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OPINION: Mercer has good reasons to reopen this fall

OPINION: Mercer has good reasons to reopen this fall

Savannah Smith, Contributing Writer

July 31, 2020

As Mercer students, we are united by a similar experience. After spending our junior and senior years of high school combing through college websites and going on campus tours, we all committed to Mercer University. Our decisions to matriculate here primarily represent a transaction: 120 hours of classes in exchange for a degree. However, we are not solely bound together by the pursuit of a degree. We chose Mercer because we believed in the experience it provides. 

Out-of-state students report mixed feelings about returning to Macon during pandemic

Out-of-state students report mixed feelings about returning to Macon during pandemic

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

July 26, 2020

The fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year is rapidly approaching, and Mercer University students are preparing to return to campus. Some students’ trips, however, will be a bit longer than others’.

Students protest, Peer Advisors resign over Mercer’s pandemic reopening plan

A Mercer student attends the protest for online classes at the Godsey Administration Building on July 14.

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

July 22, 2020

After Mercer University declined to offer a distance learning option this fall, some students have responded by protesting or limiting their involvement on campus.

OPINION: Mercer is making a big mistake re-opening in the fall

OPINION: Mercer is making a big mistake re-opening in the fall

Caitlyn Patton, Layout Editor

July 22, 2020

What happens when a university opens in a pandemic? Apparently, Mercer University plans to find out.

Mercer University announces changes to fall semester to combat COVID-19

Archived photo from October 26, 2019

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

June 13, 2020

Mercer Bears will return to campus in the fall, but the semester ahead will be anything but normal. In an email to students June 11, Mercer University Provost D. Scott Davis announced changes to the 2020-2021 academic calendar intended to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.  While the fall s...

How game cancellations affect student athletes

Mercer women's tennis team huddles up before match against Florida Gulf Coast University Feb. 22. Photo by Michael Rich

Lauren Rich, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2020

We have spent years cultivating our talents and sacrificing sleep, social events and sometimes our sanity to get the opportunity to compete for a university as great as Mercer. Having one of those precious four years ripped away at a moment’s notice is a loss that is just unexplainable.

Tips for online classes during the COVID-19 response

Mercer University President Bill Underwood announced on March 15 that classes have been suspended until March 23 due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

March 24, 2020

The university will move to online learning until at least April 3, and potentially through the rest of the spring term.

Breaking: Dean Pearson addresses coronavirus concerns on SGA floor

Dean of Students Doug Pearson addresses students' concerns over COVID-19 on the SGA senate floor.

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

Pearson said he’ll be hosting a public question-and-answer session in the Connell Student Center lobby on March 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

How to tell the difference between anxiety and panic, and why it’s important

How to tell the difference between anxiety and panic, and why it’s important

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

February 27, 2020

It’s important to know the differences so that you can talk to your doctor about your experiences and symptoms if you choose to seek treatment.

Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs

Bears win 106-66 against the Samford Bulldogs

Jen Jones, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

Mercer’s male basketball team had one of their best games of the season against the Samford Bulldogs on Feb. 19 with a 40 point lead in the final score.

Calling all drag queens for 3rd Annual Common Ground Drag Show

Tangerine Summers comes down from the stage to interact with the audience at last year's Common Ground drag performance.

Mary Helene Hall, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2020

Common Ground has opened a call for Mercer students to serve as volunteers or performers. Everyone is welcome, especially first-timers.

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