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The Final Countdown: Mercer v. FGCU

Patrick Hobbs

March 9, 2014

Mercer and Florida Gulf Coast Uuniversity meet on the Eagles’ home turf Sunday in a basketball game determining the champion of the Atlantic Sun Conference. Possibly more important to both schools: the champion team of A-Sun gets an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament. The Bears have a feeling of deja-...

The Walking Dead: Where is Terminus?

Patrick Hobbs

February 20, 2014

The fourth midseason finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” left fans asking “So...What now?” Season four returned to using walkers as a force of nature, unlike seasons two and three, which featured humans using walkers as tools and bioweapons. Many fans pointed out that walkers had become a mere...

Boots and Kats at The Bird

Patrick Hobbs / Cluster Staff

Patrick Hobbs

January 22, 2014

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'Ender's Game' release tops the box office

Patrick Hobbs

November 9, 2013

“Ender’s Game” premiered Halloween day, raking in $9.9 million by Friday and closed the weekend with $28 million. The film cost $110 million to make and analysts predict that the film will make a profit. The movie, starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford, pushed “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” to s...

Volleyball continues to struggle in conference play

Patrick Hobbs

November 9, 2013

The Mercer volleyball team hosted the Northern Kentucky University Norse (NKU) in Hawkins Arena Friday night. The NKU game coincided with Mercer’s senior night which celebrated the Mercer volleyball careers of No. 9 Zoe Becton, No. 4 Carly Iannarino, No. 14 Lizzie Knapper and No. 13 Emily Rochefort. Mercer...

Volleyball falls to Kennesaw in a heartbreaker

Volleyball falls to Kennesaw in a heartbreaker

Patrick Hobbs

October 25, 2013

The Mercer volleyball team hosted their instate rival, the Kennesaw State Owls, in Hawkins Arena on Saturday.  Mercer played valiantly, but fell to the Owls late in the match. The loss marked the second five-set match of the season, but ended in a disappointing loss for the Bears. The game is the 10th-...

Science fiction thriller awes audiences in IMAX 3-D

Patrick Hobbs

October 13, 2013

“Gravity” hit theaters last weekend, raking in $55.6 million, the largest ever haul for an October-opening-weekend release. The movie, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, easily bested competitors “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” and “Runner Runner.” Astronauts Matt Kowalski...

Pops orchestra to make Macon debut

Macon Pops

Patrick Hobbs

October 13, 2013

Macon Pops, Macon’s first pops orchestra, will debut Oct. 26 at Macon City Auditorium. The concert will mark the first of a three-concert series. Grammy-nominated percussionist Steve Moretti and Grammy-winning arranger Matt Catingub announced their plans to start Macon Pops during a press conference in August. ...

Volleyball struggles in conference

Mercer Athletics

Patrick Hobbs

October 13, 2013

The Mercer volleyball team competed in four Atlantic Sun Conference games over the past two weeks. Stetson University beat the Mercer volleyball team Sept. 27 3-1 (25-22, 18-25, 25-12, 25-20) at the Edmunds Center in DeLand, Fla. The loss caused the Bears to drop to 0-3 in conference, while Stetson remain...

"Cornetto Trilogy" concludes with successful galactic adventure

Patrick Hobbs

August 28, 2013

“The World’s End” is the third and final installment in the “Cornetto Trilogy” produced and directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. For those of you who do not know, the “Cornetto Trilogy,” also known as the “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy,”...

Women's Basketball helps in Ghana

Photo courtesy Burgess Brown

Patrick Hobbs

August 28, 2013

An NCAA rule allows university athletic teams to take 10 extra days of practice should they take a foreign tour. “In all honesty I was being selfish; I wanted ten extra practice days this summer,” said women’s basketball head coach, Susie Gardner. “When we got to Ghana, I realized this is so much bigg...

Student Health: CAPS is here to help

Student Health: CAPS is here to help

Patrick Hobbs

August 28, 2013

I’m stressed. Odds are, you’re stressed too. College is the first time many of us leave our homes for an extended period of time. We leave behind friends, family and significant others. Move-in day barely ends before the new students dive headfirst into classes and possibly one-too-many extracurricular...

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