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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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Business Spotlight: CrossFit AOA

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


Filed under Business, Health and Wellness, Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

“When we’re young, we trade health for wealth. When we’re old, we trade wealth for health," Minter said.

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Stories with Mercer basketball’s Desmond Ringer: Inside the Den

Stories with Mercer basketball’s Desmond Ringer: Inside the Den

Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley

January 24, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Podcast, Showcase, Sports, Video

The Cluster's sports podcast, Inside the Den, is scheduled to record weekly on our Facebook Live. Hayes Rule and Justin Baxley host the show that will feature interviews with Mercer student athletes. Learn more about Mercer's athletes off the field/court by watching the podcast live each week and participating...

Help at home: A Bahamian student gives back

November 3, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase, Video

Emanuela Rendini and Avery Braxton speak with Jordan Mike about his upcoming plans to help victims of Hurricane Matthew in the Bahamas.

Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis

Athlete Spotlight: Kyle Lewis

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Video

The walkup music hits. Kyle Lewis steps into the batter's box as he readies himself for the first pitch. It’s the bottom of the ninth inning against ETSU. The game is tied 9-9. Lewis makes contact with ball. It soars through the air and over the wall. The Bears win in walk off fashion. The 6-foo...

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