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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...

Mercer Bearitones are recording an album

Mercer Bearitones are recording an album

Elliot James, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Mercer Bearitones acapella club on campus is in recording sessions for their first album. The student singing group has been meeting three times a week to record their voices since February. The entirely student-produced album is set to release at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester. ...

6lack, COIN, and DJ Throttle perform at Bearstock 2018 [GALLERY]

6lack, COIN, and DJ Throttle perform at Bearstock 2018 [GALLERY]

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Showcase

Hawkins Arena, the 3,500 seat basketball court, was outfitted with carpeted mats and mammoth speakers. Students poured into the stadium awaiting the first concert of Bearstock since the day portion had been cancelled. Because Bearstock coincides with Make it Mercer, there was no indoor space that...

EarthGang validates Atlanta’s “Royalty” with their latest album

EarthGang validates Atlanta’s “Royalty” with their latest album

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Atlanta is an epicenter of culture. It is literally a hub for exchange, locally and internationally. The culture that has arisen from that is truly something special. Something that has been cultivated in Atlanta is the art of making a great musician.  Music groups like Outkast, TLC and Kris Kro...

New Neuroscience Organization hopes to strengthen community at Mercer

New Neuroscience Organization hopes to strengthen community at Mercer

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Mercer University’s Student Government Association recently approved a new club on campus: the Mercer Neuroscience Organization. Two neuroscience majors, Keerthika Ravikumar and Manvi Manyam, founded the club with hopes to make a difference at Mercer. Ravikumar and Manyam, both sophomores, said ...

Mona Chalabi delivers Women’s History Month lecture at Mercer

Mona Chalabi delivers Women’s History Month lecture at Mercer

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Pubic hair grooming injuries, the KKK, pantyhose sales, affirmative action, left-handed people, the wage gap, cervical dilation, nepotism, third nipples, the Red Fox population, pizza, the niqab, flu viruses, nose jobs and the probability that your pet will die on a plane: these are all topics that Mona ...

Mail services for students moving soon to the UC

Mail services for students moving soon to the UC

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

March 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The mailing services in the Auxiliary Services building will be moving to the University Center (UC) where Management Services is currently. The move is expected to happen during the spring semester and the summer session, Vice President of Auxiliary Services Ken Boyer said. Mailing services is m...

Bearstock 2018: What you need to know

Bearstock 2018: What you need to know

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

March 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

This year’s Bearstock will be held on April 7 at Tattnall Square Park from 1 to 6 p.m., said Mercer Live Committee Chair Sa’Haara Bryant. “Bearstock is Mercer University’s annual day-long music festival. Bearstock is the biggest event put on by QuadWorks, the campus event planning board at ...

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