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Opinion: SGA senator speaks out against Sekulow

Joseph Muldrew is the Freshman Class President.
February 6, 2018

What does it mean to be a Mercerian? President William Underwood and Student Government Association (SGA) President Olivia Buckner have clearly answered my question when they chose to lionize Jay Sekulow,...

Opinion: The college football system is a broken system

Opinion: The college football system is a broken system
January 31, 2018

Another year, another college football championship with an SEC team on top of the podium. I am not here to discuss the merits of SEC football because we all know they are good. The problem lies in...

Opinion: YouTube star showcases suicide

Youtuber Logan Paul speaks at New York Comic Con.
January 27, 2018

At the beginning of 2018, the popular YouTuber Logan Paul posted a video blog (vlog) of himself encountering a dead body in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, also known as the Suicide Forest. Paul, with...

A Goodbye Letter to Target

Sophomore Makayla Brooks visits Target before its official close.
January 20, 2018

Goodbye forever,, Target. It’s over. Done. You’ve given up on us, and I’m fine. Really, I’m not going to cry. Because you see, Target, I’m remembering things now. Without the diverting allure...

Opinion: Is Greek life worth a life?

Members of the Panhellenic Council gather for a photo outside of the Student Union.
December 22, 2017

Recently, a dark shadow has been cast over Greek communities since the death of Maxwell Gruver at Louisiana State University. Gruver died in a fraternity house on Sept.14 following a night of hazing. According...

Opinion: What should we do about gun violence?

The rate of gun violence only continues to increase and it is unsettling that the most deadly shootings in American history only occur years apart. There is a clear gun violence issue, but the solution is not simple.
December 15, 2017

According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been over 300 mass shootings in America in 2017 alone. A mass shooting is classified as a shooting where four or more people are killed or injured. These...

Opinion: “It’s Okay to be White” posters displayed throughout the country

A college bulletin board.
December 3, 2017

When has it been unacceptable to be white? The white population in America benefits from better education, higher income, lower unemployment rates, lighter criminal sentencing and many other privileges...

Opinion: I studied race and gender in Mercer athletics for my research class, here’s what I found

For her Feminist Research Practices course, Sophie Peel decided to research the mental wellness of athletes.
December 1, 2017

As with all communities, the athletic world is a jumbled pool of personalities, ethnic identities, competing morals, races, ideologies and voices. This column does not aim to expose and scold the athletic...

Opinion: Why gender-neutral housing should be available

Jonathan Morey and Logan Reiss hanging out in Porter lounge.
November 8, 2017

A dorm is a student’s work space, most visited hangout and home away from home. However, for students who are trans and nonbinary, the dorm can also be a difficult place to live. Personally, I know...

Opinion: Are movie theater prices getting too high?

Opinion: Are movie theater prices getting too high?
November 6, 2017

The month of October has seen the worst box office returns in 10 years. The Hollywood Reporter states that ticket sales will just miss reaching $560 million. The last time ticket sales in October have...

Opinion: Girl Scouts is the best for girls

In Elementary School, Rylee's troop learned how to make pizzas at a local restaurant.
November 2, 2017

When people think of Girl Scouts, they think of cookies. Their stomach grumbles, thinking of the delicious mint-chocolate flavor of a Thin Mint on their tongue. A Samoas’ caramel coconut scent fills...

Opinion: Is the banning of books in public schools the right thing to do?

Banned books in Vroman's Bookstore.
October 26, 2017

Last week, the news broke that the Biloxi Public School System in Mississippi had decided to remove the classic American Novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” from its eighth grade curriculum. This is only...

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