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Jazz Ensemble takes on the works of Thelonious Monk

At the height of the American jazz era, Thelonious Monk jumped into the scene and dominated. What started as talent and promise became revolution. Monk was responsible for making jazz accessible to a worldwide audience, supported by his sincere and socially lovable character. His quirky lifestyle and bohemian fashion style defined him as a guru of the contemporary jazz community.[Read More…]

Graduation attire dos and don’ts

Graduation attire dos and don’ts

Graduation is 7 right around the corner, and on top of the long to-do list that already stretches for miles, what to wear for the big day is a looming question. The Mercer website provides a concise (and vague) description: “Men should wear dark slacks, dark shoes, and a shirt with a white collar. Women should wear comfortable dark dress[Read More…]

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Bear Bites: Beware Marco’s Pizza on Zebulon

Bear Bites: Beware Marco’s Pizza on Zebulon

If you like slightly above-average food and catastrophic service, Marco’s Pizza might be for you. Whenever I’ve written Bear Bites, I’ve tried to avoid chains. But these were times that tried men’s souls. I had 11 dollars to my name. Justin, our photographer, had a free two topping large pizza per month card and a new location is coming to[Read More…]

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Mercer student studies perceptions of HIV in South Africa during internship

“Go ahead, Thobeka” Mama Maureen said after what seemed like a fifteen-minute stream of no-breath Xhosa. “Go ahead.” She calls me by my given Xhosa name and by her outstretched hand. I stand in what I hope is a nonintrusive manner. “Hi, my name is Nora – or, Thobeka, I guess, but Nora really, by birth – I’m a student[Read More…]

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One the examples of artwork displayed throughout downtown Cape Town.

Public health abroad: Healing the mind through art

When you first consider the field of public health, you probably think about epidemics, vaccinations or media campaigns that warn against tobacco use. You might not consider mental health as a component of public health. Public health seems geared toward limiting disease spread and making sure people are safe in their communities. It is a shame that we do not[Read More…]

AMA event aims to give students entreprenuerial skillets

This year Mercer’s American Marketing Association’s annual AMA Day focused on marketing for entrepreneurs and being prepared to work for yourself. The event was held March 26, and business owners came to talk to the group. Steven McClung, faculty advisor for AMA, said that the event went very well, and he was impressed with the speakers. “Bart Campione, president of[Read More…]

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