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Mail services for students moving soon to the UC

Mail services for students moving soon to the UC

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

March 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The mailing services in the Auxiliary Services building will be moving to the University Center (UC) where Management Services is currently. The move is expected to happen during the spring semester and the summer session, Vice President of Auxiliary Services Ken Boyer said. Mailing services is m...

Bearstock 2018: What you need to know

Bearstock 2018: What you need to know

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

March 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

This year’s Bearstock will be held on April 7 at Tattnall Square Park from 1 to 6 p.m., said Mercer Live Committee Chair Sa’Haara Bryant. “Bearstock is Mercer University’s annual day-long music festival. Bearstock is the biggest event put on by QuadWorks, the campus event planning board at ...

SGA Campaigning Suspended After Breaches of Election Code of Conduct

SGA Campaigning Suspended After Breaches of Election Code of Conduct

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

The Student Government Association announced March 28 that campaigning for the presidential election has been suspended due to “multiple breaches” of election code of conduct. The candidates for this year’s SGA election are Adam Penland and his Vice Presidential running mate, Shruthi Vikraman ...

Higdon and May run for SGA President & Vice President on a platform of inclusivity, engagement and innovation

Higdon and May run for SGA President & Vice President on a platform of inclusivity, engagement and innovation

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

Brycen Higdon, current sophomore and Student Government Association recording secretary, and Ryan May, current junior and wide receiver on the Mercer football team, built their platform on three themes: inclusivity, engagement and innovation.   Inclusivity They wrote in their platform that they hope to increase awar...

Penland and Vikraman run for SGA President and Vice President on a platform focused on funding, registration and transparency

Penland and Vikraman run for SGA President and Vice President on a platform focused on funding, registration and transparency

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

Adam Penland, current sophomore and class president and Shruthi Vikraman, current junior and senator at large, built their platform on three main themes; funding, registration and transparency.   Funding For funding Penland-Vikraman plan to re-allocate $8,000 to the Fiscal Affairs Committee budget ac...

SGA Presidential candidates Higdon/May and Penland/Vikraman explain platforms in Q&A

Lindsey Farni, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

On Wednesday the 21st, SGA Recording Secretary Brycen Higdon and SGA Sophomore Class President Adam Penland debated against each other for the SGA Presidential elections that open Wednesday the 28th and Thursday the 29th. Opening statements began with SGA Lead Senator At Large and Penland’s VP run...

Mercer dining employees faces sexual harassment allegations

Mercer dining employees faces sexual harassment allegations

Lindsey Farni, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

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