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The Cluster announced that Mary Helene Hall (right) will serve as its Editor in Chief and Micah Johnston (left) as its Managing Editor for the 2021-2022 school year. Photo provided by Mary Helene Hall

The Cluster announces new editor-in-chief and managing editor

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief May 20, 2021

The Cluster has appointed Mary Helene Hall as its Editor-in-Chief and Micah Johnston as its Managing Editor for the 2021-2022 school year. Mercer University’s faculty-led Media Board appoints The...

Sports Editor Micah Johnston (left) was named the Outstanding Junior in Journalism and Nadia Pressley (right) was named the Outstanding Senior in Journalism at Honors Convocation March 26. Photo provided by Nadia Pressley

The Cluster’s News and Sports Editors earn university journalism awards

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief March 27, 2021

Members of The Cluster staff won departmental and university awards at Mercer University’s annual Honors Convocation Friday, including two journalism honors. News Editor Nadia Pressley was named the...

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SGA to host first presidential debate since 2018, The Cluster to moderate

Henry Keating and Mary Helene Hall March 22, 2021
Mercer University’s Student Government Association will host a debate for student body presidential candidates. The Cluster's managing editor, Mary Helene Hall, will moderate.
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.
Robert L. Steed. Photo courtesy of Mercer University Marketing Communications.

Mercer loses beloved icon and former Cluster editor-in-chief

Katie Atkinson and Summer Perritt June 8, 2016

The Cluster and Mercer lost one of its own with the death of alumnus, Robert L. Steed. Steed graduated from Mercer in 1958 and was a lifelong icon and trustee of the school. He died in his home in...

First place winners of Mercer’s Got Talent gave their prize of a free semester of housing at the Lofts to their friend who commutes to school from Dublin, Georgia.

Mercer’s Got Talent winners forgo prize for friend

Summer Perrit, Staff Writer November 11, 2015

Alan Kim and Abby Henry performed their rendition of  “Should’ve Been Us” by Tori Kelly at Mercer’s Got Talent 2015 in the hopes of winning the first place prize — a full semester of free...

Nick Wooten is a southern studies and journalism double major now in his third year at Mercer.

Letter from the Managing Editor: From the Spires

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor August 27, 2015

As I committed these words to paper, I fumbled over sloppy metaphors to try to grab your attention in order to say something meaningful and wise. I’m sure some of them found their way in the final...

Conner Wood, The Cluster’s editor in chief, enjoys a small coffee at a restaurant in Tampa, Florida.

A Letter from the Editor: The Cluster is alive

Conner Wood, Editor in Chief August 14, 2015

If The Cluster were an independently-owned hotel, letters on the marquee would spell out an apology about the weeks our website was offline this summer and a banner would hang over the front entrance...

Letter from the editor: The Cluster belongs to students

Letter from the editor: The Cluster belongs to students

Emily Farlow August 15, 2014

Past editors in chief will probably disagree with what I’m about to say, but I’m going to say it anyway. Last year was one of the most exciting times to be editor in chief of The Cluster, and I am...

Historic downtown church could be replaced by a Dunkin' Donuts

Rachel Paul November 12, 2013

Downtown Macon's historic Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist Church could potentially be demolished in preparation for the construction of a new Dunkin' Donuts. The Macon-Bibb Planning and Zoning Committee...

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