Other News

Serious Papier-Mache

Turning the ordinary into works of art seemed to be the theme of Plunkett Gallery’s most recent exhibition, entitled “Have You Ever Asked Me for Something That I, That I Wouldn’t Do?” The exhibition presented the works of Galen Olmsted and Budd Dees, who received MFAs from the University of Florida one year apart. With a total of six pieces,[Read More…]

Sophomore and Stamps Scholar Kaydren Orcutt became the third Mercer student in three years to win the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (photo from Mercer Mercer Marketing and Communications).

Atom for Atom: Orcutt Becomes Third Mercer Student in Three Years to win Goldwater

The blonde-haired high-schooler balanced the chemical equations in front of her. Her grandfather, a chemist, sat next to her doing the same. They raced each other–atom for atom–and she wasn’t about to lose. The future Mercer Bear didn’t realize how far those races would take her until a few weeks ago. Sophomore and Stamps Scholar Kaydren Orcutt became the third[Read More…]

by Apr 19 1 comment News
Bear Bites: Taki

Bear Bites: Taki

Taki Japanese Steakhouse provides customers with quality food in an intimate and cozy environment. We walked through the doors and were greeted by the cheerful staff. Our names were taken and we were taken to our seats shortly after. As we walked towards the table, we noticed the restaurant’s near perfect layout. There was seating at the hibachi grill as[Read More…]

by Apr 19 0 comments Bear Bites, News
Point B.L.A.N.K hits the mark

Point B.L.A.N.K hits the mark

In their first year as a student organization, Point B.L.A.N.K made an inspiring Cinderella run. The group, Mercer’s spoken word coalition, made it to the semi-finals of the 15th annual College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). Virgenal Owens, a 5th year senior getting his masters in biomedical engineer; Ryan Jones, a senior majoring in environmental engineering; Micheline Dieujuste-Antoine, a junior[Read More…]

by Apr 18 0 comments Campus, News
In the next five years, Mercer will potentially house 3,500 undergraduate students. (photo taken by Carina Placencia.)

Mercer’s Housing Crunch: Too many Bears for the den

When rising Mercer University senior Nora Essien told her parents that she may have to live off campus next year, they were worried. The 21-year-old business major comes from a low-income family where money is tight. Her father works long hours at a warehouse, and his meager salary goes to support her mom, who is unemployed, Essien and her sister.[Read More…]

by Apr 18 0 comments News

Camp Inspiration: An event of celebrate medically-fragile children and their families

April 11th, 2015 was a day some children and their parents had been waiting for the entire year: Camp Inspiration. For this annual event, the Jessie Mercer Stewards invited medically fragile children and their families to attend a Neverland-inspired day-out on the Mercer Quad. Children met pirates and followed a map leading to treasurable activities of painting, parachutes and wheelchair[Read More…]

by Apr 15 0 comments News