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The "Wussification" of America

The "Wussification" of America

March 15, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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...

There's A City Beyond These Walls

Nicholas Wooten
November 10, 2014
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I’ve only been here for two years, and although I sometimes pull out my GPS to navigate my way around these confusing downtown streets, I feel like Macon is my second home… and that’s how I believe it should be. Oftentimes, I find that other Mercer students don’t feel the same. I remember writing an a...

Building leaders: America's global role

Emily Farlow
October 29, 2014
Filed under Opinions

By: Jason Knowles, Mercer University law student It is a big and busy world out there beyond the shores of the red, white, and blue. [inlinetweet prefix="From @emily_farlow" tweeter="via @mercercluster" suffix=""]When you are involved with your studies in undergrad, medical school, law school or some ...

Pilgrimage to Penfield: A senior's perspective

Pilgrimage to Penfield: A senior's perspective

Emily Farlow
October 20, 2014
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

I never went to Pilgrimage to Penfield as a freshman. I’m not sure why I skipped it, but it probably had to do with me thinking I was too cool to go, and that the trip wouldn’t be fun. It’s a silly attitude to have, but a lot of freshman start college thinking that having school spirit isn’t...

Ebola: Fear for the lives of those who actually have to face it

Ebola: Fear for the lives of those who actually have to face it

Taelor Rye
October 20, 2014
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Ebola is a pretty hot topic right now. It’s deadly, it’s fairly recent, and it’s scary. Honestly, however, it is also a non-factor for most Americans. With only three people in America having been diagnosed with Ebola at this point, many of the corresponding freakouts from people within the United...

All meal plans are not created equal

All meal plans are not created equal

Chelsey Guy
October 20, 2014
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Like all ideas, it started as a well intentioned plan to make things better. Honestly, it was a brilliant idea when I first heard about it at the beginning of the semester. Well, when I first saw it, I should say. The sign stood in all of its shimmering glory inside of the University Center. It had a...

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