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A Goodbye Letter to Target

A Goodbye Letter to Target

Kate Eckrote, Contributing Writer

January 20, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Goodbye forever,, Target. It’s over. Done. You’ve given up on us, and I’m fine. Really, I’m not going to cry. Because you see, Target, I’m remembering things now. Without the diverting allure of your one-dollar section  or hypnotic glare of your fluorescent lights, I can  finally see cl...

Bears edge out Mocs 74-71 in overtime thriller

Bears edge out Mocs 74-71 in overtime thriller

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Video

The Mercer Men’s basketball team (9-9, 2-3) entered its match up with the Chattanooga Mocs (6-13, 0-6) riding a wave of momentum coming off its 31-point difference thrashing of rival Samford just two days prior. In that game against Samford, the bears had secured a much needed conference win to...

Bears earn first SoCon win with 81 to 50 blowout of Samford

Bears earn first SoCon win with 81 to 50 blowout of Samford

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears (8-9, 1-3) came into Saturday’s matchup with rival Samford looking for answers. After a tough 2-point road loss to Western Carolina, the Bears had fallen to 0-3 in Southern Conference play, putting them tied for last in the standings and the wrong side of a 3 game skid. It was a c...

Bears come up a basket short in road loss to Western Carolina

Bears come up a basket short in road loss to Western Carolina

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears (7-9, 0-3) could not buy a basket in a close 58-56 road loss to SoCon rival Western Carolina (7-9, 3-1), 01/10. Stingy defense allowed the Bears to hang around until the very end. It was lack of offensive execution down the stretch that doomed the Bears, scoring just 10 points over th...

Suspect on the loose after Armed Robbery in Tattnall Square Park

Suspect on the loose after Armed Robbery in Tattnall Square Park

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor

January 14, 2018


Filed under Breaking, Crime, News, Showcase

According to Mercer’s emergency alert system, the Bibb Sheriff’s Office reported an armed robbery in Tatnall Square Park at approximately 12:49 P.M. on Jan. 14. The suspect is a black male estimated to be between 5’8 and 5’10. He was last seen wearing an orange and black jacket and running...

President Underwood offering 10,000 reward after shots fired at students in Mercer Village

President Underwood offering 10,000 reward after shots fired at students in Mercer Village

Summer Perritt and Katie Atkinson

January 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

Mercer Police reported that gunshots were fired at students who were walking in the vicinity of Mercer Village on Jan. 10. Four students and a recent graduate were in the area when a man approached them and fired six shots. No one was harmed.   The shooter escaped, running towards the Huguenin Heights neighb...

Shots fired at students in Mercer Village

Shots fired at students in Mercer Village

Sarah Pounds, Online Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Breaking, Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

On Jan. 10, Mercer Police reported that six shots were fired at students in Mercer Village. The shooter escaped, running towards Linden Ave. Nobody was injured, according to an email from Mercer Police. In an email, President Underwood referred to the shooting as a "frightening and dangerous incident." He ...

Bear Bites: Oliver’s Corner Bistro

Bear Bites: Oliver’s Corner Bistro

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

January 7, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Showcase

In a bittersweet moment for Macon restaurant goers, the long-awaited return of Ginger Stir Fry was cut short by the restaurant being bought out by new owners. Ginger is officially closed, and taking its place is Oliver’s Corner Bistro. In the heart of downtown, the same avenue with established favor...

Mercer’s SOUL project equips students for intentional discourse

Mercer’s SOUL project equips students for intentional discourse

Rose Scoggins, News Editor

January 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A new project has made its way into the heart of Mercer University. The Seeking Openness, Understanding and Learning (SOUL) Project was started this semester. “[The project was started] on campus to equip students, faculty and staff with the tools to facilitate intentional discourse on difficul...

This Mercer men’s tennis player plans to win the Southern Conference

This Mercer men’s tennis player plans to win the Southern Conference

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis

Fernando Guardia, a Mercer men’s tennis player, plans to win the Southern Conference (SoCon) with his team this year. “Well, we have high expectations now that we made it to the finals last year in the conference,” Guardia said. “I think our main objective as a team is probably winning our ...

Opinion: What should we do about gun violence?

Opinion: What should we do about gun violence?

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Showcase

According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been over 300 mass shootings in America in 2017 alone. A mass shooting is classified as a shooting where four or more people are killed or injured. These aren’t instances of happenstance, they are intentional and damaging. There is obviously an issue ...

Mercer Housing looks to foster a sense of community along with continued growth

Mercer Housing looks to foster a sense of community along with continued growth

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With about 4,700 currently enrolled undergraduate students at Mercer University, on-campus housing is nearing a full capacity between the different residence halls and lofts. “We are full. We’re real full,” said Jeff Takac, the Director of Housing at Mercer University. “We’re probably 97 p...

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