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Kirby Southard is the anchor of Mercer’s offense

Kirby Southard is the anchor of Mercer’s offense

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
October 15
Filed under Football, Sports

  Kirby Southard didn’t know the quarterback he was facing in ninth grade would eventually be one of his closest teammates in college. A freshman at Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek, Southard squared off against future Mercer quarterback John Russ, a freshman at Middle Creek High S...

Running toward her future

Running toward her future

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
March 30
Filed under Sports

This past Christmas, Jenna Gipperich’s boyfriend of five years bent down on one knee atop a Hawaiian mountain and asked her to marry him. It was only fitting that Gipperich — a cross country and track runner  — hauled herself, sweaty and tired, to the top of a mountain to get engaged. ...

Capricorn office space restoration at crossroads

Capricorn office space restoration at crossroads

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor
December 3
Filed under Music, News, Uncategorized

Among the vanities housed at Bryan Nichols’ storage building sits stacks of someone else’s treasure. There are ticket stubs from every Allman Brothers Band concert in 1974-1975, photographs of artist Andy Warhol and newspapers that chronicle the rise of the presidential peanut farmer Jimmy Carter. ...

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Mercer women’s basketball team filled with new faces

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
October 29
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Ciarra Edwards (Junior Transfer): Ciarra Edwards transferred from Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to play for head coach Susan Gardner. Though she bonded with her teammates almost instantly, Edwards said it was hard at first because she felt like a freshman all over a...

Walking by faith, not by sight

Walking by faith, not by sight

Marin Guta, Digital Editor
October 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

At 8 a.m. each Wednesday—a time when most students have pressed their snooze alarms at least a dozen times—freshman Timothy Jones is in McCorkle Music Hall perfecting his rendition of Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune.” For four hours, Jones’ hands glide over the piano keys in a practice room until h...

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