Other News

New Chapter for Mercer Maniacs

New Chapter for Mercer Maniacs

The Southern Conference is not the only exciting thing that is happening on Mercer’s campus this season. The Mercer Maniacs are also beginning a new division by allowing girls to “paint up” during sporting events. A new Mercer Maniac, Victoria Rexhausen, said, “I think it adds to the atmosphere, and I feel like now that some girls have gone ahead[Read More...]

by Sep 13 0 comments Campus, News, Sports
Subscription services save students time and money

Subscription services save students time and money

As college students, we generally seek out the best deals that we can get on products that we regularly buy: snack food, grooming supplies and clothing, for example. Traditional purchase patterns require that we go to the supermarket or mall to pick up these items, but our busy schedules can sometimes hinder us from allotting enough time to make these[Read More...]

Comparing killings in Macon and Ferguson

Comparing killings in Macon and Ferguson

  Ferguson, Missouri and Macon, Georgia have both seen killings by white police officers of large, unarmed black men apparently acting erratically and, to varying degrees, threateningly.  Some responses to the killing in Jefferson of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, both by looting protesters and militaristic police, were outlandish.  But whether the grand jury will ultimately indict Ferguson police officer[Read More...]

by Sep 12 1 comment News
Democrats should be worried

Democrats should be worried

Democrats should be worried; their Senate control is standing on thin ice that is beginning to crack. Currently, the Democrats have 55 seats (including two independents), and the Republicans have 45. To gain control, Republicans will need to pick up six seats. This is to avoid a tie, which would be broken by Vice President Joseph Biden (D-Del.). Due to[Read More...]

Sorority life: Post-grad

Sorority life: Post-grad

I will be the first to admit that I did not truly appreciate being a sorority member my freshman year. It was fun and all, but toward the end of my freshman year – when I would leave Mercer – I was disillusioned. It is the same as any family unit; there will be times when you are done with[Read More...]

Experience versus memory: In defense of memory

Experience versus memory: In defense of memory

When I was growing up, my mother always had a camera on her to take pictures. She took pictures of my first Christmas, my first steps, my first words, the first time I read a book by myself and my first, second, third and 100th day at school. She took pictures of birthday parties, weddings, celebrations, funerals, graduations and just[Read More...]