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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...

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

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

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, Galleries, Showcase

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...

SGA wraps up a summer of preparations

SGA wraps up a summer of preparations

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer

August 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government

This year, Mercer’s Student Government Association will be led by President Olivia Buckner and Vice President Oge Onuh. The duo won with 63.6 percent (636) votes in the run-off against opponents Michael Smith and Catie Byrd. Over the summer, Buckner attended the Presidential Leadership Summit in Was...

Greek Life set for delayed recruitment with special guidelines

Greek Life set for delayed recruitment with special guidelines

Rose Scoggins, News Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Greek Life, News, Showcase

According to the Delayed Recruitment Guidelines and Policies, the purpose of delayed recruitment is to “create a safe, positive environment for incoming first-year students to acclimate to campus prior to affiliating with a Greek letter organization.” The delayed start times of recruitment for each Greek organization varies depending on which council the organization falls under. According to the guidelines and policies document, the chapters under the Panhellenic Council will have their week of recruitment activities Sept. 10-15. The Interfraternity Council recruitment will be Sept. 17-23. Both the National Panhellenic Council and the Multicultural Greek Council will hold activities Sept. 10 and will have no prior interest meetings.

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New event planned to kick-off the first weekend on campus

New event planned to kick-off the first weekend on campus

Rose Scoggins, News Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

“We are doing free food-funnel cakes, french fries, snow cones, pizza and popcorn, while it lasts,” said Carrie Ingoldsby, Director of Campus Life and Student Involvement. “[We will also have] inflatables and a few carnival games.”

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Mercer Innovation Center announces 2017-2018 Fellows

Mercer Innovation Center announces 2017-2018 Fellows

Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

There are some new entrepreneurs in town, and they’re working on everything from wallet tracking cards to a substitute for coffee. Stephanie Howard, deputy director of The Mercer Innovation Center, announced their second class of fellows on August 16. There are nine new businesses that will receive funding and support from the MIC, according to a release.

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Pre-Law Fraternity coming to Mercer’s campus

Pre-Law Fraternity coming to Mercer’s campus

Jayla Moody, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

“Mercer Law School has a chapter, so establishing a pre-law chapter here on the main campus will allow us to work together with the law school to share ideas and values,” said sophomore Bella Rama. “A pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta will also allow students who share the same interests to come together and get excited about our futures in the field of law.”

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What’s new in Macon this fall

What’s new in Macon this fall

Kat Heesh, Copy Editor

August 19, 2017


Filed under City, News, Showcase

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.

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Mercer welcomes its biggest class

Mercer welcomes its biggest class

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer

August 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The newest class of Mercerians has over 900 students, according to statistics provided by Academic and Advising Services.

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Mercer’s Summer in Review

Mercer’s Summer in Review

Elizabeth Tammi, Lead Writer

August 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Most of Mercer’s students left campus for the summer, so here’s all you need to know about what went down before the fall semester.

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Nathan Watson is along for the ride at Learn and Earn

Nathan Watson is along for the ride at Learn and Earn

Katie Atkinson, Managing Editor

August 14, 2017


Filed under City, News, Showcase

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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