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Men’s lacrosse faces tough competitors

Midfielder Jackson Teague attempts a run on the goal at practice, defended by midfielder Rob Serafin.

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

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 ...

Friends, family say Bryan left powerful legacy

Jibri Bryan goes up against a defender in the Bears' game against the Chattanooga Mocs, February 2015.

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

February 25, 2016

Whenever Jibri Bryan jumped above the rim in Hawkins Arena, the stadium lights would almost form a halo around his 6-foot-4 frame. The sixth-year senior will never step foot on the court again. He was tragically shot and killed on Feb. 2 at the Flash Foods gas station on the corner of Forsyth an...

Mercer Singers to serve as a GMEA conference exhibition choir


Mercer Singers in their concert attire ready to take any stage.

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer

January 27, 2016

Every January, the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) hosts a conference for music educators statewide. Attendees are treated with fresh classroom ideas, camaraderie and special concerts from the state’s most prestigious ensembles. This time, the Mercer Singers have been invited to serve as a...

DO NOT CROSS: Approaching holidays sees rise in thefts

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Nicholas Wooten, Managing Editor

December 3, 2015

As the holiday season approaches, thefts are on the rise. From Oct. 12 to Nov. 23,  thirteen criminal offenses occurred on the Macon campus. Nine of these cases were thefts by taking. CRIMES OF NOTE: Oct. 30: A person stole $200 worth of copper refrigeration tubing from the roof of Mercer Lofts Phase V...

Clock ticks for hiring new CLA dean

Keith Howard, who is currently serving as the Interim Dean for CLA

Emma Peel, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015

Lake Lambert has served as the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Mercer University for the past five years. However, when Lambert accepted the position of president at Hanover College in Indiana last spring, math professor Keith Howard stepped in to serve as the Interim Dean for CLA. In the meantime, ...

Mercer education, worth the cost

The price of an education at Mercer, from printing to dining options.

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

November 12, 2015

I pondered the question, “What do we actually pay for?” a lot after reading the article in The Cluster a few weeks ago. After searching, I believe I now have that answer. Though it is just an opinion, and I could be wrong, I will throw out a few facts to back up my argument. I realize that as ...

Mac Party offers fresh view of Macon

The Student Government Organization hosts a Mac Party for Mercer students and others to come and experience what Macon has to offer.

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer

September 24, 2015

Friday marked a momentous day for the city of Macon as hundreds of students from Mercer University, Wesleyan College and Middle Georgia State University flocked to the first ever Mac Party. Designed to introduce new students to the city of Macon, the Mac Party hosted an array of local businesses, ...

Parking Problems

Parking Problems

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2015

Beep! Beep! Here comes frustration again when trying to locate a parking spot on the Mercer University Macon campus. All Mercer students have gone through the frustrating and tiring task of trying to find a parking spot close to a building on campus. It is obvious that parking at Mercer on a weekda...

The Historic Power of the Peace Fountain

In the photo below, builders work 

on the fountain near the tennis courts in Tattnall Square Park. The fountain is planned to be completed by Sept. 10.

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2015

Around the year 1914 a magnificent fountain was constructed in Macon, Georgia. It stood triumphant and tall as an icon for Macon and its community members, but the Great Depression took its toll. The fountain was turned off in 1934. For years the fountain sat waterless in a garden, “unt...

New future in store for Religious Life Center

Students gather at the Christian Organization Welcome (COW) Party for a time of worship and fellowship

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

August 31, 2015

The COW party is hard to describe. “We are not religious rush,” Mercer University’s Dean of Chapel Craig McMahan said, dismissing any similarities between the party and Greek recruitment. There were a lot of freshman in the room though, and the hope is that these ministries can become like...

The SoCon Freshman of the Year leads the Bears onto the semifinals

March 5, 2015

In the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament, the Mercer Women's Basketball Team overtook the Wofford Terriers 75-54 in Thursday night's game. Kahlia Lawrence, the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, led the Bears with 16 points and six rebounds. Alex Williams added 10 points and...

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