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Opinion: Is ‘Be a Good NeighBear’ really a solution?

Opinion: Is ‘Be a Good NeighBear’ really a solution?

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Bibb County is home to thousands of people, from college students to neighboring communities. Unfortunately, with people comes heaps of trash. Service projects organized by Mercer’s volunteer organization MerServe have been conducted to beautify Macon. According to KeepGeorgiaBeautiful.org, in 2006, the Department of Tran...

Opinion: Colin Kaepernick makes a stand

Opinion: Colin Kaepernick makes a stand

Ireal James, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016


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San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been making changes to his appearance with bigger hair and more to say — not only with his look but the current issues in society he believes are unjust. Whether it being from social media or television coverage, his refusal to stand at a pr...

Opinion: Brock Turner’s prison sentence not simply the result of privilege

Opinion: Brock Turner’s prison sentence not simply the result of privilege

Cody Moran, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2016


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There is comfort in knowing that you are not defined wholly by your past, and that no matter what you have done before this moment, you are not restricted by those actions. While not unaffected by your actions, you are free to move forward and become the best version of yourself. However, this free...

The hype about Harambe explained

The hype about Harambe explained

Marianna Bacallao, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2016


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Walking through the hallways of residence buildings, it’s impossible to miss the quick sketches of gorillas and the accompanying slogans, “Harambe didn’t deserve it” or “RIP Harambe 2k16.” Although he’s had bathroom stall graffiti, dry erase board murals, and trending hashtags devoted t...

Will Hillary Clinton continue her bounce in the polls?

Will Hillary Clinton continue her bounce in the polls?

Jordan Price, Contributing Writer

August 30, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

With a little over two months remaining before the Presidential election, 2016 has already proven to be nothing short of an unpredictable political whirlwind. At least, that’s been the case for the Republican Party, which has seen Donald Trump emerge victorious from a field of sixteen other gove...

Have recent changes to Greek recruitment been positive?

Have recent changes to Greek recruitment been positive?

Olivia Buckner

August 27, 2016


Filed under Greek Life, Opinions

This will be my second year going through recruitment as a member of a Greek organization. I have enjoyed every moment with my sisters — from being recruited to doing the recruiting. But over the last three years of my Greek life participation, recruitment has definitely changed. Since I was a fres...

20 great food stops in Macon

20 great food stops in Macon

Nicholas Wooten, Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinions

The best way to learn about a city is to sample its food. Cooking is like any other artform; the end product is just one you consume with your mouth rather than with your hands, your eyes or your ears. The methods of preparation and presentation are creative expressions influenced by time and place...

An open letter to the Dean of Students regarding sexual assault at Mercer

An open letter to the Dean of Students regarding sexual assault at Mercer

Robert Roach

April 28, 2016


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Dean Pearson, My name is Robert Roach. I am a sophomore biology major and honors student trying to raise awareness of sexual assault on this campus. I attended the Q&A last night [Monday, April 18] with President Underwood and was the first person to bring up sexual assault when I asked him how...

In defense of fraternity men, a member of Alpha Tau Omega speaks out

In defense of fraternity men, a member of Alpha Tau Omega speaks out

Christopher Murdock, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016


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A fraternity man. What thoughts come to mind when reading those words? Let me guess Total Frat Move, drinking, drugs, exclusivity — all of the above and more. Society makes it seem as if fraternities are only a realm for mischief but what they seem to hide from the masses are the positives of being a Gr...

Research that Reaches Out: The Youngblood Project

Research that Reaches Out: The Youngblood Project

Hanin Menchew, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

As a senior English literature major, I am well aware that my field of study is not widely considered to be useful by many outside of the discipline. It would not surprise me if the English Literature department was well near the bottom of the list of candidates expected to tackle Mercer's “Research...

A Hollywood-sized Theft: Repetitive themes, endless sequels and countless reiterations

A Hollywood-sized Theft: Repetitive themes, endless sequels and countless reiterations

Nicholas Kirkpatrick, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2016


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Hollywood’s current trend of repetitive themes, endless sequels and seemingly countless reiterations of the same films poses a difficult quandary for the casual moviegoer as well as the serious critic. I, being among the former, see this problem with regard to entertainment value and the constant narrative...

Why Conservatives should ban Trump

Why Conservatives should ban Trump

Austin Paul, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2016


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Editor's Note: The following opinion was submitted by Mercer College of Republican Co-chair Austin Paul The rise of Donald Trump has left many conservatives with nowhere to turn. We have been forced to face the reality that a man with ideas many thought only existed on the fringes of the party co...

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