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GoFundMe for Campus Cat Chrissy

GoFundMe for Campus Cat Chrissy

Julianna Tollett, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Mercerians may have spotted a particularly friendly cat walking around campus recently. He is an orange tabby and his name is Chrissy. The cat, who is a couple of months old, loves to roam around the Greek side of campus and is particularly fond of the Phi Mu house. Originally thought to be a female, Chrissy...

Mprov Comedy club aiming to create safe space to have fun

Mprov Comedy club aiming to create safe space to have fun

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under News, Organization Spotlight

Devon Raffield and Dakota Johnson—both Junior engineering students—founded an improv comedy club on campus with one goal in mind: to have fun. “(The club is) supposed to be a place for anyone to be silly,” Raffield said. Improvisational comedy is a style of comedy where there is no script. The performer...

The coolest Bear Day projects you’ve got to know about

The coolest Bear Day projects you’ve got to know about

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

On Bear Day, many students gave insightful and interesting presentations of research and projects they may have been working on all semester. There was a wide range of topics presented and plenty of hard work from students. Here is a list of five insightful Bear Day Presentations you might have missed and some ...

Campus-Wide Clothes Swap

Campus-Wide Clothes Swap

Julianna Tollett, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

SGA’s External Relations Committee is working to organize a campus-wide clothing swap that will take place April 19 in Penfield Hall from 3-5 p.m. Rebecca Braun is a member of the committee that organized the event. She said that the committee decided to do a clothes swap because she was inspir...

Mercer Student Body was awarded United Way of Central Georgia Volunteer of the Year Award

Mercer Student Body was awarded United Way of Central Georgia Volunteer of the Year Award

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under News

The United Way of Central Georgia presented the entire Mercer student body with the Lt. Randy Parker Volunteer of the Year Award, and this is the first time the award has been given to a collective body. The volunteer award is designed to “recognize a volunteer or volunteers who are outstanding in ra...

Her Story: Sexual assault victims raise concerns over reporting process

Her Story: Sexual assault victims raise concerns over reporting process

Katie Atkinson and Summer Perritt

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors.   Two victims of sexual assault on Mercer University’s campus have raised concerns over the way their cases were handled....

What happens if you’re a victim of crime on campus?

What happens if you’re a victim of crime on campus?

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. The number of rape reports on the Mercer University campus increased steadily from 2014 to 2016, according to the university’...

How the crime alert system works

How the crime alert system works

Kyle Mullins and Laurel Huster

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

After shots were fired in Mercer Village on a Wednesday night in January, it took about 45 minutes for Mercer students to receive an emergency alert via text message about the threat. Many students and parents took to social media to raise concerns about the delay in getting an emergency alert out. ...

First ever Flea Market coming soon to Cruz Plaza

First ever Flea Market coming soon to Cruz Plaza

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The Cruz Market, sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), will host a series of vendors on Friday, April 13 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Cruz Plaza. Last semester SGA Senator Michael Smith introduced the idea to have a market on Mercer’s campus that is similar to the Mulberry Market. T...

New organization to help Mercer go green

New organization to help Mercer go green

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Organization Spotlight

A new organization called Greener Mercer hopes to educate students about being good stewards of the earth by being greener and cleaner. The club was created by Andrew Kelley from a former group called Students for Environmental Action, a group of passionate students working together on various pr...

New Neuroscience Organization hopes to strengthen community at Mercer

New Neuroscience Organization hopes to strengthen community at Mercer

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Mercer University’s Student Government Association recently approved a new club on campus: the Mercer Neuroscience Organization. Two neuroscience majors, Keerthika Ravikumar and Manvi Manyam, founded the club with hopes to make a difference at Mercer. Ravikumar and Manyam, both sophomores, said ...

Mona Chalabi delivers Women’s History Month lecture at Mercer

Mona Chalabi delivers Women’s History Month lecture at Mercer

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Pubic hair grooming injuries, the KKK, pantyhose sales, affirmative action, left-handed people, the wage gap, cervical dilation, nepotism, third nipples, the Red Fox population, pizza, the niqab, flu viruses, nose jobs and the probability that your pet will die on a plane: these are all topics that Mona ...

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