Mercer Cluster

2020-2021 Staff

Emily Rose Thorne

Editor-in-Chief

Emily Rose Thorne is a senior double-majoring in journalism and women’s and gender studies with a minor in English. Emily Rose has been involved with The Cluster since 2017 as Staff Writer, Lead News Writer, News Editor and Digi...

Mary Helene Hall

Managing Editor

Mary Helene Hall is a sophomore majoring in journalism. She is a Presidential Media Change Maker Scholar who has worked consistently for The Cluster throughout her time at Mercer. Mary Helene has received accolades for her work from Na...

Ian Henshaw

Digital Editor

Ian Henshaw is senior media studies major at Mercer University pursuing a career in game design. He holds a certificate of game development and spearheaded the use of virtual reality as an early stage product design visualiza...

Lars Lonnroth

News Editor

Lars Lonnroth, The Cluster's News Editor, is a sophomore journalism and political science student, originally coming from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. During his time doing high school journalism, Lars won around 30 national ...

Ivy Clarke

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Ivy Clarke is a third-year student at Mercer double majoring in English Literature and creative writing. Her passion lies in poetry and the arts, and she has been published in The Atlanta Review and Glass Mountain in addition to...

Nadia Pressley

Lifestyle & Opinion Editor

Nadia Pressley is a senior double-majoring in journalism and global development studies. This past summer, she was the Digital Marketing Intern for R3. This year, she will be the Lifestyle & Opinion Editor of The Cluster. S...

Micah Johnston

Sports Editor

Micah Johnston is a junior journalism and media studies major here at Mercer. Micah recently completed an internship with Georgia Public Broadcasting, where his work was both aired on GPB Radio and published digitally. This ye...

Serena Golden

Photography Editor

Serena Golden is a journalism and international affairs major in her senior year at Mercer. In addition to her work for The Cluster, Serena has published photo, video, audio and written work with GPB Macon and Cape Community New...

Jen Jones

Layout Editor

Jen Jones is a Junior and majors in Sports Marketing and Analytics with a minor in journalism. She has worked on The Cluster staff for two years and was the Sports Editor for 2019-2020. Her favorite sport is baseball and hopes ...

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...

Chance Allen

Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

Chance Allen is a junior double-majoring in journalism and media studies. Throughout the past year, he has interned with Royalty Headwear and the Admissions Marketing and Communications department, whilst also running a photography ...

Mira Patel

Social Media Manager

Mira Patel is a 3rd year marketing student in the Stetson School of Business and Economics with a minor in global health studies. She has a passion for service and wants to work to better her community. As a student at Mercer Un...

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