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Mercer Maniac president knows saying goodbye won’t be easy

Mercer Maniac president knows saying goodbye won’t be easy

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Uncategorized

After his very last basketball game, a high school-aged Thomas Norton couldn’t bring himself to walk away at first. He sat in a corner of the locker room alone, holding onto his things and not yet ready to leave. He hesitated even when his father came to retrieve him. Years later, he’s ...

Gender violence presentation fires up student body

Gender violence presentation fires up student body

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

A panel discussion on gender violence sparks debates with anti- sexist activist speaker Jackson Katz

5 things to start your day: Hoverboard ban, Cruz Plaza’s over 100-year-old tree chopped down, Winter Storm Jonas and more

5 things to start your day: Hoverboard ban, Cruz Plaza’s over 100-year-old tree chopped down, Winter Storm Jonas and more

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Five things to start your week, Showcase, Uncategorized

On top of old oaky You've may of noticed that Cruz Plaza is a little less shady, or the fact that there's a mound of dirt near the bear statue. Well, Mercer's ground maintenance team cut down an over 100-year-old Swan Chestnut Oak tree as a safety precaution because the tree was rotting, according to the...

Student profile: international student Jiali Chen reflects on her life in America

Student profile: international student Jiali Chen reflects on her life in America

Ireal James, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized

Moving away from your hometown and onto a college campus is not always the simplest task, and this process has been monumental in the life of Jiali Chen. Chen, 19, is a soft spoken and witty personality from Quanzhou, China. This is Chen’s first semester at Mercer, where she is an international...

Capricorn office space restoration at crossroads

Capricorn office space restoration at crossroads

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Music, News, Uncategorized

Among the vanities housed at Bryan Nichols’ storage building sits stacks of someone else’s treasure. There are ticket stubs from every Allman Brothers Band concert in 1974-1975, photographs of artist Andy Warhol and newspapers that chronicle the rise of the presidential peanut farmer Jimmy Carter. ...

Local band continues to produce unique sounds

Local band continues to produce unique sounds

Taylor Drake, Contributing Writer

December 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase, Uncategorized

Bootz & Katz merges the genres of jam-style rock and electronic music into a new genre called Livetronica.

Athlete Superstitions: Success is in the Quirks

Athlete Superstitions: Success is in the Quirks

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Football, Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Tennis, Uncategorized

Stephen Curry melts hearts when he kisses his daughter. During his playing days, Hall of Fame third basemen Wade Boggs fielded exactly 150 ground balls and feasted on chicken. Basketball legend Michael Jordan always wore his lucky University of North Carolina basketball shorts under his uniform. Tiger...

Fresh off the Docket

Fresh off the Docket

Megan Rosinko, Contributing Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Breaking, Campus, City, Showcase, Student Government, Uncategorized

Special committee for parking Vice President Jolly is spearheading the creation of a short-term special committee to investigate parking related concerns. The goals of this committee are to investigate student concerns, collect and gather data on the current parking situation, and develop solutions to...

Conner Wood, Editor in Chief

Conner Wood, Editor in Chief

November 18, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Conner Wood is a senior journalism student at Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism. She has contributed to The Cluster since her freshman year, and she finds the position of Editor in Chief to be a daily journey. To relax and relieve stress, she likes to play with her cat, Mr. Pip,...

Jenna Eason, Managing Editor

Jenna Eason, Managing Editor

November 15, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Jenna is from a small town in south Georgia. She is a journalism major with an anthropology and photography minor.

Katie Atkinson, News Editor

Katie Atkinson, News Editor

November 14, 2015


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Katie Atkinson is a current freshman pursuing a double major in journalism and media studies. She enjoys taking photos, reading, and writing about her community. One day, Katie hopes to become the Leslie Knope of journalism.

Parker Van Riper, Opinions Editor

Parker Van Riper, Opinions Editor

November 14, 2015


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Parker is a Vocal Music major and Journalism and Theater double minor at Mercer. She is a senior and serves as The Cluster's Opinions Editor. She spends most of her weekends working as a professional princess and character performer for Princesses with a Purpose, a children's non-profit.

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