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Ice Queen: The business behind all your friends’ Instagram posts

Ice Queen: The business behind all your friends’ Instagram posts

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
March 19, 2017
Filed under Business, News

“I lived in Atlanta and was looking for a business to invest in. This ice cream place gave me an opportunity to live in America but still stay in touch with my roots, since the ice cream concept is from Thailand,” said Peggy Dong, manager of Ice Queen.

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Three tickets emerge for the 2017 SGA Presidential race

Elizabeth Tammi and Sarah Pounds
March 18, 2017
Filed under News, Student Government

Though the campaigning is only just beginning, three prominent duos from SGA have announced their platforms.

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Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Mustard to perform at newly-changed Bearstock

Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Mustard to perform at newly-changed Bearstock

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
March 18, 2017
Filed under News

“I’m pretty sure we’re the ones paying for this, so we’re entertaining ourselves and not paying for other people’s entertainment,” one Mercer student said.

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Betty Cantrell and Jonathan Wyndham kickstart Capricorn restoration

Betty Cantrell and Jonathan Wyndham kickstart Capricorn restoration

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer
March 18, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“It was such an honor to record where the Allman Brothers and so many others have recorded their music.” Cantrell said.

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Thirsty Turtle takes place of former LGBTQ bar

Thirsty Turtle takes place of former LGBTQ bar

Elliot James, Staff Writer
March 18, 2017
Filed under Business, News, Showcase

The new bar — which opened Thursday for St. Patrick’s Day — will remain under the same ownership, but it will be branded as an all-inclusive venue.

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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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

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