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Campus News

OPINION: Mercer has good reasons to reopen this fall

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. As Mercer students, we are united by a similar experience. After spending our junior and senior years of high school combing through college websites and going on campus tours, we ...

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State News

BREAKING: Macon mayor vetoes county mask mandate

As Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms clash over whether local mask mandates can stand, Macon Mayor Robert Reichert vetoed on July 27 a measure passed by the city commission that would mandate masks in Macon-Bibb County. “I truly believe we should do everything within ...

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News

Principal deals with both sides of distance learning

Teri Reed was only supposed to be on the computer for 15 minutes that Friday. As a principal at Jefferson County Traditional Middle School, she was hosting a video conference on Google Meets with her staff. Her granddaughter sat beside her. “Get out! I need help,” the girl said. She was supposed ...

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Campus News

Mercer postpones 2020 commencement ceremonies

Students set to graduate from Mercer with bachelor’s, graduate or law degrees this May will have traditional commencement ceremonies in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the university. The commencement for Mercer School of Medicine graduates will take place virtually in May. “We ...

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Lifestyle

How to stay busy during a quarantine

With the spread of COVID-19 and everyone spending almost all of their time indoors, it’s important to still keep the same pace that we did when we weren’t in quarantine. Here are some tips on how to keep yourself busy and focused during the quarantine. Make a schedule or to-do list This may work ...

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Lifestyle

A college student’s guide to the economic stimulus bill

President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion economic stabilization plan, the largest of its kind in United States history, to provide relief to the Americans facing sudden unemployment or under-employment during the COVID-19 response. Most American adults will receive up to $1200 via direct deposit, ...

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Sports

The State of Baseball: Heartwarming stories and boredom cures

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball has shut down all of its operations, canceling spring training and delaying opening day indefinitely. This is necessary, of course, but still a heartbreaker for diehard baseball fans everywhere. It may be even more heartbreaking, however, for ...

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Arts & Culture

Artistic hobbies to try while social distancing

During this period of self-isolation, many of us are finding hours of entertainment on Netflix, TikTok and online games — and who can blame us? While TV-binging is tons of fun, now is also a good time to get your hands on a new creative hobby. Doing things off-screen is incredibly healthy for you, ...

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Sports

How game cancellations affect student athletes

We endured a grueling eight months of pushing our bodies to the breaking point day after day, all with one common goal in mind: to be ready for the tennis season, and to capitalize on the opportunity to claim a conference championship for your school and your seniors.  Except, this work and preparation ...


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