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Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Bears fall short 70-68 against Chattanooga

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
January 14
Filed under Basketball, Breaking, Showcase, Sports

As Stephon Jelks laid in an uncontested shot as the buzzer sounded, it was the least excited he’d been all game. After an action-packed final minutes -- including back-to-back reviews on inbound plays -- Jelks scored Mercer’s 68th point of the game, knowing it was useless at that point. The Bears...

Mercer under investigation for possible violations of Title IX

Mercer under investigation for possible violations of Title IX

Nick Wooten and Meagan Hurley
November 4
Filed under Breaking, Showcase

  Mercer University is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights for possible violations of Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sexual discrimination in education. The university allegedly mishandled reports of sexual harassment and stalking, accord...

New quarterback leaves Mercer football team

New quarterback leaves Mercer football team

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
August 18
Filed under Breaking, Football, Showcase, Sports

Johnny McCrary, the graduate transfer from Vanderbilt, has left the Mercer football program after transferring to university in the offseason. McCrary was set to be one of backup quarterbacks behind John Russ heading into the season. Russ has started every game for the Bears since the program wa...

Kyle Lewis drafted 11th overall by Seattle Mariners

Kyle Lewis drafted 11th overall by Seattle Mariners

Hayes Rule, Justin Baxley
June 9
Filed under Baseball, Breaking, Showcase, Sports

In a matter of four years, Kyle Lewis went from running up-and-down a basketball court to being an 11th overall pick in the MLB draft. After three seasons at Mercer, Lewis was drafted by the Seattle Mariners Thursday, becoming the highest-drafted baseball player in program history. The selection...

Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months

Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months

Nicholas Wooten, Editor-in-Chief
June 1
Filed under Breaking, Crime, Showcase

Four sexual assaults were reported during the spring 2016 semester. Records recently released from the university indicate incident reports for sexual assaults were filed on Feb. 1, Feb. 14 and May 11. The Cluster previously reported on an assault that was reported April 9. The two cases in February...

Nu-Way opens in Mercer Village

Nu-Way opens in Mercer Village

May 16
Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

Local hot dog favorite Nu-Way Weiners opened its Mercer Village location May 16. The Montpelier Avenue store has been in the works since last year. Nu-Way took over the space formerly occupied by Fountain of Juice, which closed its doors over Thanksgiving break. Nu-Way has been in Macon since...

Mercer student robbed at gunpoint in 1503 Garden Apartments

Mercer student robbed at gunpoint in 1503 Garden Apartments

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor
April 10
Filed under Breaking, Crime, News, Showcase

A Mercer University student was robbed at gunpoint inside of his room at the 1503 Garden Apartments Saturday night. Two men entered the on-campus apartment around 11:30 p.m. and the pair made off with several items. Only one resident was home at the time of the incident.  “It is still under invest...

McKay and Scherf win SGA Presidential Election

McKay and Scherf win SGA Presidential Election

Sarah Pounds, News Editor
March 29
Filed under Breaking, Campus, News, Student Government

After two weeks of campaigning, Elizabeth McKay and Aaron Scherf have been named the President and Vice President of Mercer’s Student Government Association for the next academic year. The team defeated Reed Jones and Jordan Hester 542 to 465 on March 29. McKay and Scherf have a combined to...

Boggs and Martinez drop out of SGA Presidential race the night before the election begins

Boggs and Martinez drop out of SGA Presidential race the night before the election begins

Sarah Pounds, News Editor
March 28
Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase, Student Government

David Boggs and Oscar Martinez withdrew from the SGA Presidential race Sunday night, saying that they “never really wanted to win.” Later that night, they independently explained their reasoning in a long series of text messages, which have been mildly edited for content and clarity below. Voting fo...

Candlelight Vigil for Jibri Bryan at Hawkins Arena

Candlelight Vigil for Jibri Bryan at Hawkins Arena

Marin Guta, Digital Editor
February 3
Filed under Breaking, Campus, News

A vigil will be held in honor of Jibri Bryan at 9 p.m. in Hawkins Arena

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Mercer basketball’s Jibri Bryan shot and killed Tuesday afternoon

Mercer basketball’s Jibri Bryan shot and killed Tuesday afternoon

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer
February 2
Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

Jibri Bryan never let injuries deter him. The sixth-year senior battled through a season-ending injury as a redshirt sophomore and a knee injury this year, which kept him out of 17 games this year. But he never stopped. When some doubted his return, he stormed the court in a shining knee brace –...

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