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Opinion: The Atlanta Braves are back!

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KJ Lemoine

September 12, 2018

After years of rebuilding a team known for dominance, the Atlanta Braves have surprised many as they are in the thick of the playoff race as the 2018 Major League Baseball season enters the homestretch. So did the rebuild work? Did these young players become the stars they were viewed as when they...

Opinion: Graduation 2019 – a step in the right direction

The Macon graduation ceremony has been moved to Five Star Stadium for 2019. Students will get eight to 10 tickets for their guests, but the ceremony is now scheduled for a Monday morning. Photo by Mercer University Marketing Communications.

Adelia Henderson, Copy editor

September 12, 2018

Graduation is the most important event in our time here at Mercer. It’s a pivotal point of transition, where we receive our degrees and march across the stage into the next phase of our lives. However, I’ve been hearing stories about graduation since I was a freshman. I’ve heard about how your f...

Opinion: Free Speech – The Key to Growth

Photo by Jenna Eason

Christian Watson

September 11, 2018

When conservative commentator Ben Shapiro arrived at U.C. Berkeley on Sept. 14, 2017 he was greeted by a crowd of ravenous protestors, many of whom pledged allegiance to the left-leaning organization of Anti-Fascists (ANTIFA). According to the New York Times, $600,000 in security was spent on that event al...

A final farewell to a Mercer staple: Jittery Joe’s

With a late Instagram post on July 24, the Mercer community said farewell to its long-standing coffee shop, Jittery Joe’s. Photo by Laurel Huster.

Summer Perritt, Digital Editor

August 12, 2018

With a late Instagram post on July 24, the Mercer community said farewell to its long-standing coffee shop, Jittery Joe’s. The space will reopen with a new name and some familiar faces, but long-time customers like myself are more than a little heartbroken. For me, Jit Joe’s was more than a just a c...

Opinion: Stores closing in Macon affects the community

The deli section of a Kroger.

Suzanna Arul, Contributing Writer

May 2, 2018

On March 26, the Kroger on Pio Nono Avenue announced its closing due to profit loss. The store opened its doors in August 1994 and officially closed on April 20.  For many Mercer students, this means now going a little farther to get the groceries a meal plan doesn’t cover, but what does this closi...

Opinion: Macon-Bibb Leaders Fail to Protect their Citizens

Opinion: Macon-Bibb Leaders Fail to Protect their Citizens

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2018

The Macon-Bibb County government is critically underserving the most vulnerable members of our community: those struggling with homelessness. An estimated 10,174 people struggle with homelessness in Georgia, according to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress. Nearly 500 people in Macon,...

Opinion: Is Spring Break Too Early?

Opinion: Is Spring Break Too Early?

Sachin Khurana, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2018

As several Mercer students envisioned their spring break having fun on the beach, reality made them wonder if they had started winter break. Students on group vacations at Florida beaches experienced unpleasant conditions of 60 degree temperatures in addition to constant wind gusts over 20 mph. Alt...

Opinion: Why you shouldn’t be a doctor if you want to help people

There are more ways to help people than just becoming a doctor.

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

Are you majoring in biology? Do you love helping people? Are your parents immigrants? If so, you’re probably at this school to become a doctor. Becoming a doctor seems like every parent’s dream for their child. It sure was my Nigerian mother’s dream. Why would she leave her home country to ...

Opinion: Food on campus is the worst

Caf pizza on a Sunday afternoon.

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2018

As someone who is in their second year at Mercer, I think I have completely exhausted all of the places on our campus where they serve food. I’m the type of person who tries to eat three times a day, and I also try to make sure that I’m eating something healthy every day. I grew up eating homem...

Opinion: Mercer should add art on campus

The simple landscape of Cruz Plaza.

Solomon Simpson, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2018

When walking around Mercer University there are lots of things to look at, but there is also a noticeable lack of color and art. On the way to class, a student will primarily see common, hazel-colored buildings lacking life. The campus fails to reflect the vibrant personalities of the students and ...

Opinion: Stop sending good vibes and start taking action

Gun control rally in front of the White House.

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2018

On Feb. 14, 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. At 2:19 p.m., Nikolas Cruz walked into his old high school with an AR-15 style rifle and killed 17 of his former classmates and teachers. A 19-year-old was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, according to Sun Sentinel, a lo...

Opinion:  How Mercer can grow its medical school

Mercer University School of Medicine students participate in Mercer on Mission.

Ben Hitchcock, Contributing Writer

March 10, 2018

There are a total of five medical schools in Georgia with enrollments ranging from 200 to nearly 1,000 students. Each one has medical care facilities including hospitals, clinics, primary care, sports medicine and psychiatric care. The largest and most famous of these are all staffed by Emory Un...

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