Mercer Cluster

Deck the (res) halls: inexpensive holiday decorations guide

Second-year students Leo Peace and Pooja Vikraman decorate for the holiday season.

Ivy Clarke, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

We know how stressful the holiday seasons can be between buying gifts, cooking an abundance of meals and studying for finals. That’s why we’re sharing with you 12 ways to decorate your dorm festively without breaking the budget — or Res Life’s rules!

Opinion: The time is now for gender inclusive housing

The Housing & Residence Life office is located on the second floor of the Connell Student Center. Archived photo by Rose Scoggins

Drew Bryant, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. Last spring, one of Mercer’s finest went on to graduate and begin the next chapter in his educational career in Rochester, New York, to pursue a PhD in chemistry. James Stair has lef...

Opinion: The Lofts aren’t as luxury as they’d like you to think

Emily Rose spent most of her summer propping her Lofts door open with a shoe due to the broken Bear Card scanner on her door.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

August 14, 2019

Rent is $810 per month, not including utility fees or the security deposit. Despite the luxury price, Bear Card systems break and stay broken, the hallways are home to more than their fair share of bugs and — worst of all — the privacy you think you’re getting doesn’t materialize.

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