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Opinion: Crisis in Catalonia

Opinion: Crisis in Catalonia
October 19, 2017

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy summarized the crisis in Catalonia with, “There is no possible mediation between democratic law and disobedience or illegality.” For the past forty years, Catalonians...

Opinion: President Trump Vs. Peaceful Protests in the NFL

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.
October 9, 2017

It has been a recent trend in the National Football League for players to kneel during the National Anthem as a form of silent protest against racial inequality, police brutality, and many other things....

Opinion: It is time for Religion courses to Go?

Opinion: It is time for Religion courses to Go?
October 2, 2017

  Like most universities, Mercer University requires students to take a religion course. However, the selection of courses at Mercer are miniscule and seem to be less diverse than most other course...

Opinion: Sanctions on North Korea, Will it Work?

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chairs a UN Security Council Meeting on Denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) at the United Nations in New York City on April 28, 2017.
September 28, 2017

Over the past year North Korea has rocketed through the headlines with reports of its growing missile and nuclear program. This situation has brought us closer to armed conflict in the Koreas since the...

Opinion: While delayed recruitment frustrates upperclassmen, this first-year finds many benefits

Greek Village houses the different sororities and fraternities at Mercer.
September 26, 2017

When I was applying to schools, my college counselor asked me how much Greek Life mattered to me in a potential university. I laughed and said it didn't matter to me at all. She smiled and replied, "Yeah,...

Opinion: Why delayed recruitment isn’t a good thing

Alexa Levine, Mimi McKenzie, and Brooke Vote representing the recruitment team for Mercer sororities at Bear Fair.
August 31, 2017

In case you haven’t already heard, the Greek recruitment process is working a little differently this year than in year’s past. Instead of being the first week of classes, it has been pushed back to...

Mercer Traditions: What every student, faculty, and staff should know for Fall 2017

Mercer Traditions: What every student, faculty, and staff should know for Fall 2017
August 20, 2017
For those of you who are new to Mercer, I think you will find that you have selected an exceptional institution of higher education, one that is rich in heritage and tradition. Surprisingly, though, many folks—including some who have been associated with Mercer for a long time—are not fully aware of the great commemorative events that take place here each year.

A reflection of my awful ‘Taste the World’ experience

May 1, 2017
We can no longer sit back and simply discuss cultural sensitivity, write research papers, partake in protests and marches, or show solidarity on social media for such topics. We need to actually demonstrate, apply and adopt the values of Mercer’s mission and standards.

What makes diversity so important and why is it worth voting for?

What makes diversity so important and why is it worth voting for?
April 11, 2017
If you plan on voting for an SGA ticket that promises diversity on its platform, it is important to not to just vote for diversity because it has a positive connotation and it sounds good.

QEP: Does our research reach out?

After traveling to South Africa, Alayna Williams presented her research at The First World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WCUR): “Intergenerational Differences in Perceptions of Race Relations in Cape Town, South Africa.”
April 8, 2017
Mercerians don’t live in a vacuum, and we can’t do research in one either.

Priority registration is not necessary

The Registrar's Office helps students who have questions about the registration process. If you have problems while registering for classes, they answer phone calls.
April 8, 2017
"Even students that receive priority have trouble registering for the classes they want because there are so many people that receive priority registration."

A Response to “Star Struck”

A Response to
April 8, 2017
Instead of looking to these celebrities to be role models or model citizens, I look at them as people. Any person that has committed a crime, I look at celebrities with the same likeness. I, as an individual, do not condone the actions of any celebrity, nor would me choosing not to listen to their music or watch their movies lead to them becoming a better person.
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