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Bears late game heroics not enough in 70-66 overtime road loss to UNCG

Bears late game heroics not enough in 70-66 overtime road loss to UNCG

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Mercer Bears (10-10, 3-4) were without injured leading scorer Ria’n Holland in Saturday’s SoCon matchup with the UNCG Spartans (14-5, 5-1), owners of three straight wins over the Bears. It was the best team the Bears had played since their home loss to ETSU on Dec. 31, 2017. The absence o...

Ria’n Holland out at least 2-3 weeks with right wrist injury

Ria’n Holland out at least 2-3 weeks with right wrist injury

Hayes Rule, Lead Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Mercer leading scorer Ria’n Holland will miss at least 2-3 weeks with a right wrist injury, according to the program. He will then be evaluated once again after that timespan. Holland suffered the injury Jan. 18 in the second half of a 62-56 win over Virginia Military Institute. Holland, a membe...

The Rainbow Connection Committee is open to applicants

The Rainbow Connection Committee is open to applicants

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Common Ground’s Rainbow Connection Committee is currently accepting applications to join their spring semester team. The committee’s goal is to allow professors and student leaders to become certified in conscious and empathetic communication with Mercer students within the LGBTQ community, accordi...

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...

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