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Two Mercer seniors accepted into Peace Corps

Two Mercer students have been accepted in the Peace Corps, with plans to serve in Africa following graduation.
February 10, 2016

Life is about to change for two seniors who were recently accepted into the Peace Corps. In May, Caleb Barefield and Heaven Woods will walk across the graduation stage and onto their next destination:...

Mercer education, worth the cost

The price of an education at Mercer, from printing to dining options.
November 11, 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,...

Students and administration wrestle over parking

A Mercer police officer places a parking ticket on the windshield of a car parked next to a yellow curb near the apartments.
November 11, 2015

“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...

Mercer’s Got Talent winners forgo prize for friend

First place winners of Mercer’s Got Talent gave their prize of a free semester of housing at the Lofts to their friend who commutes to school from Dublin, Georgia.
November 11, 2015

Alan Kim and Abby Henry performed their rendition of  “Should’ve Been Us” by Tori Kelly at Mercer’s Got Talent 2015 in the hopes of winning the first place prize — a full semester of free...

Halloween costumes for any budget

All you need is a white sheet & a pair of scissors for this classic ghost costume.
October 28, 2015

As perpetually broke college students, hardly anyone has the money to buy an off-the-rack Halloween costume from Party City or Target. The solution is to make cheap, do-it-yourself costumes from items...

Walking by faith, not by sight

Disabilities won’t stop the aspiring musician from pursuing his dream of one day hosting his own concert and sharing his testimony at the end of it.
Blind student Timothy Jones navigates life as a music major
October 28, 2015

At 8 a.m. each Wednesday—a time when most students have pressed their snooze alarms at least a dozen times—freshman Timothy Jones is in McCorkle Music Hall perfecting his rendition of Claude Debussy’s...

A Spin of the Rifle

Thomas Patton in Mercer's second ever male color guard along with Josh Brown, who is also a current member of the team.
Thomas Patton shares his thoughts about being on color guard at Mercer
September 24, 2015

Former cheerleader and newbie to the color guard scene, Thomas Patton, junior, is the second male student to join the team at Mercer University, ever. Although Patton was a member of the cheerleading...

Parking Problems

Parking Problems
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...

Mercer Artist: Hannah Fancher, actress

Hannah Fancher, a senior theatre major, hasn’t let anything deter her from her dream of becoming a professional actress.
September 10, 2015

It’s quite magical, really, to listen to her share the story of how she fell in love with her soulmate —  theater. For Hannah Fancher, acting has always been the goal. She was lucky enough to...

Mercer Golfer Jerry Ren turns international dream into reality

Ren says that one day, once he's gone from Mercer, he wants to be remembered as a good student.
August 31, 2015

The 10-year-old stood next to his father on the range. Somewhere on China’s southern coast, he and the weekend warrior shagged balls. Whack. The ball flew off the tee. It went about 80 or 90 yards...

Mercer student tracks pollen counts using Google

February 12, 2015

Thirty million to 60 million people are affected annually by allergic rhinitis, the technical term for having a runny, red nose and watery eyes. One Mercer University student has gained attention by...

Surviving Registration

Surviving Registration
October 28, 2014

It is that time of year again. That stressful, nerve-racking, why-is-this-the-struggle time of year that Mercer students call registration is quickly approaching. With registration beginning for honors...

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