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Lucia Gutierrez wears a mask in the University Center.

Masks off, Mercer: Masks no longer required once fully vaccinated

Mary Helene Hall, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

Mercer will no longer require students, faculty and staff who are fully vaccinated to wear masks on any of its campuses, according to an email from the university Monday. The updated guidance is a stark...

Jacob Just-Buddy studies with his poetry textbook at Barnes & Noble.

Mercer students face challenges accessing textbooks

Dean Yusuf, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

As the spring semester comes to an end, prospective and returning Mercer students have already started to think about the costs for the upcoming term. One major expense some Mercerians have begun to consider...

Two students high five on the shoulders of friends while listening to the Jesse McCartney act during Bearstock on April 17, 2021.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bearstock 2021 features Jesse McCartney

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor April 19, 2021
Mercer University's annual Bearstock took place April 17 on Cruz Plaza. The outdoor event, which was free and open to all Mercer students, featured headliner Jesse McCartney.
Dean Douglas Pearson congratulates SGA President and Vice President Elects Rylan Allen and Natalie Yaeger.

BREAKING: Rylan Allen and Natalie Yaeger win SGA election

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor March 30, 2021
SGA announced the result in the Connell Student Center lobby Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Election Marshall Jake McCarthy and current SGA President Savannah Lackey rolled out a banner with the results: 623 votes for Allen/Yeager and 411 for Bearden/Mills.
BREAKING: Macon campus accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccine

BREAKING: Macon campus accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccine

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor March 29, 2021
Mercer University’s Macon campus received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a Monday night email from the Provost’s office. 
Alexus Goodrum's chest tattoo.

Tattoos and piercings: Decorations of the body and stories of the soul

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer March 24, 2021

The true importance of art lies in its power to bring people together and tell a story. From the stunning paintings hanging in museums to the street art in Atlanta, art has power. In recent times, there...

An individual calls their significant other to talk about their day.

Keeping a connection whilst in a long distance relationship 

Lidya Dereje, Contributing Writer March 11, 2021

When one hears the words “long distance relationship,” it initially stirs a bit of intimidation. Well, at least it did for me. Think about it, you’re not able to see your significant other the...

Third-year student Amanda Herrold in her studio.

How art students are utilizing the studio spaces at the McEachern Art Center

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor March 10, 2021
The current MAC studios are sectioned off with floor-to-ceiling length mobile wooden dividers. To accommodate the larger number of graphic design and fine arts students in the current junior and senior classes, Dunn arranged the dividers into triangles to make the most use of the floor space. Art students are permitted and encouraged to tack, paint and decorate the walls within their personal studios as they see fit.
Mercer basketball players Shannon Titus (21), Sydnee Boykin (2), Jill Harris (0) and Amoria Neal-Tysor (1) gather in the huddle during a 2021 Women's Basketball Game. The Mercer women's team won the Southern Conference tournament on Sunday, with Neal-Tysor winning the tournament's MVP award.

Women’s basketball dominates tournament, wins third title in four seasons

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor March 8, 2021
Mercer University’s women’s basketball team stormed their way through the Southern Conference Tournament, winning the championship against the No. 4 Wofford Terriers by a score of 60-38 Sunday in Asheville, North Carolina.
Mercer's Ross Cummings (#20) shoots over Samford's A.J. Stanton-McCray (#5). Cummings would make the shot to go toward his game high, 25 points, which propelled Mercer to an 89 to 82 victory over Samford in double overtime Feb. 8.

Men’s basketball struggles through the Southern Conference

Keith Holmes Jr., Staff Writer March 7, 2021

Mercer Men’s Basketball is now 5-6 in SoCon after their last four games against Wofford College, East Tennessee State University and Samford University. Mercer came into their last four games at 3-4...

Ocmulgee Brewpub is located at 484 Second Street in downtown Macon, Ga. Photo via Facebook

COVID-19 has made service industry jobs tougher. These Mercer students say Macon’s restaurants are no exception

Nadia Pressley, News Editor March 4, 2021
According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurant employment has decreased and $240 billion in sales have been lost. This isn’t just a national impact; the effects of COVID-19 have impacted local restaurants right here in Macon. 
Founder’s Day: Alum Kirk Nooks to share life lessons as 2021 speaker

Founder’s Day: Alum Kirk Nooks to share life lessons as 2021 speaker

Henry Keating, Student Government Correspondent February 10, 2021
Each February, the Mercer community is invited to take part in Founder’s Day. This year, “double Bear” and President of Gordon State College Kirk Nooks will deliver an address at the 130th annual celebration of Founder’s Day.
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