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

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

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

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.”

Alayna Williams, Contributing Writer

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.

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

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

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

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.

RUF students spend spring break at orphanage in Mexico

Katie Scott, intern at the orphanage, swimming in the ocean with one of the kids.

Madilyn Harrell, Contributing Writer

April 5, 2017

Fifteen Mercer students and four adult supervisors went to Casa Hogar del Niño de Alculpoca, an orphanage that is housed in Acapulco.

Star Struck

Chris Brown performs at Supafest 3 Sydney, Australia 2012.

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

So there’s this one celebrity you really like, and they’re basically your idol. You follow them on all social media pages, you listen to their music as soon as it comes out, you “like” all their Instagram pictures, etc. There’s only one problem, they recently were in the spotlight for doing...

What you need to know about House Bill 51

What you need to know about House Bill 51

Emily Thompson, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2017

"House Bill 51 is a very dangerous piece of legislation. It may have been created with good intentions. However, it has devolved into a bill that protects dangerous people and abuses, or at the least, doesn’t protect our most vulnerable."

For the Kids

MU Miracle displaying check of fundraised money at last year's Dance Marathon in April.

Pornchai Chantha, MU Miracle Executive Director

March 21, 2017

"Imagine telling yourself that you would one day be able to save the world—only if the world saved you first."

The fight for paid maternity leave

Photo of three working, soon to be mothers.

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017

In a 3-2 decision, the Warner Robins city council struck down a proposal that would provide paid maternity leave to employees. According to the Macon Telegraph, those who were in opposition to the proposal decided not to comment on why they made their decision. This proposal would have provided new mother...

How should people protest?

How should people protest?

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

“Unfortunately, law enforcement officials sometimes violate this right [to protest] through means intended to thwart free public expression,” said the ACLU website.

Go Baby Go: Mercer Engineering Scholars build power cars for disabled children

In December of 2016, some of the Mercer Engineering Scholars customized power wheel racing cars for pediatric patients that struggle to socialize because of physical disabilities.

Kyle Ulversoy, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2017

In December of 2016, some of the Mercer Engineering Scholars customized power wheel racing cars for pediatric patients that struggle to socialize because of physical disabilities. These cars would allow the students to ride around with other children their age. We hosted an event, Go Baby Go, for about...

A Lesson in Body Shaming: Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance

Lady Gaga sings at the 51st Super Bowl.

Ashley Antoine, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2017

Instead of focusing on the incredible performance of Lady Gaga at the 51st Super Bowl, some chose to go on social media during the show and criticize her body. On Instagram, people called her out and said, “Lady Gaga needs to do some crunches if she wants to show her flabby belly” and “Tried...

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