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New student organization advocates for accessibility on campus

Sarah Carter (left) and Ashley Pettway (right) are co-presidents of ABLE Mercer, a club dedicated to advocating and advising students with disabilities on Mercer's campus.

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

February 27, 2020

The organization hopes to get more involved with the disabled community in and around Mercer and get involved with the Access and Accommodations office to discuss issues students have been facing. 

Mercer’s Gaming Society to host fundraiser for local Macon children’s hospital

Provided by the Mercer Gaming Society

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

February 2, 2020

The gaming marathon will include activities like board games, poker, video games and roleplaying games, provided by participating organizations. 

Binary Bears win three first-place awards

The Binary Bears practice for their last competition of the fall semester.

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

November 23, 2019

The Binary Bears computer programming team had their first competition at the Small College Contest held at Auburn University Oct. 26. They placed second overall after Bob Jones University. 

New Mercer organization seeks to spark interfaith dialogue

BEARS club members participate in a weekly meeting.

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2019

Bears Engaged Across Religion aims to reach students with religious and nonreligious backgrounds to participate in an interfaith dialogue about faith traditions. 

Mercer freshman establishes new service club to help local students with learning differences

Aniya Watts founded The Buddy Bunch to help Mercer support special-needs students in the community. She was inspired by her sister, who lives with cerebral palsy.

Zaira Khan, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2019

A new service organization, The Buddy Bunch, is coming to Mercer’s campus with a goal to serve local students with developmental disabilities.

Novice division of Mercer debate team places first in national competition

Yasmeen Hill poses with her first place Novice Speaker award. Hill is the second African-American woman to win the award.

Jacob Lugenbeel, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2019

The Mercer University debate team had a strong showing at The National Parliamentary Debate Association’s championship, with the novice team sweeping the competition to earn a first-place win. The tournament was held March 14-17 at the University of Utah. Mercer’s team, comprised of both the novic...

Mercer club educates many about sex trafficking

The members of Traffick Jam, (from left to right) Alex Moreley, Elise Colquitt, Hannah Warren, Bradleigh Pierce, (in back) Tianna Ross and Jadon Murad.

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018

Traffick Jam, originally a requirement of the Community Service Learning class, is a program that advocates for the end of sex trafficking and educates others on the issue.   The organization was formed after several students from the course wanted to continue their efforts to end sex traffickin...

Mprov Comedy club aiming to create safe space to have fun

Devon Raffield (left) and Dakota Johnson (right) are the founders of the “Mprov Club.”

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2018

Devon Raffield and Dakota Johnson—both Junior engineering students—founded an improv comedy club on campus with one goal in mind: to have fun. “(The club is) supposed to be a place for anyone to be silly,” Raffield said. Improvisational comedy is a style of comedy where there is no script. The performer...

New organization to help Mercer go green

Tianna Ross, president of the new club on campus Greener Mercer.

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

A new organization called Greener Mercer hopes to educate students about being good stewards of the earth by being greener and cleaner. The club was created by Andrew Kelley from a former group called Students for Environmental Action, a group of passionate students working together on various pr...

New initiative to help disabled students navigate Mercer

Flyer provided by ABLE Mercer.

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

March 17, 2018

ABLE Mercer is an initiative to help disabled students navigate Mercer’s campus. The program aims to be a mentoring program between incoming freshmen and current Mercer students.     A week before the fall 2018 semester, the program will pair up a current Mercer student as a mentor with an inco...

A new club with an appreciation for Israeli culture comes to campus

Officers of the new Students Supporting Israel, Chloe Phillips, Shanna Mattson, Maria Ilyayeva and Jenna Bruck (from left to right) stand with a banner of the club’s logo.

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018

Mercer has a new student organization this semester called Students Supporting Israel. The club was started by Mercer junior Shanna Mattson, who also serves as the club president. “The purpose of it is to just have a space for students. It was started by students for students,” Mattson said. ...

New to Campus: The Mercer University Design Studio

New to Campus: The Mercer University Design Studio

Lisa Meskimen, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2018

Mercer University Design Studio is a new organization on campus with a goal to build upon students’ existing knowledge of graphic design and use that for design projects on campus and within the Macon community. The organization’s co-founder, Tyler King, is a freshman double majoring in marketing and...

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