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New student organization tutors children in Ghana

Mandi DeLong and Lars Lonnroth February 7, 2021
A new student organization at Mercer is working to mentor children in villages around the world, seeking to help address poverty through providing education to low-income communities internationally.
Members of the Mercer Ballroom Dance Club practice a new dance with ample space between them and their partners due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting occurred Monday, Sept. 28 and was the club's first in-person meeting since Mercer went online in the spring.

Waltzing around the pandemic: Mercer Ballroom Dance Club introduces COVID-19 safety protocols

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor October 9, 2020
After a few weeks of meetings, the club cautiously redirected to an in-person format in late September. The shift followed discussions concerning safety protocols between club leadership and multiple university officials. 
Sarah Carter (left) and Ashley Pettway (right) are co-presidents of ABLE Mercer, a club dedicated to advocating and advising students with disabilities on Mercer's campus.

New student organization advocates for accessibility on campus

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer February 27, 2020
The organization hopes to get more involved with the disabled community in and around Mercer and get involved with the Access and Accommodations office to discuss issues students have been facing. 
Provided by the Mercer Gaming Society

Mercer’s Gaming Society to host fundraiser for local Macon children’s hospital

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer February 2, 2020
The gaming marathon will include activities like board games, poker, video games and roleplaying games, provided by participating organizations. 
The Binary Bears practice for their last competition of the fall semester.

Binary Bears win three first-place awards

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer November 23, 2019
The Binary Bears computer programming team had their first competition at the Small College Contest held at Auburn University Oct. 26. They placed second overall after Bob Jones University. 
BEARS club members participate in a weekly meeting.

New Mercer organization seeks to spark interfaith dialogue

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer October 13, 2019
Bears Engaged Across Religion aims to reach students with religious and nonreligious backgrounds to participate in an interfaith dialogue about faith traditions. 
Aniya Watts founded The Buddy Bunch to help Mercer support special-needs students in the community. She was inspired by her sister, who lives with cerebral palsy.

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.
Yasmeen Hill poses with her first place Novice Speaker award. Hill is the second African-American woman to win the award.

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...

The members of Traffick Jam, (from left to right) Alex Moreley, Elise Colquitt, Hannah Warren, Bradleigh Pierce, (in back) Tianna Ross and Jadon Murad.

Mercer club educates many about sex trafficking

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer April 27, 2018

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...

Devon Raffield (left) and Dakota Johnson (right) are the founders of the “Mprov Club.”

Mprov Comedy club aiming to create safe space to have fun

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer April 18, 2018

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...

Tianna Ross, president of the new club on campus Greener Mercer.

New organization to help Mercer go green

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer April 4, 2018

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...

Flyer provided by ABLE Mercer.

New initiative to help disabled students navigate Mercer

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer March 17, 2018

ABLE Mercer is an initiative to help disabled students navigate Mercer’s campus. The program aims to be a mentoring program between incoming freshmen and current Mercer students.     A week before...

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