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Ken Napier

Is Mercer building a death star?

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Mercer’s plans to build an enormous, giaganto, humungous, whoppin’ ass solar field on the farmland surrounding the college, received blowback from some locals, but ultimately the college got the go ahead. Those opposed to the project, whose objection was printed as an open letter to the community in the May 14, 2012 issue of The…

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Mercer’s mandatory gym class is as patronizing as it is useless

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You know what I hate? Running at someone else’s behest. That’s why I can’t stand the HPE required credits. As a college student, I don’t need to pay 500 dollars for someone who grew up watching Gunsmoke to tell me to wear a condom and eat my veggies. If I haven’t figured it out by…

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New smoking ban shows Mercer’s penchant for unenforceable policies

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Note: this column is part of a point counterpoint debate regarding the new policy to ban smoking on campus. Click here to read the other half. On March 29, the Student Government Association (SGA) held a meeting to address student concerns about the proposed campus wide smoking ban. Those who attended discovered that  there was…

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A local craze, Warmachine is like chess…with dragons

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With a commanding view from the top of her Throne of Everblight, a Nyss sorceress surveys the battlefield. She spots her target and spurs the throne forward. Tentacles as thick as trees uncoil and creep across the land, driving the 40 foot tall living siege engine onto its target. Crossing tree and swamp with equal…

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How to fix Mercer’s visible ID tag policy

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According to page 44 of the current student handbook (you can find it on the MCCC website if you look hard enough), “Students must visibly display a valid MCCC ID at all times on campus.” Having an school ID card makes sense. Requiring that students display their ID visibly at all times, does not.  According…

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