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Opinion: Macon-Bibb Leaders Fail to Protect their Citizens

Opinion: Macon-Bibb Leaders Fail to Protect their Citizens

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2018

The Macon-Bibb County government is critically underserving the most vulnerable members of our community: those struggling with homelessness. An estimated 10,174 people struggle with homelessness in Georgia, according to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress. Nearly 500 people in Macon,...

Opinion: Is Spring Break Too Early?

Opinion: Is Spring Break Too Early?

Sachin Khurana, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2018

As several Mercer students envisioned their spring break having fun on the beach, reality made them wonder if they had started winter break. Students on group vacations at Florida beaches experienced unpleasant conditions of 60 degree temperatures in addition to constant wind gusts over 20 mph. Alt...

Opinion: Why you shouldn’t be a doctor if you want to help people

There are more ways to help people than just becoming a doctor.

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

Are you majoring in biology? Do you love helping people? Are your parents immigrants? If so, you’re probably at this school to become a doctor. Becoming a doctor seems like every parent’s dream for their child. It sure was my Nigerian mother’s dream. Why would she leave her home country to ...

Opinion: Food on campus is the worst

Caf pizza on a Sunday afternoon.

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2018

As someone who is in their second year at Mercer, I think I have completely exhausted all of the places on our campus where they serve food. I’m the type of person who tries to eat three times a day, and I also try to make sure that I’m eating something healthy every day. I grew up eating homem...

Opinion: Mercer should add art on campus

The simple landscape of Cruz Plaza.

Solomon Simpson, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2018

When walking around Mercer University there are lots of things to look at, but there is also a noticeable lack of color and art. On the way to class, a student will primarily see common, hazel-colored buildings lacking life. The campus fails to reflect the vibrant personalities of the students and ...

Opinion: Stop sending good vibes and start taking action

Gun control rally in front of the White House.

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2018

On Feb. 14, 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. At 2:19 p.m., Nikolas Cruz walked into his old high school with an AR-15 style rifle and killed 17 of his former classmates and teachers. A 19-year-old was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, according to Sun Sentinel, a lo...

Opinion:  How Mercer can grow its medical school

Mercer University School of Medicine students participate in Mercer on Mission.

Ben Hitchcock, Contributing Writer

March 10, 2018

There are a total of five medical schools in Georgia with enrollments ranging from 200 to nearly 1,000 students. Each one has medical care facilities including hospitals, clinics, primary care, sports medicine and psychiatric care. The largest and most famous of these are all staffed by Emory Un...

Opinion: Why you should care about DACA

Devyn Mode, Layout Editor

March 9, 2018

Democrats’ recent unsuccessful attempts to take action on the status of former Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients proves the safety of those individuals is not a priority in the House, but it should be for you. DACA was enacted by the Obama Administration in 2012. It allows ...

Opinion: Being sick in college sucks

When you're sick but have 5 essays, a research paper, thesis dissertation and short novel to write. Things get serious.

Kate Eckrote, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018

I would consider myself a fairly healthy person.   I often stay up until 3 a.m. watching health documentaries on Netflix. I always skip the whipped cream on my tall, double shot, extra drizzle, caramel Frappuccino. And I exercise regularly in the sense that I sometimes take the stairs. Theref...

Opinion: Safety for Tattnall Square Center for the Arts

Sophomore Theater Major Brenna McNulty walks throught the park in the rain.

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018

Everybody on Mercer’s campus, and even off campus, seems to have heard about the armed robbery that took place in Tattnall Square Park a few weeks ago. The incident occurred only a few days after shots were fired in Mercer Village at a group of students and an alumni. The students on campus were in ...

Opinion: Jay Sekulow should be allowed to speak at Founder’s Day

Founders’ Day is planned for Feb. 5 in Willingham Hall at 10 a.m. Archived photo by Katie Atkinson

David Stokes III, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2018

Let me begin by stating that I find the political philosophy of Jay Sekulow repugnant, and his disdain for the LGBT community, Muslims and undocumented immigrants is directly contrary to my values as a liberal. I strongly believe that all people, regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, g...

Opinion: SGA senator speaks out against Sekulow

Joseph Muldrew is the Freshman Class President.

Joseph Muldrew, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2018

What does it mean to be a Mercerian? President William Underwood and Student Government Association (SGA) President Olivia Buckner have clearly answered my question when they chose to lionize Jay Sekulow, a Mercer alumni and lawyer for President Trump, as our Founder’s Day speaker. In Buckner’s ey...

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