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Opinion: President Trump Vs. Peaceful Protests in the NFL

Opinion: President Trump Vs. Peaceful Protests in the NFL

Connor Cable, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

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. It was all kicked off by Colin Kaepernick when he was still a member of the San Francisco 49ers. ...

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


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

  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 catalogs. Mercer offers six classes to fulfill the required religion section; English 225, Phi...

Opinion: Sanctions on North Korea, Will it Work?

Opinion: Sanctions on North Korea, Will it Work?

Trevor Odom, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2017


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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 end of the Korean war in 1953. In response to North Korea’s actions, nations of the world hav...

Opinion: While delayed recruitment frustrates upperclassmen, this first-year finds many benefits

Opinion: While delayed recruitment frustrates upperclassmen, this first-year finds many benefits

Emily Thorne, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2017


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When I was applying to schools, my college counselor asked me how much Greek Life mattered to me in a potential university. I laughed and said it didn't matter to me at all. She smiled and replied, "Yeah, I can tell you aren't a sorority girl." Fast forward to Aug. 14, Opportunity Scholars move-in day. I onl...

Opinion: Why delayed recruitment isn’t a good thing

Opinion: Why delayed recruitment isn’t a good thing

Grace Korta, Greek Woman

August 31, 2017


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In case you haven’t already heard, the Greek recruitment process is working a little differently this year than in year’s past. Instead of being the first week of classes, it has been pushed back to the fourth week of the academic year, September 10 -15 for the sororities in the National Panhellenic Con...

Mercer Traditions: What every student, faculty, and staff should know for Fall 2017

Mercer Traditions: What every student, faculty, and staff should know for Fall 2017

Douglas Pearson, Vice President and Dean of Students

August 20, 2017


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For those of you who are new to Mercer, I think you will find that you have selected an exceptional institution of higher education, one that is rich in heritage and tradition. Surprisingly, though, many folks—including some who have been associated with Mercer for a long time—are not fully aware of the great commemorative events that take place here each year.

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A reflection of my awful ‘Taste the World’ experience

A reflection of my awful ‘Taste the World’ experience

Miranda Stephen, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2017


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We can no longer sit back and simply discuss cultural sensitivity, write research papers, partake in protests and marches, or show solidarity on social media for such topics. We need to actually demonstrate, apply and adopt the values of Mercer’s mission and standards.

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What makes diversity so important and why is it worth voting for?

What makes diversity so important and why is it worth voting for?

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017


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If you plan on voting for an SGA ticket that promises diversity on its platform, it is important to not to just vote for diversity because it has a positive connotation and it sounds good.

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QEP: Does our research reach out?

QEP: Does our research reach out?

Alayna Williams, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Mercerians don’t live in a vacuum, and we can’t do research in one either.

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Priority registration is not necessary

Priority registration is not necessary

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

April 8, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

"Even students that receive priority have trouble registering for the classes they want because there are so many people that receive priority registration."

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A Response to “Star Struck”

A Response to “Star Struck”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

April 8, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Instead of looking to these celebrities to be role models or model citizens, I look at them as people. Any person that has committed a crime, I look at celebrities with the same likeness. I, as an individual, do not condone the actions of any celebrity, nor would me choosing not to listen to their music or watch their movies lead to them becoming a better person.

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RUF students spend spring break at orphanage in Mexico

RUF students spend spring break at orphanage in Mexico

Madilyn Harrell, Contributing Writer

April 5, 2017


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Fifteen Mercer students and four adult supervisors went to Casa Hogar del Niño de Alculpoca, an orphanage that is housed in Acapulco.

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