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Opinion: Life is Good, so is Greek

Opinion: Life is Good, so is Greek

Julia Partain

March 11, 2019


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The views expressed in this article solely reflect the author’s opinion and not an opinion held by The Cluster. There was recently an opinion piece published on various reasons why a person should not participate in Greek life. According to the writer, being a member of the Greek community is a waste of money, strips a person of their ...

Opinion: Dating Apps Are Destructive

Opinion: Dating Apps Are Destructive

Christian Watson

February 28, 2019


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The way we find love is changing, especially for my generation. Once upon a time, courting a prospective lover by eye-contact, love letters or (gasp) conversation was preferable. Now we swipe left or right concerning one thing above all else: image. According to Lendedu, 72 percent of millennials use Tinder with ...

Opinion: It is time for better food at Mercer

Opinion: It is time for better food at Mercer

Connor Cable

February 12, 2019


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I have had some very bad luck with the food on campus lately. Within the last six months, I have had mixed up orders, extremely long waits, not great tasting and undercooked food and in one case, I found bugs in my food. I understand that Mercer might not want to invest too heavily in food for its stu...

Opinion: You should reconsider pledging to Greek life

Opinion: You should reconsider pledging to Greek life

Christian Watson

February 12, 2019


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Everyone wants to fit in. I know I did at one point in time. This natural human urge may explain why Greek life is a vibrant part of hundreds of campuses across America. This desire exposes itself especially when we enter new environments. During the first few weeks of my freshman year, I witnessed many...

Opinion: Southerners Should Appreciate Hockey More

Opinion: Southerners Should Appreciate Hockey More

KJ Lemoine

January 30, 2019


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When people think of hockey, they think of chasing a thick, black disk down a sheet of ice where people hit each other. In the South, where I have grown up and spent all 20 years of my life, hockey is hardly enjoyed, if not unrecognized. The reasonings people have for not liking the sport range from, ...

Opinion: The government shutdown is over, but may start back

Opinion: The government shutdown is over, but may start back

Sterling Neill

January 29, 2019


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To understand the government shutdown that just ended, we have to first understand how we entered the shutdown. According to CNN, on Dec. 11, 2018, Democrats in Congress disagreed with President Trump on spending roughly $5 billion on a Southern border wall. After the disagreement, Senate leaders w...

Opinion: 3 easy steps to be more sustainable

Opinion: 3 easy steps to be more sustainable

Jadon Murad

January 28, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Being passionate about the environment is very frustrating. It seems like at every corner, there is opposition and resistance that only furthers the climate change problem. The President of the United States has openly expressed his disbelief in climate change. Companies in various industries conti...

Opinion: The Man Who Was a Superhero

Opinion: The Man Who Was a Superhero

Sterling Neill

November 30, 2018


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On Nov. 12 Stanley Martin Lieber, better known as Stan Lee, passed away at the age of 95 from pneumonia. Co-founder of Marvel Comics, Lee was born on Dec. 28, 1922, in Manhattan, where he first started pursuing his career as a writer. According to Time, Lee started his career as a writer for Timely...

Opinion: Students should be allowed to stay on campus during winter break

Opinion: Students should be allowed to stay on campus during winter break

Chas Pridgen

November 29, 2018


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Students who pay over $6,000 a year for on-campus housing should be allowed to live in their rooms when they want to. Forcing students to move out during breaks is an unnecessary hassle for everyone involved, and frankly isn’t fully justifiable. There are many reasons why a student would prefer to stay on cam...

Opinion: Election day should be a national holiday

Opinion: Election day should be a national holiday

Connor Cable

November 15, 2018


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With another Super Tuesday having come and gone, citizens of the United States flocked to the polls to cast their ballots for various political positions, from state representatives to governors. However, a startling fact about our country is that we don’t vote. We live in the most progressive c...

The Problem of Misogyny in Rap Music

The Problem of Misogyny in Rap Music

Noah Kleinert

November 15, 2018


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As of 2018, rap and hip-hop is the most consumed music genre in the United States, and a substantial portion of that consumption lies in the youth population, according to Business Insider. The music is often played at parties, fraternity houses and gyms. Streamed from smartphones and pick-up trucks, this music ha...

Opinion: Is Vibranium in your Cell Phone?

Opinion: Is Vibranium in your Cell Phone?

Supreet K. Raina and Tamera Lowe

November 14, 2018


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Marvel’s latest hit, “Black Panther,” has inspired African pride and interest as thousands of moviegoers praised the film, yet irony doesn’t lurk far beneath the surface of the film. As children and adults fawn over the cinematic masterpiece, the film ingeniously comments on the social cli...

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