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Students report case of battery, three vehicle break-ins over summer

Students report case of battery, three vehicle break-ins over summer

Meagan Hurley, Staff Writer

August 28, 2016


Filed under Crime, News

A Mercer student reported being the victim of simple battery this summer when an unknown suspect entered his dorm room and placed a pair of men’s underwear over his face before striking him.

Do not cross: Student reports sexual assault

Do not cross: Student reports sexual assault

Nicholas Wooten, Editor in Chief

May 16, 2016


Filed under Crime, News

A Mercer student reported that she was sexually assaulted April 9 at one of the Mercer loft buildings. According to the Mercer police report filed April 11, they were dispatched to the Medical Center emergency room on April 11 regarding the assault. The victim said she reported the incident to Merc...

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Garden Apartments targeted in string of weekend crimes

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, City, News

Mercer University students were targets in a string of weekend crimes following Bearstock Saturday April 9. The most violent involved a Mercer University student being robbed at gunpoint inside of his room at the 1503 Garden Apartments. Two men brandishing black pistols entered room 106 aroun...

Mercer student robbed at gunpoint in 1503 Garden Apartments

Mercer student robbed at gunpoint in 1503 Garden Apartments

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

April 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking, Crime, News, Showcase

A Mercer University student was robbed at gunpoint inside of his room at the 1503 Garden Apartments Saturday night. Two men entered the on-campus apartment around 11:30 p.m. and the pair made off with several items. Only one resident was home at the time of the incident.  “It is still under invest...

Do Not Cross: Crime Slows on Campus

Do Not Cross: Crime Slows on Campus

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor

March 31, 2016


Filed under Campus, City, News

The past month has been a quiet one for the Mercer Police department. From Feb. 15 to March 16, only three criminal incidents were reported. Two of the three crimes were thefts by taking. Feb. 15 Mercer Police responded to reports of a suspicious black male behind MEP at 8:40 a.m. The respondin...

Campus carry bill explained, Mercer sees no changes

Campus carry bill explained, Mercer sees no changes

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The Georgia House of Representatives passed a bill Feb. 22 to legalize the carry of concealed weapons on public college campuses. Bill 859, otherwise known as “Campus Carry,” allows any student 21 or over with a concealed weapons license to carry a gun anywhere on a public college or univers...

MerPo dispatcher writes book on ministry

MerPo dispatcher writes book on ministry

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Tonia Wilkes faces high-stress situations working as a Mercer Police dispatcher, but her own life experiences have taught her how to cope with crisis. Wilkes opened up about the most difficult thing she faced in her book called “Renewing Your Hope Ministry.” Although she said that she love...

Students and administration wrestle over parking

Students and administration wrestle over parking

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

“It’s like a wrestling match,” said Ashton Cubbedge, a Mercer junior who transferred from Armstrong State University this fall. In this wrestling match, it’s thousands of pounds of steel instead of flesh and bones. And the winner’s prize is a parking space instead of a gold belt. But...

Campus Crime Update: Lofts Vandalization, Car Break-ins and battery case

Campus Crime Update: Lofts Vandalization, Car Break-ins and battery case

Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

October 28, 2015


Filed under Breaking, Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

From late Sept. 30 to Oct. 12, there were three documented criminal incidents on campus

Dear AWARE: real questions from real students

Dear AWARE: real questions from real students

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized

A.W.A.R.E. is a student group of peer educators under the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) umbrella. CAPS is located behind MEP and provides free, confidential counseling to Mercer students. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-5p.m. Feel free to call (478-301-2862) and schedule an appointment at ...

Construction disturbs convenient parking for Mercer Students

Construction disturbs convenient parking for Mercer Students

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

August 13, 2015


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

One day on campus and it’s already begun: the scramble for an empty spot. You may have noticed all of the construction with dread — that can’t be good for parking, right? Perhaps. But knowing where you’re supposed to park is half the battle. In the race for a space, wh...

Two Mercer students confess to vandalizing bear statues

Two Mercer students confess to vandalizing bear statues

Marin Guta

March 18, 2015


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

Two Mercer students from Kappa Alpha fraternity confessed on Wednesday to vandalizing two bear sculptures. Mercer University's Police Department found the missing bear statues on the corner of Coleman Avenue and Adams Street at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Chief Garry Collins. The two fibergl...

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