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Opinion: A new plan to address textbook prices head-on

Opinion: A new plan to address textbook prices head-on

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

I have concluded that the administration of Mercer University must take steps to reduce the price of textbooks that students are required to purchase for their classes. In particular, the University must institute a price limit on the books and materials that professors make mandatory. 

‘Dating Around’ Review: The Realm of Inclusive Reality TV

Graphic designed by Fuller Tice.

Amina Mohamed

March 27, 2019

Netflix released a new original series called “Dating Around” on Valentine’s Day this year. Personally, I’ve never been into dating shows. I hate the entire premise of “The Bachelor.” Initially, the Netflix original struck me as just as boring and melodramatic as the rest of the popular “r...

New faces and strong chemistry ready to propel Mercer baseball to postseason success

The Mercer baseball team has high hopes for the upcoming 2019 season. It all starts with winning their opening series against Evansville.

Mitch Robinson

February 16, 2019

The weather is warming up and spring is right around the corner, and that means one thing: Mercer baseball is back. The Bears open the season on Feb. 15 against the University of Evansville at OrthoGeorgia Park. Other notable non-conference matchups include home-and-home sets with in-state rivals Georgia Tech,...

Indie-folk duo Penny and Sparrow is coming to Macon

Penny and Sparrow is premiering at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Macon on November 14, 2018. Photo by Jamie Benson.

Conner Cable

November 11, 2018

Indie-folk duo Penny And Sparrow will be in Macon for a show at the Hargray Capitol Theater on Nov. 14th at 8 p.m. The duo is currently on tour in support of their latest album release, 2017’s “Wendigo.” According to their website, Penny And Sparrow started in a college dorm at Texas Universi...

SGA discusses plans to update printing payment system in Tarver Library

SGA discusses new business. Photo by Elizabeth Tammi.

Kylie Brown

November 6, 2018

The Student Government Association (SGA) approved Bear Grants for several student organizations by unanimous consent Oct. 15, including the Aces Up Card Club, Bear it Naturally and the Public Heart Coalition. SGA also provided additional Conference and Lodging funding for the Model Arab League to at...

How does Mercer decide when to cancel classes for inclement weather?

Campus closed on Oct. 10 for Mercer undergraduates but Mercer Law students still attended classes. Photo by Elizabeth Daniels.

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

November 3, 2018

Hurricane Michael swept through Middle Georgia mid-October, prompting closures across the region. Mercer University announced Tuesday, Oct. 9 that undergraduate classes scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10 would be rescheduled, but students at the Walter F. George School of Law a mile away were still expe...

Mercer grows international presence by expanding service programs abroad

Photo by Elizabeth Daniels.

Emily Rose Thorne and Mandi DeLong

November 3, 2018

Mercer University students and graduates have more opportunities to work and volunteer abroad than ever before as the school focuses on growing its international presence. Some previously existing programs have expanded to accommodate more students, while others are opening applications for the first time...

Mercer welcomes its largest and most qualified class of all time (again)

Mercer welcomes its largest and most qualified class of all time (again)

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

September 28, 2018

Mercer University’s freshman class of 2022 follows recent trends in boasting significant growth, impressive diversity statistics and high academic qualifications compared to other regional colleges and universities. Academics Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management Kelly Halloway said t...

How to Volunteer in Macon: Loaves and Fishes

Director of Loaves and Fishes, Judy Sexton. Photo by Aliyah Dorsey.

Aliyah Dorsey

September 28, 2018

Loaves and Fishes is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of services including bag lunches, shower facilities, clothes and a laundromat for the community they serve. The program has been running for 50 years and serves 500 people every week. “(Loaves and Fishes is) the best-ke...

Bear Bites: I Ate All Fifteen Burgers in Macon Burger Week

The Donut Burger at Tommy's Bakery and Cafe is served on two donut buns and topped with bacon, cheese, and a fried egg. Photo by Will Darragh

Will Darragh

September 4, 2018

Macon Burger Week was an event that brought people out to local restaurants by offering specialty burgers for only $5. Fifteen different restaurants participated in the event, so there were 15 different burgers to try. I ate all 15 of the burgers in one week. It was a difficult challenge, but I was...

Local theater opportunities in Macon

Theatre Macon on Cherry Street is hosting auditions for their fall season September 7-8. Photo by Addison Robinson.

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 18, 2018

Macon is home to a handful of community theaters. If you’re interested in taking to the stage, helping out backstage, or maybe just going to see some performances, here are some upcoming local opportunities. Mercer University Theatre: Right here on campus, Mercer’s theater department has big plans for t...

Strawberry’s game winner lifts Bears over Terriers in season finale

Desmond Ringer posts up with the ball against Wofford center Matthew Pegram.

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018

Wofford guard Trevor Stumpe pulled up for the jump shot with 15 seconds to go and drilled it, sinking the hearts of the Mercer faithful. Coach Hoffman called a timeout, attempting to draw up the perfect play to guide his team to victory. “We actually changed the play right before we threw the ball i...

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