Mercer Cluster

Letter in response to ‘A note to Mercer’s music school’

Jacob Missall

March 20, 2014

I first off want to thank Parker Van Riper for the tasteful response to my article in the Feb. 19 issue of The Cluster. From what I’ve heard, she provided one of the more gentle responses to my article, and I appreciate that. With that being said, I need to apologize for two things. First, the purpose of...

A note to Mercer’s music school

Jacob Missall

February 20, 2014

Since opening in 2001, the Rosemary McCorkle Music building has become home to an excellent group of student musicians. The Townsend School of Music has been the cause of thousands of performances made in its halls, and it’s because of this that there is no questioning the excellent presence it brings...

5 Valentine’s Day gifts not to give

Jacob Missall

February 6, 2014

Valentine’s Day is an exclusive Christmas for those of us that aren’t single and lonely. The main problem with it though is that - unlike Christmas - this holiday isn’t all about that whole “It’s the thought that counts” stuff. If you mess this one up, you could very well end up in the “single...

Ding! Ding! Biking on campus

Ding! Ding! Biking on campus

Jacob Missall

September 12, 2013

Halfway through last semester, my mother mentioned that she had picked up a bicycle at a local Goodwill. She had gotten a good deal on it and asked me if I’d like to take it to school and use it to get from class to class. To be honest, I wasn’t too thrilled with the idea. I had always seen peopl...

Mercer students on the move

Photo courtesy Anthony Schmidt

Jacob Missall

August 28, 2013

Summer vacation is also a great opportunity to travel and take part in trips to help others. Mercer on Mission is a group that takes students around the world to work tasks in other countries. A form of studying abroad, the program offers students a look at other cultures while providing them with a unique wor...

Mercer's student perspective: Cruz Plaza

Jacob Missall

August 14, 2013

It really is spectacular just how much of a difference these last six months have made to the school. From the fountains, to the renovated Porter Patch, the modifications make a striking impression on anybody who looks at them. To somebody who knows nothing about Mercer University, the new campus ...

Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Tobesofkee

Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Tobesofkee

Jacob Missall

April 25, 2013

The 4th Annual Dragon Boat Festival, which took place last Sunday at Lake Tobesofkee, featured 12 teams representing various local organizations that competed against each other for first place honors. With close to 100 spectators, each team was paired with another team and provided with a boat for the...

Mercer Memories: Rob Sumowski

Jacob Missall

April 25, 2013

Rob Sumowski is a Mercer Alum, who teaches at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Ga. He graduated in 1989 with two BMAs in Music and Psychology. His collection of signed NASA photos and articles was on display last year in the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences. Sumowski is now compiling...

Mercer Memories: Megan DeLong

Jacob Missall

March 6, 2013

Megan DeLong is the senior assistant director of the Mercer Admissions Department. She studied at Mercer from 2004 to 2008, and received her BA in business. Cluster: What made you choose Mercer University? DeLong: I chose Mercer because of the personal attention. I was so impressed when I came for a...

Have fun and save money

Have fun and save money

Jacob Missall

March 6, 2013

Local businesses may offer discounts for Mercer students The stereotype of poor, college kids is one that holds a lot of truth. It wouldn’t be a surprise if three-quarters of all the pantries here on campus were filled with cup noodles and value packs of Cheez-Its. That’s great for snacking, of...

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