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Two students high five on the shoulders of friends while listening to the Jesse McCartney act during Bearstock on April 17, 2021.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bearstock 2021 features Jesse McCartney

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor April 19, 2021
Mercer University's annual Bearstock took place April 17 on Cruz Plaza. The outdoor event, which was free and open to all Mercer students, featured headliner Jesse McCartney.
Dean Douglas Pearson congratulates SGA President and Vice President Elects Rylan Allen and Natalie Yaeger.

BREAKING: Rylan Allen and Natalie Yaeger win SGA election

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor March 30, 2021
SGA announced the result in the Connell Student Center lobby Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Election Marshall Jake McCarthy and current SGA President Savannah Lackey rolled out a banner with the results: 623 votes for Allen/Yeager and 411 for Bearden/Mills.
Presidential candidates Ashton Bearden and Rylan Allen and vice presidential candidates Kaleb Mills and Natalie Yeager participate in the SGA debate moderated by Mary Helene Hall.

SGA Presidential debate features student questions, in-depth discussion

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 26, 2021
Mercer’s Student Government Association held its 2021 Presidential Debate in the Connell Student Center Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The event featured discussions between presidential candidates Rylan Allen and Ashton Bearden and vice presidential candidates Natalie Yeager and Caleb Mills.
Sanaa Yusef and Nayahna Gordon hanging out on Cruz Plaza on Feb. 21.

OPINION: College students aren’t getting enough breaks without a formal spring break

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent March 9, 2021
Back in 2017, the National College Health Assessment released a report that said over 50% of students experienced above average or tremendous stress. That was before anyone had even thought about COVID-19, pandemics or quarantines, so it really isn’t surprising to realize that the amount of stress that students are under has skyrocketed.
Senior Jadon Murad gives opening remarks at Middle Ground, hosted Monday Jan. 18 by Mobilize Mercer and Real Talk.

Mercer community gathers to reach a ‘middle ground’

Nadia Pressley, Lifestyle & Opinion Editor January 27, 2021
Mobilize Mercer and Real Talk came together to organize Middle Ground, a “deliberative dialogue” for the Mercer community to take a deep look into what they feel following the demonstration at the Capitol. The event was held Jan. 18 in Willingham Auditorium. Masks and social distancing guidelines were enforced. 
Student convicted of violating quarantine released from custody in Cayman Islands, future at Mercer unclear

Student convicted of violating quarantine released from custody in Cayman Islands, future at Mercer unclear

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor January 20, 2021
The Mercer University student convicted of violating local COVID-19 quarantine laws in the Cayman Islands was released from custody Friday, but her status as a Mercer student is not yet publicly known.
Only about 13% of Mercer undergraduates hail from outside of Georgia.

Out-of-state students report mixed feelings about returning to Macon during pandemic

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor July 26, 2020
The fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year is rapidly approaching, and Mercer University students are preparing to return to campus. Some students’ trips, however, will be a bit longer than others’.
A Mercer student attends the protest for online classes at the Godsey Administration Building on July 14.

Students protest, Peer Advisors resign over Mercer’s pandemic reopening plan

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief July 22, 2020
After Mercer University declined to offer a distance learning option this fall, some students have responded by protesting or limiting their involvement on campus.
Archived photo from October 26, 2019

Mercer University announces changes to fall semester to combat COVID-19

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief June 13, 2020
Mercer Bears have returned to campus for the fall, but the semester ahead will be anything but normal.
Sophomore T.J. Long helped start the Mercer club golf team in order to gain recognition from the varsity program. Photo courtesy of T.J. Long.

Club golf becomes newest team on campus

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor October 18, 2016

  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...

Redshirt senior Howard Joe practices catching low balls as construction crews work on building the new baseball stadium. Photo by Carson McGorry.

Baseball team practicing amid field construction

Will Darragh, Staff Writer October 15, 2016

  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,...

Photo courtesy of Kirby Southard.

Kirby Southard is the anchor of Mercer’s offense

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor October 15, 2016

  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,...

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