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The Problem of Misogyny in Rap Music

The Problem of Misogyny in Rap Music

Noah Kleinert November 15, 2018

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...

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Opinion: Is Vibranium in your Cell Phone?

Supreet K. Raina and Tamera Lowe November 14, 2018

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...

Larry Darnell Fitzgerald Jr. wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals (NFL). Photo by Wikipedia Commons.

Opinion: Professional Football is better than College Football

Connor Cable November 6, 2018

One of our nation’s greatest pastimes is the game of football. For the last 100-plus years, weekends have been ruled by football, either at the college level or at the pro level. As a college student,...

The bridge connects the Phase 5 Lofts to Mercer's campus.Photo by Blossom Onunekwu.

Opinion: What is on or off campus?

Julia Partain October 18, 2018

As a freshman on Mercer University’s campus, you are brought into a mandatory meeting where various people of authority positions come to talk to you about a number of things. From club involvement...

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Opinion: The Atlanta Braves are back!

KJ Lemoine September 12, 2018

After years of rebuilding a team known for dominance, the Atlanta Braves have surprised many as they are in the thick of the playoff race as the 2018 Major League Baseball season enters the homestretch. So...

The Macon graduation ceremony has been moved to Five Star Stadium for 2019. Students will get eight to 10 tickets for their guests, but the ceremony is now scheduled for a Monday morning. Photo by Mercer University Marketing Communications.

Opinion: Graduation 2019 – a step in the right direction

Adelia Henderson, Copy editor September 12, 2018

Graduation is the most important event in our time here at Mercer. It’s a pivotal point of transition, where we receive our degrees and march across the stage into the next phase of our lives. However,...

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Opinion: Free Speech – The Key to Growth

Christian Watson September 11, 2018

When conservative commentator Ben Shapiro arrived at U.C. Berkeley on Sept. 14, 2017 he was greeted by a crowd of ravenous protestors, many of whom pledged allegiance to the left-leaning organization of...

With a late Instagram post on July 24, the Mercer community said farewell to its long-standing coffee shop, Jittery Joe’s. Photo by Laurel Huster.

A final farewell to a Mercer staple: Jittery Joe’s

Summer Perritt, Digital Editor August 12, 2018

With a late Instagram post on July 24, the Mercer community said farewell to its long-standing coffee shop, Jittery Joe’s. The space will reopen with a new name and some familiar faces, but long-time...

The deli section of a Kroger.

Opinion: Stores closing in Macon affects the community

Suzanna Arul, Contributing Writer May 2, 2018

On March 26, the Kroger on Pio Nono Avenue announced its closing due to profit loss. The store opened its doors in August 1994 and officially closed on April 20.  For many Mercer students, this means...

Opinion: Macon-Bibb Leaders Fail to Protect their Citizens

Opinion: Macon-Bibb Leaders Fail to Protect their Citizens

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer April 11, 2018

The Macon-Bibb County government is critically underserving the most vulnerable members of our community: those struggling with homelessness. An estimated 10,174 people struggle with homelessness in...

Opinion: Is Spring Break Too Early?

Opinion: Is Spring Break Too Early?

Sachin Khurana, Contributing Writer April 8, 2018

As several Mercer students envisioned their spring break having fun on the beach, reality made them wonder if they had started winter break. Students on group vacations at Florida beaches experienced unpleasant...

There are more ways to help people than just becoming a doctor.

Opinion: Why you shouldn’t be a doctor if you want to help people

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer April 4, 2018

Are you majoring in biology? Do you love helping people? Are your parents immigrants? If so, you’re probably at this school to become a doctor. Becoming a doctor seems like every parent’s dream...

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