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This or That: Jittery Joe's or Starbucks

Cecilia Villagomez

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 where you can order food or drinks, you may have even become one of the regulars -- those loyal customers...

We vote, government officials receive employment

Salim Ali

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 and the government acquires its legitimacy from those citizens. In a republic, a government must...

Don’t trust yourself

Ian Brooks

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 not flip-flop in your decisions or opinions, that makes a weak person. However, I fail to see the...

Technological age makes instant gratification a necessity

Cecilia Villagomez

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 hour...if that much. It’s my new favorite toy, so it makes sense that I have been guarding it with...

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

Brittani Howell

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 remember when the question “Is that a thing?” became a thing? Most phrases that worm their way...

College student lifestyle is often an uninformed one

Patrick Hobbs

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 ad on TV, radio, internet or print. This is in stark contrast to my high school experience during...

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

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

Cecilia Villagomez

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 lost in the finals against Japan in penalty kicks. Despite the loss, the USWNT was greeted with a warm...

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

Alex Lockwood

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 and read more.  Says Mr. Walker, “I am a married father of 3 beautiful young ladies.  Also, I have...

Christmas focus should be family

Brittany Dant

December 7, 2011

The holiday season is now upon us. Meaning, as if life was not stressful enough already, you have presents to buy, food to consume, traffic to contend with and potential News Year’s resolutions to make. While winter is not exactly my favorite time of year, I like being warm rather than freezing certain...

Abortion myths cloud debate, ignore pertinent pregnancy issues

Mary Kathryn Wiley

February 9, 2011

I called fifteen pharmacies in Macon and asked for Plan B. Only three had Plan B in stock. Four had Next Choice in stock. Only one of the seven carried both and had both in stock. Clarissa Price wrote a recent opinions article about resources for pregnant Mercer students. She particularly targets the...

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