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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...

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...

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...

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...

Redeeming Valentine’s Day: Fun gift and dating ideas for loved ones

Laurel McCormack February 9, 2011

Valentine’s Day is nearly here, which means singles are rolling their eyes and even couples are considering breaking up so that they don’t have to worry about topping last year’s date.  Why is...

Water Authority speaks on local water issues, quality

Sophya Pierre February 9, 2011

Tony Rojas, Executive Director for the Macon Water Authority, presented the “What about our water?” seminar on Feb. 2. The presentation was sponsored by the Environmental Studies and Policy Seminar...

Site debut

clewis February 9, 2011

After a week's worth of coding and posting, went live today and was officially announced in today's print edition At this writing, the site had notched 2,125 unique page views within...

'Help Haiti Heal Meal' to support relief

Brittani Howell February 9, 2011

The Help Haiti Heal Meal will take place in the Fresh Food Company on Wed., Feb. 16, bringing a real taste of the island to Mercer’s students and offering them the chance to give to a country still...

Professor Spotlight: Gary Blackburn

clusterads February 9, 2011

Tucked away on the second floor of the Hardman Art Building is the darkroom that photography students use to create unique prints for pinhole and black and white photography.  Professor Gary Blackburn...

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Organization Spotlight: Mercer Swim Club

Ashley Mann February 9, 2011

  The absence of a swim team on campus has sparked a new team of students to keep the Mercer Swim Club afloat. Looking to have a more active voice on campus, the Mercer Swim Club is seeking to raise...

Student spends break in Saudi Arabia

Laurel McCormack February 9, 2011

Several days after Christmas, I boarded a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane with a black abaya and hijab in my carryon.  I left behind a handful of worried, but curious relatives and friends, and one can...

Features implemented so far

clewis February 8, 2011

We made significant progress on today. We integrated Twitter into the site, created new domain-specific email accounts and uploaded print edition PDFs using We've done all...

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