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Mercer Artist: Emily Brewer

Mercer Artist: Emily Brewer

Elliot James, Lead Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Emily Brewer remembers painting in the kitchen with her grandmother at their family home in Ohio. Both her grandparents are painters and owned a hobby store near where they lived. Getting paid in quarters, as Brewer puts it, she worked in the family arts shop rearranging and dusting products. ...

Shoot Your Shot: Bears Beat Bucs and Mocs for 17 straight wins

Shoot Your Shot: Bears Beat Bucs and Mocs for 17 straight wins

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Do you all remember my last article where I stated that it appeared as if Mercer still had some chinks in the armor and that their next two opponents would prove if they had a handle on the Southern Conference? Yeah? Well, I was wrong. I was very wrong. Mercer (20-2, 7-0) demolished the number two and n...

Business Spotlight: Dot’s Forget Me Knots

Business Spotlight: Dot’s Forget Me Knots

Nadia Pressley, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Business, News, Showcase

Dot’s Forget Me Knots is a quaint boutique tucked away on Cherry Street in downtown Macon.  Selling unique and classy pieces of women’s clothing, the shop has been open for over 15 years under the ownership of Macon local, Dot Ridley.   After a year at her original location in west Macon, Ridley deci...

How to stick to your fitness goals in 2018

How to stick to your fitness goals in 2018

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018


Filed under Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Showcase

The new year is here, and there is no better way to reinvent yourself for 2018 than to strive to get fit and healthy. Unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions do not often last. According to Statistic Brain, in Jan. 2017, only 9.2% of Americans felt they were successful in achieving their new year goals. After the end of an exciting holida...

Shoot Your Shot: Bears set and extend program record with 15 consecutive wins

Shoot Your Shot: Bears set and extend program record with 15 consecutive wins

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Put three more in the W column for the women’s basketball team after it collected impressive wins over SoCon opponents in the last week. The winning streak extended to 15 games, but the last two are proof that there is still work to be done for the Bears. “We got off to a great start in the first ...

Students raise concerns about speaker selection for Founder’s Day

Students raise concerns about speaker selection for Founder’s Day

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Mercer’s Student Government Association announced today that they will meet with administrators to discuss Founders’ Day after hearing complaints on the selection of keynote speaker Jay Sekulow. Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice and a member of President Donald Trump’s leg...

Suspect in Mercer Village shooting has been arrested

Suspect in Mercer Village shooting has been arrested

Summer Perritt, News Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

A suspect in the shooting that occured in Mercer Village two weeks ago has been arrested according to an email sent out by President Underwood Jan. 24. The suspect was arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and is believed to be connected to three murders, a robbery that occurred in Tatnall S...

Mercer opens the doors to new opportunities with the Spearman C. Godsey Science Center

Mercer opens the doors to new opportunities with the Spearman C. Godsey Science Center

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Students all over campus looked at their schedule to see a new building code for their classroom: GSC. “I was trying to figure out for the longest what it was,” said Alexandria Williams, a senior pre-medical student. Once she figured it out, Williams said she was excited to be in “the new building...

Travel the skies with Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

Travel the skies with Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

Elliot James, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

This Friday, travel the night with the Museum of Arts and Sciences’ monthly planetarium and observatory event. Sky Over Macon occurs on the fourth Friday of every month. It allows museum visitors the opportunity to watch a uniquely live planetarium show and take a glimpse of our solar system from a fe...

Bears late game heroics not enough in 70-66 overtime road loss to UNCG

Bears late game heroics not enough in 70-66 overtime road loss to UNCG

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears (10-10, 3-4) were without injured leading scorer Ria’n Holland in Saturday’s SoCon matchup with the UNCG Spartans (14-5, 5-1), owners of three straight wins over the Bears. It was the best team the Bears had played since their home loss to ETSU on Dec. 31, 2017. The absence o...

Ria’n Holland out at least 2-3 weeks with right wrist injury

Ria’n Holland out at least 2-3 weeks with right wrist injury

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Mercer leading scorer Ria’n Holland will miss at least 2-3 weeks with a right wrist injury, according to the program. He will then be evaluated once again after that timespan. Holland suffered the injury Jan. 18 in the second half of a 62-56 win over Virginia Military Institute. Holland, a membe...

The Rainbow Connection Committee is open to applicants

The Rainbow Connection Committee is open to applicants

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Common Ground’s Rainbow Connection Committee is currently accepting applications to join their spring semester team. The committee’s goal is to allow professors and student leaders to become certified in conscious and empathetic communication with Mercer students within the LGBTQ community, accordi...

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