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Mercer club educates many about sex trafficking

Mercer club educates many about sex trafficking

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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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

Mprov Comedy club aiming to create safe space to have fun

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2018


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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

New organization to help Mercer go green

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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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

New initiative to help disabled students navigate Mercer

Aliyah Dorsey, Staff Writer

March 17, 2018


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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

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

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


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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


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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...

Mercer seniors recognized for accomplishments at national debate competition

Mercer seniors recognized for accomplishments at national debate competition

Emily Rose Thorne, Lead Writer

February 14, 2018


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Mercer Seniors Kyle Bligen and Jaz Buckley were recognized for their debate skills at the Mile High Swing competition, an annual tournament for college debate teams nationwide. The competition was held Jan. 4-7 and was co-hosted by Texas Tech University and the University of Utah. The Mile High...

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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