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Tennis player Sam Philp doesn’t plan on slowing down now that he’s a nationally ranked player

Sam Philp plays on the Mercer tennis team and says he is hoping for a championship ring this season.

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

February 6, 2018

Sam Philp was just named Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week after Mercer’s wins against Georgia Southern and Alabama State Jan. 23 and 26. The senior from Great Britain has been riding a wave of confidence ever since he became the first player in Mercer tennis history to be n...

Carl Fambro: The man behind 25 years of Francar’s wings

Summer Perritt, News Editor

February 6, 2018

Francar’s Restaurant in Mercer Village has been a staple in the Mercer Community for years, but not many students know the man behind the popular wingstop. Carl Fambro started the business over 25 years ago. Growing up in Macon his whole life, Fambro attended Central High School before going to Me...

Bears edge out Mocs 74-71 in overtime thriller

Stephon Jelks goes up for the basket.

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018

The Mercer Men’s basketball team (9-9, 2-3) entered its match up with the Chattanooga Mocs (6-13, 0-6) riding a wave of momentum coming off its 31-point difference thrashing of rival Samford just two days prior. In that game against Samford, the bears had secured a much needed conference win to...

How this Mercer soccer player overcomes diabetes

Mercer's Ally Fordham (21) and Emma Chandlee (3) celebrate after Fordham scored the first goal in the first 45 seconds of their soccer game against the Citadel at Mercer on Wednesday, October 25.

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2017

Prick. Test. Zip. Ally Fordham is ready to play a soccer game. Fordham plays for the Mercer University’s women’s soccer team, and she has Type I diabetes. “It was a bit of a shocker when it came to me,” Fordham said about when she first found out she was a diabetic. “Once I kind of got a gras...

Mercer Patienthood Internship Program offers medical students a unique experience from the patient’s viewpoint

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

While the idea for the program arose in fall of 2015, the Patienthood Internship Program was not founded until last year, and the program currently has 15 undergraduate pre-medical, pre-physician assistant and pre-nursing students enrolled. The program is meant to give undergraduate pre-medical students ...

Homecoming, senior day highlight big game versus Samford

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

After a week of rest Mercer Football will be back on the field in a crucial battle against #8/9 Samford this Saturday. The Bears had the benefit of a bye week to address nicks and bruises and eye the ball game with new life after Samford fell to 3-2 in conference play after a loss to Chattanooga at ...

Get spooky with this Skeleton makeup How-to

October 31, 2017

Have you been procrastinating on finding a costume for tonight? Have no fear -- we'll have you spooky in no time.   Products (in order of use): Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation Dewy and Smooth in shade 315 Soft Honey Maybelline Fit Me! Pressed Powder in shade 245 Medium Beige L’Oreal Brow St...

Seven points or less unlucky for Mercer

Seven points or less unlucky for Mercer

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017

Mercer football’s loss last Saturday, as many do, came on the final possession of the game. ETSU’s Austin Herink threw the game winning touchdown 25 yards on the Bucs first possession during  overtime. The loss had an eerily familiar feel as it was Mercer’s second time leading by 10 points or mo...

“Legion of Chaos’” turnover focus pays off against Auburn

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017

Every Sunday, the Mercer Bears defense goes through a “turnover circuit.” It’s a drill where the defense works on takeaways and what happens afterwards. The drill translated well to the field last Saturday when the Bears forced five turnovers against the #15 ranked Auburn Tigers. The Bears lost 2...

Strawberry looks to win in his last year on the Mercer men’s basketball team

Jenna Eason, Editor in Chief

September 1, 2017

From the time he was 6 years old, Jordan Strawberry played basketball. Now, he’s a senior at Mercer and looking to graduate with a degree in criminal justice. “Everybody in my family—like my cousins, my uncles, my brother—they all played basketball, so I kind of just fell in love with the sport and just continued playing,” Strawberry said.

How to get your waves on swim

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017

Waves are a commitment, but after you acquire the results you want, you will fall in love with the process. Waves are professional and aesthetically pleasing, so anyone interested should definitely become a part of the “Swim Team.” Tryouts are coming soon.

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