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Hay House to host annual Spring Stroll

The Hay House will hold its annual Spring Stroll May 1-3. Tours will be given of historic homes and gardens throughout the event.

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

  The Hay House is set to hold their annual Spring Stroll on May 6-8. The three day event will feature multiple tours, a greenery market and seminars. It will also showcase multiple homes and gardens in Macon. “It’s beneficial for Mercer students to attend because we are part of the Macon...

‘The Boss’ provides touching laughter

Courtesy of Universal Pictures
The Boss is a new movie starring Mellissa McCarthy.

Nick Kirkpatrick, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

"The Boss" offers hilarious, and often touching, comedy. It gives a glimpse into the past as well as the inside life of Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy), a self-made millionaire who became a super-powered tycoon and motivational speaker through relentless work. However, Michelle presents a rath...

Get out and have some fun in Macon this summer

Students lounge around The Plunkett pool before finals week begins.

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

    Within the next few days, many of you will say goodbye to your Mercer friends for the summer. But that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to having fun. If you’re staying in Macon for the break, here are a few activities to check out: May 11 Corks & Canvas If you love wine a...

Robert McDuffie Center for Strings students to perform in Student Chamber Ensemble Concert

Robert McDuffie Center for Strings students to perform in Student Chamber Ensemble Concert

Nick Kirkpatrick, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

The Student Chamber Ensemble Concert, which will take place May 1 at 3:00 p.m., offers Mercer students as well as the surrounding Macon community an opportunity to experience a performance from several of Mercer’s rising musicians. Students from McDuffie Center for Strings will be performing several...

Micah Givens and team invent new technologies

Micah Givens and team invent new technologies

April 28, 2016

Students often feel that what they major in is indicative of what they must do for the rest of their lives. But for one Mercer University senior, discovering his passion after he declared a major only opened up new opportunities. Micah Givens is a 22-year-old computer engineering major at Mercer. In...

Mercer Artists: Seniors share their plans after graduation

Mercer Senior Mattias Palm in a photo after he reflects on plans after graduation in May.

Ireal James, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

As a soon-to-be graduate, Morgan Ingleright will be returning to Mercer University to pursue a master’s degree in organ performance. Ingleright, who majors in organ on the performance track, said she is excited to be moving on to a master’s degree. “I’m really looking forward to bein...

‘Captain America: Civil War’ lives up to Marvel’s track record

‘Captain America: Civil War’ lives up to Marvel’s track record

Brice Vestal, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016

With 12 movies and over nine billion dollars in worldwide gross, the Marvel universe cannot be stopped. It’s been eight years since the first Iron Man film was released to the world. With Marvel’s latest flick around the corner, there’s one question that needs to be asked: does Marvel still have ...

Bear Bites: El Camino

The Bandito and a simple taco make for a full meal at El Camino

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor

April 28, 2016

El Camino, touted as Macon’s first and only authentic taqueria and cantina, is a delightful deviation from the Moonhanger Group’s other popular establishments. The lively, tavern-esque Rookery; the farm-to-table fine-dining Dovetail; and the historic H&H have found their formidable fourth....

Mercer student takes Thailand

Rebecca Dickinson, a senior at Mercer, plans to go to Thailand after graduation.

Abbey Reddig, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016

Immediately after graduating from college, it seems to be the common trend to go directly to graduate school or settle down and get an “adult job.” This is not the case for everyone, including soon-to-be Mercer University graduate Rebecca Dickinson. Dickinson is putting her law school dreams o...

SGA struggles to reflect student body’s diversity

SGA has plans for the year ahead. Photo by Jenna Eason.

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

April 28, 2016

Simeon Cullens is a rising junior at Mercer University. He’s black. He’s a member of a fraternity. He will be a Senator at Large in the fall, and if freshmen don’t elect more diverse class officers next semester, he will be the only black senator in the Student Government Association. In a ...

Mercer and SGA select professor of the year

Dr. David Nelson, Mathematics professor,  received the 2016

Ireal James, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016

Mercer University’s Student Government Association and members of the student body selected professor of mathematics David Nelson as the 2016 Professor of the Year. Nelson, who has been teaching for 25 years, said he was surprised to receive the award.   “It feels good,” he said.     Thou...

Students discuss plans for dead day

Sekhar Tummala, a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major at Mercer will be using his Dead to study and work out in the gym

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016

Nearing the end of the semester, students are furiously planning out how long they’re going to be studying for their o-chem final or calculating what grade they need to get on their Spanish projects to finally bring that semester-long F to at least a D. No, what many Mercer Bears are looking forwar...

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