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F.O.R.G.E. student group to host Abortion Positivity Tour

F.O.R.G.E. student group to host Abortion Positivity Tour

Kylie Brown

October 16, 2018


Filed under News

A student organization will host Mercer University’s first Abortion Positivity Tour Oct. 16. The event will educate audiences on reproductive rights and provide the community with resources, information and activities throughout the day leading up to a rally in support of the new women's health cente...

Mercer to host state superintendent debate ahead of November elections

Mercer to host state superintendent debate ahead of November elections

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The candidates for state superintendent will debate the future of Georgia’s public schools at the Mercer University School of Medicine auditorium Oct. 16. Otha Thornton Jr., a Democrat, will challenge incumbent Republican Richard Woods for the superintendent seat in the Nov. 6 election. Thornton ...

Mercer police releases annual campus crime report

Mercer police releases annual campus crime report

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Mercer University reported a decline in campus crime during 2017, according to a report released last month. The annual Campus Crime Report, officially called the Annual Crime Awareness & Campus Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report, was published Sept. 28.  The report covers each calend...

SGA updates Fresh Food Company to expand meatless options, establish a 24-hour dining choice

SGA updates Fresh Food Company to expand meatless options, establish a 24-hour dining choice

Rylee Kirk, Lead Sports Writer and Advertising Manager

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

The Fresh Food company underwent changes this summer including a paint job, new cushions, an extended breakfast bar and a Mongolian Grill, thanks to work by the Student Government Association. The Mongolian Grill offers new options including lo mein noodles, tofu and ginger, according to the Mercer Di...

SGA addresses student organization concerns, prepares to provide funding

SGA addresses student organization concerns, prepares to provide funding

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

The Student Government Association (SGA) responded to feedback from campus organizations at the Senate meeting Oct. 1. They discussed the initial results of the new campus outreach program designed by Campus Outreach Committee Chair Hayes Rule, which assigns senators to attend specific student or...

SGA approves five new student organizations

SGA approves five new student organizations

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

Mercer University’s Student Government Association (SGA) recognized five new student groups as official campus organizations Sept. 24. Be The Light Be The Light is a volunteer tutoring program that has been in operation for about a year. Members help local children with homework in an after-schoo...

A day in Atlanta for art lovers

A day in Atlanta for art lovers

Nadia Pressley

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Atlanta

When you think of Atlanta, the Braves and the Falcons, Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium come to mind. The true gem of this state capital, however, is its growing and ever-changing art scene. The bustling town is located just over an hour north of Macon, perfect for a day trip with friends. Deem...

Macon gains new leader focused on growing the city

Macon gains new leader focused on growing the city

Maison Roland Clouatre

September 28, 2018


Filed under City, News

The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce gained a new asset, President and CEO Yvonne Williams, this fall. Her vision for the city includes branding a riverwalk along the Ocmulgee River, building more greenways and linear parks and making Macon friendly to bikers, walkers and skaters. Williams said...

New shopping center coming to north Macon in 2019

New shopping center coming to north Macon in 2019

Emily Rose Thorne

September 28, 2018


Filed under City, News

A new shopping center is slated to open at 1625 Bass Road next fall with a variety of retail stores under the name “North Macon Plaza.” Michael Cohn is president of Berkley Development, the Atlanta-based company going in on the project alongside joint venture partner The Sembler Company. ...

A need to know basis: Amazon

A need to know basis: Amazon

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under News

Amazon has come under fire recently for the alleged poor treatment of its workers. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Ro Khanna have proposed a bill to address working conditions  -- the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies (Stop BEZOS) Act. The act riffs off of the name of Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO. ...

Mercer student threatened with gun near Stadium Drive Bridge

Mercer student threatened with gun near Stadium Drive Bridge

Emily Rose Thorne and Katie Atkinson

September 24, 2018


Filed under Breaking, Crime, News, Showcase

An earlier version of this article mentioned an armed robbery.  This statement has since been corrected to reflect a robbery did not occur. This article has been updated to include information about the University’s policy on campus-wide alerts. A student reported being threatened with a gun n...

Ocmulgee Indian Festival

Ocmulgee Indian Festival

Elizabeth Daniels

September 23, 2018


Filed under City, News

This past weekend, Macon held one of largest gatherings of Native Americans in the United States for the 27th consecutive time: The Ocmulgee Indian Festival. It boasted over 200 craftsmen and artisans showcasing their handiwork, engaging storytellers and gifted dancers. There were also living histo...

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