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Mercer seniors recognized for accomplishments at national debate competition

Mercer seniors recognized for accomplishments at national debate competition

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under News, Organization Spotlight

Mercer Seniors Kyle Bligen and Jaz Buckley were recognized for their debate skills at the Mile High Swing competition, an annual tournament for college debate teams nationwide. The competition was held Jan. 4-7 and was co-hosted by Texas Tech University and the University of Utah. The Mile High...

Growing Pains: Housing maintenance on campus

Growing Pains: Housing maintenance on campus

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under News

If you’re a Mercer student, there’s a good chance you’ve submitted a maintenance request for something broken or not working in your dorm room before. Even if you haven’t made a request, you’ve probably had someone from maintenance come to do routine checkups such as checking light bulbs or...

Disabled students find it difficult to navigate campus

Disabled students find it difficult to navigate campus

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Mercer is made of a series of tall staircases that can make it difficult for disabled students to navigate the campus and participate in campus life. Everywhere you look there is a different set of stairs to get from one destination to the next. In fact, in some places, the stairs are the only way to g...

Growing Pains: This is what the Mercer Village vendors think about parking

Growing Pains: This is what the Mercer Village vendors think about parking

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Mercer Village vendors, like Francar’s Buffalo Wings and Nu-Way, said they believe the parking situation in Mercer Village dissuades customers from coming to their stores. “We love being there, but parking not being available on the street or in the commercial spaces is hindering our business,...

Gain Experience and Find Direction at the Spring Career Expo

Gain Experience and Find Direction at the Spring Career Expo

Elizabeth Daniels, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Are you looking for a job? Getting ready to graduate soon and have no idea where you’d like to head or what you’d like to do? Or maybe you’re just looking for some networking experience and future career options? Make plans to stop by Mercer University’s Spring Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

The Greater Macon religious community is hosting a discussion on immigration

The Greater Macon religious community is hosting a discussion on immigration

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under City, News

A group of local religious leaders and educators are hosting an interfaith discussion on immigration that is designed to attract people from all backgrounds, even those with no strong interest in politics. On Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m., students and community members can come to the President’s Dining Ro...

Enjoy coffee and music at Quadworks semi-annual Jit Jams

Enjoy coffee and music at Quadworks semi-annual Jit Jams

Megan Rosinko, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under News

Jittery Joe’s Coffee shop is a popular study spot for Mercer students and coffee lovers alike. But on Feb. 9, it will transform into a stage for budding artists. Jit Jams, the campus open mic night, will be hosted at Jittery Joe’s Coffee shop in Mercer Village. The event is hosted by Merce...

2018 Next Big Idea Competition registration now open

2018 Next Big Idea Competition registration now open

Ian Henshaw, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Business, Campus, News

Registration for the 2018 Next Big Idea Competition, an annual event for Mercer students to pitch business ideas to investors, is now open. The competition is aimed at giving Mercer business students the opportunity to present their innovative business ideas and gain real entrepreneurial experien...

The recent government shutdown explained and what to expect if it happens again

The recent government shutdown explained and what to expect if it happens again

Cooper Lentz, Contributing Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The United States government closed in early January and it may do so again after the senate votes on the night of Feb. 8. Many people may not have really understood what the shutdown meant the first time or what to expect moving forward. This leads to the question: how does a government shutdown affe...

Jay Sekulow delivers 2018 Founders’ Day address despite student opposition

Jay Sekulow delivers 2018 Founders’ Day address despite student opposition

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Alumnus Jay Sekulow, a lawyer on Trump’s personal legal team and a prominent figure in the conservative Christian movement, returned to campus Feb. 6 to deliver the 2018 Founders’ Day address. The annual event, which typically occurs with little fanfare, attracted controversy this year when stude...

SGA President tells senators not to ‘showboat’ for votes about Founders’ Day

SGA President tells senators not to ‘showboat’ for votes about Founders’ Day

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

Student Government Association President Olivia Buckner told senators that Founders' Day was not the time to gain votes from students by speaking out against the speaker, according to an email released to The Cluster. “I realize elections are around the corner for many of you, but this is not a tim...

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