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Here’s how to unplug while staying informed

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should be enough time for you to get the scoop.

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

September 23, 2020

It’s helpful to limit our consumption of news and social media during such a tumultuous time, but it’s not realistic just to tune out all news and pretend the stressors don’t exist. Here are a few ways to stay informed while managing your mental health.

Why Mercer’s esports team is one of the most interesting club sports

Mercer Esports Captain John Bonner plays Destiny 2 with his clanmates Sunday, Nov. 20.

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

September 23, 2020

Mercer’s club level esports team is still participating in normal tryouts and matchups this year. The team plays a variety of video games competitively against other schools, creating their own schedule and choosing what games they play. All competition can be conducted online through the use of chat servers and custom lobbies. 

Pilgrimage to Penfield to stay on campus

Students visit Jesse Mercer's gravesite during 2019's Pilgrimage to Penfield.

Henry Keating, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2020

Every fall, first-year students load onto charter buses and make the “Pilgrimage to Penfield,” where students go to the site of Mercer’s founding. This year, however, new students will be attending a reimagined version of Pilgrimage to Penfield Oct. 17 in Five Star Stadium as a result of the COVI...

A Mercer student’s guide to voting absentee

Archive graphic designed by Marianna Bacallao.

Allison Whitehead, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2020

Any Georgia voter is eligible to request to vote absentee, and as the presidential election is just over a month away, students should begin making their voting plan sooner rather than later. Here are five steps for voting absentee. 

Dear world, please let little girls grow up at a normal pace

Dear world, please let little girls grow up at a normal pace

Jacqueline Lamothe, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2020

Sex sells, no matter how much the world wants to deny its incurable desire for vices. The sexualization of the industry has always been at the forefront of controversy and contentment all at once by sexually-charged music and music videos, literature, film and other forms of entertainment. 

Five artists you should be listening to this fall

Five artists you should be listening to this fall

Chance Allen, Lead Arts & Culture Writer

September 20, 2020

Looking for new artists to listen to? Whether you’re making a new study playlist or jamming out with a few friends, here are five artists that you should definitely be listening to this fall.

Mercer Artist: Blue Skyy Designs showcases relentless hope and self love through design

Jacqueline Lamothe poses for a portrait at Mercer University.

Natalie Yaeger, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2020

Blue Skyy Designs is a creative business created by journalism major and graphic design minor Jacqueline Lamothe, who is a sophomore at Mercer University.  Lamothe creates art from the heart, focusing on creations that “highlight relentless hope, help showcase who you are, show the love of Christ, s...

Alternative albums you missed this summer

Alternative albums you missed this summer

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2020

This summer was a boon for fans of alternative music as artists worldwide dropped new albums. Here are four of the best records from summer 2020 to add to your playlist.

BREAKING: Mercer announces 36 new COVID-19 cases

BREAKING: Mercer announces 36 new COVID-19 cases

Lars Lonnroth and Emily Rose Thorne

September 18, 2020

Mercer University announced 36 new cases of COVID-19 between the Macon and Atlanta campuses in its weekly testing summary posted Friday.

Here are four albums to uplift your mood post-quarantine

Here are four albums to uplift your mood post-quarantine

Jacqueline Lamothe, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2020

Undoubtedly, this stressful time has impacted our mental health. Whether that impact has been for better or for worse, listening to music can be a healthy way to stay sane. This time has also given us an opportunity to relive some of the most iconic moments in music that may have defined our lives at one point, or discover new music that you’ll be listening to way after quarantine. Either way, here are some albums to uplift your mood.

Student files lawsuit against Mercer over spring coronavirus response

Student files lawsuit against Mercer over spring coronavirus response

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

September 15, 2020

A Mercer University senior filed a class-action lawsuit against the school on behalf of all students who paid tuition for “in-person, hands-on educational services and experiences” in the spring 2020 semester.

Mercer begins undergraduate COVID-19 surveillance testing 

Mercer begins undergraduate COVID-19 surveillance testing 

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

September 13, 2020

Mercer University began surveillance testing on the Macon campus for undergraduate students on Sept. 1. The university previously began this testing procedure in graduate and professional programs in Macon and Atlanta on Aug. 25. 

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