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SGA to host first presidential debate since 2018, The Cluster to moderate

Henry Keating and Mary Helene Hall March 22, 2021
Mercer University’s Student Government Association will host a debate for student body presidential candidates. The Cluster's managing editor, Mary Helene Hall, will moderate.
Mercer football bus catches fire in South Carolina

Mercer football bus catches fire in South Carolina

Nadia Pressley and Mary Helene Hall March 14, 2021
One of Mercer’s football buses caught fire outside of a Golden Corral in Columbia, South Carolina, Friday.
OPINION: Women’s History Month centers cisgender, heterosexual women. That’s a problem

OPINION: Women’s History Month centers cisgender, heterosexual women. That’s a problem

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief March 13, 2021

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. From Susan B. Anthony to Hillary Clinton, most so-called heroes of Women’s History...

Mercer student creates Instagram account to feature Black students’ businesses

Mercer student creates Instagram account to feature Black students’ businesses

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent March 13, 2021

After realizing the lack of recognition for many Black-owned student businesses on campus, junior Melody Gervin created an Instagram account dedicated to featuring and supporting her classmates. Gervin...

Fresh Produce Records is closed to regular, in-person business due to COVID-19 precautions, but they allow customers to place orders by calling the business.

Record realness: Vinyl records are taking over the music scene… again!

Jacqueline Lamothe, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Before the reign of streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, vinyl records were the primary way to listen to a favorite artist uninterrupted in the comfort of one’s home. Now, both music artists...

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OPINION: The ‘Save Girls’ Sports Act’ is an attack on women’s rights disguised as empowerment

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief March 12, 2021

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. On March 3, as Women’s History Month began, the Higher Education Committee of...

Third-year artist Zianah Marshall.

Mercer Artist: Black beauty and power in Zianah Marshall’s artwork

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor March 12, 2021

Third-year student Zianah Marshall got her start in visual art this past summer, when she found a blank poster board at a George Floyd protest she was attending and began to draw. Since then, Marshall’s...

An individual calls their significant other to talk about their day.

Keeping a connection whilst in a long distance relationship 

Lidya Dereje, Contributing Writer March 11, 2021

When one hears the words “long distance relationship,” it initially stirs a bit of intimidation. Well, at least it did for me. Think about it, you’re not able to see your significant other the...

The statue of Jesse Mercer, the founder and first president of the university, in the heart of campus.

Mercer to erect new statue celebrating diversity

Michael Mallard, Contributing Writer March 11, 2021
In June 2020, the University’s Board of Trustees approved a proposal to install a sculpture at the heart of campus to commemorate Mercer’s racial integration in 1963 and to promote the institution’s commitment to diversity today, according to a press release.
Falcons faced with big questions during NFL offseason

Falcons faced with big questions during NFL offseason

Samantha Homcy, Social Media Co-Manager March 11, 2021

The 2020-21 football season was truly unlike any other, and that was no exception for the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons finished the 2020 season with an overall record of 4-12. This is their worst record...

Editors' Choice: Recommended reading from The Cluster’s editorial staff

Editors’ Choice: Recommended reading from The Cluster’s editorial staff

The Cluster Editorial Staff March 11, 2021
With all this beautiful spring weather we’ve been experiencing here in Macon, you may be looking for a good book to curl up with in the sunshine. Here are what some of our editors are reading.
Tips for landing the perfect internship during a pandemic

Tips for landing the perfect internship during a pandemic

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief March 10, 2021

If you had an internship offer revoked last summer as COVID-19 swept the world, you’re not alone: a National Association of Colleges and Employers survey in May 2020 found that 22% of employers rescinded...

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