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Some at Mercer feel impact of unusually strong flu strain

Some at Mercer feel impact of unusually strong flu strain

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
March 18
Filed under News, Showcase

Throughout Mercer’s campus more and more students appear to be sick this flu season compared to previous years. This flu season has seen an increased number of cases because of the H3N2 strain, which is the most severe strain in the Influenza A category, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

35th International Cherry Blossom festival includes lawsuit and search for new president and CEO

35th International Cherry Blossom festival includes lawsuit and search for new president and CEO

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
March 18
Filed under News

"Producing the Pinkest Party on Earth is a thrill and a passion for our Board of Directors as well as our staff,” said Don Bailey, the 2017 International Cherry Blossom Festival chairman.

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SGA discusses the future of EXP requirement

SGA discusses the future of EXP requirement

Elizabeth Tammi, Staff Writer
March 13
Filed under News, Student Government

In addition to other campus updates, Dr. Thomas Scott spoke at SGA’s latest weekly meeting to discuss the future of the College of Liberal Arts’ experiential learning requirement. Experiential learning courses are required by the university as part of their Engaged Learning initiative.  Thes...

Olive in a Bottle sells more than your typical salad dressing

Olive in a Bottle sells more than your typical salad dressing

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Business, City, News, Showcase

Though January has come and passed, it’s not too late to start that new year's resolution of eating healthier. There is one Macon business that has a healthy and natural way to do just that. Olive in a Bottle, located off of Bass Road, is Macon’s own specialty olive oil and vinegar store. The...

Macon’s Young Entrepreneur Academy looks to encourage innovative minds

Macon’s Young Entrepreneur Academy looks to encourage innovative minds

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under News, Showcase

It’s late afternoon and students are huddled at tables discussing how to market their business ideas. These aren’t college students or professionals, but middle and high school students intent on becoming entrepreneurs. They eventually break into smaller groups and update one another on the cur...

Campus Cursive looks to bring Mercer more love letters

Campus Cursive looks to bring Mercer more love letters

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under News

A new organization has written itself into Mercer’s list of organizations and extracurricular activities. Campus Cursive, an organization started by freshmen Rebecca Braun and Brittany Dorsey, is dedicated to writing love letters. Campus Cursive is a branch of the The World Needs More Love Lett...

Graduation to have its first student speaker

Graduation to have its first student speaker

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under News, Showcase

After Nancy Grace’s Founder’s Day speech on Feb. 8, Student Government Association President Elizabeth McKay announced a new Mercer tradition: a student speaker at graduation. ”No one can better relate to the class than someone that is graduating with them,” said McKay. The idea was brought f...

Bearstock 2017 to be a two-part event

Bearstock 2017 to be a two-part event

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under News, Showcase

Bearstock 2017 will be a two-part event featuring both daytime and night-time concerts in different locations. Quadworks released a video and letter addressed to the Mercer community on Feb. 20 with the announcement that Bearstock 2017 will give students a different experience than the Bearstock even...

Free summer housing avaliable for those with internships

Free summer housing avaliable for those with internships

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
February 21
Filed under Atlanta, Campus, News

The free housing available for internships consists of 12 beds on the Atlanta campus and 12 beds on the Macon campus.

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Mercer University building prosthetic for Lawrenceville man

Mercer University building prosthetic for Lawrenceville man

Matthew Causey, Contributing Writer
February 13
Filed under News, Showcase

David Torres’ left arm ends just below his elbow. Doctors believed it was a lack of nutrients in the womb that led to his arm not forming properly. Torres, who lives near Lawrenceville, has not let this keep him from doing the things he loves. He even wrestled in high school at the state level. ...

Campus and Greek Life approves South Asian Greek Organizations

Campus and Greek Life approves South Asian Greek Organizations

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
February 12
Filed under Campus, Greek Life, News

“I believe that adding these two groups is good for Mercer and is a major milestone for our Greek community,” said Dean of Students Douglas Pearson.

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Mercer Landing and Mercer Village welcome new restaurants

Mercer Landing and Mercer Village welcome new restaurants

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under Business, News

Mercer Landing welcomed a second restaurant in December when Momma Goldberg’s Deli opened their doors. Momma Goldberg’s joined Papa John’s Pizza, which had been open throughout the Fall 2016 semester. Momma Goldberg’s opening had been anticipated for several months, as their original gra...

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