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The Price Checker: The Curious Case of Donald Trump

The Price Checker: The Curious Case of Donald Trump

Jordan Price, Contributing writer
August 14
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Five months before the 2016 presidential primaries officially begin with the first votes in the Iowa caucus, the Republican Party has an unorthodox and unexpected front-runner. New York businessman Donald Trump, a billionaire real-estate mogul who has stamped his name on everything fr...

The price of being a woman

Amanda Barrentine, Business Manager
August 14
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Editor’s Warning: The following may cause Bras. Tampons. Pads. Daintily scented deodorants and shampoos. All geared towards and priced for the female gender — all grossly overpriced. Zoey Freedman, a college student writ- ing for a paper much like the one you are holding now was r...

A New Foreign Policy

A New Foreign Policy

April 15
Filed under Atlanta, Opinions

Cultural relativism is the view that no culture is superior to any other culture when comparing systems of morality, law, politics, etc. It's the philosophical notion that all cultural beliefs are equally valid and that truth itself is relative, depending on the cultural environment.[1] During the 2...

"Dear White People": The SAE controversy

"Dear White People": The SAE controversy

Chelsey Guy
April 7
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Earlier this month, the University of Oklahoma chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity placed itself in the national, controversial spotlight. In a video distributed on social media, members of the fraternity were caught on phone video singing, clapping and chanting, “You can hang them from...

The Ides of March (Sports Edition)

March 15
Filed under Atlanta, Opinions, Sports

Like it or not, many institutions in our daily lives are riddled with politics. It can be found in the darkest places: Bureaucracies, school systems, and the door down the hall from your office. Politics are also fond of places that act as a safety net: Hospitals, churches, and even family cookouts.   Politics...

The "Wussification" of America

The "Wussification" of America

March 15
Filed under Atlanta, Opinions

Last month, Vanderbilt University Men’s Basketball coach Kevin Stallings committed an “egregious” error in judgment. He publicly “ridiculed’ one of his players for engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct by telling the player he was going to “f---ing kill [him]”. Immediately, sports writers,...

Stop the measles by stopping misinformation

Carson McGorry
March 5
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Over 150 people in the United States have contracted the measles since the start of 2015. 2014 saw nearly 650. When the medical community declared victory over the measles as an endemic disease in 2000, it didn’t foresee a social movement unraveling the decades of work just 15 years later. Vaccination...

Wear what you want, but think about covering up a little

Chelsey Guy
March 5
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

I confess that I wear yoga pants. Since I am a 20-something-year-old female college student, this statement is probably not a surprising one. After all, when you step outside of your residence hall in the morning, you see more yoga pants than blue jeans, khakis, jeggings or dresses. Yoga pants might...

Letter to the Editor regarding recent Mercer Wrestling article

March 3
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Sports, Wrestling

To the Editor: As Director of the Recreational Sports and Wellness Department, I was surprised to see The Cluster's recent piece titled “Sprawl or nothing; where is Mercer wrestling?” that appeared in the sports section of The Cluster on February 26, 2015. I must say that I am disappointed that n...

A Fallen Halo: A Mortal Reminder

A Fallen Halo: A Mortal Reminder

March 1
Filed under Atlanta, Baseball, Opinions, Sports

We idolize them when we are younger, and place them on a pedestal as we age. We view them as some sort of demi-god, as if they were born from some celestial body. We wear their jerseys, desire their autographs, and teach our children about them through folklore. In more ways than one, we live vicariously...

Manifesto of Higher Education

Manifesto of Higher Education

March 1
Filed under Atlanta, Opinions

A spectre is haunting higher education – the spectre of social stratification. Education remains the primary means of social mobility and decreasing economic inequality in our nation. In order to effectively deal with the issue of economic inequality, institutions of higher learning will need to leverage...

Taking Steps Toward A New You This New Year

Taking Steps Toward A New You This New Year

Chelsey Guy
January 28
Filed under Opinions

“I want to lose some weight.” “I want to volunteer more.” “I want to get fit.” “I want to find love.” “I want to procrastinate less. “I want to be better with my money.” Sound familiar? They should, considering that you have most likely heard them or even said some of them...

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