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Spring Break for Service applications open now

Spring Break for Service applications open now

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Spring Break for Service (SB4S) is an alternative spring break program for students led by MerServe, the student-led board that creates service projects. SB4S exposes students to the needs of others in central Georgia. Their focus is a range of social issues, including poverty and homelessness, food ...

Disabled students find it difficult to navigate campus

Disabled students find it difficult to navigate campus

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Mercer is made of a series of tall staircases that can make it difficult for disabled students to navigate the campus and participate in campus life. Everywhere you look there is a different set of stairs to get from one destination to the next. In fact, in some places, the stairs are the only way to g...

Growing Pains: This is what the Mercer Village vendors think about parking

Growing Pains: This is what the Mercer Village vendors think about parking

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Mercer Village vendors, like Francar’s Buffalo Wings and Nu-Way, said they believe the parking situation in Mercer Village dissuades customers from coming to their stores. “We love being there, but parking not being available on the street or in the commercial spaces is hindering our business,...

Postmodern Jukebox is bringing their “energizing and electric” covers to the Grand

Postmodern Jukebox is bringing their “energizing and electric” covers to the Grand

Elizabeth Daniels, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Previews, Showcase

Coming to Macon Monday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Postmodern Jukebox will be performing in the Grand Opera House. “Many students’ impression of the Grand is that it’s old and stuffy and not for them,” Director of Arts Marketing Sarah Webster said. “But that’s just not true at all.” The ba...

10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Macon for Valentine’s Day

10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Macon for Valentine’s Day

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it can be very stressful trying to make the perfect reservation. There are so many options, and it can be overwhelming trying to narrow down which restaurants have the best reviews and the most reasonable prices. So to make your Valentine’s Day planning...

The recent government shutdown explained and what to expect if it happens again

The recent government shutdown explained and what to expect if it happens again

Cooper Lentz, Contributing Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The United States government closed in early January and it may do so again after the senate votes on the night of Feb. 8. Many people may not have really understood what the shutdown meant the first time or what to expect moving forward. This leads to the question: how does a government shutdown affe...

Jay Sekulow delivers 2018 Founders’ Day address despite student opposition

Jay Sekulow delivers 2018 Founders’ Day address despite student opposition

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Alumnus Jay Sekulow, a lawyer on Trump’s personal legal team and a prominent figure in the conservative Christian movement, returned to campus Feb. 6 to deliver the 2018 Founders’ Day address. The annual event, which typically occurs with little fanfare, attracted controversy this year when stude...

Tennis player Sam Philp doesn’t plan on slowing down now that he’s a nationally ranked player

Tennis player Sam Philp doesn’t plan on slowing down now that he’s a nationally ranked player

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Tennis, Video

Sam Philp was just named Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week after Mercer’s wins against Georgia Southern and Alabama State Jan. 23 and 26. The senior from Great Britain has been riding a wave of confidence ever since he became the first player in Mercer tennis history to be n...

Carl Fambro: The man behind 25 years of Francar’s wings

Summer Perritt, News Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Business, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

Francar’s Restaurant in Mercer Village has been a staple in the Mercer Community for years, but not many students know the man behind the popular wingstop. Carl Fambro started the business over 25 years ago. Growing up in Macon his whole life, Fambro attended Central High School before going to Me...

Opinion: Jay Sekulow should be allowed to speak at Founder’s Day

Opinion: Jay Sekulow should be allowed to speak at Founder’s Day

David Stokes III, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

Let me begin by stating that I find the political philosophy of Jay Sekulow repugnant, and his disdain for the LGBT community, Muslims and undocumented immigrants is directly contrary to my values as a liberal. I strongly believe that all people, regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, g...

Opinion: SGA senator speaks out against Sekulow

Opinion: SGA senator speaks out against Sekulow

Joseph Muldrew, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

What does it mean to be a Mercerian? President William Underwood and Student Government Association (SGA) President Olivia Buckner have clearly answered my question when they chose to lionize Jay Sekulow, a Mercer alumni and lawyer for President Trump, as our Founder’s Day speaker. In Buckner’s ey...

Mercer’s Club Baseball team has plans to take off in their second year

Mercer’s Club Baseball team has plans to take off in their second year

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 4, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

“We just want to play...all the time,” said Mercer Club Baseball player Layton Sheets.   The team started last year after Sophomore Ryan Fields and some friends were looking to play baseball and realized that there was no club or intramural teams to do so. Today, they’re in the middle ...

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