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Building leadership: America's global role

Anna Mae Kersey

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 to miss what is going on. When you do catch a bit of news, it can be upsetting—and I’m not talking...

Building Communities

Building Communities

Anna Mae Kersey

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, he said, “only peace with equals may last”; the alternative is a peace through submission, and su...

President Obama should seek Congress approval

President Obama should seek Congress approval

Jordan Price

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. Obama ran up huge margins in states that Democrat John Kerry had barely managed to hold four years...

Why I will not support the NFL

Why I will not support the NFL

Desirrae Jones

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 violence charges. However, in spite of these incidents, a recent poll conducted by NBC News shows...

Join 'Internet Slowdown'

Join 'Internet Slowdown'

Chelsey Guy

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 alters its icons and layout for obscure holidays like Doughnut Day. However, this was not the same...

Medical marijuana: blurring the lines

Medical marijuana: blurring the lines

Caitlin Glasscock

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 is legal in 23 states and Washington D.C. Currently only two states have legalized marijuana for recreational...

Comparing killings in Macon and Ferguson

Comparing killings in Macon and Ferguson

Dave Oedel

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 to the killing in Jefferson of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, both by looting protesters and militar...

Democrats should be worried

Democrats should be worried

Jordan Price

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. To gain control, Republicans will need to pick up six seats. This is to avoid a tie, which would be...

Sorority life: Post-grad

Sorority life: Post-grad

Molly McWilliams Wilkins

September 11, 2014

I will be the first to admit that I did not truly appreciate being a sorority member my freshman year. It was fun and all, but toward the end of my freshman year - when I would leave Mercer - I was disillusioned. It is the same as any family unit; there will be times when you are done with one another....

Experience versus memory: In defense of memory

Experience versus memory: In defense of memory

Chelsey Guy

September 10, 2014

When I was growing up, my mother always had a camera on her to take pictures. She took pictures of my first Christmas, my first steps, my first words, the first time I read a book by myself and my first, second, third and 100th day at school. She took pictures of birthday parties, weddings, celebrations,...

Experience versus memory: In defense of experience

Experience versus memory: In defense of experience

Caitlin Glasscock

September 10, 2014

Social media connects us whether it is from across the room or across the country. We share selfies on Instagram and accomplishments on Facebook and Twitter to provide our friends and family a simple snapshot of the important moments of our lives.However, there comes a point where you are no longer connecting...

Political opinions just out of reach

Cecilia Villagomez

October 10, 2012

As opinions editor, I fully realize that this section has not really addressed many political issues this year -- an election year. A couple of people, that I know of, have complained about the lack of political pieces in the opinions section this year. There have been a few political opinions spread...

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