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New campus organization aims to create vegan community

New campus organization aims to create vegan community

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer

November 8, 2017


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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...

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


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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...

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


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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...

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


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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 ...

Mercer Innovation Center set to launch entrepreneurship program

Mercer Innovation Center set to launch entrepreneurship program

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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“The Mercer Innovation Center is working on developing programs to encourage entrepreneurship and connect students with real-life startups,” said director of the Mercer Innovation Center Stephanie Howard. “What better way than to connect over coffee, and have meaningful conversations about starting a business? We hope that programs like The Grind will inspire students to develop their ideas and explore possibilities.”

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Traffick Jam to host donor drive at Mercer v Georgia Tech baseball game

Traffick Jam to host donor drive at Mercer v Georgia Tech baseball game

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


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“[The Donor Drive] has not only funded our resources to teach high schoolers and market the organization, but it has given us the opportunity to raise money for the incoming Traffick Jam team to continue the legacy that we hope to leave in the community,” Lindsey Sherrod said

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Bearthon aims to raise $30k in funds for local children’s hospital

Bearthon aims to raise $30k in funds for local children’s hospital

Jayla Moody, Opinions and Lifestyle Editor

March 19, 2017


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“I’ve met so many passionate individuals this year who have heard about the cause and just want to give everything to it,” Chantha said.

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Greener Mercer aims to be an official organization at Mercer

Greener Mercer aims to be an official organization at Mercer

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016


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By becoming official, Greener Mercer will incorporate existing student organizations focused on the environment and continue recycling projects that are already taking place on campus.

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New feminist club and Mercer pro-life group to collaborate

New feminist club and Mercer pro-life group to collaborate

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

November 5, 2016


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Two Mercer University organizations established separately this year joined together in an unconventional collaboration. Mercer Students for Life and FORGE, which stands for “Fighting for Our Rights and Gender Equality,” represent contending sides of a larger national debate on reproductive rights. ...

Campus political organizations prepare for presidential election

Campus political organizations prepare for presidential election

Laurel Huster, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


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As the presidential election gets closer, both the Mercer Young Democrats and Mercer College Republicans are promoting their parties on Mercer’s campus. Both the student organizations have a greater opportunity to share their political views on campus since it’s a presidential election year. ...

Enactus aims to stimulate local business innovation

Enactus aims to stimulate local business innovation

Vanessa Alva, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


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Enactus is an international organization present in 36 countries where it’s active in more than 17,000 universities. Now, they’ve made their way to Mercer University. Enactus — “En-trepreneurial, Act-ion, and Us” — is a community service based organization that implements entrepreneur...

MU Miracle to hold kickoff, talk plans

MU Miracle to hold kickoff, talk plans

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2016


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Mercer’s very own dance charity organization, MU Miracle will be hosting its kickoff event Sept. 22 at Cruz Plaza from 6-8 p.m.  There, representatives will inform students on how they can help save a life by dancing this year. MU Miracle is a young group but has already made a great impact. Executiv...

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