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Sanaa Yusef and Nayahna Gordon hanging out on Cruz Plaza on Feb. 21.

OPINION: College students aren’t getting enough breaks without a formal spring break

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent March 9, 2021
Back in 2017, the National College Health Assessment released a report that said over 50% of students experienced above average or tremendous stress. That was before anyone had even thought about COVID-19, pandemics or quarantines, so it really isn’t surprising to realize that the amount of stress that students are under has skyrocketed.
Mercer basketball players Shannon Titus (21), Sydnee Boykin (2), Jill Harris (0) and Amoria Neal-Tysor (1) gather in the huddle during a 2021 Women's Basketball Game. The Mercer women's team won the Southern Conference tournament on Sunday, with Neal-Tysor winning the tournament's MVP award.

Women’s basketball dominates tournament, wins third title in four seasons

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 8, 2021
Mercer University’s women’s basketball team stormed their way through the Southern Conference Tournament, winning the championship against the No. 4 Wofford Terriers by a score of 60-38 Sunday in Asheville, North Carolina.
Should student-athletes be paid?

Should student-athletes be paid?

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer March 3, 2021
On Jan. 19, American sportscaster and radio host Dan Partick aired information from one of his sources. 
Mercer's Ross Cummings (20) fires a shot over the arm of VMI's Jake Stephens (34) during Mercer's men's basketball match against VMI Jan. 23, 2021. Cummings finished with 22 points in the contest, helping lead Mercer to an 8380 win over VMI.

Mercer men’s basketball looks to prove themselves in Southern Conference play

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer February 4, 2021
Mercer men’s basketball started off the season red-hot winning their first six games. The Bears then lost four of their next five before winning another three games in a row. In their last three games, the team showed promise for the future — but also a worrying trend. 
Mandi DeLong and Kyaria Madlock attend the men's basketball game against VMI on Jan. 23.

What’s it like to attend a Mercer basketball game during a pandemic?

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent February 3, 2021
Last semester, COVID-19 led to an adjusted sports schedule here at Mercer, including football being pushed back until spring. Mercer’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have still been able to play out their seasons, which started shortly after the official last day of classes in the fall semester. 
Students can receive virtual counseling from CAPS.

CAPS addresses new mental health needs due to COVID-19

Lars Lonnroth, Staff Writer February 1, 2021
About a fifth of students visiting Mercer’s Office of Counseling and Psychological Services have sought counseling specifically because of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on their life, data kept by CAPS shows, underscoring the additional mental health challenges COVID-19 has caused at colleges across the nation. 
What I learned during my first semester of college

What I learned during my first semester of college

McKenna Kaufman, Staff Writer February 25, 2020
While I had anticipated an influx of knowledge and ideas that I had never encountered before, the lessons I learned in five short months spanned far past my academics and instead impacted how I approached my life as a student, woman, young adult and member of society. 
5 Apps You Need in College

5 Apps You Need in College

Aliyah Dorsey March 27, 2019

College is a stressful and overwhelming time. It can be hard to keep up with your day to day activities and stay motivated to keep working throughout the semester. However, your phone is constantly by...

Jordan Strawberry (right) made three 3-point shots over a three-minute stretch to help the Bears pull away.

Bears pull away from The Citadel behind Strawberry’s second-half shooting

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor January 28, 2017

It took more than 30 minutes for someone other than Ria’n Holland to make a 3-pointer, but when it did, it came like a flood. Mercer (10-12, 4-5) pulled past The Citadel (9-15, 2-8) 82-66 Saturday behind...

Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern

Bears use 25-4 run to race past Georgia Southern

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor November 20, 2016

  The Bears chose to run their way to a win Sunday. Trailing 63-55 to Georgia Southern with under eight minutes remaining in the game, Mercer (2-1, 0-0) finished the outing on a 25-4 run to...

Demetre Rivers squares up against his Western Carolina defender. He's one of eight returning players this season.

Hoffman: Communication is ‘paramount’ in developing chemistry with new players

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor November 11, 2016

  Mercer basketball has the same amount of new players as returning athletes from last season. After finishing 19-15 last year, the Bears welcome eight fresh faces to the hardcourt this season...

Sterre Harsveld Van Der Veen crosses the ball into the box. Photo by Ethan Thompson.

Women’s soccer overwhelms Chattanooga, moves on to semis of SoCon tournament

Al Kessler, Contributing Writer November 1, 2016

After a successful regular season and a third place berth in the Southern Conference women’s soccer tournament, the Lady Bears took to the pitch to face sixth-ranked Chattanooga on Sunday evening. The...

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