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Opinion: The Lofts aren’t as luxury as they’d like you to think

Opinion: The Lofts aren’t as luxury as they’d like you to think

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

August 14, 2019

Rent is $810 per month, not including utility fees or the security deposit. Despite the luxury price, Bear Card systems break and stay broken, the hallways are home to more than their fair share of bugs and — worst of all — the privacy you think you’re getting doesn’t materialize.

New campus-wide renovations to prepare for the 2019-20 year

New campus-wide renovations to prepare for the 2019-20 year

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

August 14, 2019

Every summer, Mercer University budgets for new renovations while most students are off campus.  “You have to think about how you renew your campus and make your investments wisely,” said James Netherton, the executive vice president for administration and finance.  After looking into what...

Planning underway for new upperclassmen residence hall, parking deck on Mercer’s campus

Planning underway for new upperclassmen residence hall, parking deck on Mercer’s campus

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

March 31, 2019

New housing will be coming to Mercer University by fall 2021. “We’re in the process of looking at plans and meeting with contractors for designs,” Jeff Takac, director of housing and residence life, said. The new building will house around 300 students and will be geared towards uppercla...

Opinion: Students should be allowed to stay on campus during winter break

Opinion: Students should be allowed to stay on campus during winter break

Chas Pridgen

November 29, 2018

Students who pay over $6,000 a year for on-campus housing should be allowed to live in their rooms when they want to. Forcing students to move out during breaks is an unnecessary hassle for everyone involved, and frankly isn’t fully justifiable. There are many reasons why a student would prefer to stay on cam...

International Students Can’t Go “Home for the Holidays”

International Students Can’t Go “Home for the Holidays”

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

December 5, 2015

Once winter break officially begins Dec. 13, Mercer requires that all on-campus housing be cleared of students.  At this time, card access will be turned off for all residence halls, apartments and Greek houses. For many who live on-campus, this break means making a trip back home to spend the h...

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