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Mercer and Macon communities respond to Bearstock 2018

6lack perfoms at Bearstock 2018.

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

April 24, 2018

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...

Mercer prepares to give Capricorn Records a revitalizing makeover

The Lofts at Capricorn's design is inspired by the musical history of Macon.

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018

There’s a culture and history surrounding Capricorn Records, and now there’s Lofts surrounding it too. But, on the inside of that worn building, a revitalization is being planned. In 2015, Mercer partnered with NewTown Macon to begin the transformation of the original Capricorn studio. The L...

Here are some volunteer opportunities this spring

Here are some volunteer opportunities this spring

Serena Golden, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2018

Although holiday volunteer opportunities are over, there are still many ways for Mercer students to donate their time to the Macon community this spring. MerServe Opportunities MerServe, Mercer University’s board for service-leadership, coordinates service opportunities for students along with t...

The Greater Macon religious community is hosting a discussion on immigration

The Greater Macon religious community is hosting a discussion on immigration

Jayla Moody, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 9, 2018

A group of local religious leaders and educators are hosting an interfaith discussion on immigration that is designed to attract people from all backgrounds, even those with no strong interest in politics. On Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m., students and community members can come to the President’s Dining Ro...

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

Amberly Proctor, the current Miss Muscogee Creek Nation, traveled to the Ocmulgee Indian Festival following the reburial of her ancestors.

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor

November 10, 2017

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...

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

A completed Fuller Center home in Napier Heights.

Drew Daws, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017

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...

Business Insight: Comics Plus

Business Insight: Comics Plus

Trevor Odom, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2017

The Avengers, Wonder Woman and Thor. All of these movies were first comics. You can find these and many more comic books at a comic book store in downtown Macon. Comic Plus, owned by Will Peavy, moved to downtown Macon this summer. The store, which was previously on Northside Drive, isn’t a typical ...

Ampersand Guild is on the move

Ampersand Guild is still moving into its new location.

Elliot James, Lead Writer

September 20, 2017

Ampersand, the local Macon artist guild and art gallery, is transitioning into a new location due to expansion. The new guild hall and art gallery will be located at 382 Cherry Street in Downtown Macon. The guild will be moving into the old Children’s Museum, which closed in 2014. On Aug. 30, Ampersa...

Mulberry Market helps students keep it fresh at their Back to School Bash [GALLERY]

Sofrito Fusion Food Truck visits Mulberry Market.

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

September 4, 2017

The Mulberry Market hosted a Back to School Bash on August 23 that was designed to showcase what the market has to offer. Students who found their way to Tattnall Square Park found face painting, live music and food trucks, in addition to the artisan goods and produce usually found at Mulberry Market. The...

What’s new in Macon this fall

The Buca di Beppo at the Shoppes at River Crossing closes.

Kat Heesh, Copy Editor

August 19, 2017

Macon has changed since students left campus in May. A few local restaurants have closed their doors while others have now made Macon their home.

Nathan Watson is along for the ride at Learn and Earn

Nathan Watson poses in front of a wall of bikes at the Learn and Earn Bike Shop in Macon.

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor

August 14, 2017

Bicycles hang from the walls of a tiny room at Strong Tower Church and a group of young boys moves to their work stations. They pick up wrenches and wait for instruction. These kids are part of Macon’s Learn and Earn bike program, where students are given a used bike and taught how to fix it up. After ten hours of repair work, they get to take their bike home. “I call it a free bike but, they've earned a bike. They are not just given a bike that they’ll go lose tomorrow,” Nathan Watson said. “They’ve got some sweat equity in it.  They really are earning the bikes and they know how to fix them after that too.”

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