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Opinion: Stores closing in Macon affects the community

The deli section of a Kroger.
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
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?
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...

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

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

Opinion: Food on campus is the worst

Caf pizza on a Sunday afternoon.
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,...

Opinion: Mercer should add art on campus

The simple landscape of Cruz Plaza.
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...

Opinion: Stop sending good vibes and start taking action

Gun control rally in front of the White House.
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....

Opinion:  How Mercer can grow its medical school

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

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...

Opinion: Being sick in college sucks

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

Opinion: Safety for Tattnall Square Center for the Arts

Sophomore Theater Major Brenna McNulty walks throught the park in the rain.
February 12, 2018

Everybody on Mercer’s campus, and even off campus, seems to have heard about the armed robbery that took place in Tattnall Square Park a few weeks ago. The incident occurred only a few days after shots...

Opinion: Jay Sekulow should be allowed to speak at Founder’s Day

Founders’ Day is planned for Feb. 5 in Willingham Hall at 10 a.m. Archived photo by Katie Atkinson
February 6, 2018

Let me begin by stating that I find the political philosophy of Jay Sekulow repugnant, and his disdain for the LGBT community, Muslims and undocumented immigrants is directly contrary to my values as a...

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