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Freshman Hillary Kwarteng opens an Instant Pot.

Making the most out of your Instant Pot

Sarah Moore, Staff Writer March 7, 2021

Like many college students, my food budget is somewhat limited. So when Instant Pots first started getting popular, I was skeptical. They cost between $50 and $100, and I couldn’t see them being very...

OPINION: People of color are not your teachers

OPINION: People of color are not your teachers

Ashley Pemberton, Lead Arts & Culture Writer March 6, 2021

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. The Black Lives Matter movement raises the question of whether Black people should...

Mercer's Center for Career Services and Professional Development is located on the third floor of the Connell Student Center. Archived photo from The Cluster staff.

How the Center for Career and Professional Development helps students find jobs in a pandemic

Henry Keating, Student Government Correspondent March 6, 2021
COVID-19 has not stopped Mercer’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) from serving students daily through virtual coaching and counseling.
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What Amanda Gorman and Jericho Brown show us about funding the humanities 

Ashley Pemberton, Lead Arts & Culture Writer March 5, 2021

In a nation divided, the humanities may be the saving grace of the human spirit. Two artistic visionaries offer a light at the end of the tunnel. Poets Amanda Gorman and Jericho Brown give insightful...

Ocmulgee Brewpub is located at 484 Second Street in downtown Macon, Ga. Photo via Facebook

COVID-19 has made service industry jobs tougher. These Mercer students say Macon’s restaurants are no exception

Nadia Pressley, News Editor March 4, 2021
According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurant employment has decreased and $240 billion in sales have been lost. This isn’t just a national impact; the effects of COVID-19 have impacted local restaurants right here in Macon. 

Museum of Arts and Sciences revisits the dreamlike pieces of its ‘Emerging Voices’ series

Ashley Pemberton, Lead Arts & Culture Writer March 4, 2021
The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon is showcasing some of the past works of the “Emerging Voices” art series. The series focuses on amplifying the voices of many artists and accentuating the effort put into their work. 
Should student-athletes be paid?

Should student-athletes be paid?

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer March 3, 2021
On Jan. 19, American sportscaster and radio host Dan Partick aired information from one of his sources. 
Finding inspiration after losing it

Finding inspiration after losing it

Lidya Dereje, Contributing Writer March 3, 2021
How can we find inspiration in a world that seems to exhibit no sort of stability? Here are six ways in which you can find inspiration after losing it.
Review: Netflix’s Bridgerton is a classic period piece with a few modern problems

Review: Netflix’s Bridgerton is a classic period piece with a few modern problems

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent March 3, 2021
Based on the book series of the same name, “Bridgerton” follows the titular family in Regency-era London during the “social season,” the period during which young women came out into society in search of a husband. The first season of “Bridgerton” adapted the first book of the series “The Duke and I,” following the eldest daughter Daphne Bridgerton’s (Phoebe Dynevour) first social season and her encounters with the Duke of Hastings Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page).
Rachel Cargle via Facebook

Activist to deliver talk on intersectionality for Women’s History Month

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor February 28, 2021
Rachel Cargle, a public academic, writer and lecturer, will be delivering a talk on the way race impacts everyday life as the first program of Mercer’s Women’s History Month celebration.
Members of the Mercer community are directed to call Mercer Medicine at (478) 301-4111 or the Student Health Center 24/7 hotline at (478) 301-7425 if they begin displaying symptoms.

Mercer approved for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor February 28, 2021
Mercer Medicine will begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines in Macon, likely in the next few weeks.
Review: 'We Can Be Heroes' isn’t the next 'Endgame,' but it’s a fun superhero flick anyway

Review: ‘We Can Be Heroes’ isn’t the next ‘Endgame,’ but it’s a fun superhero flick anyway

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent February 21, 2021
If you’re looking for a serious superhero film or even something like the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the DC Extended Universe, “We Can Be Heroes” likely isn’t the film you’ll want. However, if you want to indulge in some updated childhood nostalgia for films like “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D” or the “Spy Kids” franchise, or even just a fun family action flick, “We Can Be Heroes” is the perfect choice.
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