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Hawks hunt for playoff spot, cope with rampant injuries and coaching changes

Hawks hunt for playoff spot, cope with rampant injuries and coaching changes

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer March 10, 2021

After a disappointing but expected 20-47 campaign last season, the Atlanta Hawks have already begun to perform better in the 2020-21 season. The last NBA season was cut short by COVID-19 and the Hawks...

Third-year student Amanda Herrold in her studio.

How art students are utilizing the studio spaces at the McEachern Art Center

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor March 10, 2021
The current MAC studios are sectioned off with floor-to-ceiling length mobile wooden dividers. To accommodate the larger number of graphic design and fine arts students in the current junior and senior classes, Dunn arranged the dividers into triangles to make the most use of the floor space. Art students are permitted and encouraged to tack, paint and decorate the walls within their personal studios as they see fit.
Carolyn Cafro, a new Honor Council Chief Justice, poses by Willingham Chapel Feb. 25.

Here’s what it’s like to be an Honor Council Justice

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent March 10, 2021
The Honor Council itself is composed of roughly 25 students as members of the council, with a student-run executive board. The executive board is only composed of three students: the Chief Justice, Associate Chief Justice and the Clerk.
Sanaa Yusef and Nayahna Gordon hanging out on Cruz Plaza on Feb. 21.

OPINION: College students aren’t getting enough breaks without a formal spring break

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent March 9, 2021
Back in 2017, the National College Health Assessment released a report that said over 50% of students experienced above average or tremendous stress. That was before anyone had even thought about COVID-19, pandemics or quarantines, so it really isn’t surprising to realize that the amount of stress that students are under has skyrocketed.
A COVID Vaccine Record Card

Mercer students vaccinated in COVID-19 health efforts

Dean Yusuf, Staff Writer March 9, 2021
As COVID-19 vaccines roll out around the United States, some students and faculty at Mercer have been offered the opportunity to get vaccinated against the virus. Throughout the Columbus, Macon and Savannah campuses, medical teams have received vaccinations from their regional health districts in Columbus, Memorial Health in Savannah and Coliseum and Navicent Health in Macon.
The men's basketball team gathers in a huddle in an earlier game this season.

Mercer falls to UNCG in heartbreaking championship game

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 9, 2021
Mercer’s men’s basketball team fell in the Southern Conference Championship Game on Sunday, losing to the University of North Carolina Greensboro by a score of 69-61.
Members of the Mercer community watch the March 8 men’s basketball game at the watch party in Mercer Village.

Mercer hosts watch party for SoCon Basketball Championship

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 9, 2021
Mercer University hosted a watch party on the main street of Mercer Village for its basketball team’s championship game Monday night.
Mercer basketball players Shannon Titus (21), Sydnee Boykin (2), Jill Harris (0) and Amoria Neal-Tysor (1) gather in the huddle during a 2021 Women's Basketball Game. The Mercer women's team won the Southern Conference tournament on Sunday, with Neal-Tysor winning the tournament's MVP award.

Women’s basketball dominates tournament, wins third title in four seasons

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 8, 2021
Mercer University’s women’s basketball team stormed their way through the Southern Conference Tournament, winning the championship against the No. 4 Wofford Terriers by a score of 60-38 Sunday in Asheville, North Carolina.
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Five scholarships for LGBTQIA+ students

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent March 8, 2021

There are a wide range of scholarships available for numerous different categories, including university, field of study or demographic. For students who belong to the LGBTQIA+ community, here are five...

Rachel Cargle via Facebook

Activist Rachel Cargle asks Mercer students to consider their roles in upholding white supremacy

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief March 8, 2021

Rachel Cargle is not interested in “spoonfeeding” racial justice to her audiences. Instead, she engages in conversation with them and challenges them to think critically about the systems they participate...

OPINION: Our post-COVID world needs to see more women in positions of power 

OPINION: Our post-COVID world needs to see more women in positions of power 

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer March 8, 2021

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. The 2020 election was a historic progression of women’s rights and a victory...

Mercer's Ross Cummings (#20) shoots over Samford's A.J. Stanton-McCray (#5). Cummings would make the shot to go toward his game high, 25 points, which propelled Mercer to an 89 to 82 victory over Samford in double overtime Feb. 8.

Men’s basketball struggles through the Southern Conference

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer March 7, 2021

Mercer Men’s Basketball is now 5-6 in SoCon after their last four games against Wofford College, East Tennessee State University and Samford University. Mercer came into their last four games at 3-4...

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