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Two Mercer seniors accepted into Peace Corps

Two Mercer seniors accepted into Peace Corps

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer
February 10
Filed under News

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: Africa. For 27 months, Woods will be located in Cameroon while Barefield will be in Swaziland. Alth...

Mercer education, worth the cost

Mercer education, worth the cost

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
November 12
Filed under Cluster Editorial, Opinions

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 ...

Students and administration wrestle over parking

Students and administration wrestle over parking

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor
November 11
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...

Mercer’s Got Talent winners forgo prize for friend

Mercer’s Got Talent winners forgo prize for friend

Summer Perrit, Staff Writer
November 11
Filed under News, Showcase

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 housing in one of Mercer’s Lofts. But the real show came after the duo earned the coveted fi...

Halloween costumes for any budget

Halloween costumes for any budget

Meghan Duffey, Staff Writer
October 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 found at home, the dollar store or a thrift shop. Of course, you could always go old school. You could cut eye-hol...

Walking by faith, not by sight

Walking by faith, not by sight

Marin Guta, Digital Editor
October 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

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 “Clair de Lune.” For four hours, Jones’ hands glide over the piano keys in a practice room until h...

A Spin of the Rifle

A Spin of the Rifle

Devyn Mode, Staff Writer
September 24
Filed under News

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 team during his first two years of college, he had never before been a member of a colorguard. “I...

Parking Problems

Parking Problems

Sterling Neill, Contributing Writer
September 15
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...

Mercer Artist: Hannah Fancher, actress

Mercer Artist: Hannah Fancher, actress

Slayten Carter, Contributing Writer
September 10
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 discover her calling when she was in the fifth grade. After having seven roles in her elementary sch...

Mercer Golfer Jerry Ren turns international dream into reality

Mercer Golfer Jerry Ren turns international dream into reality

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor
August 31
Filed under Golf, Sports

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 — he never hit it short for his age. From the first time he picked up a club, Jerry Ren’s...

Mercer student tracks pollen counts using Google

Mercer student tracks pollen counts using Google

February 12
Filed under Campus

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 using online searches to track changes in pollen counts, which will hopefully keep people better prepar...

Surviving Registration

Surviving Registration

Chelsey Guy
October 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

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 students and athletes next week, most students are reminded of the horrors of this time of year. ...

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