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In Elementary School, Rylee's troop learned how to make pizzas at a local restaurant.

Opinion: Girl Scouts is the best for girls

Rylee Kirk, Advertising Manager November 2, 2017

When people think of Girl Scouts, they think of cookies. Their stomach grumbles, thinking of the delicious mint-chocolate flavor of a Thin Mint on their tongue. A Samoas’ caramel coconut scent fills...

Banned books in Vroman's Bookstore.

Opinion: Is the banning of books in public schools the right thing to do?

Connor Cable, Contributing Writer October 26, 2017

Last week, the news broke that the Biloxi Public School System in Mississippi had decided to remove the classic American Novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” from its eighth grade curriculum. This is only...

Opinion: Crisis in Catalonia

Opinion: Crisis in Catalonia

Trevor Odom, Contributing Writer 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...

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

Opinion: President Trump Vs. Peaceful Protests in the NFL

Connor Cable, Contributing Writer 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?

Rylee Kirk, Advertising Manager 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...

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.

Opinion: Sanctions on North Korea, Will it Work?

Trevor Odom, Contributing Writer 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...

Greek Village houses the different sororities and fraternities at Mercer.

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

Emily Rose Thorne, Contributing Writer 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,...

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

Opinion: Why delayed recruitment isn’t a good thing

Grace Korta, Greek Woman 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

Douglas Pearson, Vice President and Dean of Students 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

Miranda Stephen, Contributing Writer 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?

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.
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.”

QEP: Does our research reach out?

Alayna Williams, Contributing Writer April 8, 2017
Mercerians don’t live in a vacuum, and we can’t do research in one either.
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