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Here’s what you missed in Macon this summer

Here’s what you missed in Macon this summer

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief

August 15, 2019

This summer, Macon joined several nationwide movements and welcomed a new business on Pio Nono Avenue. Here's what you missed while you were away.

Mercer announces new beer garden

Mercer announces new beer garden

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2019

Mercer University Athletics will be partnering with the Macon Beer Company to host a “bear” garden during football games. The garden will be located on Black Field, next to Five Star Stadium. 

Student government gears up for the year ahead

Student government gears up for the year ahead

Elizabeth Tammi, News Editor

August 14, 2019

Vice President Michaela Jones and President Adam Penland of the Student Government Association (SGA) plan to strengthen mental health services and improve communication between the student body and SGA.

New for iPhone and Apple Watch: The Bear Card

New for iPhone and Apple Watch: The Bear Card

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

August 14, 2019

Students and faculty at Mercer University can ditch their plastic IDs, known as Bear Cards, for a digital version this year — if they have an Apple device, that is.

New campus-wide renovations to prepare for the 2019-20 year

New campus-wide renovations to prepare for the 2019-20 year

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

August 14, 2019

Every summer, Mercer University budgets for new renovations while most students are off campus.  “You have to think about how you renew your campus and make your investments wisely,” said James Netherton, the executive vice president for administration and finance.  After looking into what...

Mercer class helps organize Take Back the Night march to support domestic violence survivors

Mercer class helps organize Take Back the Night march to support domestic violence survivors

Ian Henshaw, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2019

Mercer students combined efforts with the Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia to host a march in support of domestic violence survivors in Macon.

Mercer freshman establishes new service club to help local students with learning differences

Mercer freshman establishes new service club to help local students with learning differences

Zaira Khan, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2019

A new service organization, The Buddy Bunch, is coming to Mercer’s campus with a goal to serve local students with developmental disabilities.

SGA begins planning for next semester

SGA begins planning for next semester

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

April 23, 2019

Adam Penland and Michaela Jones want to make mental health, dining options and parking improvements priorities on campus.

Penland and Jones elected SGA president and vice president

Penland and Jones elected SGA president and vice president

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2019

Student Government Association (SGA) announced March 27 that Adam Penland will serve as SGA president for a second term. Junior Michaela Jones was elected vice president. “I ran again because there is still more to be done,” Penland said. “I have a unique opportunity since I am a junior to co...

Novice division of Mercer debate team places first in national competition

Novice division of Mercer debate team places first in national competition

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2019

The Mercer University debate team had a strong showing at The National Parliamentary Debate Association’s championship, with the novice team sweeping the competition to earn a first-place win. The tournament was held March 14-17 at the University of Utah. Mercer’s team, comprised of both the novic...

Mercer Police looks to clear parking confusion

Mercer Police looks to clear parking confusion

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

April 10, 2019

Mercer University Police, or Merpo, have responded to student concerns throughout the semester about parking rules and tickets on campus. In an email to students March 8, Merpo said that fines were being placed on students’ accounts in advance of course registration, which began March 11. “Many of these...

Common Ground hosts drag show on Mercer’s campus for the first time

Common Ground hosts drag show on Mercer’s campus for the first time

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

April 9, 2019

Several student organizations brought a drag show to campus on March 30. Common Ground, Campus Life, Project Equality and the Mercer University School of Medicine’s Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) teamed up for the show, said McPherson Newell, president of Common Ground. “The second annual Mercer University drag show featured an educational panel about the history of drag and its role in the LGBTQ+ community, five performances by Mercer students and two performances by Tangerine Summers, a legendary drag queen from Macon,” Newell said.

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