5 Things: Bearstock T-shirt proofs, Underwood will speak at SGA Senate, Mercer's point BLANK's slam dunks and more

Marin Guta

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URGENT QUESTION: Are the tanks Comfort Colors?

 Yes, the Bearstock T-Shirts will be available in Comfort Colors. And you’ll be able to snag them for $10, according to Quadworks. Check out the proofs for the tanks by clicking through our gallery. Don’t forget that this weekend is Bearstock 2015. The headliners include Relient K, TimeFlies and the Electric Sons. If you want to see the complete list of the line-up for Bearstock 2015 click here.

 

President Underwood comes to SGA senate

 Following up last Monday’s SGA Senate where students voiced their concerns with student housing, President Bill Underwood will be attending Senate today at 6 p.m. At Senate, Underwood will discuss his vision for Mercer’s growth. Students are all welcomed to attend the Senate discussion and ask questions.

 

Mercer’s Point BLANK’s poetry slam dunk

Mercer’s first ever poetry slam team went to their first international Poetry Slam (College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational) where they qualified in the semi-final round. They placed in the 20 schools around the nation and beat out institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Duke, Princeton and Stanford. The five poets include Virgenal Owens, a senior biomedical engineering major from Macon; Ryan Jones, a senior environmental engineering major from Snellville; Micheline Dieujuste-Antoine, a junior biology major from Irvington, New Jersey; Afrika Hamilton, a junior psychology major from Macon; and Avery Braxton, a freshman journalism major from Peachtree City.

 

Pre-nursing students, Listen up!

If you’re on the pre-nursing track, then you should know that your job is in high demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of job openings for RNs is expected to increase from 2.7 million to 3.2 million, which is nearly a 19.4 percent increase and the average annual wage is $65,500. The shortage has been attributed to the number of factors, including the fact that hospitals are requiring more RN-level nurses, according to The Telegraph. However, most colleges are dealing with a shortage of trained faculty, which means that nursing schools can’t churn out the number of nursing students demanded.

 

Rolling Stone detracts discredited U-Va story.

The article published by Rolling Stone magazine about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was found to have factual inaccurcies in its reporting. A three-person team at the University of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism called the article “a story of journalistic failure that was avoidable.” The magazine detailed a gang rape of a student by seven members of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, according to The Washington Post. The story set off protests at the school and also led to the university suspending all fraternity and sorority social functions. The story quickly unraveled as journalists picked it apart and discovered numerous reporting fallacies.

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