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OPINION: People of color are not your teachers

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. The Black Lives Matter movement raises the question of whether Black people should bear the weight of being the world’s educators on racial discrimination and microaggressions. The ...

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OPINION: Studying genocide during the Trump administration

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. This semester, I’ve been reading about genocide. In Comparative Genocide with David Gushee, we study how genocide occurs and how the international community responds to it. Perhaps ...

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OPINION: Social media arguments are not social justice

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. Mercer University students pride themselves in the motto, “at Mercer, everyone majors in changing the world.” But since March of this year, it has been incredibly difficult for ...

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OPINION: Homecoming during a pandemic isn’t worth it 

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. Homecoming is intended to be a positive experience. As a Mercer community, we are supposed to come together to celebrate the impact that our school has had on us and our world since ...

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OPINION: Labor Day should not be for labor

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. We are a few weeks into the semester, and Mercer’s undergraduate students are settled into their new living spaces on campus — or at least, I hope they are. With the changes to ...

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Opinion: Young female dance teams are unnecessarily sexualized

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. I was at a basketball game a while back when a dance team of a bunch of adorable little girls performed at half-time. The oldest couldn’t have been more than seven, but the majority ...

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Opinion: Creative careers are slept on

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. From writers and painters to actors and dancers, there is a wide variety of careers on the creative side to choose from. The problem, however, is that they are incredibly slept on.  Recently ...

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Opinion: How to understand Mercer’s Great Books program

This is an opinion article. Any views expressed belong solely to the author and are not representative of The Cluster. As Plato says, opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance, so I hope to bridge the gap between what Mercer students think they know about Great Books and what Great Books ...

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The Dolphins are tanking this season: What does it mean?

The wind blows popcorn and hot dog wrappers across empty seats. Occasional shouts and boos echo against the vacant concrete of the upper decks of Hard Rock Stadium. Despair-ridden calls of “ice-cold beer” float across fall breezes to the ears of the few that remain. No, this is not a sports purgatory. This ...

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Opinion: the rise and grind culture leads to a toxic mindset

It’s no surprise to anyone that our society fixates on toxic and bizarre habits, nor is there a lack of justified criticism of those habits. However, one new culture has been popular for a while and surprisingly seems to have gone largely criticized, but has also been praised and accepted: the rise ...

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Opinion: Dating Apps Are Destructive

The way we find love is changing, especially for my generation. Once upon a time, courting a prospective lover by eye-contact, love letters or (gasp) conversation was preferable. Now we swipe left or right concerning one thing above all else: image. According to Lendedu, 72 percent of millennials ...

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Opinion: It is time for better food at Mercer

I have had some very bad luck with the food on campus lately. Within the last six months, I have had mixed up orders, extremely long waits, not great tasting and undercooked food and in one case, I found bugs in my food. I understand that Mercer might not want to invest too heavily in food for its students, ...

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Opinion: You should reconsider pledging to Greek life

Everyone wants to fit in. I know I did at one point in time. This natural human urge may explain why Greek life is a vibrant part of hundreds of campuses across America. This desire exposes itself especially when we enter new environments. During the first few weeks of my freshman year, I witnessed ...


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