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The Historic Power of the Peace Fountain

The Historic Power of the Peace Fountain

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2015


Filed under City, News, Showcase, Video

Around the year 1914 a magnificent fountain was constructed in Macon, Georgia. It stood triumphant and tall as an icon for Macon and its community members, but the Great Depression took its toll. The fountain was turned off in 1934. For years the fountain sat waterless in a garden, “unt...

Growing Pains: Changes to Dining Options Raise Questions

Growing Pains: Changes to Dining Options Raise Questions

Sophie Peel and Nicholas Wooten

September 9, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Record‐breaking freshman classes continue to push the university’s dining resources to its limits. After conducting a market match survey in the spring, Mercer’s administration took the feedback they received from interviews of faculty, staffs and students to heart when adding the two new...

Students to host speaking event supporting STEM nonprofit

Students to host speaking event supporting STEM nonprofit

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer

September 4, 2015


Filed under Campus, News, Organization Spotlight, Showcase, Tech, Uncategorized

Mercer's Entrepreneurship Engineering Education Program (MEEEP) and Robotics Club are teaming up to host a speaking event this Friday, Sept. 4 in order to raise awareness for Real I.M.P.A.C.T.  This local, non-profit organization seeks to inspire and ready young women for STEM (science, technology, engi...

New Study rooms at Tarver Library

New Study rooms at Tarver Library

September 3, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Tarver Library opened 18 new study rooms on September 1 after hearing in April that students wanted more space and more options. Eleven of these rooms are 24 hour study rooms on the first floor, in addition to seven new study rooms on the 3rd floor. Some of them are designed for individual study...

“Beauty Behind the Madness” makes the ficklest Weeknd fans proud

“Beauty Behind the Madness” makes the ficklest Weeknd fans proud

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer

September 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

From behind the shroud of animosity, alternative R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, carefully worked for years to cultivate his distinct sound. Deemed a “no-hit wonder” by the likes of The New York Times, this Canadian crooner rose to popularity without becoming the darling of a famed re...

5 things to start your week: Student parking at Mercer, Pedestrian deaths in Macon, Freshman SGA elections and more

5 things to start your week: Student parking at Mercer, Pedestrian deaths in Macon, Freshman SGA elections and more

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

August 31, 2015


Filed under Five things to start your week, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

#MercerParkingProbs In the midst of Mercer’s hectic campus construction, it’s becoming progressively more competitive for students to snag a parking spot. In fact, some students are resorting to desperate measures in order to secure a spot (seen in the picture above). Despite student complaints abo...

International Buzz: Protesters Gather in the Streets of Malaysia over Weekend

International Buzz: Protesters Gather in the Streets of Malaysia over Weekend

Elliot James, Contributing Writer

August 31, 2015


Filed under International Update, Showcase

Protesters Gather in the Streets of Malaysia over Weekend What’s the skinny? Beginning this past Saturday and continuing through the night until Sunday, activists took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur in a rally to demand Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign from office. At its height pro-democra...

One 2015 Mercer alum faces harsh realities of undocumented immigration system

One 2015 Mercer alum faces harsh realities of undocumented immigration system

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

August 27, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Scrolling through Raymond Partolan’s Facebook page, it’s easy to see that the recent Mercer alumnus has no problem keeping busy. Since graduating from Mercer University in May 2015 with two degrees in political science and Spanish, Partolan landed a job as the program coordinator for Asian American...

MerServe gives students a way to step up and serve their community

MerServe gives students a way to step up and serve their community

Jenna Eason, Photography Editor

August 27, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

A new student-run organization formed this summer with the intention of giving students an opportunity to help their community. “We’re basically the Quadworks of service,” said Hannah Vann, the coordinator of community engagement for the Center of Community Engagement. MerServe is an organiza...

Mercer Artist: Ashley Greene, Actor

Mercer Artist: Ashley Greene, Actor

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor

August 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

The wide-eyed freshman stood just behind the show curtain, fumbling with the ribbon tie slipping under her jacket bottom. Too nervous to worry about her lines, she just wanted to make sure she had her gloves and sword. She’s the quintessential perfectionist. Oscar, Mercer’s notorious theat...

ESPN3 expands to include new studio and program for fall

Jenna Eason, Photography Editor

August 27, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Mercer University’s broadcasting program is turning a new leaf with a television studio and the Mercer Video Productions program (MVP) developing this semester. “I’m super excited. It’s going to be challenging, but I think I’m ready for the challenge,” said Avery Braxton, a member of the ...

Bike Macon hopes to unite cyclists

Bike Macon hopes to unite cyclists

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

August 27, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Jeff Hugdahl has been teaching chemistry at Mercer University for 18 years. And for at least 10 of them, he’s been riding his bike to work. The trip takes him anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes and is made up of roads that weren’t designed for cycling. But Hugdahl said that isn’t an issue for him. ...

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