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Mercer's Marquise Irvin (8), middle, runs the ball in their game against Georgia Tech.

‘The Ruling’: This Tech needs to be a ‘W’ on the schedule

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor September 16, 2016

Starting the season 0-2 was a very real possibility for Mercer football -- it’s just a reality that didn’t need to come into fruition. The Bears carried major momentum into the start of 2016 after...

Photo by Jenna Eason.

Bears drop to 0-2 on the season with loss to Georgia Tech

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor September 10, 2016

  Mercer’s trip up Interstate 75 did not end in a victory as it dropped its outing against in-state opponent the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 35-10. The Bears fall to 0-2 on the season while Georgia...

Quarterback John Russ was responsible for both of Mercer's touchdowns in the Bears' season-opening 24-23 loss to The Citadel. Photo by Jenna Eason.

Bears drop season opener after late-game field goal

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor September 1, 2016

  In three outings, Mercer football has lost to The Citadel three times by a combined total of five points. The Bears (0-1, 0-1) dropped their season opener Thursday to No. 15 The Citadel (1-0,...

Grow offers generous portion sizes and tasty food. Photo by Katie Atkinson.

Bear Bites: Grow

Katie Atkinson, News Editor August 28, 2016

  Nestled on Riverside Drive is a culinary jewel that doesn’t disappoint. Locally sourced and served, the cuisine at Grow is a cut above. The restaurant has one simple tagline: “fresh local...

School is back.

Tips to stay sane this school year

Jayla Moody, Contributing Writer August 27, 2016

  It’s the start of a new semester, and everyone seems to be giving out advice to incoming college students. But after a summer of interning, traveling, working or just relaxing, the transition...

Phi Mu sisters yell and laugh when they see their new sisters. Photo by Katie Atkinson.

Have recent changes to Greek recruitment been positive?

Olivia Buckner August 27, 2016

This will be my second year going through recruitment as a member of a Greek organization. I have enjoyed every moment with my sisters — from being recruited to doing the recruiting. But over the last...

Redshirt junior running back Alex Lakes will be one of many weapons on Mercer's offense this season. Photo by Jenna Eason.

‘Bax Trax’: Are you ready for some football?

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor August 22, 2016

  Football is ready to kickoff at Mercer on Sept. 1, as the Bears embark on a quest for their first Southern Conference (SoCon) title. For the first time since the program was restarted in 2013,...

Two tacos make for a full meal at El Camino. Photo by Justin Baxley.

20 great food stops in Macon

Nicholas Wooten, Editor-in-Chief August 20, 2016

The best way to learn about a city is to sample its food. Cooking is like any other artform; the end product is just one you consume with your mouth rather than with your hands, your eyes or your ears....

John Russ. Photo by Jenna Eason.

Russ looking to go out on top

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor August 18, 2016

  John Russ handed the ball off and his running back pitched it back to him. He cocked his arm and fired a deep ball towards the end zone. The stadium held its collective breath as receiver...

Chandler Curtis. Photo credit goes to the

Curtis feeling 100 percent going into season

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor August 18, 2016

  Mercer football has had only one FCS All-American in the program’s history, and his name is Chandler Curtis. The junior wide receiver from Calhoun jumped into the national spotlight two years...

Sophomore cornerback Stephen Houzah returns to the secondary after tearing his ACL last season. Photo by Jenna Eason.

‘The Ruling’: Projecting Mercer football’s season

Hayes Rule, Social Media Editor August 18, 2016

  As John Russ took a knee, it was as if Mercer football’s prayers had finally been answered. The disappointment of so many close games -- losses of five, three, two, one, three and two over...

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