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OPINION: Our post-COVID world needs to see more women in positions of power 

OPINION: Our post-COVID world needs to see more women in positions of power 

McKenna Kaufman, Contributing Writer March 8, 2021

The 2020 election was a historic progression of women’s rights and a victory for American feminists with the election of vice president Kamala Harris. As Harris became the first woman and person of color...

L. Lin Wood, an alumnus of the Mercer Law School, speaks as a part of the Legal Legends series Jan. 16, 2020. Photo provided by Mercer University Marketing Communications.

Lin Wood’s Mercer legacy: Prominent pro-Trump lawyer and Mercer Law grad calls Mercer students ‘brainwashed’

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor January 25, 2021
L. Lin Wood, a Mercer Law graduate and prominent pro-Trump lawyer, pledged a donation of $1 million to the school in 2016. In return, the school named a courtroom after him. Since then, he has amassed a large social media following due to his support of conspiracy theories surrounding the 2020 presidential election. He called Mercer Law students "brainwashed" after a Zoom call with Dean Cathy Cox where they discussed the future of his legacy at Mercer.
President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks at his campaign event in North Liberty, Iowa, on Feb. 1, 2020.

Biden becomes 46th president of the United States, fate of Senate may lie with Georgia

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief November 7, 2020
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, are headed to the White House after a nail-biting result count that kept the nation in limbo for several days.
The Trump administration has altered perceptions of the media since the President’s campaign in 2016, popularizing the term “fake news” to discredit reporting that did not aid his campaign.

OPINION: Studying genocide during the Trump administration

Serena Golden, Photography Editor November 5, 2020
It is difficult to take a class like Comparative Genocide without drawing comparisons to our current reality as Americans. The same themes seem to arise in each genocide we study: authoritarianism, disinformation and profound social divisions. 
Friends play a card game in the freshman dorm Legacy Hall.

First-time student voters consider critical issues in 2020 presidential election

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief October 18, 2020
Students who will cast their first presidential vote next month told The Cluster what issues matter most to them as they weigh their options.
Mercer University updates COVID-19 protocols following new CDC guidelines

Mercer University updates COVID-19 protocols following new CDC guidelines

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief September 1, 2020
Mercer University quietly changed its COVID-19 protocols in a document posted to its coronavirus page Tuesday. The document is an updated version of one that was released in June. The updates reduce the amount of time a student who tests positive for COVID-19 must be fever-free before ending their self-isolation and removes a previous suggestion that a student test negative twice before ending self-isolation. 
A college student’s guide to the economic stimulus bill

A college student’s guide to the economic stimulus bill

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor April 13, 2020
Most American adults will receive up to $1200 via direct deposit, but the bill also affects student loan payments and expands the definition of who can receive unemployment benefits.
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Why Conservatives should ban Trump

Austin Paul, Contributing Writer March 31, 2016

Editor's Note: The following opinion was submitted by Mercer College of Republican Co-chair Austin Paul The rise of Donald Trump has left many conservatives with nowhere to turn. We have been forced...

Billionaire Donald Trump seeks to be GOP nomination

The Price Checker: The Curious Case of Donald Trump

Jordan Price, Contributing writer August 14, 2015

Five months before the 2016 presidential primaries officially begin with the first votes in the Iowa caucus, the Republican Party has an unorthodox and unexpected front-runner. New York...

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