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‘Blowing out a flame’: the danger of burnout on college campuses

Mercer students study in Tarver Library’s 24 hour study floor.

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer

September 30, 2020

Burnout. We've all been there. Students are well accustomed to the “rise and grind” culture of college, but the need for some individuals to reach perfection or continue working through sustained stress in today’s world has created an even bigger emphasis on a term we hear so frequently. 

Here’s how Mercer revised Homecoming plans due to COVID-19

Mercer runs out to face East Tennessee for their homecoming game during the 2018 season.

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

September 30, 2020

When the Southern Conference canceled all fall conference sports competitions Aug. 13, including the Homecoming game, Mercer had to choose a new date and an out-of-conference opponent, according to Jill Kinsella, associate vice president for the Office of Alumni Services and executive director of the Alumni Association.

Why Mercer’s esports team is one of the most interesting club sports

Mercer Esports Captain John Bonner plays Destiny 2 with his clanmates Sunday, Nov. 20.

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

September 23, 2020

Mercer’s club level esports team is still participating in normal tryouts and matchups this year. The team plays a variety of video games competitively against other schools, creating their own schedule and choosing what games they play. All competition can be conducted online through the use of chat servers and custom lobbies. 

BREAKING: Mercer announces 36 new COVID-19 cases

BREAKING: Mercer announces 36 new COVID-19 cases

Lars Lonnroth and Emily Rose Thorne

September 18, 2020

Mercer University announced 36 new cases of COVID-19 between the Macon and Atlanta campuses in its weekly testing summary posted Friday.

Students demonstrate against racism, police brutality in on-campus march

Derrick Buie attends the Equal Justice March and Vigil on Sept. 4 at Mercer University.

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor

September 8, 2020

Approximately 400 Mercer students, faculty and staff marched through campus Sept. 4 protesting racism and police brutality in Mercer’s first Equal Justice March and Vigil. Afterwards, over 100 demonstrators gathered in Willingham Hall for a rally and vigil where protest organizers read the names of Black people killed in high-profile instances of police brutality and racism in efforts to raise greater awareness of racism in America.

BREAKING: Mercer University student shot while driving to campus

Mercer Police is located on the edge of campus on Winship Street. Archived photo by Jenna Eason.

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

August 28, 2020

A Mercer University student was shot while driving back to the Macon campus with two passengers Thursday night.

BREAKING: 103 students, 15 staff test positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: 103 students, 15 staff test positive for COVID-19

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor

August 21, 2020

The Mercer University administration announced Friday that 103 students across Mercer’s four campuses tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mercer Artist: Sanaa Yusuf creates masks to benefit the homeless community

Sanaa Yusuf wears one of their masks.

Chance Allen, Lead Arts & Culture Writer

August 21, 2020

Yusuf got started making masks when they came to the realization that many homeless communities would be negatively affected by the pandemic.

BREAKING: Mercer fall athletics delayed by Southern Conference decision

BREAKING: Mercer fall athletics delayed by Southern Conference decision

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

August 13, 2020

The Southern Conference canceled all fall conference sports competitions Thursday, according to a press release by Mercer University.

BREAKING: Thirty-five Mercer students test positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Thirty-five Mercer students test positive for COVID-19

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

August 5, 2020

Mercer University has announced that 35 students have tested positive for COVID-19, including 29 student-athletes.

OPINION: Mercer has good reasons to reopen this fall

OPINION: Mercer has good reasons to reopen this fall

Savannah Smith, Contributing Writer

July 31, 2020

As Mercer students, we are united by a similar experience. After spending our junior and senior years of high school combing through college websites and going on campus tours, we all committed to Mercer University. Our decisions to matriculate here primarily represent a transaction: 120 hours of classes in exchange for a degree. However, we are not solely bound together by the pursuit of a degree. We chose Mercer because we believed in the experience it provides. 

Out-of-state students report mixed feelings about returning to Macon during pandemic

Only about 13% of Mercer undergraduates hail from outside of Georgia.

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

July 26, 2020

The fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year is rapidly approaching, and Mercer University students are preparing to return to campus. Some students’ trips, however, will be a bit longer than others’.

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