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Lemongrass supplies Thai food with a twist

Taylor Smith

April 4, 2014

If you are looking for great Thai food with a great atmosphere, look no further than Lemongrass Thai Bistro in downtown Macon. Located at 442 Cherry St., Lemongrass offers a variety of options, including traditional Thai food with a modern twist, both everyday and unusual types of sushi, and handmade...

Mercer Artist: visual artist, Monique Demers

Taylor Smith

April 4, 2014

It’s a rarity to find an artist who also spends their days helping design life-changing devices as a biomedical engineer. Yet that is exactly how third-year biomedical engineering student and art minor Monique Demers spends her time. Demers, who came to Mercer from Barre, Vt., is a rare type of student....

‘Combustible/Burn’ tells the story of Mercer’s integration

Taylor Smith

March 6, 2014

This past Friday, the Grand Opera House in downtown Macon played host to “Combustible/Burn,” a play documenting the story of desegregation at Mercer University. Originally written by Page Morton Hunter professor of English Dr. Andrew Silver in 2002, the play was brought back as part of the yearlong...

A machine for new limbs

Taylor Smith

February 20, 2014

A new machine is arriving Mercer’s School of Engineering this week - one that will play an important role in more than just education. Called a Material Testing System, an MTS is a machine that allows engineers to test many of the structural properties of different materials. Examples of these properties...

Loaves & Fishes Ministry fundraises for the homeless

Taylor Smith

February 20, 2014

The second Saturday of February saw the highlighting of an important issue in the Macon community—homelessness. According to Maconrescuemission.com, experts estimate there are over 500 homeless people in the Macon-Bibb County, many of which suffer from addictions. Local community members belonging to ...

Organization Spotlight: Common Ground

Taylor Smith

February 9, 2014

Mercer University has a long-standing reputation of being a community of respect and acceptance. Students at Mercer are encouraged to be themselves without fear of judgment or backlash. One organization in which Mercer students can be open about who they are is Common Ground, Mercer’s on-campus gay-straight alliance ...

Sam Oni featured as keynote speaker at Beloved Community Symposium

Taylor Smith

February 6, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “the most segregated hour of the week in our communities was 11:00 a.m. on Sundays.” According to Dr. John Dunaway, Professor of French and Interdisciplinary Studies, “this fact has not changed much over the last 46 years.” In an effort to fight this form...

Mercer needs more Bear Bucks machines

Taylor Smith

February 6, 2014

This weekend I, like many students, had laundry to do. And once again, I was faced with the issue of not having enough money on my Bear Card. As most on-campus students will know, the laundry machines take either quarters or Bear Bucks, but nothing else. But I am not writing this opinions article to...

Plans being drawn up for new Mercer buildings

Elizabeth Tate / Cluster Staff

Taylor Smith

January 22, 2014

Change is happening at Mercer University, and school administration and faculty have taken notice. Since the 1997-1998 school year, the number of biology and chemistry credit hours taken by Mercer students each year has increased by nearly 100 percent, growing from 4,745 in ’97-’98 to over 9,000 this school year. This dramatic increase in the number of students enro...

SeeClickFix app lets users report problems in Macon

Taylor Smith

September 12, 2013

Have you ever traveled around Macon, seen something in need of service or repair and wondered if you were the only one wishing someone would come and fix it? Thanks to the designers of the app SeeClickFix, reporting non-emergency issues in your local neighborhood is more simple. SeeClickFix is an app that allo...

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