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Give Kids a Smile

Give Kids a Smile

Trey Spillers, Contributing Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase

In the Middle Georgia area, according to the Community Health Needs Assessment, only 43 percent of the population claimed to have access to a dentist. To help address this issue, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Georgia Dental Association (GDA) have specific funds set aside for supplies that are intended to go to the dental benefit of underserved children through an event known as “Give Kids a Smile.”

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What happens when you snapchat and drive

What happens when you snapchat and drive

Blossom Onunekwu, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Tech

Bored in class? Let’s take a picture of it. Snapchat has a new filter? Let’s test it out! It’s a habit almost everyone with a Snapchat is guilty of, including myself. And it’s a relatively harmless activity when you undermine your grades since you’re probably procrastinating. But once you take the Snapchat on the road, things can get deadly.

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Black films shine just like we knew they could

Black films shine just like we knew they could

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

The 2017 Oscars were what we needed them to be — a celebration of what black films could be.

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Justis Ward is Mr. Intramurals

Justis Ward is Mr. Intramurals

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

“I actually discovered, through intramurals, a love for soccer. I never once in my entire life thought, ‘hey, I should play soccer,’” Justis Ward said. “It is a very, very, very fun game and I appreciate intramurals for allowing me the opportunity to find that love.”

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What happens if a student gets injured while playing intramurals?

What happens if a student gets injured while playing intramurals?

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

“I was like, ‘Are you OK?’” said Brittany Mueller, an intramural supervisor at the flag football game. “And he was like, ‘Yeah, I just can’t move.’ So the ambulance had to come.”

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Club Tennis continues to grow as a team

Club Tennis continues to grow as a team

Sachin Khurana, Contributing Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

“We are improving, we are getting more members, and we are going to win tournaments,” Julia Stephen said.

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11 versus 11 intramural soccer league begins

11 versus 11 intramural soccer league begins

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

As this year’s league commences, Michael Castaneda, in his third year as Assistant Director of RSW, reported the league will have 14 teams participating this season. The league had 16 teams last year and 10 in 2015. The regular season will last until April 20 with playoffs during the last week of April.

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Two Mercer students win Goldwater scholarship

Two Mercer students win Goldwater scholarship

Rose Scoggins, Staff Writer
April 15, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Runyu Cai, a sophomore engineering student, said that after learning he received the scholarship, three thoughts stood out in his mind. “First of all, my hard work and perseverance over years paid off. Secondly, I was so grateful that there are so many people standing behind me and giving me their best support,” he said in an email. “Thirdly, I felt a great honor to be able to represent my dear Mercer University at such a high level of recognition!”

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Bearstock wows the crowd with big names and new format

Bearstock wows the crowd with big names and new format

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

“I thought I was going to hate the move to Hawkin’s arena,” junior Meghan Veuleman said. “Overall, it was my favorite Bearstock that I have been to.”

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Voters clean house, more diverse faces to serve on SGA

Voters clean house, more diverse faces to serve on SGA

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

After another record-breaking election, it’s clear that there are going to be a lot of new senators in the Student Government Association next year — including a greater number of minority students.

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Bear Bites: Wing N Burger Factory

Bear Bites: Wing N Burger Factory

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

“It was very laid back, which you can appreciate if you just want some cheap wings to-go," Matthew Boldon said.

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What makes diversity so important and why is it worth voting for?

What makes diversity so important and why is it worth voting for?

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Showcase

If you plan on voting for an SGA ticket that promises diversity on its platform, it is important to not to just vote for diversity because it has a positive connotation and it sounds good.

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