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Wear what you want, but think about covering up a little

Chelsey Guy

March 5, 2015


Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

I confess that I wear yoga pants. Since I am a 20-something-year-old female college student, this statement is probably not a surprising one. After all, when you step outside of your residence hall in the morning, you see more yoga pants than blue jeans, khakis, jeggings or dresses. Yoga pants might...

Pilgrimage to Penfield: A senior's perspective

Pilgrimage to Penfield: A senior's perspective

Emily Farlow

October 20, 2014


Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

I never went to Pilgrimage to Penfield as a freshman. I’m not sure why I skipped it, but it probably had to do with me thinking I was too cool to go, and that the trip wouldn’t be fun. It’s a silly attitude to have, but a lot of freshman start college thinking that having school spirit isn’t...

Ebola: Fear for the lives of those who actually have to face it

Ebola: Fear for the lives of those who actually have to face it

Taelor Rye

October 20, 2014


Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Ebola is a pretty hot topic right now. It’s deadly, it’s fairly recent, and it’s scary. Honestly, however, it is also a non-factor for most Americans. With only three people in America having been diagnosed with Ebola at this point, many of the corresponding freakouts from people within the United...

All meal plans are not created equal

All meal plans are not created equal

Chelsey Guy

October 20, 2014


Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Like all ideas, it started as a well intentioned plan to make things better. Honestly, it was a brilliant idea when I first heard about it at the beginning of the semester. Well, when I first saw it, I should say. The sign stood in all of its shimmering glory inside of the University Center. It had a...

Climate change: thinking of our days after tomorrow

Climate change: thinking of our days after tomorrow

Chelsey Guy

October 20, 2014


Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

The movie “The Day After Tomorrow” follows Jack Hall, a paleoclimatologist, on his a journey across America to reach his son. The road to saving his son is filled with a range of dangers that bring him to his limits. The largest and worst of his obstacles is the plague of a new Ice Age brought on...

Don't be a bystander: Campus rape culture

Amanda Barrentine

October 20, 2014


Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Rape. It’s a word that too many people today use lightly, and usually as the butt of a joke. “Man, I just got raped by that test.” or “You should take it as a compliment. It means somebody likes you.” Except it’s not a compliment. It’s a violation. Its very meaning is “to take, or to...

Republicans should not allow a Senate takeover to go to their heads

Republicans should not allow a Senate takeover to go to their heads

Jordan Price

October 20, 2014


Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

The Republican Party’s chances of winning control of the US Senate appear quite robust. Races which were tossups a few months ago (such as Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alaska) now favor Republicans while races which were previously considered safe territory for Democrats (such as Colorado and Iowa) have...

Mars: The answers may lie in the stars

Mars: The answers may lie in the stars

Elizabeth Jones

October 20, 2014


Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

The recent collaboration of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Indian Space Research Organization (IRSO) has re-sparked a worldwide interest in space exploration. On Sept. 30, representatives from the two organizations announced their plans to launch a cooperative mission...

The importance of a united faith community

Raymond Partolan

October 18, 2014


Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

As I enter into the rush of midterms during my second-to-last semester of college, I can’t help but to reflect on the events that have shaped my Mercer experience. From football games to Pilgrimage to Penfield to Mercer Service Saturdays, there’s just so much to experience in our own little bubble...

Bear Bites: Stirring Things Up with Ginger Stir-Fry

Bear Bites: Stirring Things Up with Ginger Stir-Fry

Chelsey Guy

October 9, 2014


Filed under Bear Bites, City

Downtown Macon is a almost a city of its own with its charming stores, dazzling nightlife, artsy culture and delicious restaurants. There is something for everyone downtown; the hard part is deciding what to do and when to do it. Among this variety of fun and activities lies Ginger Stir-Fry, a modern restaurant that stands out on the ...

Building leadership: America's global role

Anna Mae Kersey

October 1, 2014


Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

It is a big and busy world out there beyond the shores of the red, white, and blue. When you are involved with your studies in undergrad, medical school, law school or some other program, it can be easy to miss what is going on. When you do catch a bit of news, it can be upsetting—and I’m not talking...

Building Communities

Building Communities

Anna Mae Kersey

October 1, 2014


Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Shortly before the entry of United States into the First World War, President Woodrow Wilson addressed the nation and spoke of a peace without victory, the titular phrase of the speech. In his speech, he said, “only peace with equals may last”; the alternative is a peace through submission, and su...

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