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The Dish on New Dining Options

The Dish on New Dining Options

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer
September 24, 2015
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions, Showcase

After dealing with limited food choices for years, many returning students were happy to welcome the new on-campus dining options. While I may be among the population of those singing the restaurants’ praises, I believe there are still some issues that need to be addressed.  Let me give you the dish.   ...

Quidditch flies onto Mercer’s campus

Quidditch flies onto Mercer’s campus

Sterling Neill, Staff Writer
September 24, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Flying brooms might soon be a common sight on Mercer’s campus. “There are plans in the making for a Quidditch Club and Quidditch Team here at Mercer,” said Amy Tureen, current librarian and future administrative coach of the planned Quidditch group. “For 2015-2016, we will play with fr...

Restaurants for Mercer Landing Development Announced

Restaurants for Mercer Landing Development Announced

Sarah Pounds, News Editor
September 22, 2015
Filed under City, News, Showcase

Chen's Wok, Papa John's Pizza, and (potentially) Momma Goldberg's Deli will be coming to Mercer Landing.

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5 Things you missed in Mercer sports

5 Things you missed in Mercer sports

Gabe Garcia, Contributing writer
September 17, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

1.This week Mercer University’s football team held elections and named six captains for the upcoming season. Head Coach Bobby Lamb confirmed that the team held a voting and named three offensive and three defensive captains. From the Bears offense, wide receiver Jordan Marshall, quarterback John Russ...

First Service Saturday of the semester is on the horizon

First Service Saturday of the semester is on the horizon

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer
September 16, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

MerServe aims to heighten community involvement among students this year by hosting monthly Service Saturdays, which will place student volunteers in contact with local non-profits in need of aid.

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Freshman Senators join the table

Freshman Senators join the table

Sarah Pounds, News Editor
September 14, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

Every fall, five freshman join the SGA senate table with a plan to leave their mark on Mercer. This year's class president is Alexandra Kirschbaum, the only girl of the freshman senator set. She was class president for three years in high school and said that she is going to work hard to reach...

Mercer student wins Miss America Pageant

Marin Guta, Digital Editor
September 13, 2015
Filed under Breaking, News, Showcase

The next time Betty Cantrell steps onto Mercer's campus, she'll be wearing a new crown. The Warner Robin's native beat out  51 contestants on the nationally televised pageant from Atlantic City. Cantrell is the second "Miss Georgia" to garner the title. The 21-year-old wowed the judges durin...

Get to Know Your SGA Vice President

Get to Know Your SGA Vice President

Taylor Jolly, SGA Vice President
September 11, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Student Government

When I stepped onto campus three years ago, I never imagined how much this university would pour into me. It seems like last semester I was meeting my freshman roommate, taking an hour to search for my classes on the quad and pretending to be cooler than I actually was. Now, here I am as a senior welc...

Local professors’ artwork shines in “Art of the Academics” exhibit

Local professors’ artwork shines in “Art of the Academics” exhibit

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer
September 11, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

From Aug. 7 through Aug. 28, Macon was indulged with an exhibit entitled “Art of the Academics” held at the 567 Center for Renewal. The artwork in the exhibit was created by faculty from various institutions in the area, including Professors Marlin Adams of Gordon State College, Shannon Riddle o...

Mercer Students Bring Art to Residents of Local Housing Project

Mercer Students Bring Art to Residents of Local Housing Project

Laura Ann Harrell, Contributing Writer
September 9, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

A new student-run arts program launched on Aug. 31 seeking to bring the joy of creative expression to residents young and old of the Tindall Heights public housing project. One of the volunteers for the program is Gabrielle Carter, a sophomore nursing major at Mercer with a talent for art. She works w...

The Historic Power of the Peace Fountain

The Historic Power of the Peace Fountain

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer
September 9, 2015
Filed under City, News, Showcase, Video

Around the year 1914 a magnificent fountain was constructed in Macon, Georgia. It stood triumphant and tall as an icon for Macon and its community members, but the Great Depression took its toll. The fountain was turned off in 1934. For years the fountain sat waterless in a garden, “unt...

Growing Pains: Changes to Dining Options Raise Questions

Growing Pains: Changes to Dining Options Raise Questions

Sophie Peel and Nicholas Wooten
September 9, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Record‐breaking freshman classes continue to push the university’s dining resources to its limits. After conducting a market match survey in the spring, Mercer’s administration took the feedback they received from interviews of faculty, staffs and students to heart when adding the two new...

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