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Letters to the Editor

Opinion: Is Greek life worth a life?

Recently, a dark shadow has been cast over Greek communities since the death of Maxwell Gruver at Louisiana State University. Gruver died in a fraternity house on Sept.14 following a night of hazing. According to Louisiana-based newspaper “The Advocate, ” Gruver had been part of a fraternity hazing ...

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Opinion: Girl Scouts is the best for girls

When people think of Girl Scouts, they think of cookies. Their stomach grumbles, thinking of the delicious mint-chocolate flavor of a Thin Mint on their tongue. A Samoas’ caramel coconut scent fills their nose, but they do not think of the girls and women empowered by those cookies. My mother forced ...

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Opinion: Crisis in Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy summarized the crisis in Catalonia with, “There is no possible mediation between democratic law and disobedience or illegality.” For the past forty years, Catalonians have been engineering a break with Spain.  First they advocated for and were granted more ...

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Opinion: It is time for Religion courses to Go?

  Like most universities, Mercer University requires students to take a religion course. However, the selection of courses at Mercer are miniscule and seem to be less diverse than most other course catalogs. Mercer offers six classes to fulfill the required religion section; English 225, Philosophy ...

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Opinion: Sanctions on North Korea, Will it Work?

Over the past year North Korea has rocketed through the headlines with reports of its growing missile and nuclear program. This situation has brought us closer to armed conflict in the Koreas since the end of the Korean war in 1953. In response to North Korea’s actions, nations of the world have ...

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QEP: Does our research reach out?

Mercerians don’t live in a vacuum, and we can’t do research in one either.   Six months ago, I loaded onto a bus with the rest of my Mercer on Mission team and drove down a highway in Cape Town, South Africa for the first time. South Africa is still suffering the effects of apartheid, the legal ...

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Priority registration is not necessary

Registering for classes is one of those things that causes me unreasonable stress; it’s just a reminder of the upcoming semester while I’m barely surviving the current semester. It’s a little more stressful if you’re some of the students that do not receive priority registration. Athletes ...

Letters to the Editor

A Response to "Star Struck"

In this past issue, an opinion piece, “Star Struck,” was released discussing the normalization of celebrities through continued support.  “If we continue to support them, it normalizes abuse and makes it seem like anyone can do it. You cannot separate a person’s career from who they are as ...

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