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The Cluster's bulletin board in the Center for Collaborative Journalism on Mercer's Macon campus.

The Cluster takes home nine awards at Georgia College Press Association contest

The Cluster Editorial Staff February 19, 2021
The staff of The Cluster, the independent student-run newspaper at Mercer University, won nine awards at the Georgia Collegiate Press Association Better Newspaper Contest Friday.
The streaming platform industry is becoming crowded. That's a problem

The streaming platform industry is becoming crowded. That’s a problem

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer November 9, 2020
Some of the biggest benefits to streaming platforms over cable have been the variety of shows instantly available to viewers and their cheaper price in comparison. However, those benefits are slowly being overshadowed as time goes on and more streaming services are created.
Mercer students study in Tarver Library’s 24-hour study floor.

Burned out in college? Here’s how you can recover

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor November 25, 2019
The World Health Organization classified burnout as a syndrome resulting from chronic stress that leads to mental health problems. How does one recover?
How (and why) to spice up your LinkedIn profile

How (and why) to spice up your LinkedIn profile

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor November 23, 2019
It doesn’t seem like the most fun social medium, but it can be once you stop thinking of it as a resume and start understanding the endless other possibilities for using LinkedIn.
Inside National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Mercer IT

Inside National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Mercer IT

Mary Helene Hall, Contributing Writer November 14, 2019
“Everybody at Mercer community gets phished,” Brett Walker, director of Help Desk and Field Support Services at Mercer IT, said. “Faculty, staff, students, administrators. It happens to everybody.” 
The mobile Bear Card has previously only been available for Apple devices.

Tech Review: iOS 13 is underrated, and the iPhone 11 is confusing

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor October 26, 2019
"Slofies," upgraded cameras, Memojis and more: here's what you can expect from the latest season of Apple products.
A student tries to use a backup near-field communication battery to access a Blackboard Transact reader.

How do students feel about the digital Bear Card three months later?

Ian Henshaw, Staff Photographer October 9, 2019
Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services Ken Boyer said he hoped the new option would bring the community choice and convenience. Now that students have had the opportunity to try this new technology, some are left feeling disappointed.
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