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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

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

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

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

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

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

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. ...

Mercer Football returns: Watch out for these Bears

Mercer Football returns: Watch out for these Bears

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

August 14, 2015

Head Football Coach Bobby Lamb and his Mercer Bears are optimistic as the program enters its third season. After going an astounding 10-3 in their first season since 1941, Lamb and the Bears moved up to the Southern Conference and showed flashes of excellence, but failed to execute when it...

19 must eats in Macon: H&H, Bear’s Den, The Back Burner and more

19 must eats in Macon: H&H, Bear’s Den, The Back Burner and more

August 13, 2015

It may be known as the ‘Heart of Georgia’, but Macon’s culinary talents suggest it should be called “Georgia’s Kitchen.” From soul food and fusions to Caribbean delight, everyone's palate receives some attention in “The Central City.”

Majors Spotlight: Mercer’s three arts departments

Mary Lathem, Arts and Lifestyle Editor

August 13, 2015

Welcome to Mercer! If you are consider- ing an arts major, you’re in luck – Mercer University values excellence in the arts in a way that only a small, tight-knit univer- sity can. Of course, arts majors aren’t for everyone; choosing this path guarantees a college experience full of unique chal- lenges. That said, arts majors at Mercer can expect car...

New bear comes to the den

New bear comes to the den

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

August 13, 2015

At the first football game, there will be a new feature that has already caused an uproar among some Mercer fans. It’s a bear. A big bear. The new bronze statue measures over 10 feet long and weighs 1,800 pounds. It’s a gift to the university from retired businessman Irwin Belk, who is...

Construction disturbs convenient parking for Mercer Students

Construction disturbs convenient parking for Mercer Students

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

August 13, 2015

One day on campus and it’s already begun: the scramble for an empty spot. You may have noticed all of the construction with dread — that can’t be good for parking, right? Perhaps. But knowing where you’re supposed to park is half the battle. In the race for a space, wh...

5 Things to start your week: Cherry Blossom festival, Einstein Bros. Bagels coming to Tarver Library, Women’s Basketball win and more

5 Things to start your week: Cherry Blossom festival, Einstein Bros. Bagels coming to Tarver Library, Women’s Basketball win and more

March 23, 2015

Bagels, Bagels, Bagels The stomachs of hungry Bears rejoice. Einstein Brothers Bagels is coming to the bottom floor of Tarver Library. Einstein Bros. is the nation’s largest operator of bagel bakeries in a quick, yet casual environment. Construction on the restaurant will begin in May following gra...

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