Mercer Cluster

OPINION: Labor Day should not be for labor

OPINION: Labor Day should not be for labor

Macee Palmer, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2020

The sentiment the university is signaling to its students through the removal of the Labor Day break is appreciated, but recognizing the traditional holiday is the appropriate thing to do. 

OPINION: Mercer is making a big mistake re-opening in the fall

OPINION: Mercer is making a big mistake re-opening in the fall

Caitlyn Patton, Layout Editor

July 22, 2020

What happens when a university opens in a pandemic? Apparently, Mercer University plans to find out.

Opinion: Young female dance teams are unnecessarily sexualized

Opinion: Young female dance teams are unnecessarily sexualized

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. I was at a basketball game a while back when a dance team of a bunch of adorable little girls performed at half-time. The oldest couldn’t have been more than seven, but the ma...

Opinion: Creative careers are slept on

A student works on a painting.

Chance Allen, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Personally, I feel as though many families across generations take a wrong view in regard to creative careers. There’s a strong relation between risk-taking and any field that’s not directly “academic” per se. 

Opinion: How to understand Mercer’s Great Books program

A Great Books student's desk is covered with the books assigned in the first semester of the program.

Morgan Prillaman, Contributing Writer

November 24, 2019

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. As Plato says, opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance, so I hope to bridge the gap between what Mercer students think they know about Great Books and what Great Books actually is t...

The Dolphins are tanking this season: What does it mean?

The Dolphins are tanking this season: What does it mean?

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2019

Regardless of the average fan’s opinion on them, the Miami Dolphins are an awful team, and it seems that they like it that way.

Tech Review: iOS 13 is underrated, and the iPhone 11 is confusing

The mobile Bear Card has previously only been available for Apple devices.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

October 26, 2019

"Slofies," upgraded cameras, Memojis and more: here's what you can expect from the latest season of Apple products.

Opinion: the rise and grind culture leads to a toxic mindset

Opinion: the rise and grind culture leads to a toxic mindset

Mandi DeLong

March 27, 2019

It’s no surprise to anyone that our society fixates on toxic and bizarre habits, nor is there a lack of justified criticism of those habits. However, one new culture has been popular for a while and surprisingly seems to have gone largely criticized, but has also been praised and accepted: the rise ...

Opinion: Dating Apps Are Destructive

Opinion: Dating Apps Are Destructive

Christian Watson

February 28, 2019

The way we find love is changing, especially for my generation. Once upon a time, courting a prospective lover by eye-contact, love letters or (gasp) conversation was preferable. Now we swipe left or right concerning one thing above all else: image. According to Lendedu, 72 percent of millennials use Tinder with ...

Opinion: It is time for better food at Mercer

Opinion: It is time for better food at Mercer

Connor Cable

February 12, 2019

I have had some very bad luck with the food on campus lately. Within the last six months, I have had mixed up orders, extremely long waits, not great tasting and undercooked food and in one case, I found bugs in my food. I understand that Mercer might not want to invest too heavily in food for its stu...

Opinion: You should reconsider pledging to Greek life

Opinion: You should reconsider pledging to Greek life

Christian Watson

February 12, 2019

Everyone wants to fit in. I know I did at one point in time. This natural human urge may explain why Greek life is a vibrant part of hundreds of campuses across America. This desire exposes itself especially when we enter new environments. During the first few weeks of my freshman year, I witnessed many...

Opinion: 3 easy steps to be more sustainable

Opinion: 3 easy steps to be more sustainable

Jadon Murad

January 28, 2019

Being passionate about the environment is very frustrating. It seems like at every corner, there is opposition and resistance that only furthers the climate change problem. The President of the United States has openly expressed his disbelief in climate change. Companies in various industries conti...

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