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Research that Reaches Out gives opportunities for students to share their ideas

Mercer students Brent Lunsford (top left) and Andrew Wilzman (bottom left) work on a catapult with professors Chamaree de Silva and Jeff Pullen. As a part of a Research that Reaches Out Summer Program, they designed, built, and delivered low-cost mobile labs for Central High School.

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

October 16, 2016

Research that Reaches Out is an organization that aids students with completing projects that help solve local, national, or global issues. The organization will be having their visionary student panel on Oct. 11 from 6-8 p.m. The major theme for this year is economic freedom and what it means to stu...

Mercer’s Common Ground attends the Atlanta Pride Festival to celebrate love

Atlanta Pride is the largest pride festival in the Southeast.

Jayla Moody, Staff Writer

October 16, 2016

Mercer’s LGBT-Straight alliance student organization Common Ground attended the 46th annual Atlanta Pride Festival to celebrate love with others in attendance. Cultural exhibits, comedy showcases, dance parties and other events were held throughout the city. The festival was Saturday, Oct....

Enactus aims to stimulate local business innovation

Enactus 2016-2017 Executive Board: Mary Vo, Chirag Datta, Taylor Palmer, Faiz Aly, Erica Manning, and James Bronk.

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016

Enactus is an international organization present in 36 countries where it’s active in more than 17,000 universities. Now, they’ve made their way to Mercer University. Enactus — “En-trepreneurial, Act-ion, and Us” — is a community service based organization that implements entrepreneur...

Historic Macon announces second annual Fading Five list

The Train Recreation Center was built by Bibb Manufacturing Company in 1920 as part of a movement for humane treatment of textile mill workers, according to Historic Macon's website. The building now faces demolition by neglect.

Elliot James, Staff Writer

October 2, 2016

The Historic Macon Foundation recently released its new Macon’s Fading Five list for 2016. This list showcases the top five historic structures and properties throughout Macon that are at-risk by neglect or possible demolition. The public nomination for these properties is made in May each year, and t...

Students look to establish pediatric cancer fighting organization

Students look to establish pediatric cancer fighting organization

Taylor Dowse, Contributing Writer

August 21, 2016

Twenty students at Mercer University are in the process of establishing an official crew organization for Love Your Melon (LYM), a student-run apparel brand dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer. Haleigh Svede, a senior crew member, is one student who is a part of that initiative. She knows what it’s...

Mercer On Mission groups begin work in developing countries

Photo courtesy of Mercer Media Relations.

Abbey Reddig, Contributing Writer

May 25, 2016

Shopping list: large backpack, hiking pants, sandals and malaria pills. These are some of the items necessary for Mercer students and faculty members participating in Mercer On Mission programs this summer as they work on various projects in developing countries. “The overall objective for ...

Witness First, Kicks Second

Witness First, Kicks Second

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016

Hayden Blessing is a shoe fanatic. But one day three years ago, that all changed.

Knight Cities Challenge offers way to tighten the scope of QEP projects

Knight Cities Challenge offers way to tighten the scope of QEP projects

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

October 20, 2015

The Visionary Student Panels held last week as a part of Mercer's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) were a way of showcasing student ideas for improving the local and global community. Until Oct. 27, another platform is offering a similar opportunity to Mercer students and community members alike. The...

Fresh Off the Docket

Fresh Off the Docket

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

September 21, 2015

Here are the things you need to know from the Sept. 21 SGA Senate

First Service Saturday of the semester is on the horizon

Janea Feeney helps paint the exterior of a house as part of the 2014 MLK Day of Service.

Katie Atkinson, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2015

MerServe aims to heighten community involvement among students this year by hosting monthly Service Saturdays, which will place student volunteers in contact with local non-profits in need of aid.

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