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Mercer ties school record with three Fulbright Scholars

Mercer ties school record with three Fulbright Scholars

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under News

“It’s a very prestigious award with a lot of benefits, but it’s for a great mission where you can do good work,” Aaron Scherf said.

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Voters clean house, more diverse faces to serve on SGA

Voters clean house, more diverse faces to serve on SGA

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

After another record-breaking election, it’s clear that there are going to be a lot of new senators in the Student Government Association next year — including a greater number of minority students.

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Sophomore to spend the summer speaking Swahili

Sophomore to spend the summer speaking Swahili

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
April 2, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“You’re literally thrown in there and forced to do it,” Anastasia Winfield said about speaking Swahili. “It’s going to be super immersive."

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Buckner and Onuh named winners of 2017 SGA Presidential Election

Buckner and Onuh named winners of 2017 SGA Presidential Election

Sarah Pounds and Elizabeth Tammi
March 31, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

Olivia Buckner and Oge Onuh have been named the new President and Vice President for the 2017-2018 Student Government Association. “We’re really excited,” Buckner said. “We’re ready to hit the ground running, and we’ll probably have a meeting tomorrow.” The pair won with 636 vote...

SGA Presidential candidates hope to improve diversity

SGA Presidential candidates hope to improve diversity

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

“This has been a conversation SGA has had a lot this year. Senators have been discussing how we can get better representation in SGA among our senators and student correspondents and how we can better represent our student body by reaching other groups we may not necessarily have on our senate body,” Catie Byrd said.

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2017 SGA Presidential Election results in a runoff between Buckner/Onuh and Byrd/Smith

2017 SGA Presidential Election results in a runoff between Buckner/Onuh and Byrd/Smith

March 29, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

There were a record breaking 1248 votes in this election, which is the highest turnout in the past 6 years, according to SGA Election Marshall Jordan Price.

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Delta Sigma Pi hosting annual Business Week Celebration

Delta Sigma Pi hosting annual Business Week Celebration

Tiffani Alexander, Photography Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under News

“[This week] we're featuring speakers who are experts in psychology, music, and even makeup, to bridge the gap between students studying different disciplines related to business,” Julia Blasi said. “People usually imagine business as a group of men in suits discussing the stock market or finance, but business is so much more than that. There is business in every industry, and a lot of students don't realize how some of their skills can be applied. Business is a diverse field because it's both a science and an art.”

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority works to promote ‘Black Girl Magic’

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority works to promote ‘Black Girl Magic’

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under News

“[Black girl magic] for me is embracing the distinctness of what it means to be an African American woman and loving yourself and who you are,” Autiana Brooks said.

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Traffick Jam to host donor drive at Mercer v Georgia Tech baseball game

Traffick Jam to host donor drive at Mercer v Georgia Tech baseball game

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, Organization Spotlight, Showcase

“[The Donor Drive] has not only funded our resources to teach high schoolers and market the organization, but it has given us the opportunity to raise money for the incoming Traffick Jam team to continue the legacy that we hope to leave in the community,” Lindsey Sherrod said

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Students learn more about candidates in 2017 SGA Presidential Debate

Students learn more about candidates in 2017 SGA Presidential Debate

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under News, Student Government

“I think it was [a] very informative, very excellent opportunity to get to know each one personally a little bit and see how they want campus to run,” David Stokes said.

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Bearthon aims to raise $30k in funds for local children’s hospital

Bearthon aims to raise $30k in funds for local children’s hospital

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor
March 19, 2017
Filed under News, Organization Spotlight

“I’ve met so many passionate individuals this year who have heard about the cause and just want to give everything to it,” Chantha said.

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