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5 Free Ways To Get Outside In Macon

5 Free Ways To Get Outside In Macon

Laurel Huster, Lifestyle and Opinion Editor

February 12, 2019

If you’re a Georgia native, you know that sometimes the weather here can be unpredictable. Sometimes it’s 75 degrees in February. As we start moving towards spring, and the weather warms up, you may be looking to get some fresh air. Here are five places in Macon to get outdoors, whether you are c...

Bear Bites: Le Pho Brings Fresh Vietnamese Flavors to Macon

Bear Bites: Le Pho Brings Fresh Vietnamese Flavors to Macon

Will Darragh

February 12, 2019

Macon has its fair share of Southern eateries and burger joints, and it also has a few spots to try food from completely different cultures. Le Pho, located on Zebulon Road, offers food entirely unlike typical American fair. Le Pho offers a variety of Vietnamese dishes, including the satisfying so...

How to Have a Happy Pal-entine’s Day

How to Have a Happy Pal-entine’s Day

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

January 30, 2019

As Valentine’s Day rolls around, many people are thinking about how to show that special someone they are loved and appreciated. However, if you don’t have someone to spend Valentine’s Day with, here are five ways you can celebrate Pal-entine’s Day with your best buds. 1. Have a Night on th...

Behind the Scenes: Mercer’s ESPN3 Team

Behind the Scenes: Mercer’s ESPN3 Team

Sterling Neill

January 29, 2019

For sports lovers, the experience of watching games is important. It’s because of this that the members of Mercer’s ESPN3 team work hard to record games for all students, employees and those watching from home. According to ESPN3 member Iran Imbert, every production usually consists of cameram...

‘She was always helping everyone:’ Mercer community remembers Carmen Hicks

‘She was always helping everyone:’ Mercer community remembers Carmen Hicks

Natalie Yaeger

January 28, 2019

Carmen Hicks, Mercer University senior administrative assistant for the English, Mathematics and Africana Studies departments, passed away Jan. 4 when her car collided with a tractor-trailer on Highway 49, according to an emailed statement from the University. Hicks, 53, was from Warner Robins and worked...

Renovated Willet Science Center to open this fall

Renovated Willet Science Center to open this fall

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

January 28, 2019

Willet Science Center will re-open this fall, giving a new home to the psychology, computer science, public health and athletic training programs. Last year, it was projected that construction would be completed in time for the 2019 spring semester. James Netherton, executive vice president for administration and finance, said that was “the mos...

Opinion: 3 easy steps to be more sustainable

Opinion: 3 easy steps to be more sustainable

Jadon Murad

January 28, 2019

Being passionate about the environment is very frustrating. It seems like at every corner, there is opposition and resistance that only furthers the climate change problem. The President of the United States has openly expressed his disbelief in climate change. Companies in various industries conti...

Bears beat Cadets en route to second straight win

Bears beat Cadets en route to second straight win

Christian Hartley, Sports Editor

January 27, 2019

Mercer men’s basketball hadn’t won a game by more than six points in nearly two months. That all changed Thursday night as the Bears (8-12, 3-5) throttled the Virginia Military Institute Keydets  (7-13, 1-7) by way of an 88-68 blowout victory. The game was never really close. Mercer’s Ross C...

New Title IX coordinator selected amid controversial federal changes

New Title IX coordinator selected amid controversial federal changes

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead News Writer

November 27, 2018

Mercer University selected a new Title IX Coordinator in November to replace Interim Coordinators Doug Pearson and Rhonda Lidstone. Sharon Stellato, former senior investigator at West Virginia University (WVU), plans to bring her experience with innocence claims to the Title IX process at Mercer. ...

Mercer Landing II lofts nearing completion as Phase V gets a pet-friendly update

Mercer Landing II lofts nearing completion as Phase V gets a pet-friendly update

Rylee Kirk

November 27, 2018

Construction on the new “Mercer Landing II” lofts is nearing completion. The new lofts will be open and available to students in August 2019. In comparison to Phase V, the existing Lofts at Mercer Landing,  the new building will be “similar yet with its own flair,” said Jonathan Leake, Dir...

Police Blotter: 5 car break-ins, backpacks and bike reported stolen

Police Blotter: 5 car break-ins, backpacks and bike reported stolen

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

November 15, 2018

Entering auto by Orange Street apartment Reporting Officer Gary Mills responded Oct. 3 to a complaint from a student living in the Orange Street apartments that his car had been broken into overnight. The police report provided to The Cluster contained no further details. Bike theft in Plunke...

How a Mercer freshman balances college and an award-winning company

How a Mercer freshman balances college and an award-winning company

Sterling Neill

November 14, 2018

Managing a small business, going to school, and having a social life is difficult. Luke Kolbie, owner of Kingfisher Leather Co. and Mercer freshman, said he believes that it is possible to manage all of these moving pieces in his life. “My strategy has been to go hard all week with school and busi...

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