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Musical artists to watch out for in 2021

Musical artists to watch out for in 2021

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor February 20, 2021
2020 was undeniably rough, stripping us of too many of the things we hold dear, including live concerts—but music prevailed. The following artists, both new and rising, have produced incredible work you should be adding to your playlists, especially as they promise to break through in the coming year.
The Cluster's bulletin board in the Center for Collaborative Journalism on Mercer's Macon campus.

The Cluster takes home nine awards at Georgia College Press Association contest

The Cluster Editorial Staff February 19, 2021
The staff of The Cluster, the independent student-run newspaper at Mercer University, won nine awards at the Georgia Collegiate Press Association Better Newspaper Contest Friday.
Buccaneers dominate Kansas City in less-than-riveting Super Bowl LV

Buccaneers dominate Kansas City in less-than-riveting Super Bowl LV

Samantha Homcy, Social Media Co-Manager February 19, 2021
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took down the Kansas City Chiefs in a blowout Super Bowl victory Feb. 6, winning by a score of 31-9.
Jude Anogwih's art was on display at the McEachern Art Center in Macon, Ga. Jan. 23.

McEachern holds thesis exhibits for MFA graduates 

Ashley Pemberton, Lead Arts & Culture Writer February 19, 2021
Mercer University’s McEachern Art Center has offered its space to a choice group of MFA graduates to exhibit their theses and tell their stories. Each exhibit offers a glimpse into the artists’ worlds, and each piece has a unique story to share.
Love yourself first: An exploration of self-love on Valentine’s Day

Love yourself first: An exploration of self-love on Valentine’s Day

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer February 14, 2021

I’m lonely. I said it, the thing we are so often scared to admit but that so many of us have felt. As I type these words, the feeling only magnifies as I realize that Valentine’s Day is here…...

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SGA updates voting system ahead of spring elections

Henry Keating, Student Government Correspondent February 11, 2021
In its first meeting of the spring semester Jan. 25, the Mercer Student Government Association addressed student concerns, including issues students raised about class elections.
Founder’s Day: Alum Kirk Nooks to share life lessons as 2021 speaker

Founder’s Day: Alum Kirk Nooks to share life lessons as 2021 speaker

Henry Keating, Student Government Correspondent February 10, 2021
Each February, the Mercer community is invited to take part in Founder’s Day. This year, “double Bear” and President of Gordon State College Kirk Nooks will deliver an address at the 130th annual celebration of Founder’s Day.
Sarah Moore follows a recipe on TikTok to make tortilla triangles.

Trying TikTok recipes in a college dorm

Sarah Moore, Contributing Writer February 9, 2021
Here are three TikTok recipes you can make from the comfort of your dorm.
Black History Month: How Hank Aaron smashed home runs and racial barriers

Black History Month: How Hank Aaron smashed home runs and racial barriers

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor February 9, 2021
Hank Aaron passed away Jan. 22, 2021. He was one of the most iconic baseball players of all time. More importantly, though, Aaron was emblematic of racial and social justice, playing in the South during a time of racial conflict.
Handwritten love letters are a sweet Valentine’s Day gift.

DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for lovers, friends, family — or yourself

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor February 8, 2021
Whether you’re celebrating Feb. 14 with lovers, friends, family or yourself, here are some homemade gift ideas.
A student writes down her upcoming goals for the year. According to Nuvance Health, research shows that as many as 50% of adults in the United States make New Year’s resolutions, but fewer than 10% keep them for more than a few months.

OPINION: New Year’s resolutions are more important than ever after 2020

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer February 8, 2021
Between layoffs, quarantine and a grim death toll, none of the normal resolutions seem appropriate right now. If you only make one resolution this year, it should be to cut yourself some slack.
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New student organization tutors children in Ghana

Mandi DeLong and Lars Lonnroth February 7, 2021
A new student organization at Mercer is working to mentor children in villages around the world, seeking to help address poverty through providing education to low-income communities internationally.
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