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Mercer professor loses battle with breast cancer

Mercer professor loses battle with breast cancer

Rylee Kirk, Advertising Manager and Lead Writer

August 14, 2018


Filed under News

Mercer University Professor of English, 2018 Guggenheim Fellow and Macon-based poet Anya Silver passed away this month from inflammatory breast cancer, according to Georgia Public Broadcasting. Silver’s academia included topics related to Victorian British literature, women’s literature, poetry a...

What You Missed in Macon this Summer

What You Missed in Macon this Summer

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

August 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Showcase, State

The Macon Bacon played (and won) their first home game The new collegiate summer baseball team -- which includes Mercer University students Brandon Michie, Ben Brock, Sean McDermott and Alex Crotty -- played their first home game at the sold-out, recently renovated Luther Williams Field in June. They de...

A Need to Know Basis: Immigration

A Need to Know Basis: Immigration

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

August 14, 2018


Filed under News, State

The crisis at the United States border has dominated national news for months, but there is still confusion about the fate of separated families and what this means for immigration policy as a whole. Here’s a breakdown of what’s true, false and in between.   The government has been reuniting families. ...

Mercer commencement moved to Five Star Stadium for 2019

Mercer commencement moved to Five Star Stadium for 2019

Rylee Kirk, Advertising Manager and Lead Writer

August 13, 2018


Filed under News

Mercer University will relocate undergraduate commencement ceremonies from Hawkins Arena to Five Star Stadium this year due to increased class size. Instead of the usual starting time of Saturday at 3:30 p.m., commencement will now take place at 8:15 a.m. Monday, May 13. “For several years n...

Mercer alumnus startup to replace Jittery Joe’s as Mercer Village’s cultural hub

Mercer alumnus startup to replace Jittery Joe’s as Mercer Village’s cultural hub

Marianna Bacallao

August 12, 2018


Filed under Business, City, News

Jittery Joe’s in Mercer Village announced it would be closing its doors July 29. The coffee shop will reopen in at the end of August as Z Beans Coffee, under the management of recent Mercer graduate Shane Buerster. “The employees with Jittery Joe’s have all been offered jobs with Z Beans,” Buers...

Mercer club educates many about sex trafficking

Mercer club educates many about sex trafficking

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Organization Spotlight

Traffick Jam, originally a requirement of the Community Service Learning class, is a program that advocates for the end of sex trafficking and educates others on the issue.   The organization was formed after several students from the course wanted to continue their efforts to end sex traffickin...

Cigarette mishap results in small fire

Cigarette mishap results in small fire

Rachel McBride, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A smoldering cigarette butt could have potentially caused a residence hall fire on Easter Sunday. Several Legacy Hall residents smelled smoke that turned out to be a burning flower bed behind their building. Mercer Police contained and extinguished the fire Freshman Daniel Lentz was on his way to e...

Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Showcase

Mercer students and Macon community members had varied reactions to the issues that arose during this year’s Bearstock, such as the cancellation of the outdoor portion. The daytime concert, which is free and open to the public, was previously scheduled for April 7 in Tattnall Square Park from 1 to...

Mentalist brings mind games to campus

Mentalist brings mind games to campus

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Galleries, News

Multiple gunshots fired near campus late last night

Multiple gunshots fired near campus late last night

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


Filed under News

Gunshots were fired at 1:45 a.m. last night near Adams Winship apartments.   Several students reported the incident to Mercer police, but did not receive an answer from campus police regarding the nature of the disturbance. Sophomore Justin Bloodworth said he heard somewhere from six to eight gunshots tota...

GoFundMe for Campus Cat Chrissy

GoFundMe for Campus Cat Chrissy

Julianna Tollett, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Mercerians may have spotted a particularly friendly cat walking around campus recently. He is an orange tabby and his name is Chrissy. The cat, who is a couple of months old, loves to roam around the Greek side of campus and is particularly fond of the Phi Mu house. Originally thought to be a female, Chrissy...

Mprov Comedy club aiming to create safe space to have fun

Mprov Comedy club aiming to create safe space to have fun

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under News, Organization Spotlight

Devon Raffield and Dakota Johnson—both Junior engineering students—founded an improv comedy club on campus with one goal in mind: to have fun. “(The club is) supposed to be a place for anyone to be silly,” Raffield said. Improvisational comedy is a style of comedy where there is no script. The performer...

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