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BREAKING: Mercer University student shot while driving to campus

Mercer Police is located on the edge of campus on Winship Street. Archived photo by Jenna Eason.

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief

August 28, 2020

A Mercer University student was shot while driving back to the Macon campus with two passengers Thursday night.

UPDATE: 103 students, 15 staff test positive for COVID-19

UPDATE: 103 students, 15 staff test positive for COVID-19

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor

August 27, 2020

The Mercer University administration announced Aug. 21 that 118 people — 103 students and 15 faculty and staff — tested positive for COVID-19 across Mercer’s four campuses, coming on the heels of mass testing for Macon residential undergraduate students. 

Letter from Ansley Booker: How Mercer will promote diversity and inclusion this year

Letter from Ansley Booker: How Mercer will promote diversity and inclusion this year

August 26, 2020

Mercer University strives to be a Community of Respect where everyone is held in mutual high regard. Each person deserves to be treated with respect and civility. Therefore, we value inclusion, equity, access, and justice for all Mercerians. We call on our students, faculty, and staff to identify and initiate action against bias, discrimination, hate, and injustice in any form. I join countless others in expressing my sadness over the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor in the past few months. It is heartbreaking that these incidents continue to occur. These tragedies remind us of how important it is to stand in solidarity with each other as a diverse community of leaders.

ANALYSIS: What teams to watch as NBA playoffs loom

ANALYSIS: What teams to watch as NBA playoffs loom

Keith Holmes Jr., Contributing Writer

August 26, 2020

Excitement for  the return of the National Basketball Association season, which has been suspended since the season stopped on March 11, was renewed when the NBA announced their “bubble” plan.  The NBA is using the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, to host the 22 playoff eligible team...

Review: Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” indicates a mature new persona

Swift suddenly announced the release of her eighth studio album, “Folklore,” at midnight on July 24. 

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor

August 26, 2020

Taylor Swift’s success has in part been owed to the massive promotions of her albums, even to the extent that she changes her personal aesthetics to correspond with the sounds of her new music. You may know her best as America’s sweetheart during her “Fearless” era, the vintage darling of “...

Allman Brothers mural coming to downtown Macon

Allman Brothers mural coming to downtown Macon

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor

August 25, 2020

The Sierra Development Group and Argus Eyed Partners, a community development partnership, has unveiled plans for an Allman Brothers Band mural to be painted between the downtown Lofts at Capricorn and Mercer Music at Capricorn. 

Two huge new ways coronavirus has changed MLB’s season

Archived graphic by Marianna Bacallao

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

August 25, 2020

As the renewed MLB season continues to progress, it is becoming clear that this season will be wildly different from any we’ve seen before.

Working for a baseball league in a pandemic 

Photo provided by Jen Jones

Jen Jones, Layout Editor

August 24, 2020

Being a CPL intern is work, but at the end of the day one of the best experiences a journalism student can have in the sports world.

Female rappers take new heights this summer

Female rappers take new heights this summer

Chance Allen, Lead Arts & Culture Writer

August 24, 2020

From the audacious flows of Saweetie to the powerful lyrics of Chika, here are five female rappers to check out and add to your playlist. 

NHL takes March Madness approach to playoff hockey

NHL takes March Madness approach to playoff hockey

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

August 23, 2020

The NHL is using a 24-team playoff system to determine its new Stanley Cup Champion for the 2019-20 season, despite a long period of inactivity due to COVID-19. This system is reminiscent of the 68-team system used in the NCAA College Basketball Tournaments in March each year, a tournament that was also cancelled as a result of the pandemic. For the NHL, however, things are a bit different.

ANALYSIS: Welcome back. Now register to vote!

Archived Photo by Mahima Sultan

Kylie Brown, Staff Writer

August 23, 2020

Welcome back to campus! 2020 has been interesting and chaotic, but it’s not over yet. For me — and many others — the most exciting part of 2020 is just beginning: it’s election season!

How Mercer students coped with quarantine by revisiting childhood favorites

Free for use photo by Eric Mclean via Unsplash

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

August 23, 2020

When Mercer switched to online classes for the rest of spring semester in March, many students went home to their childhood homes rather than remain on campus. During that time, a lot of them found themselves revisiting  their childhood interests. 

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