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DAMN! Kendrick Lamar re-emerges stronger than ever

DAMN! Kendrick Lamar re-emerges stronger than ever

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

After listening to this album, I haven’t been able to take my headphones off. I go to sleep listening to Lamar. My alarm is Lamar. I work out to Lamar. This just goes to show the versatility of this album.

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“13 Reasons Why” starts controversial yet important discussions among students

“13 Reasons Why” starts controversial yet important discussions among students

Meg Oldham, Contributing Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase

“I know there’s been a lot of arguing over Twitter and social media about whether or not what Hannah did was right,” Kiana Spinola said. “But honestly I think that it’s just good that people are talking about it at all, because it’s really something . . . that shouldn’t be kept hush-hush when it’s so common with teens nowadays.”

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The Importance of a Support System

The Importance of a Support System

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Showcase

Sometimes, it’s hard to determine who exactly embodies what it means to be a supportive friend or family member. Here are some ways you can point them out, and from this, you can make sure that you’re playing the supportive role someone else needs in their life.

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A reflection of my awful ‘Taste the World’ experience

A reflection of my awful ‘Taste the World’ experience

Miranda Stephen, Contributing Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

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.

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Kappa Sigma resumes limited operations after suspension

Kappa Sigma resumes limited operations after suspension

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
April 29, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“The Alpha-Beta Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity is putting some finishing touches on a most successful Spring semester, [and] are on schedule to complete all remaining requirements to complete the Chapter’s sanctions,” said Mitchell Wilson, the Executive Director of Kappa Sigma. “We are proud of them.”

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Second vote for city’s anti-sexual orientation, gender identity discrimination measure to come after first approval

Second vote for city’s anti-sexual orientation, gender identity discrimination measure to come after first approval

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
April 29, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“We need to set a tone in this county, [and] we need to lead when it comes to these things. We need to set an example for others to follow,” 2nd District Commissioner Larry Schlesinger said during the meeting. “Inclusion is one of the most important examples that we can set, and it needs to be put in writing for everyone to see.”

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Possible LGBTQ housing coming to Mercer

Possible LGBTQ housing coming to Mercer

Kat Heesh, Staff Writer
April 29, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“It’s more just to serve as a safer form of housing for people who might not feel as safe if they were to have a random room assignment,” James Stair said.

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Give Kids a Smile

Give Kids a Smile

Trey Spillers, Contributing Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase

In the Middle Georgia area, according to the Community Health Needs Assessment, only 43 percent of the population claimed to have access to a dentist. To help address this issue, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Georgia Dental Association (GDA) have specific funds set aside for supplies that are intended to go to the dental benefit of underserved children through an event known as “Give Kids a Smile.”

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What happens when you snapchat and drive

What happens when you snapchat and drive

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Tech

Bored in class? Let’s take a picture of it. Snapchat has a new filter? Let’s test it out! It’s a habit almost everyone with a Snapchat is guilty of, including myself. And it’s a relatively harmless activity when you undermine your grades since you’re probably procrastinating. But once you take the Snapchat on the road, things can get deadly.

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Black films shine just like we knew they could

Black films shine just like we knew they could

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

The 2017 Oscars were what we needed them to be — a celebration of what black films could be.

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Justis Ward is Mr. Intramurals

Justis Ward is Mr. Intramurals

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

“I actually discovered, through intramurals, a love for soccer. I never once in my entire life thought, ‘hey, I should play soccer,’” Justis Ward said. “It is a very, very, very fun game and I appreciate intramurals for allowing me the opportunity to find that love.”

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What happens if a student gets injured while playing intramurals?

What happens if a student gets injured while playing intramurals?

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

“I was like, ‘Are you OK?’” said Brittany Mueller, an intramural supervisor at the flag football game. “And he was like, ‘Yeah, I just can’t move.’ So the ambulance had to come.”

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