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Film Review: A Quiet Place

Film Review: A Quiet Place

Lisa Meskimen, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

In a scary movie, nothing is more unnerving than the stretch of silence before the murderer emerges from the dark. In the drama, thriller film “A Quiet Place,” out in theaters now, perpetual silence is necessary to survive—an accidental noise could cost you your life. John Krasinski and Em...

Opinion: Stores closing in Macon affects the community

The deli section of a Kroger.

Suzanna Arul, Contributing Writer

May 2, 2018

On March 26, the Kroger on Pio Nono Avenue announced its closing due to profit loss. The store opened its doors in August 1994 and officially closed on April 20.  For many Mercer students, this means now going a little farther to get the groceries a meal plan doesn’t cover, but what does this closi...

How to help a friend who’s just had a mental breakdown

Rahna Beak, Hanna Warren, and Elizabeth Kim embrace each other on a warm, sunny day.

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018

Maybe all your finals are open-note. Maybe your parents just randomly sent you shopping money. Maybe you’re an underclassman and have a place to live on campus. But, maybe you have a friend that’s not as blessed and highly favored. In college, you’ll meet people that are doing financially, aca...

Mercer club educates many about sex trafficking

The members of Traffick Jam, (from left to right) Alex Moreley, Elise Colquitt, Hannah Warren, Bradleigh Pierce, (in back) Tianna Ross and Jadon Murad.

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018

Traffick Jam, originally a requirement of the Community Service Learning class, is a program that advocates for the end of sex trafficking and educates others on the issue.   The organization was formed after several students from the course wanted to continue their efforts to end sex traffickin...

How to transition from college to the real world

How to transition from college to the real world

Adelia Henderson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018

The semester is almost over, finals are days away and your college career is ending. Graduation time is a crazy mix of emotions, including fear and uncertainty. How does one leave the campus they’ve grown used to for years and enter the “real” world? Regardless if you have landed a job or not, ...

Cigarette mishap results in small fire

A MERPO officer extinguishes a fire outside Legacy.

Rachel McBride, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018

A smoldering cigarette butt could have potentially caused a residence hall fire on Easter Sunday. Several Legacy Hall residents smelled smoke that turned out to be a burning flower bed behind their building. Mercer Police contained and extinguished the fire Freshman Daniel Lentz was on his way to e...

Movie Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is more than just a coming of age story

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2018

Based off the book “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” “Love, Simon” is a movie for all audiences. There is an emotional journey present in which anyone can find something to relate to. There is an adorable little sister, a solid ensemble of friends and a nuclear family living in a pretty...

Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

6lack perfoms at Bearstock 2018.

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

April 24, 2018

Mercer students and Macon community members had varied reactions to the issues that arose during this year’s Bearstock, such as the cancellation of the outdoor portion. The daytime concert, which is free and open to the public, was previously scheduled for April 7 in Tattnall Square Park from 1 to...

How to recover from a mental breakdown

A college student in distress.

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018

There are two types of people on a college campus: people that have cried themselves to sleep, punched a wall, ripped a pillow, slept through all their classes for the day and then there are weird people. It’s the end of the semester. We have to worry about grades, housing, applying to grad school, filing taxes, figuring out what we’re gonna do once we graduate. Who in their right mind hasn’t ...

Bear Bites: Ricky’s Tacos

Ricky's offers several taco options, such as carne asada and chorizo.

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018

Food, at the end of the day, does not depend on ornaments and circumstance to make it great. Sometimes, the best food is that which is unpretentious, tasty and affordable. Ricky’s Tacos is a reminder of that. Ricky’s Tacos,which consists of a couple of small buildings and two picnic tables located on 3717 M...

Book Review: ‘The Underground Railroad’ is underwhelming

Colson Whitehead signs a copy of his book.

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018

The Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the year is seemingly lacking luster. Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad” disregards the title of the book for most of the plot, as well as creating immense confusion with vast plot holes between chapters. “The Underground Railroad” detail...

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