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Opinion: Stores closing in Macon affects the community

Opinion: Stores closing in Macon affects the community

Suzanna Arul, Contributing Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

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...

How to help a friend who’s just had a mental breakdown

How to help a friend who’s just had a mental breakdown

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Showcase

Maybe all your finals are open-note. Maybe your parents just randomly sent you shopping money. Maybe you’re an underclassman and have a place to live on campus. But, maybe you have a friend that’s not as blessed and highly favored. In college, you’ll meet people that are doing financially, aca...

Cigarette mishap results in small fire

Cigarette mishap results in small fire

Rachel McBride, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A smoldering cigarette butt could have potentially caused a residence hall fire on Easter Sunday. Several Legacy Hall residents smelled smoke that turned out to be a burning flower bed behind their building. Mercer Police contained and extinguished the fire Freshman Daniel Lentz was on his way to e...

Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Showcase

Mercer students and Macon community members had varied reactions to the issues that arose during this year’s Bearstock, such as the cancellation of the outdoor portion. The daytime concert, which is free and open to the public, was previously scheduled for April 7 in Tattnall Square Park from 1 to...

Bear Bites: Ricky’s Tacos

Bear Bites: Ricky’s Tacos

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

Food, at the end of the day, does not depend on ornaments and circumstance to make it great. Sometimes, the best food is that which is unpretentious, tasty and affordable. Ricky’s Tacos is a reminder of that. Ricky’s Tacos,which consists of a couple of small buildings and two picnic tables located on 3717 M...

The Basic Keys to Success: Internship Style

The Basic Keys to Success: Internship Style

Addison Robinson, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

It’s that time of the year when us students are profusely searching for internships and summer jobs. Once the position is secured, what comes next? Much emphasis is placed on finding an internship or summer job, interviewing for it and being selected to participate. Most internships provide tra...

Moody Musings: What Inspires You? With Sterling Conyers

Moody Musings: What Inspires You? With Sterling Conyers

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Moody Musings, Showcase

Sterling Conyers is a senior International Affairs and Spanish double major with minors in Asian Studies and Global Health. Conyers was originally born in Stone Mountain, Ga., but she moved to Fayetteville, Ga. at the age of five. Like many Mercer students, she chose to become a bear because of the s...

Start packing for the summer sooner rather than later

Start packing for the summer sooner rather than later

Kate Eckrote, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

I used to distinguish a single junk drawer as the keeper of the miscellaneous debris littering my room. I would shove the things I didn’t have the heart to throw away (old notecards, dried-out pens, forgotten nail polish) deep into the bowels of this drawer with the understanding I would never hav...

Former Mercer adjunct professor arrested

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase

A former Mercer University adjunct professor was arrested April 14 on charges of simple battery, according to the Bibb County Jail inmate information system. The arrest came after Judy Tucker allegedly had an altercation at Cheddars on Riverside Drive with two female soldiers over a handicapped parking...

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...

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