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Alpha Delta Pi hosts second annual pancake breakfast

Alpha Delta Pi hosts second annual pancake breakfast

Kaleigh Manson

February 23, 2011

The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi hosted a pancake breakfast at Centenary United Methodist Church Saturday, Feb. 12 with proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House. The event, known as ADPiHop, ran from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and had members of the community as well as Mercer students in attendance. Philanth...

Pi Kappa Phi to bike ‘Journey of Hope’

Pi Kappa Phi to bike ‘Journey of Hope’

Rebecca Mayo

February 23, 2011

Biking from San Francisco, Calif. to Washington D.C. may sound like a nightmare to some, but to the brothers of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, the trip is actually enjoyable. The members of Pi Kappa Phi are known for participating in an annual journey that is truly unlike many others. Journey of Hope provides...

What's Your Major: Global Health

Students interested in Global Health studies can find jobs with organizations such as the headquarters for United Nations in New York City.

Brittany Dant

February 23, 2011

Global Health Studies is the newest addition to Mercer’s academic curriculum. Founded in 2010, this is only the second semester that Global Health has been available to Mercer students. Because this is the first year of the program there are fewer than five declared Global Health majors, but the small size does not deter the faculty or...

Professor Spotlight: Eimad Houry

Eimad Houry, professor of Political Science, is of Lebanese nationality, but he has also lived in Dubai and Kuwait. Photo courtesy of google.com

Elizabeth Bibb

February 23, 2011

Dr. Eimad Houry, professor and chair of the political science department, began his journey to Mercer University in a corner of the world farther away than the origins of many Mercer professors. Houry was born in Kuwait, where he lived with his parent for four years. Due to Lebanon’s nationality laws...

Organization Spotlight: Phi Eta Sigma

Members of Phi Eta Sigma present information about the national honor society to freshmen at this year’s Bear Fair.

Brittany Dant

February 23, 2011

Phi Eta Sigma is Mercer’s only national honor society open to freshmen, but members gain more than just academic recognition. “Phi Eta Sigma seeks to promote and acknowledge a higher standard of learning in freshmen,” said PES president Katie Bailey. “But it also provides community service projects, opportu...

Coping mechanisms for bad psychic experiences

Noah Maier

February 23, 2011

Dear friends, some of you believe in the prophetic powers of psychics. I am here to provide a service that is drastically needed by thousands of people just like you. Today, I will discuss the proper method for handling bad news from a psychic. Step 1: Your bad news might be horrifying, but have you...

Alicia’s unreliable horoscopes

Alicia Landrum

February 23, 2011

Pisces (2/19 - 3/20) Happy birthday, Pisces! Despite your birthday plans, you’ve been very stressed recently. Meditation and breathing exercizes will help calm you over the next few weeks. Also, water your grandmother’s plants. Single? Go to the park, and bring a sketchbook. Chicks dig artists. At...

Mercer Habitat to hold faculty luncheon

Mercer Habitat to hold faculty luncheon

Ashley Mann

February 23, 2011

Recognized as one of the top chapters in the country, Mercer University’s Habitat for Humanity chapter is planning their third annual faculty luncheon on March 17, 2011 to benefit local families in Macon. “The purpose of the luncheon is to engage faculty and staff at a more personal level in this project, and get them to support it f...

Laurel McCormack presents part two of Saudi experience

Laurel McCormack

February 23, 2011

  Misconception #3: Saudi women are oppressed, restricted, and downtrodden. My experience: Women’s struggles in Saudi Arabia exemplify the tension between a modernizing, educated society and a deeply religious and conservative culture. Saudi women can not drive; they cannot vote in municipal ...

PHOTOS: Kappa Sigma wing eating competition

PHOTOS: Kappa Sigma wing eating competition

February 23, 2011

[singlepic id=31 w=400 h=height float=none] Kappa Sigma held its first annual Wing Eating Competition during Third Thursday in Mercer Village on Feb. 17. as a way to raise money for the Military Heroes Campaign. [nggtags gallery=wings,wordpress,... ]

Mercer’s first black student, white roommate speak at Founders’ Day

Mercer’s first black student, white roommate speak at Founders’ Day

February 16, 2011

[singlepic id=14 w=460 h=height float=none] [nggallery id=2] Mercer's first black student, Sam Oni, reunited with his white college roommate, Don Baxter, to deliver a message of racial reconciliation at the annual Founders' Day convocation Wednesday morning in Willingham Auditorium. The two Merce...

Fresh Food Company overpriced

Fresh Food Company overpriced

Elizabeth Bibb

February 9, 2011

While Mercer’s Fresh Food Company is always convenient and often delicious, it is not always the most economically sound option for breakfast, lunch or supper. I know I can’t be the only person who has ever walked into the Caf, done the hopeful lap around the room, sighed and trudged over to the...

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