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Black-owned businesses on Mercer's campus you need to buy from

Black-owned businesses on Mercer’s campus you need to buy from

Chance Allen, Lifestyle & Opinion Editor February 7, 2021
It’s important that within Black History Month we acknowledge and support Black people, and one way of doing that is by supporting Black businesses. Here are five Black businesses on Mercer’s campus that you can support to give back to the community.
The titular poem of Gordon Johnson’s debut poetry book.

Review: Mercer professor’s debut poetry book demonstrates finding solace in nature

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor February 7, 2021
Mercer Professor of Creative Writing Gordon Johnston's collection has been long-anticipated and is well worth the wait. The 47 poems are grounded in the natural world and supplemented by trust in God while weaving in Johnston’s life experiences and observations, from youth through adulthood. 
Mercer men's lacrosse team beats Lenoir-Rhyne at Five Star Stadium Feb. 6.

Mercer men’s lacrosse team gets first win of season with new coach

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor February 6, 2021
The Mercer men’s lacrosse team secured their first win of the 2021 season Saturday, beating the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears by a score of 17-4 in Five Star Stadium.
Members of the Mercer community are directed to call Mercer Medicine at (478) 301-4111 or the Student Health Center 24/7 hotline at (478) 301-7425 if they begin displaying symptoms.

Mercer’s COVID-19 case numbers remain low throughout first month of spring semester

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief February 5, 2021

Four weeks into the spring semester, Mercer University continues to report relatively low rates of COVID-19 on its Macon, Atlanta and Savannah campuses. In a weekly report released Friday, the university...

A sign details the restrictions due to COVID-19 at Papa John's Pizza on Mercer University Dr. Jan 27.

OPINION: Biden should press for a second lockdown

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer February 4, 2021
The emergence of COVID-19 in the United States over a year ago sent average daily life grinding to a halt. Despite being a college student who would surely be adversely affected by a lockdown, I think the nation must go through with it. 
Mercer's Ross Cummings (20) fires a shot over the arm of VMI's Jake Stephens (34) during Mercer's men's basketball match against VMI Jan. 23, 2021. Cummings finished with 22 points in the contest, helping lead Mercer to an 8380 win over VMI.

Mercer men’s basketball looks to prove themselves in Southern Conference play

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer February 4, 2021
Mercer men’s basketball started off the season red-hot winning their first six games. The Bears then lost four of their next five before winning another three games in a row. In their last three games, the team showed promise for the future — but also a worrying trend. 
Mercer Professor of English Andrew Silver speaks to prospective Mercer students in Hawkins Arena Jan. 22.

Presidential Scholars Weekend endures with new COVID-19 regulations

Dean Yusuf, Staff Writer February 3, 2021
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled many popular events at Mercer, the university has still managed to take control of the situation by adapting to safety protocols. One event Mercer was able to continue holding was its annual Presidential Scholars Weekend Jan. 22-23.
‘What Lives On’: The power of art amidst the pandemic

‘What Lives On’: The power of art amidst the pandemic

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer February 3, 2021
Art has the capability to speak when words aren’t enough. No one shows the truth of this statement greater than Tennille Davis Shuster, associate professor of graphic design at Mercer University
Mandi DeLong and Kyaria Madlock attend the men's basketball game against VMI on Jan. 23.

What’s it like to attend a Mercer basketball game during a pandemic?

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent February 3, 2021
Last semester, COVID-19 led to an adjusted sports schedule here at Mercer, including football being pushed back until spring. Mercer’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have still been able to play out their seasons, which started shortly after the official last day of classes in the fall semester. 
Three artistic visionaries to support during Black History Month

Three artistic visionaries to support during Black History Month

Ashley Pemberton, Staff Writer February 3, 2021
Black art history has a multitude of facets, all of which intersect into a rich history of creative expression and cultural significance. In celebration of Black History Month, here are three Black creatives to support who push the boundaries of contemporary art. 
What you missed during the MLB offseason

What you missed during the MLB offseason

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor February 1, 2021
Major League Baseball’s offseason always throws sparks, but with contracts in limbo due to COVID-19, nothing was certain this past year. 
You can show off your new artistic skills by creating wearable items like this crocheted sweater.

Coronavirus crafting: Artistic hobbies to pick up with the new year

Sarah Moore, Contributing Writer February 1, 2021
Whether you’ve been knitting since you were a kid or you don’t know the difference between macramé and macaroni, artistic hobbies are a great outlet for stress. With the popularity of video platforms like YouTube and TikTok, it’s never been easier to start crafting. After a trip to Michaels and a quick YouTube search, you’ll be ready to start any of these fun, easy and inexpensive artistic hobbies from the comfort of your dorm.
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