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Mercer Artist: Anisah Muhammad

Mercer Artist: Anisah Muhammad

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Anisah Muhammad discovered her love for writing at a young age. When she was in middle school, she realized she was passionate about many forms of the skill, ranging from journalistic styles to fiction.   “I guess it just naturally came out,” Muhammad said. The first poem Muhammad ever wrote focused...

Moody Musings: The importance of practicing Mindfulness

Moody Musings: The importance of practicing Mindfulness

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings, Showcase

Every month, I try to set goals. It helps me reflect and recognize growth within myself, even if it’s just from a four-week span. For the month of March, I decided that I wanted to focus on mindfulness. I told myself that in March, I want to focus on appreciating the moments and the people who ...

Trey Truitt eyes comeback after vision defect dampened last season

Trey Truitt eyes comeback after vision defect dampened last season

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

March 17, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

It’s the top of the eighth. The game is tied 7-7. One out. Runners on first and second. Full count. The conference championship is on the line. As Trey Truitt laid the bat on his shoulder, he stared at the pitcher thinking, “If the ball was coming to hit me, I had to turn and take it.” ...

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...

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