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Mercer Housing looks to foster a sense of community along with continued growth

Mercer Housing looks to foster a sense of community along with continued growth

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With about 4,700 currently enrolled undergraduate students at Mercer University, on-campus housing is nearing a full capacity between the different residence halls and lofts. “We are full. We’re real full,” said Jeff Takac, the Director of Housing at Mercer University. “We’re probably 97 p...

Refuge in Music

Refuge in Music

Emily Rose Thorne, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Senior music major Sophie Leveille plans to implement an after-school music education program for refugee children who have been relocated to a community in rural northeast Georgia. Over the last year, Leveille became very interested in refugees’ rights following her International Affairs courses with...

‘Daring Dialogues’ starts controversial conversations among students

‘Daring Dialogues’ starts controversial conversations among students

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer

December 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Mercer University senior Catherine Crowe has a clear passion for activism. Last year, she held a strategic training session open to students entitled ‘Activism 101’. Crowe said she wanted to start a culture of activism on Mercer’s campus, and while a lot of students had passionate opinions...

Student research conducted for gender-neutral housing

Student research conducted for gender-neutral housing

Julianna Tollett, Contributing Writer

November 29, 2017


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Junior James Stair, chemistry and women and gender studies major, is the president of Mercer’s LGBTQ group, Common Ground. Stair is currently conducting research for his senior project. His research focuses on gender-neutral housing, the interest in this type of housing at Mercer and the effect...

SGA talks registration, resumes, and racism

SGA talks registration, resumes, and racism

Emily Rose Thorne, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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At the Senate meeting of Nov. 13, the Student Government Association heard from the Center for Career and Professional Development regarding Handshake, went through gallery reports and discussed the problems students faced while trying to register for classes as well as an alleged act of racism on cam...

Faculty-led ‘Real Talk’ series seeks to connect professors to students

Faculty-led ‘Real Talk’ series seeks to connect professors to students

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Every year, Mercer University’s Research that Reaches Out offices chooses a grand challenge theme. This past summer, when Emily Halstead heard that this year’s theme was personal well-being, an idea began to form. The idea she came up with: Real Talk. “Real Talk is a conversation series...

“It’s okay to be white” flyer found on campus

“It’s okay to be white” flyer found on campus

Thais Ackerman and Katie Atkinson

November 15, 2017


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A flyer reading "IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE" was found taped to a bulletin board outside of the Connell Student Center (CSC) on campus last Wednesday. Over the past month, signs like the one found at Mercer have been popping up on college campuses across the nation including at UC Berkeley, Harvard and Princ...

Growing pains: Mercer students share their opinions about parking on campus

Growing pains: Mercer students share their opinions about parking on campus

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The ability to find parking spaces on campus has been an issue for both commuters and on-campus residents at Mercer for many years, and these complaints have grown since the increase in the student population in the past five years. Many students have stated their frustration in finding a parking...

Native remains ‘back where they belong’ after reburial at Ocmulgee

Native remains ‘back where they belong’ after reburial at Ocmulgee

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under City, News, Showcase

For members of the Muscogee Creek Nation, the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon has been sacred ground for hundreds of years. But in the 1930’s, archeologists unearthed millions of objects from the Ocmulgee, including the remains of people who were buried at the site. Now, some of those people h...

SGA makes progress on adding 24/7 study space and a new parking deck, discusses reforming CLA general education requirements

SGA makes progress on adding 24/7 study space and a new parking deck, discusses reforming CLA general education requirements

Emily Rose Thorne, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government

Due to registration, the Nov. 6 senate meeting started at 7 instead of the usual meeting time of 6. However, this hour setback didn’t take away from anything on the agenda of the SGA senators. Chair of Fiscal Affairs Committee sophomore Adam Penland announced that there were four funding requests...

Rock out with fellow Bears at the annual Quadworks Battle of the Bands

Rock out with fellow Bears at the annual Quadworks Battle of the Bands

Julianna Tollett, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Mercer students will have the chance to rock out and listen to talented artists on Nov. 10 on Cruz Plaza during Mercer’s annual Battle of the Bands. Sophomore Kimberly Gessner, a committee member of Mercer Live, said in an email that Battle of the Bands will feature several artists on Mercer’s ca...

Family-owned boutique brings custom and quality items to downtown

Family-owned boutique brings custom and quality items to downtown

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer

November 8, 2017


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Daphne’s 525 boutique is nestled into the bustle of downtown Macon’s Cherry Street. Owned by husband and wife Aprill and Dennis Maxwell, the boutique moved to Cherry Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd earlier this year. “We wanted to be one of the landmarks of downtown,” Dennis said. He and ...

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