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Letter to the editor

March 6, 2013
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To the Editor,   In a 2007 Harvard University study, it was stated that, “…where there are more guns, there are more suicides. The higher suicide rates result from higher firearm suicides…”  The statistics on gun deaths in our country are disturbing.  For young people, gun homicides and gun...

Letter to the editor

February 20, 2013
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The Academic Resource Center (ARC) appreciated the compliments Mr. Ellis outlined in the unfortunately titled opinion piece Academic Resource Center: poorly staffed, poorly funded. As Mr. Ellis stated, the ARC is “always here to help” and we do indeed help boost the grades, cash flows, and resumes...

SGA responds to controversy over Founder's Day speaker

February 7, 2013
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Dear Mercer family, In response to the announcement of Mr. Erick Erickson as this year’s Founders’ Day speaker, a few students and faculty have voiced concerns about his previous controversial statements that have resurfaced this week in light of his most recent career move. Many students and faculty...

Letters to the Editor

January 23, 2013
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Dear Editor, Thank you for your Nov. 28, 2012, Opinions column about the 24-Hour study room at Tarver Library.  This kind of study space was one of the things that students asked for specifically as we planned the new library back in the 1980s and since we opened Tarver in 1990, it has been a very...

Letters to the Editor

January 23, 2013
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Dear Cluster Staff Members: I just want to say to you all personally, via email, what an awesome job to see how the Cluster has grown from the paper it used to be.  I am very proud to say that every article is filled with a chock full of information!  Sometimes I feel as if I were reading the daily...

Letters to the Editor

October 10, 2012
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Dear Editors, I took my 5-yr-old grandson Charlie Clark to Tarver Library on Saturday Oct. 6 for the Star Wars themed reading event. Charlie had told me a few days before this that his favorite Star Wars character was Chewbacca. When I took Charlie to have his photo made with the 6-ft-tall cardboard...

Letter to the Editor

Erica ONeal
April 11, 2012
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Dear Editor, Students of Mercer have been in uproar about the recent SGA article written by Gene Mitchell. It seems that even the SGA board themselves have felt appalled at the accusations Mitchell writes about. Mitchell’s article had quite a few arguments break out in the comments on the Cluster...

Letter to the Editor

January 25, 2012
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Dear Editor, I received a copy of The Cluster, and I wanted to thank you. I was very impressed with the quality of your paper and the articles therein. It appears that you guys have a fine educational institution. I was pleased to see how involved  your student body is in the community. Obviously...

Letter to the Editor

December 7, 2011
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Dear Editor, To the community of Macon and Mercer University, I would be amiss if I did not take the time to write to commend your women’s basketball team. I was doing volunteer service at the men’s homeless shelter in High Point, NC. Lo and behold your women showed up to serve these men and the...

Letters to the Editor: "Disney Princess Culture Harmful to Young Girls"

Sarah Stitt
November 16, 2011
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Dear Editor, As a self-proclaimed “Princess Obsessed Princess” and the director of a Princess/girl power themed summer show, I was immediately drawn to the article entitled “Disney Princess Culture Harmful to Young Girls.” This is not an idea I am unfamiliar with, but one I will always disagree...

New SIS system frustrates Mercer students

opinions
August 18, 2011
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The summer months frustrated countless Mercer students. As of August 14, the school has yet to notify many students of this semester’s cost. It’s not comforting to move back into expensive dorms and houses while financially blind. Study-abroad students bought their $1,000+ plane tickets without knowing...

Regarding freedom of speech on campuses

April 13, 2011
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Dear editors, I was disturbed by the report in the March 31, 2011 issue of The Cluster that a university official poured water on two chalkings by Mercer students about abortion: one that pictured a crossed-out coat hanger with the words “Mercerians against wire hangers” and another that said “College...

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