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Student Government Association to hold informational social

Student Government Association to hold informational social

Rylee Kirk, Advertising Manager

February 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Student Government Association is holding a free social for students who may be interested in the way the Student Government Association functions and its upcoming election process. The social will be held on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Connell Student Center, conference room three. Senators...

Mercer Artist: Annie Fair

Mercer Artist: Annie Fair

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

February 24, 2018


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

Annie Fair first started doing lighting design her sophomore year at Mercer while taking a class on the subject. The following summer, Professor Scot Mann offered Fair her first paid job as a lighting designer on a production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” he was directing. Sinc...

This is what’s happening with the Willet Science Center

This is what’s happening with the Willet Science Center

Drew Daws, Contributing Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Walking through the parking lot behind the Stetson School of Business it is nearly impossible to ignore the blue tarp surrounding Willet, the university’s former science center. James Netherton, executive vice president for administration and finance, said the university plans to renovate the building to fit...

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...

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