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How these queer professors support their LGBTQIA+ students

Mercer history faculty Dr. Abagail Dowling poses for a portrait near Willingham Hall. Photo by Mary Helene Hall

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

October 28, 2020

Being away from family during college can be a period to allow growth and exploration for LGBTQIA+ students, but these students may still be in search of a support system due to the lack of parental figures at school. That’s where university faculty comes in. 

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

Friends play a card game in the freshman dorm Legacy Hall.

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

October 19, 2020

Nearly a third of Georgia voters who will vote in the 2020 general election are under 35 years old, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. That’s a growth rate of 68% for the age group since 2016. College student voter registration in particular surged from 19% in 2014 to 40% in 2018, the AJC reported. And Mercer University students vote at a much higher rate than regional undergraduate popula...

Review: “Disclosure” documentary critically examines transgender representation in the media

“Disclosure” is essentially a reel of transgender film history supplemented with commentary by contemporary trans film industry workers like Laverne Cox, Sandra Caldwell, Lilly Wachowski and Yance Ford.

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor

August 22, 2020

“Disclosure” ultimately seeks to challenge trans representation by presenting harmful depictions alongside successful trans stars in the pursuit of awareness and positive change. 

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