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Sorority life: Post-grad

Sorority life: Post-grad
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....

Experience versus memory: In defense of memory

Experience versus memory: In defense of memory
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,...

Experience versus memory: In defense of experience

Experience versus memory: In defense of experience
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...

Political opinions just out of reach

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...

This or That: Jittery Joe's or Starbucks

September 26, 2012

If you’re like me, you have established your series of ideal study places and know exactly which places works for what type of studying you’re doing. If one of your study places is an establishment...

We vote, government officials receive employment

September 26, 2012

The United States and most western states are some form of democracy with the U.S being a representative democracy also known as a Republic. What this means is that sovereignty is in the hand of its citizens...

Don’t trust yourself

September 26, 2012

Is it odd that one of the first things adults tell you to do as you grow up is to trust yourself? Trust yourself, they say. Have self-confidence, conviction. Now I believe as much as anyone thatyou should...

Technological age makes instant gratification a necessity

September 26, 2012

It seems to me that social networking sites and fast Internet connection have taken over our lives. I recently got an iPad for my birthday and I haven’t been able to be away from it for more than an...

‘I feel like’ doesn’t mean what you think it means

September 26, 2012

As an English major, I’ve always found it fascinating to watch the rise and fall of popular phrases in our everyday vocabulary. Do you remember when “legit” was a thing? For that matter, does anyone...

College student lifestyle is often an uninformed one

September 26, 2012

With barely a month left until the presidential election in November, I am incredibly surprised by how little political rhetoric is circulating in my life. I have yet to see a political ad for either party...

U.S. Women's Soccer: Gold and a bust

U.S. Women's Soccer: Gold and a bust
August 15, 2012

I became enamored with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) when they won over the hearts of many during a miraculous win over Brazil in the 2011 Women’s World Cup. Unfortunately the USWNT...

A case of kidney compensation, potential monetary rewards for organ donations

August 15, 2012

While paying the tab during my most recent visit to Francar’s, I happened to notice a small stack of business cards that proclaimed, “Clarence Walker Needs a Kidney.”  I picked one up as I left...

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