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Indie-folk duo Penny and Sparrow is coming to Macon

Indie-folk duo Penny and Sparrow is coming to Macon

Conner Cable

November 11, 2018


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Indie-folk duo Penny And Sparrow will be in Macon for a show at the Hargray Capitol Theater on Nov. 14th at 8 p.m. The duo is currently on tour in support of their latest album release, 2017’s “Wendigo.” According to their website, Penny And Sparrow started in a college dorm at Texas Universi...

SGA discusses plans to update printing payment system in Tarver Library

SGA discusses plans to update printing payment system in Tarver Library

Kylie Brown

November 5, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government, Uncategorized

The Student Government Association (SGA) approved Bear Grants for several student organizations by unanimous consent Oct. 15, including the Aces Up Card Club, Bear it Naturally and the Public Heart Coalition. SGA also provided additional Conference and Lodging funding for the Model Arab League to at...

How does Mercer decide when to cancel classes for inclement weather?

How does Mercer decide when to cancel classes for inclement weather?

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

November 3, 2018


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Hurricane Michael swept through Middle Georgia mid-October, prompting closures across the region. Mercer University announced Tuesday, Oct. 9 that undergraduate classes scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10 would be rescheduled, but students at the Walter F. George School of Law a mile away were still expe...

Mercer grows international presence by expanding service programs abroad

Mercer grows international presence by expanding service programs abroad

Emily Rose Thorne and Mandi DeLong

November 3, 2018


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Mercer University students and graduates have more opportunities to work and volunteer abroad than ever before as the school focuses on growing its international presence. Some previously existing programs have expanded to accommodate more students, while others are opening applications for the first time...

Mercer welcomes its largest and most qualified class of all time (again)

Mercer welcomes its largest and most qualified class of all time (again)

Emily Rose Thorne

September 28, 2018


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Mercer University’s freshman class of 2022 follows recent trends in boasting significant growth, impressive diversity statistics and high academic qualifications compared to other regional colleges and universities. Academics Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management Kelly Halloway said t...

How to Volunteer in Macon: Loaves and Fishes

How to Volunteer in Macon: Loaves and Fishes

Aliyah Dorsey

September 28, 2018


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Loaves and Fishes is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of services including bag lunches, shower facilities, clothes and a laundromat for the community they serve. The program has been running for 50 years and serves 500 people every week. “(Loaves and Fishes is) the best-ke...

Bear Bites: I Ate All Fifteen Burgers in Macon Burger Week

Bear Bites: I Ate All Fifteen Burgers in Macon Burger Week

Will Darragh

September 4, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Macon Burger Week was an event that brought people out to local restaurants by offering specialty burgers for only $5. Fifteen different restaurants participated in the event, so there were 15 different burgers to try. I ate all 15 of the burgers in one week. It was a difficult challenge, but I was...

Local theater opportunities in Macon

Local theater opportunities in Macon

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater, Uncategorized

Macon is home to a handful of community theaters. If you’re interested in taking to the stage, helping out backstage, or maybe just going to see some performances, here are some upcoming local opportunities. Mercer University Theatre: Right here on campus, Mercer’s theater department has big plans for t...

Strawberry’s game winner lifts Bears over Terriers in season finale

Strawberry’s game winner lifts Bears over Terriers in season finale

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

Wofford guard Trevor Stumpe pulled up for the jump shot with 15 seconds to go and drilled it, sinking the hearts of the Mercer faithful. Coach Hoffman called a timeout, attempting to draw up the perfect play to guide his team to victory. “We actually changed the play right before we threw the ball i...

Bears crush VMI for fourth consecutive win

Bears crush VMI for fourth consecutive win

Christian Hartley, Staff Writer

February 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

"I love winning like this,” coach Hoffman said after Thursday’s game. For this first time since January 13, the Bears put together a truly dominate performance on both ends of the floor en route to an 82-58 blowout victory over the Virginia Military Institute Keydets. Mercer opened the ga...

The Cluster Roundup

Kyle Mullins, Sports Editor

October 10, 2017


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Men’s Soccer The Men’s soccer team has been steadily working to improve their season. Since the last update they’ve improved their season to a 4-5-3 record. They faced a close game against the University of North Carolina Greensboro Oct. 7. A goal by UNCG’s Thordur Johannesson ended the m...

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