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Students react to heated first presidential debate

October 5
Filed under Multimedia, News

Emanuela Rendini and Avery Braxton questioned who students would vote for and their reactions after the presidential debate.

Bear with Auxillary Services: vending machine card access coming soon

Bear with Auxillary Services: vending machine card access coming soon

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
October 3
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Hunger strikes during a midnight study session, and there are no snacks in your room. The vending machine glares at you from across the room, beckoning for you to come buy a treat. However, you remember you have no cash because you’re a broke college student. Never fear, you remember that yo...

Historic Macon announces second annual Fading Five list

Historic Macon announces second annual Fading Five list

Elliot James, Staff Writer
October 2
Filed under City, News

The Historic Macon Foundation recently released its new Macon’s Fading Five list for 2016. This list showcases the top five historic structures and properties throughout Macon that are at-risk by neglect or possible demolition. The public nomination for these properties is made in May each year, and t...

Cherry Blossom Festival hires new CEO

Cherry Blossom Festival hires new CEO

Laurel Huster, Contributing Writer
September 29
Filed under News

The International Cherry Blossom Festival announced on Sept. 13 that they have appointed Thomas Wicker as their interim president and CEO. This announcement came just days after Jake Ferro was asked to resign on Sept. 6, according to a Telegraph article. “Thomas is fully committed to bringing h...

Penfield professor talks trolling, media in new book

Penfield professor talks trolling, media in new book

Elliot James, Staff Writer
September 28
Filed under News

Whitney Phillips is the assistant professor of literary studies and writing at the Penfield College of Mercer University. She does not like the term “troll,” and in a telephone interview with The Cluster, Phillips laid down the facts on her recently-published book. Effectively titled “Why We Can’t Have Ni...

Man arrested after caught eyeing vehicles in Auxiliary Services parking lot

Man arrested after caught eyeing vehicles in Auxiliary Services parking lot

Meagan Hurley, Staff Writer
September 24
Filed under Campus, Crime, News

The men claimed they were contractors waiting to be let in the gate, the report stated. Warrant checks were made and Collins was found to be wanted.

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Mercer expands beauty and safety on campus

Mercer expands beauty and safety on campus

Avery Braxton and Emanuela Rendini
September 23
Filed under Campus, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Avery Braxton and Emanuela Rendini take a look at the new additions to campus and the update on parking availability for students.

MU Miracle to hold kickoff, talk plans

MU Miracle to hold kickoff, talk plans

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer
September 21
Filed under Campus, Organization Spotlight, Showcase

Mercer’s very own dance charity organization, MU Miracle will be hosting its kickoff event Sept. 22 at Cruz Plaza from 6-8 p.m.  There, representatives will inform students on how they can help save a life by dancing this year. MU Miracle is a young group but has already made a great impact. Executiv...

New bowling alley coming to Macon in mid-October

New bowling alley coming to Macon in mid-October

Rose Scoggins, Contributing Writer
September 20
Filed under Business, News

Mercer students will have the ability to bowl a strike at a brand new bowling facility beginning in mid-October. Pin Strikes Macon will be located at 4318 Sheraton Drive, just 13 minutes from campus. Regional Operations Director of Pin Strikes, Tim Mullen, said it is because “Macon was a...

The voice behind Siri

The voice behind Siri

Thais Ackerman, Contributing Writer
September 20
Filed under News

Apple’s intelligent personal assistant, Siri, lies in the pockets of millions of people all over the world. The Siri software provides weather forecasts, Google searches and restaurant tips instantly with a voice command. It may seem like holding a conversation with a cell phone. Once behind th...

SGA approves all 45 organizations for Bear Grants

SGA approves all 45 organizations for Bear Grants

Katie Atkinson and Cody Moran, Cluster Staff
September 20
Filed under Campus, Multimedia, News, Student Government

The Student Government Association held their annual bear grant senate in the Connell Student Center Monday. Representatives from different organizations gathered to learn if their funding requests had been granted for this year. All 45 groups who applied were approved for funding at the meeting. ...

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