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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.

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...

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 ...

Parking Problems

Parking Problems

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2015


Filed under Opinions

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...

Bear balloon group soars 19 miles into atmosphere

Bear balloon group soars 19 miles into atmosphere

February 26, 2015


Filed under Campus, City, News

  It was a cold January morning when a group of Bears went where no Bears had been before, making affordable access to the high atmosphere for Mercer research a possibility. James McNichols, Spencer Penley and Natasha Finnegan, a group of juniors in Mercer’s engineering program, built and successf...

Mercer campus safe despite recent rise in crime

Ashley Mann

February 23, 2011


Filed under News

  “We all strive for the same thing. We want to keep you safe while you are learning,” said Mercer Police Chief Gary Collins.  With the recent rise in crime on campus, Mercer police are giving students advice on how to exercise safety on and off campus. In recent months, Mercer police have seen...

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