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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...

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...

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...

The coolest Bear Day projects you’ve got to know about

The coolest Bear Day projects you’ve got to know about

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

On Bear Day, many students gave insightful and interesting presentations of research and projects they may have been working on all semester. There was a wide range of topics presented and plenty of hard work from students. Here is a list of five insightful Bear Day Presentations you might have missed and some ...

Her Story: Sexual assault victims raise concerns over reporting process

Her Story: Sexual assault victims raise concerns over reporting process

Katie Atkinson and Summer Perritt

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors.   Two victims of sexual assault on Mercer University’s campus have raised concerns over the way their cases were handled....

What happens if you’re a victim of crime on campus?

What happens if you’re a victim of crime on campus?

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. The number of rape reports on the Mercer University campus increased steadily from 2014 to 2016, according to the university’...

How the crime alert system works

How the crime alert system works

Kyle Mullins and Laurel Huster

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

After shots were fired in Mercer Village on a Wednesday night in January, it took about 45 minutes for Mercer students to receive an emergency alert via text message about the threat. Many students and parents took to social media to raise concerns about the delay in getting an emergency alert out. ...

First ever Flea Market coming soon to Cruz Plaza

First ever Flea Market coming soon to Cruz Plaza

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The Cruz Market, sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), will host a series of vendors on Friday, April 13 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Cruz Plaza. Last semester SGA Senator Michael Smith introduced the idea to have a market on Mercer’s campus that is similar to the Mulberry Market. T...

New organization to help Mercer go green

New organization to help Mercer go green

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Organization Spotlight

A new organization called Greener Mercer hopes to educate students about being good stewards of the earth by being greener and cleaner. The club was created by Andrew Kelley from a former group called Students for Environmental Action, a group of passionate students working together on various pr...

Growing Pains: Rising seniors may still find housing on campus next year

Growing Pains: Rising seniors may still find housing on campus next year

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

If you’re a rising senior, which is a fourth-year student or above, you may have received an email last month stating that you wouldn’t be guaranteed on-campus housing for the next academic year, but Jeff Takac, the director of housing at Mercer University, said this is normal. Takac said the em...

Mercer students introduce program for medical care after hours

Mercer students introduce program for medical care after hours

Kianna Lanier, Contributing Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Two Mercer sophomores have launched a program that will provide students with medical consults after the hours of the Student Health Center. Derek Cotton and Marcus Strickland are conducting a 30-day trial for BearCare, a program that will extend the hours that students are able to receive medical c...

Find your Passion at the next Real Talk with Dr. Obidoa  

Find your Passion at the next Real Talk with Dr. Obidoa  

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Chinekwu Obidoa is speaking about her own topic, “Finding Your Passion” on Feb. 27th at 8 p.m. as part of Mercer’s Real Talk series. Speaking in the Innovation Center, Obidoa will be the fifth person to speak in the Real Talk series, which is aimed at helping normalize student challenges by...

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