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Members of the Panhellenic Council gather for a photo outside of the Student Union.

Opinion: Is Greek life worth a life?

Lindsey Farni   , Contributing Writer December 22, 2017

Recently, a dark shadow has been cast over Greek communities since the death of Maxwell Gruver at Louisiana State University. Gruver died in a fraternity house on Sept.14 following a night of hazing. According...

The rate of gun violence only continues to increase and it is unsettling that the most deadly shootings in American history only occur years apart. There is a clear gun violence issue, but the solution is not simple.

Opinion: What should we do about gun violence?

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer December 15, 2017

According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been over 300 mass shootings in America in 2017 alone. A mass shooting is classified as a shooting where four or more people are killed or injured. These...

A college bulletin board.

Opinion: “It’s Okay to be White” posters displayed throughout the country

Kianna Lanier, Contributing Writer December 3, 2017

When has it been unacceptable to be white? The white population in America benefits from better education, higher income, lower unemployment rates, lighter criminal sentencing and many other privileges...

For her Feminist Research Practices course, Sophie Peel decided to research the mental wellness of athletes.

Opinion: I studied race and gender in Mercer athletics for my research class, here’s what I found

Sophie Peel, Contributing Writer December 1, 2017

As with all communities, the athletic world is a jumbled pool of personalities, ethnic identities, competing morals, races, ideologies and voices. This column does not aim to expose and scold the athletic...

Jonathan Morey and Logan Reiss hanging out in Porter lounge.

Opinion: Why gender-neutral housing should be available

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer November 8, 2017

A dorm is a student’s work space, most visited hangout and home away from home. However, for students who are trans and nonbinary, the dorm can also be a difficult place to live. Personally, I know...

Opinion: Are movie theater prices getting too high?

Opinion: Are movie theater prices getting too high?

Connor Cable, Staff Writer November 6, 2017

The month of October has seen the worst box office returns in 10 years. The Hollywood Reporter states that ticket sales will just miss reaching $560 million. The last time ticket sales in October have...

In Elementary School, Rylee's troop learned how to make pizzas at a local restaurant.

Opinion: Girl Scouts is the best for girls

Rylee Kirk, Advertising Manager November 2, 2017

When people think of Girl Scouts, they think of cookies. Their stomach grumbles, thinking of the delicious mint-chocolate flavor of a Thin Mint on their tongue. A Samoas’ caramel coconut scent fills...

Banned books in Vroman's Bookstore.

Opinion: Is the banning of books in public schools the right thing to do?

Connor Cable, Contributing Writer October 26, 2017

Last week, the news broke that the Biloxi Public School System in Mississippi had decided to remove the classic American Novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” from its eighth grade curriculum. This is only...

Opinion: Crisis in Catalonia

Opinion: Crisis in Catalonia

Trevor Odom, Contributing Writer October 19, 2017

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy summarized the crisis in Catalonia with, “There is no possible mediation between democratic law and disobedience or illegality.” For the past forty years, Catalonians...

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Opinion: President Trump Vs. Peaceful Protests in the NFL

Connor Cable, Contributing Writer October 9, 2017

It has been a recent trend in the National Football League for players to kneel during the National Anthem as a form of silent protest against racial inequality, police brutality, and many other things....

Opinion: It is time for Religion courses to Go?

Opinion: It is time for Religion courses to Go?

Rylee Kirk, Advertising Manager October 2, 2017

  Like most universities, Mercer University requires students to take a religion course. However, the selection of courses at Mercer are miniscule and seem to be less diverse than most other course...

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chairs a UN Security Council Meeting on Denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) at the United Nations in New York City on April 28, 2017.

Opinion: Sanctions on North Korea, Will it Work?

Trevor Odom, Contributing Writer September 28, 2017

Over the past year North Korea has rocketed through the headlines with reports of its growing missile and nuclear program. This situation has brought us closer to armed conflict in the Koreas since the...

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