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Senior Jadon Murad gives opening remarks at Middle Ground, hosted Monday Jan. 18 by Mobilize Mercer and Real Talk.

Mercer community gathers to reach a ‘middle ground’

Nadia Pressley, Lifestyle & Opinion Editor January 27, 2021
Mobilize Mercer and Real Talk came together to organize Middle Ground, a “deliberative dialogue” for the Mercer community to take a deep look into what they feel following the demonstration at the Capitol. The event was held Jan. 18 in Willingham Auditorium. Masks and social distancing guidelines were enforced. 
President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks at his campaign event in North Liberty, Iowa, on Feb. 1, 2020.

Biden becomes 46th president of the United States, fate of Senate may lie with Georgia

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief November 7, 2020
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, are headed to the White House after a nail-biting result count that kept the nation in limbo for several days.
Friends play a card game in the freshman dorm Legacy Hall.

First-time student voters consider critical issues in 2020 presidential election

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief October 18, 2020
Students who will cast their first presidential vote next month told The Cluster what issues matter most to them as they weigh their options.
Archive graphic designed by Marianna Bacallao.

A Mercer student’s guide to voting absentee

Allison Whitehead, Contributing Writer September 20, 2020
Any Georgia voter is eligible to request to vote absentee, and as the presidential election is just over a month away, students should begin making their voting plan sooner rather than later. Here are five steps for voting absentee. 
The season ahead for Mercer football

The season ahead for Mercer football

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer September 8, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many collegiate sports being put on pause, and Mercer’s athletic conference, the Southern Conference, has canceled in-conference games this fall. However, Mercer Football fans are in luck because the team will still be playing games this fall. The Bears will be playing against Jacksonville State University on Oct. 10 and will face West Point on Oct. 24. Both games will be played on the road.
Archived Photo by Mahima Sultan

ANALYSIS: Welcome back. Now register to vote!

Kylie Brown, Staff Writer August 22, 2020
Welcome back to campus! 2020 has been interesting and chaotic, but it’s not over yet. For me — and many others — the most exciting part of 2020 is just beginning: it’s election season!
2020 vision: President Underwood reflects on his time at Mercer and plans for the new decade

2020 vision: President Underwood reflects on his time at Mercer and plans for the new decade

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer January 29, 2020
Making more of these fond memories at Mercer and having students change the world is Underwood’s main goal looking into the new decade. “I want Mercer to keep doing more of what it is doing,” he said. “I want us to continue to do what we’re doing but even better. We have come so far in the level of student achievement that I hope to continue that. Mercer is Mercer because of its students. I can’t wait to see what all they accomplish.”
Five artists to look out for in 2020

Five artists to look out for in 2020

Jacqueline Lamothe, Contributing Writer January 29, 2020
With the new year in full swing, there is so much curiosity surrounding which artists will be releasing new music in 2020. Only time will tell, but until then, here’s a list of musicians who are expected to release new music this year.
Lala Cumberbatch sitting outside of Legacy Hall.

Get to know new Bears

Kyle Mullins, Contributing Writer September 15, 2016
Every year, a new class makes their mark on Mercer's campus. Here are some of the fresh faces you'll be seeing this fall!
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