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Ebola: Fear for the lives of those who actually have to face it

Ebola: Fear for the lives of those who actually have to face it

Taelor Rye

October 20, 2014

Ebola is a pretty hot topic right now. It’s deadly, it’s fairly recent, and it’s scary. Honestly, however, it is also a non-factor for most Americans. With only three people in America having been diagnosed with Ebola at this point, many of the corresponding freakouts from people within the United...

"Once Upon a Time" returns with "Frozen" twist

"Once Upon a Time" returns with "Frozen" twist

Taelor Rye

October 2, 2014

When ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” premiered in 2011, it was an instant hit. With ABC’s gradual decline over the past few years, “Once” was poised to become the network’s new “Lost,” an interesting comparison considering that the creators of "Once" were executive producers on the show that...

Tift College holds documentary viewing

Tift College holds documentary viewing

Taelor Rye

September 26, 2014

On Sept. 12, Mercer University’s Tift College of Education provided a screening of the documentary “Race to Nowhere,” which Associate Professor of Education and Chair of Teacher Education Kelly Reffitt introduced as a film that “challenges our current thinking about how we educate our children.” The...

Subscription services save students time and money

Subscription services save students time and money

Taelor Rye

September 13, 2014

As college students, we generally seek out the best deals that we can get on products that we regularly buy: snack food, grooming supplies and clothing, for example. Traditional purchase patterns require that we go to the supermarket or mall to pick up these items, but our busy schedules can sometimes...

College Street roundabout impacts community

Students from Alexander II Magnet School watched the grand opening of the roundabout.

Taelor Rye

August 22, 2014

Several long months of road work on and around College Street culminated in the opening of the College Street and Oglethorpe Street roundabout, the first ever in Macon, allowing traffic once again to flow - more smoothly than before, for most. When construction on College and Oglethorpe streets began in the semester, students and community members alike found that they had to take alternate paths to reach their...

Mercer students respond to Ferguson

Mercer students respond to Ferguson

Taelor Rye

August 17, 2014

On Sunday, Aug. 17, Mercer University students gathered at Jesse Mercer Plaza to commemorate the life of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American shot by Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Mo. police department. While details of the shooting have been largely withheld by the Ferguson poli...

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