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Four ways to keep proper etiquette on Zoom

Four ways to keep proper etiquette on Zoom

Chance Allen, Lead Arts & Culture Writer

September 28, 2020

With COVID-19 affecting students’ day-to-day lifestyle, many are obligated to continue their learning over Zoom. Beyond using Zoom for classes, the video communications site is also used for interviews, meetings and other virtual gatherings. An important thing to remember when using Zoom is to maintain the same formalities that regularly occur in person. Here are four ways to keep proper etiquette on your Zoom calls.

BREAKING: Eight Atlanta students, five Macon students test positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Eight Atlanta students, five Macon students test positive for COVID-19

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

September 25, 2020

Fourteen people on Mercer’s Macon and Atlanta campuses tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

Support local artists: COVID-19 creates new opportunities for Theatre Macon

The cast of the play “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer

September 24, 2020

Theatre Macon, located in downtown Macon, is set to showcase “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” as a virtual performance Sept. 17-20. 

Here’s how to unplug while staying informed

Experts say that half an hour on reputable news sites 
should be enough time for you to get the scoop.

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

September 23, 2020

It’s helpful to limit our consumption of news and social media during such a tumultuous time, but it’s not realistic just to tune out all news and pretend the stressors don’t exist. Here are a few ways to stay informed while managing your mental health.

Why Mercer’s esports team is one of the most interesting club sports

Mercer Esports Captain John Bonner plays Destiny 2 with his clanmates Sunday, Nov. 20.

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

September 23, 2020

Mercer’s club level esports team is still participating in normal tryouts and matchups this year. The team plays a variety of video games competitively against other schools, creating their own schedule and choosing what games they play. All competition can be conducted online through the use of chat servers and custom lobbies. 

Pilgrimage to Penfield to stay on campus

Students visit Jesse Mercer's gravesite during 2019's Pilgrimage to Penfield.

Henry Keating, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2020

Every fall, first-year students load onto charter buses and make the “Pilgrimage to Penfield,” where students go to the site of Mercer’s founding. This year, however, new students will be attending a reimagined version of Pilgrimage to Penfield Oct. 17 in Five Star Stadium as a result of the COVI...

BREAKING: Mercer announces 36 new COVID-19 cases

BREAKING: Mercer announces 36 new COVID-19 cases

Lars Lonnroth and Emily Rose Thorne

September 18, 2020

Mercer University announced 36 new cases of COVID-19 between the Macon and Atlanta campuses in its weekly testing summary posted Friday.

Here are four albums to uplift your mood post-quarantine

Here are four albums to uplift your mood post-quarantine

Jacqueline Lamothe, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2020

Undoubtedly, this stressful time has impacted our mental health. Whether that impact has been for better or for worse, listening to music can be a healthy way to stay sane. This time has also given us an opportunity to relive some of the most iconic moments in music that may have defined our lives at one point, or discover new music that you’ll be listening to way after quarantine. Either way, here are some albums to uplift your mood.

Student files lawsuit against Mercer over spring coronavirus response

Student files lawsuit against Mercer over spring coronavirus response

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

September 15, 2020

A Mercer University senior filed a class-action lawsuit against the school on behalf of all students who paid tuition for “in-person, hands-on educational services and experiences” in the spring 2020 semester.

Mercer begins undergraduate COVID-19 surveillance testing 

Mercer begins undergraduate COVID-19 surveillance testing 

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

September 13, 2020

Mercer University began surveillance testing on the Macon campus for undergraduate students on Sept. 1. The university previously began this testing procedure in graduate and professional programs in Macon and Atlanta on Aug. 25. 

How COVID-19 affected students’ internships

How COVID-19 affected students’ internships

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2020

COVID-19 has forced students to adapt in many different ways this year. Zoom has become a classroom for many, housing may be different for some and internships went remote. Students who intended on interning during the summer didn’t anticipate a pandemic or the effects it would have on their experience and possible job opportunities in the future. 

BREAKING: Mercer reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

BREAKING: Mercer reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

September 11, 2020

Seventeen students and faculty have tested positive for COVID-19 across all campuses, according to Mercer’s weekly testing summary released Friday. The Macon campus makes up 15 of those cases, with 14 students and one faculty member testing positive.

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