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The ultimate Mercer home game survival guide

The ultimate Mercer home game survival guide

Jonathan Morey, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2019

There’s a dominant religion in the southern United States, and it’s not what you think. It’s college football. Saturdays are the most important Sabbath in the land from September to December, and no Saturdays are bigger than home games. Mercer’s campus truly comes to life whenever the Bear...

Off-Broadway production of “Frozen” comes to Macon 

Photo provided by Richard Frazier.

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

October 13, 2019

Being one of the first theatre groups to produce “Frozen, Jr.,” Theatre Macon has gained some celebrity attention. Brooklyn Nelson, the actor who plays young Elsa in the original Broadway production of “Frozen,” sent a short, 13-second video to Theatre Macon to wish them good luck during the run of their show. 

Opinion: The Caf’s inconveniences outweigh its benefits

A student places food into a container at the Fresh Food Company.

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2019

The inconveniences of the Caf are a lot more prevalent and make it a far less desirable place for lunch on campus.

Clusterscopes: A beginner’s guide to tarot

Emily Rose Thorne holds The Moon tarot card.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

October 10, 2019

Like asking someone their zodiac sign, reaching for a tarot deck when life gets confusing isn’t considered as strange as it once was. But what is the tarot, and how is it really used?

How do students feel about the digital Bear Card three months later?

A student tries to use a backup near-field communication battery to access a Blackboard Transact reader.

Ian Henshaw, Staff Photographer

October 9, 2019

Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services Ken Boyer said he hoped the new option would bring the community choice and convenience. Now that students have had the opportunity to try this new technology, some are left feeling disappointed.

Player Spotlight: Women’s soccer player scores three goals in a single game

Nicole Icen runs out to face Davidson at Bettes Stadium.

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2019

A rising star has been spotted on the Mercer Women’s Soccer team; freshman Nicole Icen from Marietta, Georgia, scored three goals in a single game against Davidson College, leading the Bears to victory.

Football concert series: Mercer’s bold new plan to increase football game attendance

Ethan Payne performs at the concert series.

Conner Hendricks, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

Partnering with the Ford Motor Company, Mercer Athletics announced that the university would hold a concert on Black Field before every home game. The series will feature well-known local talents.

Mercer Artist: A look through an art major’s sketchbook

Faith Reagin poses outside of the Fine Arts building.

Ivy Clarke, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

“Who am I?” Reagin said. “I am my own art.”

My story with birth control

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office On Women’s Health, hormonal birth control can be broken down into two subtypes: long-acting reversible contraceptives and short-acting hormonal methods.

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

September 26, 2019

Although I came in feeling like a strong woman taking charge of her health, I immediately felt like a teenage girl being warned not to get pregnant. My doctor took me through a birth control tour unprompted, showing off an IUD like a brand new Mercedes. I said I would think about it.

What you missed at Music Midtown

The crowd during Lizzo’s performance at Music Midtown.

Nadia Pressley, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2019

This year, the festival showcased artists from all the likes — Lizzo, Panic! At the Disco, you name it, they were probably there. Here’s a recap of the good, the bad and the weird at this year’s festival.

Player Spotlight: Marc Reiser’s final year to make a mark

The Cross Country team at an early morning practice.

Kylie Brown, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2019

Reiser competed in all five events last season for the Bears with a season-best 26:51.28 for the 8K.

Mercer women’s soccer gearing up for 2019 season

The Mercer Women’s Soccer Team huddles together during a game.

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2019

Mercer’s women’s soccer season is in full swing, and the team is looking to reestablish their Southern Conference dominance after a loss to Eastern Tennessee State in the first round of the playoffs last year.

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