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“Being black in America is a constant pain”: Meeting held to address professor’s denial of systemic racism

Professor Antonio Saravia (left) restates his argument as professor Chester Fontenot (middle) and student Genesis Cooper (right) listen.
November 1, 2019

A meeting to address statements made by economics professor Antonio Saravia during an Oct. 23 debate was held in the Medical School auditorium on Oct. 28. The debate, titled “Is Social Justice Just?,”...

Novice division of Mercer debate team places first in national competition

Yasmeen Hill poses with her first place Novice Speaker award. Hill is the second African-American woman to win the award.
April 10, 2019

The Mercer University debate team had a strong showing at The National Parliamentary Debate Association’s championship, with the novice team sweeping the competition to earn a first-place win. The tournament...

Thanksgiving: A day for mourning, not celebration

The debate continues over whether or not it is morally correct to celebrate Thanksgiving.
November 11, 2015

With Thanksgiving Day looming, we once again come to the same debate over whether or not it is morally correct to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Is it okay to celebrate the unfair treatment of Native Americans...

The price of being a woman

August 14, 2015

Editor’s Warning: The following may cause Bras. Tampons. Pads. Daintily scented deodorants and shampoos. All geared towards and priced for the female gender — all grossly overpriced. Zoey...

Mercer debate duo takes flight

February 5, 2015

Mercer’s debate team has been selected to compete in the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence, the most selective and competitive national debate tournament in the country. This is Mercer’s...

Abortion issue sparks debate among students

Abortion issue sparks debate among students
March 30, 2011

Junior Kyle Shook chalked out his thoughts about abortion twice in the last two weeks — once on the sidewalk and once in a Willingham classroom. The first time came two Thursdays ago after Shook and...

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