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Don't be a bystander: Campus rape culture

October 20, 2014

Rape. It’s a word that too many people today use lightly, and usually as the butt of a joke. “Man, I just got raped by that test.” or “You should take it as a compliment. It means somebody likes...

Republicans should not allow a Senate takeover to go to their heads

Republicans should not allow a Senate takeover to go to their heads
October 20, 2014

The Republican Party’s chances of winning control of the US Senate appear quite robust. Races which were tossups a few months ago (such as Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alaska) now favor Republicans while...

Mars: The answers may lie in the stars

Mars: The answers may lie in the stars
October 20, 2014

The recent collaboration of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Indian Space Research Organization (IRSO) has re-sparked a worldwide interest in space exploration. On Sept....

The importance of a united faith community

October 18, 2014

As I enter into the rush of midterms during my second-to-last semester of college, I can’t help but to reflect on the events that have shaped my Mercer experience. From football games to Pilgrimage to...

Building leadership: America's global role

October 1, 2014

It is a big and busy world out there beyond the shores of the red, white, and blue. When you are involved with your studies in undergrad, medical school, law school or some other program, it can be easy...

Building Communities

Building Communities
October 1, 2014

Shortly before the entry of United States into the First World War, President Woodrow Wilson addressed the nation and spoke of a peace without victory, the titular phrase of the speech. In his speech,...

President Obama should seek Congress approval

President Obama should seek Congress approval
October 1, 2014

In 2008, the war-weary American public elected Democrat Barack Obama by a sweeping 7 percent margin that saw the Illinois senator winning a landslide 365 electoral votes to Republican John McCain’s 173....

Why I will not support the NFL

Why I will not support the NFL
October 1, 2014

I’m sure that by now, almost every person with access to the Internet or television has heard about the Ray Rice scandal. In recent days, even more players have been arrested on various abuse or domestic...

Join 'Internet Slowdown'

Join 'Internet Slowdown'
October 1, 2014

On an ordinary day, you can find me scrolling on Tumblr laughing along to the random things in my feed, but the other day, I noticed that Tumblr had changed. Normally, this is nothing unusual. Tumblr often...

Medical marijuana: blurring the lines

Medical marijuana: blurring the lines
October 1, 2014

Medical marijuana, also referred to as cannabis, is a topic in the medical and drug field that brings up much debate over whether or not it should be legalized in all of the states. Medical marijuana...

Comparing killings in Macon and Ferguson

Comparing killings in Macon and Ferguson
September 12, 2014

  Ferguson, Missouri and Macon, Georgia have both seen killings by white police officers of large, unarmed black men apparently acting erratically and, to varying degrees, threateningly.  Some responses...

Democrats should be worried

Democrats should be worried
September 11, 2014

Democrats should be worried; their Senate control is standing on thin ice that is beginning to crack. Currently, the Democrats have 55 seats (including two independents), and the Republicans have 45....

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