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Mercer dining employees faces sexual harassment allegations

Mercer dining employees faces sexual harassment allegations

Lindsey Farni, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


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Mercer’s dining facilities, in particular the cafeteria and Chick-Fil-A, have received complaints from Mercer students regarding employee behavior. Chase Peplin, Student Government Association (SGA) senator and chair of the Contract Services Committee, said students are coming forward with claims of s...

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...

Floating building a family business for Middle Georgia man

Floating building a family business for Middle Georgia man

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News

Parades are float after float of colorful decorations. There are Christmas parades, St. Patrick’s Day parades and Macon even has its own Cherry Blossom Parade. In Middle Georgia, one man constructs these floats for a living. For Kip Dingler, building parade floats is in his blood. “This was my...

This is what’s new at the 2018 SHAPE Carnival

This is what’s new at the 2018 SHAPE Carnival

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

March 17, 2018


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Every year, members of the Sexual Assault, Hazing, and Alcohol Prevention Education organization, also known as SHAPE, host a carnival to educate students on these topics.   Every year, there is a theme that SHAPE designs the carnival around. Last year’s theme was Monopoly, but after a majorit...

New initiative to help disabled students navigate Mercer

New initiative to help disabled students navigate Mercer

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

March 17, 2018


Filed under News, Organization Spotlight

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 the fall 2018 semester, the program will pair up a current Mercer student as a mentor with an inco...

Growing Pains: Where will Mercer build the new parking deck?

Growing Pains: Where will Mercer build the new parking deck?

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The parking deck previously scheduled to be constructed by the Science and Engineering Building (SEB) will no longer be built due to high costs, but the deck planned for Mercer University Drive next to the new Lofts is still underway. Senior Vice President for Marketing Communications Larry Brumley...

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...

A new club with an appreciation for Israeli culture comes to campus

A new club with an appreciation for Israeli culture comes to campus

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under News, Organization Spotlight

Mercer has a new student organization this semester called Students Supporting Israel. The club was started by Mercer junior Shanna Mattson, who also serves as the club president. “The purpose of it is to just have a space for students. It was started by students for students,” Mattson said. ...

Mercer prepares to give Capricorn Records a revitalizing makeover

Mercer prepares to give Capricorn Records a revitalizing makeover

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Business, City, News

There’s a culture and history surrounding Capricorn Records, and now there’s Lofts surrounding it too. But, on the inside of that worn building, a revitalization is being planned. In 2015, Mercer partnered with NewTown Macon to begin the transformation of the original Capricorn studio. The L...

Women’s health services will still be offered at Student Health Center after departure of OB/GYN

Women’s health services will still be offered at Student Health Center after departure of OB/GYN

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

March 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Mercer University’s Student Health Center (SHC) still provides various women’s health services even though there is no longer an OB-GYN working at the clinic. Most of these services are now performed by Kacie Milholen. Milholen holds a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) and is an Advanced Prac...

Hundreds of people are flowing through The Old Book Sale this year

Hundreds of people are flowing through The Old Book Sale this year

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018


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A cart full of dozens of old books was wheeled through the isles of The Old Book Sale on March 1, and people filled the old building in Central City Park in search of stories for sale. The Old Book Sale was hosted by Friends of the Library from March 1 to March 4 in Central City Park at 150 Willie...

New to Campus: The Mercer University Design Studio

New to Campus: The Mercer University Design Studio

Lisa Meskimen, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under News, Organization Spotlight

Mercer University Design Studio is a new organization on campus with a goal to build upon students’ existing knowledge of graphic design and use that for design projects on campus and within the Macon community. The organization’s co-founder, Tyler King, is a freshman double majoring in marketing and...

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