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Where in the world did bears go this summer?

Laurel Huster, Lifestyle and Opinions Editor

August 16, 2018

Over the summer, some Mercer students participated in many different internships, study abroad programs and research fellowships. Here are a few who represented the Mercer family by working all over the world. Joshua Dupaty - Research at Eastern Carolina University Joshua Dupaty participa...

Obituary: Mercer professor, poet Anya Silver

Obituary: Mercer professor, poet Anya Silver

Rylee Kirk, Advertising Manager and Lead Writer

August 14, 2018

Mercer University Professor of English, 2018 Guggenheim Fellow and Macon-based poet Anya Silver passed away this month from inflammatory breast cancer, according to Georgia Public Broadcasting. Silver’s academia included topics related to Victorian British literature, women’s literature, poetry a...

What You Missed in Macon this Summer

What You Missed in Macon this Summer

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

August 14, 2018

The Macon Bacon played (and won) their first home game The new collegiate summer baseball team -- which includes Mercer University students Brandon Michie, Ben Brock, Sean McDermott and Alex Crotty -- played their first home game at the sold-out, recently renovated Luther Williams Field in June. They de...

Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

April 24, 2018

Mercer students and Macon community members had varied reactions to the issues that arose during this year’s Bearstock, such as the cancellation of the outdoor portion. The daytime concert, which is free and open to the public, was previously scheduled for April 7 in Tattnall Square Park from 1 to...

Bear Bites: Ricky’s Tacos

Bear Bites: Ricky’s Tacos

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018

Food, at the end of the day, does not depend on ornaments and circumstance to make it great. Sometimes, the best food is that which is unpretentious, tasty and affordable. Ricky’s Tacos is a reminder of that. Ricky’s Tacos,which consists of a couple of small buildings and two picnic tables located on 3717 M...

The Basic Keys to Success: Internship Style

The Basic Keys to Success: Internship Style

Addison Robinson, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018

It’s that time of the year when us students are profusely searching for internships and summer jobs. Once the position is secured, what comes next? Much emphasis is placed on finding an internship or summer job, interviewing for it and being selected to participate. Most internships provide tra...

Moody Musings: What Inspires You? With Sterling Conyers

Moody Musings: What Inspires You? With Sterling Conyers

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 20, 2018

Sterling Conyers is a senior International Affairs and Spanish double major with minors in Asian Studies and Global Health. Conyers was originally born in Stone Mountain, Ga., but she moved to Fayetteville, Ga. at the age of five. Like many Mercer students, she chose to become a bear because of the s...

Start packing for the summer sooner rather than later

Start packing for the summer sooner rather than later

Kate Eckrote, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

I used to distinguish a single junk drawer as the keeper of the miscellaneous debris littering my room. I would shove the things I didn’t have the heart to throw away (old notecards, dried-out pens, forgotten nail polish) deep into the bowels of this drawer with the understanding I would never hav...

Amanda Thompson is Living on a Prayer

Amanda Thompson is Living on a Prayer

Hayes Rule, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Some athletes find motivation from popular quotes. Some find it from coaches or peers. Others find it from within themselves. Amanda Thompson finds it in the Bible verse, Colossians 3:23: ““Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” ...

Former Mercer adjunct professor arrested

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018

A former Mercer University adjunct professor was arrested April 14 on charges of simple battery, according to the Bibb County Jail inmate information system. The arrest came after Judy Tucker allegedly had an altercation at Cheddars on Riverside Drive with two female soldiers over a handicapped parking...

What happens if you’re a victim of crime on campus?

What happens if you’re a victim of crime on campus?

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2018

TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. The number of rape reports on the Mercer University campus increased steadily from 2014 to 2016, according to the university’...

How the crime alert system works

How the crime alert system works

Kyle Mullins and Laurel Huster

April 12, 2018

After shots were fired in Mercer Village on a Wednesday night in January, it took about 45 minutes for Mercer students to receive an emergency alert via text message about the threat. Many students and parents took to social media to raise concerns about the delay in getting an emergency alert out. ...

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