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‘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


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

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...

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...

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...

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...

New campus organization aims to create vegan community

New campus organization aims to create vegan community

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Organization Spotlight

One of Mercer University’s newest approved organizations is the Mercer Vegan Club. Students Chelsea Mackay and Nishi Patel are the co-presidents and founders of the club, and they both lead a vegan lifestyle. “You try to eliminate causing harm to animals as much as practical and possible,” Mackay s...

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 ...

Growing pains: The state of Mercer’s on-campus parking

Growing pains: The state of Mercer’s on-campus parking

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The student population of Mercer University has increased in total enrollment by about 300 students in the past five years. An increase that brings more people - and their cars to campus. One of the biggest complaints about these increases has concerned parking. Mercer Police said they have issue...

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...

Mercer Public Art Coalition seeks to connect Macon and Mercer through art

Mercer Public Art Coalition seeks to connect Macon and Mercer through art

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

One of Mercer’s newest campus organizations brings together students from various artistic disciplines for the purpose of bringing more art into the Macon community. The Mercer Public Art Coalition was founded during the spring of 2017, and this fall, founding member Anna Stallings now serves as t...

Residence Life seeks student volunteers

Residence Life seeks student volunteers

Rose Scoggins, News Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Breaking, Campus, News, Showcase

Students have been asked to open up their dorm rooms to help international students from Florida. Jacksonville University has announced that their doors will be closed Sept. 8 through Sept. 12 due to Category 5 Hurricane Irma, according to the school’s website. The university said that t...

Carnival comes to campus [GALLERY]

Carnival comes to campus [GALLERY]

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Galleries, Multimedia, News, Showcase

The lines were long and the sun was hot, but the QuadWorks Carnival still attracted hundreds of Mercerians to the lot behind the baseball fields. QuadWorks was fully equipped with carnival staples like funnel cakes, bumper cars, rock climbing walls and even a rollercoaster. The QuadWorks Carniv...

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