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Engineering students blow up Clavin 2 balloon, which sailed 19 above the atmosphere.

Bear balloon group soars 19 miles into atmosphere

  It was a cold January morning when a group of Bears went where no Bears had been before, making affordable access to the high atmosphere for Mercer research a possibility. James McNichols, Spencer Penley and Natasha Finnegan, a group of juniors in Mercer’s engineering program, built and successfully launched a high-altitude balloon that rose 19 miles in the Earth’s[Read More…]

by Feb 26 0 comments Campus, City, News
Bear Forum (photo taken by Sarah Pounds)

Bear Forum: a place to voice your concerns

The event was pitched as a place to “voice your concerns” on the organization’s Facebook page, but there weren’t many issues raised at Bear Forum because there were only three students there that aren’t on SGA. “We were expecting 60,” said Senator Min Oh, the chairwoman of Public Relations and Elections. In the forum, SGA gave a breakdown of committee reports,[Read More…]

Interactive map from FindTheBest shows the smartest counties in Georgia.

How smart is your Georgia county?

Looks like Oconee County is filled with smarty pants. Oconee County earned first place with the highest percentage of people over 25 years with a graduate degree (22.06 percent), according to FindTheBest‘s map showing the most educated counties in Georgia. As mentioned in today’s “Five Things,” The online research website analyzed the percentage of the population over 25 years who have a[Read More…]

by Feb 23 0 comments City, News
Lady Gaga stuns the Oscars with her "Sound of Music" medley.

5 things: Lady Gaga stuns Oscars crowd, map of most educated Georgia counties, Bear Forum and more

Wait, Lady Gaga can sing? The answer is a resounding YES. At the Oscars 2015, the pop star showed off her classically trained voice when she sang four tracks from the film and musical “The Sound of Music.” As soon as Gaga finished the medley, she earned a standing ovation from the crowd even from none other than Julie Andrews[Read More…]

Staff writers Nick Wooten and Justin Baxley take a step in front of the camera to show you delicious dining options in Macon. // Video produced by Jave Boyboy

Bear Bites Episode 1: Smok’n Pig B-B-Q

SGA president Joey Wozniak and vice president Victoria Conley // Photo taken by Jessica Montgomery

So you want to be SGA President

You may be wondering about how to make an impact on campus. You might want to be the next Wozniak. You might want to rule the world, and think that Mercer’s campus is a good place to start. In any case, you’re in luck. The Student Government Association Presidential Elections Qualifications will be held March 18, and they are open[Read More…]