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How this Mercer soccer player overcomes diabetes

How this Mercer soccer player overcomes diabetes

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2017


Filed under Galleries, Multimedia, Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Video

Prick. Test. Zip. Ally Fordham is ready to play a soccer game. Fordham plays for the Mercer University’s women’s soccer team, and she has Type I diabetes. “It was a bit of a shocker when it came to me,” Fordham said about when she first found out she was a diabetic. “Once I kind of got a gras...

Mercer Patienthood Internship Program offers medical students a unique experience from the patient’s viewpoint

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Video

While the idea for the program arose in fall of 2015, the Patienthood Internship Program was not founded until last year, and the program currently has 15 undergraduate pre-medical, pre-physician assistant and pre-nursing students enrolled. The program is meant to give undergraduate pre-medical students ...

Homecoming, senior day highlight big game versus Samford

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports, Video

After a week of rest Mercer Football will be back on the field in a crucial battle against #8/9 Samford this Saturday. The Bears had the benefit of a bye week to address nicks and bruises and eye the ball game with new life after Samford fell to 3-2 in conference play after a loss to Chattanooga at ...

Get spooky with this Skeleton makeup How-to

October 31, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Video

Have you been procrastinating on finding a costume for tonight? Have no fear -- we'll have you spooky in no time.   Products (in order of use): Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation Dewy and Smooth in shade 315 Soft Honey Maybelline Fit Me! Pressed Powder in shade 245 Medium Beige L’Oreal Brow St...

Seven points or less unlucky for Mercer

Seven points or less unlucky for Mercer

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Sports, Video

Mercer football’s loss last Saturday, as many do, came on the final possession of the game. ETSU’s Austin Herink threw the game winning touchdown 25 yards on the Bucs first possession during  overtime. The loss had an eerily familiar feel as it was Mercer’s second time leading by 10 points or mo...

“Legion of Chaos’” turnover focus pays off against Auburn

Avery Braxton, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Football, Multimedia, Sports, Video

Every Sunday, the Mercer Bears defense goes through a “turnover circuit.” It’s a drill where the defense works on takeaways and what happens afterwards. The drill translated well to the field last Saturday when the Bears forced five turnovers against the #15 ranked Auburn Tigers. The Bears lost 2...

Strawberry looks to win in his last year on the Mercer men’s basketball team

Jenna Eason, Editor in Chief

September 1, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Sports, Video

From the time he was 6 years old, Jordan Strawberry played basketball. Now, he’s a senior at Mercer and looking to graduate with a degree in criminal justice. “Everybody in my family—like my cousins, my uncles, my brother—they all played basketball, so I kind of just fell in love with the sport and just continued playing,” Strawberry said.

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How to get your waves on swim

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Multimedia, Video

Waves are a commitment, but after you acquire the results you want, you will fall in love with the process. Waves are professional and aesthetically pleasing, so anyone interested should definitely become a part of the “Swim Team.” Tryouts are coming soon.

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Mercer student writes children’s book about behavior disabilities

Mercer student writes children’s book about behavior disabilities

Kat Heesh, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

“I want these other students to realize that they're just like you,” Lewis said. “They just have a little bit more emotion.”

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