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Women’s History Month: The influential women in Mercer students’ lives

Bregeth (left) and Judd (right) hug at a poetry open mic night they hosted through Roswell High School’s literary magazine. Bregeth ran the magazine and Judd was its editor. Photo provided by Prescott Judd

McKenna Kaufman, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

It is important to recognize everyday women — women who have influenced the lives of those around them in ways that may seem small, but are pivotal in shaping the lives and worldviews of young people.

Women’s and Gender Studies students continue long-held traditions in Fiber Arts and Culture class

Women's and Gender Studies students continue long-held traditions in Fiber Arts and Culture class

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

November 25, 2019

The fiber arts and culture course sought to teach students about the history behind fiber arts while also helping them see the significance of what they were learning.


Tot's new costume brings up a set of new questions concerning gender dynamics.

Bekah Fulton, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2016

I may be the only student at Mercer who does not have a picture with Toby the Bear, and this is no accident. Confession: mascots kind of freak me out. This mild fear may potentially be rooted in a repressed childhood trauma but go ahead and add it to the long list of things I cannot explain about...

Modesty, Empowerment and Hidden Beauty

Hiba Yacout, President of the Muslim Student Association, assisted custodian Ms. Lisa put on a Hijab.

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

The Muslim Student Association of Mercer University (MSA) hosted a “World Hijab Day” event Feb. 1 where all women — Muslim and non-Muslim — could participate in the wearing of a religious headscarf. The organization distributed new hijabs and taught Mercer students how to put them on. The...

Q&A: Comics scribe Gail Simone

A panel from Simone's Secret Six.

Ross Hardy

October 5, 2011

Gail Simone is one of the most high-profile women writers in the world of superhero comic. She began her career working for Marvel Comics on titles like Agent X before moving on to Secret Six and Batgirl at DC Comics. She was recently in town for the Crossroads Writers Festival, and our geek liaison Ross Hardy managed to snag an int...

Come on, ladies, it is time to embrace your beauty

Olivia Brayan

October 4, 2011

All women know that feeling, a sickening feeling that takes hold as you mistakenly glance at the rack in the grocery queue.  It starts in your gut and slowly rises as your eyes are captured by the stick-thin, perfectly-proportioned models staring up at you with their laughing eyes, like they know exactly...

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