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Macon Pops heats things up for Mercer with Latin Concert

Macon Pops heats things up for Mercer with Latin Concert

Elliot James, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Previews, Showcase

The Macon Pops orchestra is firing things up in Hawkins Arena on Friday with their end-of-season Latin concert. Titled “Latin Pop Revolution,” the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $14 for students and $24 regular price. Tickets can be purchased online from the Macon Pops webs...

Growing Pains: Where will Mercer build the new parking deck?

Growing Pains: Where will Mercer build the new parking deck?

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The parking deck previously scheduled to be constructed by the Science and Engineering Building (SEB) will no longer be built due to high costs, but the deck planned for Mercer University Drive next to the new Lofts is still underway. Senior Vice President for Marketing Communications Larry Brumley...

What’s new at the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival?

What’s new at the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival?

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Created in 1982 by Carolyn Crayton with the help of William A. Fickling Sr., the Cherry Blossom Festival has been a point of pride and of international friendship in Macon for 36 years. It has also made the city of Macon the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World, according to the festival’s website. ...

Opinion: Stop sending good vibes and start taking action

Opinion: Stop sending good vibes and start taking action

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

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...

Mercer history made: Lady Bears win SoCon championship

Mercer history made: Lady Bears win SoCon championship

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

March 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Just under a year ago, the Bears lost a heartbreaker in the SoCon title game to Chattanooga. It was the second year in a row Mercer had come up just short. “I remember all the emotions, the awful emotions, the angst of losing,” head coach Susie Gardner said. Bears guard Sydni Means said last ye...

Women’s health services will still be offered at Student Health Center after departure of OB/GYN

Women’s health services will still be offered at Student Health Center after departure of OB/GYN

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

March 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Mercer University’s Student Health Center (SHC) still provides various women’s health services even though there is no longer an OB-GYN working at the clinic. Most of these services are now performed by Kacie Milholen. Milholen holds a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) and is an Advanced Prac...

Hundreds of people are flowing through The Old Book Sale this year

Hundreds of people are flowing through The Old Book Sale this year

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A cart full of dozens of old books was wheeled through the isles of The Old Book Sale on March 1, and people filled the old building in Central City Park in search of stories for sale. The Old Book Sale was hosted by Friends of the Library from March 1 to March 4 in Central City Park at 150 Willie...

Mercer hoards 2018 postseason awards

Mercer hoards 2018 postseason awards

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

In a year stockpiled filled with accolades, Women’s Basketball senior Kahlia Lawrence was named the 2018 Southern Conference Player of the Year, highlighting a bevy of season awards for the Bears. This is Lawrence’s third consecutive year receiving the award, a SoCon first, and it comes on the heel...

Find your Passion at the next Real Talk with Dr. Obidoa  

Find your Passion at the next Real Talk with Dr. Obidoa  

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Chinekwu Obidoa is speaking about her own topic, “Finding Your Passion” on Feb. 27th at 8 p.m. as part of Mercer’s Real Talk series. Speaking in the Innovation Center, Obidoa will be the fifth person to speak in the Real Talk series, which is aimed at helping normalize student challenges by...

Student Government Association to hold informational social

Student Government Association to hold informational social

Rylee Kirk, Advertising Manager

February 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Student Government Association is holding a free social for students who may be interested in the way the Student Government Association functions and its upcoming election process. The social will be held on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Connell Student Center, conference room three. Senators...

Mercer Artist: Annie Fair

Mercer Artist: Annie Fair

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

February 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase, Theater

Annie Fair first started doing lighting design her sophomore year at Mercer while taking a class on the subject. The following summer, Professor Scot Mann offered Fair her first paid job as a lighting designer on a production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” he was directing. Sinc...

This is what’s happening with the Willet Science Center

This is what’s happening with the Willet Science Center

Drew Daws, Contributing Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Walking through the parking lot behind the Stetson School of Business it is nearly impossible to ignore the blue tarp surrounding Willet, the university’s former science center. James Netherton, executive vice president for administration and finance, said the university plans to renovate the building to fit...

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