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Audio Story: Inside the Iowa Caucus

The Iowa Caucus took place Feb 3.

Mary Helene Hall, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2020

What exactly is a caucus, and what makes it so different from a primary?

How to become more news literate on social media 

Because things can become viral so quickly on social media nowadays, it is important to be able to parse the real from the fake. Here are a few ways to ensure that the stories you are sharing on Facebook are up to snuff. 

Chas Pridgen, Copy Editor

November 4, 2019

Because things can become viral so quickly on social media nowadays, it is important to be able to parse the real from the fake. Here are a few ways to ensure that the stories you are sharing on Facebook are up to snuff. 

The 1975’s new political songs mark new era 

The 1975’s new political songs mark new era 

Christian Watson, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

It’s easy to sing about teenage heartache normally, but we’re in fundamentally abnormal times; The 1975 gets this. And as a result, their message is resonating.

Harry Vaughan Smith lectures on Dietrich Bonhoeffer pack Newton and inspire conversations

Provided by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Dietrich Bonhoeffer lectures.

Elliot James, Staff Writer

February 22, 2016

A mixed crowd of community members and Mercer students and faculty packed Newton Chapel at the Harry Vaughan Smith Lecture series on Feb. 16 and 17. Each year, since 1992, the Christianity department at Mercer hosts the Harry Vaughan Smith Lectures to invite distinguished individuals ranging fro...

Bringing Back Mercer’s Democrats

Chris Grant, Drew Bryant, and Desirrae Jones hold up signs for Bernie Sanders during their time at the Iowa caucus.

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

Mercer University’s chapter of the Young Democrats is back in action this spring semester. After the 2012 presidential election, the chapter deteriorated and ceased to exist due to a lack of student interest and involvement. In stark contrast, the Mercer chapter of the College Republicans conti...

Sanders vs. Clinton: The Facts

Bernie Sanders (left) and Hillary Clinton (right).

Jordan Price, Contributing Writer

August 27, 2015

One of the more interesting story lines thus far in the 2016 election cycle has been the emergence of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont as Hillary Clinton’s main challenger in the Democratic primary. Sanders, a 73-year-old self-described socialist who is technically not a Democrat (rather, an independ...

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...

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...

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...

Examination of Ron Paul's economic policy


February 8, 2012

 In my previous article, I examined the foreign policy stances held by presidential candidate Ron Paul. Because I do not wish to fully lose the attention of this newspaper’s readers—or at least those who put up with my rather unromantic economic infatuations—I will be splitting this article into...

Young Puns – Episode 1

Young Puns - Episode 1

Elizabeth Bibb

February 2, 2012

Seniors Gene Mitchell, Liz Bibb, Trent White and Matt Hickman discuss national and local politics on a brand new political show hosted by MERCER99 and produced by Alex Preston, Joshua Whitfield and Tyler Schumann. ...

Compromise, the illness of the political sphere

Ross Tripi

September 21, 2011

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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