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‘Don’t be afraid to talk about race’: Racism in America and its impact on a Mercer student

Tamara Barnard’s cousin, Botham Jean, was killed in his own home Sept. 6, 2018 by an ex-Dallas police officer. Photo provided by Tamara Barnard
October 7, 2020
Tamara Barnard, a senior at Mercer University, lost her cousin Botham Jean to police violence in 2018. Now, she conducts research and activism advocating for anti-racism and police reform.

Women’s History Month: The influential women in Mercer students’ lives

Bregeth (left) and Judd (right) hug at a poetry open mic night they hosted through Roswell High School’s literary magazine. Bregeth ran the magazine and Judd was its editor. Photo provided by Prescott Judd
March 31, 2020
It is important to recognize everyday women — women who have influenced the lives of those around them in ways that may seem small, but are pivotal in shaping the lives and worldviews of young people.

What I learned during my first semester of college

What I learned during my first semester of college
February 25, 2020
While I had anticipated an influx of knowledge and ideas that I had never encountered before, the lessons I learned in five short months spanned far past my academics and instead impacted how I approached my life as a student, woman, young adult and member of society. 

Burned out in college? Here’s how you can recover

Mercer students study in Tarver Library’s 24-hour study floor.
November 25, 2019
The World Health Organization classified burnout as a syndrome resulting from chronic stress that leads to mental health problems. How does one recover?

Registered for classes? Here are six registration ‘horror stories’

Sophomore Zelda Tabe works on her schedule for spring semester before registration.
November 22, 2019
Many people have good stories when it comes to registration, and others have complicated ones. Here are six student registration horror stories that might just help you when it comes to registering for classes.

Beyond the diagnosis: How this Mercer student lives with Type 1 diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, which is 9.5% of the U.S. population.
November 21, 2019

In high school, Lauren Cheek, a current junior studying biology at Mercer, was a good student who was known for thriving in the classroom. She did her due diligence, got straight A’s and, as a senior,...

Mercer student becomes a lifestyle blogger

Ebonye Smith, second-year electrical engineering major and lifestyle blogger at Mercer University.
November 7, 2019
Meet Ebonye Smith: second-year electrical engineering major, golf player of 10 years, orange juice and dystopian novel addict and lifestyle blogger. And she’s only just getting started. 

The ultimate Mercer home game survival guide

The ultimate Mercer home game survival guide
October 14, 2019

There’s a dominant religion in the southern United States, and it’s not what you think. It’s college football. Saturdays are the most important Sabbath in the land from September to December,...

Sweet tea, humidity and culture shock: What it’s like to be an international student at Mercer

Sweet tea, humidity and culture shock: What it’s like to be an international student at Mercer
September 27, 2019
So why am I here? What is it like being that far from home? Or, as many like to ask: of all places, why are you in Macon?

One year, two countries: Bri Levin’s cultural exchange in Japan and Morocco

Photo provided by Bri Levin
September 25, 2019
Levin found that living in two countries for the year meant adjusting to two different cultures. Here's what she learned from a year abroad.

Mercer student starts Instagram business: JeweledbyAQ 

Alexis Quarcoo, Mahima Sultan and Nia Dean wear JeweledbyAQ pieces. Photo courtesy of Alexis Quarcoo
September 10, 2019
Alexis Quarcoo, a junior accounting and marketing major, launched her own jewelry business this year, complete with an ambassadorship program.
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