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Club golf becomes newest team on campus

Club golf becomes newest team on campus

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
October 18
Filed under Sports

  Sophomore T.J. Long and junior Nathan Hahn wanted to try out for Mercer’s men’s golf team. But when they weren’t given the chance to do so, they took matters into their own hands. If they wanted to continue playing golf competitively, they’d need to come up with an alternative thems...

Baseball team practicing amid field construction

Baseball team practicing amid field construction

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
October 15
Filed under Baseball, Campus, Sports

  Mercer’s baseball field features all the standard scenery of a baseball park: grass, dirt, plates and some odd additions like a backhoe. Mercer’s OrthoGeorgia Park is currently under construction, which means that the players are forced to practice on a field that is in the process of being...

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...

Mercer football to make over $1 million from games against SEC opponents in 2017

Mercer football to make over $1 million from games against SEC opponents in 2017

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
October 13
Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Money talks. At least, enough for Mercer athletics director Jim Cole to stray from his “business plan” of scheduling one FBS school each year for Mercer football. The money isn’t the only reason, just a big one. In 2017, the Bears will play two Southeastern Conference opponents for a payday of ...

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

‘The Ruling’: Can Cinderella go to the ball twice?

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor
October 8
Filed under Columns, Football, Showcase, Sports

  One of the lasting pieces of advice my coach has told me was simply this: Anybody can do it once, but those who can back it up and do it consistently are the ones who prove to be elite Division-I athletes. And that’s true for any college sport, or really, anything in life. When we set...

An open letter to the Dean of Students regarding sexual assault at Mercer

An open letter to the Dean of Students regarding sexual assault at Mercer

Robert Roach
April 28
Filed under Opinions

Dean Pearson, My name is Robert Roach. I am a sophomore biology major and honors student trying to raise awareness of sexual assault on this campus. I attended the Q&A last night [Monday, April 18] with President Underwood and was the first person to bring up sexual assault when I asked him how...

In defense of fraternity men, a member of Alpha Tau Omega speaks out

In defense of fraternity men, a member of Alpha Tau Omega speaks out

Christopher Murdock, Contributing Writer
April 28
Filed under Opinions

A fraternity man. What thoughts come to mind when reading those words? Let me guess Total Frat Move, drinking, drugs, exclusivity — all of the above and more. Society makes it seem as if fraternities are only a realm for mischief but what they seem to hide from the masses are the positives of being a Gr...

Pedestrian bridge installed, construction continues

Pedestrian bridge installed, construction continues

Conner Wood, Editor in Chief
April 14
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The pedestrian bridge may have been installed Wednesday, April 6, but students at Mercer University shouldn’t expect construction on that side of campus to end by the time classes do. “Everything but the hotel is expected to be completed by the first of August,”said Larry Brumley, senior ...

New project allows students to speak out about sexual assault

New project allows students to speak out about sexual assault

Marin Guta, Digital Editor
April 14
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Mercer University junior Drew Winslett sat in a chair inside a dimly lit broadcast station with a printed copy of a story detailing an incident of relationship violence. But it’s not his own. Winslett is one of the student advocates for Bears Speak, a student-led sexual assault awareness video ...

MerPo dispatcher writes book on ministry

MerPo dispatcher writes book on ministry

Marin Guta, Digital Editor
March 17
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...

Women’s lacrosse: New year brings new expectations

Women’s lacrosse: New year brings new expectations

Sophie Peel, Staff Writer
February 25
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

The Mercer women’s lacrosse team is in their second competitive season, but there are some changes. With a new coaching staff, the players are starting fresh — again. This year’s team dynamic, including the relationship between player and coach, is nothing like last year, members of the group s...

Men’s lacrosse faces tough competitors

Men’s lacrosse faces tough competitors

Emma Peel, Staff Writer
February 25
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

The Mercer men’s lacrosse team kicked off their 2016 season over the weekend against Towson. Although the Bears lost the hard-fought match, the game proved to be very instructive, showing the team what they will need to work on in order to meet future success. “Opening the season against a top 15 team ...

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