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Mercer club educates many about sex trafficking

Mercer club educates many about sex trafficking

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Organization Spotlight

Traffick Jam, originally a requirement of the Community Service Learning class, is a program that advocates for the end of sex trafficking and educates others on the issue.   The organization was formed after several students from the course wanted to continue their efforts to end sex traffickin...

Cigarette mishap results in small fire

Cigarette mishap results in small fire

Rachel McBride, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A smoldering cigarette butt could have potentially caused a residence hall fire on Easter Sunday. Several Legacy Hall residents smelled smoke that turned out to be a burning flower bed behind their building. Mercer Police contained and extinguished the fire Freshman Daniel Lentz was on his way to e...

Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Showcase

Mercer students and Macon community members had varied reactions to the issues that arose during this year’s Bearstock, such as the cancellation of the outdoor portion. The daytime concert, which is free and open to the public, was previously scheduled for April 7 in Tattnall Square Park from 1 to...

Mentalist brings mind games to campus

Mentalist brings mind games to campus

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Galleries, News

Multiple gunshots fired near campus late last night

Multiple gunshots fired near campus late last night

Marianna Bacallao, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


Filed under News

Gunshots were fired at 1:45 a.m. last night near Adams Winship apartments.   Several students reported the incident to Mercer police, but did not receive an answer from campus police regarding the nature of the disturbance. Sophomore Justin Bloodworth said he heard somewhere from six to eight gunshots tota...

GoFundMe for Campus Cat Chrissy

GoFundMe for Campus Cat Chrissy

Julianna Tollett, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Mercerians may have spotted a particularly friendly cat walking around campus recently. He is an orange tabby and his name is Chrissy. The cat, who is a couple of months old, loves to roam around the Greek side of campus and is particularly fond of the Phi Mu house. Originally thought to be a female, Chrissy...

Mprov Comedy club aiming to create safe space to have fun

Mprov Comedy club aiming to create safe space to have fun

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under News, Organization Spotlight

Devon Raffield and Dakota Johnson—both Junior engineering students—founded an improv comedy club on campus with one goal in mind: to have fun. “(The club is) supposed to be a place for anyone to be silly,” Raffield said. Improvisational comedy is a style of comedy where there is no script. The performer...

The coolest Bear Day projects you’ve got to know about

The coolest Bear Day projects you’ve got to know about

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

On Bear Day, many students gave insightful and interesting presentations of research and projects they may have been working on all semester. There was a wide range of topics presented and plenty of hard work from students. Here is a list of five insightful Bear Day Presentations you might have missed and some ...

Campus-Wide Clothes Swap

Campus-Wide Clothes Swap

Julianna Tollett, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government

SGA’s External Relations Committee is working to organize a campus-wide clothing swap that will take place April 19 in Penfield Hall from 3-5 p.m. Rebecca Braun is a member of the committee that organized the event. She said that the committee decided to do a clothes swap because she was inspir...

Mercer Student Body was awarded United Way of Central Georgia Volunteer of the Year Award

Mercer Student Body was awarded United Way of Central Georgia Volunteer of the Year Award

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under News

The United Way of Central Georgia presented the entire Mercer student body with the Lt. Randy Parker Volunteer of the Year Award, and this is the first time the award has been given to a collective body. The volunteer award is designed to “recognize a volunteer or volunteers who are outstanding in ra...

Her Story: Sexual assault victims raise concerns over reporting process

Her Story: Sexual assault victims raise concerns over reporting process

Katie Atkinson and Summer Perritt

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors.   Two victims of sexual assault on Mercer University’s campus have raised concerns over the way their cases were handled....

What happens if you’re a victim of crime on campus?

What happens if you’re a victim of crime on campus?

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. The number of rape reports on the Mercer University campus increased steadily from 2014 to 2016, according to the university’...

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