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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. ...

First ever Flea Market coming soon to Cruz Plaza

First ever Flea Market coming soon to Cruz Plaza

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018

The Cruz Market, sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), will host a series of vendors on Friday, April 13 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Cruz Plaza. Last semester SGA Senator Michael Smith introduced the idea to have a market on Mercer’s campus that is similar to the Mulberry Market. T...

Mercer Bearitones are recording an album

Mercer Bearitones are recording an album

Elliot James, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018

The Mercer Bearitones acapella club on campus is in recording sessions for their first album. The student singing group has been meeting three times a week to record their voices since February. The entirely student-produced album is set to release at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester. ...

6lack, COIN, and DJ Throttle perform at Bearstock 2018 [GALLERY]

6lack, COIN, and DJ Throttle perform at Bearstock 2018 [GALLERY]

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

April 8, 2018

Hawkins Arena, the 3,500 seat basketball court, was outfitted with carpeted mats and mammoth speakers. Students poured into the stadium awaiting the first concert of Bearstock since the day portion had been cancelled. Because Bearstock coincides with Make it Mercer, there was no indoor space that...

EarthGang validates Atlanta’s “Royalty” with their latest album

EarthGang validates Atlanta’s “Royalty” with their latest album

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018

Atlanta is an epicenter of culture. It is literally a hub for exchange, locally and internationally. The culture that has arisen from that is truly something special. Something that has been cultivated in Atlanta is the art of making a great musician.  Music groups like Outkast, TLC and Kris Kro...

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