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Have recent changes to Greek recruitment been positive?

Have recent changes to Greek recruitment been positive?

Olivia Buckner

August 27, 2016


Filed under Greek Life, Opinions

This will be my second year going through recruitment as a member of a Greek organization. I have enjoyed every moment with my sisters — from being recruited to doing the recruiting. But over the last three years of my Greek life participation, recruitment has definitely changed. Since I was a fres...

An open letter to the Dean of Students regarding sexual assault at Mercer

An open letter to the Dean of Students regarding sexual assault at Mercer

Robert Roach

April 28, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Dean Pearson, My name is Robert Roach. I am a sophomore biology major and honors student trying to raise awareness of sexual assault on this campus. I attended the Q&A last night [Monday, April 18] with President Underwood and was the first person to bring up sexual assault when I asked him how...

In defense of fraternity men, a member of Alpha Tau Omega speaks out

In defense of fraternity men, a member of Alpha Tau Omega speaks out

Christopher Murdock, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under Opinions

A fraternity man. What thoughts come to mind when reading those words? Let me guess Total Frat Move, drinking, drugs, exclusivity — all of the above and more. Society makes it seem as if fraternities are only a realm for mischief but what they seem to hide from the masses are the positives of being a Gr...

Mercer education, worth the cost

Mercer education, worth the cost

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

I pondered the question, “What do we actually pay for?” a lot after reading the article in The Cluster a few weeks ago. After searching, I believe I now have that answer. Though it is just an opinion, and I could be wrong, I will throw out a few facts to back up my argument. I realize that as ...

The not-so-smart smartwatch trend, a disappointment

The not-so-smart smartwatch trend, a disappointment

Faiz Aly, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2015


Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions, Tech, Uncategorized

When the iPhone was announced back in 2007, it was a revolutionary breakthrough in the mobile market. That momentum accelerated when the iPad was announced in 2010. It became the next big thing. Today, we have smartwatches, which are being considered the most personable device. Yet, after testing va...

Spotify vs Apple Music

Spotify vs Apple Music

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

September 24, 2015


Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

My freshman year of college I learned that a subscription to a music streaming service was almost as essential as buying books. It is what kept me going during the all-nighters and my long walks across the campus at 8 a.m. were much better with the newest music from Drake or Ryan Adams. I love music, an...

Turn out to Turbovote

Jordan Price

October 20, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Nov. 4, 2014, is more than just a day to vote; it is a day to express your voice, to make your opinions heard and to exercise your right to have a say in who represents your interests in both state and national government. There is an undeniable feeling of patriotism involved in walking into the polling...

Cafeteria reusable containers come with unnecessary price

Brittany Dant

September 21, 2011


Filed under Opinions

The recycling bug has bit at Mercer. What with Trayless Tuesdays in the cafeteria to cut down on water waste and the newly implemented dorm recycling containers located outside the lofts, freshman dorms and the apartments, Mercer is abuzz with recycling programs. In fact, just last week the Environmental,...

Compromise, the illness of the political sphere

Ross Tripi

September 21, 2011


Filed under Opinions

What is it that makes a good politician?  Rather, what character traits make it possible for someone to be elected? It would be nice to think that integrity is what impresses voters. However, one does not need to look too far in the past to see how easily and quickly elected officials forget about the...

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