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Phillip Leonard comes Inside the Den

Phillip Leonard comes Inside the Den

Justin Baxley and Hayes Rule
December 5, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

This week on the Christmas edition of Inside the Den the hosts discuss the holidays and Christmas music. They are joined by point guard for the Mercer Bears, Phillip Leonard. He discuss the early season success as well as his fear of failure. The second guest on tap is managing editor for the Cluster,...

The “red cup” debate

The “red cup” debate

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer
December 3, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Optimists see the cup as being half full.  Pessimists insist that it’s half empty.  Give the cup to an idiot, however, and they will be sure to discuss the religious implications of its decorations or lack thereof.  Yes I’m talking about Starbucks.  And when it comes to this topic, I wish we ...

Thanksgiving: Exiled from the holiday season

Thanksgiving: Exiled from the holiday season

Gabriel Garcia, Contributing Writer
November 12, 2015
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

When I was about four years old, I learned that Christmas was actually a two month holiday which started on the first day of November — or at least that is what all of the stores and malls that I visited made me believe. It seems as if the jack-o-lanterns and ghosts on candy bags turn into Chr...

Modern Christmas practices go against Christian teachings

Ross Tripi
December 7, 2011
Filed under Opinions

As a Christian, I find the celebration of Christmas abhorrent.  When considering the holiday’s pagan roots and practices it can hardly be considered Christian. The modern celebration of the holiday encourages greed and a sense of entitlement to material goods, both of which are antithetical to Christian...

Christmas focus should be family

Brittany Dant
December 7, 2011
Filed under Opinions

The holiday season is now upon us. Meaning, as if life was not stressful enough already, you have presents to buy, food to consume, traffic to contend with and potential News Year’s resolutions to make. While winter is not exactly my favorite time of year, I like being warm rather than freezing certain...

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