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Bear Fair 2.0: Virtual to in-person

Large groups of students attended the student organization meet and greet, also referred to as Bear Fair 2.0, on Aug. 28. This event was held after a fully virtual Bear Fair on Aug. 17 had many technical difficulties

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

September 10, 2020

According to Director of Campus Life and Student Involvement Carrie Ingoldsby, Campus Life surveyed students and student organization representatives about their experiences at the  virtual Bear Fair. About 130 individuals responded. Of those respondents, about 75% said they experienced some technical difficulties. The Caribbean Student Association was among the roughly 70 student organizations in attendance at Bear Fair 2.0. Member Tamara Barnard manned the organization’s booth for both the virtual and in-person Bear Fair.

Bear Fair goes virtual

Photo via Degy Entertainment/degy.com

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

August 5, 2020

Campus Life will be using an emerging virtual event platform called Degy World to facilitate Bear Fair, an event that introduces new students to Mercer’s student groups.

Mercer sorority members petition to change delayed recruitment guidelines

Greek Village houses the different sororities and fraternities at Mercer.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

September 18, 2019

Two years after Mercer’s Greek-letter organizations switched to a delayed recruitment policy, nearly 140 women in Panhellenic chapters have signed a petition to reverse the decision. Savannah Lackey is a sister of Alpha Delta Pi, a global health studies major and a sophomore senator in the Student Government Association. She created the petition prior to the 2019 recruitment period. “Mercer started delayed recruitment two years ago in hopes that it would bring a positive change,” Lackey wrote in the petition. “As women have been through this process, it ha...

In defense of fraternity men, a member of Alpha Tau Omega speaks out

 Alpha Tau Omega and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. raised $800 for the Susan G. Komen foundation this past October with a philanthropy powder puff game.

Christopher Murdock, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016

A fraternity man. What thoughts come to mind when reading those words? Let me guess Total Frat Move, drinking, drugs, exclusivity — all of the above and more. Society makes it seem as if fraternities are only a realm for mischief but what they seem to hide from the masses are the positives of being a Gr...

After long debate, Campus Engagement Committee remains a part of SGA

After long debate, Campus Engagement Committee remains a part of SGA

Megan Rosinko, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

After hours of deliberation spread across several different meetings, the motion to remove the Campus Engagement Committee from the Student Government Association failed Monday, April 11. The committee was introduced under the Harrison-Jolly administration after they received feedback during thei...

Suicide Awareness lecture coming soon

Kevin Hines will be visiting Mercer on February 16th. The lecture on suicide prevention is set for 7 p.m. in Willingham Auditorium.

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

In September of 2000, Kevin Hines began hearing voices. Those voices tormented him day and night, telling him that he had to take his own life in order to end the torment and depression that accompanied living. So Hines heeded their call. He caught a bus to the Golden Gate Bridge, crying t...

Dear AWARE: real questions from real students

Call (478-301-2862) to schedule an appointment with CAPS. Monday-Friday 8a.m.-5p.m.

October 14, 2015

A.W.A.R.E. is a student group of peer educators under the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) umbrella. CAPS is located behind MEP and provides free, confidential counseling to Mercer students. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-5p.m. Feel free to call (478-301-2862) and schedule an appointment at ...

Quidditch flies onto Mercer’s campus

Though players may not actually be flying, Harry Potter enthusiasts can still play the game they love.

Sterling Neill, Staff Writer

September 24, 2015

Flying brooms might soon be a common sight on Mercer’s campus. “There are plans in the making for a Quidditch Club and Quidditch Team here at Mercer,” said Amy Tureen, current librarian and future administrative coach of the planned Quidditch group. “For 2015-2016, we will play with fr...

Lofts on College Hill offering new experiences for residents

Lofts on College Hill offering new experiences for residents

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

September 9, 2015

Now that the construction is cleared away and the structures are complete, the Lofts at College Hill on Hardeman Avenue are focusing on building community through events to get residents more acquainted with downtown, the new living space, and each other. For example, on Aug. 25 the Lofts at College...

Construction disturbs convenient parking for Mercer Students

Construction disturbs convenient parking for Mercer Students

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

August 13, 2015

One day on campus and it’s already begun: the scramble for an empty spot. You may have noticed all of the construction with dread — that can’t be good for parking, right? Perhaps. But knowing where you’re supposed to park is half the battle. In the race for a space, wh...

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