Mercer Cluster

2019-2020 Staff

Emily Rose Thorne


Emily Rose Thorne is a senior double-majoring in Journalism and Women’s & Gender Studies. Emily Rose has been involved with The Cluster since 2017 as Staff Writer, Lead News Writer, News Editor and Digital Editor. She is...

Marianna Bacallao


Marianna Bacallao is a senior Journalism and English double-major. She recently completed an internship with Georgia Public Broadcasting, where her work was featured statewide on programs like On Point, Here and Now, On Second T...

Elizabeth Tammi

News Editor

Elizabeth Tammi is a senior journalism major. Originally from Oviedo, Florida, Elizabeth has worked for The Cluster since her first semester at Mercer University. Before working as News Editor, she held the positions of Lead News Wr...

Nadia Pressley

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Nadia Pressley is a junior double-majoring in Journalism and Global Development Studies. This past summer, she was the Content Team intern for the Marketing and Communications Department of United Way of Greater Atlanta. This...

Mahima Sultan

Lifestyle & Opinion Editor

Mahima Sultan is a senior double-majoring in Journalism and Law & Public Policy with a minor in Criminal Justice. She has previously worked with Engage CCJ — the Center for Collaborative Journalism's hyperlocal, online public...

Jen Jones

Sports Editor

Serena Golden

Photography Editor

Serena Golden is a junior double-majoring in Journalism and International Affairs. Serena recently completed an internship with Cape Community Newspapers, a media group publishing over fifteen print and digital community papers in ...

Peter Garcia

Layout Editor

Caitlyn Patton

Layout Editor

Caitlyn Patton is a senior originally from Durham, North Carolina, currently studying Electrical Engineering. She is enrolled in the School of Engineering's 4+1 Integrated Master of Science Program where she will graduate in May...

Chas Pridgen

Copy Editor

Chas Pridgen is a senior majoring in Journalism and Theatre. Outside of The Cluster, he is very involved in the Mercer Players, the theatrical group on campus, as well as in local community theatre. He has recently done work wit...

Suzanna Arul

Lead Photographer

Jules Tollett

Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

Jules Tollett is a senior English and Theatre major at Mercer University. She has been writing for The Cluster since her freshman year, and has enjoyed working with so many people over the years. Jules is very grateful to be a ...

Ian Henshaw

Photography Staff

Aliyah Dorsey

Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer

Natalie Yaeger

Lead News Writer

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