Mercer Cluster

2015-2016 Staff

Nicholas Wooten

Nicholas is a Southern Studies and Journalism double major at Mercer. He is a junior and serves as The Cluster's Managing Editor. He enjoys the works of Ernest Hemingway and would one day like to work for The Rolling Stone.

Conner Wood

Conner Wood is a senior journalism student at Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism. She has contributed to The Cluster since her freshman year, and she finds the position of Editor in Chief to be a daily journey. To relax and relieve stress, she likes to play with her cat, Mr. Pip, and post pictures to his Instagram.

Jenna Eason

Jenna is from a small town in south Georgia. She is a journalism major with an anthropology and photography minor.

Katie Atkinson

Katie Atkinson is a current freshman pursuing a double major in journalism and media studies. She enjoys taking photos, reading, and writing about her community. One day, Katie hopes to become the Leslie Knope of journalism.

Parker Van Riper

Parker is a Vocal Music major and Journalism and Theater double minor at Mercer. She is a senior and serves as The Cluster's Opinions Editor. She spends most of her weekends working as a professional princess and character performer for Princesses with a Purpose, a children's non-profit.

Mary Lathem

Mary is a junior pursuing a double major in Music and Communication Studies. She currently serves as The Cluster's Arts and Lifestyle editor. Her favorite activities at Mercer include touring with the Mercer Singers and participating in the Mercer University Opera.

Justin Baxley

Justin (also known as J-DAWG $$$$) is The Cluster's Sports editor. He's a sports fanatic and practically bleeds orange and black. Whenever he's not painting up for Mercer sports games or writing reviews for Bear Bites, The Cluster's restaurant reviews column, he can be found bird watching and playing chess...simultaneously.

Marin Guta

Marin is a fourth year at Mercer's Center for Collaborative Journalism and she's served as The Cluster's Digital Editor since August 2014. She loves Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all things social.   

Molly Curley

Molly is a senior Media Studies major, with a double minor in Photography and Film Studies. She is the Assistant Digital Editor for The Cluster. In her free time, she likes to check Instagram, watch YouTube, and jam to T-Swift.

Patrick Heise

Patrick is a senior at Mercer and loves graphic design. He joined the team this year and is the brains behind the paper's layout design.

Hayes Rule

Call him "The Sportz Guy." A freshman journalism major, Hayes eats, breathes and sleeps everything sports related. If you need Mercer sports info, he's your man. When he's not writing about sports, he plays them — he's a member of Mercer's golf team.

Carina Plasencia

Carina is a marketing major with a double minor in graphic design and environmental studies. Aside from The Cluster, she also works for QuadWorks and holds exec positions in several organizations on campus including the Latin American Student Organization and AWARE.

Geovic Jadol

Geovic is a senior Biochemistry & Molecular Biology major on the Pre-Physical Therapy track with a Photography Minor. He is passionate about everything to do with photography and sneakers. He aspires to be 'the very best, like no one ever was.'

Blossom Onunekwu

Blossom is an undeclared freshmen who's favorite subject is lunch. She enjoys expressing herself through Opinion articles and can also be seen in the Arts and Lifestyle section. She is a health and school freelance writer with a passion for blogging and making videos.

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