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Egypt’s future seems uncertain

Beau Smith
February 23, 2011
Filed under Opinions

In Egypt, Mr. Mubarak finally stepped down, leaving control to the Military, which promises a speedy transition to democracy. After 30 years of silence, 18 days of noise leaves Egypt in 6 months of transition. Transition to what, however, we are unsure. All we know is that the people of Egypt want democracy...

Few truly major in changing the world

opinions
February 9, 2011
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Mercer’s website suggests that this university churns out students with a mission to better the world (or something else along the lines of that cliché phrase). The marketing campaign is certainly catchy. After all, who doesn’t want to be a bear with humanitarian instincts? Unfortunately, Mercer has a long...

Abortion myths cloud debate, ignore pertinent pregnancy issues

Mary Kathryn Wiley
February 9, 2011
Filed under Opinions

I called fifteen pharmacies in Macon and asked for Plan B. Only three had Plan B in stock. Four had Next Choice in stock. Only one of the seven carried both and had both in stock. Clarissa Price wrote a recent opinions article about resources for pregnant Mercer students. She particularly targets the...

Gun laws in dire need of common sense reforms

Kyle Shook
February 9, 2011
Filed under Opinions

In the wake of the Arizona shooting that left six dead and a United States congresswoman seriously injured, the question of gun control resurfaces again in these lovely, well-armed United States. In recent years, with tragedies like the Columbine shootings and the Virginia Tech massacre, the issue has c...

In response to Alex Moreschi’s “In protest of the prodigal statue”

opinions
February 8, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

We pay a tuition fee and in turn we get a service. I’m afraid the argument against the bear statue ends at the fact that it did not come from tuition funds, but I’ll supplement my statement anyway. First: How can you possibly argue that someone—or a university, in this case—must use extra fun...

In defense of the bear statue and its generous donor

Garret McDowell
February 8, 2011
Filed under Opinions

There are all sorts of traditions at those schools that have been around for centuries. Mercer has been around for almost 200 years, and the most time-honored tradition we have is every freshman climbing the tower. We’ve seen the addition of several great things as of late. With the move of Greek Row to...

Americans too passive and apathetic towards politics

Beau Smith
February 8, 2011
Filed under Opinions

It’s pretty often that we Americans are unsatisfied with our government, especially our president. It seems we’re always finding fault in our appointed leader’s actions and offering our advice as part of the solution. This is the loyal opposition: let’s be unsatisfied enough to become angry, but too...

CAPS’ pregnancy services offer unbiased and ethical counseling

opinions
February 8, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

As director of  Mercer University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), I feel it is imperative to the Mercer community that I respond to Clarissa Price’s  editorial “Pregnancy Resources on Mercer’s Campus in Need of Expansion” in the Jan. 27 edition of the Cluster. The informatio...

The Village needs a nightlife

The Village needs a nightlife

Garret McDowell
January 31, 2011
Filed under Opinions

Out of those of you who venture downtown for Macon’s nightlife, how many times have you seen incidents happen downtown, feel upset that you have to go so far from campus just to dance, or experience any other detriment? Well, other than those places downtown like Envy, Asylum, Power Station, the Rookery...

In protest of the prodigal statue

In protest of the prodigal statue

Alex Moreschi
January 31, 2011
Filed under Opinions

“At Mercer, everyone majors in changing the world. Be the bear.” This quote was taken from the front page of Mercer web page, and it prompted me to write about my opinion and set forth my opinion about something. Before doing so, I would like to briefly recount something that happened to me yesterday...

Erroneous weather alert misleading

clewis
January 30, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

At Mercer, our classes follow a consistent weekly schedule with which we're all familiar: On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, our lectures begin at the top of the hour, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays they begin at less obvious but still widely known times such as 9:25, 10:50 and 12:15. That's why it...

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