

Parking Problems

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer
September 15
Filed under Opinions

Beep! Beep! Here comes frustration again when trying to locate a parking spot on the Mercer University Macon campus. All Mercer students have gone through the frustrating and tiring task of trying to find a parking spot close to a building on campus. It is obvious that parking at Mercer on a weekda...

A Breakfast Fiasco

A Breakfast Fiasco

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer
September 15
Filed under Opinions

The aroma of fresh chicken no longer fills the air in the mornings because the Chick-fil-A on campus has recently stopped serving breakfast. To some students this is a shock and a pain sent right to the stomach. Why would Chick-fil-A suddenly come to the conclusion that it was time to stop serving break...

Get to Know Your SGA Vice President

Get to Know Your SGA Vice President

Taylor Jolly, SGA Vice President
September 11
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Student Government

When I stepped onto campus three years ago, I never imagined how much this university would pour into me. It seems like last semester I was meeting my freshman roommate, taking an hour to search for my classes on the quad and pretending to be cooler than I actually was. Now, here I am as a senior welc...

Letter from the Managing Editor: From the Spires

Letter from the Managing Editor: From the Spires

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor
August 27
Filed under Opinions

As I committed these words to paper, I fumbled over sloppy metaphors to try to grab your attention in order to say something meaningful and wise. I’m sure some of them found their way in the final copy. But, for the most part, I’ll be doing what I’m good at — being honest and direct. He...

Sanders vs. Clinton: The Facts

Sanders vs. Clinton: The Facts

Jordan Price, Contributing Writer
August 27
Filed under Opinions

One of the more interesting story lines thus far in the 2016 election cycle has been the emergence of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont as Hillary Clinton’s main challenger in the Democratic primary. Sanders, a 73-year-old self-described socialist who is technically not a Democrat (rather, an independ...

Meet SGA’s President: Austin Harrison

Meet SGA’s President: Austin Harrison

Austin Harrison, SGA President
August 27
Filed under Opinions, Student Government

Hello new Mercerians! For those of you I haven’t had the privilege of meeting yet, my name is Austin Harrison, and on behalf of the Student Government Association (SGA), I’d like to extend the warmest of welcomes to you all. The student body is looking forward to seeing the positive change you bring t...

Bid Day Blitz

Bid Day Blitz

Jake Harvey, Contributing Writer
August 27
Filed under Opinions

On August 22, 2015, a ceremony was commencing in the Greek Village of the Mercer University campus known to the world as sorority bid day or girl’s bid day. Having never witnessed this ritual my previous year and hearing from everyone how incredible this event was, I decided that I should be privy ...

A Letter from the Editor: The Cluster is alive

A Letter from the Editor: The Cluster is alive

Conner Wood, Editor in Chief
August 14
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

If The Cluster were an independently-owned hotel, letters on the marquee would spell out an apology about the weeks our website was offline this summer and a banner would hang over the front entrance with the words ‘Under New Management.’ Thank goodness The Cluster is not an independently-owned...

What America can learn from India

What America can learn from India

Mary Lathem, Arts and Lifestyle Editor
August 14
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

There are two things America can learn from India. Just over two weeks ago, I returned from a trip that truly changed my perception of the world around me. My fellow Service Scholars and I spent three weeks in Kerala, India, where we had the unique opportunity to completely immerse ourselves...

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