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Who decides who represents Black Lives Matter

Who decides who represents Black Lives Matter

Jabril Edmondson, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2017

Black Lives Matter is consistently setback due to misinformation and misrepresentation.  As a movement, BLM seeks to uplift minorities and anyone unjustly treated or prosecuted. As a result, Black Lives Matter is seen as one part of the modern civil rights movements.   Within the first few days...

Trump takes the office and the next four years begin

Trump takes the office and the next four years begin

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

"For many Americans it is not the most preferred scenario, but it is the only scenario there is."

Research That Reaches Out: Practicum experiences in Standing Rock

Research That Reaches Out: Practicum experiences in Standing Rock

Cheyanne Reyome, Contributing Writer

December 28, 2016

Thousands of people gather together in song, dance and prayer to stop the atmosphere from falling to sorrow and pity. Instead, united, these individuals reminded everyone that they were not going to lie down and let injustice happen on their land — they were going to fight and take a stand.

Moody Musings: How to respectfully disagree with people who have opposing views

Moody Musings: How to respectfully disagree with people who have opposing views

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016

It’s over now. It seems as if the entire country has been split in half. We can never agree on much, but rarely has an election polarized public opinion to such extremes. These are touchy subjects for most of us, and you don’t have to agree with every person just to avoid conflict. My friends a...

Opinion: Marc Jacobs fashion show: artistic expression or politically incorrect?

Opinion: Marc Jacobs fashion show: artistic expression or politically incorrect?

Ashley Antoine, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2016

Marc Jacobs was the center of controversy when his fashion show for the 2017 spring/summer lines featured models wearing pastel dreadlocks with brown makeup/black face. As a black woman, I wasn’t offended when I heard about it because I interpreted it as his way of expressing himself through his art and not...

Five things to keep in mind for the second presidential debate

Five things to keep in mind for the second presidential debate

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

October 9, 2016

This election, it seems, has been more about the candidates themselves, and less about the issues that the country faces. This became obvious after the first presidential debate Sep. 26. A large portion of speaking time was devoted to scandals from the candidates’ pasts. This is not to say that i...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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