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Bears in this club lend paws to animals in Middle Georgia

Bears in this club lend paws to animals in Middle Georgia

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2017


Filed under News, Organization Spotlight, Showcase

A relatively older club on campus has recently become very active. The Mercer Animal Rescue organization was founded several years ago, but was recently revived by fifth year senior Grace Witcher and sophomore Greer Weed. “[We decided to revive the club because of all] the stray animals around ca...

Local cultural center offers authentic African products

Local cultural center offers authentic African products

Kianna Lanier, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2017


Filed under Business, News, Showcase

Kirklyn Hodges, born and raised in Macon, worked most of his life in the construction business. After building knowledge on African culture while living in Atlanta, Hodges said he acquired the desire to educate the Macon community, specifically the youth, on his findings. “That’s something that this city is so d...

Campus leaders recognized by United Nations for their work with female empowerment club

Campus leaders recognized by United Nations for their work with female empowerment club

Emily Rose Thorne, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under News, Organization Spotlight, Showcase

Two Mercer students were recognized by the United Nations for their successes within a campus organization. Seniors Shelsea Chilumuna and Unnati Patel traveled to Washington, D.C. in September to participate in the United Nations’ 2017 Leadership Symposium. The U.N. invited them to attend upon review...

SGA approves Bear Grant for American Chemical Society, emphasizes further campus outreach including Pilgrimage to Penfield

SGA approves Bear Grant for American Chemical Society, emphasizes further campus outreach including Pilgrimage to Penfield

Emily Rose Thorne, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Student Government

During this week’s Senate meeting, SGA members discussed initiatives to engage with the student body and to hear their concerns as they plan for future improvements. Plans range from improving the Mercer mobile app to administering more intuitive surveys about dining services. Vice President Oge On...

Service Scholars plan week-long event to foster informed conversations about sex

Service Scholars plan week-long event to foster informed conversations about sex

Emily Rose Thorne, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under News

Pre-health students designed a week-long event titled “When We Talk About Sex, Let’s Be Honest” to combat uninformed or negative dialogue about sex on campus for their senior Service Scholars project. “We think that there really is no harm in talking about [sex],” said Natalie Wharton, a s...

Mercer pre-medical organization incorporates professional skills to prepare pre-health undergrads

Mercer pre-medical organization incorporates professional skills to prepare pre-health undergrads

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under News

Mercer University has a variety of campus organizations that cater to students on pre-health tracks. One of those organizations, Mercer Pre-Medical, more commonly known as MerPMed, uses relationships with other disciplines to prepare their members for multiple aspects of their future medical sch...

Students spend summer interning in South Africa

Students spend summer interning in South Africa

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

This past summer, fourteen students had the opportunity to spend the summer in Cape Town, South Africa interning at different organizations. “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity that has shown me how important it is to treat people like people and not [like they are] inferior because of their l...

Mercer to welcome a new Sociology and Criminal Justice club with a social justice focus

Mercer to welcome a new Sociology and Criminal Justice club with a social justice focus

Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under News, Organization Spotlight, Showcase

Having conversations on campus about social justice may become a little easier for students who are interested. The Sociology and Criminal Justice departments are in the process of starting a new student club, according to Assistant Professor of Sociology Laura Simon. “We really wanted to have a ...

Business Spotlight: Mary Pinson Designs

Business Spotlight: Mary Pinson Designs

Jaclyn Ramkissoon, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Business, News, Showcase

Mary Pinson has had her business, Mary Pinson Designs, for 15 years. Now she’s finally got a studio to call her own. Pinson is a floral designer, event planner and event designer. Her studio in downtown Macon opened on Sept. 7 and serves as the new workplace for her creativity. Before, she was ...

Macon Change: The Fuller Center for Housing works to improve Macon

Macon Change: The Fuller Center for Housing works to improve Macon

Drew Daws, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under City, News, Showcase

For the past six years, the Fuller Center for Housing of Macon has worked to promote positive change in low income areas near Mercer University. Dianne Fuller, the center’s executive director, hopes to improve the Napier Heights community, which includes parts of Pio Nono Avenue and homes near I-75...

Situation Room Transforms into Scare Room

Situation Room Transforms into Scare Room

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2017


Filed under News

Macon’s Situation Room will be transforming their entertainment experience this October. The Situation Room in Macon has decided they are going to do a twist on the classic spiel during this Halloween season. Instead of being simply a traditional escape room, for 13 days only they will turn into...

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