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What are students really paying for?

What are students really paying for?

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer
October 15, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Taking my first steps into the next four years of college life, feelings of invigoration and disgust overcame me. I was finally out of my parents’ jurisdiction and into a new world of friendships and brand new experiences, like being in debt. Moving to college is like a double-edge sword where you w...

Anyone can take advantage of “Research that Reaches out”

Anyone can take advantage of “Research that Reaches out”

Darby Rich, Contributing Writer
October 15, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Opinion Piece: My Research that Reaches Out (And why you should do it, too) The prospect for Mercer’s “Research that Reaches Out” is ideally its title – implementing a research initiative that can lead to communal, national, and global improvement. Being a part of this plan, a plan that claims ...

Miss America Pageant is meaningful

Miss America Pageant is meaningful

Sterling Neill, Staff Writer
October 15, 2015
Filed under Opinions

As many Mercerians already know, this year’s Miss America is Betty Cantrell. A native of Warner Robins, Georgia, Cantrell attended Mercer University before leaving to pursue her dreams in the pageantry system. Through the years, there have been ongoing debates of whether the pageantry system ...

Baseball: America’s Past Time

Baseball: America’s Past Time

October 15, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Opinions

Apple pie. The Star Spangled Banner. Baseball. Few other ideals define the American spirit better than those three traditions. Shoot, intermingle all three and you might as well call yourself a true American hero. But one of those American favorites has recently witnessed a dip in popularity. Can you...

The Dish on New Dining Options

The Dish on New Dining Options

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer
September 24, 2015
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions, Showcase

After dealing with limited food choices for years, many returning students were happy to welcome the new on-campus dining options. While I may be among the population of those singing the restaurants’ praises, I believe there are still some issues that need to be addressed.  Let me give you the dish.   ...

A time of teasing: preseason football

A time of teasing: preseason football

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 24, 2015
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

Preseason football is a time of teasing for the NFL fan. After, months of waiting, we the football fans, finally get to watch football again. These games do not count but serve as a chance for coaches to evaluate their teams. Now this may seem like a solid concept in a perfect world where football i...

The not-so-smart smartwatch trend, a disappointment

The not-so-smart smartwatch trend, a disappointment

Faiz Aly, Contributing Writer
September 24, 2015
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions, Tech, Uncategorized

When the iPhone was announced back in 2007, it was a revolutionary breakthrough in the mobile market. That momentum accelerated when the iPad was announced in 2010. It became the next big thing. Today, we have smartwatches, which are being considered the most personable device. Yet, after testing va...

Spotify vs Apple Music

Spotify vs Apple Music

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
September 24, 2015
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

My freshman year of college I learned that a subscription to a music streaming service was almost as essential as buying books. It is what kept me going during the all-nighters and my long walks across the campus at 8 a.m. were much better with the newest music from Drake or Ryan Adams. I love music, an...

Parking Problems

Parking Problems

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer
September 15, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Beep! Beep! Here comes frustration again when trying to locate a parking spot on the Mercer University Macon campus. All Mercer students have gone through the frustrating and tiring task of trying to find a parking spot close to a building on campus. It is obvious that parking at Mercer on a weekda...

A Breakfast Fiasco

A Breakfast Fiasco

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer
September 15, 2015
Filed under Opinions

The aroma of fresh chicken no longer fills the air in the mornings because the Chick-fil-A on campus has recently stopped serving breakfast. To some students this is a shock and a pain sent right to the stomach. Why would Chick-fil-A suddenly come to the conclusion that it was time to stop serving break...

Get to Know Your SGA Vice President

Get to Know Your SGA Vice President

Taylor Jolly, SGA Vice President
September 11, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Student Government

When I stepped onto campus three years ago, I never imagined how much this university would pour into me. It seems like last semester I was meeting my freshman roommate, taking an hour to search for my classes on the quad and pretending to be cooler than I actually was. Now, here I am as a senior welc...

Letter from the Managing Editor: From the Spires

Letter from the Managing Editor: From the Spires

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor
August 27, 2015
Filed under Opinions

As I committed these words to paper, I fumbled over sloppy metaphors to try to grab your attention in order to say something meaningful and wise. I’m sure some of them found their way in the final copy. But, for the most part, I’ll be doing what I’m good at — being honest and direct. He...

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