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Don't be a bystander: Campus rape culture

Amanda Barrentine

October 20, 2014

Rape. It’s a word that too many people today use lightly, and usually as the butt of a joke. “Man, I just got raped by that test.” or “You should take it as a compliment. It means somebody likes you.” Except it’s not a compliment. It’s a violation. Its very meaning is “to take, or to...

Hummingbird "goofs" on Clean Air Campaign

Hummingbird "goofs" on Clean Air Campaign

Amanda Barrentine

September 27, 2014

Last month, the Hummingbird Stage & Taproom announced it would adopt a Clean Air Campaign, banning smoking inside the bar.  Seventeen days later, The Bird posted on Facebook, "While trending data in broader markets show that non-smoking policies are probably a good idea in health and business, ...

First Week Freshman Athlete

First Week Freshman Athlete

Amanda Barrentine

August 27, 2014

The campus came alive this week with the start of classes as well as the largest freshman class that Mercer University has seen so far. Several of those freshmen are the newest recruits to Mercer Athletics, and for volleyball player Morgan MacGilvary, it was her first week here at Mercer. Originally...

Ten things to know about Alex Avant

Ten things to know about Alex Avant

Amanda Barrentine

August 27, 2014

It's been almost a year since Alex Avant made Mercer University history with his SportsCenter Top 10 and ESPNU #Great8 Play of the Week interception in the game against Drake University. Since then, Mercer has faced Duke in basketball and moved to the Southern Conference. So what is Avant doing now? A...

Lofts Phase IV now underway

Lofts Phase IV now underway

Amanda Barrentine

August 22, 2014

Summer--the time for holding BBQs, lounging by the pool, and vacationing - but not for College Hill Alliance. While most Mercer University students were off for summer break, progress was made on both Phase III and Phase IV of the Lofts project. The Lofts are residential developments created by the Co...

Tattnall Square Park inducted into the "ivies" of public parks

Tattnall Square Park inducted into the "ivies" of public parks

Amanda Barrentine

August 16, 2014

One of the oldest city parks in America, Tattnall Square Park, was named one of the twelve Frontline Parks this summer by the City Parks Alliance. This title is awarded once every month to a park that exemplifies innovation, urban park excellence and stewardship. The Frontline Park program was created to fi...

Minor league hockey returns to Macon

Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert shows off a Macon Mayhem jersey at the formal introduction of the new team Tuesday in Macon. The team comes from Augusta where they were the Riverhawks.

Amanda Barrentine

August 12, 2014

In a unanimous decision by the Macon-Bibb Commission, minor league hockey is on its way back to Macon. Former team Augusta Riverhawks, of Augusta, now renamed Macon Mayhem, recently moved to Macon and will be playing at the Macon Centreplex. Bob Kerzner, co-owner of the team with his wife Dianne ...

What you missed this summer

What you missed this summer

Amanda Barrentine

August 12, 2014

  TARDIS Library Is Installed -- Funded by a grant from the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, free “Little Libraries” are placed in various locations around Macon. One such library is located on the corner of College Street and Georgia Avenue and is in the shape of the TARDIS from BBC’s “...

After years of work, Friends of Tattnall Square Park finishes improvements

After years of work, Friends of Tattnall Square Park finishes improvements

Amanda Barrentine

April 4, 2014

Friends of Tattnall Square Park has been working for over two years to restore the historic park that is just across the road from Mercer University’s Macon campus. Though treasurer Jennifer Look says that their work is always ongoing, for the first time in almost a hundred years, the park’s infrastructure...

Fun promised for all in Cherry Blossom Capital of the World

Cherry Blossom festival.

Amanda Barrentine

April 4, 2014

The first day of spring this year was welcomed by the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World with a namesake festival: the International Cherry Blossom Festival. With attractions ranging from food trucks to a petting zoo, Macon residents showed up both in the sun and in the rain to enjoy the traditional fe...

Well, bust my buttons

Well, bust my buttons

Amanda Barrentine

April 4, 2014

This past weekend, hundreds of vendors were lined up on Mulberry Street, hoping to sell their wares to festival-goers. One such vendor was Pamela Welty and her husband David, who were selling antique button jewelry. Welty said she got into button-collecting through her great aunt Victoria, who had “an...

Bear Essentials: Resume tips

Amanda Barrentine

April 4, 2014

College is all about getting the experience that one needs later in life - which is why, if you have not started a resume, you are probably way behind. “What is a resume?” some (hopefully nobody) will ask. A resume is a list of achievements arranged in a specific order so that potential employers...

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