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Opinion: Is there a problem with Manchester Pride?

Opinion: Is there a problem with Manchester Pride?

Chas Pridgen March 27, 2019

The 2019 Manchester Pride Festival has been the topic of online discussion after facing scrutiny for having Ariana Grande headline the event. Grande has recently been in the public eye following her...

Opinion: 21 Savage - Deport or Support?

Opinion: 21 Savage – Deport or Support?

Sterling Neill March 21, 2019

On Feb. 12, rapper 21 Savage was released from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainment center where he had been held for nine days. 21 Savage, whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph,...

Opinion: Life is Good, so is Greek

Opinion: Life is Good, so is Greek

Julia Partain March 11, 2019

The views expressed in this article solely reflect the author’s opinion and not an opinion held by The Cluster. There was recently an opinion piece published on various reasons why a person should...

Opinion: Dating Apps Are Destructive

Opinion: Dating Apps Are Destructive

Christian Watson February 28, 2019

The way we find love is changing, especially for my generation. Once upon a time, courting a prospective lover by eye-contact, love letters or (gasp) conversation was preferable. Now we swipe left or right...

Opinion: It is time for better food at Mercer

Opinion: It is time for better food at Mercer

Connor Cable February 12, 2019

I have had some very bad luck with the food on campus lately. Within the last six months, I have had mixed up orders, extremely long waits, not great tasting and undercooked food and in one case, I found...

Opinion: You should reconsider pledging to Greek life

Opinion: You should reconsider pledging to Greek life

Christian Watson February 12, 2019

Everyone wants to fit in. I know I did at one point in time. This natural human urge may explain why Greek life is a vibrant part of hundreds of campuses across America. This desire exposes itself especially...

Opinion: Southerners Should Appreciate Hockey More

Opinion: Southerners Should Appreciate Hockey More

KJ Lemoine January 30, 2019

When people think of hockey, they think of chasing a thick, black disk down a sheet of ice where people hit each other. In the South, where I have grown up and spent all 20 years of my life, hockey is...

Opinion: The government shutdown is over, but may start back

Opinion: The government shutdown is over, but may start back

Sterling Neill January 29, 2019

To understand the government shutdown that just ended, we have to first understand how we entered the shutdown. According to CNN, on Dec. 11, 2018, Democrats in Congress disagreed with President Trump...

Opinion: 3 easy steps to be more sustainable

Opinion: 3 easy steps to be more sustainable

Jadon Murad January 28, 2019

Being passionate about the environment is very frustrating. It seems like at every corner, there is opposition and resistance that only furthers the climate change problem. The President of the United...

Stan Lee, Marvel superhero creator, passed on Nov. 12. Photo provided by Flickr.

Opinion: The Man Who Was a Superhero

Sterling Neill November 30, 2018

On Nov. 12 Stanley Martin Lieber, better known as Stan Lee, passed away at the age of 95 from pneumonia. Co-founder of Marvel Comics, Lee was born on Dec. 28, 1922, in Manhattan, where he first started...

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Opinion: Students should be allowed to stay on campus during winter break

Chas Pridgen November 29, 2018

Students who pay over $6,000 a year for on-campus housing should be allowed to live in their rooms when they want to. Forcing students to move out during breaks is an unnecessary hassle for everyone involved,...

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Opinion: Election day should be a national holiday

Connor Cable November 15, 2018

With another Super Tuesday having come and gone, citizens of the United States flocked to the polls to cast their ballots for various political positions, from state representatives to governors. However,...

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